Mueller Defends Russia Probe, Says Stone Remains a Felon

Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so” despite the president’s decision to commute his prison sentence.

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Judge Postpones Federal Execution of White Supremacist

A federal judge in Indiana temporarily delayed Monday’s scheduled execution of a white supremacist convicted 20 years ago of killing an Arkansas gun dealer and his family. The delay came in response to a request from the murder victims’ family members who fear traveling to witness the execution due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Attorneys of Accused Russian Hacker Say He Was Framed

In a bid to deflate the government’s case against alleged Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin, defense attorney Adam Gasner raised the possibility that Nikulin could have himself been the victim of an intrusion, and that cybercriminals, possibly working under the auspices of the Russian government, stole his identity in order to commit the very crimes of which he is charged.

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