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 […]

Israeli Spyware Firm Partners With Russian Intelligence Cutout

June 1, 2021 12:42 pm By

Newly discovered shipping records demonstrate one of the first known instances of a private Israeli cyber intelligence company working directly with former KGB and current FSB officials who are authorized to maintain Russian state secrets.  Rayzone Group, a Tel Aviv-based cyber intelligence/spyware company, received a shipment from the Engineering and […]

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 […]

Giuliani Probe Expands, Ukrainian Ally Under Criminal Investigation

Former Ukrainian politician Andrii Artemenko received a secret payment in 2019 from a television station owned by Putin's closest ally in Ukraine. The FBI is now investigating the Giuliani ally.

April 30, 2021 1:18 pm By

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani has expanded to include Russia’s spy activities in the 2020 U.S. election, multiple sources tell Forensic News. The criminal investigation, which led to a dramatic raid of Giuliani’s home and office this week, has for months […]