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Forensic News Roundup: Russia hacks U.S. government, Trump silent.

December 15, 2020 9:26 am Adrienne Cobb

Russia Russian government hackers breached numerous U.S. agencies, including the Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security Departments, in a campaign that began as early as Spring 2020. CISA and the FBI are investigating, but officials say it is “too soon to tell how damaging the attacks were and how much material was lost.” […]

Forensic News Roundup: Pentagon Chaos

December 8, 2020 8:02 am Adrienne Cobb

Barr under fire Attorney General William Barr revealed last week that he had secretly appointed U.S. attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October. Durham is investigating the origins of the FBI investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign and its ties to Russia. Barr explicitly tied the move to the potential […]

Forensic News Roundup: Pardon-palooza

December 2, 2020 7:21 am Adrienne Cobb

Pardon-palooza President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, excusing him from charges of lying to the FBI in 2017. While Flynn’s flip-flop plea change and AG Barr’s intervention got the most news coverage, we should focus on the origin of the case itself: the lie. Flynn lied about […]

Forensic News Roundup: Barr's influence shuts down DOJ cases

November 17, 2020 7:52 am Jess Coleman and Adrienne Cobb

Post-election On Saturday, Trump announced on Twitter that he has put his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in charge of his campaign’s long-shot post-election legal challenges. Other people on the team include Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis. Giuliani worked with a Russian agent to smear Biden. diGenova and Toensing tried […]

Forensic News Roundup: Profiting off the presidency

November 3, 2020 9:48 am Adrienne Cobb and Jess Coleman

Trump money and properties Deutsche Bank is reportedly seeking to cut ties with President Donald Trump after the election. According to Reuters, bank executives are tired of “the negative publicity stemming from the ties” to the Trump family. Deutsche Bank could seek to sell or demand repayment of about $340 million in […]