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U.S. judge scolds Trump ex-adviser Stone and bans social media posts

16 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media, describing him as behaving like a schoolchild unable to follow simple orders, after prosecutors accused him of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case on Instagram.

Trial begins with high stakes for U.S.-Turkey ties, ex-Trump adviser Flynn

16 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON In a court case that could further strain American relations with Turkey and weigh on the sentencing of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, a criminal trial began on Monday involving a former Iranian-American business partner of Flynn.

Lawmakers seek scientific review of plan to tightly regulate all fentanyl copycats

12 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have urged the Trump administration to conduct a scientific review of a Justice Department-backed bill to classify all illicit chemical knockoffs of the potent painkiller fentanyl in the same legal category as heroin.

Lawmakers seek scientific review of plan to tightly regulate all fentanyl copycats

11 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON, July 11 Lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have urged the Trump administration to conduct a scientific review of a Justice Department-backed bill to classify all illicit chemical knockoffs of the potent painkiller fentanyl in the same legal category as heroin.

Trump's labour chief Acosta defends Epstein plea deal, calling him 'a sexual predator'

11 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a controversial non-prosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has now been charged with sex trafficking in underage girls. | Video

Judge's order on government lawyer shake-up adds hurdle for Trump in U.S. Census dispute

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON A judge in New York on Tuesday denied the U.S. Department of Justice's request to shake up the legal team that was handling cases on the 2020 Census, adding another hurdle to the Trump administration's bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the survey.

U.S. reverses plans to call Flynn as witness in upcoming Virginia trial

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors have cancelled plans to call President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as witness in a trial involving Flynn's former business partner - an abrupt change that raises questions about Flynn's cooperation with the government and its impact on his sentencing.

UPDATE 2-Judge's order on government lawyer shake-up adds hurdle for Trump in U.S. Census dispute

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON, July 9 A judge in New York on Tuesday denied the U.S. Department of Justice's request to shake up the legal team that was handling cases on the 2020 Census, adding another hurdle to the Trump administration's bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the survey.

U.S. judge denies Justice Dept. request to shake up legal team in census case

09 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday denied an effort by the U.S. Justice Department to shake up the legal team of civil division attorneys that have long handled the 2020 census-related cases.

Trump administration drug officials clash over how to combat fentanyl copycats

09 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Trump administration officials are divided over part of a proposal to crack down on illicit versions of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic painkiller that U.S. President Donald Trump targeted in declaring a national opioid abuse emergency.

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