WJI daily reads for Nov. 23, 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Suspect in Waukesha car homicides has long criminal history.
The New York Times: Court urged to let Jan. 6 panel see Trump records.
The Washington Post: Families of Stoneman Douglas High School massacre victims settle with feds for FBI's inaction.
The attorneys said the settlement’s details are confidential, but a person familiar with the deal said the government will pay the families $127.5 million overall. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the amount.
CNBC: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen finishes his home confinement sentence.
Cohen, who controversially was tossed back into prison briefly last year by federal authorities after winning an early furlough, also told CNBC he will keep pushing “to advance prison reform in any way I can.”
“My release today in no way negates the actions I took at the direction of and for the benefit of Donald J. Trump,” Cohen said in a statement after submitting paperwork at Manhattan federal court to end his home confinement.
The New York Times: In her second day of testimony, Theranos' former boss Elizabeth Holmes says failure is not a crime.
Ms. Holmes’s decision to testify is a risky one that shocked the courtroom out of its Friday afternoon lull last week. She has opened herself up to cross-examination by prosecutors and also risks perjury.
But experts have argued that she had no choice but to defend herself, given the evidence presented by prosecutors. That has included text messages that showed Ms. Holmes was aware of Theranos’s technology problems and testimony about faked demonstrations of its abilities. Prosecutors also revealed that after an employee, Erika Cheung, spoke to regulators about problems in the Theranos lab, the start-up hired a private detective to follow her.
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