WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other ongoing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee. U.S. President Donald Trumps, seated with acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (C) and National Security adviser John Bolton speaks during a meeting with the leaders of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque These investigations, pursued by prosecutors at the federal and state level, could result in charges beyond those brought in Mueller’s investigation or civil liability. The special counsel on Friday submitted his confidential report … [Read more...] about Explainer: Why Trump’s legal woes go beyond the Mueller report
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close Video Federal workers rally nationwide for political leaders to end shutdown Government workers staged rallies in D.C. and beyond as political leaders are at a stalemate over how to reopen the government amid an almost three week-long partial shutdown. Democratic senators and union leaders led federal workers in rallies at the White House and across the country on Thursday, just one day before the partial government shutdown over border wall funding threatens to deny all of them their first full paycheck. As President Trump visited the southern border in McAllen, Texas, and declared that he will "almost definitely" use his emergency powers to build the wall if talks remain stalled, the demonstrations emphasized the financial strain imposed on government employees since the shutdown began Dec. 22. Roughly 420,000 employees were deemed essential and are working unpaid. An additional 380,000 are staying home without pay. While furloughed federal … [Read more...] about Federal workers, unions march on White House as first payday without paycheck approaches
Eric Yoder and Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Published 5:24 am PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 The U.S. Capitol in Washington. The U.S. Capitol in Washington. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The U.S. Capitol in Washington. The U.S. Capitol in Washington. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein. Will government shutdown impact Mueller's investigation? Answers to this and more. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - At midnight Friday, the federal government entered a partial shutdown, suspending funding for many agencies. This will complicate many lives - those of federal … [Read more...] about Will government shutdown impact Mueller’s investigation? Answers to this and more.
Elisha Anderson, John Wisely, and Gina Kaufman Detroit Free Press Published 12:11 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 State inspectors had been to the Cantrell Funeral Home several times before, but this time was different. On Aug. 29, they slipped on respirators and carried flashlights as they searched the shuttered business on Detroit’s east side, chasing a phone tip that corpses were hidden throughout the building. The power was off and the building dark as they combed the basement containing knee-deep trash with the smell of embalming chemicals hanging in the air. Upstairs, they found a stillborn body and the cremated remains of another on a desk. But they missed an even more shocking discovery: 11 fetuses stashed above the first-floor ceiling in an infant-sized casket and cardboard box hidden by insulation. Inspectors wouldn't find those for another six weeks, when they returned Oct. 12 with … [Read more...] about Detroit’s Cantrell Funeral Home buried hidden horrors inside
Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 18, 2018 When he was 18, Tom Leonard faced a big choice. His dad, Thomas Leonard, was an auto shop repair owner in Montrose just north of Flint who also bought, restored and sold classic cars. When he was about to graduate from high school, the father told the son that he had two options for a graduation present: a 1967 Shelby Mustang Cobra that he had restored to mint condition or a new sports car. Leonard weighed the pros and cons. The Shelby ran on racing fuel, which cost $5 to $6 a gallon — and considered the difficulty of actually operating the high performance, high horsepower classic car. “Being an 18-year-old kid, I chose the new sports car. So, I still have a 1999 Trans Am convertible that’s in mint condition and it’s probably worth $20,000,” Leonard said of his red roadster. “And that ‘67 Shelby is probably worth $250,000.” Leonard said that decision … [Read more...] about Republican Tom Leonard wants to be Michigan Attorney General