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Recent articles by Kevin:

NRA lawsuit: NY attorney general accuses Wayne LaPierre, other execs of $64M fraud scheme

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing to shut down the NRA, accusing execs at the non-profit of a $64 million fraud scheme. → Read More

Homeland Security gathered intelligence on journalists covering Portland protests

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ordered an investigation into agency's intelligence unit which assembled reports on journalists in Portland. → Read More

'I'm going to answer the damn question': Barr, House Democrats face off over Portland, politicization

Attorney General William Barr cites black-on-black crime as he testifies to House Judiciary on federal officers deployed to Portland and other cities. → Read More

DHS team deployed to Seattle; unit on standby in case of new unrest in city

Department of Homeland Security tactical team deployed to Seattle. The unit is on standby in case of new unrest. → Read More

AG Barr: DOJ had been drawn into 'political maelstrom'; department used as 'political weapon'

The hearing, billed as an oversight of the Justice Department, will touch on a long list of grievances, including federal deployments to Portland. → Read More

Donald Trump announces a 'surge' of federal law officers in Chicago to work with the city on crime problem

President Trump, struggling against Democrat Joe Biden, announced a federal 'surge' to Chicago at an event devoted to the theme of 'law and order.' → Read More

President Trump is weighing the deployment of federal officers to Chicago and other cities nationwide

President Trump suggests broad expansion of federal officer deployments; Chicago may be next. → Read More

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty, ordered held without bond in case tied to Epstein child sex trafficking ring

Ghislaine Maxwell will be held in jail in a case related to Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking operation. Her trial is scheduled for next summer. → Read More

Supreme Court clears the way for the first federal executions in 17 years

A divided Supreme Court early Tuesday cleared the way for resumption of federal executions for the first time in 17 years → Read More

Former Russia special counsel Robert Mueller defends Roger Stone prosecution in wake of Trump commutation

Robert Mueller challenges President Trump: Roger Stone was 'prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes.' → Read More

Feds arrest Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting child sex victims

A federal grand jury indicts Maxwell on conspiracy charges that accuse her of “helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims” between 1994 and 1997. → Read More

Trump fires Geoffrey Berman, top federal prosecutor in Manhattan after he refused to resign, Barr says

Attorney General William Barr informed Geoffrey Berman that President Donald Trump was removing him from office after the prosecutor refused to resign. → Read More

'No intention of resigning': US attorney in Manhattan vows to resist Barr's effort to oust him, continue probes

Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney in Manhatten, says he's not resigning and vows to continue investigations despite Attorney General William Barr's statement. → 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

Federal officials seek interview with Prince Andrew as part of Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case

The formal request comes after prosecutors say the the embattled Duke of York failed to respond to earlier inquiries in the Jeffrey Epstein case. → 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

DC Mayor Bowser demands Trump withdraw military and federal law enforcement from city amid protests over George Floyd

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is calling on President Trump to withdraw military and federal forces from the city. → Read More

AG Barr defends clearing protest near White House, disputes claims demonstration was peaceful

"It was not a political act," Barr said of the visit where the president was photographed with a bible. "It was entirely appropriate for him to do." → Read More

Attorney General Barr ordered park protesters cleared before Trump's visit to St. John's church

Attorney General also promises a bigger show of force after criticism for aggressive tactics in clearing protesters near the White House on Monday. → Read More

Protesters cleared out of White House area with tear gas as Trump promised to 'dominate the streets'

A weekend of rioting in the nation’s capital left deep scars in the shadow of the White House. → Read More