Manafort’s plea does not implicate the president—but it’s really bad news for him.
Mikhaila Fogel is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. She previously worked as a legislative correspondent for national security and foreign affairs issues in the Office of Sen. Susan Collins. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where she majored in British history and literature and minored in government and Arabic.
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Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller has filed his brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging Special Counsel Robert Mueller's authority to subpoena him. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a contempt order against Miller in August 2018 for his refusal to comply with the subpoena, which Miller is now appealing. The brief is available in full below.
Andrew Miller Brief Challenging Special Counsel's Authority
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Attorneys for Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 others in a vehicular terrorist attack in New York City last Halloween, have petitioned the government to preclude the death penalty again their client or appoint an independent prosecutor to decide whether the death penalty should be pursued.
Three different batches of documents relating to the Supreme Court nominee’s time in the Bush White House caused conflict on the first day of confirmation proceedings.
The defense team for George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with L'Affaire Russe last October, has released a sentencing memo ahead of Papadopoulos's sentencing hearing on Sept. 7. His attorneys describe Papadopoulos as an eager and curious "young energy policy guru" who was "out of his depth" when dealing with the Trump campaign and individuals linked to the Russian government. The sentencing memo can be read in full below.
Longtime Washington political operative W. Samuel Patten was charged on Friday for failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal under 22 U.S.C. §§612 and 618(a)(1). The Justice Department alleges that between 2014 and 2018, Patten acted on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group. The case was reportedly referred to the Justice Department National Security Division by the special counsel's office.