Latest Obstruction of justice News

Correction: Israel-Australia story

Aug. 7, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about Israeli police recommending charges against the deputy health minister, The Associated Press incorrectly attributed a quote defending the official. The quote came from a statement issued by the deputy health minister's office, not the prime minister's office. A...

Adoptive mother of missing teen pleads guilty to murder

Aug. 2, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive mother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. WCCB reports Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said Casey Parsons was sentenced to life in prison...

North Carolina ballot fraud investigation yields new charges

Jul. 30, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A ballot fraud investigation produced new felony charges Tuesday against the political operative at the center of a disputed North Carolina congressional election that's being rerun. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said in a news release that Leslie McCrae Dowless was...

Trump says Coats is out as national intelligence director

Jul. 29, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, is resigning after a turbulent two years in which he and President Donald Trump were often at odds over Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump named a GOP congressman and fierce loyalist to replace him. Trump announced Coats'...

Clerk charged after wrong man shot during potato chip theft

Jul. 26, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit gas station clerk who authorities say was allegedly trying to stop a potato chip thief has been charged in the shooting of another man. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Safaa Marzok was arraigned Friday on assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm,...

Judge charged with obstructing ICE rejects plea deal

Jul. 25, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge charged with helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him has rejected a plea deal offered by federal prosecutors. The Boston Herald reports that federal prosecutors offered the deal to Judge Shelley Joseph and a retired court officer, who have both...

Mueller rejects Trump's claims of exoneration, 'witch hunt'

Jul. 25, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller, the taciturn lawman at the center of a polarizing American drama, bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of "total exoneration" in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference. In a long day of congressional testimony, Mueller warned that Moscow's...

Mueller: No Russia exoneration for Trump, despite his claims

Jul. 24, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller, the taciturn lawman at the center of a polarizing American drama, bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of "total exoneration" Wednesday in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference. In a long day of congressional testimony, Mueller warned that...

The Latest: House GOP says it's time to move on from probe

Jul. 24, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia probe (all times local): 7:01 p.m. House Republicans say Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday uncovered no meaningful new information and that it's time to move on. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...

Key takeaways from Robert Mueller's congressional testimony

Jul. 24, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller refused to play the part. Not for Republicans and not for Democrats. In back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, the former special counsel in the investigation of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential...