Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the U.S. District of New York has dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against the Trump campaign, President Trump and other associates and high-level members of his campaign, Wikileaks, the Russian government, and others associated with Russian election interference efforts. The ruling is available here and below.
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The good news is that national security bipartisanship in Congress lives. The bad news is that the only place it lives is in the pages of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian election interference.
The House Judiciary Committee has filed an application with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requesting the release of grand jury material redacted from the Mueller report, along with additional related grand jury material concerning President Trump and former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
The former special counsel’s testimony is not ultimately important for any bombshells or revelations but for initiating the long-belated creation of an Article I record of the president’s conduct.
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On July 1, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in United States of America v. Concord Management & Consulting LLC (related to the Internet Research Agency case) limiting public statements about the case in the future. The court ruled that, because the Mueller Report released to the public information about the case not included in the original Internet Research Agency indictment, the government violated Local Criminal Rule 57.7(b).
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has unsealed a number of documents relating to the government's decision not to call Michael Flynn as a witness in the trial of Bijan Rafiekian and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, but instead to designate him as a co-conspirator.