Fox News Immediately Blames Jury for Finding Clinton Campaign Lawyer Not Guilty
Fox NewsMoments after Special Counsel John Durham was handed a major setback on Tuesday when a federal jury found Clinton-linked lawyer Michael Sussmann not guilty, multiple Fox News personalities accused the D.C.-based jurors of not giving prosecutors a “fair shake” due to political bias.Sussmann was indicted in September 20221 on a single count of “willfully and knowingly” lying to a federal agent. The case centered on a 2016 meeting Sussmann had with the FBI over allegations that there was senews.yahoo.com
Former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann found not guilty in special counsel probe
Michael Sussmann, a former attorney for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, was found not guilty of allegations that he lied to the FBI. The charges were brought by special counsel John Durham in an investigation that started during the Trump administration. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor, discussed the breaking news.news.yahoo.com
Lawyer charged with lying to FBI in Russia probe faces trial
A federal trial begins Monday for a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. The case against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity attorney who represented the Clinton campaign in 2016, is the first trial arising from the ongoing investigation by special counsel John Durham and will test the strength of evidence he and his team have gathered while scrutinizing the early days of the Trump-Russia probe for potential misconduct. An acquittal is likely to hasten questions about the Durham probe’s purpose and cost to taxpayers while a guilty verdict will almost certainly energize Trump supporters who have long looked to Durham to expose what they see as biased mistreatment of the former president.news.yahoo.com
Allegations that Clinton operatives tried to infiltrate Trump Tower, White House servers are crimes that 'would have been punishable by death,' claims Trump
Donald Trump reacted to a court filing by prosecutor John Durham alleging Clinton operatives tried to "infiltrate" Trump Tower, White House servers.news.yahoo.com
Clinton campaign paid to 'infiltrate' Trump Tower, White House servers to link Trump to Russia: Durham
Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to create fake information to bring to government agencies linking Donald Trump to Russia, a filing from Special Counsel John Durham says.news.yahoo.com
Powerful winter storm slams East Coast with heavy snow, whipping winds and freezing rain
The storm pounded Interstate 90 in Pennsylvania and created chaos for cars on North Carolina's highways. In Virginia, the treacherous snow and ice wreaked havoc on truck drivers attempting to navigate the highways.cbsnews.com
Police chief: 3 shot in fight at North Carolina mall
Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a North Carolina mall crowded with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, the police chief said. A bystander described “mass hysteria” on one of the busiest shopping days of the year as shoppers ducked into stores for cover or ran for the exits. Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews told reporters the shooting happened around 3:20 p.m. inside The Streets at Southpoint mall during a fight between two groups who knew each other.news.yahoo.com
A night of firsts: Black, Asian American candidates make history in mayoral elections
Asian American candidates won at least two big mayoral offices in what is being hailed as a major victory for a group that has the least representation in politics despite being one of the fastest-growing demographics. They weren’t the only ethnic and racial minorities to witness history Tuesday night.washingtonpost.com
White House calls on pediatricians in kids' Covid vaccine rollout starting as early as next month
The U.S. government will rely heavily on pediatricians and family doctors in its Covid-19 vaccine rollout for kids ages 5 to 11, starting as early as next month, White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday. The number of new Covid cases in kids remains exceptionally high, with more 750,000 child cases added over the past four weeks, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's infections represent 16.3% of all Covid cases since the pandemic began, the academy said. Pfizer asked the Food and Drug Administration last Thursday to authorize its Covid vaccine with BioNTech for kids ages 5 to 11. Vaccinations for young kids could begin in early November, pending a favorable review by regulators, U.S.cnbc.com
Duke Energy sued by family that lost five in tubing accident
A family that lost five members in a tubing accident on a North Carolina river is suing Duke Energy, saying the utility failed to adequately warn people that its dam poses life-threatening risks. “Despite knowing of the danger posed by the dam, Duke Energy failed to use barricades, barriers, buoys and other safety devices to prevent boaters from going over the submerged dam and being caught in the recirculating currents,” the lawsuit says. Duke Energy didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday, but WRAL reported that spokesman Dave Scanzoni said in a statement that the utility would respond in detail in court.news.yahoo.com
Durham considering prosecutions and scrutinizing Trump-Russia tipsters: Report
Special counsel John Durham is reportedly considering criminal prosecutions of FBI agents and others as he investigates information provided to the FBI in 2016 that spurred on the Trump-Russia investigation, with the federal prosecutor reportedly scrutinizing whether the tipsters knew their claims were false.news.yahoo.com
Evidence presented to grand jury in Durham's Russia probe
John Durham, the federal prosecutor tapped to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation, has been presenting evidence before a grand jury as part of his probe, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The development is a potential sign that Durham may be mulling additional criminal charges beyond the one he brought last year against a former FBI lawyer who admitted altering an email about a Trump campaign aide who'd been under FBI surveillance. Durham is also expected to complete a report at some point.news.yahoo.com
Durham remains special counsel overseeing Trump-Russia probe
FILE - This 2018 portrait released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham. But Durham, who was appointed in October by then-Attorney General William Barr as a special counsel to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, will remain in that capacity. That probe was inherited nearly a year later by special counsel Mueller, who ultimately did not find enough evidence to charge Trump or any of his associates with conspiring with Russia. A Justice Department inspector general report backed up that criticism but did not find evidence that mistakes in the surveillance applications and other problems with the probe were driven by partisan bias. A senior Justice Department official told the AP earlier this month that David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware, overseeing the federal tax probe involving Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, will remain in place.
Man who played Duke Chapel bells for 50 years dies
In this 2018 photo provided by Duke University, Sam Hammond, university carillonneur, plays the Duke Chapel carillon at the university in Durham, North Carolina. Hammond, who retired as university carillonneur in 2018 after playing the bells at Duke Chapel for five decades, died Thursday at age 73 in Durham, the university said in a news release. When the basketball team played its archrival from the University of North Carolina, he played the Duke fight song. The university said he played music on the bells an average of 300 times a year, estimating his performances exceeded 15,000. In 1986, he was named university carillonneur, becoming the second person to hold that position.
Durham, first Black US women's gymnastics champion, dies
Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship, died on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, She was 52. (AP Photo/Lisa Genesen, File)Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship, died Thursday in Chicago following a short illness, her husband said. Her victory in the all-around at the 1983 national championships as a teenager was the first by a Black woman in the organization's history. “People said, you’re the first Black — I’m using Black because African American wasn’t a term in my era — national champion. Her husband said he hopes USA Gymnastics will honor her by inducting her into the organization's Hall of Fame.
American idle: New Hampshire House holds drive-in session
In the afternoon, as word spread that supporters of President Donald Trump had breached security perimeters and entered the U.S. Capitol, the New Hampshire House passed a hastily drafted resolution condemning the violence. But after House Speaker Dick Hinch, R-Merrimack, died of COVID-19 a week after being sworn in during the Dec. 2 outdoor gathering, Republican House leaders scheduled a drive-in movie style session to elect his replacement and adopt rules for the next two years. The 24-member Senate also convened Wednesday, but in a fully remote session that wrapped up before the House even got going. House Democrats had pushed for the same, but Packard, R-Londonderry, said that wasn’t possible because the House hadn’t adopted rules to allow remote sessions. Several GOP House members tested positive for the virus after attending an indoor caucus meeting Nov. 20 where many attendees weren’t wearing masks.
'Is Miami back?': Hurricanes may finally have a good answer
The annual question in Coral Gables — “Is Miami back?” — might finally have an answer Hurricanes fans will like. 9 Miami gets its first ACC championship, a drought that’s now 17 years and counting, but the Hurricanes (8-1, 7-1 ACC, No. Just finishing the right way, that’s really, really, really important. “We were taken away from each other for almost two weeks and didn’t really get back as an entire football team — I mean, not even an entire football team, but anything resembling a football team — until this past Monday. Odd as this sounds, that’s Miami’s second-longest ACC streak; the Hurricanes won 11 consecutive league games spanning 2016 and 2017.
‘Pin-up girls’ and beer: What to expect as Bottled Blonde Pizzeria comes to Houston’s Washington Corridor
HOUSTON – Bottled Blonde Pizzeria is bringing its blend of “Italian cuisine and German-style biergarten” to the corner of Washington and Durham next Thursday. “Houstonians are serious about their food, and even more serious about their sports, so Bottled Blonde is the perfect place to have it all." (Courtesy of Bottled Blonde Pizzeria)The menu includes sandwiches, pizza, and salads. Bottled Blonde is also in Dallas, but has been at the center of an investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for allegedly violating capacity limits instituted by Gov. What do you think about Bottled Blonde coming to Houston?