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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pledging to rein in government leaks that he says undermine American security. Sessions is taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. Justice Department officials say they are reviewing guidelines put in place to make it difficult for the government to subpoena journalists about their sources, and would not rule out the possibility that a reporter could be prosecuted.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli says he feels "exonerated" despite being convicted on three charges at his securities fraud trial. Shkreli was on his YouTube channel chatting with fans and sparring with a reporter after Friday's verdict. He said he thinks there's a "50-50 chance" he won't face any punishment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new trial has been ordered for the former Blackwater security contractor who prosecutors say opened fire in the slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007. A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of Nicholas Slatten. The appeals court said a lower court erred by not allowing Slatten to be tried separately from his three co-defendants in 2014. The court ordered new sentences for those three, citing an error by prosecutors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by a Justice Department task force formed to find a strategy opposing the legal marijuana industry is coming up short of expectations. The report by the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety largely follows the current Justice Department policy on marijuana. It encourages officials to keep studying whether to change or rescind the Obama administration's more hands-off approach to enforcement. The Associated Press obtained portions of the yet-to-be-released report.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A public filing released Friday by the White House shows that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has disclosed a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign. Flynn also discloses income from the Trump transition team. Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House for documents related to Flynn.
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