Surveillance

The Ninth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing of unlawful search and discrimination claims brought by three Muslim residents of California who alleged the FBI used an informant to infiltrate several Los Angeles and Orange County mosques to “conduct a covert surveillance program that gathered information about Muslims based solely on their religious identity.”

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Mueller Defends Russia Probe, Says Stone Remains a Felon

Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so” despite the president’s decision to commute his prison sentence.

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Retired Judge Says Flynn’s Guilty Plea Must Stand

The retired judge appointed by the court to oppose the government in its bid to dismiss the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed his argument Wednesday, staunchly defying what he called “highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the president.”

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Retired Judge Assigned to Oppose Dismissal of Charges Against Flynn

In the latest twist in the prosecution of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the federal judge overseeing the case has teed up a retired judge to argue against the abrupt move by the Justice Department to drop the prosecution.

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