Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy. The new policy largely codifies the commitment Garland made in June, when he said the Justice Department would abandon the practice of seizing reporters’ records in leak investigations. ItContinue reading “Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records”

Door knockers asking how people voted falsely claim to represent Arizona county

A group of individuals are going door-to-door in an Arizona county falsely claiming they represent local election officials and asking residents how they voted in the 2020 elections, according to a report from The Arizona Republic. Speaking to the newspaper, Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman said she was concerned that there were people claiming to represent her office,Continue reading “Door knockers asking how people voted falsely claim to represent Arizona county”

Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show

The president and his allies pushed senior Justice Department officials to overturn the election results and keep him in power, documents show. New emails released Tuesday by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee reveal a pressure campaign by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to push Justice Department officials to overturn the 2020 election results.Continue reading “Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show”

Salvadoran woman freed from jail after 30-year abortion sentence

A Salvadoran woman who had served nearly a third of her 30-year prison sentence on charges of terminating her pregnancy and violating El Salvador’s harsh abortion ban was released on Monday, activists said. Sara Rogel was arrested in October 2012 after going to a hospital with bleeding injuries caused by what she said was aContinue reading “Salvadoran woman freed from jail after 30-year abortion sentence”

Montana’s top prosecutor bans critical race theory programs

Montana’s top prosecutor issued an opinion Thursday labeling critical race theory and some antiracism programs taught in schools as “discriminatory” and said they violate federal and state law. Republican Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s decision bans the activities — which are also used for employee training — in the state. It came after Republican Superintendent ofContinue reading “Montana’s top prosecutor bans critical race theory programs”

Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone has warned that the former president must prepare to be indicted for fraud in the coming weeks

Roger Stone has predicted that former President Donald Trump will be indicted, he said in an InfoWars interview. The indictment would be on the grounds of “bank fraud or tax fraud,” Stone said. Stone accused Manhattan prosecutors of “combing for a crime” in their wide-ranging criminal probe. Roger Stone, a longtime friend, and erstwhile adviserContinue reading “Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone has warned that the former president must prepare to be indicted for fraud in the coming weeks”

Trump Tried to Install Ex-Nunes Aide Kash Patel as FBI Deputy in Plot to Get Rid of Wray, Says Report

It seems that former President Donald Trump got much closer to ousting FBI Director Christopher Wray—and installing some friendly faces at the agency in Wray’s place—than was previously known. Wray’s job often appeared under threat during Trump’s presidency, particularly when Trump publicly criticized the FBI chief for testifying about Russian interference in the 2016 election.Continue reading “Trump Tried to Install Ex-Nunes Aide Kash Patel as FBI Deputy in Plot to Get Rid of Wray, Says Report”

NY: Broadband cos paid for 8.5M fake net neutrality comments

The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission’s contentious 2017 repeal undid Obama-era rules that barred internet service providers from slowing or blocking websites and apps or charging companies moreContinue reading “NY: Broadband cos paid for 8.5M fake net neutrality comments”

Garland asks Congress for $85 million in extra funding to fight domestic terrorism

Attorney General Merrick Garland is requesting $85 million in additional funding from Congress to bolster the Justice Department and FBI’s efforts to combat domestic terrorism, according to a copy of his opening remarks before a House Appropriations subcommittee. Why it matters: Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and intelligence agencies have repeatedly warned that violent extremists pose an “elevated” threat against the countryContinue reading “Garland asks Congress for $85 million in extra funding to fight domestic terrorism”

Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of being ‘disingenuous’

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release a March 2019 legal memo clearing former President Trump of potential obstruction of justice charges following the Mueller investigation, with the judge accusing former Attorney General William Barr and agency lawyers of deceiving the public. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Monday ordered the DOJ to release the legalContinue reading “Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of being ‘disingenuous’”

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