New York attorney general appoints team to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo – National

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday appointed a former federal prosecutor and an employment lawyer to investigate allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed female aides. Joon Kim, who was the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York for parts of 2017 and 2018, will join the employment lawyer […]

China refused to give WHO investigators raw data on early coronavirus cases: team member – National

China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team’s investigators said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began. The team had requested raw patient data on 174 cases that China had identified from the early […]

Trump impeachment: Legal team wraps up defense case in 3 hours – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted February 12, 2021 4:27 pm     Updated February 12, 2021 4:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The defense attorneys for Donald Trump have wrapped […]

Trump team rolls out video of Dems calling for ‘fight’ in impeachment defense – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted February 12, 2021 3:07 pm     Updated February 12, 2021 3:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Donald Trump’s lawyers are arguing that his words […]

Impeachment: Trump team to argue he had nothing to do with U.S. Capitol riots – National

After a prosecution case rooted in emotive, violent images from the Capitol siege, Donald Trump’s impeachment trial shifts on Friday to defense lawyers prepared to make a fundamental concession: The violence was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats say. But, they will say, Trump had nothing to do with it. Stipulating […]

What to watch for as Trump’s defense team presents arguments at impeachment trial – National

Donald Trump’s lawyers have a simple objective as they open their defence at the former president’s impeachment trial: Don’t lose any Republican votes. Most Senate Republicans have indicated that they will vote to acquit Trump on the House charge of incitement of insurrection. They argue that the trial is unconstitutional and that Trump didn’t […]

Trump’s defense team to wrap up impeachment argument in a day or less – National

Lawyers for former president Donald Trump are planning to begin and wrap up their defense in his impeachment trial in less than a day, using far fewer than their allotted argument hours. That’s according to his senior adviser Jason Miller, who said there could even be enough time left over for planned questioning to […]

China gave WHO experts full access to probe coronavirus origins in Wuhan: team member – National

A member of the World Health Organization expert team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan said the Chinese side granted full access to all sites and personnel they requested — a level of openness that even he hadn’t expected. Peter Daszak told The Associated Press on Friday that team members had submitted […]

Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China – National

World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The WHO team’s visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a highlight of their mission to gather data and search for clues as to […]

Trump names two new lawyers to lead impeachment defence team – National

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump announced Sunday that a former county prosecutor and a criminal defence lawyer with a background in civil rights work will lead his impeachment defence team, one day after it was revealed that the former U.S. president had parted ways with an earlier set of attorneys. The two representing Trump will […]