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Special counsel Robert Mueller (C) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Defense Lawyers On Mueller’s Probe

The Defense Lawyers On Mueller’s Probe

In the months since former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel to investigate Russian interference with the 2016 election, over a dozen former and current White House and Trump campaign aides have lawyered up. Some of the lawyers have even hired lawyers. Below, Big Law Business has compiled a round-up of the defense

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14:  Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door session at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Caputo resigned from being a Trump campaign communications advisor after appearing to celebrate the firing of former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Denying any contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign, Caputo did live in Moscow during the 1990s, served as an adviser to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and did pro-Putin public relations work for the Russian conglomerate Gazprom Media.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

For Trump Aides Caught in Russia Probe, Legal Bills and Paranoia

By Shannon Pettypiece, Bloomberg News Four months as a communications adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign have turned Michael Caputo’s life upside down. Since congressional investigators decided they wanted to interview Caputo as part of an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, he’s drained his children’s college fund to pay more than $30,000 in

Ty Cobb. Photo by Jerry Cleveland (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Ethics Expert on Ty Cobb’s Steakhouse Disclosures: He Blew It

When Ty Cobb joined President Trump’s legal team in July, Bloomberg News reported that he was “intended to be traffic cop, enforcer of discipline” on matters related to the ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. This week, some attorneys were left wondering if that discipline applies to professional ethics. On Sunday, a New

Lanny Breuer. Courtesy Photo.

Fighting Trump’s Policies is Personal for This Lawyer

Last week, lawyers from Covington joined the University of California in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on what the university called “nothing more than an unreasoned executive whim.” In an interview with Big Law Business, Covington vice chair Lanny Breuer said the case “goes

Robert S. Mueller, Director of the FBI testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Committee in Washington, DC, June 6, 2002. Photographer:  Dennis Brack/ Bloomberg News.

DOJ’s Weissmann Joining Mueller’s Russia Investigation Team, Sources Say

By Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg News Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is bolstering his team of investigators probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, adding a top Justice Department official overseeing active investigations into corporate fraud and foreign bribery, according to people familiar with the matter. The official, Andrew Weissmann, is the most senior government

Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, left, listens while Senator Dianne Feinstein, a democrat from California and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Comey Firing Could Wake a Constitutional Wolf

Two senators are seeking to force the Trump Administration’s hand on appointing an independent prosecutor to investigate possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 election. Former FBI Director James B. Comey had been leading the criminal investigation into those links, despite longstanding calls from Democrats to appoint an independent counsel. Comey’s abrupt

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What Happens to Trump-Russia Probe After Comey: QuickTake Q&A

By Laurence Arnold and Todd Shields, Bloomberg News At the moment, the criminal probe into Russia’s  meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has all the stability of the Steinbrenner-era Yankees. With the U.S. attorney general self-sidelined, and the FBI director freshly fired, a makeshift lineup of law-enforcement officials now oversees an inquiry that has implications for

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks along side his daughter Ivanka Trump while holding a video conference to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts in April. Photographer: Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Should Hire His Own Lawyers to Defend Emoluments Suit (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. By Bruce A. Green, Fordham Law School If President Trump manages to convince Mexico to pay to build a wall at our border, one might complain that this is bad foreign relations