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    WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into whether President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton unlawfully disclosed classified information when he published his bombshell memoir “The Room Where It Happened,” according to a new report. The department has formed a grand jury and subpoenaed communications from Bolton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, after the government failed to block the release of the book earlier this summer, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Trump administration sued Bolton in June in a bid to delay the publication of the tell-all about Bolton’s 17 months in the White House, arguing that he had had not received final clearance before the government had completed its security review. A federal judge rejected the lawsuit, arguing that the horse was already out of the barn with previews of the memoir already distributed to the media. “With hundreds of thousands of...
              The House on Thursday passed legislation that would allow the public to view past police investigative records. Sponsored by Del. Chris Hurst (D-Montgomery County), the bill passed the Democratic-majority body by a vote of 59-Y 37-N, and three not voting, mostly along party lines except for five Republican delegates voting on the prevailing side. The bill calls for criminal investigation files to be released to the public in the Commonwealth once the case is over or, for cases that have not been prosecuted, three years after the incident happened, possibly ending the long practice of law enforcement hiding almost all of their files from the public eye. “We are trying to increase transparency and accountability for law enforcement across the Commonwealth and also try to seek justice for those who have not been able to get it so far,” Hurst said in an...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has asked the Justice Department to look into whether Netflix and the makers of the film “Cuties” violated federal laws against child pornography. Cruz sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, calling for a criminal investigation of the film. He accuses the film of sexualizing pre-adolescent girls. The French film was released in the U.S. on Netflix earlier this week. A description for the film on the streaming service reads: “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.” In his letter, Cruz said: “The film routinely fetishizes and sexualizes these pre-adolescent girls as they perform dances simulating sexual conduct in revealing clothing, including at least one scene with partial child nudity. These scenes in and of themselves are harmful. And it is likely that the filming of this movie...
    The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is pursuing a criminal investigation into Columbia University's handling of incidents involving a former gynecologist accused of sexual assault by dozens of patients, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. The doctor, Robert Hadden, was charged Wednesday in federal court in six cases in which patients traveled from out of state for appointments at medical offices affiliated with Columbia University in New York. He has entered a not guilty plea in the case. But federal prosecutors also allege that Hadden assaulted "dozens of female patients, including multiple minors" between 1993 and 2012. In the indictment, they said one of the minor patients had also been in his care years before the alleged assault — when he delivered her. The case filed Wednesday focuses on patients who traveled interstate for their appointments because it is a federal crime to induce victims to cross state...
    The cause of the deadly Almeda Fire in southern Oregon is now under criminal investigation for potential arson, Ashland police chief Tighe O’Meara, reportedly said Thursday. The circumstances surrounding the fire are suspicious, O’Meara said, without going into detail. Authorities in the state have cautioned against rumors that wildfires may have been set by political activists, Reuters reported. The fire sparked in Ashland Tuesday and although it mostly spared the Oregon Shakespeare Festival town, the blaze has destroyed hundreds of homes in surrounding communities. Men walk through the fire-ravaged Coleman Creek Estates mobile home park in Phoenix, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The Almeda Fire that burned through the towns of Phoenix and Talent in southern Oregon destroyed approximately 600 homes, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Scott Stoddard/Grants Pass Daily Courier via AP) LIVE UPDATES: FIRES RAGE IN CALIFORNIA AND OTHER WESTERN STATES “We have good...
    Attorney General William Barr said there "could be” more charges in the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation. U.S. Attorney John Durham has secured one guilty plea so far, and pressure is building on the Justice Department not to break with policy and take any action that would disrupt the presidential contest with less than two months to go until Election Day. Barr told NBC News's Pete Williams on Wednesday that "not gonna characterize exactly where" Durham is in his investigation, according to a transcript cited by CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge. When pressed on whether there will be further criminal charges, Barr replied, “I wouldn't say that at all, no," adding too, “there could be.” On the question of whether the public will hear anything about the Durham report before the election, Barr shot back, “I'm not gonna get into that either.” This...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr strongly suggested during an NBC News interview on Wednesday night that there are more criminal charges coming in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation of the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. NBC News reporter Pete Williams asked Barr: “Okay, would you say—it’s unlikely that there’ll be further criminal charges?” Barr responded: “No, I wouldn’t say that at all, no.” Is John Durham nearing the end of his investigation? WILLIAM BARR:I– I'm not gonna characterize exactly where he is. I'll just leave it at that–WILLIAMS: Okay, would you say– it's unlikely that there'll be further criminal charges? BARR: No, I wouldn't say that at all, no. — Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 10, 2020 This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for...
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The interim government of Bolivia has referred protests and blockades by opposition supporters this August ahead of the presidential vote in October to the International Criminal Court, the court's prosecutor said in a statement Wednesday. "The referring State requests the prosecutor to initiate an investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed on the territory of Bolivia," the prosecution statement said. It said the referral was linked to the August 2020 protests and blockades by opposition parties. The office of the prosecutor gave no timeline for a decision on whether or not to open an investigation, the first step in building a future case. It did stress that a referral does not automatically lead to the opening of an investigation. (Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Hugh Lawson) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Two Republican House members have officially called on Attorney General William Barr to investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for tearing up President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this year. Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson have sent a letter to Barr, asking him to provide an answer as to whether Pelosi "committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy of the State of the Union speech delivered to her,” according to Fox News. The lawmakers suspect that Pelosi may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071, which pertains to destroying federal records and carries a possible punishment of three years in prison. “Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor was more than disgraceful; she violated her responsibility to preserve official documents delivered to the House of Representatives,” a statement from Palmer read. “We ask the Attorney General to review...
    The United States imposed sanctions on senior officials at International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Wednesday, including chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, on charges of “illegitimate attempts to subject Americans to its jurisdiction.” In a statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the ICC as a “thoroughly broken and corrupted institution” in reference to the court investigation of alleged war crimes committed by U.S. service personnel in Afghanistan. “Today, the United States is taking action to protect Americans from the unjust and illegitimate investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which threatens our sovereignty and poses a danger to the United States and our allies,” remarked Pompeo. He continued: The United States is a strong advocate for justice around the world but is not a party to the Rome Statute that created the ICC, nor have we ever accepted its jurisdiction over our personnel. The ICC’s recklessness has forced us...
    Suzanne Morphew's brother is organizing his own search for the Colorado mom who's been missing since Mother's Day as he says he suspects foul play in her disappearance.  Andrew Moorman held a vigil for his sister in her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, over the weekend, where he announced his plan to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers for a five-day search.  'I've got to find my little sister, and I have to bring closure to my family,' Moorman said, according to the Herald Bulletin. 'We were quiet for a while because the investigators asked that of us, but it's time now to rally the troops and go west and find her.'   Moorman enlisted the help of Profiling Evil, a team of criminal behavior and intelligence experts who have consulted on high-profile homicide and kidnapping investigations, in setting up his independent search.  Suzanne, 49, was reported missing on May 10 after she...
    Susan M. Akram September 3, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it's taking aim at the International Criminal Court, a global tribunal that investigates and prosecutes war crimes, torture and genocide. Claiming the ICC's investigation into alleged war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan poses a national security threat, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on June 11 effectively criminalizing anyone who works at the ICC. Its lawyers, judges, human rights researchers and staff could now have their U.S. bank accounts frozen, U.S. visas revoked and travel to the U.S. denied. : On Sept. 2, Sec. State Mike Pompeo announced the new sanctions would be applied for the first time, against ICC special prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and her top aide. The executive order does not target U.S. citizens....
            by Debra Heine  The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security confirmed this week that the DOJ is investigating the organizers and funders behind the violent riots that have engulfed the country since May. “We are investigating coordinated, criminal activity—not First Amendment activity—and violence related to riots, destruction of federal property and violence against law enforcement officers,” said DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec on Tuesday. #Protests2020  From DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec, “We are investigating coordinated, criminal activity – not First Amendment activity – and violence related to riots, destruction of federal property and violence against law enforcement officers” @CBSNews @ClareHymes22 — Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 1, 2020 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Monday night that he has “personally” spoken with Attorney General William Barr about the probe. Wolf said the DOJ has been “targeting and investigating the head...
    Attorney General William Barr denied that he is being pressured by President Trump in his handling of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation and claimed that any actions taken won't affect the 2020 election. During an interview on The Situation Room on CNN, Barr stressed that the Durham review will abide by Justice Department guidelines. He also reiterated that, despite urging from Trump, former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, are not under criminal investigation. “I will handle these cases as appropriate,” Barr said. “And I do not think anything that we do in the Durham investigation — I assume that’s what you’re talking about — is going to be affecting the election.” Barr’s assertion followed Blitzer asking the attorney general if he would “honor” Justice Department “tradition” and not “go forward with...
    CALUMET CITY, Ill. (WLS) -- A Calumet City police officer has been fired after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.LaToya Thompson said she was driving through Calumet City at about 2:30 a.m. on Aug 23 when she was pulled over. She said the officer, a 12-year veteran of the police force, ordered her out of the car and began making lewd comments and touching her inappropriately.Her attorney said the officer only left after getting a call from dispatch.Calumet City police initially said the accused officer "was immediately removed from assignment without pay, pending termination proceedings" and a "criminal investigation into the allegations is being conducted by an outside agency."Tuesday night Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush and Police Chief Christopher Fletcher said the officer had been terminated. They also said they will work to support the Illinois State Police's criminal investigation of the incident.Thompson initially posted about...
    As chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam Schiff is attempting to meet the Supreme Court’s guidelines for gaining access to Donald Trump’s financial records. In a memorandum to committee members on counterintelligence risks posed by the president’s financial ties, he included this footnote: Based on the Committee’s review, it does not appear that Special Counsel Mueller issued any grand jury subpoenas to obtain the President’s financial records. The Committee also has reason to believe, based on its oversight work, that the FBI Counterintelligence Division has not investigated counterintelligence risks arising from President Trump’s foreign financial ties. That points to a question Schiff has been asking since the Mueller probe was completed in March, 2019.  Here’s how he explained it to the Washington Post‘s Philip Bump a few weeks after Mueller wrapped up his work : Just as a reminder, this all began as an FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether people around then-candidate...
    Andrew Weissmann Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top lieutenant in the Russia probe asserted on Sunday that The New York Times erred in a report on then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The report said Rosenstein curtailed the investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and kept the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the dark about it. Here’s what Andrew Weissmann, the former top prosecutor on Mueller’s staff, had to say about it: they were never told to keep anything from FBI agents embedded in their office. NYT story today is wrong re alleged secret DOJ order prohibiting a counterintelligence investigation by Mueller, “without telling the bureau.” Dozens of FBI agents/analysts were embedded in Special Counsel’s Office and we were never told to keep anything from them. 1 of 2 — Andrew Weissmann (@AWeissmann_) August 31, 2020 Rosenstein did not tell then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about the decision to narrow...
    Authorities are conducting a criminal investigation after the Jewish center at the University of Delaware was set on fire. Firefighters arrived at the scene at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, according to NBC10. They were able to bring the fire under control, and no one was reported to be harmed in the fire. The Delaware fire marshal's office said on Wednesday that the fire, which caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, was intentionally set. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said investigators have found "no indication of a hate crime" but said that they are still "exploring all avenues," Delaware Online reported. “It is heartbreaking to learn the fire at the Chabad Center was set intentionally,” Newark Mayor Jerry Clifton wrote in a statement. “This is a sickening act of hostility that threatens the safety and security of our inclusive, welcoming neighborhoods. My thoughts...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police on Thursday announced a preliminary probe into the circumstances of the sudden illness of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who fell into a coma last week following a suspected poisoning and amid growing pressure from Western officials to investigate. According to a statement released Thursday by a Siberian branch of Russia’s Interior Ministry, investigators in Siberia have been working on “establishing all the circumstances of the incident,” conducting forensic studies and collecting items “that may have probative value.” Navalny, an opposition politician and corruption investigator who is one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia last Thursday and was taken to a hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk after the plane made an emergency landing. Over the weekend, he was transferred to the Charité hospital in Berlin, where doctors found indications of “cholinesterase inhibitors” in his...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — A former San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy is under investigation in connection for using too much force to arrest a suspected looter, and then allegedly stealing items from that store himself. Erdem Gorgulu, 46, of San Bernardino, was placed on paid administrative leave on June 3, just two days after the incident at a Big 5 Sporting Goods store, 2150 E. Highland Ave., in San Bernardino. He had been a deputy sheriff for 11 and a half years, but was no longer an employee of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department as of Aug. 24, officials said. “The criminal acts committed by Gorgulu while serving in his capacity as a deputy sheriff are inexcusable and undermine all the good, valuable work deputies do every day,” San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a statement. “Although Gorgulu’s acts were unacceptable and disheartening, this incident serves as an...
    A conservative watchdog is fed up with the pace of United States Attorney John Durham's inquiry into the Russia investigation with roughly 70 days before Election Day. Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, shared his grievances Monday with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, lamenting how he sees no activity to suggest an escalation in a criminal investigation. So far, Durham has secured only one plea deal from a former FBI lawyer who fraudulently altered a CIA email to obtained renewed court permission to wiretap a former Trump campaign aide. He made his point by noting how Durham's team only just interviewed former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday, after which a longtime aide said the Obama administration intelligence chief was told he is not a "subject or target" of a criminal investigation and former FBI Director James Comey insisted that he "can't imagine" being a target of the inquiry....
    Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith, the richest black person in America who paid off the entire student debt of Morehouse's graduating class in 2019, is being investigated by the Department of Justice for potential tax evasion, according to reports.  Smith, 57, is the CEO of Vista Equity Partners and is worth $6billion.  According to sources cited by Bloomberg, investigators are looking into whether he used offshore accounts in the Caribbean to funnel $247million from his fund into his charitable foundation in 2014 without paying tax.  He has not been charged and may not be. According to Bloomberg's sources, he is trying to resolve the issue by paying a settlement.  A spokesman for Vista and Smith declined to comment on Monday morning.  Billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith is reportedly facing a criminal investigation over a 2014 transaction of $247million from his private equity fund to a Caribbean company  The fund sent...
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    Former CIA Director John Brennan sat down for an eight-hour interview with U.S. Attorney John Durham on Friday as part of the latter’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation. During the lengthy interview, Durham told Brennan that he was “not a subject or a target” of the investigation but a “witness” to events being reviewed by investigators, Brennan adviser Nick Shapiro wrote in a summary of the encounter on Twitter. Brennan was informed by Mr. Durham that he is not a subject or a target of a criminal investigation and that he is only a witness to events that are under review. The interview was conducted at CIA headquarters and lasted eight hours. 2/8 — Nick Shapiro (@nick_shapiro) August 22, 2020 “Brennan welcomed the opportunity to answer Mr. Durham’s questions related to a wide range of intelligence-related activities undertaken by CIA before the November 2016 presidential election as well as the...
    U.S. Attorney John Durham interviewed former CIA Director John Brennan for eight hours on Friday as he wraps up his inquiry into the Russia investigation, according to statement on behalf of the former Obama administration official. Getting ahead of whatever report the federal prosecutor is expected to release, which President Trump and his allies believe will be a damning assessment of the actions taken by top intelligence and national security officials taken against Trump's campaign and administration, Brennan also declared he confronted Durham about the politicization of his efforts. A statement from Nick Shapiro, Brennan's former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser, also claimed the former CIA director was told he is not under criminal investigation. They met at CIA headquarters and discussed "issues related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election," Shapiro said, adding that Durham informed Brennan that “he is not a...
    Brian Kolfage, one of several men arrested on Thursday for defrauding donors with the “We Build the Wall” online crowdfunding campaign, called reports of a criminal investigation into his actions last year “fake news.” Hide Responding to a BuzzFeed News article on the investigation, Kolfage denied that his alleged efforts to privately fund a wall on the southern border had caught the attention of law enforcement. Hide Ugh oh fake news @buzzfeed is at it again! Just like we embarrassed you last time we’ll do it again! Remember you can’t stop us, no one can! Get ready for wall #2 BAHHHAHAHA— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) August 7, 2019 A decorated Iraq War veteran with a long history of promoting conspiracy theories, Kolfage was arrested nearly one year later alongside Andrew Badolato, Timothy Shea, and former White House adviser Steve Bannon. Hide The United States District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of...
    Thousands flee as wildfires rage across Calif. Coronavirus updates: University of North Carolina temporarily suspends fall sports; Pope warns against the rich getting vaccine first UPDATE 1-Soccer-FIFAs ethics committee clears Infantino after investigation (Adds details, background) Exceptionally Breathable and Comfortable Face Mask LEARN MORE Ad Fast Ship Face Masks ZURICH, Aug 19 (Reuters) - FIFA's independent ethics committee has cleared the organisation's president Gianni Infantino of any alleged breach of its code, world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday. Swiss authorities last month decided to open criminal proceedings against Infantino to look into meetings between the FIFA chief and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Lauber and Infantino have denied any wrongdoing with the FIFA chief saying he met the Attorney General as part of his duties as president of the governing body. The ethics committee said it had received a complaint on June 21 and had received documentation from...
    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith plead guilty Wednesday in federal court to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Clinesmith plead guilty Wednesday, and U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg, accepted the plea. Clinesmith's sentencing date has been set for Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m. Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. The inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was “not a source” for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The Justice Department relied on Clinesmith’s assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017...
    Coronavirus updates: Pope warns against the rich getting vaccine first; bargoer at Sturgis rally had COVID-19; world cases top 22M CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands FIFAs ethics committee clears Infantino after investigation ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's independent ethics committee has cleared the organisation's president Gianni Infantino of any alleged breach of its code, world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday. © Reuters/Yves Herman FILE PHOTO: UEFA Congress Swiss authorities last month decided to open criminal proceedings against Infantino to look into meetings between the FIFA chief and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Lauber and Infantino have denied any wrongdoing with the FIFA chief saying he met the Attorney General as part of his duties as president of the governing body. The ethics committee said it had received a complaint on June 21 and had received documentation from various Swiss authorities and administrative courts. "All of this material...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning school districts in the state that background checks into employees’ criminal histories are necessary after a recent investigation revealed some districts are not doing their due diligence. “In the course of a criminal investigation, we learned that some public schools in Pennsylvania may not be properly checking the statewide child abuse database and maintaining records for every employee,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “The law requires that school districts check and keep these records because we need them to help keep children safe. We shared our findings with every district as a warning call so that Pennsylvania children are better protected in the future.” In Pennsylvania, employees must be cleared by the state’s child abuse database, and school districts must consult with the FBI and State Police on all volunteers’ and employees’ criminal histories, should...
    Two top House Democrats are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to open a criminal investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, accusing him of slowing the mail and disrupting USPS operations in an attempt to help President Donald Trump win re-election. “There is overwhelming evidence that Postmaster DeJoy and the Board of Governors have hindered the passage of mail,” say Members of Congress Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) in a letter to the FBI Director, as The Hill reports. “If their intent in doing so was to affect mail-in balloting or was motivated by personal financial reasons, then they likely committed crimes.” Two top House Democrats are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to open a criminal investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, accusing him of slowing the mail and disrupting USPS operations in an attempt to help President Donald Trump win re-election. “There is overwhelming evidence that Postmaster DeJoy and the...
    A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest next week was suspended from office Friday, a day after his arrest in connection to a sex scandal investigation at a previous job, officials said. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order removing Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels from his elected position. Daniels turned himself into the jail in Jacksonville on Thursday on a felony charge of tampering with evidence and three misdemeanor counts of giving false information to law enforcement. “I want you to look past the smokescreen of dirty politics,” Daniels said in a video posted on the official sheriff's office YouTube channel earlier Friday. “One thing I take ownership of as a man is failures as a husband. That has nothing to do with me as a sheriff.” FLORIDA SHERIFF CLARIFIES REMARKS AFTER WARNING PROTESTERS HE COULD DEPUTIZE ‘EVERY LAWFUL GUN OWNER’ Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels was removed...
    Postmaster General Louis DeJoy A pair of Democratic members of Congress on Monday urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation to open an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS Board of Governors. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) cited to recent reports detailing nationwide delays in mail deliveries and requested the bureau probe whether top officials at USPS were intentionally attempting to impede mail distribution for personal or political gain. “There is overwhelming evidence that Postmaster General DeJoy and the Board of Governors have hindered the passage of mail. At least 19 mail sorting machines, which can process 35,000 pieces of mail per hour, have been dismantled and over 671 are slated for reductions later this year,” the letter stated. “If Postmaster General DeJoy and/or the Board of Governors took these actions ‘for the purpose of interfering with, or...
    Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) on Friday asked his state’s attorney general to empanel a grand jury to investigate President Donald Trump and several top executives at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Pascrell claimed the Administration’s efforts to dismantle the federal agency constitutes election interference in violation of state law. “Tonight I’ve made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General asking him to empanel a grand jury to look at subversion of NJ election laws by Donald Trump, Louis DeJoy, and other Trump officials in their accelerating arson of the post office,” Pascrell tweeted along with photos of the complaint. Tonight I’ve made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General asking him to empanel a grand jury to look at subversion of NJ election laws by donald trump, louis dejoy, and other trump officials in their accelerating arson of the post office. pic.twitter.com/mxqbV8EmVn — Bill...
    A charging document filed in Washington by U.S. Attorney John Durham on Friday kindled fresh speculation about where the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation is headed. Near the top of the five-page filing, which lays out a single false statement charge against former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith for altering a CIA email in the course of seeking renewed permission to wiretap onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, is a brief description of how the bureau began its investigation into whether there was coordination between associates of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russia. "On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a Foreign Agents Registration Act ('FARA') investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane into whether individual(s) associated with the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign were witting of and/or coordinating activities with the Russian government," Durham wrote in the introduction section, adding that individual cases against four Trump associates, including Page...
    Donald Trump could be facing a widening probe in his former home, with Manhattan’s district attorney appearing to confirm on Friday that an investigation into the president goes beyond allegations that he authorized hush money payments through his former personal lawyer. As Talking Points Memo reported, attorneys representing Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance said in a court filing on Friday that there appears to be enough information to extend the probe beyond the allegations that Trump took part in the payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels that helped land Michael Cohen behind bars. “Given that this much information about potentially widespread and protracted criminal conduct was in the public record (and without going into any additional, nonpublic sources), it is not plausible to speculate, let alone infer, that the grand jury investigation was limited to Cohen’s 2016 payments,” the attorneys wrote in Friday’s court filing. Cohen had previously said that...
    SAN ANTONIO – The first remote criminal trial in Bexar County history ended Friday with a 36-year-old man being found guilty of driving while intoxicated. This was the third DWI offense for the defendant, Carlos Enriquez. The jury-less bench trial, to which Enriquez agreed to, was held in 290th District Court with Judge Jennifer Pena presiding. “At a 0.16 at the time of testing, the defendant (was) to have been above a .08 at the time he was driving,” prosecutor Neal Cordero told the judge during his opening argument. A person in Texas is considered legally drunk at .08. Defense attorney James Meyrat insisted that Enriquez wasn’t the driver of a van that was found on the Interstate 10 access road near Culebra Road the night of Nov. 17, 2018. ”This is all about operating,” Meyrat said. “Was the defendant driving the car while intoxicated?” SAPD Officer Christopher Lopez, who...
    A former FBI lawyer will reportedly plead guilty to falsifying a document that FBI officials used to renew FISA warrants that were used to surveil the Trump campaign in 2016. The New York Times reported that the lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, “who was assigned to the Russia investigation, plans to admit that he altered an email from the C.I.A. that investigators relied on to seek renewed court permission in 2017 for a secret wiretap on the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who had at times provided information to the spy agency.” This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, Clinesmith's attorney told The Associated Press on Friday. Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department's inspector general's office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The DOJ relied on that assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Clinesmith is being charged in federal court in Washington and is expected to...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BEAVER (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says that the Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center in Beaver County is part of a criminal investigation. Shapiro says he is looking into neglect at nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of tweets, Shapiro says his office is dedicated to protecting Pennsylvania’s senior citizens and will not tolerate mistreatment. The reports of conditions and practices at the Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center are deeply troubling. I can confirm that Brighton is one of the subjects of our criminal investigations into neglect at nursing homes during the pandemic.https://t.co/wDNhthlzqm — AG Josh Shapiro (@PAAttorneyGen) August 12, 2020
    YouTube star Jake Paul is speaking out about an FBI raid at his Calabasas, Calif., home last week. Paul, 23, took to YouTube in a since-deleted video on Wednesday to "set the record straight," according to Entertainment Tonight. "Just to clarify things and set the record straight, the FBI raid is entirely related to the Arizona looting situation that had happened," the internet personality said in the video, which was obtained by TMZ. He continued: "It's an investigation. There are rumors about it having to do with so many other things that have nothing to do with me or my character and the s--t that people are making up is absolutely absurd." JAKE PAUL RAID IN CONNECTION WITH SCOTTSDALE INVESTIGATION, FEDS SAY, AS FIREARMS REPORTEDLY SEIZED FROM HOME Paul went on to say that currently his "goal right now is to continue to focus on myself, boxing, music." "Thank you to all the fans...
    By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday requested a criminal investigation into a charitable foundation run by Bryant “Corky” Messner, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. A letter sent to the Colorado secretary of state and attorney general accuses Messner of violating several state laws by running a fraudulent foundation purported to help low-income college students. It was spurred by a recent article in the Washington Post that described years of misleading marketing by the Messner Foundation, which provided just a single scholarship in its first 10 years of existence. Meanwhile, the foundation raised money via car raffles that also promoted his Denver-based law firm and donated $50,000 to an elite private school his sons attended at the time. “The Messner Foundation and its president, Corky Messner, swindled both the underprivileged students in Colorado...
    U.S. President Donald Trump listens while meeting with women small business owners. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images) The Manhattan district attorney has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s long time bank. Their investigation is the center of the Supreme Court ruling that Trump must release his tax information. Last month, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling that the prosecutor has the right to seek the president’s personal and corporate tax returns.  READ MORE: Twitter suspends Donald Trump Jr.’s account for spreading COVID-19 misinformation Deutsche Bank was subpoenaed last year in an effort to obtain financial records provided by the Trump Organization to the lender in the 1990s.  The criminal investigation had initially been focused on hush-money payments to two women in 2016. However, it has expanded to possible “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.”  A person enters Deutsche Bank’s Manhattan headquarters (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The...
    YouTube personality Jake Paul was outside the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in Arizona in May when what police described as a riot broke out. Scottsdale police announced that Paul participated in the unrest and would be charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly. But on Wednesday, officials said those charges would be dropped because of a federal investigation into the incident. By then, SWAT officers and the FBI were serving search warrants at Paul’s Calabasas mansion. The exact nature of the federal probe remains unclear. California FBI raid at Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion tied to disturbance at shopping mall California FBI raid at Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion tied to disturbance at shopping mall Law enforcement sources said several weapons were found on the property. “The Scottsdale Police Department and Scottsdale city attorney’s office are coordinating with the United States...
    PROSECUTORS in New York have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's bank as part of the Manhattan district attorney's criminal probe into his business practices. The office of Manhattan DA Cyrus R Vance Jr issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Trump's bank of choice since the late 1990s. 6New York prosecutors on Wednesday subpoenaed President Trump's main lender as part of the criminal probe into his business dealingsCredit: Getty - Contributor 6Detsche Bank reportedly handed over Trump's financial statements, records, and other materials to investigatorsCredit: AP:Associated Press In a New York Times report published on Wednesday, four unnamed people familiar with the investigation said Vance's office sought financial records the Trump Organization provided to the lender. Deutsche Bank complied with the writ and turned over records including financial statements, records, and other materials Trump gave the bank when he was borrowing money, two of those people told...
    (CNN)A law enforcement official confirms to CNN that FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at the Calabasas, California, home of YouTube celebrity Jake Paul Wednesday.FBI Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller tells CNN the search is in connection with an ongoing investigation. The affidavit in support of the warrant has been sealed by a judge and the FBI is prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation. Eimiller tells CNN no arrests are planned. CNN has reached out to reps for Paul for comment.Arizona charges dismissedRead MoreIn June, Paul was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly after video showed him at a Scottsdale, Arizona, mall as it was being looted, police said. In a Twitter post, Paul denied that he and anyone else he was with was engaged in looting or vandalism.YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with trespassing and unlawful assembly after he was at a mall...
    One of former special counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors urged Justice Department officials to consider refusing to cooperate with two politically charged investigations overseen by Attorney General William Barr. Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official who was known as Mueller's "pit bull" during the Russia investigation, struck a sense of urgency in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday, noting that there are 90 days until an election contest which will almost certainly pit President Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden. He wrote, along with former Defense Department special counsel Ryan Goodman, that U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation and U.S. Attorney John Bash's investigation into "unmasking" requests by Obama administration officials targeting Trump associates shows Barr is poised to "trample" written policy that no action be influenced in by politics and an unwritten norm urging officials to defer publicly charging or taking any...
    (CNN)New York prosecutors subpoenaed President Donald Trump's primary lender as part of the Manhattan district attorney's criminal investigation into the President's business practices, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Four people familiar with the inquiry told the newspaper that Deutsche Bank was subpoenaed last year for financial records that Trump and the Trump Organization provided the bank. The bank complied with the subpoena and provided the Manhattan district attorney's office with financial statements, records and other materials, two of the people familiar told The Times. Both Deutsche Bank and the Manhattan DA's office declined to comment Wednesday.News of the subpoena comes after prosecutors on Monday signaled that their investigation extends beyond hush-money payments and asked a federal judge to dismiss Trump's lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his financial records.Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's lawyers have previously said the probe is expansive, and on Monday they pointed out that when the...
    The Manhattan district attorney’s office reportedly issued a subpoena that signals a wide-reaching criminal investigation involving President Trump's financial history. According to a report from the New York Times on Wednesday, state prosecutors subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, a creditor for Trump's properties as a private citizen, last year as part of their criminal investigation into the president's business practices. Authorities reportedly sought to obtain all documents and records Trump submitted to the bank. Over the course of several months, the bank provided District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance's office with detailed financial statements and materials the president provided in order to obtain loans. Sources reportedly said the prosecutor's investigation is still in its early stages. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that the president must allow the state of New York to examine his financial records as part of a grand jury criminal investigation. The case, Trump v. Vance, pertains...
    FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge woman who was reported to be acting erratically while wielding knives has been shot and killed by police, Iowa state officials said. The shooting happened Tuesday night, after Webster County officials received a 911 call about the woman, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The department’s Division of Criminal Investigation said deputies from the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and a Fort Dodge police officer responded, and during their interaction, the woman was shot and killed. Officials gave no other details about the shooting. Officials had not released the woman’s identity by Wednesday morning. An autopsy was set to be conducted by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has taken over the investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags:...
    President Donald Trump is being investigated by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance for alleged tax fraud — and New York-based attorney David Lurie says the president has no one but himself to blame for this information now being public knowledge. Writing in The Daily Beast, Lurie explains how Trump “overplayed his hand” in his efforts to block Vance’s office from gaining access to his taxes. Specifically, the president’s attorneys falsely claimed that Vance’s office was only running a narrow investigation into the president’s hush money payments to two women in the run up to the 2016 presidential election, and thus was not entitled to see his financial information. However, Vance’s office called the president’s bluff and publicly disclosed that it was probing much more than just the president’s illegal campaign payments. “Vance’s office stated that Trump’s claims about the supposedly limited scope of the investigation ‘is fatally undermined by undisputed information in the public...
    By Karen Freifeld | Reuters The Manhattan district attorney’s investigation involving U.S. President Donald Trump is not limited to so-called hush-money payments made to two women in 2016 by his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, according to a court filing on Monday. The investigation is related to “alleged insurance and bank fraud by the Trump Organization and its officers,” among other things, Manhattan District Cyrus Vance said in seeking to dismiss Trump’s challenge to a subpoena for eight years of his personal and corporate tax records. A week ago, Trump made his latest bid to quash Manhattan Vance’s subpoena, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the president was not immune from state criminal probes. In his second amended complaint, filed in federal court in Manhattan on July 27, Trump argued the subpoena was “wildly overbroad” and was issued “bad faith.” Vance, in responding to the claim the subpoena...
    The Manhattan district attorney's office issued a court filing on Monday that appears to show it is investigating potential bank and insurance fraud in the Trump Organization. Prosecutors did not explicitly identify the focus of their investigation, but say "undisputed" news reports about the organization's business conduct provides a legitimate basis for their subpoena seeking the president's financial records. Those reports claim Trump inflated his net worth and value of properties to lenders and insurers. The president's legal team asserts he did nothing wrong. "At the time the Mazars Subpoena was issued, there were public allegations of possible criminal activity at Plaintiff’s New York County-based Trump Organization dating back over a decade. These reports describe transactions involving individual and corporate actors based in New York County, but whose conduct at times extended beyond New York’s borders. This possible criminal activity occurred within the applicable statutes of limitations, particularly if...
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino was not acting criminally by taking no notes during secret talks with Switzerland’s attorney general that are now part of a criminal investigation into the head of world football, a senior official at the governing body said Monday. FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell defended Infantino’s conduct while claiming not to know the specifics of the meetings, denying his boss had acted recklessly. “It’s almost preposterous to suggest that because someone doesn’t remember the details of a meeting, therefore something criminal should have been discussed,” Bell said. Bell said Infantino has never denied the existence of meetings with attorney general Michael Lauber to discuss the sprawling investigation into football corruption. “I don’t really think it’s reckless not to take minutes when the FIFA president meets the attorney general of the country,” Bell said on a video call. “You don’t really expect when you go to...
    A Linden man was arrested after assaulting another driver during a racially-charged and violent dispute over a parking spot, said authorities who charged him David M. Beardsley, 60, called a woman names, poked her in the face with his finger, closer her car door on her leg and threw her cell phone in a fight for the coveted spot on East Henry Street around 8:30 a.m., July 22, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Friday. The next day, the woman -- a 70-year-old Carteret resident -- came to police headquarters to report Beardsley also yelled racial slurs, authorities said. It was not clear where on E. Henry Street the incident occurred. "Based on this new information, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office was notified and a bias incident investigation was initiated, in accordance with Attorney General Guidelines," Ruotolo and Hart said last Friday. "A comprehensive, week-long investigation...
    A teenager is facing multiple charges after police say he was found carrying keys to an SUV parked nearby that had been reported several days earlier on Long Island. Police were dispatched for a call of suspicious males attempting to break into cars parked in front of residences on Beebe Road in Mineola at around 4:10 a.m. on Friday, July 31. Upon arrival, officers found Kevin Rosales, 19, of Brooklyn, and conducted an investigation.  Subsequent to the investigation, it was discovered that Rosales was in possession of car keys to a nearby parked 2019 Nissan Armada that had been reported stolen several days earlier, police said. Rosales was placed under arrest without incident. Rosales has been charged with: second-degree criminal possession of stolen property  fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property  fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property   He was arraigned on Saturday, Aug. 1 in Mineola. Detectives request anyone who...
    By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer LONDON (AP) — Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. “There is nothing preventing the president from performing his duties,” FIFA said in a statement to the AP. “He will continue to fully assume his functions within FIFA.” The FIFA ethics committee faced calls to suspend Infantino from his predecessor, Sepp Blatter, who was toppled in disgrace in 2015 and banned from world football until 2021. “The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities," FIFA said, “but he has not been charged nor is he guilty...
    LONDON (AP) — Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football’s governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino’s conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country’s attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption. “There is nothing preventing the president from performing his duties,” FIFA said in a statement to the AP. “He will continue to fully assume his functions within FIFA.” The FIFA ethics committee faced calls to suspend Infantino from his predecessor, Sepp Blatter, who was toppled in disgrace in 2015 and banned from world football until 2021. “The FIFA president is subject to a criminal investigation by the Swiss judicial authorities,” FIFA said, “but he has not been charged nor is he guilty of anything. … FIFA and its President...
    A serial burglar in Connecticut was tracked down after breaking into a Fairfield County Dunkin’ Donuts location, stealing cash and a recording surveillance system, and being tied to other break-ins, police said. Investigators from the Monroe Police Department responded to Dunkin Donuts on Roosevelt Drive shortly after 1:45 on Dec. 27 last year, when a. burglar alarm was activated. Police said that upon arrival, it was determined by detectives that the establishment had been forcefully broken into by two men. A total of $1,395 was missing, and the surveillance system had an estimated value of $3,500. The investigation determined that two suspects in a small, dark-colored vehicle were responsible for the burglary. The same suspects also allegedly burglarized commercial buildings in Shelton, Milford, and North Branford. According to police, the investigation led detectives to identify Ansonia resident Joseph Marino as a suspect and he was re-arrested on Wednesday, July 29....
    SAN JOSE — A veteran San Jose police officer is the subject of dozens of criminal charges that allege a multi-layered conspiracy in which he ran a private security business that exploited and underpaid mostly minority workers, and aggressively hid millions of dollars in revenues from state unemployment and other taxes, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. In an exhaustive 43-count criminal complaint borne from a six-month investigation, Robert Foster and nine other business partners and associates — including his wife — are charged with wage theft and an array of other crimes centered around under-reporting payroll through shell subcontractor arrangements and a shadow bank account that shielded the true earnings of Atlas Private Security, Inc. from auditors and tax collectors. Prosecutors further allege that to keep the scheme from being uncovered, Foster and several of his co-defendants discouraged overworked employees — some of them believed to...
    Coronavirus updates: Trump suggests delaying election; Miami schools defy Gov. DeSantis, go online-only; FDA sets at-home test rules McDonalds partners with Mayo Clinic for aid in coronavirus safety Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino GENEVA (AP) — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Soccer governing body FIFA says its $1.5 billion coronavirus relief plan to revive the sport and help national associations stay afloat comes with “strict compliance and audit requirements.” “This relief plan is a great example of football’s solidarity and commitment in such unprecedented times,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file) The case...
    GENEVA (AP) — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor. The case is connected to a meeting Infantino had with the Swiss attorney general. The special prosecutor, Stefan Keller, closed an investigation into two complaints involving Infantino and attorney general Michael Lauber after turning up “elements that make up reprehensible behavior.” Lauber announced his resignation last week. Keller opened a criminal case against Infantino as well as Valais prosecutor Rinaldo Arnold, and has sought authorization to open a legal case against Lauber, too, according to a statement from the Swiss authority overseeing the federal prosecutors office. Keller, a legal expert named to the post of special prosecutor on June 29, found that possible infractions included abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, “assisting offenders” and “incitement to these acts,” the supervisory authority for the office of the attorney general said...
    In a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr refused to commit to holding off on releasing a report by U.S. Attorney John Durham until after the 2020 election. Hours into a grueling public event, in which Democrats repeatedly cut off their star witness much to the chagrin of Republicans present, Barr rejected the notion that the release of the federal prosecutor's findings from his criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation before the November contest would amount to a violation of Justice Department policy or election interference. “Under oath, do you commit to not releasing any report by Mr. Durham before the November election?” Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Florida Democrat, asked the attorney general. “No,” Barr replied. When asked again, he repeated, “No. I will be very careful.” During cross-talk between Mucarsel-Powell and Barr, the Florida Democrat claimed the attorney general...
    Attorney General Bill Barr plans an aggressive opening statement in his Congressional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, in which he will dismiss the Russia investigation of Donald Trump as “bogus” and deny any “interference from the White House.” According to a CNN report of his written opening statement, Barr plans to push back hard on the House Democrat-led committee. “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions,” Barr will say. “Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today.” A number of Barr’s recent actions have...
    A suspect who allegedly fired shots outside a Long Island shopping center in broad daylight is at large while another man is facing weapons charges in connection to the incident. The incident happened around 1:15 p.m.on Saturday, July 25 in Manhasset. According to Nassau County Police Gang Investigations Squad Detectives, Yuri Oluh, 22, of Queens had a verbal argument with the unidentified suspect in front of the Americana Shopping Center located at 1980 Northern Boulevard.  The dispute escalated after the male suspect, described as being black, displayed a handgun and pointed it at Oluh, police said.  The suspect then discharged several rounds at Oluh, who was not struck and fled the scene, according to police. No injuries were reported. A short time later, officers located Oluh in the vicinity of Searingtown Road and Northern Boulevard.  A subsequent investigation ensued revealing Oluh to have been in possession of a loaded silver...
    President Trump suggested that the findings in U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation could be more troubling than what is publicly known. The commander in chief clued in a prime-time audience on Thursday when host Sean Hannity asked him to react to his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, saying over the weekend he expects criminal indictments and newly declassified FBI documents. "It's just more and more things that you see. And that's only what you see. It is really bad," Trump said. "It is a terrible thing that happened. It should never happen to another president." The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation in the summer of 2016 looking into whether there was coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in an effort to interfere in the election. That inquiry got folded in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, which concluded that Russia interfered in 2016 in...
    Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton predicted U.S. Attorney John Durham will serve up a "zinger of a report." He broke with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, who took heart in White House chief of staff Mark Meadows saying over the weekend he expects indictments in the criminal inquiry of the Russia investigation. "You're going to be disappointed," the conservative watchdog group leader said on Monday. "I think [what] is going to happen is, he's going to issue another zinger of a report that will get you nothing, and a few indictments of some lower-level people, and the Obama gang largely will fade away in terms of getting held accountable," Fitton said. Attorney General William Barr appointed Durham more than a year ago to investigate misconduct by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials during the Russia investigation more than a year ago. The Justice Department has signaled that it expects developments...
    Three separate fires erupted in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes, located in north-western France. French authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the blaze at the 15th-century cathedral in Nantes, the sixth-largest city in France. The fire began in the early Saturday morning, and flames were visible from outside the cathedral. It took more than 100 firefighters several hours to control the blaze at the Gothic structure. Local fire chief Laurent Ferlay said the "violent blaze" started "by the organ located behind the rose window." "The damage is concentrated on the organ, which appears to be completely destroyed," Ferlay said. "The platform it is situated on is very unstable and risks collapsing." The grand organ was installed in the Nantes Cathedral in 1621. The organ originally had 27 keys, but over the centuries it was upgraded to 74 keys. A fire...
    U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation is on track to release a report by the end of the summer, according to the Justice Department. Kerri Kupec, a top spokeswoman for the agency, told Fox News this week that a report is not "the goal" of the criminal investigation, but it will nevertheless "be really pivotal to the restoration of that one tiered system of justice." The politically charged review, which shifted into a criminal investigation last fall, has been decried by Democrats as a scheme to damage President Trump's rivals ahead of the 2020 election and hailed by Republicans who claim the Russia investigation was a partisan hit job. "There is a story to be told there. The American people deserve resolution, and frankly justice deserves resolution," Kupec declared. Attorney General William Barr said last month he anticipates "developments" in Durham's investigation "hopefully before the end...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 46-year-old Massachusetts man — who is a former theater teacher at a middle school in Anoka — faces multiple charges accusing him of sexually abusing four juvenile students. On Friday, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said Jefferson Jerome Fietek, of Malden, Massachusetts, was arrested by Malden police and will be held in a local jail while waiting for extradition to Minnesota. According to the criminal complaint, the sexual assaults took place at Anoka Middle School for the Arts, previously Fred Moore Middle School, and in surrounding areas of Anoka County, including Fietek’s home. Initially, police began investigating when two juvenile victims reported being sexually assaulted by Fietek. Then, two additional juvenile victims came forward during the investigation. The victims’ ages ranged from 14 to 16 years old, with the assaults occurring over the span of nearly 10 years, from 2009 to 2019. ...
    Their actions, captured on video and viewed by millions, drew praise from some who said they were legally defending their home, but scorn from others who said they risked bloodshed by displaying the weapons. Photos emerged as memes on both sides of the gun debate. Gardner's office was still investigating, but no charges have been filed. Hawley, a Missouri Republican, wrote in a letter to Barr that Gardner abused her power in seizing the couple's guns, investigating them, and pursuing a possible indictment. He called her actions "an unacceptable abuse of power and threat to the Second Amendment." "There is no question under Missouri law that the McCloskeys had the right to own and use their firearms to protect themselves from threatened violence, and that any criminal prosecution for these actions is legally unsound," Hawley wrote. "The only possible motivation for the investigation, then, is a politically motivated attempt to...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Wednesday night the city of Vallejo announced it is seeking a criminal investigation into the Vallejo Police Department's destruction of evidence after an officer shot and killed Sean Monterrosa June 2.The City says it discovered that the windshield from the Vallejo Police vehicle involved has been destroyed, and the vehicle has since been placed back into service without prior consultation with the Police Chief or City Attorney's Office. #Breaking @CityofVallejo announces criminal investigation into destruction of evidence by @VallejoPd in #seanmonterrosa shooting death. City says it’s in contact with @FBI and that an “employee is on administrative leave.” pic.twitter.com/SDCP20RRnp— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) July 16, 2020The City of Vallejo had already requested that the Solano County District Attorney's office or Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office conduct the criminal investigation on this Officer Involved Shooting.The City has now requested the destruction of evidence also be included as part...
    How Attorney General William Barr may yet unleash the power of the Justice Department has House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff unnerved. The California Democrat invoked U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is conducting a criminal inquiry of the federal Russia investigation, as he discussed his dread that "more serious abuse" of federal law enforcement will happen in the coming days. "One of the concerns I have with Bill Barr is that the worst is yet to come. I mean, he's got a terrible, destructive track record as it is, and it may get worse in the coming days," Schiff said in a recent episode of the Talking Feds podcast. "But what we have seen largely is Barr's intervention to protect the president." As examples, Schiff mentioned Barr's roll-out of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and "intervention" in cases spun off from the Russia investigation to "help Trump cronies" such as...
    Criminal charges were filed against Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS) by Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay on Tuesday after an investigation into alleged voter fraud. According to Kansas’s KSNT, Watkins is charged with “three felonies and a misdemeanor that relate to the 2019 local election,” which include interference with law enforcement and providing false information, voting without being qualified, unlawful advance voting, and failing to notify the DMV of change of address. The charges from Kagay were announced shortly before Watkins was set to take the stage to debate his primary challengers Jake LaTurner and Dennis Taylor on KSNT. After the charges were announced, Watkins claimed they were “hyper-political” and “very suspicious,” noting the timing of the announcement. “We’ve cooperated with the district attorney completely,” Watkins said in regard to the charges. “I look forward to clearing my name.” The investigation, which was originally conducted by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, was taken...
    Andrew Weissmann, one of special counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors, encouraged the Justice Department to "vindicate the rule of law" by putting Roger Stone before a grand jury. He wrote in an op-ed published by the New York Times on Tuesday that President Trump commuting the 40-month prison sentence for his longtime friend "does not have to be the end of the story." "To get at the truth of why he lied" to congressional investigators about his alleged outreach to WikiLeaks for "Russian dirt" on Trump's Democratic 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, Weissmann said Stone could be served with a grand jury subpoena, either by a federal or state prosecutor or even with a congressional subpoena. Weissmann noted reporting that Attorney General William Barr privately urged against clemency for Stone and voiced hope that Barr might still pursue the GOP operative. "The tools to get at the truth are there and...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell is under investigation by the US Virgin Islands for her alleged participation in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. The heiress, 58, already facing six charges in New York relating to the paedophile billionaire’s abuse, is also facing serious claims in the Caribbean, it emerged today. 1Ghislaine Maxwell is now to face further chargesCredit: Getty Images - Getty Officials on the islands gave notice of their investigation in a court filing on Friday, as they seek intervene in a lawsuit she filed against Epstein’s estate. The socialite sued earlier this year seeking reimbursement for legal fees, claiming Epstein had repeatedly promised her that he would support her financially. Court papers said that the island’s Department of Justice “is investigating Maxwell’s participation in Epstein’s criminal sex trafficking and sexual abuse conduct”. It is also using the case to subpoena Maxwell – to compel her to appear to before a court...
    An ongoing criminal investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, the same prosecutor who charged the officers responsible for the death of Rayshard Brooks, recently widened — and now includes his actions involving the Brooks case. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds confirmed to Law.com last week that a criminal investigation into Howard now includes grand jury subpoenas he issued in the Brooks case — despite the fact that a grand jury had not been impaneled since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Howard attempted to subpoena records related to a use of force investigation against former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, whom Howard charged with felony murder in the Brooks case. More from Law.com: Howard told the Daily Report on Wednesday his office "proactively" sent grand jury subpoenas "in the hopes" that a grand jury would convene once the current statewide...
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reportedly expanded its criminal investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard as new questions emerge about the grand jury subpoenas that Howard’s office issued in the case involving the death of Rayshard Brooks. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has asked the GBI to expand the scope of its current investigation regarding Howard after Carr learned about subpoenas issued by Howard’s office regarding Officer Garrett Rolfe and the use of force against Brooks, who was shot by Rolfe after resisting arrest and firing a taser in the officer’s direction during a DUI arrest. Howard issued grand jury subpoenas directing the Atlanta Police Department to turn over its “open investigation regarding Garrett Rolfe and the use of force incident.” Fox 5 Atlanta reports: The subpoena required that the documents be turned over for the “Grand Jury, June/July term on the of 14th day of July.”...
    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 01: Quinton Dunbar #23 of the Washington Redskins during the second half during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Quinton Dunbar’s lawyer is under criminal investigation for pay-offs. Quinton Dunbar and Deandre Baker‘s incident is getting stranger by the day. Nicholas Nehamas, David Ovalle and David Smiley of The Miami Herald report, “the case against two NFL football players accused of armed robbery in Miramar took a twist after it was revealed that detectives believe four victims recanted after being paid a total of $55,000 in cash — at the office of a South Florida defense lawyer and state lawmaker.” This South Florida defense attorney and Florida State Representative in question is Michael Grieco, the man who represents the defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks. The allegation...
    The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have issued statements reminding taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in tax and COVID-19 scams. Due to COVID-19, the original filing deadline and tax payment due date for 2019 was postponed from April 15 to July 15. Taxpayers filing Form 1040 series returns must file Form 4868 by July 15 to obtain the automatic extension to Oct. 15. “Although the extension provides additional time to file the tax return – it is not an extension to pay any taxes due”, said Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation division in New England. “For people facing hardships who cannot pay in full, including those affected by COVID-19, the IRS has several options available to help. The IRS encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov as soon as possible to explore these options and...
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Saturday denounced President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence as “unprecedented, historic corruption.” But as former prosecutors, we believe the Stone prosecution was always a questionable waste of resources, with a shaky factual basis and marked by blatant politicking. President Trump made the right call. The Stone prosecution is just the latest example of a well-documented phenomena: the way special prosecutors, desperate to justify their commissions, end up charging marginal players with tangential crimes — often related obstruction of the investigation itself.           ROMNEY ACCUSES TRUMP OF 'HISTORIC CORRUPTION' AFTER ROGER STONE COMMUTATION Stone was a relative bit player in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian agents in 2016. As the world now knows, Mueller concluded there wasn’t any. But a feature of special prosecutions is that they spawn...
    Reuters July 11, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone on Friday, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump’s decision to commute Stone’s sentence days before he was due to report to prison marked the Republican president’s most assertive intervention to protect an associate in a criminal case and his latest use of executive clemency to benefit an ally. Democrats condemned Trump’s action as an assault on the rule of law. “Roger Stone has already suffered greatly,” the White House said in a statement. “He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!” The veteran Republican political operative’s friendship with Trump dates back decades. Stone, 67, was scheduled to report by Tuesday to...
    U.S. Attorney John Durham may decide to wait until after the 2020 presidential election to make his conclusions public or to announce any criminal charges despite pressure to finish by the end of the summer, according to a new report. Durham, who was picked by Attorney General William Barr last year to conduct and investigation into the origins and conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation, may end up waiting until after November to reveal what he has found or to hand down indictments, according to sources cited by Fox News, who said the federal prosecutor from Connecticut is trying to wrap up his inquiry by the end of the summer but hasn’t yet finished multiple strands of the inquiry. “He believes it’s critical to do them,” one source said of Durham. “He is feeling more pressure to get this done and wrapped up.” The source also said that...
    By Lawrence Hurley and Matt Scuffham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday allowed the chief Manhattan prosecutor to obtain the financial records of President Donald Trump from third parties. Here is what you need to know: WHAT IS THE CASE? The case concerns a subpoena issued to Trump's longtime accounting firm Mazars LLP for the president's financial records, including tax returns. It was issued as part of a grand jury investigation into the Republican Trump carried out by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr, a Democrat. Unlike other recent presidents, Trump has refused to disclose his tax returns and other materials that would shed light on the scope of his wealth. The content of these records has remained a persistent mystery even as he seeks re-election. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATING? In September 2019 Vance sought nearly a decade of tax...
    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Trump is not immune from a subpoena over his financial and tax records to Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., who has subpoenaed the records as part of a criminal investigation into potential wrongdoing by the president and his organization. The Supreme Court has thrown the case of whether state grand juries can access to Trump's personal tax records back to the lower court, sidestepping the broader issue for now. The ruling is a blow to the president, who has resisted disclosing his tax returns and other similar records since the 2016 presidential campaign. It also cements, with a judgment from the highest court in the land, that sitting presidents can be at least criminally investigated and subpoenaed while in office under the Constitution. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to America" event on the South Lawn of the White House, Saturday, July 4, 2020,...
    A politician in Oregon could be facing criminal charges after an investigation by the Hermiston police found that he mailed himself a racist letter. The Hermiston Police Department closed its investigation into a racist letter that was allegedly sent to Jonathan Lopez, who was running to be a Umatilla County commissioner, after the politician admitted that he sent the letter to himself. The department said it believes Lopez sent the letter to himself and passed the investigation on to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office. If the county pursues charges, Lopez could face a Class A misdemeanor for initiating a false report. Lopez first reported the letter to the police department in late June. In a since-deleted Facebook post, he claimed he had been sent the racist note by someone who hated him because of his Mexican heritage. "Many don’t know me or who I am and where I...
    Activity within the Justice Department indicates U.S. Attorney John Durham is working to bring the first indictments as part of a criminal investigation into the Russia inquiry, according to investigative journalist John Solomon. Solomon, a controversial reporter who similarly reported criminal investigative activity related to Durham's efforts months ago, told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday that people are frustrated by the wait, asserting there already is "overwhelming evidence in the public record" that crimes were committed during the Russia investigation. Solomon, who is now the editor in chief of Just the News, faced criticism last year when his reporting on Ukraine for the Hill got swept up into the impeachment investigation of President Trump and became subject to a review that found he "failed" to identify "important details about key Ukrainian sources." Still, even as the tilt of Solomon's reporting has come into question, he does still boast...
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The local investigation related to the death of a 23-year-old Black man who died after police stopped him on the street in suburban Denver will focus on first-responder training and policies as the state attorney general's probe looks at whether criminal charges are warranted, Aurora city councilors and staff said Monday. City councilors discussed their plans during a study session, when no votes are taken, the Colorado Sentinel reported. The city is looking at having a committee that includes experts on civil rights, criminal justice and medical assistance in police calls conduct the review. The city had hired a Connecticut-based attorney and former police officer to examine McClain's 2019 death but that deal was canceled following criticism from some city councilors. Gov. Jared Polis asked Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate McClain's death on Aug. 25 and pursue criminal charges against anyone he believes should be...
    (CNN)A longtime American Airlines mechanic is accused of using his access to secure areas of an airport to smuggle cocaine into the US in an airplane compartment, according to a criminal complaint filed in February. His attorney says authorities got the wrong guy.The mechanic, Paul Belloisi, 52, was indicted last month due in part to court delays stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The charges include conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine. The mechanic from Hicksville, New York, was arraigned Monday and entered a not guilty plea, his attorney, David Besso, said Belloisi is a 30-year employee of American airlines with a "spotless" record and no criminal history."He was going about his official duties as an airline mechanic," Besso said. "Somehow the government had planted scam cocaine in the plane, which he said wasn't supposed to be there and went over...
    A top Republican tagged President Trump in a message encouraging U.S. Attorney John Durham to initiate any planned prosecutions as part of his inquiry into the Russia investigation before the 2020 election. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee who has been a longtime critic of the Trump-Russia investigations, warned in a tweet Monday that waiting until after November's contest might be too late. “#CommonSense. IF NO PROSECUTIONS TIL AFTER ELECTIONS SAD SAD,” Grassley tweeted, telling Trump to think about the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the actions taken by special counsel Robert Mueller, and the Democrat-led Ukraine-related impeachment effort which ended with his acquittal by the Republican Senate in February. “The deep state is so deep that people get away with political crimes,” the Iowa Republican said. “Durham should be producing some fruit of his labor.” Some critics of the Durham...
    A 74-year-old man has been accused of sexually abusing a child, state police announced. A search warrant was executed at the residence of Vincent Ferris on Thursday, July 2 after an investigation regarding criminal sex acts allegedly committed by Vincent E. Ferris, of Stanford, against a victim under the age of 17. Ferris was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sex act, a Class E felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Ferris was arraigned before the town of Pine Plains Court, and released to the supervision of probation.   He is next scheduled to appear before the Court on Wednesday, July 22. This investigation remains ongoing.   Anyone with additional information or believes they may be a victim of crimes committed by Vincent Ferris is asked to please contact the State Police at 845-677-7300. 
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The assistant chief of police in Bakersfield, California has been placed on administrative leave as the department investigates allegations of workplace violence by him, according to a news report. An anonymous department employee filed a complaint Tuesday against Assistant Chief Joe Mullins, KBAK-TV reported. Both a criminal and administrative investigation will be made into the allegations, according to Chief of Police Greg Terry. “The criminal investigation will be conducted by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, and the administrative investigation that will follow the criminal will be done by an external entity outside of Kern County,” said Terry. Mullins is the second assistant chief in Bakersfield to be placed on administrative leave in less than a year, the news station reported. In September of 2019 Assistant Police Chief Evan Demestihas was placed on leave after allegations of domestic violence surfaced. The Bakersfield Police Department submitted his case...
    By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch and French police cracked an encrypted communications network used by organized crime gangs, allowing them to covertly watch "over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday. The massive cross-border probe started in 2017 when French police began investigating phones using the EncroChat secure communication tool and ultimately were able to work around the encryption to gain direct access to users' communications. “It was as though we were sitting at the table where criminals were chatting among themselves really,” said Jannine van den Berg, chief of the Dutch National Police Force. European police and judicial authorities said they expect the investigation to send shockwaves through organized crime gangs across the continent. Dutch police used a staggering trove of criminal communications — some 20 million messages — to...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch and French police cracked an encrypted communications network used by organized crime gangs, allowing them to covertly watch “over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday. The massive cross-border probe started in 2017 when French police began investigating phones using the EncroChat secure communication tool and ultimately were able to work around the encryption to gain direct access to users’ communications. “It was as though we were sitting at the table where criminals were chatting among themselves really,” said Jannine van den Berg, chief of the Dutch National Police Force. European police and judicial authorities said they expect the investigation to send shockwaves through organized crime gangs across the continent. Dutch police used a staggering trove of criminal communications — some 20 million messages — to launch a wave of drug...
    SAN ANTONIO – A person wanted in connection to a Fort Hood criminal investigation has died after he shot himself early Wednesday. The Killeen Police Department said officers located a suspect around 1:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue. When they attempted to make contact with the man, he fired the gun at himself, police said. The suspect died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound. Killeen police said officers assisted the Fort Hood Criminal Investigation Division in the investigation, along with the U.S. Marshals’ Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Killeen Police Department along with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals - Lone Star...Posted by Killeen Police Department on Wednesday, July 1, 2020Fort Hood has received national attention following the disappearance of soldier Vanessa Guillen. She is a private first class who was last seen on April 22. Human remains found near Central Texas...
    A Missouri lawyer couple are under investigation after they were seen brandishing guns at protesters outside their $1.15million St. Louis mansion, the city’s lead prosecutor revealed.  Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia McCloskey, 61, were seen in multiple videos and photos on Sunday evening touting an AR-15 rifle and a handgun as protesters marched.  The couple claimed they 'feared for our lives' after the protesters allegedly broke down the gate into their private community and threatened them.  The pair were the only ones to lodge an official police report about the confrontation and police said Monday that they would not be charged.  Yet St. Louis Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner announced Monday that she was working with police and prosecutors the investigate the lawyers for possible threats against the crowd.  Armed homeowners, Patty and Mark McCloskey, stand in front their house along Portland Place and confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for municipal officials in the state in relation to the case. The warrants are based on forced disappearance and organized crime charges, Gertz Manero said. Many of these officials were arrested previously and released over time when the cases against them fell apart. Gertz Manero said the new charges were never investigated or brought by prosecutors at the time. The original investigation concluded in what the then attorney general called the “historic truth” that the 43 students from the teaching college at Ayotzinapa were abducted by police in Iguala in September 2014 and handed over to the criminal gang Guerreros Unidos, which killed them and burned their bodies. Outside experts found numerous flaws in the investigation. Gertz Manero said Tuesday...
    A British sergeant for the Devon and Cornwall Police force is under criminal investigation for sharing an ‘offensive’ meme of George Floyd in a private group message with other officers. The image of Mr Floyd was reportedly shared by the sergeant on May 30th, five days after Floyd died in an altercation with police in the United States. The meme was flagged by a fellow officer — like the Sergeant facing the allegations, also reported by a local news source to be of white ethnicity — and is now being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to determine whether it was motivated by racism. The content of the meme was or why it was deemed as offensive has not been revealed. The force is responsible for policing in the Devon and Cornwall area, one of England’s most rural regions, least densely populated, and least racially diverse. It...
    Fulton Country District Attorney Paul Howard shocked the nation when he charged Officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) had finished its investigation into the matter. On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck argued that Howard is using the emotions of the African American community to try and salvage his troubled political career. Howard is currently under criminal investigation by the GBI for allegedly using his nonprofit to take at least $140,000 in Atlanta taxpayer dollars. Additionally, he is facing the latest in a string of sexual harassment allegations and has been accused of 12 public disclosure violations by the state ethics commission. "The Atlanta DA, Paul Howard, is fighting for his political life," Glenn said. "He's currently under investigation, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, for his alleged use of a nonprofit to funnel...