Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

Russian Imperial Movement: US slaps terrorist designation on man tied to Russian White supremacist group

Washington CNN — The US government on Wednesday designated an individual linked to the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) – an ultranationalist white supremacist organization – as a terrorist and sanctioned two others for their involvement in the group. The organization and three of its leaders were classified as terrorists in 2020 by the US State … Read more

January 6 committee chairman says witnesses have described conversations between extremists and Trump’s orbit

Washington CNN — The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said Thursday the panel will introduce witnesses describing conversations between extremist groups and members of the orbit of the former President Donald Trump. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if there are “any witnesses who … Read more

January 6 panel eyes Trump’s culpability as hearings begin

CNN — With public hearings kicking off this week, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is focusing on former President Donald Trump and preparing to use its platform to claim he was responsible. serious abuses of power that almost upended American democracy. The committee’s central mission has been to uncover the full extent of … Read more

Buffalo supermarket gunman indicted on terror, hate charge

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — The white man accused of killing 10 black people in a racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on a domestic terrorism and hate crime charge that would result in a mandatory life sentence. Payton Gendron is due in court Thursday on the new … Read more

Biden gives emotional speech after Buffalo shooting: ‘White supremacy is a poison’

CNN — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did not hesitate to call the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, an act of domestic terrorism, condemning the racist ideology of the suspected shooter. “White supremacy is a poison. It’s a poison … running through our body politic,” Biden said, adding that silence is “complicity.” “And … Read more

US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist

BERLIN (AP) — The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizationsincluding several that once posed significant threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Although the groups are inactive, the decision is politically sensitive … Read more