The organizer of the 'Stop the Steal' rally that led up to the Capitol riot said he will comply with a congressional subpoena because he doesn't have 'money to spend on legal bills'
"The only reason I'm going is because I don't want to go to jail," Ali Alexander said in a Telegram message Saturday night.news.yahoo.com
The judge hearing Trump's lawsuit to block January 6 subpoenas once called Capitol rioters a 'violent mob' trying to overthrow the government
Trump filed a lawsuit to block the publication of White House documents about the insurrection. Judge Tanya Chutkan has heavily criticized the riot.news.yahoo.com
Republican senators are privately worried the Capitol riot commission will distract them from their midterm campaigns, making it all but doomed in the Senate
GOP Whip John Thune told CNN there was concern among members that a commission "could be weaponized politically" by the Democrats.news.yahoo.com
Garland vows to investigate D.C. riot, keep politics out of DOJ
Garland vows to investigate D.C. riot, keep politics out of DOJ Merrick Garland attended his Senate confirmation hearing for attorney general, nearly five years after he was nominated to the Supreme Court and Republicans blocked his nomination. Garland said civil rights would be a priority under his leadership and he vowed to keep politics out of the Justice Department's work. Kris Van Cleave has the latest.cbsnews.com
Lebanese government meets after night of raging protests
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister held an emergency Cabinet meeting Friday after a night of raging protests that saw demonstrators shut down roads across the country with burning tires in renewed protests spurred by a plunging national currency. Prime Minister Hassan Diab canceled his scheduled meetings for the day and called for an emergency session to discuss the crisis. The renewed demonstrations amid calls for Diab's resignation are a huge challenge for the prime minister who took over in December after his predecessor, Saad Hariri, resigned amid nationwide protests late last year. Despite efforts to control the currency depreciation in recent weeks, the Lebanese pound tumbled to more than 6,000 to the dollar on Thursday, down from 4,000 on the black market in recent days. Lebanons financial crisis predates the virus pandemic that put the country in a total lockdown for months, further compounding the crisis.
SEC: Former Riot Blockchain CEO agrees to settlement in principle for alleged 'market manipulation'
"The staff has reached agreements in principle to settle this action with Defendants Michael Brauser, John O'Rourke, and John Stetson, and their affiliated entities," the SEC letter said. Among those to settle are John O'Rourke, former CEO of Riot Blockchain, a cryptocurrency company that was the subject of a CNBC investigation . John O'Rourke (right) former CEO of Riot Blockchain after a shareholders meeting in Oklahoma City on May 9, 2018. Riot Blockchain was not one of the companies. George S. Canellos, attorney for John Stetson, when reached by phone, said, "We have reached an agreement in principle to settle with the SEC."cnbc.com
Remembering the riot that sparked an LGBT revolution
In 1960's America, police raids on gay bars were common. On the night of June 28, 1969, the patrons at Stonewall Inn in New York City fought back, ultimately sparking the gay rights movement. As Don Dahler reports, Stonewall is now officially a national monument.cbsnews.com