Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the Justice Department said on Tuesday, after condemning “serious irregularities” at the facility. The staff shakeup at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower […]

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New Bill Would Lift Some Restrictions On Federal Housing For People With Criminal Records

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are teaming up on legislation to make it easier for people with criminal records to obtain federal housing assistance. The bill, titled the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, seeks to reform the federal government’s eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a […]

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House panels issue subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, others in Trump probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. House of Representatives committees have issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank AG, for information on President Donald Trump’s finances, the panels’ Democratic leaders said on Monday. “The potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern. The Financial Services Committee is exploring these matters, including as […]

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Courting black voters, Bernie Sanders draws personal contrast with Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, courting the black voters who did not support his 2016 White House run, drew a sharp personal contrast on Friday with what he called President Donald Trump’s racist policies. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, told a crowd of African-American activists that his push for economic equality, including universal healthcare, free […]

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House panel interviews Sater, holds hearing in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Thursday it will hold an open hearing and an interview with Felix Sater, a Russian-American involved in negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, next week as part of its Russia investigation. The intelligence panel’s open hearing next Thursday will focus on the Kremlin’s use of money, oligarchs […]

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Senior prosecutor departs U.S. special counsel's team: media

(Reuters) – A senior prosecutor has departed special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team, the latest to exiting the investigation, media reports said. The move comes amid widespread speculation that Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is nearing an end. Zainab Ahmad, a leading Mueller prosecutor who oversaw the investigation of former national security advisor and Trump campaign […]

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Mueller says former Trump adviser Flynn's cooperation 'otherwise complete'

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has completed his cooperation with the special counsel’s Russia investigation, although he is still aiding another federal probe, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The disclosure came in a joint court filing between Flynn’s lawyers and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in which they asked for […]

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Ex-Trump attorney Cohen hands over new documents to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen provided the U.S. House Intelligence Committee with new documents and may hand over more, the panel’s chairman said after a day-long hearing behind closed doors. Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters that Cohen was cooperative and the eight-hour hearing was “very productive.” He did not say what the new […]

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