"Even assuming ... that a formal criminal charge against the President carries a stigma too great for the Constitution to tolerate, we cannot conclude that mere investigation is so debilitating," the 2nd Circuit found.
Zoe TillmanNEW: Trump attorney Jay Sekulow says they intend to petition the US Supreme Court to take up the fight over a NY grand jury subpoena for Trump's tax returns.
"The issue raised in this case goes to the heart of our Republic."
Fast forward to today: Trump brought up the conspiracy theory in his July 2019 call with the Ukrainian president, when he asked for a “favor.”
Zoe TillmanNEW from the Mueller memos: Remember how Trump referenced a conspiracy theory that Ukraine was involved in the DNC hack in his July call with the Ukrainian president? Trump's campaign was talking about that way back in 2016
Democrats will almost certainly want to hear from White House officials named in the newly released whistleblower complaint. A judge next month will consider the administration's claim that Trump's senior advisers are "absolutely" immune.
Zoe TillmanHello from the DC federal courthouse, where a judge will hear args at 2pm in the fight over whether Dems can force former White House counsel Don McGahn to comply with a subpoena to testify.
Previously on what this has to do with the impeachment inquiry
Federal judge issues an injunction against NSA snooping but suspends it to allow an appeal.
Zoe TillmanOne of his most famous decisions came in 2013, when he issued a preliminary injunction blocking the NSA telephone metadata collection program in the aftermath of the Snowden disclosures
Zoe TillmanSTORY: Roger Stone is still banned from posting anything on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter after the DC Circuit dismissed his appeal of a judge's gag order.
His trial is set to begin Nov. 5.
Zoe TillmanMick Mulvaney said today that the White House contacted DOJ "almost immediately" after Trump's July 25 call with the Ukrainian president to have them look at the transcript. DOJ spox says they were first "made aware of the transcript in mid-August."
Barr tapped a US attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. That probe is ongoing, and Barr has asked foreign leaders to cooperate.
Zoe TillmanTrump urged the Ukrainian president in July to talk to two people: Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Bill Barr. Dems' impeachment inquiry has focused heavily on the former, and not on the latter.
Let's unpack that
Zoe TillmanTo recap the day in Trump-related legal news as of 2:45pm (still early!):
- DC Circuit: Trump's accountant must turn over docs to House Dems (see: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…)
- TX: Trump's border wall funding plan is unlawful
- NY: Trump admin's public charge rule blocked
Zoe TillmanA Tuesday morning update on Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman: They remain in custody in Virginia, per spox for the Alexandria sheriff's office. That means they've yet to meet the release conditions set by a federal magistrate judge last week
Bank records reveal a whirlwind of spending at high-end restaurants, an infamous strip club, and five-star hotels by the two little-known operatives who waged a back-channel campaign with Rudy Giuliani.