Forensic News Roundup

Forensic News Roundup: Jan. 6 Committee investigating members of Congress

August 30, 2021 7:38 am By

Subpoenas The Select Committee investigating the insurrection issued its first (publicly available) subpoenas last week, demanding information from eight federal agencies (docs): National Archives and Records Administration: All documents and communications within the White House on January 6 relating “in any way” to Trump, Trump’s tweets, reactions to Trump’s rally speech, […]

Forensic News Roundup: Jan. 6 Committee

August 3, 2021 6:34 am By

First hearing The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack kicked off last week with testimony from four law enforcement officers who helped defend the Capitol. D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges called the attackers “terrorists” and recounted the ideology of the crowd: The sea of people was punctuated throughout […]

Forensic News Roundup: June 14-22

June 23, 2021 9:38 am By

Nationwide injunctions Republicans under the Trump administration decried the judiciary’s use of nationwide injunctions against Trump policies – from the Muslim ban to the “public charge” rule to HUD Fair Housing Act changes. AG Jeff Sessions directed DOJ attorneys “to present strong and consistent arguments in court against the issuance of nationwide injunctions and to reaffirm […]

Forensic News Roundup: DOJ and Interior Department

June 4, 2021 8:19 am By

Garland’s DOJ fights efforts to hold Trump accountable Mueller report The Justice Department is opposing the full release of a memo related to former AG William Barr clearing Trump of obstruction. After Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrapped up his investigation, the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) provided Barr with an […]

Forensic News Roundup: May 2-8

May 12, 2021 10:01 am By

FEC drops the ball The Federal Election Commission abruptly brought an end to its investigation into Trump’s 2016 hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, despite its own Office of General Counsel finding that the Trump campaign “knowingly and willfully” violated campaign finance law. The six-member panel split along […]

Forensic News Roundup: April 25 – May 1

May 4, 2021 9:01 am By

Supreme Court The Supreme Court ruled in favor of an undocumented immigrant challenging his removal from the U.S. In the 6-3 decision, Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Amy Coney Barrett decided the DOJ must provide immigrants it seeks to deport with a single document containing all information about […]