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Forensic News Roundup: April 25 – May 1

May 4, 2021 9:01 am Adrienne Cobb

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 […]

Forensic News Roundup: Georgia’s voting law

April 8, 2021 8:27 am Adrienne Cobb

What is Georgia’s voting law? The new Georgia voting law is large and complicated, containing both voting restrictions and expansions. What does it actually do? Restrictions: Shorter window to request absentee ballot: Shrinks the window from 180 days to 78 days before Election Day. Later mailing of absentee ballots: Instead of […]

Forensic News Roundup: Gaetz under investigation, Trump probes advance

March 31, 2021 7:09 am Adrienne Cobb

Tracking Trump Trump investigations The Manhattan D.A.’s office interviewed the ex-daughter-in-law of Trump Organization CEO Allen Weissleberg and met with Michael Cohen for the eighth time last week. Jennifer Weisselberg told NBC News that she has turned over documents and spoken with investigators “multiple times.” Vance’s office has also recently sent new subpoenas to local […]

Forensic News Roundup: Trump Org CFO under pressure to flip on Trump

March 12, 2021 6:54 am Adrienne Cobb

Welcome to a special edition of Forensic News Roundup, focusing on the investigations and businesses of the former president. Trump investigations The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is scrutinizing the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, potentially indicating a strategy to pressure him into flipping on the Trump family. Investigators […]

Forensic News Roundup: Manchin signals openness to filibuster reform

March 9, 2021 6:45 am Adrienne Cobb

Executive actions and staffing The Biden administration announced it will reimpose sanctions on Israeli billionaire Dan Getler, reversing a last-minute decision by former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Getler was put on the sanctions list, under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, in 2017 for “opaque and corrupt mining deals” stemming from his […]

Forensic News Roundup: Parliamentarian rules and corruption news

March 1, 2021 8:13 am Adrienne Cobb

Covid relief package The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Thursday that the federal minimum wage cannot be increased through the budget reconciliation process, dealing a blow to Democrats’ hope of including the provision in the Covid-10 relief package. Due to Republican opposition, there is no way to pass a standalone bill to […]

Forensic News Roundup: The filibuster returns

January 25, 2021 8:32 am Adrienne Cobb

The facts come out Former President Trump allegedly conspired with a Justice Department official to fire then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in order to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The plan, developed earlier this month, involved sending a letter to Georgia officials, falsely saying that the […]