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White House lawyer in Trump trial is both defender and key witness to events

21 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON While arguing President Donald Trump's case at this week's Senate trial, White House counsel Pat Cipollone also is defending his own role in a legal strategy that helped lead to Trump's impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress.

Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal in legal, political defence

21 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal. | Video

Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

18 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz. | Video

Trump administration moves toward blocking more sales to Huawei: sources

14 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. government is nearing publication of a rule that would vastly expand its powers to block shipments of foreign-made goods to China's Huawei, as it seeks to squeeze the blacklisted telecoms company, two sources said.

Ex-Trump aide Manafort's fraud case in New York dismissed

18 Dec 2019

NEW YORK Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, on Wednesday won the dismissal of New York state fraud charges, in a defeat for the Manhattan district attorney's efforts to hold him accountable even if pardoned by Trump. | Video

Giuliani associate paid $1 million by indicted Ukrainian oligarch's lawyer - prosecutor

17 Dec 2019

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors said in court on Tuesday that Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, received a $1 million (£779,423.23) payment from a lawyer for Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz says met Trump amid impeachment battle

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Lawyer Alan Dershowitz said on Thursday he had met President Donald Trump at the White House amid reports that Trump is considering adding him to his legal team to fight an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court as last chance to keep his finances secret

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep his financial records out of the hands of a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government.

Nunes, top intelligence panel Republican, had frequent contact with Giuliani, call records show

04 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, often spoke to Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, as Giuliani peddled unproven allegations at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry, a congressional report said on Tuesday. | Video

Nunes, top intelligence panel Republican, had frequent contact with Giuliani, call records show

04 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, often spoke to Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, as Giuliani peddled unproven allegations at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

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