By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: September 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm | UPDATED: September 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony by the acting director of national intelligence and a whistleblower complaint (all times local): 7 p.m. House Democrats are condemning President Donald Trump’s attack on an intelligence community whistleblower, calling it “witness intimidation” in their ongoing impeachment probe. The chairmen of the foreign affairs, intelligence and oversight committees say, “The President’s comments today constitute reprehensible witness intimidation and an attempt to obstruct Congress’ impeachment inquiry.”Trump said at a Thursday breakfast that he wanted to identify the whistleblower and his or her sources, alleging they are “close to a spy” and alluding to the death penalty. Reps. Eliot Engel, Adam Schiff and Elijah Cummings suggest Trump’s efforts to interfere with the potential witness … [Read more...] about The Latest: Democrats accuse Trump of witness intimidation
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Produced by Lindsey Schwartz, Lauren Clark, Alec Sirken, Chuck Stevenson, Chris Ritzen and Doug Longhini [This story previously aired on October 22, 2016. It was updated on August 24, 2019.] EVANS, Colo. -- "It is incredibly unbelievable to see your kid lying in a bed with a bullet hole through them," said Jenna Fox. The pain is always there for Jenna Fox and adoptive father Joel Raguindin over the death of their daughter, 28-year-old Ashley Fallis, in the early hours of New Year's Day 2012. "After she died, even the day after she died, I -- in my mind, I couldn't comprehend that I would not speak to her every day," Fox said of the daughter she described as "vivacious -- full of life, funny." Ashley, they say, would never leave her three kids -- Madelynn, Jolie, and Blake, all under 10 years old. It's unimaginable. "She just loved her family, and she loved life," Fox told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty. "She would never do anything like this. Fox says that she and her … [Read more...] about The search for answers in Colorado mom’s shooting death
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will resume executing death row prisoners for the first time in nearly two decades. At the direction of Attorney General William Barr, the federal Bureau of Prisons has scheduled the executions of five inmates being held on death row at USP Terre Haute, a high-security penitentiary in Indiana.Here's a look at the inmates who are scheduled to be executed beginning in December. Danny LeeDanny Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, was convicted in the 1996 deaths of an Arkansas family as part of a plot to set up a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.Lee and an accomplice, Chevie Kehoe, were convicted of killing gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy Mueller, and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarah Powell, and stealing guns and cash.Lee's attorney, Morris Moon, said his client's case "exemplifies many of the serious flaws in the federal death penalty system" and that "executing him would be a grave injustice." Moon says there was more … [Read more...] about Who are the five men scheduled to be executed under federal law?
He was 22 and could not keep a job or stay out of trouble. His parents had hired him the same high-priced lawyer who had prevailed over the district court prosecutors in Jared’s prior cases. So far that lawyer was five for five, sparing Remy jail time, a guilty finding, or anything more than temporary probation. But prosecutor Joshua E. Friedman did not see Jerry Remy’s son as a young man with a record clean of convictions, charged now with a minor offense. He saw him as steroidal and entitled, violent and unrepentant. Tiffany Guyette, his alleged victim, saw him that way, too. She said Remy had been abusing her since she got pregnant by him at 15, four years earlier. Since then, Guyette said, he had tried to push her from a moving car while she was pregnant, waited for her in the dark with a baseball bat, and repeatedly paged her with the number 187, street slang for murder. For all that, however, she had not spoken against him in court before, believing his promises … [Read more...] about For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night
Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 11:11 pm CST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. less Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and Opioid overdoses at the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin … [Read more...] about Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”