In what is already one of the most litigious election years in U.S. history, federal lawsuits alleging violations of voters’ civil rights in the wake of election contests between February and August have soared by 82 percent over the same period in 2016, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
After a Florida police organization posted on Facebook this month inviting officers in Atlanta, Buffalo and other cities where police have been disciplined or fired, to apply for jobs, a national storm over the impact of rehiring officers disciplined elsewhere blew up—adding to the growing debate over how to ensure police accountability.
The Trump administration has reversed decades of bipartisan consensus in combating bribes and kickbacks by companies to foreign governments, now amounting to an estimated $2 trillion annually. That money could have been used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new report.
In Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest city, Alejandrina Guzman, a daughter of jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was among those seen by reporters handing out the packages stamped with her own company’s ‘El Chapo 701’ logo.
The sweeping California indictment accused the lawyer of stealing millions of dollars from his clients and funneling their money into his own interests, including co-ownership of a $5 million private jet. Avenatti denied all wrongdoing.
The expected indictment stems from work Gregory Craig did with GOP lobbyist Paul Manafort on behalf of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice in 2012 after ending his tenure as White House counsel for President Barack Obama.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his panel probing possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power is sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates.
A joint congressional inquiry is demanding that National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hand over internal documents showing whether the NRA made “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” to the campaigns of Donald Trump and several GOP Senate candidates.