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Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA Navy SEAL who testified that it was he — not his platoon chief — who killed a wounded prisoner in Iraq may face perjury charges. The Navy said Wednesday it is reviewing Corey Scott’s testimony following his stunning testimony last week in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. Witnesses at his San Diego trial had said they saw Gallagher stab a wounded young Islamic State captive in the neck and shoot at two civilians during his 2017 tour in Iraq.



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The Latest: Witness could face perjury in Navy SEAL trial

The Latest: Witness could face perjury in Navy SEAL trialOfficials have informed a Navy SEAL witness that he could face a perjury charge after he testified that he — and not Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher— had killed an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq. In an email sent Tuesday to a lawyer for Special Operator First Class Corey Scott, the Navy said it was considering charging Scott with lying under oath during Gallagher’s court-martial.



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Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA witness who dropped stunning testimony at the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL by telling the court he had killed an Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017 — not his accused platoon chief — could now face charges of perjury, according to the Navy. The Navy’s legal adviser to the commander overseeing the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher notified the witness’s lawyer, Brian Ferguson, in an email late Tuesday that the testimony Corey Scott gave last week could be used against him if he lied on the stand or gave a false statement. Cmdr. Tam Lawrence, Naval Special Warfare spokesperson, said Scott was granted immunity in exchange for the promise of truthful testimony.



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Mark Meadows responds to racism accusation, calls for the DOJ to investigate Michael Cohen for perjury

Mark Meadows responds to racism accusation, calls for the DOJ to investigate Michael Cohen for perjuryDemocratic congresswoman accuses Rep. Mark Meadows of using a black woman as a prop.



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Father in California abused siblings case charged with perjury

Father in California abused siblings case charged with perjuryA California man accused along with his wife of keeping 13 siblings imprisoned, chained and starving in their suburban home was charged on Friday with perjury over his claims that he was running a private school with the children as his pupils. A judge also set a preliminary hearing date in June for David and Louise Turpin, whose arrest made international headlines in January after their emaciated teenage daughter escaped from the squalid home and called police. The eight newly filed felony perjury counts against David Turpin, 57, accuse him of lying on an affidavit he filed with the California Department of Education, certifying that the children were getting a full-time education in a private school, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said on Twitter.



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Sessions angrily rejects Dems' perjury charges

Sessions angrily rejects Dems' perjury chargesAttorney General Jeff Sessions angrily rebutted House Democrats’ suggestion that he had perjured himself in congressional testimony and on an application form for security clearance on Tuesday.



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If Trump testifies under oath, any lies would be perjury. Does he know that? | Austin Sarat

If Trump testifies under oath, any lies would be perjury. Does he know that? | Austin SaratTrump has accused former FBI director James Comey of lying and said he is willing to testify about his claims. In another strange and unsettling performance, Donald Trump used Friday’s press conference with the Romania’s prime minister to accuse James Comey of lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Three times, the president contradicted Comey’s sworn testimony and denied telling him that he hoped he would let the investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn go.



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Questions and answers about perjury, Sessions' statements

Questions and answers about perjury, Sessions' statementsWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The move came after revelations that Sessions twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign, a fact that seemingly contradicts sworn statements he made to Congress during his confirmation hearings.



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