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House votes to ask Justice Department to prosecute Trump ally Steve Bannon for ignoring Jan. 6 subpoena

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The House voted Thursday to hold former Trump advisor Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena issued to him by the lawmakers investigating the deadly Capitol riot. The contempt resolution, which was approved in a 229-209 vote,......

The complicated road ahead for the Justice Department and Steve Bannon

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti broke down the legal issues the Justice Department will have to weigh after the House asked the DOJ to criminally prosecute Trump advisor Steve Bannon over his refusal to cooperate with an investigation into the......

Elizabeth Holmes knew machines weren’t working, former Theranos lab director testifies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Davie Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A former lab director at Theranos acknowledged......

Alex Jones is liable for damages over false conspiracy claims about the Sandy Hook massacre, judge rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alex Jones of Infowars talks to the media while visiting the U.S. Senate’s Dirksen Senate office building as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018.  Alex Jones......

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid, days before new term begins

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. Erin Schaff | Pool | Reuters Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for the coronavirus, the court......

Guns, God and abortion are on the Supreme Court’s docket this term: Here’s a preview of what to expect

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Television news photographers prepare to cover the final opinions of the current court’s term at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. July 1, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Supreme Court’s new term starts next week, but its......

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem won’t use Trump ally Corey Lewandowski as advisor after reports of affair, sexual harassment

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Corey R. Lewandowski holds a poster for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post |......

U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty in Jan. 6 Trump Capitol riot case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Klete Keller of the United States of America after finishing second in the Men’s 200m Freestyle heats during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 26, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. Vladimir Rys | Bongarts |......

Two defendants in shell company stock hijack case — Mark Miller and Christopher Rajkaran — set to plead guilty

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Comstock | Stockbyte | Getty Images Two of the three men criminally charged with a brazen scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and fraudulently pump up their stock shares are now set to plead guilty in the case in October,......

Marvel Entertainment chairman, others accused of breaking law in Veterans Affairs scheme under Trump

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Donald Trump shakes Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment, hand before signing an executive order at the US Department of Veterans Affairs April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images House Democrats on......

Wells Fargo pays $37 million to resolve Justice Department claims it defrauded currency customers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wells Fargo signage on May 5th, 2021 in New York City. Bill Tompkins | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images Wells Fargo paid $37 million to settle a government lawsuit accusing the bank of defrauding hundreds of commercial customers. The......

Nine former DOJ antitrust chiefs urge Senate to confirm Jonathan Kanter as antitrust head

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., August 29, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Nine former chiefs of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division wrote to leaders of the Senate and its Judiciary Committee......

National security expert expects Brian Laundrie’s parents to be ‘summoned to the grand jury’ momentarily

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, predicted that Brian Laundrie’s parents will soon be summoned to a grand jury.  “I would expect that to happen momentarily, see them in front of a grand jury, and......

FTC Chair Lina Khan outlines new vision for antitrust enforcement, consumer protection

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Federal......

James Mattis testifies he wasn’t sure why Elizabeth Holmes asked him to join Theranos board

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on September 03, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF — Former U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis testified on Wednesday that as a board member at......

Judge releases redacted lunar lander lawsuit from Bezos’ Blue Origin against NASA-SpaceX contract

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The facade of Blue Origin’s new rocket engine factory in Huntsville, Alabama. CNBC | Michael Sheetz The U.S. Federal Court of Claims on Wednesday released a redacted version of the lawsuit by Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin against NASA over the......

Former Theranos patient testifies blood test gave her false miscarriage diagnosis

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., exits federal court in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — The first patient to take the stand in trial of......

More indictments expected in Trump Org tax case as judge plans summer 2022 trial

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of Trump Organization Inc., center, arrives at criminal court in New York, U.S., on on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images A lawyer for Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen......

Small crowd gathers near the Capitol to protest arrests of Jan. 6 rioters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A demonstrator carrying a U.S flag passes by police officers standing in formation during a rally in support of defendants being prosecuted in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 18, 2021. Leah Millis......

Former Theranos scientist says Elizabeth Holmes pushed her to validate tests for Walgreens rollout

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – A former Theranos scientist testified Friday that Elizabeth Holmes pressured......

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