Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

Guy Reffitt: Jan 6. rioter who carried gun to US Capitol and threatened Nancy Pelosi gets more than 7 years in prison

CNN — A federal judge on Monday sentenced Guy Reffitt, who brought a gun to the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021riot and threatened House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to more than seven years in prison, the longest insurrection-related sentence to date. Reffitt, a recruiter for a right-wing militia known as the Three Percenters, was … Read more

CNN Exclusive: Biden administration offers convicted Russian arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

CNN Exclusive: Biden administration offers convicted Russian arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan

Washington CNN — After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year US prison sentence, as part of a potential deal to secure the release of two Americans held by Russia, Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, according to people briefed on the … Read more

J. Alexander Kueng: Former officer who restrained George Floyd sentenced to 3 years in prison

J. Alexander Kueng: Former officer who restrained George Floyd sentenced to 3 years in prison

CNN — J. Alexander Kueng, one of the former Minneapolis Police officers convicted of federal charges in the fatal arrest of George Floydwas sentenced to 3 years in prison on Wednesday. Tou Thao, another ex-officer who helped restrain Floyd, is also set to be sentenced Wednesday. Kueng and Thao were each convicted in February of … Read more

January 6: Grand jury testimony of Pence aides brings Justice Department probe into Trump’s White House

January 6: Grand jury testimony of Pence aides brings Justice Department probe into Trump's White House

CNN — The move by the Justice Department to bring two top aides to form Vice President Mike Pence in front of a federal grand jury is the most aggressive public step taken yet by prosecutors investigating the plots to subvert the 2020 election. It signals that the Department’s probe has reached inside former President … Read more

Brittney Griner to testify in trial, lawyers say

Brittney Griner to testify in trial, lawyers say

CNN — WNBA star Brittney Griner will testify as part of her drug trial in Russia on Wednesday, her lawyers said, as her defense team claimed that cannabis oil found in her luggage was for medicinal purposes. “Griner will testify tomorrow, and after that, it’s her decision whether she answers any questions or not,” Alexander … Read more

Marc Short: Pence’s former chief of staff appears before January 6 grand jury

Marc Short: Pence's former chief of staff appears before January 6 grand jury

CNN — Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Penceconfirmed Monday that he tested last week in front of a grand jury investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Short’s participation – which CNN reported earlier, citing a source familiar with the matter – makes … Read more

Off-duty New York correction officer arrested in connection to fatal shooting of 18-year-old in the Bronx

Off-duty New York correction officer arrested in connection to fatal shooting of 18-year-old in the Bronx

CNN — An off-duty New York City correction officer who allegedly shot a teen in the face was formally charged Friday with murder and manslaughter, authorities said. Dion Middleton, 45, was charged in the Bronx County Criminal Court with second-degree murder, as well as first- and second-degree manslaughter, according to a spokesperson for the New … Read more

Rudy Giuliani ordered to testify before Georgia grand jury investigating Trump on August 9

Rudy Giuliani ordered to testify before Georgia grand jury investigating Trump on August 9

CNN — A New York judge has ordered Rudy Giuliani to testify next month as a witness before the Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury that’s investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine the 2020 election. Giuliani, who is Trump’s former lawyer, was subpoenaed earlier this month. The order to appear on August 9 came after Giuliani … Read more