President Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd continues to make controversial statements on the ongoing investigation into the current administration’s dealings with Russia. Dowd now claims that the President “is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case” and therefore “cannot obstruct justice.” Dowd’s comments have been interpreted to mean that he believes Trump to — quite literally — be above the law (because he is the law).
The statement comes in the wake of a confusing tweet issued by President Trump in which he appears to admit knowledge of Michael Flynn’s lying to the FBI:
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
After run-ins with stalkers and robberies, the Kardashians want to protect themselves. Last night on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner go to a gun range to learn how to shoot. “We want to learn how to be comfortable with a gun,” Khloe says, per E! “We just want to protect ourselves.”
The decision isn’t something that all the sisters are behind. Despite being the victim of an armed robbery in Paris, Kim Kardashian is totally against her family having guns. She says that she wouldn’t feel comfortable having her small children in a home where a legal gun is kept. “I know Kim is so against us getting guns, but for Kendall and I, it is something we feel we need to do in order to sleep better at night,” Khloe says. “I think Kim will respect it more if she sees later how
“I really butchered him,” Jackson had allegedly bragged in his confession.
Now, lawyers of the murderous Army veteran are considering a psychiatric defense. According to the New York Daily News, lawyer Patrick Brackley is currently weighing options after reviewing documentation about his client’s mental health, but maintains it’s too soon to determine a trial strategy.
“We just yesterday or the day before received the defendant’s medical records from the Army,” he said.
“We are doing what we can to get ready,” Frederick Sosinsky, Jackson’s other lawyer, added. “We will serve notice when we receive the proper information.”
The life of a Florida man convicted of killing two people will be decided by a last-ditch appeal today, ahead of his scheduled death by lethal injection tonight.
Michael Lambrix, 57, was found guilty of murdering a man and his girlfriend after a night of partying. Lambrix claimed one of the victims killed the other and his actions were merely self defense, but in two trials, juries voted 8-4 and 10-2 for death.
Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant were killed in southern Florida after going to the trailer Lambrix shared with roommate Frances Smith, prosecutors said. Smith testified against Lambrix during his trial, saying Lambrix asked each woman individually to go outside with him, then returned to the trailer covered in blood.
Despite testimony from a medical examiner who claimed that being choked to death by a man’s large penis was likely an impossibility, Florida man Richard Patterson has been found not guilty over the death of his girlfriend Francisca Marquinez.
Patterson’s lawyers had argued that their client’s large penis had caused Marquinez to choke to death during oral sex. The lawyers were so confident in their line of argument they filed motions to have Patterson show his member to the jury as evidence. A medical examiner had claimed that death-by-large-penis was not a thing he had ever really seen, nor was it really thought of as a possibility.
Florida man Richard Patterson is currently on trial for the 2015 death of his sexual partner Francisca Marquinez. Patterson’s defense team has somewhat absurdly concluded that it was the size of their client’s penis that had caused the death of Marquinez during oral sex. Now, according to The New York Post, medical experts have basically concluded that line of argument is essentially an impossibility.
Patterson’s lawyers have been claiming that Marquinez was “accidentally sexually asphyxiated during oral sex.” Patterson had called his attorneys before alerting police, more than 24 hours after Marquinez had died. Autopsies showed no signs of trauma on the body, but phone calls and text messages from Patterson implicate him in a crime, with one witness saying Patterson said he had “choked” Marquinez.
Broward County medical examiner Iouri Boiko, who performed the Marquinez’s autoposy, was not buying Patterson’s team’s argument.