Top Legal Stories Of 2019: From Immigration To Impeachment | NBC News NOW

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Published: 12/28/2019

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El chapo to the college admission scandal. admission, scandal. , ari melber breaks down the top ari melber breaks down the top legal stories of 2019. legal stories of 2019. reporter number ten r. reporter number ten r. kelly, kelly, kelly. kelly. , , the bombshell Of r. kelly, , the bombshell of r. kelly, the music star trailed by the music star trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct. Alleg ...
tions of sexual misconduct for years has now been for years, has now been criminally charged with sexual criminally charged with sexual abusing multiple underage abusing multiple underage victims.

victims. , reporter he’s expected to reporter he’s, expected to head to trial next year. head to Trial next year. numbernine mexican drug lord number, nine mexican drug lord el chapo, on trial. el chapo on trial. , >, >. Everything about this trial, . Everything about this trial was larger than life. was larger than life. the most powerful and notorious the most powerful and notorious drug leader of the sinaloa drug drug leader of the sinaloa drug cartel. cartel. reporter he was convicted on reporter he was convicted On drug charges and murder, drug charges and murder, conspiracy.

conspiracy. guilty on all ten years. : guilty on all ten years. : reporter sentenced to life reporter sentenced to life in colorado’s super max prison. in colorado’s super max prison. number. Eight, the border crisis. number eight, the border, crisis. , breaking news tonight on the breaking news tonight on the humanitarian crisis at the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, -- southern border, --, >, > overcrowding, showers for 756, >, > overcrowding, showers for 756; Immigrants. immigrants. reporter sparking outrage, reporter sparking outrage across the country. across the country.

None of us would have our . None of us would have our children in that position. children in that position. they are human being. They are human being. , , reporter number seb, the reporter number seb, the fight over the president’s tax fight over the president’s tax returns, intensifies. returns, intensifies. trump going to the supreme court trump going to the supremecourt, asking them to block a house asking them To block a house subpoena. subpoena. , they are expected to rule in, they are expected to rule in june.

, june. number, six trump aides, number, six trump aides, convicted and jailed. convicted and jailed. , former trump attorney and , former trump attorney and fixer michael cohen, Is now fixer, michael cohen, is now behind bars. behind bars. roger stone was convicted on , roger stone was convicted on all seven counts, brought against all seven counts, brought against him. him. stone is the sixth trump aide or stone is the sixth trump Aide or adviser to be convicted as part adviser to be convicted as part of the muellerinvestigation. of the mueller investigation. , reporter number five reporter number five president trump gets a new president. Trump gets a new attorney general bill barr, who attorney general bill. Barr, who defends the president far more defends the president, far more aggressively than his aggressively than his predecessor.

predecessor. number four financier jeffrey number. Four financier jeffrey epstein dies in jail. epstein dies in jail. He was facing charges for sex, he was facing charges for sex trafficking of minors. trafficking of minors. , jeffrey epstein is dead. , , jeffrey epstein is dead. Epstein took his own life, while epstein took his own life, while he was behind bars.

He was behind bars. , reporter his death nowunder , reporter his death. Now under fbi, investigation. fbi, investigation. number three, the college number three: the college admissions, cheating, scandal. admissions, cheating, scandal. , . This story is on the front . This story is on the front page of every paper around the page of every paper around the country. country. , actress, felicity, huffman, >, >, actress, felicity, huffman walked into court and pled walked into court and pled guilty, but others have decided guilty, but others have Decided to fight. to fight.

reporter huffman spending 11 reporter huffman spending 11 days in prison loughlin days in prison, loughlin expected to go to trial next expected to go to trial next year. year. number two specialcounsel number: two special counsel: mueller completes the Russia mueller completes the russia, investigation. investigation. , finding criminal interference by finding criminal interference by russia and charges leading to russia and charges leading to the conviction of five trump, the conviction of five trump advisers, but no chargeable advisers, but no chargeable election conspiracy. election conspiracy. , . The long-awaited mueller , the long-awaited mueller report has just been submitted. Report has just been submitted. , perhaps the most highly, perhaps the most highly anticipated and potentially anticipated and potentially explosive document in recent explosive document in recent american history. american history.

reporter breaking his reporter breaking his silence in a pair of silence. In a pair of appearances, testifying beforeappearances, testifying before congress and holding a surprise congress and holding a surprise press conference. , press conference. , , if we had had confidence that , if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not the president clearly did not Commit a crime we would have commit a crime, we would have said so. said: so. , >, > reporter and our top legal reporter and our top legal story of the year congress story of the year congress. Impeaches, the president. impeaches, the president. , for just the third time in for just the third time in the history of our country, the the history of our country, the house of representatives, is goes house of representatives isgoes to vote on the impeachment of A to vote on the impeachment of a president. - president. - reporter the house voting to reporter the house, voting to impeach trump on two articles; -- impeach trump on two articles; --, abuse of power and obstruction, abuse of power and obstruction of congress. of Congress.

It is tragic that the it is tragic that the president’s reckless actions president’s reckless actions make impeachment necessary. make impeachment necessary. reporter the first president reporter the first president to face such a rebuke in his to face such a rebuke in His first term. first term. after trump asked ukraine to after trump asked ukraine to investigate his rival joe investigate his rival joe biden, soliciting foreign biden, soliciting foreign interference. interference. it’s been a year with justice in it’s, been a year with justice in the headlines and many Battles:.


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