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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), Levy Firestone 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 MSNBC.com to watch the full clip, “Dossier nit-pickers miss the big picture,” complete with Rachel Maddow’s commentary.

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

Levy Firestone Muse 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

Levy Firestone Muse 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 Levy Firestone 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 Levy Firestone Muse 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 Levy Firestone 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.

AG nominee also leading probe in NY chokehold case

By ERIC TUCKER
Published: Today

FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch meets with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. on Capitol Hill in Washington. As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role: designated heir to Eric Holder as the nation’s attorney general.

WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role: designated heir to Eric Holder as the nation’s attorney general.

The dual positions have placed Loretta Lynch in a public spotlight ahead of Senate confirmation hearings, a period of time when cabinet nominees normally seek a lower profile to avoid providing fodder for critics. She’ll inevitably be questioned about the investigation into Eric Garner’s death, an obvious priority for a Justice Department seeking to address concerns about police use of force and racial bias in law enforcement.

“This case is going to gain public notoriety either way. That she’s handling it certainly gives another reason for people to talk about it,” said Joshua Levy, a Washington lawyer and former counsel to Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider Lynch’s nomination.

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Second Act of a Scandal: Cue the Superlawyers and the Spinmasters

Ms. Myers said her firm was enlisted by Ms. Broadwell’s lawyers, Robert F. Muse and Joshua A. Levy, to “help Paula and her legal team navigate a crowded media environment, manage incoming requests and ensure that her story is accurately told. It’s really impossible for anyone in Paula’s situation to manage the daily avalanche of interview requests, let alone try to fact-check the stories that are out there. So it makes sense to get some help.”

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