Trump indictment could hinge on new chief judge in DC: report

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Former President Donald Trump’s legal fate in a pair of federal investigations against him could turn on a federal judge who was newly named to the chief of the D.C. District Court, CNN reported on Thursday. “Chief Judge Beryl Howell, who has served in that role since 2016, has repeatedly green-lit Justice Department requests to pursue information about Trump’s actions, from his top advisers and lawyers and even inside the White House,” reported Katelyn Polantz and Tierney Sneed. “She’ll be succeeded by James ‘Jeb’ Boasberg, a fellow Barack Obama appointee and one-time Brett Kavanaugh law scho…

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