[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign. Colette Luke has more.
[NFA] New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use. At the same time, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., filed suit against the NRA, alleging the misuse of charitable funds. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The Manhattan district attorney's probe involving U.S. President Donald Trump is not limited to so-called hush-money payments made to two women in 2016 by his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, according to a court filing on Monday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen left prison and arrived at his apartment building Friday to finish his criminal sentence at home, an attorney for Cohen said, a day after a judge found he was sent back behind bars two weeks ago as retaliation for plans to publish a book about Trump.
(Newser) – Michael Cohen is out of prison again. President Trump's former personal lawyer was released Friday, a day after a judge ruled that he had been sent back to prison from home confinement as retaliation for his plan to release a book critical of Trump. Probation authorities said he was returned to prison because he refused to sign a form prohibiting him from publishing the book or communicating with the media or public.
A federal judge has sided with President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. Now, Newser reports Cohen is getting out of prison early—again. Cohen had been furloughed in May over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, and was ordered to serve out his sentence at home in Manhattan. But he was abruptly sent back to prison on July 10 when he refused to sign a gag order barring him from writing a book about Trump.
White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists may finally be coming to an end, as a ceasefire backed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskiy enters into effect. Francis Maguire reports.
On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said up to 20% of pregnant women in the U.S. drink alcohol during their first trimester. According to Business Insider the CDC also said that more than 10% admit to binge drinking during that time. In addition, nearly 5% reported consuming alcohol at least once during the second and third trimesters, the CDC said. Nearly 40% indicated that they also used at least one other substance , commonly tobacco and marijuana.
Business Insider reports that banks' and tech giants' earnings largely impressed Wall Street. Bank of America says discount stores are set to post similarly positive results, according to Bank of America. BoA analysts expect the sector's second-quarter figures to hold strong thanks to rising food sales and improvement in general merchandise revenue. Thanks to momentum in higher-profit categories and successful online operations Walmart, Target, and Dollar Tree are in good positions.
On Wednesday, Joe Biden's campaign announced it planned $280 million in ad buys, with 20% going to digital. This is in line with our pre-pandemic predictions that digital political ad spend would skyrocket this cycle. Biden's campaign plans to purchase $280 million in ads across 15 states this fall. Business Insider reports that this is, by far, the largest ad spend by any political candidate.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than $3.1 billion worth of his company's stock between Monday and Tuesday. Business Insider reports the two-day selling spree surpassed the $2.8 billion worth of Amazon shares he sold through all of 2019. Bezos' latest sales also bring his 2020 total windfall to roughly $7.2 billion. Bezos still holds about 54 million shares, worth about $173 billion as of Wednesday's close.
Business Insider reports the US economy could see a sharp drop in consumer spending in the coming months. That's because personal income for millions of Americans is about to take a serious hit. Enhanced unemployment benefits that gave millions of consumers an additional $600 weekly lapsed at the end of July. What's more, the US government appears far from passing a new stimulus package that would give consumers more funds.
135 former New York prosecutors rose up on Sunday in a letter of protest, to defend former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Berman was fired as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Saturday by President Trump. The move came after Attorney General William Barr late Friday claimed Berman had resigned, which he disputed. They are politicizing an office that for more than 200 years has remained apolitical, and are undermining confidence in our criminal justice system.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump's personal lawyer but the effort would be a "waste of time," a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Gavino Garay has more.
President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, said on Wednesday he had known earlier this year that the president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was involved in..