L.A. Judge Rules Against DOJ on Grants, Immigration

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration exceeded its authority when it withheld a 2017 public safety grant from Los Angeles over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. L.A. argued that involving local police in immigration enforcement would harm trust between police and communities.

Manafort Pleading Guilty, Avoiding Second Trial

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is pleading guilty to federal crimes Friday, ending his long losing battle with special counsel Robert Mueller. The plea eliminated the need for his second trial scheduled to begin Monday on charges of money laundering and lobbying violations.