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Jury Acquits Trump Adviser Tom Barrack in Lobbying Trial

Tom Barrack outside the Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday November 2.John Minchillo/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Tom Barrack, a fund manager and adviser to former President Donald Trump, was acquitted Friday of charges that he acted as an unregistered agent of the United…

Steve Bannon Was Just Sentenced to Four Months in Prison

Former President Donald Steve Bannon in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 4.Curtis Means/DailyMail/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.On Friday, Steve Bannon, the former Trump advisor, was sentenced to four months in federal prison for two counts of contempt of Congress. The sentence,…

Prosecutors Seek 6-Month Sentence For Bannon

Steve Bannon outside of Manhattan State Supreme Court in New York, US, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. John Nacion/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The Justice Department wants Steve Bannon imprisoned for six months and fined $200,000 for contempt of Congress, a charge resulting…

Trump’s Lawyers Don’t Seem to Have Much of a Defense

he former president, pictured here attending a New Year’s Eve bash at his Mar-a-Lago complex in 2019, before he spirited reams of unsecured documents from the White House to the resort upon his ouster.Evan Vucci/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Donald Trump’s lawyers don’t…

DOJ Sues Idaho Over Near-Total Abortion Ban

Evelyn Hockstein/Pool/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The Supreme Court may have upended the right to choose, but the Justice Department is still trying to ensure that women who need abortions in life-threatening emergencies will be able to get them. Today, Attorney General Merrick Garland—who…