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OLD Trump docs probe: Tensions flare over special master process

The parallel “special master” process spawned by the FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate has slowed the Justice Department's criminal investigation and exposed simmering tensions between department prosecutors and lawyers for the former president.The probe into the presence of top-secret government information at Mar-a-Lago continues. But barbed comments in the past week's court filings have laid bare deep disagreements related to the special master's work And the filings have made clear that a process the Trump team initially sought has not been playing to the president's advantage.A look at where things stand:WHO IS THE SPECIAL MASTER AND WHAT...
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Trump news – live: Trump pleads for political donations from Mar-A-Lago as Florida in ruins

A court filing by Donald Trump’s legal team has revealed that the former president hoarded some 200,000 pages of federal documents upon leaving office, spread between the 11,000 documents already mentioned following the search of Mar-a-Lago.In the filing, which contains Mr Trump’s objections to an accelerated review schedule laid out by special master US District Judge Raymond Dearie, his lawyers argue that an early October deadline for scanning and reviewing the documents is unrealistic because they cannot be processed quickly enough.The former president’s team also claims that Judge Dearie is overstepping his authority by asking them to confirm the...
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Billionaire Putin Crony Charged With Violating Election Meddling Sanctions

The Justice Department has charged billionaire Oleg Deripaska with violating sanctions imposed on him and other allies of Vladimir Putin in 2018 for Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Authorities say Deripaska used three women — who are listed as co-defendants on the indictment, which was unsealed Thursday — to “utilize U.S. financial institutions to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of services for his benefit in the United States,” according to a DOJ press release. “Despite his cozy ties with the Kremlin and his vast wealth acquired through ties to a corrupt regime, Deripaska did all he could...

Ex-Army Doctor Accused Of Trying To Leak Military Health Records To Russia

The Department of Justice announced it is charging a former Army doctor and his wife for trying to leak military health records to the Russian government. Jamie Lee Henry and his wife, Dr. Anna Gabrielian, were both charged with conspiracy and for the disclosure of individually identifiable health information. Prosecutors...

How to implement the climate law? Go on hiring spree.

Federal agencies are posting “helped wanted” signs as the Biden administration tries to quickly hire thousands of people to implement the new climate law. The Department of Energy will need hundreds of new employees, many in its loan office. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, meanwhile, says the IRS plans to hire 5,000 people. And EPA has to staff up the new national green bank.