First Jan. 6 rioter on trial found guilty of all charges

D.C. 03/08/22, 23:28

A Texas man will be sentenced for storming and attacking the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020. A jury unanimously found Wylie resident Guy Reffitt guilty of two counts of civil disorder, obstruction of justice, obstruction of an official proceeding, and both entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with ...

Special grand jury will hear Georgia election probe evidence

U.S. 01/25/22, 02:55

Multiple judges approved assembling civilians to decide whether the previous president's actions could constitute organized crime. Fulton County Superior Court granted county district attorney Fani Willis's (D) request for a special grand jury in the Georgia election investigation. "[There is] a reasonable probability that the state of Georgia's administration of elections in ...

Jan. 6 probe accuses DOJ of plotting to seize voting machines

U.S. 01/24/22, 03:06

A federal investigation into the Capitol riots contacted a key individual from the former Trump administration. The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack has recently spoken with former Attorney General William Barr about an alleged electoral integrity raid. "We have had conversations with the former attorney general already," committee ...

Biden fiercely defends migrant compensation payout after refusing the plan

U.S. 11/07/21, 16:02

President Joe Biden on Saturday, Nov. 6, reversed course and defended the plan by the Justice Department (DOJ) to compensate migrants split up from their families during the Trump administration. "Whether [the border crossing] was legal or illegal, and you lost your child," Biden said, as Fox News reported, "he's gone, you deserve ...

Whistleblower arrested for allegedly lying to FBI in Russian collusion dossier

U.S. 11/04/21, 17:10

An analyst who exposed the Russian collusion investigation dossier has been indicted and charged with lying to a federal law enforcement agency. A federal court in Virginia recently indicted Igor Danchenko on five counts of giving false testimonies. A Department of Justice investigation revealed the Russian national, who now lives in the ...

Maryland couple caught allegedly selling nuclear submarine secrets

U.S. 10/20/21, 16:06

A grand jury indicted a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his spouse for allegedly endangering national security on Oct. 19. The Department of Justice confirmed Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are both charged with one count of "conspiracy to communicate restricted data" and two counts of "communication of restricted data." They allegedly ...

Texas appeals court order blocking ‘Heartbeat’ anti-abortion law

Texas 10/07/21, 16:15

Texas's attorney general office vowed to appeal a court order that blocks the state's "Heartbeat" law on Oct. 6. Federal Judge Robert Pitman temporarily blocked legislation that bans abortion after a fetus heartbeat is detected–roughly six weeks into pregnancy. This came despite the rule saving more than 3,000 unborn babies since ...

DOJ appeals Texas court ruling that DACA is unlawful

Texas 09/13/21, 15:56

A federal executive department responsible for administering justice will try to overturn a court judgment that one U.S. immigration policy is against the law on Sept. 10. The Department of Justice (DOJ) will challenge a July ruling from the U.S. District Court for Texas's Southern District that declares the Deferred Action ...

Judge blocks Texas order to stop vehicles transporting infected migrants

Texas 08/04/21, 19:24

A federal judge in El Paso blocked a Texas executive order that restricts migrant transport on Aug. 3. Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's latest plan to minimize COVID-19 infections. The governor wanted the Texas Department of Public Safety to check vehicles and reroute them, ...

DOJ: Tax agency must give Trump’s tax returns to Congress

U.S. 07/31/21, 04:26

Former President Trump’s tax returns must be released to Congress following a Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee request, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday, July 30. In a memorandum opinion from the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, Acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen said the Treasury Department must ...

Department of Justice claims that mandating COVID vaccines is legal

News 07/28/21, 15:41

Despite only being approved for emergency use, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published an opinion on Monday, July 26, saying that coronavirus vaccine mandates are legal.The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) emergency use go-ahead "does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccination requirements for vaccines that are subject ...

US allies accuse Beijing of major Microsoft cyber attack

Australia & Oceania 07/20/21, 23:46

America, Australia, the European Union, United Kingdom, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other countries publicly criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). U.S. allies joined in blaming the CCP for orchestrating a major cyberattack on Microsoft and other breaches. "[China's] Ministry of State Security (MSS) has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers ...

AG Merrick Garland report: Justice Department will no longer obtain reporters’ records

U.S. 07/20/21, 16:09

Attorney General Merrick Garland has decided to prohibit federal prosecutors from reporters’ records during leak investigations, with limited exceptions, The Associated Press reported. The decision came after President Joe Biden said in May that he would not allow the Department of Justice (DOJ) to seize journalists’ phone records and emails, calling the ...

Floridian faces up to 20 years in jail for 10-minute visit to Congress

D.C. 07/19/21, 22:27

Joseph Hackett could receive a 20-year prison sentence for spending just 10 minutes at the U.S. Capitol grounds. The Florida man allegedly joined the January 6 riots and was indicted on May 28. Paul Allard Hodgkins is the first person formally sentenced to spend eight months behind bars for allegedly entering ...

Biden created ‘huge catastrophe’ after ‘dismantling’ Trump’s border policy says GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis

Trending 04/19/21, 01:22

A Republican responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the Floridian executive branch blames partisan politics for causing a border crisis. Gov. Ron DeSantis believes thousands of foreigners illegally entered the country because President Joe Biden reversed his predecessor's policy not to detain unlawful immigrants in the United States. "It starts with ...

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