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Trump’s home search unearths material possibly covered by attorney-client privilege, prosecutors say

Trump’s home search unearths material possibly covered by attorney-client privilege, prosecutors say

SARAH N. LYNCH THE U.S. Justice Department's search of former President Donald Trump's home this month turned up a "limited" number of documents potentially subject to attorney-client privilege, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. The new disclosure by the Justice Department could bolster a request by Trump's legal team to appoint a special master to conduct a privilege review of the items the FBI seized from Trump's Florida estate during its unprecedented August 8 search. At the same time, however, the department also revealed that its filter team has already completed its review of the materials - a sign…
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U.S. Justice Dept says Trump papers included material on intelligence, sources

U.S. Justice Dept says Trump papers included material on intelligence, sources

SARAH N. LYNCH THE U.S. Justice Department disclosed that it was investigating former President Donald Trump for removing White House records because it believed he illegally held documents including some involving intelligence-gathering and clandestine human sources - among America's most closely held secrets. The department released a heavily redacted affidavit that underpinned the FBI's extraordinary Aug. 8 search of Trump's Florida residence in which agents seized 11 sets of classified records including some labelled "top secret" as documents that could gravely threaten national security if exposed. In the affidavit, an unidentified FBI agent said the agency reviewed and identified 184…
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Two DRC men plead guilty to trafficking rhino horns

Two DRC men plead guilty to trafficking rhino horns

TWO Congolese, who were earlier arrested in the United States and indicted by a federal grand jury, have pleaded guilty to trafficking elephant ivory and white rhinoceros horn from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Seattle, the U.S. Justice Department said. An American flag waves outside the U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Herdade Lokua, 34, and Jospin Mujangi, 32, of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, were arrested in November last year outside of Seattle before a federal grand jury indicted them for conspiracy, money laundering, smuggling and legal violations for the…
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Buffalo mass shooting suspect indicted on federal hate, firearms charges

Buffalo mass shooting suspect indicted on federal hate, firearms charges

TYLER CLIFFORD THE man accused of shooting dead 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on May 14 has been indicted on 27 federal hate crimes and firearms offences, the U.S. Justice Department announced. The indictment returned by a federal grand jury tacks on an additional hate crime count against Payton Gendron, 19, in a criminal complaint filed last month. He is now charged with 14 hate crimes violations and 13 firearms offences. Authorities say the suspect, who broadcast the attack in real-time to the live-streaming service Twitch, is a white supremacist who targeted the store…
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U.S. secures forfeiture of Maryland property of former Gambian president

U.S. secures forfeiture of Maryland property of former Gambian president

KANISHKA SINGH THE U.S. Justice Department said it has secured the forfeiture of a Maryland property purchased by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh with about $3.5 million in alleged corruption proceeds through a trust set up by his wife. Jammeh seized power of the tiny West African nation in a 1994 coup. He was forced out after losing a 2016 election to the current president, Adama Barrow, and fled to Equatorial Guinea. He has denied allegations of wrongdoing. A court-ordered judgment and order of forfeiture had come on Tuesday, the Justice Department said. The judgment was the result of a…
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