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FILE - IN this Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J. The retrial of Menendez on bribery and fraud charges could be a Cliffs Notes version of the first trial, with prosecutors stripping out some of the witnesses and evidence that may not have had an impact in Menendez   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Menendez trial reboot will see something old, new

- Associated Press

The retrial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and fraud charges could be a Cliffs Notes version of the first trial, with prosecutors trimming some of the witnesses and evidence that may not have had an impact in Menendez I, which ended in a hung jury last fall.

Among the findings of the new report were the White House short-circuited the usual full legal review from the Justice Department and it didn't provide the final order to agencies that had to carry out the travel ban until two hours after President Trump signed it.
Travelers walk toward a currency exchange at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Associated Press)

Report finds 'chaos' in Trump's first travel ban

- The Washington Times

Homeland Security was "caught by surprise" when President Trump issued his first travel ban last January, the department's inspector general said in a new report Friday that details the chaotic first days after the inauguration last year.

It's special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation that are in disarray, not President Trump. The probe has hit a massive speed bump. (Associated Press)

Mueller's Russia probe continues despite government shutdown

- The Washington Times

Special counsel Robert Mueller will continue investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and alleged collusion between President Trump's campaign and the Kremlin despite the current government shutdown, Justice Department officials have confirmed.