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    When Jason Knauf left the Treasury to go and work for RBS — the bank that had been bailed out with £45 billion of taxpayers' money following the 2008 financial crisis — he was dubbed 'gamekeeper turned poacher'. But his silky skills in crisis management were never tested there as they were in his next big job — working for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex. Yesterday, the quietly spoken American was revealed to have been the author of a sensational bullying complaint against former actress Meghan, which threatens a new royal crisis every bit as divisive as the War of the Waleses. A sensational bullying complaint against former actress Meghan threatens a new royal crisis every bit as divisive as the War of the Waleses That, of course, was the bitter and acrimonious battle for public sympathy waged between Princess Diana and Prince Charles throughout the 1990s....
    The investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign transactions and taxes is “active and ongoing,” two sources, who claim they have familiar status with the probe, told Fox News. Those involved with the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs at the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware are “treating it seriously,” the sources told Fox News. They also stated that the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware has not heard back from the White House or Judge Merrick Garland, the president’s nominee for attorney general, on the matter. Garland stated last week during his confirmation hearing that he has not discussed the investigation with President Joe Biden, claiming that the president made it clear in his public statements that decisions about prosecutions would be dealt with by the Department of Justice, according to Fox News. He added that he heard the investigation was “proceeding discreetly.” (RELATED: Merrick Garland Dodges Questions About Durham Probe, Says...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutor launches investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Investigators are seen at the scene of a deadly crash in Holtville, California, on Tuesday. Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images 13 people were killed in a collision involving an over-packed SUV in Southern California on Tuesday. ICE confirmed late Tuesday that the crash has prompted a human-smuggling investigation. Mexico has confirmed that 10 of the 13 victims were Mexican nationals.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is investigating whether human smuggling played a role in a Tuesday crash in Southern California that left 13 dead, the Associated Press reported.  Authorities told the AP that the crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. local time Tuesday morning, outside the town of Holtville, which is ten miles north of the Mexican border.  While pulling out onto State Highway 115, a 1997 Ford Expedition was T-boned by a gravel truck going north...
    Holtville, California —  By the time first responders arrived at the intersection near the U.S.-Mexico border, bodies lay on the highway where they had been flung by the force of the early morning collision. The wounded who were still able to walk after the violent crash wandered, dazed and in pain. And what was left of the burgundy Ford Expedition — which was wrapped around the front of a white big rig — was still filled with passengers. Normally the SUV would hold seven or eight people. But this one had just two seats, one for the driver, one for a front passenger. And when it collided with the empty tractor-trailer Tuesday at 6:15 a.m., 23 other men and women were jammed into the back of the vehicle. Very little is known about what happened shortly after sunrise at the intersection of State Highway 115 and Norrish Road in...
    Democrat New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara called on  Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Tuesday after three women accused him of sexual harassment and making inappropriate advances.  "There's a lot going on," Santabarbara told "Your World". "I believe, and many others believe that this distraction ... it detracts from the work that we have to do in Albany. And I think that for the good of the state, to allow us to move forward, he should resign."  Even before the sexual misconduct allegations, Cuomo was struggling to deal with the fallout from an admission by his top aide last month that the administration hid the actual numbers of nursing home deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic from lawmakers due to concern about a federal investigation. "He hasn't had a COVID briefing in over a week now, so the question is, what is he doing? He's dealing with this crisis," Santabarbara said. "That's what he's doing. He was fighting with the [state] AG...
    Members of antifa and Proud Boys clash in the middle of the street following the Million MAGA March on November 14, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Authorities are slowly coming down on members of the extremist organization Proud Boys. As investigations into the Capitol riots continue, members of the violent right-wing group, including those who were not involved in the riots, are slowly facing justice for their violent and racist ideology. Last year, Tacoma Public Schools in Washington announced an investigation into a newly hired teacher after concerns from the community. The teacher was said to be affiliated with the Proud Boys, a group both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have deemed as a hate group. According to The Tacoma News Tribune, district personal records from the school’s Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 25 confirmed that the teacher will resign from First Creek Middle School once...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senate Majority Whip and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) said there should be an investigation of the sexual harassment charges against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and “credibility given to the charges.” Durbin said, “It’s a troubling situation. But I’ve been through this before with other colleagues, and I just have to say, the investigation should be completed, and should be as quickly as possible, and credibility given to the charges. And if that’s done in a timely way, that will be a better opportunity for us to decide the fate of that governor.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts on Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” that Democrats should “ignore everything” regarding the allegations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) using what she claimed is the “Republican model.” In a clip from Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “Here’s what I would tell my Democratic colleagues to do, follow the Republican model. We had a Republican nominee for the Supreme Court be accused of something the day before we voted, the moment before we voted. We could have gone ahead and said this. It’s too late. You sat on it. It’s not fair. We stopped the entire damn process.” Co-host Ana Navarro said, “The Republican model is to look away and look the other way and play dumb on the accusations against Donald Trump. Look, it’s 2021. There is no excuse for some of the things that Andrew Cuomo is being accused of....
    The Public University of El Alto regretted the « fortuitous accident » and pointed out that the « fact is under investigation by the Bolivian Police | 03/02/2021 | ionicons-v5-c12: 33 | . | La Paz.- At least five students died and three were injured this Tuesday when they fell from a fourth floor after a railing broke in the El Alto Public University (UPEA) in Bolivia. Young people were attending a Assembly extraordinary student event, which was convened by the Student Center, a meeting that resulted in protests and they registered jostling that caused the railing to give way. « So far we have the report of 5 dead people and 3 people in intensive therapy after what happened in the facilities of the UPEA« , confirmed the Minister of Government of Bolivia, Carlos Eduardo del Castillo del Carpio, on his Twitter account. Warning: Strong images that can hurt the sensitivity of the...
    Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro used accusations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to complain that Republicans were not held accountable. During the Tuesday broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” cohosts Hostin and Navarro said they supported due process and a thorough investigation into Cuomo’s comments and behavior — but argued that Republicans like former President Donald Trump, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn had escaped similar scrutiny. (RELATED: ‘Utterly Ghoulish’: Meghan McCain And Sunny Hostin Join Forces, Lash Out At Gov. Cuomo Over Nursing Homes) WATCH: Hostin weighed in first after cohost Whoopi Goldberg mentioned a number of calls — from both sides if the political aisle — for Cuomo’s resignation. “You know, I understand that people are concerned, I understand that they’re calling for him to resign but I think the appropriate course here is the independent investigation by the attorney general,...
    Four Russians are under investigation after footage of them pursuing and choking a pregnant elk emerged online. One video shows three men kicking the legs from under the animal as they try to wrestle it to the ground before piling on top of it. The elk lets out a noise as it is knocked down by the men, one of whom is sitting on its head. The group appear to be putting their full weight on the animal before one man offers to cut its throat with a knife. 'No need,' another responds in Russian. 'It will die soon'.  Four Russians are under investigation after shocking footage of them 'pursuing and choking a pregnant elk' emerged online The elk lets out a noise as it is knocked down by the men, one of whom is sitting on its head. The group appear to be putting their full weight...
    Police have called for witnesses to determine the circumstances of the assault on photojournalist Christian Lantenois, who is still between life and death. The reactions of indignation are numerous, up to the top of the State. Rhe and nobody will interfere with our freedom to inform ”. This is the title of the editorial that crossed the front page of the regional daily The union this Sunday February 28, the day after the assault on photojournalist Christian Lantenois in Reims on Saturday afternoon. This Monday, the emotion remains alive at the headquarters of the newspaper, while the journalist, 65 years old, is still between life and death. The victim’s vital prognosis “is still engaged”. Monday afternoon, a man was arrested Monday and taken into custody as part of the investigation. The investigation is open on counts of attempted aggravated murder and non-assistance to a...
    Bradley Cortright March 1, 2021 0 Comments New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) says New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should resign if any of the allegations of sexual harassment are true.  CNN’s Jake Tapper asked de Blasio on Monday if he believes Cuomo should resign if allegations of sexual harassment are proven true or if an FBI investigation finds state officials intentionally withheld data on COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Tapper asked, “If that investigation confirms any of the women’s claims or there’s some other investigation, the FBI or whatever, into the nursing home data scandal, any of that is confirmed, do you think Governor Cuomo needs to resign?” The New York City mayor responded, “I don’t see how anyone can function as a governor and have the trust of the people and the respect of the people if they purposefully covered up the deaths of thousands of our seniors,...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said to a female reporter, “I want to see you eat the whole sausage,” in a resurfaced video from the 2016 New York State Fair. This is amid a new investigation into Cuomo’s alleged sexual harassment of two women. “I don’t know if I should eat the whole sausage in front of you, but I’m definitely going to eat it,” responds Bethany Cefalu, now a reporter and anchor at News 12 Westchester. “There’s too much sausage in that picture,” Cuomo says in the exchange while his daughter looks on seated next to him. just thinking back to that time NY Governor Andrew Cuomo hounded a local news reporter to “eat the whole sausage” pic.twitter.com/EyNxFavOyG — Matt Binder (@MattBinder) February 28, 2021 Cefalu jumped to Cuomo’s defense Monday morning as the video went viral. “I was not pressured/harassed this is two people enjoying the one event – the...
    New York State Attorney General Letitia James has promised to make public the findings of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo.   Two former aides have accused Cuomo of making inappropriate remarks to them and one says he forcibly kissed her. He tried to play down the claims in a statement on Sunday, apologizing to the women but insisting they misinterpreted what he considers to be joking. At first, he wanted to run his own investigation into the allegations but James shot it down, insisting that his office refer it to her. On Monday, his office completed the referral process and she is now legally able to appoint a third party to investigate it.  In a statement on Monday afternoon, she said: 'Today, the executive chamber transmitted a referral letter to our office, providing us the authority to move forward with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment...
    Judge Manuel García Castellón, who is investigating the Kitchen case on the para-police espionage of Luis Bárcenas, has refused to send Congress the summary of this case in view of his “reserved character” and in order to protect judicial independence and the rights of the parties. In a letter sent to Congress by the Supreme Court, the head of Investigative Court 6 of the National High Court justifies in this way the refusal to send Kitchen’s documentation to the Lower House to be used in the investigation commission opened there around this cause. “The reserved nature of the judicial proceedings in the seat of investigation is a fundamental principle”, indicates the magistrate, who cites article 301 of the Criminal Procedure Law, which establishes that “the proceedings of the summary will be reserved and They will not be public until the oral proceedings are opened.“. García Castellón’s second argument for rejecting...
    Juan Carlos I, in Sanxenxo, on July 13, 2019. (Photo: EFE) The co-spokesperson of Podemos Isa Serra has asked this Monday “where is the Treasury” and has denounced his “passivity” with respect to the fiscal situation of the emeritus king, Juan Carlos I, on which he has requested the opening of an investigation. At a press conference at the headquarters of the purple formation, Serra has avoided answering whether Unidos Podemos will support the request for an appearance in Congress by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, after the fiscal regularization by which Juan Carlos has paid more than four million euros pending in taxes. Serra has assured that the Ministry of Finance cannot pretend nothing had happened and must ensure that such a situation does not recur, in addition to resolving doubts about whether the payment of other types of taxes such as Security has been included in...
    Union: Many Capitol Police officers want to retire or leave after riot By the way, Alexa -- could you please knock off the unwanted suggestions? © Getty/NurPhoto Josep Maria Bartomeu. Getty/NurPhoto Spanish police have arrested FC Barcelona's former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, reports El Pais. The arrest is reportedly in connection to last year's "Barcagate" scandal. Police also entered the club's stadium on Monday to conduct a search and seize operation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Spanish police have arrested FC Barcelona's former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, reports Spanish newspaper El Pais. The newspaper says the arrest is in connection to last year's "Barcagate" scandal, in which club officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against current and former players who were critical of Bartomeu during his tenure.  Barcelona's current CEO Óscar Grau, its head of legal services Román Gómez Pontí, and Bartomeu's former advisor Jaume Masferrer...
    Josep Maria Bartomeu. Getty/NurPhoto Spanish police have arrested FC Barcelona's former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, reports El Pais. The arrest is reportedly in connection to last year's "Barcagate" scandal. Police also entered the club's stadium on Monday to conduct a search and seize operation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Spanish police have arrested FC Barcelona's former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, reports Spanish newspaper El Pais. The Spanish newspaper says the arrest is in connection to last year's "Barcagate" scandal, in which club officials were accused of launching a smear campaign against current and former players who were critical of Bartomeu during his tenure.  Barcelona's current CEO Óscar Grau, its head of legal services Román Gómez Pontí, and Bartomeu's former advisor Jaume Masferrer have also been arrested, El Pais. In addition, police also entered the club's stadium, the Camp Nou, on Monday to conduct a search and seize operation....
    Spencer Platt / Getty Images New York attorney general Letitia James is calling for a real independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo and rejecting the proposal from his office. Cuomo has been accused of harassment by two former aides, and a growing number of New York Democrats have called for an investigation into the matter. James tweeted a statement Sunday morning saying, “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously. There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary.” She said Cuomo should make the referral right away: Given state law, this can only be accomplished through an official referral from the governor’s office and must include subpoena power. I urge the governor to make this referral immediately. — NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) February...
    Dr. Scott Green dialed into his virtual traffic trial from the operating room. Sacramento Superior Court/The Sacramento Bee Dr. Scott Green is facing investigation after dialing into a virtual court trial while in the operating room. In a video of the trial posted to YouTube, Green can be seen in scrubs and a face mask — and at times bowing his head to tend to the patient. After the video went viral, a medical and licensing agency in California said it would investigate. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A California surgeon who dialed into his virtual trial while performing surgery is under investigation. Video of the event shows Dr. Scott Green wearing scrubs and a face mask in the operating room. There are machines beeping in the background during Green's traffic trial on Zoom, which was livestreamed and posted to YouTube. "Are you available for trial?"...
    New York : Raisman was the captain of the US Olympic team in London 2012 and Rio 2016. Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND / . / . Gymnast Alexandra Raisman, one of the Olympic champions at the London 2012 Games, who was trained by John Geddert, who committed suicide on Thursday, has shown her solidarity with the other victims of abuse and has required an independent investigation to avoid suffering to other minors. “My stomach is upset. I think of the survivors out there. I wish I could say something more to alleviate pain and suffering, “wrote the captain of the US Olympic team in London 2012 and Rio 2016 on her social media. Sick to my stomach.Thinking of the survivors out there. Wish there was more I could say to ease the pain & suffering. – Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) February 26, 2021 Raisman, who was one...
    A Bloomberg journalist who has seen Donald Trump's tax returns has claimed that people within the former president's organization may flip and turn against him during an inquiry by the Manhattan District Attorney. On Thursday, D.A. Cy Vance's office revealed it had received 'millions of pages' of Trump's tax returns and financial records after a Supreme Court ruling refused an attempt to keep them under wraps. Vance's prosecutors are investigating whether Trump committed tax fraud through inflating the value of his properties to get loans and deflating them for tax purposes, and are also believed to still be investigating hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal over their claims of having sex with the former president. Bloomberg Opinion senior columnist Tim O'Brien told MSNBC that he believed Vance's acquisition of the tax returns meant that the 'damn Trump has spent decades building has gone down'. He added that Vance's...
            by Debra Heine  U.S. Attorney John Durham on Friday announced his resignation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but he will reportedly be staying on as special counsel in the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. John Durham has resigned as U.S. attorney for Connecticut. My understanding is that he will continue on as special counsel investigating the origins of the Russia probe, after AG Barr move last year. — Morgan Chalfant (@mchalfant16) February 26, 2021 Durham is resigning, effective at midnight on February 28, after serving as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut for more than three years. “My career has been as fulfilling as I could ever have imagined when I graduated from law school way back in 1975,” Durham said in a statement.  “Much of that fulfillment has come from all the people with whom I’ve been blessed to...
    The investigator in the Alcàsser case has ordered the Police to look for an employee of a transport agency who, according to some witnesses, spoke by phone with Antonio Angles in March 1993, when the fugitive fled from Justice aboard the ship ‘City of Playmouth’, bound for Ireland. The head of the Court of Instruction number 6 of Alzira, in addition, has ordered the union to the judicial case of a photograph exhibited by the Police a sailor of the aforementioned merchant ship and the questioning as a witness of this sailor and that of two other members of the crew, also as witnesses. This decision comes after the Valencia Court accepted an appeal from the popular prosecution in this case, exercised by the Clara Campoamor Association, requesting said evidence. Sources from the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community have reported the resolution, but have specified that...
    John Durham, pictured, will resign as U.S. attorney John Durham announced on Friday that he would resign as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut but will continue to work for the Justice Department as special counsel in the investigation into the origins of the the Russia probe. Durham was named as special counsel into the Russia probe investigation in October by former Attorney General Bill Barr after he was appointed to the U.S. attorney job by former President Donald Trump in 2018, WTIC-TV reported. The Justice Department said earlier this month it would ask Trump-appointed U.S. attorneys to resign from their posts. A Justice Department official told WTIC-TV that Durham, 71, will stay in his role as special counsel in the Russia probe investigation.  'My career has been as fulfilling as I could ever have imagined when I graduated from law school way back in 1975,' Durham said in a statement,...
    John “Bull” Durham announced on Friday afternoon that he is stepping down from his position in the Department of Justice. Presumably this also means an end to his role as special counsel investigating the origins of the Russia investigation. In the announcement of Durham’s resignation, there is no mention of any further indictments or report upcoming from that investigation. Durham was appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr in May 2019. The prosecutor had been involved in the investigation of torture and prisoner abuse during the Bush administration, and was directly involved in dismissing every one of the 101 charges on that front. That certainly made him seem an appropriately partisan choice for Barr when seeking someone who would fulfill Donald Trump’s dreams of turning the tables on the Mueller investigation. But now, after an investigation that lasted months longer than Mueller’s, Durham is leaving with only a single minor indictment against...
    Aly Raisman has slammed USA Gymnastics and called for an 'independent investigation' into the organization after former coach John Geddert killed himself on Thursday following human trafficking and sexual assault charges.  Geddert, 63, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound just hours after he was brought up on two dozen charges in Michigan in connection with the abuse of young gymnasts, WLNS-TV reported. He had ties to disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused hundreds of gymnasts, including Raisman. In a series of tweets, the Olympian, 26, detailed how USA Gymnastics failed to protect her and others, recalling how she was forced to travel alone with Nassar and Geddert when she a teen.   Hitting back: Aly Raisman (pictured at 2012 Olympics) slammed USA Gymnastics and called for an 'independent investigation' after former coach John Geddert killed himself on Thursday Scandal: Geddert, 63, (left) was charged with two dozen...
    Billie Eilish Shares Rare Look Into Her Dating Life After Introducing Fans to Ex-Boyfriend Q 10 Major Tax Credits and Deductions for Disabled Tax Filers At one point in the recent history of the United States, it didn't take much for a Black athlete to get noticed by the FBI. Athletes like Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos had FBI files for standing against racism when segregation and subjugation were the norm. It turns out a Black athlete didn't actually have to do much to be considered a potential threat back then. All he had to do was be successful. Here are the stories of five Black athletes who were targeted by the FBI — some without ever knowing it. Jack Johnson In 1908, Jack Johnson became the world's first African American boxing champion, which made him a clear a target of all-white law enforcement. His crime? Being...
    A Florida police chief on Thursday said the officer who shot a protester in the face with a rubber bullet during prolonged demonstrations in late May will not face charges or be punished for his actions. Interim Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Patrick Lynn said the decision was based on a monthslong, 600-hour investigation that involved over two dozen sworn statements, body camera reviews, and the hiring of an "independent use of force expert." The inquiry stemmed from a May 31, 2020, incident in which detective Eliezer Ramos allegedly shot LaToya Ratlieff during a violent demonstration that followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes days prior. “The internal affairs investigations has determined that it was not detective Ramos’ intent to strike Ms. Ratcliff," Lynn said. "Detective Ramos’ actions warranted an internal review,...
    Four years of imprisonment, two of which were suspended, were requested for the former head of state as well as for his two co-convicts, his lawyer Thierry Herzog and the former high magistrate Gilbert Azibert. Offensive during the trial which ended on December 10, Nicolas Sarkozy said he wanted to be “cleared of this infamy”, assuring that he “still has confidence in the justice of our country”. Before him, only a former president, Jacques Chirac, was tried and convicted, in the case of fictitious jobs of the City of Paris in 2011. Whatever decision the 32nd correctional chamber will make, it will be scrutinized from all sides and decisive for Nicolas Sarkozy, under strong judicial pressure since his political retirement in 2016 and still popular on the right. Implicated in several cases, the former president with a clean criminal record must once again appear on March 17, in the...
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he welcomes a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into his tweets promoting the 'joke' cryptocurrency Dogecoin. 'I hope they do! It would be awesome,' tweeted Musk, 49, on Thursday, responding to unconfirmed online rumors that the SEC planned to probe his frenzy of tweets this month touting Dogecoin. Cryptocurrency is not regulated by the SEC, which oversees regulated securities such as stocks, but Musk has previously entered settlements with the agency that could put his tweets under heightened scrutiny.  A spokesman for the SEC declined to comment on Thursday when asked by DailyMail.com whether he could confirm plans to investigate Musk's Dogecoin tweets. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he welcomes a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into his tweets promoting the 'joke' cryptocurrency Dogecoin Musk responded to to unconfirmed online rumors that the SEC planned to probe his memes RELATED ARTICLES...
    The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been making moves to expand and intensify its investigation into Donald Trump’s taxes, his property holdings, and the loans he has taken out over the past many years. Like everything about Donald Trump, something seems fake about it all. Over the past year, Trump’s children have been deposed by investigators in Washington, D.C., in relation to the financial relationship between the Trump Organization—the Trump family business—and Trump’s Inaugural Committee. On Thursday, the Washington Post reported pretty explosive news in the ongoing investigation. According to officials in the Manhattan DA’s office, the twice impeached Trump’s tax returns and “a wealth of other financial data deemed central to prosecutors' ongoing criminal case,” are now in DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s possession. These financial records have been held in abeyance for over 18 months, as the Donald’s lawyers have fought to keep all of this information under wraps. According...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an independent investigation into claims New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed a former aide.  In an essay published to Medium Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan - who worked as a special advisor to Cuomo in 2018 - charged that the Governor asked her to play strip poker and kissed on the lips without her permission.  The allegations have been vigorously denied by Cuomo, but de Blasio told reporters during a press conference Thursday that they should be examined more thoroughly.  'These allegations are really disturbing. Let's be clear about that, they're really disturbing. We have to, as New Yorkers, we got to take this seriously. When a woman comes forward with this kind of very specific allegations, they have to be taken seriously,' de Blasio stated.  'We need a full and independent investigation, I want to emphasize the word 'independent,'...
    New York : The former president could face serious legal problems. Photo: Samuel Corum / . The former president’s tax and financial records Donald trump are already in the hands of the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, Cyrus Vance. This represents a severe blow to the former president, who for years fought in court to keep his personal finances secret, which are being investigated on suspicion of receiving improper funds from foreign governments or irregular income. According to a CNN report, prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, just hours after the Supreme Court denies motion for defense of former President Trump to keep them secret. “The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning January 2011 through August 2019”added the television station. “(It also includes) financial statements, commitment agreements, documents related to the preparation and review of tax returns, and working documents and...
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    (CNN)A Florida sheriff's office is investigating whether a Manatee County official broke the law when she organized a Covid-19 vaccine drive limited to two of the county's most affluent ZIP codes. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said it has launched the investigation after a citizen watchdog filed a complaint regarding County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, who last week admitted she chose the ZIP codes herself and also selected some people for the vaccination list, so she and others could access the Covid-19 vaccine. Florida county commissioner limited vaccine drive to the two richest zip codes and then created a VIP listIn a complaint to the sheriff's office, Michael Barfield, a paralegal consultant and resident of neighboring Sarasota County, said Baugh, who chairs the commission, may have violated three statutory provisions, including misuse of her public position."When Baugh inserted individuals and herself on a Covid-19 vaccine distribution list she acted contrary to...
    An Oklahoma man accused of murdering three people has admitted to carving his neighbor’s heart out and cooking it for his family, according to authorities. Lawrence Anderson allegedly killed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, at her Chickasha home on February 9. “He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the Oklahoman. “He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.” Anderson had been living at the West Minnesota address with his aunt and uncle after he was released from prison early in January. After he left Blankenship’s home, Anderson, 42, investigators say he went back to his aunt and uncle’s house, where he cooked the heart and intended to feed it to them. On February 9 the state Bureau of Investigation alleges he killed his uncle, Leon Pye,...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell A bipartisan Senate inquiry into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is underway, but it’s unlikely to be the only major investigation. Congressional leaders are also talking about a bipartisan commission like the 9/11 Commission, though there’s disagreement on what that would look like. Democrats are reportedly drafting a bill to set up a commission with 11 members: two chosen by each of the top congressional leaders in the two parties (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) and three chosen by President Biden, with one of Biden’s choices serving as chair. McConnell, however, is unhappy with that plan, describing it as a “bizarre partisan construct.” A competing Republican bill would have each of the top four congressional leaders appoint two members, Biden appoint a chair, and McConnell appoint a vice chair....
    BROOKLYN (WABC) -- Police in Brooklyn are investigating after a young boy was found dead in the street.The child's body was discovered near Hooper and South 5th Street Wednesday morning.EMBED More News Videos The boy was found dead Wednesday morning and an investigation is underway. The NYPD is investigating to see if the boy might have died as the result of a hit-and-run crash.Details are still unfolding in the investigation.Stay with Eyewitness News and abc7NY for more on this breaking news story.----------* More Brooklyn news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    Gerard Depardieu, a 72-year-old monument of French cinema, was indicted on December 16 for “rape” and “sexual assault” that he allegedly committed in the summer of 2018 on a young actress, which he disputes, has . learned Tuesday from a source close to the case, confirmed by a judicial source. The complainant, who had denounced to the gendarmerie at the end of August 2018 having been raped twice at the star’s Parisian home a few days earlier, had obtained in the summer of 2020 that this investigation, first classified by the Paris prosecutor’s office, be entrusted to an examining magistrate. The actor’s lawyer, Me Hervé Témime, contacted by ., “deplored that this information was made public.” Gérard Depardieu, who was left free without judicial control, “totally disputes the facts with which he is accused”, said his lawyer. The young actress in her...
    Robinhood, the investing platform at the center of last month's stock market frenzy, announced Monday that it had added a live customer phone line and other customer support features. The news came just weeks after a CBS News investigation detailed customer service practices that left users to navigate high-risk trades by themselves.  In one case, a family says ineffective customer support may have even contributed to the death of their son. Alex Kearns died last year at age 20, mistakenly believing he'd owed nearly $750,000 trading a sophisticated financial instrument called options on Robinhood. In a lawsuit reported first by CBS News, his family accused Robinhood of wrongful death, negligent infliction of emotional distress and unfair business practices. The platform announced a host of changes Monday to their customer support systems, including expanded live phone support for customers dealing with account security. The company also added a feature for...
    New York : During the last years, Maradona’s fights with his daughters were constant. Photo: Valery Hache / . / . The Justice of Argentina reconvened to lend testimonial statement to two of the recognized daughters by Diego Armando Maradona in the case in which the death of the former footballer is being investigated. Jana and Giannina Maradona must be presented this Thursday and Friday, respectively, at the Prosecutor’s Office of the Buenos Aires town of San Isidro, in charge of the investigation. The summons to both will serve to expand testimonial statements who already toasted a few days after, on November 25, his father died at the age of 60, an event in which it is about determining whether there was eventual negligence by the medical team that attended him. No more words Mr Judge. pic.twitter.com/bNOAPyQxyt – Gianinna Maradona (@gianmaradona) February 15, 2021 In...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The independent investigation into the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue’s handling of the arrest and later death of Elijah McClain in August 2019 has revealed a statement that is being called “shocking” and “inappropriate.” The report was released on Monday morning and recommended major changes within the police force and how officers communicate with paramedics and other first responders. Elijah McClain (credit: CBS) The 23-year-old McClain was stopped after a 911 call of regarding suspicious person. The independent investigation revealed that the caller, days later, was contacted again and the person asked a police detective if the person reported as acting oddly was caught. READ MORE: Elijah McClain Should Still Be Here: Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson Responds To Report Calling For Major Changes The detective replied, “…yes, he was caught and I don’t know if he was a bad person, but he got the...
    Police in Baton Rouge are investigating the arrest of a 13-year-old boy on Sunday after video posted to social media shows a white officer with his arm wrapped around the black teen's neck. An investigation was launched after the video posted by the boy's aunt went viral with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome promising a 'prompt, transparent review' of the 'concerning encounter'. Broome has also requested for the full body-cam footage of the incident to be made public. The 23-second clip of the arrest shows the unnamed officer pinning the boy to the ground while others gathered around are heard shouting 'You're choking him!' and 'He's a boy, get off of him!'  Scroll down for video Baton Rouge police is investigating the arrest of a 13-year-old boy on Sunday after social media video shows a white officer with his arm wrapped around the black teen's neck The 13-year-old has...
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed its investigation on SpaceX's exploding Startship SN9 prototype 'clearing the way for the SN10 test flight.' The investigation focused on ensuring the operations are safe, which found the explosion did not endanger the public and debris was contained in designated hazard areas. The announcement from the FAA means SpaceX can move forward with launching its latest prototype, which CEO Elon Musk says has a 'good chance of flying this week.' Road closures around SpaceX's Boca Chica, Texas facility says that space flight activities are set for February 22 from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT, but it is not clear if the firm is conducting tests or the world will see SN10 take its first six-mile high flight. Scroll down for video  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed its investigation on SpaceX's exploding Startship SN9 prototype 'clearing the way for the SN10...
    The FBI is reportedly investigating members of Congress as 'suspects' in a probe of the January 6 insurrection and has swept up lawmakers' phone data.  The Intercept reported Monday that within hours of the Capitol break-in the FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene.  Through special emergency powers, the FBI collected reams of private cell phone communications, some of which were from lawmakers and their staff.   The FBI is reportedly investigating members of Congress as 'suspects' as part of the bureau's probe into the January 6 insurrection, The Intercept reported Monday, detailing the amount of cell phone data investigators have collected  Investigators are 'searching cell towers and phones pinging off cell sites in the area to determine visitors to the Capitol,' a retired senior FBI official told the news site.   The Intercept said investigators have relied on data 'dumps' from cell...
    (CNN)After 17 months and two trips to the US Supreme Court, the Manhattan district attorney's criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business has received a significant boost with investigators now able to pour over Trump's tax returns and financial records. The district attorney's office, led by Cyrus Vance, is expected to have access to the records within the next few days, according to people familiar with the matter. Vance's office and Trump's long-time accounting firm Mazars USA, which was subpoenaed for the records, have been in discussions for months about how the documents, mainly in electronic form, would be handed over securely, these people said. Once prosecutors have the tax-related records in hand, they will be able to dig deeper into investigative theories, pursue interviews with key witnesses, and determine whether they believe any state laws have been violated. In addition to the tax returns going back to 2011,...
    Judge Merrick Garland on Monday said he has not discussed the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs with President Biden. During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, Garland was asked about his conversations with the president. GARLAND SEES ‘NO REASON’ WHY DURHAM SHOULDN’T BE LEFT IN PLACE FOR RUSSIA ORIGINS PROBE "I have not," Garland said, adding that Biden "has made abundantly clear" in his public statements "before and after my nomination" that decisions about prosecutions would be left to the Justice Department. "That was the reason that I was willing to take on this job," Garland said. "So the answer is no." In December, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden would not discuss any investigation related to Hunter with anyone he was considering for attorney general. VideoHunter Biden confirmed that he was under federal investigation for his "tax affairs" in December....
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A gunshot victim who walked in the Valley Medical Center seeking treatment over the weekend has died of their injuries, becoming San Jose’s 5th homicide victim of the year. San Jose police said officers responded to a call from the medical center staff at 6 a.m. Saturday. The victim was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and shortly after arriving was pronounced dead by attending physicians. Investigators have not said if the victim drove themselves to the medical center or was dropped off there. The preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting occurred in the 100 block of Jackson Street. Units responded to that area and processed a crime scene. There are currently no suspects identified or apprehended. The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. The identity of the victim will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after...
    A letter written by a former police officer, now deceased, accuses the New York police and the FBI of complicity in the murder of Malcolm X (1965), an African-American activist. A new testimony on the assassination of Malcolm X Malcolm X, real name El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American political activist. Three people shot him fatally during his speech in the Audubon Ballroom, Manhattan (United States), February 21, 1965. In a letter written by a former police officer (now dead), presented at a press point on Saturday, February 20, the New York law enforcement and the FBI are accused of complicity in this murder. “Anything that makes it easier to know the truth … should be carefully considered” According to the cousin of this police officer, the latter would have become closer to the entourage of Malcolm X under the order of his hierarchy. He...
    New York : A subject unleashed a shootout with elements of the NYPD when they approached him for a check on the streets of the Bronx. “The suspect drew a gun and shot at the officers”, indicated a first report of The New York Post. “At least one of the officers responded to the fire and hit the suspect.” The subject was seriously injured in the events that occurred early this Sunday at the corner of East 153rd Street and Third Avenue. The Chief of Police, Terence mohanan, gave a press conference confirming the attack where two policemen were involved. “The facts are under investigation,” he said, but added that the wounded subject was with another in a car and, due to their suspicious behavior, they were questioned by officers, but instead of verbal responses they were received with bullets. “They fired at least three rounds at the officers.”Mohanan...
    (CNN)This week, Judge Merrick Garland will finally get a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, more than four years after his nomination to the US Supreme Court was torpedoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell's obstructionism. Of course, this time Garland has been nominated as President Joe Biden's attorney general, and, with Senate Democrats in the majority, his swift confirmation is all but assured. Elie Honig If all goes as planned and Garland takes the reins at the Justice Department, he will face a daunting thicket of quandaries that present thorny issues of law, accountability and politics.Garland will bring impressive credentials to the attorney general position. Unlike the former Attorney General William Barr, Garland earned his stripes as a trial prosecutor for the Justice Department. Among many other cases, Garland supervised the investigation of the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City, which killed more than...
            by Eric Lendrum  The United States Capitol Police (USCP) announced on Thursday that the department is currently investigating 29 officers, and has suspended six, for their actions during the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, according to CNN. A department spokesman said that “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not keeping in line with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline.” The six who were suspended will still be receiving pay, and the 29 total officers under investigation is nearly three times the amount of officers who were previously announced as being under investigation back in January. Pittman said that, as part of the ongoing investigations, the USCP was “reviewing video and other open source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and practices.”...
    Sony Playstation 5 : The YouTube channel iFixit, specialized in the analysis and repair of various electronic devices, has conducted an investigation to find out why there are so many cases in which the DualSense, the new PlayStation 5 controller, is suffering from drift in its sticks, a problem that causes them not to return completely to their neutral position when we stop tilting them, thus causing a lot of discomfort during our game sessions. The lifespan of the DualSense sticks according to their manufacturer From iFixit have had access to an ALPS report, the manufacturer of the sticks, which reveals that the useful life of the sticks when tilted is expected to be 2,000,000 cycles and of 500,000 cycles when pressing them (that is, when we press R3 or L3). According to the YouTube channel analysis, this would translate into 417 hours of gameplay with Call of Duty:...
    Two scientists from Swiss institutions have joined the efforts to solve the mysterious death of nine mountaineers in the Urals in 1959, an event that for decades has unleashed all kinds of theories, some even paranormal, both in the former USSR and in today’s Russia. The two scientists who are experts in geology and avalanches, Johan Gaume and Alexander Puzrin, have worked for months developing digitized models to try to demonstrate the most realistic hypothesis: that the nine victims of the so-called “Incident of the Diátlov Pass” they died by a snow avalanche that surprised them at night. A legend magnified by Soviet secrecy After more than half a century, that event, aided by Soviet secrecy and insufficient investigations at the time, inspired novels, essays and even horror movies, in which the deaths were attributed to phenomena such as secret military experiments, attacks by a “Russian Yeti” or ultrasounds....
    News that the FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus task force in the deaths of thousands of nursing home patients and a suspected cover-up of the truth, invites the question: what crimes might have been committed? Let’s begin with the obvious —obstruction of justice.   If it is true that Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa admitted to lawmakers that the state misrepresented the number of deaths in nursing homes to avoid having the data "used against us" in a Department of Justice probe, then DeRosa appears to have confessed to a potential obstruction charge. If there were others, including Cuomo, who knowingly participated in concealing the truth this could constitute a conspiracy to obstruct.   The Cuomo administration has suggested that the reporting of the incorrect death figures occurred before the initial DOJ investigation was launched sometime in mid-2020.  CUOMO DEFIANT AS NURSING HOME SCANDAL EXPANDS,...
    Savannah Rychcik February 19, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling for a “full investigation” into the way New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) administration handled COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes. “I support our state’s return to co-equal governance and stand with our local officials calling for a full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during COVID-19,” she said in a statement on Friday. She added, “Thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers lost their lives in nursing homes throughout the pandemic. Their loved ones and the public deserve answers and transparency from their elected leadership, and the Secretary to the Governor’s remarks warrant a full investigation.” New statement: ⁦@AOC⁩ calls for “full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes” pic.twitter.com/OMwqsKGOQA— Katie Glueck (@katieglueck) February 19, 2021 Cuomo is receiving backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. On Wednesday, nine Republicans urged the Senate...
    New York : Managing the coronavirus health crisis continues to be the focus of attention in New York. Photo: BRYAN R. SMITH / . / . NEW YORK.- The ombudsman and the president of the borough of Brooklyn requested this Friday Justice Department initiate an investigation into the management of the pandemic of COVID-19 by the city and state of New York. Both officials question the authorities about deep disparities, first in infection and death rates, and now, in access to vaccination. The two elected leaders, the defender Jumaane D. Williams like the president Eric L. AdamsThey urged an investigation for the first time with a group of local officials across the country in 2020, but Donald Trump’s Justice Department ignored it. This new request to the Department of Justice, renews the original request, and now asks that the Biden administration take immediate action. As...
    He’s the man whose illicit foreign influence peddling is “among the most wide ranging ever prosecuted,” according to the government. Yet most people don’t even know his name. Imaad Zuberi attracted the spotlight when The Daily Beast identified his million-dollar donation to the Trump inaugural committee and his questionable foreign connections. Zuberi later appeared as a bit player in federal prosecutors’ investigation of the inaugural committee’s fundraising. That investigation into Trumpworld fizzled but the investigation into Zuberi revealed a trail of corruption stretching back years. On Thursday, a federal judge sentenced Zuberi to 12 years in prison for a stunning campaign of illegal lobbying that included a quarter-million dollars worth of illegal campaign contributions, straw donations to American campaigns on behalf of foreign donors, and skipping out on the tax tab when it came time to account for the money it brought him. So who’s Imaad Zuberi and how did...
    A rape investigation was opened against the former star presenter of the television news Patrick Poivre d’Arvor after a woman’s complaint. Lformer presenter of the TF1 newscast Patrick Poivre d’Arvor “firmly rejects” the “absurd and false” accusations of rape brought against him by the writer Florence Porcel, on which the prosecution opened an investigation, announced Thursday evening his lawyer. Mr. Poivre d’Arvor is “revolted by the way in which one seeks to instrumentalize to ensure the promotion of a novel”, continued Mr. François Binet in a statement to ., specifying that the former presenter was ready to be heard by the investigators and intended to file a complaint for “slanderous denunciation” against Florence Porcel. An investigation for rape was opened against the former star presenter of the television news Patrick Poivre d’Arvor after the complaint of a woman, the Nanterre public prosecutor’s office told . on Thursday, confirming...
    Michael Cohen is set to be interviewed by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. for the fourth time as part of the criminal probe into Donald Trump, DailyMail.com can reveal. Sources say the move signals the imminent indictment of the former president and members of the Trump Organization in the financial fraud inquiry. Trump's former fixer Cohen is a key part of Vance's investigation, which is the only known active criminal inquiry into Trump. It's understood Cohen will be questioned in more detail Friday on Trump’s finances, including his relationship with Deutsche Bank, his primary lender for decades. The probe is focused on allegations of bank, tax and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. is set to interview Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Friday, DailyMail.com can reveal  Cohen will likely be questioned in more...
    Capitol Police are investigating two Republican congressmen for incidents involving the new metal detectors outside the House chamber after one tried to bring a gun onto the chamber floor and another may have ‘manhandled’ an officer while rushing through the triggered magnetometer.  Members of Congress and their staff are now required to pass through metal detectors placed outside the chamber to prevent any weapons, including guns, from being brought onto the House floor – part of new safety measures put in place after the January 6 Capitol attack. One of the probes is looking into Republican Representative Andy Harris of Maryland allegedly trying to bring a concealed gun onto the House floor on January 21, the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration. Harris set off the magnetometer that day and complied with a subsequent wand-search, according to a Wednesday report detailing a Huffington Post reporter’s witness of the events. The search...
    The explosion, caused on August 4 by an enormous quantity of ammonium nitrate stored “without precaution” according to the authorities’ own admission, had more than 200 dead, 6,500 injured and devastated entire districts of the capital. “The court of cassation presided over by judge Jamal al-Hajar has decided to transfer the investigation (…) from the hands of investigating judge Fadi Sawan to another judge,” said the judicial source speaking under the on condition of anonymity. The new judge has not yet been appointed, she said. In December, Mr. Sawan indicted the resigning Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former ministers, Ali Hassan Khalil, Ghazi Zaayter and Youssef Fenianos, provoking an outcry within the political class. Accused of “negligence and causing hundreds of deaths,” officials refused to attend Mr. Sawan’s summons. And shortly after, MM. Khalil and Zaayter, two parliamentarians, had presented a request to challenge Mr. Sawan, whom they...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security seizes roughly 10 million phony N95 masks in ongoing counterfeit investigation across the US. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Miami : Authorities on Wednesday identified the man who was killed the day before in a shootout with Miami police. This is Juan Carlos Peña Noda, 51, who was wanted in connection with several armed robberies. The investigation into a series of armed robberies in the city led police to Paradise Trailer Park at 2750 South River Drive. When they got there, they found Peña Noda, “there were firearms shots” and the suspect was shot, said Ron Papier, deputy chief of the Miami Police Department. Papier said officers gave the man first aid, who was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Agents were investigating a series of business robberies that occurred since February 8 in the south of the city, particularly in the Flagami area. The Florida Police Department (FDLE) has taken over the investigation of the shooting.
    The precise origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remain unknown as of now, but if the lab-leak hypothesis gains credibility as a likely or even plausible explanation for the global disaster, millions of dollars could be at stake for scientists across the globe.
    Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Florida Screenshot/Google Earth Three viral TikTok videos show a Florida high school teacher teaching misinformation about slavery. The Lee County teacher falsely said slaves were not whipped and said the "n-word" means "ignorant." Island Coast High School and the district said the video was under investigation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A southwest Florida school district is investigating a high school teacher who was seemingly caught in TikTok videos teaching his students misinformation about slavery and making offensive comments about racial slurs.   The series of three videos depicts an Island Coast High School teacher claiming that the "n-word" actually just means "ignorant" and becoming angry when a Black student questions him. Fort Myers News-Press first reported the story on Monday.  The videos, which have millions of views in total, were posted to the social media app by a student...
    The acquittal of Donald Trump in the second ‘impeachment’ the assault on the Capitol was just the first step by Democrats to hold the former president responsible for a black day in the political history of the United States. The Democratic Party does not want the assault on Congress on January 6 to be forgotten, and has already announced alternatives to try to convict the Republican. On Monday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, called for the creation of a independent inquiry commission like the one made after the September 11 attacks to clarify the facts. A day later, a senior Democratic official has sued Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for his alleged conspiracy with far-right nationalist groups in the assault on the Capitol. Independent Commission on the assault on the Capitol Democrats approved impeachment of former President Trump for incitement to insurrection...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, Feb. 15Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riotHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, Sept. 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi said the commission will "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex ... and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power."Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittalDonald Trump took...
    During a Monday interview on Fox News Channel’s “The Faulkner Focus,” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) slammed “bully” Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) for his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic in his state. New York Attorney General Letitia James recently released a report that found Cuomo’s administration “undercounted” the number of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes in the state by as much as 50 percent. Although Cuomo was largely applauded by Democratic leadership early in the pandemic, Stefanik railed against Cuomo, describing him as “the worst governor in America” for how he handled the pandemic. She called for an independent investigation into Cuomo’s “obstruction of justice.” “Just look at Governor Cuomo’s failed record,” Stefanik said. “He is the worst governor in America in terms of how he has handled the COVID crisis, and last week was an absolute bombshell. You had both Democrats and Republicans calling for an independent investigation. I want to see subpoenas...
    After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and a majority of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president. Miami World / apnews A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support appears to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection. The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues. Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews worked through the subzero cold Sunday night to knock down two house fires in the Twin Cities. The first fire happened in New Brighton. Firefighters responded to the home around 5:30 p.m., and quickly contained the flames. It’s yet unclear how much damage the home sustained. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The second fire happened in Minneapolis, on the city’s north side. Crews responded around 8 p.m. to find smoke billowing out of a home’s roof on the 5000 block of Penn Avenue North. Firefighters were able to evacuate the house and knock down the flames. No one was hurt. The cause of that fire is also under investigation. Overnight, temperatures in the Twin Cities dropped to minus 20 degrees. Factoring in wind chill, it felt like 30 below zero, cold enough for frostbite to set in on exposed...
    Several lawmakers have indicated in various television appearances that they support the idea of ​​establishing a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 violation of the United States Capitol. One of these lawmakers, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), Said Sunday that he believes that commission is necessary to unearth « all the evidence » surrounding the incident. « I think we need to spend months and months digging up all the evidence that can possibly be obtained through a 9/11-style commission, » Coons told ABC « This Week. » Similarly, her Democratic colleagues in the House, Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) Shared a similar opinion when they appeared on ABC News’s « This Week. » « Of course, there must be a full commission and an impartial commission, not driven by politics, but filled with people who would face the courage of their conviction, » Dean said. Members across the aisle have also expressed similar support for the commission. Senator...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s “Getting Hosed.” Again. In our exposé of the City’s bad water billing system, we’ve asked over and over  — why hasn’t anything been done to fix it?  When we couldn’t get a straight answer from the City, we submitted a public records request for the City’s internal emails. They inundated us in more than two-thousand pages of emails. Enough to bury us. But instead, we went through each page and found where their priorities lay.  RELATED: Need For Second Doses Will Make It Harder To Find First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Illinois From The Bush To Bureaucracy In our two year investigation, no one has been more hosed than Rodney Andrews. CBS 2 Investigators began covering his saga with the Chicago Department of Water Management more than a year ago.  For more than 30 years, he’s jostled Chicago’s concrete jungle as a cabbie — and...
    After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and a majority of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president. A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support appears to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection. The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues. Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before the Upper House Standards...
    Donald and Melania Trump boarding Air Force One to leave Washington on Jan. 20, 2021.Stefani Reynolds/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The Senate acquitted Donald Trump, again, on Saturday, but the former president’s legal worries are far from over. As a private citizen, Trump is no longer protected by the Justice Department’s policy against charging a sitting president with federal crimes. And Trump, his family and businesses, also have to worry about investigations in various local jurisdictions and at least one foreign country, lawsuits he used his presidency to dodge, and probes by congressional committees. Here are some highlights: Washington, DC: Prosecutors under Karl Racine, the top local Washington Attorney General, are considering charging Trump with violating a DC law against encouraging violence, CNN reported Friday. Racine said...
    Drafting Puebla / 02.14.2021 10:44:51 Following up on the comprehensive investigation to clarify multiple thefts from Oxxo stores in the metropolitan area, the Puebla State Attorney General’s Office achieved the process linkage of the leader of the band of « Los Jarochos » and of another accomplice, with whom there are four members of that group apprehended. The Prosecutor’s Office carried out analysis and intelligence tasks before the commission of different robberies from safes of the commercial chain, registered from March to September 2020, under the same modus operandi. When studying the behavioral pattern, the Agent of the Public Ministry, Experts and Analysts, they identified that the facts were committed by a band of more than ten members. The amounts of each robbery ranged from 200,000 to 400,000 pesos. With the information collected, the Metropolitan Investigation Office requested and obtained an arrest warrant against two of the allegedly...
    Boris Johnson today urged China to provide 'all the evidence' on the origins of Covid-19 amid fears over interference in a WHO investigation. The PM insisted the world needs to 'get to the bottom of' how the deadly pandemic emerged, echoing US concerns that scientists are able to conduct an independent probe. The comments came after the fact-finding mission to Wuhan seemed to dismiss theories the virus leaked from a lab last week. WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus later said that all hypotheses were still open. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday that Washington had 'deep concerns about the way in which the early findings of the Covid-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the process used to reach them'.  Asked about the US anxiety in an interview with CBS today, Mr Johnson said he shared the sentiment and would be pushing for more openness at...
    As the WHO investigation in Wuhan into the beginnings of the pandemic came to an end without definitive conclusions, the Organization and the United States have pressured China to provide more data. LThe United States and experts from the World Health Organization on Saturday pressured China to provide more data, as the WHO investigation in Wuhan into the beginnings of the pandemic took off. is completed without final conclusions. “We want more data. We asked for more data, ”said in an interview with . Peter Ben Embarek, who spent a month with his team in Wuhan, where the coronavirus responsible for the epidemic was discovered in December 2019. “There is a set of frustrations but also realistic expectations as to what is doable in a given timeframe,” he added, before hoping that the requested data would be provided, allowing to go further. . ...
    A global pressure was upon the experts from the beginning of this investigation in China, which means working “like crazy in a context with the greatest political load”, according to Peter Daszak, one of them. Even after the mission, there are several pending questions about the origin of the pandemic, which has already left more than 2.3 million dead worldwide. These are just a few. 1. Does COVID-19 have an animal origin? Peter Ben Embarek, who leads the team of animal disease experts, said the group conducted scientific research on four main scenarios around how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was transmitted to humans. humans. A first scenario was the leak of SARS CoV-2 from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a possibility that has already been ruled out. WHO team visits the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China The second hypothesis indicates that...
    New York needs the truth about the Cuomo administration coverup of nursing-home deaths — and that means an independent federal investigation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide confessed privately this week that the administration suppressed the true COVID toll in the homes. She also offered an apology — not to the thousands of New York families who needlessly lost loved ones thanks to her boss’s mismanagement but to Democratic lawmakers put in a difficult "political position with the Republicans" by the coverup. A federal investigation may be the only way to get the full truth of Team Cuomo’s order to nursing homes, populated by those most vulnerable to the virus, to take in COVID-positive patients. Not just the "what" of how many lives it cost, but the "why" behind this madness, and the months and months of coverup. Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, made the stunning statement on a video call with Democratic state lawmakers...
    Seven young people, four of them minors, have been detained by the Police in Malaga as the alleged perpetrators of the attack on another minor under 16 years of age who suffered a head injury for which he had to be admitted to the ICU of a hospital. The aggression took place in the surroundings of a teaching center of the Malaga capital, although the alleged perpetrators do not study in it, the Police reported this Saturday in a statement, which is keeping the investigation open, so it does not rule out further arrests. The investigation began as a result of the complaint from the victim’s family, who explained that the attack occurred on February 5 at noon, when the minor was leaving the institute, when a group of young people was waiting for him in a hostile attitude. The aggressors inflicted numerous blows on him, for which the...
    Lindsey Graham's November 13 phone call to Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, is being called into question as part of a wider investigation into Donald Trump's actions in the hard-fought swing state. Fani Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County - the most populous county in the state - opened an inquiry on Wednesday. She will look at Trump's actions in the state, and focus in particular on his January 3 call to Raffensperger when he asked the election official to 'find' votes for him.  Lindsey Graham, pictured on Wednesday, called Georgia's secretary of state in November On Friday The Washington Post reported that Graham's November call was also being investigated. 
    The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that, through its investigation in China into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, it determined it was “extremely unlikely” that COVID-19 originated from a lab environment. The WHO made the announcement after visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which has been at the center of the “lab-leak” theory which posits that COVID-19 may have originated from a lab after being genetically modified as a part of “gain-of-function research.” Later the same week, the WHO backtracked, saying that “all possibilities” were still on the table regarding the origin of the virus. ‘A Screeching U Turn’: Once Dismissive, Now The WHO Says Lab Leak Hypothesis Still In Play https://t.co/3EXM3DBrJd — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 12, 2021 The conflicts of interest casting a shadow over the investigation have been well documented. Investigative team member Peter Daszak was responsible for funneling National Institutes of Health...
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    The FBI is reportedly investigating allegations Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver sexually harassed young men and interns - as six former staffers are demanding to be released from non-disclosure agreements they signed so they can publicly talk about the claims.  The Lincoln Project announced plans late on Thursday to launch an external investigation to probe claims they knew about sexual misconduct allegations against Weaver before he left the anti-Trump organization.  The 61-year-old co-founder left last month after it was publicly alleged he offered young men professional support in exchange for sex.   Federal agents have now reached out to at least two people to ask if Weaver sexually harassed them when they were underage, reporter Yashar Ali revealed on Friday.   Those two people said the FBI asked them if Weaver had ever touched them when they were minors, or if he had asked or sent them sexually explicit content.  It is not yet clear if...
    The Georgia prosecutor heading the probe into whether President Donald Trump broke the law by trying to overturn the election in the state says it will go beyond the president's infamous phone call where he demanded officials 'find' votes that would make him the winner. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke about the scope of her office's probe Thursday night as impeachment managers completed their case against Trump, which referenced the phone call. 'The investigation seems that it will go past just this one phone call that we've discussed,' Willis told MSNBC.  Willis indicated her office was unlikely to seek to depose former President Donald Trump, who made the call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he demanded he 'find 11,780 votes.' Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis said her probe will go beyond President Donald Trump's infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...
    World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said Thursday that all theories behind the origin of COVID-19 warrant further investigation. His comments come after a WHO panel investigating the pandemic’s origins in Wuhan said Tuesday the theory that COVID-19 could have accidentally leaked from a lab is “highly unlikely” and not worth further investigation. “I want to clarify that all hypotheses remain open and require further study,” Tedros said Thursday. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said Thursday that all theories into the origin of COVID-19, including the lab leak hypothesis, merit further investigation. Tedros’s statement came two days after a joint WHO-China panel investigating the origins of the pandemic in Wuhan said the lab leak theory was “extremely unlikely” and not worth exploring any further. The panel instead recommended that further research be conducted into China-favored theories such as the possibility that the virus could have been imported...
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    Driver grateful to be alive after truck plummeted 70 feet off Wisconsin overpass Biden on Trump trial: Some minds may have been changed KPMG boss stands aside after telling staff to ‘stop moaning’ and ‘playing the victim’ about COVID work conditions A boss of one of the world’s biggest accountancy firms who told hundreds of staff to “stop moaning” and “playing the victim” about COVID work conditions has now stood aside from his role. © Getty Images Bill Michael, the chair of KPMG in the U.K., was speaking at a virtual meeting on Monday that discussed working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he has since apologized for the way his comments came across. Load Error KPMG is one of the so-called Big Four accountancy firms, and some staff had been recently told they would be getting a pay cut. Read: 20% of Big 4-audited IPOs...
    “Judge Fadi Sawan has resumed his investigation after a forced hiatus of nearly two months,” said this source. In this context, the magistrate “collected (Thursday) the testimony of the former head of the army, Jean Kahwagi”, she added. In the coming days, Sawan is due to interview other key people in the investigation into the explosion, which left more than 200 people dead and devastated entire neighborhoods in the Lebanese capital. The magistrate suspended the investigation on December 17, a week after indicting outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former ministers: Ali Hassan Khalil (Finance), Ghazi Zaayter and Youssef Fenianos (Public Works and Transport). MM. Khalil and Zaayter, two parliamentarians, had presented a request to challenge the investigating judge for “legitimate suspicion” of incompetence and violation of the Constitution. Suspected of “negligence and causing hundreds of deaths”, none of the four men charged had thus appeared before the...
    At the end of his police custody, the boss of French cinema was referred Thursday to the prosecution and presented to an investigating judge. The complaint, filed on October 7, comes from his 22-year-old godson, unrelated to Dominique Boutonnat, for facts dating from August 2020 during a vacation in Greece, according to the prosecution, which requested his placement under judicial supervision. “I regret this decision even though no confrontation has been carried out”, declared to . Me Emmanuel Marsigny, lawyer for Dominique Boutonnat. On Wednesday, he told . that his client “denies having committed any offense” and was “completely confident about the outcome of this procedure”. “A godfather is like a father, whatever the age. His role is to protect. Dominique Boutonnat was a father figure,” Caroline Toby, the plaintiff’s lawyer, told .. The prosecution said it was “not aware of other complaints” concerning him at this stage. The...
    Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday asked President Biden not to "fire all of President Trump’s U.S. Attorneys" amid ongoing investigations, after the Justice Department said this week that Trump-era federal prosecutors would be forced to resign from their posts by the end of the month, urging him to "take the time and do it right."  Grassley, R-Iowa, penned a letter to the president Wednesday, saying that Biden is "obviously within your rights to do this, but four years ago a similar action by then-Attorney General Sessions caused my Democratic colleagues to sound the alarm." BIDEN DOJ WANTS DC'S ACTING US ATTORNEY TO STAY ON IN SPECIAL PROSECUTOR ROLE TO CONTINUE CAPITOL RIOT PROBE Grassley pointed to Senate Democrats urging Trump not to interrupt ongoing cases and investigations, claiming he was "hindering the administration of justice." "I echo many of these concerns," Grassley wrote. "It is unfortunate that you are taking these actions...
    Washington (CNN)A prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump for his "attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia general election." In a letter sent Wednesday to numerous Georgia state election officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested that they preserve documents related to Trump's phone call last month in which he pushed Raffensperger to "find" votes to reverse his election loss. Willis said the "investigation includes, but is not limited to, potential violations of Georgia election law prohibiting the solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local government bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office, and any involvement in violence of threats related to the election's administration." A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to CNN that the probe concerns Trump's phone call. The investigation was earlier...