Nonprofits Decry Texas Abortion Law but Quietly Funded it

September 9, 2021 11:05 am By

A novel approach to undermining Roe v. Wade created by Texas legislators went into effect last week, prohibiting abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Unlike all other so-called “heartbeat bills,” meant to ban abortions after electrical activity that sounds like a heartbeat is detected via ultrasound, Texas Senate Bill […]

NSO Group Affiliate Circles Sold Equipment to Uzbekistan ‘Secret Police’

September 3, 2021 3:03 pm By

  Shipping records reveal that a lesser-known affiliate of the hack-for-hire company NSO Group supplied equipment in 2020 to Uzbekistan’s national intelligence agency (SGB), often referred to as a “secret police” force with a record of brutality and oppression. NSO Group creates hacking tools that governments around the world have […]

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: Trump judges play outsized role in harmful rulings

July 15, 2021 8:03 am By

This week’s Forensic News Roundup focuses on the federal courts and high-profile cases to watch. Jan. 6 lawsuit U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta (Obama appointee) asked the House General Counsel’s Office to weigh in on Rep. Eric Swalwell’s lawsuit against Rep. Mo Brooks for the latter’s role in the Jan. […]

Investigators Scrutinize Joel Greenberg Ally with Eastern European Ties

July 6, 2021 12:17 pm By

Prosecutors involved in the wide-ranging investigation into Central Florida political figures including Congressman Matt Gaetz have recently scrutinized a key ally of disgraced former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, who has since pled guilty to multiple charges including sex trafficking of a child, wire fraud, stalking, and conspiracy. The […]