John Durham will remain as special counsel overseeing an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, a Justice Department spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation after Durham announced his planned resignation on Friday as U.S. attorney for Connecticut. Durham announced that he will leave the post at midnight Sunday. The Justice Department also created a page on the agency’s website dedicated to Durham’s investigation, much as it did during the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. (RELATED: Barr Taps John Durham To Serve As Special Counsel) Durham is one of dozens of federal prosecutors resigning from office at the request of President Joe Biden. Like many of his predecessors, Biden sought resignations to appoint his own nominees to the Senate-confirmed positions. It was reported earlier this month that Biden planned to allow Durham to remain with the Justice … [Read more...] about John Durham To Step Down As US Attorney, Will Continue Investigation Origins Of ‘Russiagate’
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Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office have reportedly subpoenaed financial records related to Stephen Bannon and his crowd-funded southern border wall project, according to a CNN report . The network reports that the subpoenas were sent shortly after former President Trump Donald Trump Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE issued Bannon a pardon for federal conspiracy crimes in connection to the southern border wall. Trump’s pardon only applied to federal crimes, meaning Bannon could still possibly be charged in state courts. Reports came out early in February that the Manhattan DA’s office was looking into potential state charges against Bannon . Sources close to the matter told The Washington Post that the district attorney’s Major Economic Crimes Bureau was in the early … [Read more...] about Manhattan prosecutors subpoena Bannon financial documents: CNN
Ascension Parish Judge Steven Tureau will not recuse himself from a ruling on whether District Attorney Ricky Babin -- his former boss -- should pay Murphy Painter attorney's fees and other penalties for denying him access to the tape that derailed his run for Ascension Parish President. It's the latest twist in a tangled political and legal drama that has raised numerous questions about conflicts of interest in the parish's close-knit political scene. Tureau will decide if the 23rd Judicial District Attorney's Office acted improperly in refusing to turn over the recording. If he rules in Painter's favor, Babin and his office would pay attorney's fees of $35,840 to Painter's lawyer, Kim Segura Landry, plus legal costs of $1,445 and potential penalties. A snippet of the tape, released on a local news website, insinuated Painter had turned a blind eye to rape allegations while he was an Ascension Sheriff's deputy. Painter dropped out of the race for president after the tape was … [Read more...] about Can an Ascension Parish judge give a fair ruling on his former boss, the DA? He says he can.
CANTON: A Mississippi legislator and veteran Congressman are seeking criminal charges after Reuters exposed previously unreported details in the 2018 death of inmate Harvey Hill at the Madison County Detention Center. The 36-year-old died in May 2018 after a violent altercation with guards. His family believes he was suffering an emotional breakdown when he lashed out, striking a guard with a lunch tray. Guards kicked and punched Hill, then slammed him into a concrete wall, previously unpublished jail surveillance video obtained by Reuters showed. They led him to a shower, away from the cameras, and beat him again, still handcuffed, a state investigation found. Hill was taken to an isolation cell and later died. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide. “If they have evidence that shows this was a murder, they need to charge those individuals,” said Democratic state lawmaker Chris Bell. “I just don’t understand what’s the holdup.” State authorities have been investigating Hill’s … [Read more...] about Mississippi state, federal lawmakers seek inquiry after Reuters report of jail beating death
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Bear, Delaware, man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident at Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced firearm violations charges against 22-year-old Darius Blalock on Friday night. Authorities allege Blalock got into an argument with a group of people outside of Pat’s Steaks in the early hours of Dec. 27, 2020. According to the DA’s Office, Blalock fired several shots before jumping into a vehicle and fled the scene. READ MORE: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County No one was shot during the incident, authorities say. READ MORE: Philadelphia Holding Two Gun Buybacks Saturday In Response To Violence Across City “It is lucky that no one was harmed during this incident. But workers, customers, and passersby were all endangered. Neighbors were terrified by this individual’s criminal actions last December,” District Attorney Larry Krasner said. … [Read more...] about Delaware Man, Darius Blalock, Charged In Connection To December Pat’s Steaks Shooting Incident