Did Rudy Giuliani Nullify His Attorney-Client Protections? — ProPublica

legal experts say Giuliani’s apparent hopes of invoking the privilege to avoid providing documents or testifying may be undercut by his own words — specifically, his habit of announcing in public that he is operating in a nonlegal capacity in his international trips. Those trips are of significant interest to congressional investigators. Communications between President Donald Trump and his lawyer aren’t privileged if their substance falls outside the attorney-client relationship. Take a recent conversation Giuliani had with a reporter for The Atlantic about his attempts to enlist officials in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, to investigate matters that could benefit the president politically. “I’m not acting as a lawyer,” he told the reporter. “I’m acting as someone who has devoted most of his life to straightening out government.”

Source: Did Rudy Giuliani Nullify His Attorney-Client Protections? — ProPublica

Government Plans to Begin DNA Testing on Detained Immigrants – The New York Times – Next? If you – a citizen – get a ticket or lick a stamp, your DNA goes into a national data collection that could be breached by some 14 year-old Russian, Chinese, or North Korean hacker?

The Department of Homeland Security said it would begin testing on hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities.

‘War for survival’: Brazil’s Amazon tribes despair as land raids surge under Bolsonaro | World news | The Guardian

Activists say onslaught has intensified as illegal loggers and land-grabbers take the president’s verbal offensive against indigenous communities as a green light to act
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/02/war-for-survival-brazils-amazon-tribes-despair-as-land-raids-surge-under-bolsonaro

Open Thread |Latest Happenings With the Impeachment Inquiry | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump’s unusual fixation with finding reasons to undo sanctions on Russia for the annexation of Crimea and interference in the 2016 election, to the point where he is now reportedly sending Attorney General William Barr overseas to seek help in discrediting the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusions about Russia’s role in 2016.

Source: Open Thread |Latest Happenings With the Impeachment Inquiry | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Really wants a Trump Tower in Moscow! and owes Russians lots of money.