November 10, 2011 |
The National Archives and the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum have unsealed long-secret transcripts and other materials from President Nixon's grand jury testimony. The Archives on Thursday released 26 files from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force's collection of documents, including transcripts and “associated materials” from the June 1975 grand jury testimony. Earlier this year, a U.S. district judge ordered the unusual release of the grand jury testimony over the objection of the Obama administration, which argued against the release to protect people's privacy.
November 10, 2011 |
The transcript of Richard M. Nixon's testimony to members of the Watergate grand jury shows the former president as combative, frequently arguing with prosecutors, sparring over questions and challenging their fairness. As he did in public statements, Nixon insisted that illegal activities of which he was accused had precedents in previous administrations. On the second day of his testimony, for example, prosecutors asked about White House efforts to use the IRS against political opponents, particularly Democratic National Committee Chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien, whose office in the Watergate building had been the target of the burglary which began the scandal.
July 29, 2009 |
Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will testify today before the grand jury in New York that is investigating weapons charges against him, his attorney said Tuesday. Burress, 31, shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub early on the morning of Nov. 29. He was accompanied by teammate Antonio Pierce, who could also be charged in the case. Burress was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison.
January 9, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- West Texas grand jurors on Wednesday are expected to consider the case of a train collision that killed four veterans riding on a parade float last fall. Midland County prosecutor Eric Kalenak will present the case Wednesday to a 12-member grand jury, according to the Associated Press. Kalenak would not tell the AP whether he would recommend an indictment in connection with the Nov. 15 crash, in which a flatbed truck the veterans were riding on in a parade was hit by a Union Pacific train.
August 22, 2013 |
Aaron Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder charge Thursday by a Massachusetts grand jury. Hernandez, a Pro Bowl tight end released by the New England Patriots in June upon his arrest on murder and weapons charges, has pleaded not guilty to those charges. He is being held in jail without bail. If convicted, Hernandez could face life in prison without parole. Authorities are also investigating his possible connection to a double homicide in Boston last summer. One of Hernandez's friends, Ernest Wallace, also was indicted by a Bristol County grand jury on a charge of being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder, according to the Boston Globe, citing the Bristol County Superior Court clerk's office.
March 29, 2012 |
Despite protesters' demands for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Fla., neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, it could be days, weeks or possibly months before state and federal investigations determine what -- if any -- charges should be filed. We asked University of Florida law professor Kenneth B. Nunn to survey the legal process unfolding in the case that has sparked nationwide outrage....