US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting his claims that the request was invalid because it was politically motivated. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against … Read more

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones defamation trial

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones defamation trial

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Jurors in the Alex Jones defamation trial began deliberations on Wednesday after a lawyer for a child killed in the Sandy Hook massacre said they should “end this nightmare” and force the US conspiracy theorist to pay them $150 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. Jones, founder of … Read more

Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims

Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims

Aug 2 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told a Texas jury on Tuesday that he never intended to hurt parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre when he claimed the shooting was a hoax, saying his comments were taken out of context. Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show … Read more

US judge in Russian arms dealer case backs Griner swap; ex agent balks

US judge in Russian arms dealer case backs Griner swap;  ex agent balks

NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – The US judge who in 2012 sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison has voiced support for a deal proposed by the United States to Russia to swap him for basketball star Brittney Griner, though a federal agent involved in the case said such a … Read more

Alex Jones defamation trial begins over Sandy Hook shooting

Alex Jones defamation trial begins over Sandy Hook shooting

July 26 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones faced the start of a jury trial on Tuesday that will decide how much he must pay the family of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre that he falsely claimed was a hoax. Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, had … Read more

Trump ex-adviser Bannon remains case in trial, calling no witnesses

Trump ex-adviser Bannon remains case in trial, calling no witnesses

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The defense in Steve Bannon’s trial rested its case on Thursday without calling any witnesses and asked the judge to acquit Donald Trump’s noted former presidential adviser on contempt of Congress charges for defying a subpoena by the committee investigating last year’s attack on the US Capitol. Bannon, 68, has … Read more

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

July 19 (Reuters) – An Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim threatened to sue Indiana’s attorney general for defamation on Tuesday, filing a claim alleging that he made “false and misleading” statements about her handling of the case. The case prompted a national outcry and scrutiny after the Indianapolis … Read more

Musk makes meme on Twitter legal threat after scrapping $44 billion deal

Musk makes meme on Twitter legal threat after scrapping  billion deal

July 11 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Monday mocked Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) threat to sue him following his move to abandon the $44 billion takeover deal, tweeting the social media firm would need to disclose more information on bots and spam accounts. The series of tweets on Monday was Tesla Inc chief’s first public response … Read more

Ex-JPMorgan traders’ ‘spoofed’ trades were genuine, defense says as trial opens

Ex-JPMorgan traders’ ‘spoofed’ trades were genuine, defense says as trial opens

July 8 (Reuters) – The closely watched criminal trial of three former JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) employees kicked off on Friday, with a prosecutor saying they “ripped off” the precious metals futures market with fake orders and defense attorneys saying the orders were genuine. The bank’s former global precious metals desk head Michael Nowak, … Read more

Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?

Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – A US congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol has sought to build a case that then-President Donald Trump behaved illegally when he sought to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat, but what charges might prosecutors bring against Trump and how might he defend himself? … Read more