US pastor held in Turkey prepared to go to European court: lawyer

A US pastor under house arrest in Turkey is prepared take his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unless the Turkish judiciary sets him free, his lawyer told Al Jazeera. The case against Andrew Brunson, who is being held on terrorism charges, has triggered a full-blown diplomatic dispute between Washington and Ankara with…

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Michael Cohen has information ‘of interest’ to Mueller: lawyer

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for US President Donald Trump who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations, may have “information that would be of interest” to the special counsel’s office investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to his lawyer.  In a series of interviews with US television outlets on…

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Trump Defends Son’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Updated Aug. 5, 2018 4:29 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Trump acknowledged Sunday that a meeting his son held with a Russian government lawyer in June 2016 was an attempt “to get information on” Democrat Hillary Clinton but defended the encounter as “totally legal.” Mr. Trump and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. , have repeatedly denied…

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Michael Cohen retains former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis

Lanny Davis, counsel to former President Bill Clinton, told the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman Thursday that he has been retained by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to help defend him against federal prosecutors in their investigation into alleged violations of election law and possible crimes related to his business dealings. Davis said in a…

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Two Agree to Plea Deals in Oakland Concert Fire That Killed 36, Lawyer Says

OAKLAND, Calif.—A tentative plea deal has been reached for two defendants in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016, lawyers said on Friday. Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris expect the two men to formally agree to plea deals on Tuesday. Tyler Smith and…

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