Author: Harper Neidig

Trump suspected of violating Espionage Act, according to search warrant

Federal law enforcement suspected former President Trump had violated the Espionage Act and other laws when it sought and obtained a search warrant for his Mar-a-Lago estate, according to court records unsealed Friday. The unsealed warrant shows that investigators were authorized to seize any documents or records with classified markings or related to the “transmission…

DOJ asks court to unseal Trump search warrant

The Justice Department on Thursday moved to unseal a warrant authorizing a search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate this week following escalating demands for answers about the unprecedented investigation. “The public’s clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing,” Justice Department lawyers wrote in a…

DOJ subpoenaed Trump months before Mar-a-Lago search: report

The Justice Department subpoenaed former President Trump months before federal law enforcement executed a search warrant of his Mar-a-Lago estate this week, The New York Times reported Thursday. According to the Times, investigators had been concerned about classified national security information that might have remained at Trump’s Florida property, even in the months after the…

Justice subpoenas of Trump counsel mark turning point 

The Justice Department’s grand jury subpoenas to former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and others in former President Trump’s inner circle mark a turning point in the federal law enforcement investigation of the former president. The grand jury probe has considerably more power than the House Jan. 6 select committee to pierce any executive…

DOJ files civil rights charges against four Louisville officers over Breonna Taylor killing

The Justice Department on Thursday charged four Louisville police officers with federal civil rights violations over the 2020 killing of Breonna Taylor, alleging they falsified documents in seeking a search warrant of her home. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the charges at a press conference Thursday, saying the officers knowingly misrepresented that a target of…

Graham renews effort to block Georgia grand jury subpoena

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is renewing his legal effort to block a special grand jury subpoena for his testimony as part of an investigation into former President Trump’s efforts to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election results. Court filings submitted late Friday show Graham has tapped Trump’s former White House Counsel Don McGahn…

DOJ says its obtained new search warrant for Eastman’s phone

Federal prosecutors told a judge on Wednesday they have obtained a new search warrant directed at John Eastman, a lawyer who advised former President Trump on a scheme to overturn the 2020 election results, whose phone was seized by investigators last month. Responding to a federal lawsuit Eastman filed challenging the seizure, Justice Department officials…

DOJ has multiple possible paths to Trump indictment: Here’s what it could look like

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) apparent new focus on Donald Trump in its Jan. 6 investigation presents prosecutors with multiple possible paths to an indictment, as sketched out by the House select committee’s own investigation into the former president’s White House and outside allies. In recent days, federal prosecutors have reportedly obtained phone records from…