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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:38 PM

White House Weighing Plan To Weaken Special Prosecutor's Investigation

REUTERS
MAY 19, 2017 7:55 PM
By Julia Edwards Ainsley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ... Within hours of Mueller's appointment on Wednesday, the White House began reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts newly hired government lawyers from investigating their prior law firmís clients for one year after their hiring ...

An executive order signed by Trump in January extended that period to two years.

Mueller's former law firm, WilmerHale, represents Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who met with a Russian bank executive in December, and the president's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is a subject of a federal investigation.

Legal experts said the ethics rule can be waived by the Justice Department, which appointed Mueller. He did not represent Kushner or Manafort directly at his former law firm ...


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/reuters-trump-mueller

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NanceGreggs May 2017 #1

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Sat May 20, 2017, 12:54 AM

1. In other words ...

... White House now scared shitless.

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