Author: Barnini Chakraborty

Mistrial declared in Bob Menendez bribery case, senator vows political vengeance

FOX NEWS Sen. Menendez bribery case mistrial: What now? U.S. District Court Judge William Walls declared a mistrial in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) after the jury found itself in a deadlock. What’s next in the case? A federal judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the high-profile bribery case of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, after jurors twice reported they were hopelessly deadlocked. “There’s no alternative to declaring a mistrial,” U.S. District Court Judge William Walls said. The mistrial is a major victory for Menendez and a blow to the Justice Department whose efforts to...

Read More

Army lifts ban on cutters, mentally ill and drug abusers to meet recruiting goals

FOX NEWS Facing low recruitment levels, the U.S. Army quietly lifted its ban on allowing people with a history of mental illness, self-mutilation and drug abuse to serve in the military – despite warnings from the industry about the risks involved. The new rules green-light recruits who have bipolar disorder, depression and issues with cutting – a process in which a person takes a knife or razor to his or her own skin – along with those who bite, hit or bruise themselves intentionally. “I am shocked,” Craig Bryan, executive director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The...

Read More

Charlottesville violence fuels new push to remove Confederate statues, symbols

FOX NEWS Simmering efforts to remove Confederate statues in cities across the country have been reignited in the wake of last weekend’s deadly clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. State and local lawmakers are pointing to that rally – during which one counter-protester was killed in a car attack, 19 were injured and two state police officers died in a chopper crash – to push anew for the removal or even the destruction of Confederate-era symbols.  In Kentucky, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Saturday he would start the process to remove two Confederate monuments from the city’s courthouse. ...

Read More

FBI raids former Trump campaign chair’s home, seizes notes, documents

FOX NEWS DEVELOPING:  FBI agents raided the Virginia home of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman in late July, taking documents and other materials related to the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, his attorney confirmed. Related Image Expand / Collapse Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Va., was raided last month Armed with a search warrant, federal agents went to Manafort’s Alexandria home during the predawn hours of July 26 – one day after he met voluntarily with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The search warrant seems to indicate that investigators may have had reason to...

Read More

Trump slams media for coverage of mysterious Russian lawyer, lays blame on Lynch

FOX NEWS President Trump lashed out at the media and the Obama administration Thursday over the criticism his team is facing for his eldest son’s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer thought to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton. At a joint press conference with the French president in Paris, Trump said the media are making “a very big deal over something that really a lot of people would do.” He then turned his focus to Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch, saying he had “heard” Lynch was the one to approve Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya’s visa. This is an...

Read More

Arkansas fighting to carry out unprecedented execution spree

FOX NEWS With the clock ticking, Arkansas officials are fighting to carry out an unprecedented seven executions in 10 days and battling a flurry of court rulings that have thrown up roadblocks just in the last few days. A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked plans by the state to push through the executions, claiming that Arkansas’ rush to execute is reckless and unconstitutional. In response, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said all the issues being raised previously had been dealt with and claimed it was a stalling tactic.  “Appellees have had multiple opportunities to challenge their convictions, sentences,...

Read More

Trump blames Democrats for GOP health care bill failure, says ObamaCare is ‘imploding’

FOX NEWS President Trump said Friday the White House “learned a lot about loyalty and the vote-getting process” following the dramatic failure of a Republican-backed bill that would have made good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Trump said House Republicans were 10 to 15 votes shy of getting the bill passed and blamed the defeat on Democrats. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill minutes before a vote was to take place as it became apparent there was not enough support for passage. Democrats were united against it, and a conservative bloc of Republicans were...

Read More

Right Now in Politics