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Michael Cohen back in federal custody after being released to home confinement over COVID-19 concerns
ABC News BY: AARON KATERSKY, ERIC AVRAM, and IVAN PEREIRA (NEW YORK) -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was taken back into federal custody Thursday in what his attorney said was a surprise decision that felt like "the rug had been pulled out from underneath" his client.Cohen was released in May from federal custody to his Manhattan home on "furlough," according to the Bureau of Prisons, after the Department of Justice released him and other prisoners from federal detention facilities due to coronavirus concerns.Cohen, 53, was in Manhattan federal court Thursday to arrange the conditions of his...
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SCOTUS rules against Trump on financial records subpoenas
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- In a history-making decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled President Donald Trump cannot claim "absolute immunity" from criminal investigation while in office and may need to comply with a New York grand jury subpoena seeking his personal financial records.The decision is a major legal defeat for Trump, although it remains highly unlikely the public will see the president's tax returns or financial records before Election Day. If the records are turned over in the grand jury probe, by law they must remain secret.Chief Justice John...
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Supreme Court blocks House Dem subpoenas for Trump financial records
YinYang/iStock By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked subpoenas from congressional Democrats for President Donald Trump's personal and business financial records but kept open the possibility that they could ultimately be enforced.Chief Justice John Roberts, in a 7-2 opinion, reversed a lower court decision upholding four congressional subpoenas for the records, saying that it failed to adequately account for "weighty concerns regarding the separation of powers."Roberts returned the case to lower courts for a reexamination of the subpoenas in light of those concerns. He did not rule out the possibility that the House subpoenas...
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