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Trump And Hope Hicks Spoke With Michael Cohen Right Before He Organized Hush Money For Stormy Daniels

“I and members of the Trump Organization were directed by Mr. Trump to handle the Stormy Daniels’ matter, including making the hush money payment,” Cohen told BuzzFeed News from prison.

Anthony Cormier • One day ago

A Judge Has Banned Roger Stone From Posting Anything On Instagram, Facebook, Or Twitter

The judge found that Stone violated her previous order limiting what he could say publicly about his case.

Zoe Tillman • 3 days ago

Trump Has Backed Down On Adding A Citizenship Question To The 2020 Census

Trump said he would direct federal agencies to provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department — a plan Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had rejected in favor of adding the question.

Zoe Tillman • 8 days ago

The Trump Administration’s Bid To Swap Lawyers In The Census Cases Is Not Going Well

Federal judges in California, Maryland, and New York rejected DOJ’s first attempt at switching lawyers, saying the government didn’t submit enough information about the late change.

Zoe Tillman • 9 days ago

Trump Can't Be Sued By DC And Maryland Over His Hotel, A Federal Appeals Court Ruled

The 4th Circuit questioned whether the lawsuit filed by DC and Maryland against Trump was "an appropriate use of the courts."

Zoe Tillman • 9 days ago

Trump Can't Block People On Twitter He Disagrees With, A Federal Appeals Court Ruled

Because Donald Trump uses his Twitter account for official purposes and creates a "public forum," he can't exclude people based on their views, the 2nd Circuit ruled.

Zoe Tillman • 10 days ago

Trump Is Bringing In New Lawyers On The Citizenship Question Case And No One Knows What's Happening

In a surprising move, lawyers from the Justice Department's Consumer Protection Branch are taking over the census litigation from a DOJ team that specializes in cases against agencies.

Zoe Tillman • 11 days ago

The Trump Administration Said It Wouldn't Put A Citizenship Question On The Census, And Then Trump Blew It Up With A Tweet

One day after saying the 2020 Census would go ahead without a citizenship question, Trump tweeted Wednesday they were "absolutely moving forward" with it. The Justice Department told a judge they had been "instructed" to find a way to include it.

Zoe Tillman • 16 days ago

A Federal Judge Has Blocked Ohio’s 6-Week Abortion Ban

Ohio is one of several states to pass strict abortion bans in the past few months.

Ema O'Connor • 16 days ago

The Trump Administration Will Not Put A Citizenship Question On The 2020 Census

The Justice Department alerted groups that sued over the plan to add a citizenship question that the administration would print the forms without it.

Zoe Tillman • 17 days ago

House Democrats Are Suing To Get Trump's Tax Returns

The House Ways and Means Committee filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department, which has refused to turn over the president's returns.

Zoe Tillman • 17 days ago

The Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Trump announced in 2017 he’d wind down the program, which has provided temporary protection against deportation for more than 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants.

Zoe Tillman • 21 days ago

The Supreme Court Ruled The Trump Administration Cannot Put A Citizenship Question On The 2020 Census — For Now

Immigrant and civil rights groups warned that a citizenship question would scare off immigrant communities from participating in the decennial count.

Zoe Tillman • 22 days ago

The Supreme Court Said Federal Courts Can’t Decide Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the 5–4 majority, and argued that while “excessive partisanship” in drawing voter maps can lead “to results that reasonably seem unjust,” it’s not up to the courts to fix it.

Zoe Tillman • 22 days ago

Trump’s Judicial Nominees Are Finally Saying Brown V. Board Of Education Was Right After At Least One Republican Senator Complained

Staff for Republican Sen. Tim Scott complained to Senate leadership about judicial nominees' refusal to say Brown v. Board of Education was rightly decided, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Zoe Tillman • 28 days ago

Prosecutors Have Accused Roger Stone Of Violating A Judge’s Gag Order By Instagramming About His Case

The government alerted the judge to recent posts by Stone on Instagram and Facebook, arguing they violate the court’s order that he not comment on his case.

Zoe Tillman • 29 days ago

The Trump Administration Can’t Block Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions, A Federal Appeals Court Ruled

“We cannot accept the suggestion that minors in ORR custody should be compelled to carry pregnancies to term against their wishes ... so that others will be deterred from desiring to come here.”

Zoe Tillman • One month ago

A Federal Watchdog Says Kellyanne Conway Broke The Law And Should Be Fired

The Office of Special Counsel found that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits officials from using their position to engage in political activity.

Zoe Tillman • One month ago

The FBI Lost Track Of 62 Foreign Cooperators In The US, According To An Inspector General Report

The inspector general's office warned of the risks of not knowing the location of individuals “who may have criminal backgrounds or involvement in disreputable activities.”

Zoe Tillman • One month ago

Trump Invoked Executive Privilege To Block Democrats From Getting Documents About The Census Citizenship Question

It’s the second time the president has invoked executive privilege in the face of subpoenas from House Democrats.

Zoe Tillman • One month ago