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White House Counsel Hires 17 New Attorneys In Preparation For Defense Of President Trump’s Executive Privilege

Counsel at the White House is adding to it’s legal team to, in the hopes of preventing President Trump’s confidential discussions with top advisers from being disclosed to House Democratic investigators. The strategy to assert the president’s executive privilege is being developed under new White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who has also hired 17 lawyers in recent weeks to help in this effort. ...Read more

President Trump Heads To U.S. Border With Mexico To Argue For Wall

President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, in the hopes of boosting  his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats halted over his demands for funding. Trump walked out of his meeting with congressional leaders, as efforts to end the partial government shutdown fell apart. The White House meeting in the Situation Room ended after just 14 minutes, where Democrats claim they asked Trump to re-open the government but that he told them if he did they wouldn’t give him money for the wall.  ...Read more

Sex-Trafficking Victim Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager of killing a man while she said she was a sex trafficking victim, was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.  Haslam said the decision comes after careful consideration of “what is a tragic and complex case.”  Said Haslam in a statement: “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.” ...Read more