Only recently the Court restated the ancient proposition of law, albeit in the context of a grand jury inquiry, rather than a trial, that "the public... has a right to every man's evidence," except for those persons protected by a constitutional, common law, or statutory privilege… Ironically, it is more difficult to enforce a trial subpoena, rather than a grand jury subpoena, because the witness’s testimony has to be demonstrably admissible at the criminal trial before a court will enforce the subpoena. In contrast, the grand jury scope is investigatory and witnesses are routinely called to testify to help the grand jury determine whether or not a crime has occurred. The witness in a grand jury need not have any admissible testimony. … [Read more...] about Would Trump have to obey a Robert Mueller grand jury subpoena? Ask Richard Nixon.
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According to contemporaneous reports, the two detectives were originally at Brighton Beach on the day in question. There they were said to be conducting a “buy-bust operation,” an anti-narcotics tactic wherein police lawfully purchase drugs from someone and then arrest the drug seller for selling the police the drugs the police requested. … [Read more...] about Grand Jury Indicts Two NYPD Detectives Accused Of Raping Teenage Girl In Unmarked Van
The issue is being debated anew amid reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some have questioned whether the alleged request amounted to obstruction of justice. … [Read more...] about Can a sitting president be indicted? The Constitution doesn’t give a definitive answer
Why did the FBI not seize and exam the servers themselves? Might this be an effort to undermine damaging information obtained from former campaign manager John Podesta's Gmail account when he was duped into giving out his password? His files, including the now-infamous DNC-funded "dossier" file to be used to attack then-candidate Donald Trump, were later posted to Wikileaks. The files supported the verified DNC's convention rigging against Bernie Sanders and the passing of debate questions to Hillary Clinton. … [Read more...] about Letters: Security for midterm elections, Russian indictments, Supreme Court, bipartisanship
This 2008 photo provided by Cyril Hovorun shows him at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the Monastery of the Caves, in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2012 Hovorun was an official within the Moscow Patriarchate, but he resigned after hackers published emails showing that he secretly supported independence-leaning Ukrainian clergy. “We've known about this tactic before the hacking of the Democrats,” Hovorun said, referring to the email disclosures that rocked America’s 2016 presidential campaign. “This is a familiar story for us.” (Courtesy Cyril Hovorun via AP) … [Read more...] about Indicted Russian hackers reportedly targeted Orthodox clergy