The judge in the death-penalty trial of those accused of carrying out the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the U.S. has ruled that prosecutors may not use key FBI interrogations conducted at the Guantánamo detention center soon after years of CIA black site abuse ended. Under the war court system, confessions must be voluntary. So prosecutors had already pledged not to use what the captives told their CIA interrogators during their years of secret spy agency custody that included torture. Instead, as a substitute, prosecutors had planned to have FBI agents describe what the suspects told them soon after their September 2006 transfers to Guantánamo in supposedly consensual interviews. But the
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation.
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has recommended a former foreign policy aide to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign be jailed for up to six months for lying to the FBI. George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to the charge in 2017 as part of a plea deal in one of the first indictments handed down by the FBI and Mr Mueller's team as part of the investigation into alleged collusion between the campaign team and Russian officials. Prosecutors said in court filings the former aide severely hindered the early days of the investigation because he lied "at least a dozen" times in a January 2017 interview with the FBI about his contacts with a professor called Joseph Mifsud.
On Friday evening, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted a sentencing memo for former Trump campaign policy advisor George Papadopoulos, recommending “0 to 6 months' imprisonment, and a $9,500 fine.” “The defendant knew the questions he was asked by the FBI were important, and he knew his answers were false at the time he gave them. His lies negatively affected the FBI's Russia investigation, and prevented the FBI from effectively identifying and confronting witnesses in a timely fashion,” the memo says. “His lies were not momentary lapses. He lied repeatedly over the course of more than two hours, and his lies were designed to conceal facts he knew were critical: the importance of the information
Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has partnered with Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) to create and launch a cryptocurrency trading platform that allows users to trade directly against fiat currencies such as the euro. The Malta company announced Binance LCX as the forefront of their trading operations in the Central European economy. This
President Donald Trump on Friday said he is on the verge of stripping the security clearance of a longtime Justice Department official who has emerged as a target and political talking point for Republicans upset over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. "I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace.
Banks are on alert for new attacks targeting cash in ATMs after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. lenders last week of a potential threat. Bloomberg's Hannah Lavitt and Ryan Kalembar, senior ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is seeking the public's help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars' worth of artworks that were stolen in 1983 from the New York City home of an artist known for his scenes of the American West. The missing art may be linked to a former police detective whose 1985 killing was never solved. The 91-year-old artist, Gregory Perillo, said Friday that the break-in at his Staten Island home was "heartbreaking" and that he'd be happy to see the works recovered. The 35 stolen paintings and sculptures depicted Old West themes like stagecoaches and Native Americans in traditional dress. Although he was born in New York City to Italian immigrant parents, Perillo was interested
Digital Defense is a live webcast hosted by Bloomberg Technology's cybersecurity reporter Jordan Robertson. This week, Jordan discusses the Federal Bureau of Investigation's warning of an imminent global ...
President Donald Trump's decision to declassify competing congressional memos about the validity of the so-called Steele dossier means the FBI has lost its authority to rebuff Freedom of Information Act requests about the bureau's efforts to verify the report's intelligence linking Trump to Russia during the 2016 campaign, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta previously blessed the FBI's decision to refuse such FOIA requests by declining to confirm whether any records exist about aspects of its handling of the hotly contested dossier, prepared by the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. The judge ruled in January that Trump's tweets about
The FBI and Louisiana State Police are investigating a Shreveport mayoral candidate's claims that he was anonymously threatened with lynching if he did not drop out of the race, a state police spokesman said Thursday. Caddo Parish Commissioner Steven Jackson said Wednesday that he was threatened anonymously with lynching if he did not drop out of the race for Shreveport mayor. He said he reported the threat online to state police. Trooper Glenn Younger, a state police spokesman in Bossier City, said his agency received Jackson's report Thursday morning. He said that state police and the FBI would handle the investigation, with the FBI taking the lead. Jackson, in a news conference Wednesday, said
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating after a black mayoral candidate in Shreveport, Louisiana, said he was threatened with lynching if he didn't drop out of the race. Louisiana State Police trooper Glenn Younger told the Shreveport Times on Thursday an investigation was opened after Caddo Parish Commissioner Steven Jackson said he received the anonymous threat. At a news conference, Jackson said an envelope containing the threat inside was left at his home. He showed a piece of paper depicting his face on top of a head in a noose with the word "Rope" below. Under the image, Jackson was called a racial slur and urged to stop trying to remove a Confederate monument