A Group Of Michigan Lawmakers Used Coronavirus Relief Funds For $65,000 In Bonuses

A Group Of Michigan Lawmakers Used Coronavirus Relief Funds For ,000 In Bonuses

A protester holds an American flag on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol on April 30, 2020. Lawmakers in Shiawassee County are vowing to return $65,000 in bonuses they gave themselves using federal coronavirus relief funds.After public criticism and a determination from the county’s top prosecutor that the payments to elected officials were illegal, the commissioners vowed to return their hazard payments.

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A Group Of Michigan Lawmakers Used Coronavirus Relief Funds For ,000 In Bonuses

A Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Rally Speakers Forces DOJ To Consider Who's Legally Immune

A Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Rally Speakers Forces DOJ To Consider Who's Legally Immune

Supporters of former President Donald Trump flock to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. Officials who were speakers at that rally are under scrutiny over the riot at the U.S. Capitol later that day.The Justice Department is considering whether the federal officials who spoke at a Trump rally ahead of the insurrection were acting within the scope of their jobs that day.

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A Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Rally Speakers Forces DOJ To Consider Who's Legally Immune

Pelosi Has Chosen A 2nd Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel

Pelosi Has Chosen A 2nd Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel

Kinzinger will join fellow Republican Liz Cheney at the committees first hearing Tuesday. Both supported impeaching Trump for Jan. 6, and were the only GOP members to support the committee’s creation.

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Pelosi Has Chosen A 2nd Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel

Prosecutors Say They Have Evidence Of More Abuse And Bribery In The R. Kelly Case

Prosecutors Say They Have Evidence Of More Abuse And Bribery In The R. Kelly Case

R. Kelly, appearing at a hearing in his federal trial in Illinois in Sept. 2019. Kelly currently faces 22 federal charges in two separate indictments: one in New York and one in Illinois.Federal prosecutors in New York filed a request on Friday that they be allowed to enter more evidence of uncharged crimes allegedly committed by the R&B singer in his trial next month.

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Prosecutors Say They Have Evidence Of More Abuse And Bribery In The R. Kelly Case