Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.

Black residents of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have long accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them. A new video, which shows a deputy slamming a Black woman’s head into the ground, raises more questions. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her headContinue reading “Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.”

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”

Georgia Election Workers Fired After Being Caught Putting Hundreds of Voter Forms Through Shredder

Two election workers in Georgia have lost their jobs after colleagues are said to have caught them destroying hundreds of voter registration forms. The Fulton County elections director, Richard Barron, said Monday that the pair destroyed around 300 forms that were supposed to be processed before local elections next month. Georgia Secretary of State BradContinue reading “Georgia Election Workers Fired After Being Caught Putting Hundreds of Voter Forms Through Shredder”

U.S. Navy engineer, wife charged with selling submarine secrets

A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged with selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an operative for a foreign country, the Justice Department said on Sunday. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested on Saturday in West Virginia and charged with violatingContinue reading “U.S. Navy engineer, wife charged with selling submarine secrets”

Jan. 6 commission threatens criminal referrals after Steve Bannon snubs subpoena

The commission said the former White House adviser “indicated that he will try to hide behind vague references to privileges of the former President.” The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is threatening to hand out criminal contempt referrals after a lawyer for former Trump strategist Steve Bannon said his client would notContinue reading “Jan. 6 commission threatens criminal referrals after Steve Bannon snubs subpoena”

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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”

U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a near-total ban on abortion in Texas, the toughest such law in the United States, in a challenge brought by President Joe Biden’s administration after the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed it to go into effect. The action by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin prevents theContinue reading “U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas”

FBI Raids NYPD Union Office And Home Of Its Right-Wing Leader

The agency said the raids were part of “an ongoing investigation.” Federal agents raided the offices Tuesday of a New York City police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the Long Island home of its bombastic leader, who has clashed with city officials over his incendiary tweets and hard-line tactics. FBI spokesperson Martin Feely saidContinue reading “FBI Raids NYPD Union Office And Home Of Its Right-Wing Leader”

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