Quick Glance: Judge denies 'fake electors' attempts to move cases to federal court
- Judge denies 'fake electors' attempts to move cases to federal court.
- Judge Jones denies defendants' requests to move their cases.
- Judge Jones rules that 'fake electors' were not federal officials.
- Judge denies defendants' argument of acting under the direction of other federal officers.
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Quick Glance: US Justice Department investigates real estate commission case
- The US Justice Department wants to investigate a proposed settlement in a lawsuit challenging commissions to real estate brokers.
- The plaintiffs have said the proposed deal provides significant relief to them.
- As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to pay $3 million, cooperate with the plaintiffs, and eliminate the buyer-broker commission.
- The Justice Department has asked Judge Patti Saris to extend deadlines, including a final approval hearing from January to March.
Quick Glance: Whistleblowers seek Texas Supreme Court intervention against Paxton
- At Paxton's impeachment trial, they testified about his alleged illegal use of office to assist a friend and political donor.
- The Texas Senate acquitted Paxton of 16 articles of impeachment.
- In a filing to the Texas Supreme Court, the whistleblowers argue that Paxton has not fulfilled important parts of the settlement agreement.
- They also dispute claims that they initiated the settlement discussions.
Quick Glance: Calls for Bob Menendez's Resignation
- Senator Bob Menendez to make first remarks following indictment
- Democratic senators call for Bob Menendez's resignation
- Many Democratic officials in New Jersey also call for Menendez's resignation
- Democratic Representative Andy Kim to challenge Menendez
Quick Glance: Republicans initiate Biden impeachment inquiry over son's business dealings
- Republicans hold first hearing on impeachment inquiry, revealing foreign payments to Biden family members but no evidence of personal benefit to the president.
- Hearing reviews Republican evidence of Hunter Biden's foreign business ventures, alleging that Biden's family sold access.
- Biden accused of lying about family's business dealings and failing to separate them from his official duties.
- Republicans claim Biden and his family profited from policies pursued during Obama administration.
Quick Glance: Lawsuit Filed Against eBay for Sale of Harmful Products
- The U.S. government is suing eBay for violating environmental laws by allowing the sale of harmful products.
- EBay allowed the sale of over 343,011 illegal 'defeat' devices that bypass emissions controls.
- Additionally, over 23,000 unregistered pesticides were sold, violating a US Environmental Protection Agency order.
- EBay is defending itself against the lawsuit and removing over 99.9% of the cited products from its website.
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden charged with three counts of lying when buying a firearm
- Charged with lying about drug use when purchasing a firearm
- Indictment states Biden lied on a form required for every gun purchase
- Relationship with his brother's widow ended in 2019
- Analysis of laptop revealed earnings from banking work in China and Ukraine, and evidence of alcohol and drug-fueled behavior
Quick Glance: Garland to Testify Before Congress, Focus on His Record
- With a few words, President Biden caused turmoil among the leadership of the Justice Department.
- Garland also aimed to reassure the Justice Department staff.
- When Garland assumed the role of attorney general in March 2021, the president's son was already under investigation by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a nominee of the previous administration.
- The president and his attorney general rarely make joint public appearances.
Quick Glance: Lively Indictment of Bob Menendez in New Jersey
- A senator from New Jersey and his unusual savings habits
- More than two dozen Democratic senators call for Menendez's resignation
- Pennsylvania swing voters may see advertisements about Menendez
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Quick Glance: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Testify in Google Antitrust Trial
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is expected to testify on Monday as a witness for the U.S. Justice Department in their court fight against Google.
- Nadella will be a witness for the U.S. Justice Department in their once-in-a-generation court fight against Google.
Quick Glance: Ken Paxton acquitted and returned to office
- Texas Senate acquits Attorney General Ken Paxton of corruption and bribery charges.
- Only two out of 19 Republican Senators voted in favor of conviction.
- Impeachment managers allege that Paul helped Paxton with a home renovation and an extramarital affair.
- Whistleblowers reported Paxton to the FBI after discovering an outside lawyer's involvement and Paul's business dealings.
Quick Glance: US Govt IT Help Desk Tech Leaks 'Top Secrets' to Foreign Nation
- The defendant had access to classified information and has held top-secret security clearance since at least 2020.
- According to a criminal complaint, the defendant copied, printed, and downloaded classified and top-secret information from over 100 US intelligence reports, mostly related to Ethiopia, without authorization.
- He allegedly transmitted this information to a foreign government through an encrypted messaging app.
- The defendant also received thousands of dollars that allegedly coincided with his travels to Ethiopia and the dates when he stole and shared the classified materials.
Quick Glance: Joe Kent Calls for FBI Defunding
- In a recent video, Kent described the FBI as a secret domestic intelligence agency leading us towards authoritarianism.
- He has repeatedly advocated for defunding the agency despite mounting threats from the MAGAsphere.
- Kent falsely claims that the Jan. 6 attack was caused by 'deep state' infiltration.
- The Kent campaign did not comment on whether Kent would work to defund the FBI.
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden files lawsuit against IRS for disclosing tax information
- Hunter Biden files lawsuit accusing IRS agents of repeatedly and intentionally sharing his private tax return information.
- Those agents have targeted and sought to embarrass Mr. Biden by disclosing confidential information to the media.
- The lawsuit comes after Biden was indicted on charges related to his possession of a handgun.
- It appears that Biden will be due a refund for the 2018 tax year, pending further development of facts.
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Quick Glance: Trump wrote to-do lists on classified White House documents: Sources
- A former assistant of Donald Trump revealed that he frequently wrote to-do lists on classified documents from the White House.
- Trump allegedly told her, 'You don't know anything about the boxes,' after learning about the FBI's interest in interviewing her.
- The person identified as 'Trump Employee 2' in the indictment handled Trump's White House-era boxes and provided him with photos of those boxes.
- A representative for the assistant declined to comment.
Quick Glance: Americans Divided on Biden's Son's Businesses, Poll Shows
- 66% of Republicans and only 7% of Democrats are very or extremely concerned about whether Joe Biden committed wrongdoing in his son's business dealings.
- The White House maintains that Joe Biden was not involved in his son's business affairs.
- Only 19% of Americans have very or extremely confidence in the fairness and nonpartisanship of the Justice Department's investigation.
- Even Democrats express mediocre levels of confidence: 33% highly confident, 36% somewhat confident, and 29% little confidence.
Quick Glance: Trump's Desire to Purchase a Glock Raises Legal Questions
- Officials express concerns about violence threats towards the former president.
- Charges could make it illegal to sell him a firearm.
Quick Glance: Ray Epps Charged in Capitol Riot Conspiracy Theories
- On January 6, 2021, Mr. Epps was outside the Capitol.
- The following day, he was seen on another video whispering into the ear of a man who charged at police lines during the riot.
- Conspiracy theories circulated online alleging that Mr. Epps was secretly working for the FBI after the riot.
- These theories contributed to the belief, common in right-wing circles but lacking evidence, that government agents instigated the riot.
Quick Glance: New conflict of interest allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
- ProPublica reveals that Thomas has been involved in private dinners for major donors to the Koch network.
- In 2021, Americans for Prosperity, a Koch entity, successfully challenged state laws regarding donor disclosure.
- The network is now supporting a challenge to a longstanding Supreme Court regulatory precedent.
- Thomas did not recuse himself from the 2021 case and it is uncertain if he will do so in the current case.
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Could Trigger Billions in Corporate Tax Cuts with a Single Decision
- A new report warns of significant tax gifts for corporations and a potential $340 billion deficit in the federal budget due to an upcoming SCOTUS case in December.
- According to estimates, nearly 400 multinational corporations could collectively receive over $270 billion in tax relief if the conservative-dominated U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in Moore v. United States.
- The Roosevelt Institute and ITEP also discovered that Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito own shares in 19 companies that could receive a total of $30 billion in tax breaks if the judges invalidate the 2017 law's mandatory repatriation tax.
- The case has implications beyond the repatriation tax, potentially allowing the Supreme Court to become a major tax policymaker and creating uncertainty about the ability to tax large corporations and the wealthy.
Quick Glance: Harris Leads New Office for Preventing Gun Violence
- Vice President Kamala Harris plays a leading role in gun safety policy.
- President Joe Biden officially announces the new office on Friday during a Rose Garden event with invited advocates and lawmakers.
- Harris guides the office, according to a statement from the White House.
- The new Office of Gun Violence Prevention will have a crucial role in implementing President Biden’s and my efforts to reduce violence within the bounds of the law and also to encourage collaboration among Congressional leaders, state and local leaders, and advocates to build upon the significant progress we have made in saving lives.
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Quick Glance: Former US Congressman Sentenced to 22 Months for Insider Trading
- Stephen Buyer faces trial in New York for insider trading
- Buyer receives a 22-month prison sentence for trading on insider information related to the merger of T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint in 2018
- Judge Richard Berman sentences Buyer for four counts of securities fraud in March
- Buyer purchases Sprint stock following a conversation with a T-Mobile executive and makes illegal trades again the following year
Quick Glance: Judge skeptical of Jeffrey Clark's attempt to move Georgia election charges to federal court
- During a hearing, a federal judge expressed doubt about Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official from the Trump era, trying to transfer his case regarding election subversion in Georgia to federal court.
- Clark argued that his actions were possible because he held a federal position, authorized by the president.
- Clark's attempt to move the case differs from Meadows' and is uncertain, as he advocated within the Justice Department to undermine trust in the election.
- These actions are part of Trump's federal election subversion charges, with Clark being an unindicted co-conspirator.
Quick Glance: Apple and Goldman planned stock-trading feature for iPhones
- No comments from Apple and Goldman.
- Conversations between Apple and Goldman started in 2020.
- Apple investing feature was planned for 2022.
- iPhone users could invest money in Apple shares.
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