Trump adviser Roger Stone loses bid to delay sentencing hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, lost his bid to delay his sentencing, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Stone is due to be sentenced on Thursday after he was found guilty in November of seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. A lawyer for Stone on Tuesday argued that Thursday’s […]

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Former DOJ officials call on U.S. Attorney General Barr to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump. The former officials, who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, criticized Barr, the country’s top law enforcement officer, for overruling his own prosecutors in […]

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Barr: Won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone case; jurors appalled

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s attacks on prosecutors, the judge and jurors in the trial of a longtime adviser undermined the Justice Department’s work, adding he would not be “bullied” by anyone. In an ABC interview, Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement officer, said Trump’s criticism of those involved in […]

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After slamming prosecutors and judge, Trump turns ire on jurors in Stone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After chastising the prosecutors and judge in the trial of his longtime adviser Roger Stone, President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the jury that convicted the veteran Republican operative, raising further concerns about political interference in the U.S. judicial system. On Twitter, Trump referred to a Fox News story that accused some of the jurors in the […]

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How much money is Russia worth?

Putin’s banker discusses how US sanctions impacted Russia’s banks VTB Bank chairman and president Andrey Kostin explains why Russia has been unfairly sanctioned by the U.S. and says his country is making an effort to tackle climate change, but electric vehicles are expensive. Russia has a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of $1.64 trillion and purchasing power parity (PPP), or Russian […]

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Democrats demand probe of Trump role in Stone case; Republicans unmoved

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress on Wednesday brushed aside calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department after the agency asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone. The Justice Department’s decision to back off its sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years for the Republican operative sent shock waves […]

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