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BuzzFeed's report suggested President Donald Trump told his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie before Congress, a claim Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office challenged on Friday. (Getty)

Mueller Disputes BuzzFeed Report Trump Told Cohen To Lie

In a rare public statement on Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office challenged a BuzzFeed News report suggesting President Donald Trump had directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Russia-related matters.

  • Trump Sticks To Wall Demand, But Offers DACA, TPS Extension

    President Donald Trump on Saturday proposed to end the federal government shutdown by temporarily extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and Temporary Protected Status for some 300,000 noncitizens in exchange for more than $6 billion in border security funding.

  • Qualcomm Exec Says Google, FTC Deal Was Royalties Model

    A Qualcomm executive took the stand Friday during a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's allegations the company's "no license, no chips" practice violates antitrust laws, testifying that it modeled its standard-essential patent process after Google's 2013 consent decree with the FTC.

  • Skadden's Deal With DOJ Comes With Woes For Greg Craig

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP called its $4.6 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice “closure” after failing to register its lobbying work for the Ukrainian government, yet experts say the settlement actually exposes serious legal risks faced by ex-partner Greg Craig and potentially others.

  • Skadden Began Ukraine Work With Caution, Ended It In Lies

    Emails released by the U.S. Department of Justice show how Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP lawyers slowly abandoned caution toward a foreign lobbying law and began openly lying to federal investigators during their engagement with the Ukrainian government from 2012 to 2013.

  • Justices Won't Hear Arguments In Citizenship Question Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear oral arguments over evidentiary disputes in a case related to the Trump administration's inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, according to a Friday docket entry.

  • Avenatti Slammed For 'Tactical' DQ Bid In Fee Fight

    Lawyers attempting to collect on a bankruptcy court judgment against attorney and Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti told a California federal court that Avenatti’s bid to disqualify them from the $10 million suit is a delay tactic that would allow him to move assets around while the case is pending.

  • Jury Says Bombardier Didn't Infringe Jaguar 'Defender' TM

    A Michigan federal jury on Friday rejected Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s claims that the Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. off-road vehicle named the Can-Am Defender infringed the British automaker’s trademark for the Land Rover Defender.

  • 9th Circ. Upholds Calif. Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    A Ninth Circuit panel on Friday rejected a bid by a group of trade and energy organizations to sink California's low carbon fuel standard, saying their claims weren't different enough from those in prior challenges — which also failed — to warrant a different outcome.

  • For Skadden's Brand, Ukraine Scandal A Shot Across The Bow

    Skadden’s unregistered lobbying work for the Ukrainian government has cost the law firm $4.6 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, but could the debacle cost the firm even more in reputational damage?

  • Fed. Circ. To Remain Open During Shutdown

    The Federal Circuit said in an order published on Friday that it would remain open during the partial government shutdown, with all deadlines remaining in place and all oral arguments proceeding as scheduled, as the federal courts brace themselves to run out of available funds within the coming days.

  • Final IRS Pass-Through Deduction Rules Snub Team Owners

    The Internal Revenue Service rejected pleas from the Major League Baseball commissioner and others to allow sports franchise owners to qualify for a new 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses, under final regulations released Friday.

  • PG&E Equipment Caused Calif. Wildfires, Judge Finds

    A California federal judge has tentatively found that Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s equipment's vulnerability to falling tree limbs has been "the single most recurring cause" of the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires to which the company has been linked.