New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired a shot across the bow at federal immigration authorities on Wednesday, threatening legal action to curtail aggressive tactics by agents that he says have infringed on immigrants’ constitutional rights and for allegedly targeting immigrant advocates.
Previous rulings required the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accept applications for renewal of benefits under the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) while litigation is pending. U.S. District Judge John Bates of Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday that the government must also accept new applications, though he postponed his ruling for 90 days, report the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Postand Politico.
Bates said in his opinion that he was postponing his order to allow the Justice Department “an opportunity to better explain” its decision to wind down the program.
Alleging a massive international conspiracy, the Democratic National Committee filed suit in Manhattan federal court Friday against members of the campaign of President Donald Trump, WikiLeaks, and the Russian government for the hacks of the DNC’s computers by Russian agents in support of Trump’s bid for the presidency.
The 66-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York pulls together a master narrative of the various strands made public since the DNC’s computers were hacked in 2015 and 2016 ahead of the presidential election.
WASHINGTON — President Trump spoke in intimate and candid terms to the former F.B.I. director James Comey about some of the most sensitive matters before the agency, including the salacious dossier detailing Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia and the investigation into Michael T. Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser, according to Mr. Comey’s closely guarded memos.
The redacted and declassified memos — running 15 pages in total, and sent to Congress from the Justice Department on Thursday night — detail a series of phone calls and encounters between the two men in the months leading up to Mr. Comey’s firing. They offer an extraordinary look at the private interactions among leaders at the highest levels of government.
- Former FBI director James Comey’s memos have been released to Congress (businessinsider.com)
- Kellyanne Conway Admits Comey Won Election For Trump (crooksandliars.com)
- Ex-FBI chief Comey: Trump ran White House like a ‘mob boss’ (rappler.com)
Lawyer John Barrett and his colleagues are having a hard time getting their message across when they call to deliver the news, the Wall Street Journal reports. The clients are hanging up before the lawyers or a paralegal can explain, or they are hanging up in disbelief after hearing the figures.