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Donald Trump's lawyers reviewed Mueller report before its public release, AG Barr says

Donald Trump's lawyers reviewed Mueller report before its public release, AG Barr saysAttorney General William Barr confirmed President Trump's attorneys requested and were allowed to view a redacted version before the report's release.



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Ex-White House Lawyer Greg Craig Expects Indictment, Lawyers Say

Ex-White House Lawyer Greg Craig Expects Indictment, Lawyers Say“This case was thoroughly investigated” by the office of the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, William Taylor and William Murphy, Craig’s lawyers, said in a joint statement. “That office decided not to pursue charges against Mr. Craig.



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Elon Musk's lawyers say tweet did not violate court order

Elon Musk's lawyers say tweet did not violate court orderFinancial regulators said a tweet about Tesla’s production volume violated a September fraud settlementElon Musk tweeted a claim that Tesla would produce around 500,000 cars in 2019. Photograph: Aly Song/ReutersThe Tesla Inc chief executive, Elon Musk, shot back against the US financial regulator on Monday, arguing in a filing that a recent tweet about the electric vehicle maker’s production volume did not violate the court’s judgment and there is no basis to initiate contempt proceedings against him.Musk tweeted on 19 February to his more than 24 million followers that the electric vehicle-maker would produce about 500,000 cars in 2019. That tweet, the SEC argued, violated a September fraud settlement barring Musk from sharing material information about Tesla on social media without the company’s pre-approval. The SEC asked a federal court in Manhattan to hold Musk in contempt shortly after.But Musk’s lawyers argued on Monday that the tweet complied with the company’s communication policy for senior executives and that the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s request that Musk be held in civil contempt is incorrect on the facts and on the law.Tesla published a new communications policy in December for senior executives as part of the settlement. It called for Tesla’s general counsel and a newly designated in-house securities law attorney to pre-approve any written statements about Tesla that could be material.Tesla conceded last month that Musk’s tweet was not pre-approved. But the tweet Musk fired off after the markets closed merely restated prior disclosures on electric car production volumes, the lawyers wrote on Monday, did not disclose material information and did not alter the mix of data available to investors.The settlement between Musk, Tesla and the SEC resolved an SEC lawsuit over claims Musk had made on Twitter last year that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at $ 420 per share. As part of that settlement, Musk stepped down as the company’s chairman and he and Tesla agreed to pay $ 20m each in fines.Musk had called the regulator the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission” on Twitter after the settlement. One day after the agency started pursuing the contempt order, he tweeted that “something is broken with SEC oversight.” Renewed PressureThe renewed public battle between Tesla’s chief executive and the top US securities regulator adds pressure on Musk amid larger financial woes.Tesla on Monday reversed a recent decision to close all its stores and move to an online-only sales model, in order to cut the price of its Model 3 sedan by 6%.The company said it would await the results of a further review on the usefulness of physical locations, and the discount on the original price of the car be “about 3%”.Legal experts have said the SEC could now pursue multiple avenues, including a higher fine, imposing further restrictions on Musk’s activities or removing him from Tesla’s board or helm.



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Musk's lawyers say tweet complied with SEC fraud settlement

Musk's lawyers say tweet complied with SEC fraud settlementDETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk should not be found in contempt of court because he has complied with the terms of a securities fraud settlement, his attorneys wrote in documents filed Monday night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.



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The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):



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Top US officials considered removing Trump using 25th amendment, FBI lawyers confirm

Top US officials considered removing Trump using 25th amendment, FBI lawyers confirmAn explosive claim that senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department discussed forcing Donald Trump out of office has been backed by two more witnesses in secret Congressional hearings. Former acting head of the FBI Andrew McCabe revealed earlier this week there had been conversations at the top echelons of the government about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Mr Trump after he fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.



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Maybe Giuliani's Right: Trump Lawyers May Not Know of Collusion

Maybe Giuliani's Right: Trump Lawyers May Not Know of CollusionIt may explain the always voluble Giuliani’s comment in a CNN interview on Wednesday night that “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or people in the campaign.” Instead, he said he knows only that “there is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you can commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack” the Democratic National Committee. By Thursday morning, the former New York mayor was saying his comments were being misinterpreted.



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Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defenseMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession and said they're not sure he can get a fair trial in the state.



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The Latest: Lawyers: Treat client fairly in Jayme Closs case

The Latest: Lawyers: Treat client fairly in Jayme Closs caseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager found alive three months after she disappeared following her parents' deaths (all times local):



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‘Putin’s Chef’ Lawyer’s Tactics Called ‘Unprofessional’ by Judge

‘Putin’s Chef’ Lawyer’s Tactics Called ‘Unprofessional’ by Judge“It’s unprofessional, inappropriate and ineffective,” Judge Dabney Friedrich told defense lawyer Eric Dubelier during a Washington federal court hearing on Monday. Dubelier’s client is Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a company run by Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, a man sometimes referred to as “Putin’s chef” because Vladimir Putin had hosted dinners in his restaurants.



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