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Supreme Court sets arguments on Trump taxes, financial records in cases that could yield major rulings

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it has scheduled oral argument on March 31 for three cases involving access to President Donald Trump’s financial documents. His lawyers are challenging lower court orders, now on hold, that require his banks and accountants to turn over financial records to U.S. House committees and a …

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CAPITOL RECAP: In plea deal, former state senator agrees to cooperate with ongoing investigations

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval entered a plea deal Tuesday, Jan. 28, in which he admitted to receiving more than $250,000 in bribes over a three-year period and filing a false tax return.In exchange for his plea, Sandoval agreed to cooperate with federal investigators in other ongoing investigations and …

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Ludlow Couple Joanne Murray and James Murray Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Six Year Bid-Rigging Scheme • STL.News

(STL.News) – A Ludlow couple was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for a six-year bid-rigging and kickback scheme. Joanne Murray, 54, and James Murray, 53, both of Ludlow, were each sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  In February 2019, …

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Bolton Drops a New Bomb on Republican Attempts to Block His Testimony – Mother Jones

Yuri Oreshkin/ZUMA As the Senate appears increasingly likely to block John Bolton and other witnesses from testifying in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, a new report suggests Trump was directly pushing for Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden much earlier than previously known. From the New York Times, which has been something of …

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Charities steered $65M to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family – Examiner Online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the White House. The Pennsylvania Avenue box appears to be the sole physical location of the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group, a for-profit …

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Members lining up to get their priorities into infrastructure bill

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