Key Trump adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan. 6 panel trove of documents
Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik, an adviser to former President Trump, provided the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot with a trove of documents in response to a subpoena by the panel for efforts involving overturning the election.A letter from Kerik's attorney dated Friday indicates that Kerik wants to cooperate with the committee "and any investigators who are truly willing to move ahead swiftly and get...news.yahoo.com
Media outlets recall country's unity after Sept. 11 attacks
Media outlets that often spend hours each day exploring the country's differences paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by recalling almost wistfully the sense of common purpose that united Americans in the aftermath.
Giuliani backs Republican challenger to Georgia governor
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is endorsing a Democrat-turned-Republican who's challenging Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the state's 2022 Republican primary. Giuliani spoke to reporters Wednesday before headlining a fundraising dinner for former state Rep. Vernon Jones in Atlanta. Jones was on the outs with his party when he shot to prominence in Republican circles as an African American Democrat who endorsed Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.news.yahoo.com
Trump, Biden commemorating 9/11 at Flight 93 memorial
President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, will both be traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Friday, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashed in a field, killing everyone on board. While Trump will speak at the site's annual memorial ceremony held Friday morning, Biden will visit later, in the afternoon, after attending the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s annual commemoration at Ground Zero in New York, along with Vice President Mike Pence. Still, Biden insisted that he would steer clear of politics on a national day of mourning. In 2016, the 9/11 memorial events became a flashpoint in the campaign after then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton abruptly left the Ground Zero 9/11 ceremony and was caught on tape stumbling and then falling as she tried to get into a van. The 2,200-acre Flight 93 National Memorial marks the spot in rural Pennsylvania where the hijacked flight crashed, killing all 40 people on board.
Trump commutes Blagojevich sentence, pardons junk bond king Milken
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Tuesday for commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obamas vacated U.S. Senate seat. Trump also pardoned Michael Milken, once considered Wall Streets junk bond king, along with six others, and commuted the sentences of another three people. The recipients of clemency had been convicted on charges ranging from defrauding the federal government to theft. Im profoundly grateful to President Trump. The pardoning of these disgraced figures should be treated as another national scandal by a lawless executive, said Democratic U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, referring to Blagojevich and Milken.feeds.reuters.com
Trump pardons ex-'junk bond king' Milken, commutes Blagojevich sentence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pardoned seven people on Tuesday including former junk bond king Michael Milken and commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obamas vacated U.S. Senate seat. That was a tremendously powerful, ridiculous sentence, said Republican Trump, a real estate developer who produced the show before running for president. Milken, once considered Wall Streets junk bond king was indicted in 1989 in an insider trading probe. Trump also pardoned Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team. He pleaded guilty in 1998 to failing to report a felony regarding payment demanded for a riverboat casino license in a bribery scheme.feeds.reuters.com
Trump grants clemency to Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik
Trump commutes Rod Blagojevich's sentence President Trump issued a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, granting clemency to 11 people convicted of federal crimes, including former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and ex-New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. CBSN's Lana Zak reports.cbsnews.com
Trump commutes sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, pardons ex-NY police commissioner Kerik, ex-49ers owner DeBartolo and Michael Milken
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago. President Donald Trump granted executive clemency Tuesday to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, as well as to ex-New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and to Edward DeBartolo Jr., former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team. In all, Trump granted some form of executive clemency to 11 individuals Tuesday, according to the White House. "That has to be the case in America: a justice system must hold public officials accountable for corruption.cnbc.com