The president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is obviously elated that, on Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit granted his petition for a writ of mandamus — i.e., it instructed District Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the case against him. I have a column about the ruling up on the homepage. … [Read more...] about Andrew McCarthy: Michael Flynn FBI notes — What do they tell us about Obama team and the case?
Later on Thursday, the FBI confirmed that the 58-year-old had been arrested on charges of playing a role in the "sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Epstein”, who was arrested in 2008 for sexually abusing minors. He was later released under a plea deal, only to be convicted for sex trafficking in July 2019. In August of that year, Epstein was found dead in his prison cell in New York City, with officials declaring his death a suicide. … [Read more...] about ‘$5 Million Cat and Mouse Game’: FBI Reportedly Tracked Ghislaine Maxwell for a Year Before Arrest
Grenfell truth at a distance – Builders behind the disastrous Grenfell Tower refurbishment are set to face public questioning over the fire that killed 72 people. As the public inquiry resumes today, strict social distancing rules have angered the bereaved, with hundreds of survivors, families and residents prohibited from attending and instead told to follow proceedings online. First under cross-examination will be Exova, the fire engineers accused of playing down non-compliance of the cladding system. Project emails showed main contractor Rydon, Exova and the architects Studio E discussing the fire safety of the cladding before its installation, including warnings it might fail. Tony Pearson, of Exova, told the architects: “If significant flames are ejected from the windows, this would lead to failure of the cladding system, with the external surface falling away and exposing the cavity.” … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: Arts sector hails coronavirus rescue package
“It’s serious. This is about law and order. We must be united,” he continued. “Where are the local political leaders, standing up, saying this is unconscionable, this is wrong, and these individuals should cease and desist and be arrested? Where are they?” … [Read more...] about Acting CBP commissioner on border patrol deployed to Portland amid unrest: ‘Where are the local political leaders?’
As described in the affidavit, a mule who had earlier been arrested picking up one of the fraudulent orders at Lowe’s was linked to Murray through his phone number. Federal agents reviewed surveillance footage from Lowe’s of the pickups tied to the investigation, one of which captured the suspicious duo seen delivering shingles to Murray’s property late at night the previous October. In addition to the shingles, the affidavit says, receipts showed the two had also picked up a bathroom vanity, contractor clean-up bags, faucet, outdoor lighting, floor and wall tile, and tools used for roofing and painting, all illicitly obtained by Murray. … [Read more...] about Florida Prisoner Ripped Off Lowe’s to Build Home—From Jail, Feds Say