Wisconsin Assembly leader fires the former judge he hired to investigate voter fraud

CNN — Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday fired the conservative former state Supreme Court justice he hired last year to investigate fraud in the 2020 election – ending a controversial probe that drew bipartisan criticism. Vos first hired Michael Gableman in July 2021 as a special counsel under pressure from former President Donald … Read more

FBI took 11 sets of classified material from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home while investigating possible Espionage Act violations

CNN — The Justice Department removed 11 sets of classified documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence while executing a search warrant this week for possible violations of the Espionage Act and other crimes, according to court documents unsealed and released on Friday. The property receipt, which was also released on Friday, for Trump’s … Read more

Judge denies Trump Org and Allen Weisselberg’s motion to dismiss tax fraud indictment

New York CNN Business — A New York state judge denied the Trump Organization and its former chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg’s motions to dismiss tax fraud charges during a hearing Friday. Judge Juan Merchan said he would grant a hearing to hear arguments over whether statements Weisselberg made while in custody the day of … Read more

Account bearing name of suspect in Ohio standoff with FBI posted on Trump social media platform and encouraged violence against the agency

CNN — A social media account bearing the name of Ricky Shiffer, the suspect in the Ohio standoff with the FBI, made a post on the social media platform founded by Donald Trump, referencing an attempt to storm an FBI office and encouraging others online to prepare for a revolutionary-type war. The post about the … Read more

Four takeaways from the Wisconsin, Vermont and Minnesota primaries

Oconomowoc, Wis. CNN — Donald Trump on Tuesday once again showcased his control over the GOP’s open primaries, as the former President’s chosen candidate won Wisconsin’s Republican primary for governor over a rival backed by former Vice President Mike Pence and much of the party’s establishment in the battleground state. In Minnesota, meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan … Read more

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

CNN — Top congressional Republicans are rushing to form President Donald Trump’s defense after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your … Read more

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago searched by FBI in document investigation

CNN — The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there, three people familiar with the situation told CNN. The former President confirmed that FBI agents were at … Read more

At least 68 migrants arrived in NYC on buses sent by Texas Gov. Abbott over the weekend

CNN — New York Mayor Eric Adams has claimed that some migrants are being “forced” on buses from Texas, as 14 more asylum seekers arrived in the city Sunday on another bus sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Fifty-four asylum seekers arrived in New York Friday onboard a bus from Texas, according to the Mayor’s … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she will ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda on the cusp of Senate approval

Washington CNN — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night offered critical support for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would “move forward” on Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year. Sinema’s support … Read more

Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here’s what could come next for the WNBA star

CNN  —  After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player’s supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly condemned the decision, many concerned her detention is being used to advance Russia’s agenda in the Ukraine war. Now, Griner has returned to … Read more