Man who allegedly threatened to decapitate congresswoman kept in jail
August 30th, 2013
07:20 PM ET
1 year ago

Man who allegedly threatened to decapitate congresswoman kept in jail

(CNN) - A man who allegedly threatened to decapitate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii appeared in court in San Diego, California, Friday and was ordered to remain in jail for now.

Aniruddha Sherbow made two threats to murder the Democratic congresswoman earlier this month, according to newly unsealed court documents.

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Filed under: Hawaii • Tulsi Gabbard
DOJ tightens rules on subpoenas, warrants involving journalists
July 12th, 2013
03:08 PM ET
1 year ago

DOJ tightens rules on subpoenas, warrants involving journalists

Washington (CNN) – Federal prosecutors can no longer obtain search warrants for information obtained by journalists unless reporters are the subject of a criminal investigation, a Justice Department official said Friday.

It is one key change in guidelines stemming from controversial federal investigations that resulted in efforts by prosecutors to obtain journalist records about reporting on national security issues.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Justice Department
Ohio man charged in bizarre White House security incident
June 11th, 2013
07:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Ohio man charged in bizarre White House security incident

Washington (CNN) – An Ohio man was charged Tuesday with destruction of property stemming from a bizarre incident outside the White House that involved a driverless SUV.

Joseph Clifford Reel, 32, of Kettering, Ohio, appeared in federal court and will remain jailed pending a detention hearing on Thursday.

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Filed under: White House
August 16th, 2012
12:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Weapons, assault charges for suspect in conservative council shooting

Washington (CNN) - The suspect in the shooting at the Family Research Council walked into the headquarters of the conservative group armed with a 9 mm pistol and shot a security guard after telling him, "I don't like your politics," authorities said in a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

The complaint accuses Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of a federal firearms violation and assault with intent to kill.

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Filed under: Family Research Council • Washington
Republicans slam Justice Department on voter ID moves
July 26th, 2012
06:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans slam Justice Department on voter ID moves

Washington (CNN) – Congressional Republicans told a top Justice official Thursday his department is wrong to fight state voter ID laws and that the government needs to do more to ensure people serving abroad in the military are able to vote.

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, said the Justice Department "is seeking headlines opposing voter ID laws that an overwhelming majority of Americans support."

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Filed under: Justice Department • Republicans
Source: Suicide attack on U.S. Capitol foiled
February 17th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: Suicide attack on U.S. Capitol foiled

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI on Friday arrested a Moroccan man who was planning a suicide attack on the Capitol, police and a federal law-enforcement official said.

The man had what he thought was a vest with explosives, but the materials in the vest had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement, Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said.

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Filed under: Congress • Terrorism • Uncategorized • Washington D.C.
Key senator defends nuclear commission chief
December 15th, 2011
09:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Key senator defends nuclear commission chief

Washington (CNN) – A key Senate Democrat came to the defense of embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on Thursday after his four fellow commissioners sent a letter to the White House criticizing his leadership. They also testified before a House committee that Jaczko had "bullied" staff, restricted access to information and quietly assumed emergency powers following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan this year.

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California called a Wednesday House hearing a "witch hunt and an attempt to assassinate the character of a dedicated public servant," namely Jaczko. "Frankly, I was shocked, and I was appalled," she said.

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Filed under: Barbara Boxer • Nuclear power • Senate
More mental exams for White House shooting suspect
November 28th, 2011
03:36 PM ET
3 years ago

More mental exams for White House shooting suspect

Washington (CNN) - A doctor who examined the young Idaho man accused of attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama says the suspect is mentally competent to stand trial, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday.

But the prosecutors called for more extensive testing of Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, and a competency hearing was scheduled for December 12.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
December 8th, 2009
07:35 PM ET
8 months ago

Attorney: Salahis prepared to invoke Fifth Amendment

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The House Homeland Security committee invited the Salahis to attend a December 3 hearing, but they declined to attend. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Washington (CNN) - The Virginia couple who slipped through White House security and shook hands with President Barack Obama will invoke the Fifth Amendment, which protects against self-incrimination, if subpoenaed to testify to Congress, according to a letter from the couple's lawyer.

The House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to subpoena Tareq and Michaele Salahi to answer questions about how they gained entry to the White House on November 24 despite not being on the guest list to attend that night's State Dinner for the prime minister of India.

A lawyer for the Salahis sent a letter to the committee Tuesday saying the Salahis will not testify because of a pending federal investigation by the U.S. attorney in Washington, and because of statements made by some members of Congress about the Salahis last week.
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Filed under: Homeland Security • White House
May 15th, 2009
09:20 AM ET
5 years ago

Prosecutor to question Karl Rove on Friday

Karl Rove, a former aide to President George W. Bush, will be interviewed about the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006, a source tells CNN.
Karl Rove, a former aide to President George W. Bush, will be interviewed about the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006, a source tells CNN.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Bush administration official Karl Rove is scheduled to be interviewed Friday about why a number of U.S. attorneys were fired in 2006, according to an attorney in private practice familiar with the
case.

Rove will be questioned by Nora Dannehy, a Connecticut prosecutor who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into whether any Bush administration officials broke any laws in connection with the dismissals.

A spokesman for Dannehy would not comment when asked whether a meeting is scheduled with Rove.

Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, would not comment on whether his client will be interviewed Friday. But he told CNN, "Rove has said since Ms. Dannehy was appointed that he would cooperate fully with her investigation."

A Justice Department report last year found the firings of some U.S. attorneys were influenced by political considerations.


Filed under: Karl Rove • U.S. attorney firings
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