US war crimes expert to oversee Trump probes

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, Nov 18, 2022. (REBECCA BLACKWELL / AP) WASHINGTON – US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday named Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to serve as special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations related to Donald Trump including the former president's handling of […]

French justice minister faces trial over conflict of interest

French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti arrives at the Elysee Palace for the first cabinet meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron's reelection, May 23, 2022 in Paris. (MICHEL SPINGLER / AP) PARIS – France's justice minister will stand trial before a special judicial body for suspected conflict of interest in two cases, a court spokeswoman said […]

US intelligence to conduct risk assessment of Mar-a-Lago haul

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Aug 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (MORRY GASH / AP) WASHINGTON – The US intelligence community will assess the potential risk to national security of disclosure of materials recovered during the Aug 8 search of former president Donald Trump's Florida residence, according to a letter […]