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    A federal prosecutor has spoken out against Attorney General William Barr about his recent stances on the Mueller investigation and mail-in voting, saying that Barr has “brought shame” on the Department of Justice (DOJ). Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, James Hebert, said that he believes Barr is politicizing his department and acting as a mouth piece for President Trump. “While I am a federal prosecutor, I am writing to express my own views, clearly not those of the department, on a matter that should concern all citizens: the unprecedented politicization of the office of the attorney general," Herbert wrote in letter for the Boston Globe Thursday. BIDEN BLASTS AG BARR FOR COMMENTS COMPARING CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS TO SLAVERY "The...
    Travis Gettys September 26, 2020 7:08PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Legal experts are increasingly alarmed by Attorney General William Barr's efforts to help President Donald Trump win re-election. The attorney general has joined the president in attacking voting integrity and civil rights demonstrators, and he has described his role in the election in explicitly religious terms that show Barr believes he represents "moral discipline and virtue" against "individual rapacity," reported The Guardian. : "His abuses have only escalated as we have gotten closer and closer to the election, and as the president has felt more and more politically vulnerable," said Donald Sherman, deputy director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. "I can't put it...
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police, the Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday. Omar Gómez Trejo, the prosecutor leading the case of the students from the teachers’ college at Ayotzinapa in Guerrero state, said one federal police officer was already in custody. Saturday marked the six-year anniversary of the students’ disappearance. Gómez said that among those being sought are “the intellectual and material authors of the disappearance, and these orders include police from various municipalities, federal police, members of the army,” as well as current and former officials...
    By MARÍA VERZA, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police, the Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday. Omar Gómez Trejo, the prosecutor leading the case of the students from the teachers’ college at Ayotzinapa in Guerrero state, said one federal police officer was already in custody. Saturday marked the six-year anniversary of the students’ disappearance. Gómez said that among those being sought are “the intellectual and material authors of the disappearance, and these orders include police from various municipalities, federal police, members of the army,” as...
    In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James addresses the media during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Loading the player... NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general on Friday recommended the New York Police Department get out of the business of routine traffic enforcement, a radical change she said would prevent encounters like one last year in the Bronx that escalated quickly and ended with an officer fatally shooting a motorist. Attorney General Letitia James, who acts as a special prosecutor appointed to investigate certain police killings, argued that traffic stops for minor infractions often end in violence and that Allan Feliz’s death last October after he...
    Ju'Niyah Palmer embraces her mother Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, at a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 25, 2020. Jeff Dean / AFP via Getty Images Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said she "never had faith" in Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to "do his job" in weighing charges for police officers involved in Taylor's killing. At a press conference on Friday, Taylor's family and their attorneys slammed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron after none of the three officers involved in 26-year-old Taylor's killing during a March 13 drug raid were directly charged in connection to her death.  The family also demanded authorities release transcripts from the grand jury proceedings, along with other evidence...
    (CNN)Breonna Taylor's family says they're heartbroken and outraged following the Kentucky attorney general's announcement not to charge the officers in the killing of the 26-year-old aspiring nurse. "I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law -- that are not made to protect us Black and Brown people," Tamika Palmer, Taylor's mother, wrote in a letter that was read out loud in a news conference Friday.Wednesday's announcement sparked public outrage and reignited protests that remain ongoing in Louisville and across the country. Before that, crowds gathered for months in Louisville to call for the arrests of the three officers involved. But the investigations in Taylor's case are far from...
    Tamika Mallory, the co-founder of the Women's March, has harshly criticized Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, comparing him to 'sell-out N**roes' who participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.  Mallory spoke at a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, where she blasted Cameron over a grand jury's decision not to directly charge officers in Breonna Taylor's killing.  'Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out N**roes that sold our people into slavery and helped white men capture our people to abuse them and to traffic them,' she said. 'That is who you are Daniel Cameron. 'You are a sell-out, and you were used by the system to harm your own mama, your own Black mama,' she continued. 'We have no...
            by Eric Lendrum  The Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton (R-Texas), has announced that his office has charged four Democratic elections officials with 134 felony charges of voter fraud stemming from the 2018 Democratic primaries, as reported by Fox News. The four suspects, who were arrested on Thursday, are Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Brown’s wife Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward. Paxton’s office says that among the charges are election fraud, tampering with governmental records, and mail-in ballot fraud, among others. The statement from Paxton’s office says that the individuals in question created fake ballots to boost Brown’s razor-thin race by targeting “young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the...
    A sitting federal prosecutor spoke out against Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Bipartisan representatives demand answers on expired surveillance programs YouTube to battle mail-in voting misinformation with info panel on videos MORE, saying he has “brought shame” on the Department of Justice (DOJ).  James Herbert, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said he was compelled to issue the stunning rebuke Thursday over concerns Barr was politicizing the Justice Department.  “While I am a federal prosecutor, I am writing to express my own views, clearly not those of the department, on a matter that should concern...
    An activist who co-founded the Women's March excoriated Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Friday for his office's handling of the Breonna Taylor case, calling him "no different than the sell-out Negroes that sold our people into slavery." Tamika Mallory stood alongside lawyers for Taylor's family during a news conference in Louisville to demand Cameron release transcripts from the grand jury proceedings that ultimately declined to pursue direct charges against police officers in connection to Taylor's death during a March 13 drug raid. Speaking to reporters, Mallory likened Cameron to Black men who helped White slave traders. DAILY BEAST COLUMNIST CALLS KENTUCKY AG DANIEL CAMERON AN ‘UNCLE TOM,’ ‘DISGRACE TO HIS PEOPLE’ Video"Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out Negroes that sold our people into slavery...
    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general on Friday recommended the New York Police Department get out of the business of routine traffic enforcement, a radical change she said would prevent encounters like one last year in the Bronx that escalated quickly and ended with an officer fatally shooting a motorist. Attorney General Letitia James, who acts as a special prosecutor appointed to investigate certain police killings, argued that traffic stops for minor infractions often end in violence and that Allan Feliz's death last October after he was pulled over for a seat belt violation “further underscores the need for this change.” James’ office concluded that the NYPD's use of deadly force was...
    Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Department of Justice official who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel, also played a prominent role in editing an unseen Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo that laid out the DOJ’s legal rationale against charging President Donald Trump with obstruction. Heavily redacted emails obtained by BuzzFeed News’s Jason Leopold show the who, when and some of the what of March 24, which is the day that Attorney General Bill Barr sent a four-page letter to Congress outlining—to Mueller’s dismay—the “principal conclusions” of the Mueller Report weeks before it was released to the public. A federal judge would later call Barr’s summary a distortion. But the emails actually pertain to a “memo” that...
    "We don't wanna do this, man. Stop! Stop!" an officer shouts over and over again before police in Atlantic County shoot a Pennsylvania man who charged at them with a broken bottle, dramatic video released Friday shows. Officers alternately implore and command Amir Johnson, 30, to drop the bottle the Aug. 6 late-afternoon standoff in the middle of a Ventnor highway. “Put it down, bro, we don’t wanna do this,” an officer shouts. "Drop the bottle! Drop it! Stop! Stop!" the officers repeatedly shout at Johnson, of Wilkes Barre, to stop, but he doesn't, the video shows. He's only feet away when the officers open fire. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal released the police bodycam audio and video recordings from the...
    Louisiana's attorney general announced on Friday he has launched an investigation into a case of a fourth-grader from Jefferson Parish who was not allowed to attend school for six days for having a BB gun in his bedroom, where he was attending online school. "I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the State and Federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system," Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a press release, calling it an "egregious incident." "I have begun investigating this matter and plan to take action in defense of this young man and his family and all families who could suffer the same invasion of their homes and constitutional rights." ...
    Breonna Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer said she "never had faith" in Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to investigate Taylor's fatal police shooting, according to a statement read by her sister on Friday. Bianca Austin, wearing Taylor's EMT jacket, read the statement as she stood next to an emotional Palmer at a press conference in Louisville. Cameron's office presented evidence to the grand jury that on Wednesday declined to indict three police officers in Taylor's death during a March 13 police raid at her Louisville home. It instead indicted one of the officers on wanton endangerment counts for firing into a neighboring apartment. The decision drew outrage in Lousiville and renewed rallies across the country protesting police brutality and racial injustice. Palmer...
    Every Democrat in the Senate has refused to say whether they support trying to impeach Attorney General William Barr or President Donald Trump before the election in order to block a Supreme Court nominee confirmation, an idea floated by several House Democrats. The Daily Caller contacted every Senate Democrat’s office asking them if they believe Barr or Trump should be impeached before the election in order to block the Trump administration from pushing through a nominee to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last week. Each office was given over 24 hours to respond to the inquiry. The idea has been floated by both Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democratic...
    Legal experts are increasingly alarmed by Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to help President Donald Trump win re-election. The attorney general has joined the president in attacking voting integrity and civil rights demonstrators, and he has described his role in the election in explicitly religious terms that show Barr believes he represents “moral discipline and virtue” against “individual rapacity,” reported The Guardian. “His abuses have only escalated as we have gotten closer and closer to the election, and as the president has felt more and more politically vulnerable,” said Donald Sherman, deputy director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “I can’t put it more plainly than this: The attorney general is a threat to American citizens having free and...
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts attorney general charges 2 ex-leaders of veterans’ home where at least 76 sickened by coronavirus died. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, a Republican, has asked the FBI and the state’s Department of Law Enforcement to investigate former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s efforts to help felons in the state regain their voting rights by paying their court fees, citing “potential violations of election laws.” Bloomberg has over the last week raised more than $16 million from individuals and private organizations, which he said would go towards paying down fines and fees for nearly 32,000 Black and Latinx Florida voters with felony records. A controversial Florida law forbids former felons from voting unless and until they pay off all money they owe the courts or other legal parties. Critics have called it a “modern day poll tax.” Florida attorney general Ashley Moody said in the letter that the office of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis had asked her to look into the issue, CNN reported Wednesday....
    After Joe Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election, we revisited her public financial records to see how she made her money. We also expanded on our previous reporting to get a better understanding of her fundraising history. From her days as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general to her first term as U.S. senator, Harris has been in campaign mode for the better part of 17 years. During her two terms as DA, she made between $145,000 and $263,000 a year, according to her tax returns. Part of the large swing can be attributed to the release of her first book, published as she geared up for her statewide race for attorney...
    (CNN)After another night of protests, Louisville's mayor said he is extending the city's curfew through the weekend to balance people's "rights to peacefully protest with the duty to protect public safety."The 9 p.m. curfew would keep protesters, first responders and bystanders safe since most of the violence has happened overnight, Mayor Greg Fisher said, while allowing demonstrators "to voice their calls for racial justice and equity during the day."Police declare unlawful assembly after windows shattered during Breonna Taylor protests Protests have erupted across the country after a grand jury declined to charge three officers in Breonna Taylor's killing more than six months after she was shot in her home while police were executing a search warrant. There have been growing...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed former Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers to the show. During the second hour, Summers discussed his project called The Keep Nine Amendment which would disable people from adding more judges to the Supreme Court. He also went into more depth about this amendment by explaining the definition of court-packing and why it’s detrimental to the country. Leahy: We are delighted to be joined right now by the former attorney general for the state of Tennessee. One of the organizers of the...
    Roger Sollenberger September 25, 2020 3:57AM (UTC) Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, a Republican, has asked the FBI and the state's Department of Law Enforcement to investigate former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to help felons in the state regain their voting rights by paying their court fees, citing "potential violations of election laws." Bloomberg has over the last week raised more than $16 million from individuals and private organizations, which he said would go towards paying down fines and fees for nearly 32,000 Black and Latinx Florida voters with felony records. A controversial Florida law forbids former felons from voting unless and until they pay off all money they owe the courts or other legal parties. Critics have called it a "modern day poll tax." : Florida attorney general Ashley Moody said in the letter...
    A county commissioner and three associates were arrested over an election fraud scheme during the 2018 election. Among those charged include Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward. The four are accused of orchestrating a vote-harvesting scheme to help Brown win her Democratic primary in 2018, according to the Dallas Morning News. They face 134 felony charges, including engaging in organized election fraud, illegal voting, fraudulent use of an application for a mail-in ballot, unlawful possession of a mail-in ballot, and tampering with a governmental record. Brown was indicted by a grand jury on 23 felony counts, Jackson on 97 felony counts, and six counts on Ward. Brown won his race with just five votes,...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced four arrests Thursday on dozens of felony charges in connection with an alleged vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary elections in Gregg County. “It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud,” Paxton said in a statement. “Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the highest level.” Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns and DeWayne Ward face 134 felony charges in total, according to Paxton’s office. The allegations include election fraud, tampering with a governmental record, mail-in ballot fraud and more. In this...
    A federal judge ruled fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Justice Department should be allowed to move toward discovery, rejecting the Trump administration’s efforts to dismiss the case brought by the key Russia investigation leader. Judge Randolph Moss, who has served on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since a 2014 nomination by President Barack Obama, issued a 45-page ruling on Thursday rejecting the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss McCabe’s lawsuit and moving it toward summary judgment, with the Yale Law School graduate arguing that it was too soon to decide whether the government or McCabe was right, and thus that the case should proceed for now. “The Complaint asserts...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  Authorities arrested four Gregg County Commissioners, in Longview, Texas on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday. To increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Commissioner Shannon Brown’s favor, Brown, along with Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were “disabled,” in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent. Under Texas election law, mail ballots based on disability are specifically reserved for those who are physically ill and cannot vote in-person as a result. In total, the state filed 134 felony charges...
    Facebook/Makenze Cameron Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron pictured with his wife, Makenze Cameron, Makenze Evans is Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s wife. In September 2020, online rumors surfaced that Cameron was married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Elizabeth Kuhn, the communications director for Cameron’s office, confirmed to Heavy that the rumor is “untrue.” McConnell has three daughters, Porter, Claire and Eleanor. All of his children were born during the Kentucky senator’s first marriage to Sherrill Redmon which lasted between 1968 and 1980. McConnell married his current site, Elaine Chao, in February 1993. Chao has spoken publicly about her regrets at not having children of her own. Cameron married Makenze Evans in a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky,...
    KENTUCKY’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron hails from Elizabethtown and was previously married to Elizabeth Cameron for a year.  The pair tied the knot in 2016 but divorced shortly after for unknown reasons.  8Daniel Cameron was born in Elizabethtown, KentuckyCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who is Daniel Cameron's ex-wife Elizabeth and when did they get married? Attorney General Daniel Cameron, 34, married Elizabeth Cameron in 2016. The two divorced in 2017 for unknown reasons. 8He know serves as the attorney general for KentuckyCredit: AP:Associated Press Where is Daniel Cameron from?  Cameron hails from Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  He currently lives in Louisville and works as the attorney general for the state. Cameron  is the first African-American attorney general of Kentucky.  He is also...
    KENTUCKY’S Attorney General Daniel Cameron is the first African-American to be elected to the office and the first Republican since 1944. Cameron has presided over the Breonna Taylor case and the cops who raided her home and shot her will not face charges, with the exception of Sgt. Brett Hankison, who was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment. 15Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel CameronCredit: AP:Associated Press Who is Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron? Daniel Jay Cameron, 34, is the first African-American attorney general of Kentucky.  He is also the first Republican to hold office since 1944. Cameron won a scholarship in high school to attend college named in honor of Senator Mitch McConnell. He went on to attend the University of Louisville and...
    PHOTO VIA MIKE BLOOMBERG/FACEBOOKGov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis called for investigations Wednesday into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal fees so they can register to vote in November. Moody, saying her office was acting at the request of DeSantis, asked the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate Bloomberg raising at least $16 million for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, contending it could be a violation of state laws against offering incentives to people or groups in exchange for voting in a particular manner. “After preliminarily reviewing this limited public information and law, it appears further investigation...
    The Kentucky attorney general who has been thrust into the national spotlight after announcing a grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation has been described as a “star” by President Trump – and is on a shortlist of candidates to fill the current vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court. Daniel Cameron, 34, made history last year by being elected as the state’s first Black attorney general. He is also the first Republican to hold the position in more than 70 years. Trump heaped praise on Cameron during a rally in November, saying that “a star is born.” Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday....
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Black attorney general choked up Wednesday when explaining why a grand jury didn’t seek criminal charges against police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death — but his sympathetic words fell on many deaf ears. A grand jury indicted fired Officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a home next to Taylor’s after police entered her house on March 13. The FBI is still investigating potential violations of federal law in the case. Attorney General Daniel Cameron cited his own family in seeking to convey that he understood some people in Louisville and across the country would be angry at the jury’s decision Wednesday. The jury relied on evidence Cameron...
    (CNN)Florida's attorney general has requested that the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate Michael Bloomberg's efforts to reinstate the voting rights of felons by paying their fees, according to a letter provided to CNN by the attorney general's office. Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody said she requested that the agencies investigate "potential violations of election laws." Bloomberg, a former New York mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and his political operation have raised more than $16 million from supporters and foundations over the last week to pay the court fines and fees for more than 30,000 Black and Latino voters in Florida with felonies, allowing them to vote in the upcoming election. The fundraising effort, according to...
    SAN JOSE — Dozens of people gathered Wednesday evening in San Jose to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge any police officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville earlier this year. The jury charged a single former officer, Brett Hankison, for shooting into neighboring apartments, a charge known as wanton endangerment. Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by police officers who entered her home during a narcotics investigation on March 13. The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there and no drugs were found inside. Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent...
    President Donald Trump said the decision in the police shooting case of Breonna Taylor “was really brilliant” during Wednesday’s White House press briefing. “I thought it was really brilliant,” Trump said in response to a question from Fox News’ John Roberts. “The Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is doing a fantastic job. He is a star.” Trump then read a statement Cameron delivered earlier in the day before additionally praising the Kentucky attorney general. (RELATED: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Announces Grand Jury Indictment Of One Of Three Officers In Breonna Taylor Shooting Case) The president also said he would be speaking with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear later that evening, noting his decision to mobilize the national guard ahead of...
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody opened an investigation into Michael Bloomberg over his pledge to spend $16 million to pay off fines that are prohibiting felons from voting. Moody confirmed in a letter to CBS 12 that she had opened the investigation on behalf of a request made by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. She referenced a report from the Washington Post that detailed Bloomberg's spending plans and said that she had referred the matter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI so they can conduct a criminal investigation. Moody cited a Florida law that prohibits an individual from giving funds as "an incentive simply to vote." She said she reviewed the reporting about Bloomberg's donations...
    A guest on MSNBC declared Wednesday that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron "should be ashamed of himself" after announcing that the three police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor will not be charged with murder, calling the black attorney general "skinfolk" but not "kinfolk." The racially charged comments, made by retired LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey, came following a news conference held by Cameron announcing that only one officer, Sgt. Brett Hankison, would be charged with a crime, and that crime is not directly related to Taylor's death. The other two officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were placed on administrative leave but not charged by a grand jury. Dorsey labeled the attorney general's news...
    An MSNBC guest said Wednesday that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron doesn’t represent black people after Cameron announced his office’s findings in the Breonna Taylor investigation. Cheryl Dorsey, who is a retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, said Cameron, who is black, should be “ashamed of himself,” on “MSNBC Live With Ayman Mohyeldin” Wednesday. Cameron announced that a grand jury indicted one of the three Louisville police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor. “He does not speak for black folks. He is skinfolk, but he is not kinfolk,” Dorsey said. “Just because he is up there with a black face does not mean he speaks for us.” She continued: “This was not a tragedy, this was a murder....
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) is asking the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s effort to help felons in Florida register to vote for “potential violations of election laws.” Bloomberg, a former Democratic presidential hopeful, announced earlier this month that he would spend millions to help convicted Florida felons pay court fees so they can become eligible to vote in the hotly-contested swing state.  Florida passed a law in 2018 reinstating voting rights for up to 1 million felons that dictated they could register only if they complete “all terms” of their sentences. The state legislature and Supreme Court decided that “all terms” also requires fines and fees “After preliminary reviewing of...
    Washington — A judge in New York has ordered Eric Trump to sit for an interview under oath as part of Attorney General Letitia James' probe into the Trump Organization before October 7, rejecting Trump's request to delay his testimony until after the election. Justice Arthur Engoron of the New York County State Supreme Court also ruled that the Trump Organization must turn over documents requested by the Office of the Attorney General. "Justice and the rule of law prevailed today," James said in a statement. "We will immediately move to ensure that Donald Trump and the Trump Organization comply with the court's order and submit financial records related to our investigation. Further, Eric Trump will no longer be able...
    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a man fatally shot by police last month planned to hold a rally Wednesday where they were expected to press for criminal charges, a day after authorities released bodycam video of the shooting. The video released by the state attorney general's office showed the moment when 39-year-old Hasani Best was shot last month in Asbury Park after he refused to relinquish a knife he was holding. Best, who was known to officers from previous encounters, had barricaded himself in a room in his apartment after police responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute. Several officers spent about 45 minutes trying to convince him to come out and drop the knife. Finally,...
    By LISA J. ADAMS WAGNER and BRUCE SCHREINER Kentucky’s Black state attorney general choked up and held back tears Wednesday while explaining why no police officers are facing criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death. “I understand that as a Black man, how painful this is ... which is why it was so incredibly important to make sure that we did everything we possibly could to uncover every fact,” Attorney General Daniel Cameron told a news conference in the capital of Frankfort. His remarks came shortly after a grand jury announced that it had indicted only one former officer on three counts of wanton endangerment stemming from his firing shots into the homes of Taylor's neighbors. Cameron became emotional...
    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a man fatally shot by police last month planned to hold a rally Wednesday where they were expected to press for criminal charges, a day after authorities released bodycam video of the shooting. The video released by the state attorney general’s office showed the moment when 39-year-old Hasani Best was shot last month in Asbury Park after he refused to relinquish a knife he was holding. Best, who was known to officers from previous encounters, had barricaded himself in a room in his apartment after police responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute. Several officers spent about 45 minutes trying to convince him to come out and drop the knife....
    President Trump will sign an executive order to protect babies born prematurely or after surviving an abortion, he announced Wednesday. “Today, I am announcing that I will be signing the Born Alive Executive Order to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve,” the commander-in-chief told attendees while delivering the keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. “This is our sacrosanct moral duty,” he remarked at the virtually-held event. The president went on to tout the importance of Catholic schools for offering underserved children a chance at a better education. In his speech, Trump also announced an increase in federal funding for neonatal research “to ensure that every child...
    Eric Trump speaks in Portsmouth, NH on Sept. 17, 2020. Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, makes a stop in Portsmouth during one stop on his 'Make America Great Again!' tour.Erin Clark | Boston Globe | Getty Images Eric Trump must comply with a subpoena for his testimony in a New York investigation into his family business before the presidential election, a judge on Wednesday ordered. The president's middle son must testify as part of the prboe no later than Oct. 7, the judge ordered. Lawyers for Eric Trump had previously said that he was willing to be deposed as part of the New York attorney general's probe of the Trump Organization, but only after the Nov. 3 contest...
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    Getty Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party's convention a week earlier. Daniel Cameron is a conservative Republican African-American who was the first Black person to be independently elected to statewide office when he was voted to be Kentucky’s new Attorney General in 2019. Cameron is the first Republican to fill the role of Attorney General since 1948, according to the Kentucky AG’s office. Only months into becoming the AG of Kentucky, on March...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — FBI will continue to investigate potential violations of federal law in Breonna Taylor case, state attorney general says. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officer faces up to 5 years on each of 3 counts related to Breonna Taylor case, Kentucky attorney general says. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general: Investigation found two officers were justified in use of force in Breonna Taylor case. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is set to announce Wednesday whether a grand jury has decided to indict any of the Louisville police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor. Cameron is slated to make the announcement at 1:30 p.m. EDT. News Breonna Taylor Louisville Kentucky Police Law Enforcement
    (CNN)The long-awaited findings of a grand jury probe into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor will be announced by Kentucky's Attorney General Wednesday afternoon. Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement comes more than six months after Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT and aspiring nurse, was shot to death by Louisville police officers in her home. The officers broke down the door to her apartment while executing a late-night, "no-knock" warrant in a narcotics investigation on March 13.The grand jury was to present its report to Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell at 1:15 p.m., according to a statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts. Cameron's news conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.Depending on the grand jury's findings, Cameron's options...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general plans news conference on grand jury report in Breonna Taylor’s death at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The U.S. Department of Justice is blaming Democratic lawmakers for its decision not to allow its senior officials to testify before Congress in the coming weeks. Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for Legislative Affairs, wrote a letter addressed to House Judiciary Committee chairman, Jerry Nadler as he confirmed the government agency’s decision not to allow its officials to testify before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. “We very much regret that the committee did not elect to engage in a meaningful, good-faith effort to obtain information and views from the Attorney General while he was present and prepared to testify,” Boyd wrote. In the letter, Boyd recalled Demoratic Committee Members’ July 28 hearing with U.S. Attorney General Bill...
    Getty/Frederick M. Brown Sister Helen Prejean Sister Helen Prejean, a world-renowned nun and anti-death penalty advocate, is protesting Attorney General Bill Barr receiving an award for “Christlike” behavior at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, September 23. Barr is set to be honored with the Christifideles Laici Award, which is given to public figures who “stir and promote a deeper awareness among all the faithful of the gift and responsibility they share … in the communion and mission of the Church,” according to the prayer breakfast’s website.Barr Is to Receive the Award as His Justice Department Has Carried Out a Rash of Executions — 6 Since July GettyAttorney General nominee William Barr arrives on Capitol Hill...
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky -- Officials in Kentucky's largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general's announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor's shooting death.With timing of the announcement still uncertain, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency due to the potential for civil unrest, hours after police said they would restrict access in the city's downtown area. The mayor and police said they were trying to plan ahead of time to protect both demonstrators and the people who live and work there.But some involved in protests seeking justice for Taylor questioned why the police were going to such "overkill" lengths when the city has...
    (CNN)The Justice Department is refusing to send its senior officials to testify before Congress these next two weeks, blaming the Democrats' treatment of Attorney General William Barr during a July hearing.In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee dated Monday declining to make witnesses available, the Justice Department accused Democratic committee members of "scolding and insulting the Attorney General" during a July 28 hearing, repeatedly interrupting him, and refusing to let him answer questions.The department accused members of instead using "their allotted time to air grievances" rather than trying to obtain information from Barr. Justice Department labels New York, Portland and Seattle as anarchy jurisdictions"We very much regret that the committee did not elect to engage in a meaningful, good-faith...
    President Donald Trump’s son Eric, a major figure within the Trump Organization’s businesses, has claimed he told a court that he is willing to appear in compliance with New York Attorney General Letitia James’ subpoena. But in a new briefing, James pointed out that Eric Trump and his legal team have in fact stated a “categorical refusal” to appear — and that one of those refusals occurred during an interview with Fox News Radio. “Eric Trump’s own public statements after this proceeding was commenced confirm that position,” said the briefing, noting that during that interview, Trump said, “The question is… why would you possibly comply?” NEW: Slamming Eric Trump’s effort to “delay” compliance with her office’s subpoena, @NewYorkStateAG notes in...
    As the chief legal officers of our states, attorneys general possess a tremendous power to shape public opinion and make official decisions that can affect the outcomes of cases. Regardless of party affiliation, when it comes to exercising the prosecutorial function of our offices, there are certain rules that every attorney general agrees to — and certain lines that should never be crossed. We should never weaponize our office for political gain, regardless of the situation, even when the sitting president of the United States is a citizen of the state we serve. Unfortunately, some of my colleagues across the aisle have done just that. During her campaign, New York Attorney General Letitia James threw out numerous vague and baseless...
    A video released by New Jersey’s attorney general’s office Tuesday shows a police officer abruptly shooting a Black man in the doorway of an Asbury Park home after trying to convince him over the course of a long standoff to drop a knife. The attorney general is investigating the Aug. 21 shooting, which killed 39-year-old Hasani Best. The video raises questions as to whether Best posed an immediate danger to officers when he was shot. Officers had responded to a domestic disturbance between Best and a woman. When they arrived, Best was inside of a second-floor apartment and the woman was standing outside. Police spent nearly an hour trying to coax Best, with whom they were familiar from other encounters,...
    Attorney General Bill Barr has gotten entirely too comfortable making up new rules to justify trampling all over the Constitution, and Monday was no exception. Grousing that Democrats had been "scolding and insulting" during Barr’s last appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department is now declining to make witnesses available from the department’s Civil Division, the Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Marshals Service. "Rather than attempt to obtain information from the Department that would assist the Committee in recommending legislation to the House, many Members of the majority devoted their time entirely towards scolding and insulting the Attorney General," Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote in response to a request from House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler.  "In what can...
    The Louisville Metro Police Department announced Tuesday it will begin setting up barricades in the downtown area and restricting some vehicle traffic in anticipation of an announcement from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron regarding the investigation into Breonna Taylor's death. This comes after the department declared a state of emergency Monday and a federal courthouse and adjacent offices in Louisville were boarded up Sunday ahead of the decision. Cameron has repeatedly refused to give a timeline for his investigation, but he will eventually present his findings before a grand jury, who will decide whether to criminally indict the three officers involved in Taylor’s death. LOUISVILLE FEDERAL BUILDINGS BOARDED UP AHEAD OF ANTICIPATED BREONNA TAYLOR GRAND JURY DECISION “Due to increased attention and activity...
    The Justice Department has denied House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s request for testimony from senior officials — arguing that Democrats on the panel “squandered” their chance during Attorney General William Barr’s testimony. In a letter signed by Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd dated Monday, the department rebuffed Nadler’s (D-NY) request to hear from three top officials: Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal and US Marshals Service Director Donald Washington. Boyd argued that Barr had just come before the committee, prepared to discuss all of the topics that Nadler wanted to question Dreiband, Carvajal and Washington on, including the murder of George Floyd and the federal government’s response to months of racial justice protests...
    Recently, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the results of the Paycheck Protection Plan (“PPP”) Criminal Fraud Enforcement Action, a new relief measure in the CARES Act designed to reduce pandemic-related fraud.  As part of the CARES Act, the federal government made hundreds of billions of dollars in forgivable loans available to American businesses through the PPP.  Specifically, PPP loans were made available to businesses so they would have funds to keep paying their employees, in order to avoid catastrophic job losses during a time of national emergency. As of August 8, 2020, over 5.2 million loans had been approved, for a total federal business support expenditure in excess of...
    LOUSVILLE Police Department has declared a state of emergency as the city waits a decision on whether or not to prosecute the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, an emergency medical technician, died in a police raid at her apartment earlier this year. 10Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police Louisville Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Schroeder told officers that the guidelines would be effective immediately, according to an internal memo obtained by NBC News. "In anticipation of Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, I am declaring a state of emergency for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)," the memo said. Vacation and time off requests have been canceled, and officers...
    Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd on Monday refused the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee's request that Department of Justice officials testify in two upcoming hearings, saying he fears the question-and-answer sessions would deteriorate into "public spectacles" considering how Attorney General William Barr was treated by Democrats during a hearing in July. What are the details?In a letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) obtained by BuzzFeed, Boyd responded to the committee's request that his fellow Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband appear before a Judiciary subcommittee later this week, and that Bureau of Prison Director Michael Carvajal and U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington testify before another Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Oct. 1. Boyd told Nadler that while the DOJ "recognizes that...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is going on the attack about the battle over mail-in ballots. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was on 60 Minutes Sunday night to talk about the political clash over mail-in voting. A record number of voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail this election. A third of registered voters told CBS News pollsters they plan to vote by mail, which is more than ever before. “I can tell you my team and I, along with others around the country, are preparing for all kinds of outcomes,” said Shapiro. “Sadly, we have to fear that we have a sitting president of the United States that may take...
    U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George is looking into who had traveled on financier Jeffrey Epstein’s four helicopters and three planes from 1998 up until his death last year, the Mirror reports. According to a new report, the top prosecutor has subpoenaed flight logs and is also looking for “complaints or reports of potentially suspicious conduct.” The outlet reports she is seeking any personal notes written by the pilots, and names and contact information for all people who “interacted with or observed” Epstein or any passengers connected to him. George has sued Epstein’s estate on 22 counts including aggravated rape, child abuse and neglect, human trafficking, forced labor, and prostitution. According to the Mirror, the request for the flight log has...
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Sunday night at a joint press conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Democrats to buy time with procedural tools which she said could include impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr. Earlier in the press conference, Ocasio-Cortez said, “We must also commit to using every procedural tool available to us to ensure that we buy ourselves the time necessary. We must commit to allowing and considering and utilizing every single procedural tool available to us again to buy that time.” When a reporter asked if buying time could include impeachment of President Trump or Attorney General Barr, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Well, I think I am. I believe that certainly,...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a policy that will allow her office to release body camera footage from officers involved in controversial arrests. James revealed on Sunday that her office would no longer defer to local governments on the release of body camera footage after documents from Rochester, New York, officials appear to show city officials and police leadership delaying the release of the footage of Daniel Prude's death. "Up until now, the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities, but this process has caused confusion, delays, and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open as possible,” James said during a press conference. “Starting immediately, the office...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York Attorney General Letitia James said Sunday she would expedite the release of body camera footage in cases of alleged police misconduct that her office investigates. Speaking in Rochester, which has been in turmoil since the footage of Daniel Prude’s fatal encounter with police was released more than five months after his death, James said her office “will be proactively releasing footage to the public on our own.” “This is footage we obtain as part of investigations conducted by our special prosecutions unit,” James said. “Up until now, the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities. But this process has caused confusion, delays, and has hampered transparency in a system...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James said Sunday that her office will now decide when to publicly release body camera footage of police-involved deaths of unarmed civilians to avoid a repeat of what happened in the wake of Daniel Prude's death in Rochester."Up until now the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities, but this process has caused confusion, delays, and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open and available to the public as quickly as possible, publicizing the footage, as soon as we have shown it to the deceased family," James said in a press conference Sunday.Rochester officials intentionally delayed the release of Daniel Prude body cam videoJames traveled to...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Can a Mississippi school district give financial rewards to students who do well on college entrance exams? Can a city government remove a dilapidated building if the owner does not do it? Is the sheriff's son allowed to work as a volunteer deputy? These are among the questions that government officials have asked Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch this year. The attorney general's staff does research and writes legal opinions to guide state and local government operations. Those opinions are posted on the attorney general’s website, giving the public a glimpse at some issues that officials are considering. Willie Griffin, attorney for the Washington County Board of Supervisors, asked about...
    The office of the New York Attorney General will start proactively releasing police body camera footage in situations of officer involved killings of unarmed civilians, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) sfaid Sunday.  The policy reverses rules that left the release of such footage up to the discretion of local authorities, James said at a press conference in Rochester, N.Y.  “This is footage we obtain as part of investigations, conducted by our special prosecutions unit. Up until now, release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities, but this process has caused confusion, delays, and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open as possible,” James said. “Starting immediately, the office of attorney...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the late-justice who Weiser had a personal relationship with. Weiser was a law clerk for Ginsburg in October 1995, and was the only clerk of Ginsburg’s to go on to become an attorney general. (credit: Phil Weiser) “It is really hard to think about the world without Justice Ginsburg in it,” Weiser told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas. “I miss her.” Weiser said he tries to model his time in office after Ginsburg and what she stood for. Weiser said Ginsburg’s efforts to promote gender equality and women’s rights were most notable throughout her career. Weiser said Ginsburg’s ruling to support women’s...
    United States Attorney General William Barr mourned the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday at 87 following a battle with cancer. “I extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg led one of the great lives in the history of American law,” Barr said, according to an official statement. “She was a brilliant and successful litigator, an admired court of appeals judge, and a profoundly influential Supreme Court Justice.” “For all her achievements in those roles, she will perhaps be remembered most for inspiring women in the legal profession and beyond,” Barr added. “She and I did not agree  on every issue, but her legal ability, personal integrity,...
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr's provocative critique of career employees who work for him and of politics surrounding Justice Department investigations is his clearest acknowledgment of a worsening divide between President Donald Trump's attorney general and his rank-and-file. In a speech intended to celebrate Constitution Day, Barr used inflammatory rhetoric to take aim at everything from "headhunting" prosecutors to Black Lives Matter to Covid lockdowns. In the days after, some prosecutors sought to reassure colleagues that their work can continue without interference and that Barr's language, especially when he was denigrating those who work for him, was mostly focused on the internecine political fights ongoing in Washington. One supporter of Barr's called the attorney general's comments "tone deaf." "Not helpful," one...
    Four Democratic House committee chairs on Friday urged the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to launch an emergency probe into whether DOJ officials, including Attorney General William Barr, violated the law by taking actions intended to influence the upcoming presidential election. The demand comes from Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), and House Administration Committee Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) in a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz. As Richard Hasen, professor of law and political science at UC Irvine School of Law, wrote in an op-ed for CNN this week, Barr has way overstepped the bounds of what is appropriate for an Attorney General to do in terms of politicizing his office....
    Savannah Rychcik September 18, 2020 0 Comments Top House Democrats are calling on Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to determine whether Attorney General William Barr and other political appointees are following policies to avoid interfering with the upcoming November election. In a letter penned by Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), and House Administration Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), they expressed concern over Barr’s involvement with ongoing investigations. “We are concerned by indications that Attorney General Barr might depart from longstanding DOJ principles to take public action related to U.S. Attorney Durham’s investigation that could impact the presidential election,” they wrote. They noted Barr and Durham had made comments...
    Attorney General William Barr and top officials within the Justice Department have urged federal prosecutors to charge violent protesters who have burned buildings with sedition, an internal memo shows. In the memo to US attorneys, Jeffrey Rosen, the department's No. 2 official, wrote that he and Barr have told federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. The memo said prosecutors do not need to prove that protesters were plotting to overthrow the US government in order to bring rarely used sedition charges against them. Invoking the rarely used law could instead be used when a defendant tries to oppose the government's authority by force, the memo reads.  'In appropriate cases - for instance, where a group has conspired to take...
    It is not unfair to say that the various hosts and contributors of MSNBC’s Morning Joe are not terribly impressed with Bill Barr. Evidence of their animosity towards the controversial attorney general was on display Friday morning as they noted how the nation’s top law enforcement officer seemed to be placing a lesser priority of ongoing Russian interference in the coming general election. Oh, you didn’t hear about that? FBI Christopher Wray testified to Congress on Thursday that the FBI saw considerable efforts from Russian intelligence operations designed to denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden and present “malign influence” in the coming election. But in a sea of news about Covid-19, masks, and vaccine controversy, somehow a fragile democracy doesn’t...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a town hall appearance on Thursday night with CNN host Anderson Cooper declared that Attorney General William Barr’s remarks calling the coronavirus lockdowns the greatest civil liberties violation since slavery were “sick.” “The attorney general said last night that lockdowns were the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in U.S. history, other than slavery,” Cooper began. “Well, look, two things. One, what they have taken out of context is the present knowledge about the lockdown,” Biden responded. “I was asked if, in fact, there was a national emergency, and every — all the experts said lock it down. We’re not talking about locking down the whole country,” Biden stated. “What we need, Anderson, we need a...
    Continuing a spiral, Senate Judiciary Democrats are calling on the Justice Department inspector general to – get this – investigate the John Durham investigation into the Robert Mueller FBI investigators. Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is one of the Democrats on the committee seeking the latest political probe stemming from the Obama administrations investigation of the Trump campaign ties to Russias election meddling. "We write to request that you investigate whether U.S. Attorney John Durhams investigation complies with Department of Justice policies, including policies that protect criminal investigations from political influence," 10 Democrat senators wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday. The letter levied three claims of potential violations by Attorney General William Barr or other Trump...
    Tim Stark, who was one of the major players in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” and in the world of exotic animals, has been found to be in contempt of court in a case over animals that have gone missing, Fox News can confirm. A warrant for Timothy Stark’s arrest was issued on Wednesday by the Attorney General in Indiana where he was being investigated under suspicions of alleged animal abuse as the director of Wildlife in Need (WIN). “Tim Stark has sought to hamper the wheels of justice at every step of the way,” Attorney General Curtis Hill said. “The court has shown extraordinary tolerance of his antics, but today it wisely decided that enough was enough in terms of...
    Eric Trump, son of President Trump and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, agreed to answer questions in a financial investigation led by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James is leading an investigation into whether Donald Trump and the Trump Organization overstated the value of assets they own in order to obtain loans and tax benefits. Eric Trump's lawyers provided four proposed dates for him to be questioned, beginning on Nov. 19, according to Reuters. His lawyers said in a court filing on Thursday that he wouldn't be available before then due to travel obligations and "the importance of avoiding any appearance of politicizing the investigatory process." James's spokesman said she won't allow anyone to dictate how the...