Shortly after her election in November, New York Attorney General Letitia James vowed to "use every area of the law" to probe President Donald Trump, his family and associates, and his business. As the chief legal officer in a state with that provides her with sweeping investigatory and prosecutorial powers, she can keep that promise. With special counsel Robert Mueller's probe now complete, others' investigations, including the New York attorney general's, are continuing. James recently subpoenaed Trump's banks, seeking information about the Trump Organization and the president's finances. Though Trump has dismissed these efforts as "presidential harassment" and tweeted that James, a Democrat, "openly campaigned on a GET TRUMP agenda," several former New York attorneys general and legal experts say the president could have plenty to fear. "There's broad power — there's no question," Oliver Koppell, a Democrat who served as New York attorney general in 1994, told NBC News of the … [Read more...] about NY’s attorney general is one of the most powerful in the nation. That should worry Trump.
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David Klepper and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press Updated 5:09 pm PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Russian state television stations have jumped at what they perceive as a relatively mild sentence handed to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying it is proof that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations have failed to prove Trump's collusion with Russia. less FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Russian state television stations have ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about Double jeopardy? New York law could trump a pardon backstop
Eric Tucker and Chad Day Associated Press Published 7:01 PM EDT Mar 13, 2019 Washington – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president’s power to pardon. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort’s pleas for leniency and rebuked him for misleading the U.S. government about his lucrative foreign lobbying work and for encouraging witnesses to lie on his behalf. “It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved” in the crimes, Jackson told Manafort, 69, who sat stone-faced in a wheelchair he has used because of gout. She added three-and-a-half years on top of the nearly four-year sentence Manafort received last week in a separate case in Virginia, though … [Read more...] about Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh New York charges
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Firm That Sold Social Media Bots Settles With New York Attorney General Supported by ByNicholas Confessore Jan. 30, 2019 Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, announced a settlement on Wednesday with Devumi, a company that sold hundreds of millions of fake followers on Twitter and other social media platforms before going out of business last year. The settlement is one of the first major efforts by regulators and law enforcement officials to investigate the shadowy market of social media fraud, where armies of fake accounts are sold to businesses, politicians and celebrities seeking the appearance of influence. Ms. James’s investigation was prompted last year by a New York Times report that detailed how Devumi — then based in Florida — had earned millions of dollars … [Read more...] about Firm That Sold Social Media Bots Settles With New York Attorney General
Sonam Sheth, provided by Published 3:58 pm CST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Associated Press/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani's recent spate of attacks against Michael Cohen ahead of his congressional testimony prompted Justice Department veterans to suggest they may face legal exposure for attempted witness tampering. Cohen announced that he had indefinitely postponed his congressional testimony in the wake of "ongoing threats" against his family from Trump and Giuliani. Both men suggested that if Cohen testifies before Congress, prosecutors should investigate his father-in-law. One criminal law expert told INSIDER that their comments represent "a classic form of obstruction of justice and typically the FBI, and the Justice Department, takes that very seriously. If Trump were a private citizen, instead of in office, he would already be indicted for what he has said about Cohen." Another Justice Department veteran told INSIDER that their comments may … [Read more...] about DOJ veterans say Trump and Giuliani’s recent attacks against Cohen could rise to the level of criminal conduct