Latest Obstruction of justice News

Murder defendant's girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

Oct. 5, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The girlfriend of a man accused of killing a teenage couple cried Friday while listening to relatives of the victims in a Provo. Utah, courtroom where she pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to jail and probation. The Daily Herald reported that 35-year-old Morgan...

The Latest: 3 criminal charges dropped against W.Va. justice

Oct. 3, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the federal trial of suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Federal prosecutors are limiting the scope of their criminal case against a West Virginia Supreme Court justice accused using of his office for personal...

House committee to release Russia probe transcripts

Sep. 28, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee voted Friday to release transcripts of more than 50 interviews it conducted as part of its now-closed investigation into Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign. Among those to be released are interviews with President Donald...

AP Interview: Brazil's Temer denies graft, defends legacy

Sep. 24, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that corruption charges against him were the result of his administration's attempts to reform the country's pension system, an explanation sure to raise eyebrows, if not hackles, in Latin America's largest nation. Last year, Temer, a career...

The Latest: Trump doesn't say if he plans to fire Rosenstein

Sep. 24, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 15:23 p.m. President Donald Trump is declining to say whether he plans to fire his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but says he hopes a Thursday meeting will help him figure out "what's going on." The White House...

The Latest: Lawyer says Manafort has agreed to cooperate

Sep. 14, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Paul Manafort's lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors "to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life." Kevin Downing says...

Central Indiana woman formally charged in son's car death

Sep. 11, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed formal charges against a central Indiana woman who had been drinking and was taking a nap while her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died. Britni Nicole Wihebrink of Daleville was charged Tuesday with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and...

Jurors won't be sequestered in next Manafort trial

Sep. 4, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The jury who will hear the next criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will not be sequestered, a federal judge said Tuesday as she began the process of gathering information that will be used during jury selection later this month. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of fiction: trade, Google, polls

Sep. 1, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts in his exuberance to push through a trade agreement with Mexico. He insists the deal reached this past week between the United States and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement is "one of the largest trade deals"...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's baseless claim of 'fudged' NBC tape

Aug. 30, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a baseless charge that NBC News somehow doctored an interview in which he cites the Russia investigation as a factor behind firing FBI director James Comey. In a tweet Thursday, Trump claims that NBC anchor Lester Holt was "caught fudging" the May 2017...