Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY

Kristine Phillips

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Recent articles by Kristine:

Federal appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn case, likely ending prosecution of ex-Trump adviser

The appeals court's opinion called a federal judge's actions "unprecedented intrusions on individual liberty." → Read More

Justice Department showed 'gross abuse of prosecutorial power" in Michael Flynn case, court-appointed arbiter says

Retired federal judge John Gleeson said DOJ "had abdicated" its responsibility by attempting to provide special treatment to a presidential ally. → Read More

From coastal cities to rural towns, breadth of George Floyd protests – most peaceful – captured by data

The majority of the protests appeared to be peaceful, according to Ipsos research that contradicts the White House's emphasis on instances of rioting. → Read More

DOJ inspector general investigating death of inmate who died after he was pepper sprayed

Jamel Floyd lost consciousness after he was pepper sprayed by prison guards. → Read More

National Guard troops surge into DC for George Floyd protests but who's in charge?

A flood of National Guard troops raises questions about who is in control as George Floyd protests continue near the White House and in Washington, DC → Read More

Trump says he'll designate Antifa a terror organization, blames group for violence at George Floyd protests

Trump is convinced the loosely affiliated group of militant anti-fascists is behind the violence at protests following George Floyd's death. → Read More

Justice Department clears 3 senators in stock sales investigation, but Burr's case appears ongoing

Investigations into Sens. Feinstein, Loeffler and Inhofe have been dropped. Sen. Richard Burr appears to still be under investigation. → Read More

FBI launches internal review of Michael Flynn investigation; inquiry to focus on possible misconduct

FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review of the Michael Flynn investigation; the inquiry will examine possible misconduct. → Read More

'We just want to be safe': Hate crimes, harassment of Asian Americans rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Law enforcement officials and human rights advocates have seen an increase in hate crimes, harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans. → Read More

Judge in Michael Flynn case delaying decision on DOJ request to abandon prosecution

The judge in the Michael Flynn case is delaying a decision on the Justice Department's request to abandon prosecution. → Read More

Supreme Court grills both sides in landmark battle over President Trump's financial records

The dramatic oral arguments may lead to landmark rulings on a president's immunity from investigation while in office and Congress' oversight powers. → Read More

Police agencies are using drones to enforce stay-at-home orders, raising concerns among civil rights groups

Civil rights groups have pushed back, saying some drone capabilities, such as detecting body temperature, are invasive and pose privacy concerns. → Read More

Isolated and scared: The plight of juveniles locked up during the coronavirus pandemic

Adult facilities have released hundreds of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the juvenile system has been slow to respond, advocates say. → Read More

Federal court blocks Texas health center from touting 'ozone therapy' as coronavirus treatment

Officials said a Texas wellness company claimed, falsely, that ozone therapy is the "only prevention" for coronavirus. → Read More

Senate committee backs intelligence agencies' findings that Russia meddled in 2016 election

Senate panel: No dispute that Russia interfered in 2016 campaign → Read More

DOJ opens investigation into nursing home where 32 veterans have died of coronavirus

The nursing home is already under investigation by state officials. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker also has tapped a former federal prosecutor to investigate. → Read More

DOJ: Man tried to sell nonexistent face masks to VA in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme

Attorney General William Barr has directed all 94 U.S. attorneys to aggressively crack down on criminal activities meant to exploit the pandemic. → Read More

'Complete chaos': How the coronavirus pandemic is upending the criminal justice system

Jury trials have been suspended in more than two dozen states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of Thursday. → Read More

'Chaos, confusion and corruption': Violence persists in Alabama's prisons despite federal investigation

In 2019, the Alabama prison system had one of its most violent years in a decade. Sixteen prisoners were killed. → Read More

Amy Klobuchar endorses Joe Biden: 'Vote for decency, vote for dignity, vote for a heart for our country' – updates

Biden says 'Pete knows that the role of the president is not just to fight, is not just to win, it's to heal.' → Read More