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Giuliani Follows Up on His 'Truth Isn't Truth' Line

He likens it to 'he said/she said'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani uttered a memorable line in defense of President Trump on Sunday when he declared that "truth isn't truth." Not surprisingly, it kicked up quite a reaction online, and on Monday, Giuliani tweeted about what he meant. The explanation in full: "My statement was not... More »

4 Cops Charged in Theft of Suspect's Scarface Statue

Charges against the suspect have been stayed

(Newser) - Four Toronto-area police officers face charges of theft, obstructing police, and perjury after they allegedly stole a "one-of-a-kind" Scarface statue from a suspected drug dealer. Though she said it was "highly likely" Lowell Somerville would've been found guilty of trafficking and heroin possession, a judge stayed charges... More »

Report: Trump to Pardon Scooter Libby

Sources say full pardon to Dick Cheney's ex-chief of staff is imminent

(Newser) - President Trump appears about to set a second potentially controversial pardon in motion, sources tell ABC News and the New York Times . Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to ex-VP Dick Cheney, will be the next to see a presidential reprieve, with a pardon greenlit by Trump after he mulled... More »

FBI's McCabe Authorized Jeff Sessions Perjury Probe

Attorney general was accused of lying to Congress

(Newser) - Long before he was fired by Jeff Sessions for an alleged "lack of candor" under oath, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe authorized a criminal investigation of the attorney general for allegedly lying to Congress about his Russia contacts, sources tell ABC and NBC . The sources say Sessions was... More »

Feds Slap Charlottesville Rally Organizer With Perjury Charge

Jason Kessler lied about January altercation: prosecutors

(Newser) - The organizer of August's deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on a felony perjury charge stemming from a January incident that previously landed him with an assault conviction. In a sworn statement on Jan. 23, Jason Kessler told a magistrate he was assaulted by Charlottesville... More »

Sessions: I'll Step Off Russia Inquiry When 'Appropriate'

AG doesn't seem up for resigning, though, after Russian ambassador chats revealed

(Newser) - More Democrats are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a Washington Post report that he didn't reveal during his confirmation hearing he'd met with Russia's ambassador to the US while Election 2016 was in full swing. The latest to climb aboard the resignation... More »

Woman's Plot to Frame Ex on Facebook Backfires

Stephani Lawson will now spend a year in jail

(Newser) - "I didn't have any doubt I would have been able to convict this kid,” says an Orange County DA of Tyler Parkervest. Except it turns out the Irvine, Calif., man had been framed by his ex-girlfriend. Parkervest was arrested four times between September and December of last... More »

Woman Accused of Lying in 1975 Missing Girls Case

Patricia Welch charged with perjury regarding Lyon sisters' disappearance 39 years ago

(Newser) - Somewhere on a plot of land in Thaxton, Va., police believe there may be clues to the whereabouts of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, two Maryland sisters who disappeared nearly 40 years ago . They also think the members of a family that has owned that property are not being entirely forthcoming... More »

Zimmerman's Wife Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Will avoid jail in a deal with prosecutors

(Newser) - Shellie Zimmerman plead guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge today, in a plea deal that will allow her to avoid prison. Zimmerman had been charged with felony perjury for lying during a bond hearing for husband George. She told judge Kenneth Lester that she and her husband were broke, when... More »

Did Romney Lie in Friend's Divorce Hearing?

Gloria Allred, 'Boston Globe' want to unseal testimony

(Newser) - Gloria Allred and the Boston Globe are in court this morning trying to unseal testimony Mitt Romney gave more than a decade ago, and TMZ thinks it has the scoop on what's in that testimony. The testimony came during a divorce hearing for Staples founder Tom Stemberg, a good... More »

Report: Secret Service Chief Faces Perjury Charge

Office of Inspector General may be eying charges

(Newser) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan may soon be hit with perjury charges over his agency's prostitution scandal . Sources tell Fox News that an investigation from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general indicates that Sullivan may have lied to Congress, and that the inspector general has been talking... More »

Judge Considering Bail for Zimmerman

Defense argues he's not a danger to the community

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's defense team is trying to get him out of jail again. In a hearing today, Zimmerman's lawyers requested he be released on the same $150,000 bond he was released on the first time, arguing that he was not a danger to the community, and had... More »

Clemens Not Guilty, But Hall of Fame Worthy?

Baseball writers sound off

(Newser) - A jury has legally acquitted Roger Clemens; will the Baseball Writers of America do the same? That's the question everyone is asking today. This winter Clemens will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and though his numbers are obviously unimpeachable, voters have so far... More »

Clemens Not Guilty of Perjury

Jury acquits pitcher on all charges of lying to Congress

(Newser) - A jury handed Roger Clemens the biggest win of his life today, finding the former pitcher not guilty on all charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs, the AP reports. The verdict, after 10 hours of deliberation, ended a 10-week trial and five-year investigation into one of history'... More »

George Zimmerman's Wife Arrested on Perjury Charge

Shellie Zimmerman accused of lying during husband's bond hearing

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's wife is in jail now, too, at least until she posts bond. Florida police arrested 25-year-old Shellie Zimmerman today on a count of perjury and booked her into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, reports Bay News 9 . Both she and her husband were accused of lying... More »

Ex-Cameron Aide Detained Over Alleged Perjury

Andy Coulson detained in Scottish case with ties to phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - The former top media adviser to UK Prime Minister David Cameron was detained today on suspicion of perjury in the trial of a flamboyant ex-Scottish lawmaker—the latest case tied to allegations of wrongdoing by British tabloid newspapers. Andy Coulson, 44, was detained by Scottish police at his home in... More »

McNamee: Wife Nagged Me to Save Clemens Evidence

Wife complained he would be fall guy for Clemens

(Newser) - Brian McNamee says that he's got physical evidence that Roger Clemens used steroids thanks to his wife's foresight/complaining. McNamee took the stand again today and testified that while he was injecting Clemens with steroids, his wife was constantly warning him that if something went wrong, "You're... More »

Judge: Penn State Officials Will Stand Trial for Lying

Rules there is enough evidence

(Newser) - Mike McQueary's testimony that he believes he saw Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy and that he fully conveyed what he had seen to two Penn State administrators helped seal the deal: A judge ruled today that prosecutors have enough evidence to send the officials' cases to trial, reports Reuters... More »

Greek Sprinters Cleared in Faking '04 Car Crash

Olympians accused of ducking drug tests

(Newser) - A Greek court yesterday overturned convictions for a pair of Greek sprinting stars accused of faking a car crash to avoid a drug test on the eve of the 2004 Athens Olympics that were supposed to catapult them into national heroes. The judges ruled that there was reasonable doubt as... More »

Roger Clemens Must Face New Perjury Trial

Previous one ended in a mistrial

(Newser) - A federal judge today rejected ex-baseball star Roger Clemens' request to throw out perjury charges against him and said he must face another trial. US District Judge Reggie Walton set the date for April 17. The first trial ended in a mistrial on only the second day when prosecutors showed... More »

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