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Judge issues gag order against Trump confidante

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/22/19, 12:17 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Thursday issued a strict gag order forbidding Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, from discussing his criminal case. Stone pleaded not guilty Jan. 29 to seven charges of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing a congressional investigation into collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Last week, he posted an image on his Instagram account of U.S.

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The power of the president’s pen

Politics | National emergency declaration renews executive overreach arguments
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/21/19, 06:33 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration has reignited a debate about presidential powers that is likely to go all the way up to the nation’s highest court.

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States join forces to fight Trump’s national emergency in court

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/19/19, 11:15 am

A coalition of 16 states has officially filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The lawsuit, filed Monday in San Francisco, argues that the president’s emergency declaration on Friday constituted an abuse of presidential power by circumventing Congress.

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