US, UK and Australian officials have asked Facebook access to read private messages as the social medium plans to extend its privacy to Messenger and Instagram Direct.
Jeffrey Epstein, who was 66, was found dead Aug. 10 in his cell inside a segregated housing unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan. An autopsy concluded that he hanged himself.
The subpoenas suggest authorities may be pursuing criminal charges against employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where US financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life.
Guards were working extra hours to make up for staffing shortages the morning of Epstein's apparent suicide.
Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida suggested the possibility that a criminal act was involved in Epstein's death when he called on federal corrections officials to explain what happened at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled people who are detained after entering the US to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings. Attorney General William Barr's policy for indefinite detention was due to take effect on July 15.
A US House committee voted to recommend that two cabinet secretaries be held in contempt of Congress. This comes after President Trump initiated executive privilege over documents regarding adding a citizenship question to the 2020 US census.
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution along party lines enforcing subpoenas which could have an impact on officials in the Trump administration.
Democrats who control the House approved the measure authorising House committees to file lawsuits in federal court seeking orders from judges to compel officials to cooperate with congressional inquiries.
Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn failed to comply with subpoenas related to the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller denies his probe of Russian election meddling exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but says Justice Department policy prevented him from charging the US president.
The memorandum comes as the White House spars with congressional Democrats over the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller led a two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
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