Judge Asked to Keep Mueller Grand Jury Evidence Secret

The Justice Department urged a federal judge Tuesday not to look to the history books in deciding whether to hand over secret material from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee, saying the court in 1974 was wrong to release grand jury evidence during Watergate.

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Trump Sought Australia’s Help on Russia Probe Origins

President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that shadowed his administration for more than two years, the Justice Department said Monday.

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Defense Takes Over in Trial of DC Power Attorney With Manafort Ties

Attorneys for high-profile Washington – and Paul Manafort-tied – lawyer Greg Craig told a federal judge Tuesday that a close look at the federal statute requiring U.S. citizens to register as foreign agents for certain work done outside the United States reveals the ex-Skadden Arps lawyer had no obligation to tell the full truth to the Justice Department.

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Investigator Hints at Subterfuge by Manafort Ukraine Team Member

The top Justice Department official tasked with tracking foreign agents testified Monday that Greg Craig, former Obama White House counsel who went on to work with Paul Manafort in Ukraine, failed to disclose contact with U.S. journalists – obstructing her ability to determine if he worked on behalf of the Ukrainian government. 

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Witness Says Ex-Obama Counsel Reached Deal on Ukraine Work

Nearly seven years ago to the day, former White House counsel Greg Craig agreed in a meeting with future Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to communicate with journalists on behalf of the Ukrainian government, according to testimony Monday in Craig’s criminal trial.

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