Capitol rioter, a ‘one man wrecking ball,' gets 7-year term
An Iowa man who admitted to taking part in the assault of a police officer as part of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday after the judge called him one of the most serious offenders on that day.
Panel rules Justice Dept. wrongly withheld Russia probe memo
The Justice Department under Attorney General William Barr improperly withheld portions of an internal memorandum Barr cited in publicly announcing that then-President Donald Trump had not committed obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation.
Defense for some Capitol rioters: election misinformation
Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them in court or at least produce some sympathy.
Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo
A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation.
Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims
Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. Stone has claimed the jury forewoman was biased and requested a new trial; his first such request was denied. Jackson said jurors had faced harassment even before they commented, and she worried for their continued safety. “There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case,” he tweeted.