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Trump administration won’t help Joe Arpaio get his conviction erased: report

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The Trump Justice Department has declined Joe Arpaio’s request for it to ask the Supreme Court to block an investigation into him — but the former Arizona sheriff is not done fighting.

Politico reported Wednesday that Arpaio wanted the DOJ to intervene by asking the Supreme Court to block a special counsel investigation into his contempt of court conviction.

Though the former Maricopa County sheriff was pardoned by President Donald Trump while he was awaiting sentencing for the contempt of court conviction over his department’s profiling of Latinos, Arpaio wants to essentially erase the charge entirely.

“The pardon appears to have wiped out any chance the 86-year-old will go to prison or face a fine in connection with the contempt charge,” Politico reported, “but Arpaio’s lawyers have persisted in a demand that the guilty verdict also be formally set aside.”

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton, however, denied Arpaio’s request — and the DOJ, in turn, declined to “defend Bolton’s decision” when the ex-sheriff appealed it.

“Over the government’s objections,” the report added, “a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, 2-1, in April to appoint a special prosecutor to argue that Bolton’s decision was correct.”

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After ample dissent from other 9th Circuit judges and a review from Solicitor General Noel Francisco, DOJ lawyers on Wednesday announced it would not advance the issue to the Supreme Court.

One of Arpaio’s lawyers told Politico that his legal team plans on finding a way to appeal to the Supreme Court without the Trump administration.

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman over financial disclosures

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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who campaigned for President Donald Trump and later worked for him in the White House, alleging she failed to file a required public disclosure report after she left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims Manigault Newman "knowingly and willingly" failed to file the financial disclosure report after corresponding multiple times with attorneys for the White House. It accuses her of violating the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

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Retired admiral could pose serious threat if he decides to run against Iowa Republican: report

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On Wednesday, Iowa Starting Line reported that Ret. Adm. Michael Franken is in talks with state and national Democrats about challenging GOP Sen. Joni Ernst.

Franken, who has served as Deputy for Military Operations for AFRICOM, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy, hails from Sioux Center, a town in the deeply conservative northwest part of the state.

Ernst, who first gained national attention for her 2014 campaign ad about castrating hogs, is a reliable vote for President Donald Trump in the Senate, and the president's poor approval ratings in Iowa have left Democrats hopeful that they can defeat her.

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