U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardons to former aides Paul Manafort and Roger Stone

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted pardons to former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone, sweeping away the most important convictions under the long-running Russia election probe. Trump also issued a pardon for Charles Kushner, a real estate developer and the father of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Trump, taking advantage of… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardons to former aides Paul Manafort and Roger Stone

U.S. President Donald Trump grants full pardon to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, several others

President Donald Trump granted a full pardon on Tuesday to George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump also pardoned Alex van der Zwaan, 36, the Dutch son-in-law of Russian billionaire German Khan. Van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump grants full pardon to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, several others

U.S. President Donald Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s pardon, which could be the first of several after he lost the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden, drew… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. appeals court to rehear case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday agreed to rehear arguments over whether the judge assigned to the criminal case against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, must grant a request to dismiss it. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said it would hold an oral argument in… Read More U.S. appeals court to rehear case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday directed a federal judge to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, handing a victory to the Justice Department in another twist to the politically charged case. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court… Read More U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to about 3-and-half more years in prison and was hit with a fresh set of criminal charges in New York on Wednesday, drawing sympathy from a president who declined to say whether he would issue a pardon. Manafort is due to spend a total of… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

Russian company files lawsuit against Facebook over shutdown of account

A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored. The Federal Agency of News LLC, known as FAN, and its sole shareholder, Evgeniy Zubarev, filed the lawsuit in… Read More Russian company files lawsuit against Facebook over shutdown of account

Facebook shuts down 115 accounts linked to election meddlers 

Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. The social network said it needed to do further analysis to decide if the… Read More Facebook shuts down 115 accounts linked to election meddlers