Uncle Sam Should Put Consumers First in Its AT&T Appeal

Antitrust officials from the U.S. Justice Department say the judge that ruled in favor of AT&T Inc.’s takeover of Time Warner ignored economic theory and common sense. But what the judge needed from them was something more concrete.  On Monday, the government’s attorneys filed their opening brief to appeal U.S District Judge Richard Leon’s June decision,…

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Muellers Manafort Case Just Got Stronger, Former Prosecutors Say

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller strengthened his case against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with new charges filed Friday. He also stoked intrigue by adding a new name to his indictment against Manafort — a longtime Manafort associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The…

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Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyers Records: Cohen Update

Donald Trump’s personal attorney, a federal judge in New York delayed a decision on whether to appoint an impartial “special master” to conduct the review. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said that federal authorities who seized documents from the lawyer, Michael Cohen, would provide copies to Cohen’s team. A lawyer…

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Manafort Suspected of Serving as Back Channel to Russia, DOJ Says

Prosecutors defend Mueller’s actions in pursuing Manafort Judge weighing whether Mueller exceeded his authority Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge. The disclosure…

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Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trumps Moscow Nights

President denied overnight Miss Universe stay, Comey memos say Jet landed on a Friday, left pre-dawn Sunday after pageant Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in…

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