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Source: Global News

R. Kelly was acquitted in 2008. Here’s why the current case against him may be stronger

Today 06:04 GMT

Tears streamed down R. Kelly cheeks as a court official read a jury’s not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago.

He added that prosecutors had “succumbed to the court of public opinion, who’ve convicted him,” adding that Kelly looked forward to being acquitted at another trial. One of Kelly’s victims in the new case was allegedly assaulted by him within just a year or two after his 2008 trial ended; the other allegations date to the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to the indictment.

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Source: Fox News

Victoria Toensing: Why Mueller's report (no matter how much Dems clamor for it) must be kept confidential

Today 06:05 GMT

Fox News and other news organizations report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is close to completing his nearly two-year investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

When Mueller finishes his probe, he is required to provide Attorney General William Barr with a “confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel.”

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Source: Global News

Waiting for the Mueller report Here’s why it could be pretty thin

Friday 19:05 GMT

Trump, as the leader of the executive branch, could direct the Justice Department to defy the subpoena, setting the stage for a court fight that would almost certainly go to the Supreme Court.

READ MORE: Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to Russia probe, to quit as deputy AG in March, official says. During his confirmation hearing, Barr said that he will draft, after Mueller turns in his report, a second one for the chairman and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary committees.

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Source: Fox News

Ohio man sucker-punches attorney after he’s sentenced to 45 years in prison, officials say

Thursday 06:04 GMT

An Ohio man stunned a courtroom Tuesday after he reportedly sucker-punched his defense attorney just moments after he was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Moments after Russo sentenced Chislton in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas courtroom, Chislton, who was handcuffed from the front, sucker-punched Brockler, who was standing to his left, Cleveland.com He set fire to the building’s second floor which caused significant structural damage and displaced several families.

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Source: The Guradian

Sentenced to life: Florida lawyer stages trial to propose to girlfriend

Thursday 08:59 GMT

In the video, the jury of her peers (that is, her family and friends) enters, and Dinetz begins to give an opening statement as Lettman starts to cry, suspecting the plot of the trial is a bit more personal than professional.

When Dinetz finally asked the big question, Lettman gave an enthusiastic yes – at which point the judge banged his gavel and “sentenced” them to life.

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Source: Fox News

Cook County state's attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

Thursday 02:24 GMT

The Cook County state's attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, vehemently denied that the attack was a hoax, previously telling the press: "As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with." "He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack," the statement continued.

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Source: Global News

Mueller’s Russia investigation report could be done next week: CNN

Thursday 19:05 GMT

The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to announce as early as next week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has given the attorney general his report on the federal Russia investigation, CNN said on Wednesday.

Additional reporting by Karen Freifeld, Nathan Layne and Sarah N. Lynch; Writing by Tim Ahmann and Susan Heavey Editing by James Dalgleish

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Source: CTV

Hearings into SNC-Lavalin affair start today, but not with Wilson-Raybould

Thursday 08:59 GMT

The House of Commons justice committee will begin hearings today into the allegation that the Prime Minister's Office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.

The Liberal-dominated committee wants to hear first from academics about the legal principles underpinning the affair, which prompted Wilson-Raybould's resignation from cabinet last week and the departure this week of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's most trusted aide, principal secretary Gerald Butts.

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Source: Fox News

Napolitano says if NYT report is accurate, Trump may be implicated in attempted obstruction

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday considered a New York Times report that claimed President Trump tried to interfere in an investigation into his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, and the analyst said if the report is accurate Trump could be implicated in attempted obstruction.

The New York Times report claims that Trump called Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker last year to ask if Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and a Trump ally, could be put in charge of the investigation into Cohen.

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Source: Fox News

Tucker Carlson presses ex-Bush attorney how Trump would be removed under 25th Amendment: by force, firearms, nets?

Thursday 07:00 GMT

Tucker Carlson, the host of Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight," asked Richard Painter, a former chief ethics attorney under President George W. Bush, how President Trump would be removed from office in the event that the amendment is invoked. Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, called for invoking the amendment in an earlier interview, saying Trump is "not well at all mentally" and needs to be removed.

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Source: Global News

Where do investigations related to Trump stand Here’s a quick overview

Wednesday 20:55 GMT

Where investigations related to U.S. President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation.

They say Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign.

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Source: Fox News

Trump, Giuliani deny president tried obstructing Michael Cohen investigation

Thursday 04:14 GMT

President Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, denied a New York Times report that Trump asked then-Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker whether U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, a presidential ally, could be put in charge of the investigation into alleged wrongdoing by Trump's onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen.

In November, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying under oath to the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

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Source: Fox News

Covington High student's legal team sues Washington Post

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Attorneys representing the Kentucky high school student involved in a confrontation that went viral on social media last month announced Tuesday that they were suing The Washington Post for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

COLORADO TEACHER FACES TERMINATION AFTER MISIDENTIFYING COVINGTON STUDENT, CALLING HIM 'HITLER YOUTH'. Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School, became a target for outrage after a video of him standing face-to-face with a Native American man, Nathan Phillips, while wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat surfaced in January.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte