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Joshua Levy is featured on The Rachel Maddow Show discussing the Steele dossier

In representing Glenn Simpson, the CEO of Fusion GPS (the organization that commissioned the Christopher Steele dossier), Cunningham Levy Muse partner Joshua A. Levy was featured on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.

Mr. Levy’s comments after Mr. Simpson had already testified to three Senate intelligence committees were broadcast and discussed by Rachel Maddow on Wednesday, October 17:

In 2016, our clients, Glenn Simpson, and Fusion GPS, did their civic duty by providing credible information to the Justice Department that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election here. . . Since that time, the US intelligence community under this administration and the bipartisan Senate Select Committee agreed and found that Russia not only interfered with our 2016 presidential election, but that Vladimir Putin led an effort to help elect Donald J. Trump president.

This committee has shown no interest in the fact that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Rather than do its duty, consistent with its traditional and constitutional role, the House Judiciary Committee has looked the other way at White House efforts to influence and interfere with the Justice Department’s investigation of this administration. . .

The Russians tried to elect Donald Trump president—it’s been proven. . . The big picture is that a foreign hostile power was trying to interfere in our democracy, in our presidential election.

Visit to watch the full clip, “Dossier nit-pickers miss the big picture,” complete with Rachel Maddow’s commentary.

Washington Post columnist Colbert King praises CLM complaint seeking order to show cause why the Trump International Hotel should not lose its liquor license

CLM partner Josh Levy has filed a complaint to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on behalf of several Washington D.C. citizens—including retired judges and religious leaders—that articulates why President Trump’s license to serve beer, wine, and liquor at his establishments in the District should be revoked.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Colbert I. King writes about the complaint and its significance:

When I first wrote about the complaint against Trump on July 6, a few readers dismissed the issue as trivial, a nuisance — a case of a mosquito biting an elephant’s hide. I disagree. This case matters, if the rule of law is to have any meaning.

Read more: Trump’s booze, beer and wine fate rests in D.C.’s hands

CLM Partner Bob Muse comments on the Mueller investigation

In a Washington Post op-ed, Bob Muse is quoted sharing his thoughts regarding U.S. courts’ ability to protect the Mueller investigation from presidential interference:

“Just as with Sirica, it’s improbable that the chief judge of the district court will sit idly by and watch the president corrupt the system,” argues Robert Muse, a prominent defense lawyer and former member of the Senate Watergate Committee.

Read more: How the courts — not Congress — could protect Mueller’s investigation

Release of Report to Rwanda on Role of French Officials in the Genocide against the Tutsi

KIGALI, RWANDA—The Government of Rwanda retained a team of lawyers and investigators at Cunningham Levy Muse LLP, led by Bob Muse, Josh Levy and Daren Firestone to examine publicly available information on the role of French officials in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

That examination culminated in the Muse Report, which can be found here. The Muse Report of December 11, 2017, recommends that based on the publicly available information, a full investigation into the role of French government and military officials in the Genocide against the Tutsi is fully warranted. Rwanda has accepted the recommendation, and CLM will be conducting this investigation, on behalf of the Rwandan government.

Read the Muse Report

Robert F. Muse named to Best Lawyers in America for 2016

Best Lawyers today released the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list, and Cunningham Levy Muse LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of Robert F. Muse under “Criminal Defense: White-Collar” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.”

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Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Its Best Lawyers in America list, currently in its 23rd edition, can be viewed in its entirety on the Best Lawyers website.

Veteran of Washington Investigations Joins CLM

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bob Muse, well-known for representing clients in Iran-Contra, Filegate and dozens of other Congressional investigations, announced today that he is joining Cunningham Levy LLP, now to be known as Cunningham Levy Muse LLP, with offices in Washington and Los Angeles.

“Together, we are creating a uniquely qualified team to assist clients under investigation in Washington and elsewhere.”

Mr. Muse’s legal career in Washington tracks the city’s own modern history of investigations. He began his career as a staff attorney on the Senate Watergate Committee. While in private practice, he has represented clients in Iran-Contra, the Anita Hill hearings, Filegate, Whitewater and WorldCom.  <<Read More>>

Bryan Cunningham on Police Body Cameras

These Are the Police Body Camera Questions State and Local Stakeholders Must Address Quickly

A North Carolina jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of a police officer who shot an unarmed black man 10 times in the back and the judge dismissed the case in late August.

Police cruiser dashboard camera footage showed the suspect rapidly approaching the car but did not capture the 13 shots fired by the officer, or the 10 that struck the deceased.

In defense, the officer claimed the suspect tried to grab his gun. The jury voted 8-4 to acquit, and the attorney general said he would not retry the officer due, in part, to lack of evidence.

We will never know what really happened that night. Had the officer been wearing a body-worn video camera (BWC), we might.  (Keep Reading)

Bryan Cunningham on French Terror Attacks

War or Crime? Figure it Out

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 1:11 PM

In the Clinton Administration, I participated in vigorous debates about whether to treat transnational threats, such as terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, as law enforcement or intelligence and war fighting issues.  After September 11, 2001, this issue was thrust into the limelight as the Bush Administration and civil liberties groups argued in public about whether to treat terrorists as enemy combatants or common criminals—with Congress, as always, vacillating with public opinion. One of the primary critiques agreed upon by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission was that treating terrorism, as was largely done before 9/11, as a traditional law enforcement issue was a mistake.

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