Forensic News Roundup: Russia hacks U.S. government, Trump silent.

December 15, 2020 9:26 am By

Russia Russian government hackers breached numerous U.S. agencies, including the Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security Departments, in a campaign that began as early as Spring 2020. CISA and the FBI are investigating, but officials say it is “too soon to tell how damaging the attacks were and how much material was lost.” […]

Mark Warner’s Connections to Spyware Firm NSO Group Revealed

December 14, 2020 2:38 pm By

U.S. Sen Mark Warner, the Ranking Member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, has deep connections to a founder of the spyware company NSO Group according to corporate and government documents, open-source information, and sources who spoke to Forensic News, raising questions of a potential conflict of interest. As the […]

Forensic News Roundup: Pentagon Chaos

December 8, 2020 8:02 am By

Barr under fire Attorney General William Barr revealed last week that he had secretly appointed U.S. attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October. Durham is investigating the origins of the FBI investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign and its ties to Russia. Barr explicitly tied the move to the potential […]

Forensic News Roundup: Pardon-palooza

December 2, 2020 7:21 am By

Pardon-palooza President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, excusing him from charges of lying to the FBI in 2017. While Flynn’s flip-flop plea change and AG Barr’s intervention got the most news coverage, we should focus on the origin of the case itself: the lie. Flynn lied about […]

Forensic News Roundup: Trump prepares for post-presidency

November 25, 2020 7:25 am By

Transition After weeks of delay, General Services Administration (GSA) chief Emily Murphy authorized the start of the presidential transition. However, in a letter to Biden, Murphy does not address him as “president-elect” and does not explicitly express “ascertainment” that Biden and Harris won the election. Instead, Murphy skips over that standard part […]

Forensic News Roundup: Barr’s influence shuts down DOJ cases

November 17, 2020 7:52 am By

Post-election On Saturday, Trump announced on Twitter that he has put his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in charge of his campaign’s long-shot post-election legal challenges. Other people on the team include Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis. Giuliani worked with a Russian agent to smear Biden. diGenova and Toensing tried […]

Forensic News Roundup: Trump campaign struggles in court

November 12, 2020 6:44 am By

What’s next Each state will “certify” its results — between now and December 8. The Electoral College meets to “vote” on December 14. Congress meets in joint session to “count” the Electoral College’s votes on January 6. Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, is refusing to sign a […]

Forensic News Roundup: Profiting off the presidency

November 3, 2020 9:48 am By

Trump money and properties Deutsche Bank is reportedly seeking to cut ties with President Donald Trump after the election. According to Reuters, bank executives are tired of “the negative publicity stemming from the ties” to the Trump family. Deutsche Bank could seek to sell or demand repayment of about $340 million in […]

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