Three well-dressed young men sat nervously across the boardroom table from Lord Alan Sugar, billionaire founder of the Amstrad electronics company. They’d made a hash of their assigned task: selling burgers on the street in London’s Brixton neighborhood.
Bob Van Voris
President Donald Trump struck out again with his third try at a travel ban, as federal judges temporarily blocked it from taking effect nationwide on Wednesday.
America’s founding fathers probably didn’t envision Donald Trump. They did, however, think to include a sentence in the U.S. Constitution that could curb the activities of a businessman-president. Trump’s decision to keep his stakes in his global business, the Trump Organization, raised the question of whether he is continually violating what’s known as the "emoluments clause." Critics of the president have filed lawsuits pressing the case. And he’s not the only Trump raising emoluments question
President Donald Trump asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by two attorneys general accusing him of profiting from his office, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Preet Bharara debuted his podcast, "Stay Tuned with Preet," by detailing how President Donald Trump fired him in March despite earlier asking him to stay on as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.
Three public interest groups are seeking to force the Trump administration to account for its failure to turn over records of presidential visitors at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, one of the groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in a statement Wednesday.
Anthony Weiner should serve 21 to 27 months in prison, rather than the probation sought by the disgraced former congressman and New York mayoral candidate, U.S. prosecutors said.
Fox News asked a judge to throw out a defamation suit tied to the network’s discredited story connecting a murdered Democratic staffer to the leak of party emails during last year’s presidential campaign.
Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and New York mayoral candidate whose career and personal life were wrecked in a series of sexting scandals, blamed a “deep sickness” combined with the “profit-seeking curiosity” of his 15-year-old victim for his legal troubles, as he asked a judge for leniency when he’s sentenced later this month.
A Guinea-born former Wall Street banker was sentenced to seven years in prison for laundering $8.5 million in bribes that he took while a government minister in the West African country.
On May 10, a wealthy Republican donor and a Fox News reporter allegedly called a private investigator to discuss a potentially explosive story about an unsolved murder.
President Donald Trump scored a partial win when the U.S. Supreme Court approved implementation of a narrowed version of his travel ban on refugees for 120 days and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments on the ban, which was blocked by lower courts, as soon as October. In the meantime, it allowed the administration to enforce the prohibition against foreigners who lack a "bona fide" relationship with the U.S. The high court on Jul
Donald Trump Jr. was tantalized by an offer of Russian government documents that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But the Russian he met days later had been shopping around information that was hardly a bombshell.
President Donald Trump says his travel restrictions are aimed at keeping the U.S. safe from radical Islamic terrorism, while critics accuse him of imposing a Muslim ban. Whatever the short-term executive order accomplishes, following multiple revisions and months of court challenges, its impact on immigration policy and practices will be felt for years to come. Some winners and losers in this new regime are obvious, but there may also be some surprises.
President Donald Trump scored a partial win when the U.S. Supreme Court approved implementation of a narrowed version of his travel ban on refugees for 120 days and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments on the ban, which was blocked by lower courts, as soon as October. In the meantime, it allowed the administration to enforce the prohibition against foreigners who lack a "bona fide" relationship with the U.S. Then in a defeat for
President Donald Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban was partially revived by a June 26 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court, as soon as October, will consider appeals of rulings by two lower appeals courts based in San Francisco and Richmond, Virginia, that had stopped the ban. The ban bars residents of six mostly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. The Supreme Court allowed it to take effect except for individuals who have a connection t
Ivanka Trump must answer questions in a lawsuit over whether her company ripped off a rival’s shoe design, as a judge rejected her claim that she’s too busy as a “high-ranking government official” in the White House to sit for a deposition.
Ivanka Trump is trying to get out of answering questions in a lawsuit claiming her company ripped off the shoe design of a rival.
For the second time in two weeks, a witness who could have plenty to say about U.S. President Donald Trump is getting ready to testify before the Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump or his associates were involved. And for the second time, the presidential prerogative known as executive privilege looms over the proceedings. Trump didn’t try to assert that privilege to prevent former FBI director James Comey from testifying. But Atto
President Donald Trump ’s continued financial stake in his global business empire violates the U.S. Constitution’s limits on profiting from his office, Maryland and the District of Columbia said in a federal lawsuit.
George Washington did it, so Donald Trump can, too.
Improper? Definitely. Illegal? Probably not.
U.S. President Donald Trump would have faced legal and political risks had he tried to block former FBI director James Comey from testifying before the Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump or his associates were involved. Would the law have allowed Trump to use executive privilege -- a presidential prerogative that has evolved over time -- to muzzle Comey? Trump’s own words and actions might have undermined his case. And does Trump w
He’s not a criminal defense lawyer. He’s not attuned to the ways of Washington. And he’s not from a white-shoe law firm.
Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, capping a staggering downfall for the former Congressman and New York mayoral candidate and resolving a case that played a major role in the final days of the 2016 presidential election.
Impeachment talk is in the air in Washington. That doesn’t mean lawmakers are going to act, and they almost certainly won’t act soon. But reports that President Donald Trump asked FBI director James Comey to halt an investigation, before firing him, have led some legal scholars and former prosecutors to argue that Trump’s actions are reaching impeachment-level. The Republicans who control Congress, and even most Democrats, aren’t yet ready to proclaim that Trump committed the "high crimes and mi
One question is now gripping much of the U.S.: Did President Donald Trump commit a crime in his first month in the Oval Office?
A public watchdog group that sued President Donald Trump in January added additional allegations and plaintiffs to bolster its claims that his business dealings violate the Constitution.
A group led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to get access to Secret Service logs of visits to the White House and President Donald Trump’s other occasional residences, the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and Trump Tower in New York City.
President Donald Trump is moving his travel ban fight to Virginia.
President Donald Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban was temporarily blocked by judges in Maryland and Hawaii March 15, just hours before it was to take effect. The judge in Hawaii two weeks later extended the halt until a decision is made on a permanent injunction or a higher court overturns his ruling. Trump’s second directive, issued March 6, was intended to fix legal problems with his Jan. 27 order that tried to close U.S. borders to refugees and citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries.
Donald Trump’s administration will soon appeal a court ruling that blocked a revised travel ban, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said. But the appeal might carry risks as Trump’s own words could come back to haunt him in court.
A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday halted President Trump’s revised travel ban hours before it was scheduled to take effect. Reaction to the ruling was swift.
First in Hawaii, then Maryland -- a pair of judges halted President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban before it could be enforced, slamming it for discriminating against Muslims and handing the administration another setback on a core campaign issue.
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on immigration March 6, rather than continue fighting court challenges to his Jan. 27 order closing U.S. borders to refugees and citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He had said the new order would be tailored to address the objections of the judges who barred enforcement of the original one. The revised order affects fewer people and so narrows the pool of litigants who can challenge it in court. Still, it will almost certainly face cont
On the day that President Donald Trump unveiled a revised and less restrictive travel ban, immigration advocates across the country began preparing a second round of legal challenges to what some described as a watered-down version of the original.
Whether President Donald Trump’s ban against travelers from seven Muslim majority countries is saved by revision or scrapped by the courts, he’ll still have a vast legal arsenal at his disposal for limiting immigration into the U.S. and deporting millions of undocumented people.
President Donald Trump plans to sign a new executive order on immigration, perhaps this week, rather than continue fighting court challenges to his Jan. 27 order closing U.S. borders to refugees and citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. The new order, he said, will be tailored to address the objections of the judges who barred enforcement of the original one.
A federal appeals court unanimously refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, issuing a sharp rebuke in a ruling likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Battles raging from the halls of Congress to street rallies nationwide are challenging President Donald Trump’s vision of America with partisan sound bites and snarky signs. But the strongest revolt may be less raucous, though no less pointed: lawsuits by pro bono lawyers, advocacy groups and state attorneys general.
America’s founding fathers probably didn’t envision Donald Trump. They did, however, think to include a sentence in the U.S. Constitution that today strikes some critics as an appropriate check on the businessman-president. Chatter about the provision, known as the "emoluments clause," has intensified following Trump’s inauguration, his decision to keep his stakes in the Trump Organization, and a lawsuit by a government watchdog group. The first challenge may be determining what, exactly, the cl
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on immigration March 6, rather than continue fighting court challenges to his Jan. 27 order closing U.S. borders to refugees and citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He had said the new order would be tailored to address the objections of the judges who barred enforcement of the original one. The revised order affects fewer people and so narrows the pool of plaintiffs who can challenge it in court. Still, it faces a new round of litigatio
In assembling a team to navigate potential ethical conflicts, the Trump Organization picked one lawyer who helped defend Trump University and another who helps raise "dark money" for Republican candidates.
Did President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration ban Muslims from the country on the basis of their religion? That will be a central question when federal judges dig more deeply into the constitutionality of the order, signed on Jan. 27. If the answer is yes, it appears vulnerable to a First Amendment challenge.
Two judges temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing parts of his order to halt immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries, after a day in which students, refugees and dual citizens were stuck overseas or detained and some businesses warned employees from those countries not to risk leaving the U.S.
President Donald Trump’s administration said it would allow two Iraqis detained at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to enter the U.S., as it defended its handling of an order signed Friday that suspended refugee resettlements and barred entry to immigrants from seven Middle East nations.
A federal judge in New York Monday said he’ll release the FBI’s warrant and application that enabled the agency to search for e-mails linked to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a laptop computer used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner.
For two years, stock traders and the attorneys who represent them said insider-trading law was a muddle, with no one knowing exactly what was or wasn’t legal. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it had “easily” settled the question.
Governor Chris Christie and the state Legislature acted legally in suspending cost-of-living adjustments on pensions for retired public workers, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled, preventing a multibillion-dollar hit to a budget already facing a shortfall.
Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed China for an economic assault on American jobs and wealth. On Thursday, he became the undeniable owner of the trumpbeijing.com domain name.
He claims he never gets sued. These 204 cases show who sues Trump, who Trump sues, and why
A businessman caught in a money-laundering sting helped the U.S. prosecute a foreign business -- and now he’s seeking $22.2 million from the government as a reward.
The court declines to rule on whether the practice violates the U.S Constitution.