Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

… trial, the attorney said. “I have been greatly concerned for his health, I don’t know if I can survive what he survived this week,” he said. “It was difficult for me, and I have no idea how he managed to sit in a room and endure while strangers were deciding his destiny and his fate.” But the entertainer had kept positive, McMonagle said. “During some of the most painfully, aggravating parts of our trial, particularly jury deliberations it was he who was …

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Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… before Congress — having filled the role now held by Deputy attorney General Rod Rosenstein more than a decade ago and testified regularly as the FBI director. He has frequently offered up important nuggets — but also has a plethora of ways to say, ever so politely, that he will not answer a question. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a veteran member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and former chairwoman of the panel, hinted at this in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash Tuesday. …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)There are some legitimate reasons to question the background of Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, whom President Trump announced Wednesday as his nominee for FBI director. And remember — the FBI director has a 10-year term. Senators aren’t weighing whether they can stomach a nominee for the duration of the Trump presidency, but whether they can accept an FBI director nominee who would serve …

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Journalist Arrested During D.C. Protest Faces 75 Years In Prison

June 7, 2017

… forward to his continued good work in his new home in Santa Fe. Earlier this year, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sent a letter to acting U.S. attorney Channing Phillips, who is overseeing the case, questioning the charges and declaring that being near a newsworthy event is no crime for anyone, reporters included. If convicted on all charges, Cant could be sentenced to up to 75 years, according to The Monitor newspaperin his native Rio Grande Valley in Texas. He is …

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5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

June 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee is back in the national spotlight for two days of blockbuster hearings and following news that relations between President Donald Trump and attorney General Jeff Sessions had reached a boiling point surrounding his recusal from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEasy Video Payday 2.0 – Secret List w/Video Training Easy Video Payday 2.0 – Secret List w/Video …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… sheriffs department that it doesnt exist were pretty hard to swallow. This week, Seth Tunstall became the third sheriffs deputy to refuse to answer questions about his work with jail informants. Dekraais attorney, Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, was trying to question Tunstall about his involvement in a sheriffs department unit called Special Handling, which dealt with jail informants. Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who worked in Special Handling with Tunstall, refused to …

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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… Reuters President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has vowed to be harder on crime and end what he calls theanti-police atmosphere in the U.S. Trump has said protests against widely-publicized police violence has provoked the murder of police officersand that calls for reform are anti-law enforcement.He also believes that calls for police accountability have caused a war on cops. AMay 10 memo from current attorney General Jeff Sessions could pose an issue since many jurisdictions have …

May 27, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… President could conceivably be accused of obstructing justice — potentially grounds for impeachment. A Comey appearance before a high wattage, televised hearing would mark another extraordinary dimension in a career in which the former FBI chief has found himself at the center of gripping episodes of Beltway drama. Ten years ago, Comey, then acting attorney general, rushed to a Washington hospital to thwart an attempt by White House counsel Alberto Gonzales and White House chief of staff …

May 17, 2017
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