Attorney General Merrick Garland named John L. Smith, a former federal prosecutor with experience at the Hague, as special counsel focused on former President Trump’s handling of classified documents and Jan. 6. NBC News’ Julia Ainsley has more details on Smith's background.
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- Rolling Stone
The GOP is condemning the president for securing the release of the WNBA star while former Marine Paul Whelan remains imprisoned in Russia
The investigation may pertain to her attendance of the 2021 Met Gala. Her office told Insider it was "confident that this matter will be dismissed."
It is a border barrier - but not the customary wall or fence. This is made up entirely of shipping containers stacked on top of each other. The improvised wall - topped with concertina wire - was ordered built by Republican Governor Doug Ducey in August in an attempt to fill gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border used by migrants.
- NBC News
Former President Donald Trump declined Thursday to appeal a court order ending his lawsuit challenging the FBI’s seizure of documents from his Mar-a-Lago
Beer bottles and broken plastic chairs litter the fairways of a derelict golf course on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, where laid-off workers lament the unfulfilled promises of a Donald Trump "dream project".
- Fox News
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre answers reporter with wrong script before correcting herself and speaking about the Hatch Act.
- Yahoo Sports
DEA agent who helped put Viktor Bout behind bars slams Brittney Griner swap: ‘We couldn’t even get two people for the world’s most notorious weapons trafficker’
Foreign policy experts warn the release of Viktor Bout could incentive future kidnappings of Americans.
- USA TODAY
Men and women are now equal in being allowed to go naked from the waist up on Nantucket beaches. It's the first topless beach law in Massachusetts.
- Miami Herald
Doral city commissioners held an emergency meeting Wednesday to comply with former President Donald Trump’s December deadline to accept his gift of surrendering development rights at his resort’s premiere golf course.
- The Intelligencer
I have trouble sleeping some nights. I toss and turn worrying about what Hunter Biden is up to. Thank God for the new Republican U.S. House majority.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Biden and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey celebrate TSMC's investment in U.S. But production isn’t only about economic strength. It’s about national security.
- Business Insider
Russia's central bank just issued a warning about 'new economic shocks,' and it shows the new $60/barrel cap on oil is working
Despite Kremlin's skepticism towards sanctions, its central bank foresees 'new economic shocks' due to an oil price cap and an EU ban on Russian crude.
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- Associated Press
At least two items marked as classified were found in a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Florida, after lawyers for former President Donald Trump arranged for a firm to search for additional classified material, according to a published report Wednesday. The items were provided to the FBI. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported that the items were discovered by an outside team brought in by Trump's representatives to search his other properties after the FBI recovered roughly 100 documents marked classified during an Aug. 8 search of his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago.
- The Daily Beast
AFP via GettyRussia’s most deranged gambit in its war against Ukraine is rapidly turning into a crisis as military leaders lose control over the prison inmates freed in exchange for a stint on the battlefield.About 20 armed inmates fled from the frontline in occupied Donetsk in recent days and the Russian military was forced to launch a manhunt for members of its own team, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said Thursday. Three of the “fugitives” were killed in the ensuing search,
Many people in North Korea are suffering from malnutrition and much of the country lives in extreme poverty. Here's what daily life is like.
The former president's family business is sticking by the man whose evidence saw it convicted of tax crimes. Why?
Greene also claimed Herschel Walker's loss in a runoff election was a “disaster in Georgia."
- National Review
“Over the last year, I’ve gotten to know Herschel and have seen first-hand the movement he built in his home state,” NRSC chairman Rick Scott said in a statement.