close Video Was press too invested in probe toppling Trump? Pundits split over attacking Trump or investigators. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released the "principal conclusions" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's completed Russia probe in a bombshell four-page letter to Capitol Hill lawmakers, which stated definitively that Mueller did not establish evidence that President Trump's team or any associates of the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia -- "despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign." Mueller's team specifically looked into two Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election -- first, the work by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency, to "conduct disinformation and social media operations" designed to "sow discord" in the U.S." Aaccording to Barr's letter, "The special counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or … [Read more...] about Mueller report summary released, showing no definitive proof Trump team conspired with Russia
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Produced by Alvin Patrick and Sarah Prior In the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010, Danroy "DJ" Henry, a Pace University football player, was shot dead by Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer Aaron Hess. That event triggered a seven-year journey for DJ's family as they searched for answers. "We're not anti-police," Danroy Henry, Sr., DJ's father, tells CBS News special correspondent James Brown. "We're just trying to understand what the facts tell us. Was it a justified shooting or was it not justified? Because if it wasn't – it was murder." "People believed fervently that they knew what happened," says Brian Sokoloff, who represents Hess. "And whenever you hear of a case like this, you can't believe first impressions." DJ was out celebrating with his teammates at a bar after a homecoming game when other patrons got into a fight. Police say that DJ was parked in a fire lane in front of the bar and when he was asked to move, he allegedly sped towards Officer Hess, propelling … [Read more...] about Defending DJ: Was the fatal shooting of a Pace University football player justified?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying to investigators, prosecutors said Friday.The development in Manafort's case comes at a time of frenetic activity in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as prosecutors obtained a guilty plea from President Donald Trump's longtime fixer and appear to be lining up charges against another Trump supporter.Prosecutors this week revealed that Manafort's plea deal had fallen apart after they say he repeatedly lied to investigators. They also signaled that they could pursue additional charges against Manafort, but on Friday prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson that the special counsel was still deciding that question.Jackson ordered prosecutors to disclose more details about the false-statements allegations by next Friday. And she … [Read more...] about Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort
Shawn Boburg and Robert O'Harrow Jr., The Washington Post Published 5:19 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 He was a local lawyer in Iowa who rose to become one of the most important figures in the nation's capital. But Matthew Whitaker's path to the top of the Justice Department was decidedly offbeat. Over the past two decades, Whitaker - now the acting attorney general - has owned a day-care center, a concrete supply business and a trailer manufacturer, state records show. He led a taxpayer-subsidized effort to build affordable housing in Des Moines, but he walked away from the stalled project two years ago after the city threatened him with a lawsuit. In 2004, when he started a five-year stint as U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Iowa, Whitaker cited a personal-injury case and a dispute involving a dry-cleaning business as some of his most consequential legal work. When he left office, he started a modest legal practice and a short-lived lobbying and … [Read more...] about From day-care owner to trailer maker to US attorney: Whitaker’s road less traveled
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 13, 2018 / 9:26 PM GMT By Ken Dilanian and Hallie Jackson President Trump’s legal team is nearing completion of written answers to questions posed by special counsel Robert Mueller that may be submitted as early as this week, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News Tuesday. The answers will pertain only to matters relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, not obstruction of justice, the source said. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has previously said that obstruction questions were off limits, although he was less definitive in an interview with NBC News. The source says the president’s legal team considers questions about obstruction to be related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and therefore to infringe on the president’s power to hire and fire under Article 2 of the Constitution. … [Read more...] about Trump could submit answers to Mueller’s questions on Russia this week