The Justice Department announced charges against North Korean spy Park Jin Hyok for involvement in various cyberattacks, according to the Washington Post.
Sarah Tate Chambers is a second year law student at the University of South Carolina. She currently works for the Department of Justice's Publications Unit. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Religious Studies.
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Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, are spending the morning in front of the Senate intelligence committee to testify on their companies’ response to election interference, reports the New York Times. This is the first time that either of the tech executives has testified before Congress.
Federal law enforcement officers arrested a California man, Robert D. Chain, on Thursday after he made several threatening calls to the Boston Globe, reports the Post. In his phone calls threatening to shoot members of the paper, Chain allegedly called the Boston Globe the “enemy of the people,” a phrase popularized by President Trump.
President Trump tweeted early on Wednesday that China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to the Washington Post.
David Pecker, the CEO of the publisher of the National Enquirer, reached an immunity deal with prosecutors in the investigation into possible campaign finance violations surrounding the Trump campaign, according to the New York Times. However, it is not clear if the deal provided immunity in exchange for disclosure or if prosecutors simply agreed not to prosecute him based on the facts he disclosed.
On Tuesday, President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax fraud and two counts of campaign finance violations, reports the New York Times. Cohen implicated the president in the latter two charges, alleging that “a candidate for federal office” directed him to pay two women during the 2016 campaign in exchange for silence about reported sexual relationships with Trump.
At least 48 people were killed and 76 injured by a suicide bomber at a private learning center Shiite district of Kabul, according to the Washington Post. Most of those hurt in the attack were high school students. While no group has claimed responsibility, but the attack resemble those previously carried out in Afghanistan by the Islamic State.