Obstruction of justice

January 09, 2019 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was arrested Wednesday on charges that he interfered with the investigation into the death of a civilian with whom he fought after an argument over whether the officer had had an affair with the man's wife. Navy Capt. John...
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This undated photo provided by Time Warner shows William Barr. Barr, criticized an aspect of the special counsel’s Russia investigation in an unsolicited memo he sent to the Justice Department. The memo was summarized to The Associated Press by a person familiar with it. It could factor into Barr’s confirmation hearings and prompt questions about whether he can be unbiased in overseeing the investigation. The document, sent in June, expresses concern with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice. (Time Warner via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, sent an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department this year criticizing a central prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation, attacking as "fatally misconceived" the idea the president could have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort says in a statement that a Guardian report saying he met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy is "totally false and deliberately libelous." Manafort says that he has never been contacted by "anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 27, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation on Tuesday. A day...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, from left, former Detective David March, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh appear at a pre-trial hearing at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Prosecutors have laid out their case against the three Chicago police officers accused of participating in a cover-up of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The trial of officers charged with lying in their reports to protect Van Dyke is set to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool File)
November 25, 2018 - 9:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is about to witness a trial that centers on what happened after Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots into the body of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Three officers charged with falsifying reports to protect Van Dyke are set to go on trial Tuesday, just weeks after a jury...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Rosenstein is expecting to be fired, heading to White House Monday morning.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 3 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee's top-ranking Democrat says President Donald Trump could add to a case of obstructing justice if he were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rep. Jerry Nadler did...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Southampton, N.Y., for a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 17, 2018 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged"...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. A jury is deliberating whether an FBI agent lied about firing shots at Finicum, a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of the Oregon wildlife refuge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports prosecutors and defense lawyers for W. Joseph Astarita made closing arguments and that a jury of three women and nine men began deliberating Thursday afternoon, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 10, 2018 - 6:45 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury found an FBI agent not guilty Friday of obstructing an investigation into who fired two errant shots at a key figure in a group that seized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016. W. Joseph Astarita, 41, displayed a slight smile when the jury returned its verdict after less...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, waves to people during White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Giuliani, says special counsel Robert Mueller should finish the Russia investigation “without further delay” as the president’s legal team responded to the latest interview request. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 08, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump said Wednesday they have responded to the latest interview proposal from special counsel Robert Mueller, part of a months-long negotiation process over whether and how investigators can question the president on possible obstruction of justice in...
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Steve Boyer
May 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm
Three people now face federal charges in the swatting incident that resulted in a Wichita Police officer fatally shooting Andrew Finch. In a press conference Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said federal prosecuters will charge Tyler Barriss and two other men for several charges. The...
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