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Giuliani gets first shot at excluding materials from raids

Jun. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. Barbara Jones, who will serve as the “special...

Judge appoints ex-judge to oversee Giuliani devices' review

Jun. 09, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal judge was formally appointed Wednesday to ensure attorney-client privilege is protected in the examination of multiple electronic devices seized from Rudy Giuliani. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in Manhattan appointed Barbara Jones...

Judge says he'll appoint ex-judge in review of Giuliani raid

Jun. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Friday he was appointing a former federal judge to oversee a review of materials seized in raids on the home and office of Rudy Giuliani, who served as former president Donald Trump's personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken...

National Enquirer owner fined for illegal Trump campaign aid

Jun. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

A federal election watchdog fined the publisher of the National Enquirer $187,500 for squelching the story of a former Playboy model who claimed she'd had an affair with former President Donald Trump. The Federal Election Commission fined A360 Media, formerly known as...

New grand jury seated for next stage of Trump investigation

May. 25, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The development...

Today in History

May. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 21, the 141st day of 2021. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean...

Explainer: What does new criminal inquiry mean for Trump?

May. 19, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is facing a one-two punch of criminal investigations in New York, with the state attorney general’s office saying its ongoing civil inquiry into the former president and his businesses is now a criminal matter. The attorney general's...

Prosecutors seek 'special master' to review Giuliani items

May. 04, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to appoint a “special master” to review material seized by the FBI last week from Rudy Giuliani and ensure investigators aren’t able to see records protected by attorney-client privilege, according to court records unsealed...

AP source: Sheldon Silver released from prison on furlough

May. 04, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been released from a federal prison on furlough while he awaits potential placement to home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Silver, 77, began serving his more...

Gaetz sex probe suddenly threatens a speedy Washington rise

Apr. 03, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn't take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force One. Hundreds of television appearances. A darling in conservative circles. Yet barely four years after arriving in...