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Washington Post:
Judge rules Trump lawyer Corcoran must testify, people familiar say  —  Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled there were grounds for a “crime-fraud exception” to attorney-client privilege, the people said  —  A federal judge has at least partially granted a request …
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Judge Rules Trump Lawyer Must Testify in Documents Inquiry  —  The ruling found that the government had met the threshold for the crime-fraud exception, which allows prosecutors to get around attorney-client privilege if they believe a crime has been committed.
Jonathan Dienst / NBC News:
Law enforcement agencies are prepping for a possible Trump indictment as early as next week  —  Local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies are preparing for the possibility that former president Donald Trump could be indicted as early as next week, according to five senior officials familiar with the preparations.
TMZ.com:
‘The Wire’ Star Lance Reddick Dead at 60  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 67.7K … Lance Reddick, famous for his work on HBO's “The Wire” and the “John Wick” movie franchise has died ... TMZ has learned.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Lance's body was discovered at his Studio City home Friday morning around 9:30 AM.
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New York Times:
Lance Reddick, Star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick,’ Dies at 60  —  He also branched out into video games, notably Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel, and the Destiny franchise.  —  Lance Reddick, a prolific actor who gained fame playing a police commander on the Baltimore crime drama “The Wire” …
Associated Press:
ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine war crimes  —  The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine.
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Claire Parker / Washington Post:
ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin over war crimes in Ukraine  —  Judges from the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued on Friday the court's first arrest warrants related to the war in Ukraine, for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia's commissioner for children's rights.
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
'You think I'm crazy?'  Florida GOP sweats Trump vs. DeSantis  —  Most of Congress' Sunshine State Republicans have a line ready if you ask whether they prefer Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis: “The next president will be from Florida.”  —  Ask them who that president will be, though, and you rarely get a firm answer.
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Semafor:
The 2024 right-wing influencer primary heats up
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Washington Post:
Two gifts to Trump family from foreign nations are missing, report says  —  More than 100 gifts worth nearly $300,000 were not properly reported to the government, a new report finds.  —  Federal officials cannot find two gifts received by President Donald Trump and his family from foreign nations …
Stuart Kyle Duncan / Wall Street Journal:
My Struggle Session at Stanford Law School  —  A dean voices pride that students are being taught to stage tantrums rather than make a reasoned case.  —  Stanford Law School's website touts its “collegial culture” in which “collaboration and the open exchange of ideas are essential to life and learning.”
Discussion: National Review
Molly Crane-Newman / New York Daily News:
Trump won't refuse to surrender if indicted in NYC, lawyer says: 'There won't be a standoff at Mar-a-Lago'  —  Former President Donald Trump will not refuse to surrender if the Manhattan district attorney criminally indicts him, his lawyer told the Daily News Friday.
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Justine McDaniel / Washington Post:   House GOP failed to tell Capitol Police about giving Jan. 6 footage to Carlson, top lawyer says
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden sues laptop repair shop owner, citing invasion of privacy  —  The lawsuit, a counter-move against John Paul Mac Isaac, escalates the legal battle surrounding the president's son at a sensitive moment.  —  Hunter Biden has filed a sweeping countersuit against the computer repair shop owner …
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Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden jokes he's ‘really not Irish’ because he's sober, doesn't have relatives ‘in jail’  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden told a series of cringe-worthy jokes about his Irish ancestry to mark St. Patrick's Day, cracking that he's surprised his distant Irish relatives aren't “in jail” …
Bloomberg:
NATO Edges Closer to Expansion as Turkey Backs Finland's Bid  —  Turkey and Hungary both signaled they plan to ratify Finland's entry into NATO, bringing the military alliance a step closer to welcoming its 31st member as the ripples from Russia's invasion of Ukraine spread across the European security landscape.
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Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump-commissioned report undercut his claims of dead and double voters  —  A report buried by the former president's campaign and obtained by The Post did not back up his claims of fraud and did not provide evidence to overturn the 2020 election  —  When Donald Trump called Georgia Secretary …
Richard Hall / The Independent:
Former Guantanamo prisoner: Ron DeSantis watched me being tortured  —  Mansoor Adayfi says the brutal force-feeding methods employed on Guantanamo prisoners like him amounted to torture.  He tells Richard Hall that Ron DeSantis watched it happen  —  A former detainee of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp …
Discussion: Raw Story
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump Media executives worried over murky $8m loans, emails reveal  —  Exclusive: financing with suspected Russian ties came at a critical time as company was running out of cash after a planned merger  —  Top executives at Donald Trump's social media company started to become concerned …
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Associated Press:
Derek Chauvin, ex-officer convicted of killing George Floyd, pleads guilty to federal tax evasion  —  Disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty to tax evasion in Minnesota on Friday admitting he hid tens of thousands of dollars from the state.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Jan. 6 rioter who was accused of urging the mob to steal police guns scheduled to be sentenced  —  WASHINGTON — Samuel Lazar, a Donald Trump supporter and Jan. 6 rioter who was accused of urging his fellow rioters to steal officer's guns and assaulting officers with pepper spray …
Benjamin Mueller / New York Times:
New Data Links Pandemic's Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market  —  Genetic samples from the market were recently uploaded to an international database and then removed after scientists asked China about them.  —  An international team of virus experts said on Thursday that they had found genetic data …
New York Times:
Justice Dept. Investigating TikTok's Owner Over Possible Spying on Journalists  —  The inquiry appears to be tied to an admission by the app's owner, ByteDance, that employees had inappropriately obtained Americans' data.  The company said it had fired the workers involved.
Reuters:
Slovakia sends MIG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine - PM  —  Slovakia on Friday became the second of Ukraine's allies to provide MIG-29 fighter jets which Kyiv believes are crucial to repel Russia's year-long invasion.  —  Slovakia joined Poland, which announced its delivery of the planes on Thursday.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The Ousted Reporter Was Right to Call Out Ron DeSantis' Propaganda  —  Reporters have been brawling with public relations flacks since the late 1800s when railroads and other corporations established press bureaus to wrangle their relationships with the media.  These face-offs can be as light and collegial as a garden party.
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Holding Senior Bank Executives Accountable  —  This week, we took decisive action to stabilize the banking system without putting taxpayer dollars at risk.  That action was necessary to protect jobs and small businesses, and no losses will be borne by the taxpayers.
Reid Wilson / Pluribus News:
Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State resigns  —  La Follette was first elected in 1974.  —  Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette (D) resigned on Friday, marking an unexpected end to one of the longest-tenured careers in American politics.  —  La Follette, 82, has served …
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Florida bill would ban young girls from discussing periods in school  —  As Florida Republicans are introducing and advancing a wave of bills on gender and diversity that are likely to be signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), one GOP lawmaker acknowledged this week that his proposed sexual health bill …
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press:
Regulators monitor tritium leak at Minnesota nuclear plant  —  Minnesota regulators said Thursday they're monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant, and the company said there's no danger to the public.
The Bulwark:
How the ‘No Labels’ Gambit Could Wreck the 2024 Election  —  The group says it doesn't want its (as-yet-unchosen) third-party candidate to be a spoiler—but it also doesn't say who all its funders are.  —  Those politics watchers—including most journalists—who are envisioning …
Discussion: Deseret News
 
 
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