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New indictment raises question: Was Republican lawmakers' inaction in 2016 criminal?

New indictment raises question: Was Republican lawmakers' inaction in 2016 criminal?

Politics
Every disclosure made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller grows public knowledge. Apparently, though, much of what’s coming to light was already known to Congress—even before the election. That’s a problem, not just because of the effects of GOP lawmakers’ failure to act on knowledge of Russian plots, but for the senators themselves, who appear to have crossed a legal line. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent makes a good point about the significance of the most recent indictment on Friday of London-based lawyer Alex van der Zwaan. Before, we didn’t really have any idea just how extensive a case for Russian meddling was presented to GOP lawmakers. But now we have a much clearer sense of just how elaborate the Russian scheme really was — and a much clearer sense of the degree to which it wa
Criminal Minds Alum Thomas Gibson Finalizes His Divorce

Criminal Minds Alum Thomas Gibson Finalizes His Divorce

Entertainment
Thomas Gibson‘s divorce has been finalized. Four years after the Criminal Minds alum filed for divorce from his ex-wife, Christine, in 2014, a judge finally signed off on it last week, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. Gibson will pay $3,000 per month in support for the former couple’s three children — daughter Agatha, 13, and sons Travis, 15, and James, 18 — and will also cover fees for private school and extracurricular activities, the documents state. Speaking with PEOPLE in September 2016, Gibson revealed why he kept his divorce from Christine, to whom he was married for more than 20 years, a secret. “Being a dad is the greatest experience of my life,” he said. So Gibson was shocked to hear that people thought he was cheating on Christine when a woman claimed to TMZ that sh
Following unleashing of ICE, arrests of immigrants without criminal records more than doubles

Following unleashing of ICE, arrests of immigrants without criminal records more than doubles

Politics
It’s been said once, it’s been said a million times: when Donald Trump and members of his administration claim Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using American taxpayer resources to prioritize dangerous people and “bad hombres” for arrest and deportation, they’re lying to you. Since Trump unshackled his mass deportation agents via executive order after taking office last year, the largest surge in ICE arrests haven’t been people who pose a risk to public safety, but rather undocumented immigrants with no criminal convictions at all: The agency made 37,734 “noncriminal” arrests in the government’s 2017 fiscal year, more than twice the number in the previous year. The category includes suspects facing possible charges as well as those without criminal records. Critics say ICE i
Rachel Brand’s Exit Signal A Massive Criminal Obstruction Of Justice Is Coming From Trump

Rachel Brand’s Exit Signal A Massive Criminal Obstruction Of Justice Is Coming From Trump

Politics
Rachel Brand’s departure from DOJ signals that massive criminal obstruction of justice could be coming from Trump. Video: Rachel Brand's departure from DOJ signals that massive criminal obstruction of justice could be coming. #rachelbrand #Russiascandal pic.twitter.com/53FVNvGKcF — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 10, 2018 On The Beat With Ari Melber, Julian Epstein said, “I think […] The post Rachel Brand’s Exit Signal A Massive Criminal Obstruction Of Justice Is Coming From Trump appeared first on Politicus USA.