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Md Democrats running for governor embrace marijuana

“The National Cannabis Policy Summit is a gathering of activists and leaders from government, business, healthcare, veterans groups, and civil rights organizations to discuss marijuana policy” writes Steve Thompson Writes for washingtonpost.com. Some strategists had speculated that adding the failed marijuana legalization question to the ballot might have helped turn out young and other Democratic-leaning voters against the popular governor in the general election.Some politicians are waiting to see how the state’s so-far shaky rollout of medical marijuana goes.Jealous 100 percent.” He said Friday he would, however, support legalizing medical…

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Ex-FBI deputy director ‘disappointed’ in Comey comments

“The disagreement stems from conflicting recollections about a conversation the two men had following an October 2016 Wall Street Journal story about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him last month, and the inspector general’s office in recent weeks referred the matter to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington for a possible criminal investigation. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Macau Authority Issues Cryptocurrency Warning…

“Monetary Authority of Macau reminds all Macau residents that cryptocurrencies are virtual products, but not legal currencies or financial tools” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. In the statement, the authority wrote: The media has reported that a Macau company was involved in an ICO [initial coin offering] recently.Under Macau monetary regulations, it is forbidden for any bank or payment institution to provide services to cryptocurrency exchanges.Macau joins a growing number of authorities that are reminding residents that digital currencies such as bitcoin aren’t legal and can be linked to criminal…

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Probe into Prince’s opioid death brings no criminal charges

“We simply do not have sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime related to Prince’s death.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Brooker said Schulenberg was not the target of any criminal investigation in Prince’s death.Prince’s death shocked the world and led to a protracted battle among his siblings and half siblings over who would inherit his estate, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars in unreleased recordings and music rights.The official cause of death was a self-administered overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, which is 50 times…

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Trump’s problem isn’t that he has bad lawyers. It’s that he’s a bad client.

“A penchant for flattery is useful in its place, but it is not an effective tool in a federal criminal investigation” writes Ken White for washingtonpost.com. These are all self-inflicted wounds; any good attorney would advise against them.A good lawyer’s loyalty lies in being ready to give plain-spoken advice that will get you fired if your client’s in the wrong mood.In fact, the federal criminal justice system depends on hubris for prosecutors to prevail when they take on the powerful. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Michael Cohen drops libel lawsuits against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

“President Trump’s private lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Wednesday dropped a pair of lawsuits against media outlet Buzzfeed and private investigation firm Fusion GPS that claimed libel after Buzzfeed published the Trump dossier, which detailed possible ties between President Trump and Russia” writes Ap Photo Mary for washingtonexaminer.com. By dropping the lawsuits, Cohen could avoid being questioned by lawyers from Fusion GPS or being required to turn over evidence related to the case, which could weaken his defense in the criminal investigation.Cohen abandoned the lawsuits after his office, home, and hotel…

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Judge to rule on bid to dismiss criminal case against Missouri governor

“Louis judge is expected to rule on Thursday on a request by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ lawyers to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy case brought against the politician in connection with an admitted extramarital affair” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Gardner also argued that the defense’s bid for dismissal and its accusations of misconduct against her were unwarranted “diversionary tactics” with no bearing on the case. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

“The attorney-client privilege can’t at the same time be used as a sword (and) as a shield,” McKay told Wood” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. “What they are trying to do is use attorney-client privilege as a sword to challenge the government’s ability to review evidence” obtained lawfully, McKay added.In a court filing on Friday, federal prosecutors also confirmed that Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months, largely over his business dealings rather than his legal work. Source: aol.com Share This:

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The feds just confirmed that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation and said their probe is separate from Mueller’s

“Federal investigators confirmed on Friday that President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is the subject of a criminal investigation” writes Allan Smith for businessinsider.com. The filing says this investigation into Cohen is separate from the special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.The FBI on Monday morning raided Cohen’s Manhattan office, home, and hotel room. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Uber Loses EU Court Case in Fight Against French Criminal Charges

“Under EU law, national legislation affecting digital services needs to be pre-notified to Brussels to ensure it is not distorting the single market” writes Reuters Editorial for reuters.com. The ECJ said that since Uber was offering a transport service under EU law the obligation to notify the Commission in advance did not apply.LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – France is entitled to bring criminal proceedings against local managers of ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] for running an illegal taxi service, the EU top court ruled on Tuesday, dealing the Silicon Valley start-up another legal…

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