Day: February 19, 2020

DOJ: Two federal prosecutors are coordinating Ukraine-related matters, including information supplied by Rudy Giuliani

WASHINGTON–Two federal prosecutors have been tapped to manage open investigations and other yet-to-be-substantiated allegations of wrongdoing involving Ukraine, the Justice Department told lawmakers Tuesday. Responding to recent inquiries from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd defended the moves, including the appointment of […]

Defiant Rod Blagojevich calls himself a freed ‘political prisoner’ after Trump commutes sentence

Defiant and unapologetic, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich called himself a freed “political prisoner” at a press conference following his release from prison. Blagojevich walked out of federal prison late Tuesday evening after President Donald Trump commuted his 14-year sentence earlier in the day. The 63-year-old stood […]

Top Pentagon official who had role in Ukraine aid deal resigns after Trump requested he step down

WASHINGTON – A top Pentagon official involved in the controversial aid deal to Ukraine that resulted in President Donald Trump’s impeachment announced his resignation at Trump’s request on Wednesday. In his resignation letter, Rood noted that Defense Secretary Mark Esper had asked for his resignation on behalf […]

Prison needle exchanges driven by security, not health concerns, federal watchdog says in critical report

Only a “handful” of inmates enrolled in the prison needle exchange program in its first 10 months, because Correctional Service Canada (CSC) appears to have designed the program around security considerations rather than health, according to the Correctional Investigator of Canada’s annual report. The report from Ivan […]