Brazil pandemic probe to recommend Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, senator says

A Brazilian Senate probe into the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic will recommend in its final report due next week that President Jair Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, the senator leading the inquiry said on Friday, though it remains highly unlikely that he will face a trial on any such charges. Renan Calheiros saidContinue reading “Brazil pandemic probe to recommend Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, senator says”

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena Wednesday for an ex-Justice Department official who had promised to pursue former President Donald Trump’s false election fraud claims. The official, Jeffrey Clark, was a key figure in a recent Senate report detailing Trump’s attempts to enlist the department in his effortsContinue reading “Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims”

Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey

Over the last decade, dozens of current and former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined a far-right, anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers, according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis of what appear to be membership rolls obtained by an anonymous hacker. In response, the state’s Attorney General’s office said itContinue reading “Hacked Records Reveal Hundreds Of Oath Keepers Across New Jersey”

Group asks DC court panel to investigate DOJ official who peddled false Trump election claims

A group of legal heavyweights on Tuesday asked the disciplinary panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals to investigate a former Department of Justice (DOJ) official who allegedly sought to use his official position in the federal government to overturn former President Trump’s election defeat. In a 15-page ethics complaint, the group said former DOJ officialContinue reading “Group asks DC court panel to investigate DOJ official who peddled false Trump election claims”

There Were More Deaths Than Births In Alabama Last Year, A Grim First For The State

In 2020, for the first time in recorded history, more people died in Alabama than were born in the state. “Our state literally shrunk,” Dr. Scott Harris, the state‘s top health official, said at a press briefing last week. The state saw some 64,714 total deaths last year, Harris said, compared with about 57,641 births. Those numbers are preliminary, andContinue reading “There Were More Deaths Than Births In Alabama Last Year, A Grim First For The State”

Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color —Continue reading “Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased”

Trudeau campaign rally cancelled over security concerns amid protests

Dozens of angry protesters chant obscenities at leader’s Ontario event Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is vowing to meet “anger with compassion” after a campaign rally was cancelled amid protests. Trudeau was expected to address supporters Friday evening in Bolton, Ont., but the event was cancelled over security concerns. Dozens of angry protesters, who outnumbered Liberal supporters, gathered near theContinue reading “Trudeau campaign rally cancelled over security concerns amid protests”

Seditious Presidents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Again, Argues Fox News’ Juan Williams

And the “facts say Trump tried to stage a coup,” declared the Fox News’ analyst. American presidents who try to strong-arm democracy to hang onto power should not be allowed to run again, Fox News’ liberal-leaning pundit Juan Williams argued Monday in an impassioned attack on Donald Trump. Williams, in a column in The Hill,Continue reading “Seditious Presidents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Again, Argues Fox News’ Juan Williams”

US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Byung Pak, a former U.S. Attorney for Atlanta, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he resigned to avoid being fired by President Donald Trump for refusing to endorse his claims that there was extensive voter fraud in Georgia. “While he did not discuss Mr. Trump’s role in his decision toContinue reading “US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies”

Cuomo resigns after probe finds he sexually harassed 11 women

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned from office Tuesday, one week after an investigation concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women and retaliated against his accusers. At a press conference Tuesday, Cuomo announced that he would step down from the office. His resignation will be effective in 14 days. “The best way I canContinue reading “Cuomo resigns after probe finds he sexually harassed 11 women”

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