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Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference in the White House on Sept. 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

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NEW YORK — A court-appointed special master will review the contents of Rudy Giuliani’s electronic devices, against the former mayor’s wishes, a judge ruled Friday. Giuliani, who worked as President Donald Trump’s attorney, asked that the 18 devices seized by the FBI on April 28 be returned so he could review them for attorney-client privilege. Washington lawyer Victoria Toensing, whose cell phone was also seized by the feds, joined Giuliani’s long-shot argument. “Giuliani and Toensing contend that their status as lawyers, including Giuliani’s status as a lawyer to the former President, makes ...

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Attorney General Merrick Garland

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

The Department of Justice had the kind of pro-police reform week that doesn't happen every year. In a seven-day period, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, an overhaul on how to handle law enforcement oversight deals, and a promise to make sure the Justice Department wasn't funding agencies that engage in racial discrimination.

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FBI Director Faces Sharp New Scrutiny Over Kavanaugh Probe

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

When then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford — a psychology professor at Palo Alto University — in 2018, the FBI conducted an investigation. But Kavanaugh's critics argued that the investigation should have been much more comprehensive in light of the fact that then-President Donald Trump had nominated him for a lifetime appointment on the highest judicial body in the United States. FBI Director Christopher Wray's handling of that investigation, according to Guardian reporter Stephanie Kirchgaessner, continues to be scrutinized three years later.

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