Sonam Sheth, Business Insider

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Recent articles by Sonam:

Despite Republican saber-rattling about the 'lawless' leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion, experts say it's unlikely anyone broke the law

Sharing a seismic draft opinion that would gut Roe v. Wade with the press violated ethical norms but likely didn't run afoul of the law. → Read More

John Roberts' worst 'nightmare' is playing out as the Supreme Court stands poised to gut abortion rights in the US

The leak of a draft opinion is a near unprecedented breach of Supreme Court norms that could undermine its functioning and collegiality. → Read More

Supreme Court confirms authenticity of draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, with Chief Justice John Roberts calling the leak a 'singular and egregious breach' of trust

The court noted that the draft "does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case." → Read More

Mark Esper privately described Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger as 'superheroes' for voting to impeach Trump after the Capitol riot, book says

Esper was the first Cabinet-level official Trump fired after losing the 2020 election. His ouster came after months of strife with the president. → Read More

The Manhattan DA's office appears to have stopped trying to build a criminal case against Trump, suggesting he won't be charged, report says

The three-year investigation into the Trump Organization may end with Trump not facing any charges, The New York Times reported. → Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene sent an urgent text to Mark Meadows during the Capitol riot asking him to 'please tell the President to calm people'

Rep. Greene has repeatedly pushed the conspiracy theory that left-wing activists and rogue FBI agents carried out the siege. → Read More

Trump is reportedly glad Kevin McCarthy didn't push him to resign after the Capitol riot and sees it as a sign of his control over the GOP

McCarthy told lawmakers he would urge Trump to resign after the riot and that he'd "had it with this guy." Weeks later, he visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Hillary Clinton's lawyers skewered Trump's sweeping RICO lawsuit as 'fact-free' and 'meritless' and asked a judge to toss out the case

Despite "his rousing, all-caps call to action, waited four years, four months, and twenty-four days" to file a lawsuit, Clinton's lawyers said. → Read More

GOP Rep. Chip Roy complained that 'frigging Rudy needs to hush' as Giuliani led Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election

Roy's message came days after Giuliani held a chaotic news conference in which he quoted "My Cousin Vinny" while black hair dye dripped down his face. → Read More

Federal prosecutors charged a Russian politician and 2 staffers with conspiring to violate US sanctions, break foreign lobbying laws, and commit visa fraud

The defendants are accused of having "orchestrated a covert Russian propaganda campaign in the US" to further Russia's interests. → Read More

A federal judge rejected a former Clinton campaign lawyer's request to dismiss John Durham's case against him

Michael Sussmann's lawyers say the lie he's accused of telling to the FBI did not materially affect its Trump-Russia probe. A judge shot down that argument. → Read More

New York AG asks court to impose a daily $10,000 fine on Trump for not handing over evidence after a judge ordered him to

Trump was ordered to deliver all of his personal business documents by the end of March. The AG says he's turned over just 10 in three years. → Read More

Judge dismisses Trump's request for recusal from Hillary Clinton RICO lawsuit, says the cases cited in Trump's motion 'do not appear to support his arguments'

To warrant recusal, "more must be involved than solely my appointment to the bench" 25 years ago "by the spouse of a litigant now before me," Judge Donald Middlebrooks ruled. → Read More

House holds top Trump aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro in contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the January 6 committee

This is the third time the full House voted to hold uncooperative Trump loyalists in contempt of Congress, triggering possible criminal prosecution. → Read More

Steve Bannon just lost a key pillar of his defense against contempt of Congress charges

US District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, said Bannon cannot use the so-called advice of counsel defense in his upcoming trial. → Read More

AG Merrick Garland says 'it doesn't matter how far you sail your yacht' after the US helped seize a Russian oligarch's $90 million boat in Spain

The DOJ worked with the Spanish government to seize a Russian oligarch's $90 million megayacht on Monday. → Read More

Trump wants the judge overseeing his RICO case against Hillary Clinton to recuse himself because he was appointed by Bill Clinton

It's exceedingly rare for courts to grant motions seeking the recusal of judges based on the party of the president who nominated them. → Read More

Russian oligarch who just got his 255-foot yacht seized by Spanish law enforcement once faced questioning by Mueller's team

The Justice Department alleged that Viktor Vekselberg used shell companies to cover his ownership interest in the yacht and evade bank oversight of related transactions. → Read More

Michael Sussmann's lawyers accuse special counsel John Durham of embracing a theory of 'over-criminalization' that defies Supreme Court precedent

Defense lawyers also said Sussmann's prosecution will have a "chilling effect" on tipsters who want to provide information to the government. → Read More

Federal prosecutors are zeroing in on a single Trump tweet that may have been the catalyst for right-wing extremists to join the Capitol riot

The December 2020 tweet announced Trump's January 6, 2021 rally outside the Capitol and urged supporters: "Be there, it will be wild!" → Read More