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Documents: Justice Department and Judiciary Committee Spar Over Whitaker Testimony

On Jan. 22, Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Jerrold Nadler sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker thanking him for agreeing to testify before the committee and providing a list of questions the committee planned to ask that might implicate executive privilege. Rep.

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Document: Skadden Settlement Agreement with Department of Justice

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers annouced that the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has entered into a settlement with the Department of Justice regarding its liability for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), specifically concerning its work for the government of Ukraine, which was commissioned in part by Paul Manafort.

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Document: U.S. Charges Chinese Government Hackers for Economic Espionage

On Thursday, the Justice Department announced charges against two Chinese nationals it alleges are connected with the China-based hacking group known by the government as Advanced Persistent Threat 10 (APT10). The charges are related to an alleged persistent campaign of cybertheft of technology and personal data. The indictment is available here and below. Video of the Justice Department press conference is also available below.

 

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Documents: Senate Intelligence Committee Publishes Two Reports on Internet Research Agency

On Monday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made public two reports on the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the organization that the Special Counsel's Office charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The full reports can be read at these links and below. 

 

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Document: U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and Special Counsel's Office File Michael Cohen Sentencing Memo

Today, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York filed its sentencing memo in the Michael Cohen case. The sentencing memo from SDNY is available here and the memo from the special counsel's office is available here. Both are below: 

Memo from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York: 

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Document: Judge Denies Russian Company's Motion to Throw Out Mueller Charge

On Nov. 15, Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion by Concord Management and Concord Consulting LLC to dismiss charges filed in February by the special counsel under 18 U.S.C. §371, conspiracy to defraud the United States.  The ruling is available below.

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