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Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz is stepping aside from the president’s legal team

Marc Kasowitz, the head of President Donald Trump’s outside legal team representing him in the Russia investigation is reportedly stepping aside, according to multiple reports published Thursday night. CBS News White House correspondent Major Garret first tweetedKasowitz was “out” as Trump’s attorney, while New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted he was “not gone,” but had a “lesser role.” The news comes amid reports of Trump reshuffling his circle of attorneys as the Trump-Russia probe looms over his presidency. Kasowitz received criticism for a series of profanity-laced email exchanges he had with what…

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Apple Lawyer Says US DoJ Attempting to ‘Smear’ Company

Apple accused the US Justice Department on Thursday of trying to “smear” the company by trafficking in “desperate” and “unsubstantiated” claims in its ongoing quest to force the company to help unlock an encrypted iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. “The tone of the brief reads like an indictment,” Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell told reporters on a press call, referring to a response filing the Justice Department submitted earlier on Thursday that accused Apple of making “false” statements. The new filing relies on thinly sourced…

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