Obstruction of justice

FILE - In this April 25, 2019 file photo, district court judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph departs federal court in Boston after facing obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials as he left her Newton, Mass., courthouse after a hearing in 2018. On Wednesday, June 26, Joseph's attorney Michael Keating told Massachusetts’ highest court it was wrong to suspend the judge without pay when she has only been charged and is presumed innocent. Keating is asking the justices to reinstate Joseph’s pay and let her work on administrative tasks for the court system while the criminal case plays out. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 26, 2019 - 1:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A judge charged with helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him at a courthouse should keep her salary while she fights to clear her in name, one of her lawyers told Massachusetts' highest court Wednesday. Stripping Judge Shelley Joseph of her pay as soon as she...
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In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
June 19, 2019 - 5:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The...
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and President Donald Trump listen as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a meeting with governors on "workforce freedom and mobility" in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 14, 2019 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent walkback from his earlier comments that he might not contact law enforcement in such a situation. Trump, in...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing on Marine One for the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 31, 2019 - 6:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily assailed special counsel Robert Mueller's motives on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump's repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of obstructing justice. The president also offered mixed messages on Russia's...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says "nothing is off the table," including potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi spoke in California after special...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Shane Gaskill, 19, of Wichita, Kan., leaves the federal court in Wichita, Kan. Gaskill, an online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors for an alternative to prosecution. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren approved on Friday, May 24, 2019 the joint motion for deferred prosecution that had been filed earlier in the day by prosecutors and the attorney for 20-year-old Shane Gaskill of Wichita. (Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
May 24, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren approved on...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel on a hearing about executive privilege and congressional oversight, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 15, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House sharply escalated its resistance to congressional attempts to investigate President Donald Trump , notifying the House Judiciary panel Wednesday that it would refuse to comply with sweeping requests for documents and witness testimony while declaring that the...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church, in Washington. For two years, the nation watched and waited as Mueller investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign for potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. The release of Mueller’s report last month provided a long-awaited moment of closure for many _ and an utterly unsatisfying finale for plenty of others. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 12, 2019 - 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — See Bob investigate. Read Bob's report. Wait, Bob, what? For nearly two years, the nation watched and waited as special counsel Robert Mueller investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign for potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. The release of a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point football team in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 06, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of former federal prosecutors have signed onto a letter saying President Donald Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice if he were anyone other than the president. The letter was signed by former Justice Department prosecutors who served under both...
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Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, on the Mueller report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 03, 2019 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he'd rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he'd known for decades would never involve...
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