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The U.S. Government Issues Superseding Indictment Against Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei

A grand jury in the Eastern District of New York handed down a superseding indictment aginst Huawei Technologies on Thursday. The China-based telecom giant had previously been charged in January 2019 for theft of trade secrets, attempted theft of trade secrets, wire fraud and obstruction of justice regarding the company's alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile.

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Security Assistance to Mexico

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade will hold a hearing on U.S. security assistance to Mexico at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Hugo Rodriguez, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs; Richard Glenn, the deputy assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs; and Barbara Feinstein, the deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The Russia Connection

Prosecutors Amend Roger Stone Sentencing Recommendation

Federal prosecutors amended their prior sentencing memorandum which recommended that Roger Stone receive a sentence of seven to nine years in prison related to his actions related to the investigations into the 2016 presidential election. Stone was convicted on charges that included witness tampering and lying to Congress.

The Russia Connection

Federal Prosecutors Recommend Sentencing Roger Stone to Seven to Nine Years

Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum recommending that Roger Stone—longtime Trump associate—deserves a sentence of seven to nine years for making false statements to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to obtain information from WikiLeaks about the hacked Democratic emails leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The filing notes that this recommendation is “consistent with the applicable advisory Guidelines.” Stone’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

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Document: Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Third Volume of Russian Election Interference Report

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released the third volume of its report on Russian election interference, examining the government response to Russian activities. The committee's full report can be found here and below.

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Justice Department Claims Subpoenas for Trump’s Tax Returns are Unconstitutional

The Justice Department argued in an amicus brief before the Supreme Court that four subpoenas by congressional committees for President Trump’s financial records are unconstitutional, on the grounds that the committees did not make a “heightened showing, both of a legitimate legislative purpose for the subpoenas and of the need for the information sought.” The filing also accuses the committees of using their investigatory powers to harass the president and distract him from his con

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