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Federal prosecutors recommend that Andrew McCabe, former FBI second-in-command, be indicted

Federal prosecutors recommend that Andrew McCabe, former FBI second-in-command, be indictedFederal prosecutors recommended that the former FBI deputy director be indicted. He faced scrutiny over a 2016 leak about Hillary Clinton.



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Texas Republican Predicts McCabe Will be Indicted for Lying to Investigators

Texas Republican Predicts McCabe Will be Indicted for Lying to InvestigatorsRepresentative John Ratcliffe (R., Texas) predicted Sunday that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe will soon be indicted for lying to investigators about his role in the leaking of classified information.McCabe was fired from the FBI in March 2018, one month after the release of an inspector general report that detailed multiple instances in which he “lacked candor” when questioned by investigators about his role in the leaking of classified information related to the Clinton email probe.Ratcliffe told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo that the Department of Justice must indict McCabe or face accusations of partisanship and hypocrisy“Here, you have the inspector general stating that Andrew McCabe did that multiple times, and the magic words, did so intentionally and knowing,” Ratcliffe said during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “I think the Department of Justice is going to have to indict Andy McCabe, simply because to do otherwise would be to admit that there are separate standards for people doing the same thing for the same conduct.”The 21-year FBI veteran was made a CNN analyst last month despite the existence of an ongoing investigation into his conduct that may still result in criminal charges. He maintains that he did not intentionally mislead investigators and continues to suggest that he was acting within his authority as deputy director when he authorized the leaking of information about the Clinton email investigation to a Wall Street Journal reporter.In a lawsuit filed last month, McCabe alleges his firing at the hands of former attorney general Jeff Sessions was politically-motivated.McCabe's attorneys met with deputy attorney general Jeffrey Rosen last month, according to an August 26 New York Times report. The meeting has been widely-interpreted as evidence that McCabe will soon be indicted.



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Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton indicted on federal embezzlement charges

Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton indicted on federal embezzlement chargesIllinois State Senator Tom Cullerton has been indicted on federal embezzlement charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced Friday.



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Trump committed obstruction of justice and should be indicted, says Fox News analyst in devastating attack

Trump committed obstruction of justice and should be indicted, says Fox News analyst in devastating attackFox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano has broken down allegations Donald Trump obstructed justice in a scathing video published this week. While the president’s favourite network often features hosts defending him against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mr Napolitano asserted he was guilty of obstructing justice amid the years-long federal probe.“When the president asks his former adviser and my former colleague KT McFarland to write an untruthful letter to the file knowing the government would subpoena it, that’s obstruction of justice,” he said in the video. “When the president asks Cory Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, to get Mueller fired, that’s obstruction of justice.”Mr Napolitano continued breaking down the special counsel’s report, which noted at least 10 examples of possible obstruction on the part of the president. “When he dangled the pardon in front of Michael Cohen in order to keep Cohen from testifying against him, that’s obstruction of justice,” he said, before adding, “Why not charge him?”He also penned a damning Op-Ed this week that refuted Attorney General William Barr’s analysis of the report. Mr Barr has cleared the president of wrongdoing and said he would not be filing any charges against him. “On obstruction, Barr is wrong,” Mr Napolitano wrote. “The president's job is to enforce federal law.”“If he had ordered its violation to save innocent life or preserve human freedom, he would have a moral defence,” he continued. “But ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behaviour is unlawful, defenceless and condemnable.”The comments arrived nearly a week after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Mr Mueller’s report, which found an extensive, multi-pronged operation conducted by Russian operatives throughout the 2016 election to sway voter attitudes against Hillary Clinton and in favour of Mr Trump. House Democrats have issued subpoenas for the full report, meanwhile, calling on Mr Barr and Mr Mueller to testify before committees investigating Russian interference and the president’s financial dealings.



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Hillary Clinton: Anyone Else Would Have Been Indicted After Mueller Report

Hillary Clinton: Anyone Else Would Have Been Indicted After Mueller ReportFormer First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to Time Editor in Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal at the TIME 100 Summit.



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Michael Avenatti Indicted on Charges He Defrauded Paraplegic Client, Others Out of Millions

Michael Avenatti Indicted on Charges He Defrauded Paraplegic Client, Others Out of MillionsAvenatti tweeted claims that he mishandled client money are "bogus nonsense."



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Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to Know

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to KnowWho was charged and the biggest allegations



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Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police

Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police(This March 8 story has been refiled to correct amount of alleged payment by Smollett to $ 3,500 instead of $ 35,000 in paragraph 8) By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) – Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has been newly indicted on 16 felony counts of falsely reporting to police that he was assaulted by two strangers shouting racist and homophobic slurs. The indictment, returned by a Cook County grand jury on Thursday and made public on Friday, greatly expands on the legal jeopardy faced by Smollett, whose story of being attacked in Chicago by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump has drawn suspicion since it first surfaced in late January. Smollett, 36, who is black and openly gay and plays a gay musician on the Fox network hip-hop drama “Empire,” was charged last month in a single-count criminal complaint with making a false report to police, defined under Illinois law as a form of disorderly conduct.



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Smollett's lawyer cites 'overkill' after actor indicted on 16 counts of lying to police

Smollett's lawyer cites 'overkill' after actor indicted on 16 counts of lying to policeThe "Empire" star's legal woes deepened after a Chicago grand jury indicted him on 16 felony counts of lying to police about alleged hate-crime attack.



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Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US case

Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US caseThe Russian lawyer whose participation in a June 2016 meeting with top officials of President Donald Trump’s election campaign has given rise to allegations of collusion has been indicted in a separate money laundering case, US prosecutors said Tuesday. Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a 2013 case the US filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $ 230 million tax fraud scheme in Moscow. The money was purportedly derived from a fraudulent tax refund scheme exposed by crusading lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested by Russian authorities and died in prison in 2009 when he was allegedly denied adequate care for severe health conditions.



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