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Past articles by Eric:

Jan. 6 panel unveils criminal referral against Donald Trump and associates

Among the crimes the panel cited are obstruction of an official proceeding, aiding in an insurrection and conspiracy to defraud the United States. → Read More

Brittney Griner back home in US after Russian prisoner swap

The deal achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden — but failed to win freedom for another American, Paul Whelan, who has been jailed for nearly four years. → Read More

WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

The deal, the second such exchange in eight months with Russia, procured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago dispute

Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to step into the legal fight in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe. → Read More

Family of American says he was freed by Taliban in swap

Mark Frerichs’ release appears to have been part of a swap and came as an imprisoned Taliban drug lord also said he had been freed from American custody. → Read More

Judge grants Trump bid for special master in Mar-a-Lago case

The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon came despite the objections of the Justice Department. → Read More

Empty folders marked classified among items found in FBI search of Trump home

It shows the extent to which newspapers, magazines and other items were commingled among documents that investigators say were marked as classified, including at the top-secret level. → Read More

More than 100 classified Trump docs recovered back in Jan.

The numbers make clear the large volume of secret government documents recovered months ago from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, well before FBI officials returned there with a search warrant on Aug. 8 → Read More

LIVE: Former aide: Trump tried to grab steering wheel from Secret Service agent after 1/6 rally

Cassidy Hutchinson, a key aide in Donald Trump’s White House, said President Donald Trump demanded to be taken to Capitol after 1/6 rally and tried to grab steering wheel from a Secret Service agent. → Read More

Wray: FBI blocked planned cyberattack on children’s hospital

The FBI thwarted a planned cyberattack on a children’s hospital in Boston that was to have been carried out by hackers sponsored by the Iranian government, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday. → Read More

Official: In prisoner exchange, Russia releases jailed US Marine veteran

As part of the exchange, Russia released Trevor Reed, a former Marine from Texas who was arrested in the summer of 2019 after Russian authorities said he assaulted an officer while being driven by police to a police station following a night of heavy drinking. → Read More

FBI: Nashville bomber driven by conspiracies, paranoia

The FBI concluded that the bomber, Anthony Quinn Warner, chose the location and timing so that it would be impactful while still minimizing the likelihood of “undue injury.” → Read More

LIVE: Closing arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial as Senate speeds toward final vote

The Senate is convening for a rare Saturday session for final arguments in his impeachment trial. → Read More

LIVE: Nashville police hold press conference on bombing case

Nashville police say a Tennessee man named Anthony Quinn Warner is under investigation in connection with the Christmas Day bombing that rocked downtown Nashville. → Read More

Judge: Bolton can publish book despite efforts to block it

The decision from U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth is a victory for Bolton in a court case that involved core First Amendment and national security concerns. → Read More

Judge puts off approving US request to dismiss Flynn case

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential transition period. → Read More

Trump announces halt to payments to WHO; States confront practical dilemmas on reopening economies

Setting the stage for a possible power struggle with President Donald Trump, governors around the U.S. began collaborating on plans Tuesday to reopen their economies. → Read More

FBI official: Russia wants to see US ‘tear ourselves apart’

An FBI official is warning that Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart' through disruptive and brazen foreign influence operations. → Read More

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Former Trump aide Michael Flynn has filed papers to withdraw his guilty plea. → Read More

WATCH: Robert Mueller to take center stage at Russia probe hearings

The hearings will focus on whether the president illegally obstructed justice by attempting to seize control of Mueller's investigation and ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. → Read More