Steve Bannon was found guilty on two counts for refusing to provide testimony and documents to the committee investigating the Capitol riot. Bannon’s lawyers didn’t call any witnesses, instead urging the judge to throw the case out. The lawyers argued that the government failed to prove that he intentionally refused to comply. Bannon will be sentenced in October, which will likely result in jail time. Bannon’s lawyers say that he will appeal.
- Chicago Tribune
- Chicago Tribune
R. Kelly’s former goddaughter breaks down at his federal trial, telling jury he filmed them having sex while she was a minor
The woman had been testifying for more than four hours Thursday about her clandestine sexual relationship with R&B superstar R. Kelly as an impressionable young teenager when she was asked about one of the central mysteries in the case. Why, after two decades of silence, did she finally decide to come forward and speak out? There was a lengthy, silent pause in the Chicago federal courtroom. ...
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
The man was hospitalized after he was shot by police.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
GOP leaders lost their minds when Mar-a-Lago was searched by federal authorities. The selective outrage shows their rhetoric is political opportunism.
- The Recount
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announces FL has “charged and is in the process of arresting 20 individuals … for voter fraud.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a presser in a courthouse to announce that the state’s new Office of Election Crimes and Security, which began on July 1, has discovered 20 instance of voter fraud. DeSantis says the 20 individuals will be charged and arrested for their crimes. The state of Florida will continue to monitor voter fraud in the upcoming election as well as review the 2020 election results.
The right has used this phrase for others, but doesn't think it should apply to them.
A 'flash mob' of looters ransacked California 7-Eleven in a 'street takeover,' police say. Now cops want to stop the crime tactic from becoming a new trend.
"'Flash mobs' have turned from fun spontaneous events to opportunistic criminal occurrences," the LAPD said.
Riley Williams, a woman who allegedly stole items from the House speaker, will get an eight-hour break from her house arrest.
- Associated Press
A Connecticut man was sentenced Thursday to 65 years in prison for the 2015 killing of his wife, who prosecutors say was wearing a Fitbit exercise activity tracker with data that contradicted his statements to police. Richard Dabate, 46, of Ellington, was convicted by a jury in May of murder and other charges. The fatal shooting of Connie Dabate, 39, at the couple's home two days before Christmas in 2015 while their two young sons were in school drew national attention, with the unusual Fitbit evidence and details of Richard Dabate's affair with a woman who was pregnant at the time of the killing and later gave birth to their child.
This one may not help the former president's case.
- Associated Press Videos
Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects who ransacked a 7-Eleven and threw merchandise at the store's clerk after motorists staged a street takeover outside earlier this week. (Aug. 19)
- The Root
"There's no way Trump wrote that," said "The Daily Show" host.
- New Jersey Herald
Trump should know that the federal government is a monster that can only be tamed or permanently when it collapses of its own weight.
- Miami Herald
Police forces around the U.S. have gone dark due to abrupt resignations.
- Miami Herald
A man in Florida was arrested on drug charges at an RV park after the situation escalated, police say.
- WSB Cox articles
The FBI says the then-19-year-old shot a man in the face at an Atlanta train station.
- The Hill
The Department of Justice (DOJ) improperly shielded portions of a memo to Attorney General William Barr that concerned whether former President Trump obstructed a special counsel probe into his campaign’s dealings with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled on Friday. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel on…