New hope in treating PTSD with psychedelic drugs
Some service members and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have had little relief from traditional anti-depressants used in conjunction with psychotherapy. Now, a recent FDA-approved trial using a psychedelic drug called MDMA – better known by its street name, ecstasy – has shown promising results. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with a former Marine whose two tours in Iraq presaged twelve years of nightmares, panic attacks and failed relationships – and who now finds hope.news.yahoo.com
Michigan journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in Myanmar court
The Berkley High School graduate has been behind bars there since May. Here at home, his parents, his brother, his congressman - have been working tirelessly for his release. Then, early this morning, came the grim news of the court's decision.news.yahoo.com
Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been indicted on two charges for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Legal contributor and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more on this breaking news.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: Election fallout for Democrats
Democrats are having a heated political debate over who and what is to blame for their poor showing in this week’s elections. Also, the Supreme Court considers its first major gun rights case in more than a decade. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wins reelection
Governor Phil Murphy has won the gubernatorial race in New Jersey, CBS News predicts. He defeated Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli to become the first Democratic governor to win reelection since 1977. CBS News political reporter Adam Brewster joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest.news.yahoo.com
Biden pushes back on Fox News and ‘garbage’ story on payments for migrants separated by Trump administration
Taking questions from the press on Wednesday, President Biden denied reports that migrant families separated by the Trump administration would receive up to $450,000 per person. When asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy if those reports would incentivize migrants to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden responded, “If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah, but it’s not true.”news.yahoo.com
Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him
Former President Donald Trump wants to countersue a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations. Saying that Trump is being harassed to keep him from speaking freely, his lawyer asked a court's permission Monday to pursue a counterclaim against Summer Zervos. Zervos says Trump hurt her reputation by saying she lied in accusing him of unwelcome kissing and groping in 2007 — claims she aired publicly during his 2016 presidential campaign.news.yahoo.com
Trump appeal rejected in NY defamation case, ex-'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit can move forward
Summer Zervos, (R) a former contestant on "The Apprentice" arrives with lawyer Gloria Allred at the New York County Criminal Court on December 5, 2017, in New York. Trump's most recent appeal of the case argued that, under the U.S. Constitution, state courts are not authorized to hear cases against a sitting president. State courts may not "exercise any control (i.e., jurisdiction) over the President while he or she is in office," Trump's lawyers said in a court filing last May. In February, Zervos' lawyers asked the appeals court to dismiss Trump's appeal, saying the now-former president wouldn't fight them on it, the Associated Press reported. "Motion to dismiss appeal granted and appeal dismissed, without costs, upon the ground that the issues presented have become moot," it said.cnbc.com
Court lets woman's defamation suit vs. Trump proceed again
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court in New York. Former President Donald Trump could face sworn questioning about her sexual assault allegations after a ruling from New York's highest court, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in her defamation case. Evidence-gathering has been on hold in Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit since Trump asked the high court last year to declare the that the presidency protected him from being sued in state courts. A request for comment was sent to Trump's lawyers. Zervos' attorneys said in a court filing last month that Trump's lawyers didn't oppose dismissing the appeal.
Riot lawsuit just part of Trump's post-impeachment problems
The former "Apprentice" contestant is trying to get her defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump moving again now that he's no longer president. Federal prosecutors in Washington, meanwhile, have charged some 200 Trump supporters with crimes related to the riot, including more serious conspiracy charges. There has been no indication that Trump would be charged in the riot though prosecutors have said they are looking at all angles. The same U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan also appears to have moved on from its investigation of Trump’s inaugural committee. Recently, her office has won a series of court rulings forcing Trump’s company and a law firm it hired to turn over troves of records.
Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. The president's legal entanglements are likely to intensify when leaves the White House in January 2021 and loses immunity from prosecution. The probe led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is one of several legal entanglements likely to intensify when Trump loses power — and immunity from prosecution — upon leaving the White House. Trump faces two New York state inquiries into whether he misled tax authorities, banks or business partners. Carroll says Trump raped her in the mid-1990s in a New York department store.
Trump tax ruling a new front in defamation suits against him
That has quickly become a question in two closely watched defamation lawsuits filed by women who say President Donald Trump smeared them while denying their sexual assault allegations. Lawyers for the women, E. Jean Carroll and Summer Zervos, are now trying to persuade New York courts that the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling strengthens their arguments for letting the suits go forward. The Supreme Court has now spoken, Carroll lawyer Roberta Kaplan wrote to the judge in her defamation case last week. Past Supreme Court cases established that presidents are subject to federal criminal subpoenas and to federal civil suits regarding private behavior. The court generally views criminal cases as more compelling matters than civil suits, said Albany Law School professor Vincent Bonventre, who maintains a blog on the Supreme Court.
'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit against Trump goes to top New York court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York states highest court will consider whether U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on The Apprentice, in a showdown that could help determine whether Trump can be sued while in the White House. FILE PHOTO: Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, appears in New York State Supreme Court during a hearing on a defamation case against U.S. President Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 5, 2017. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide, likely by the end of June, whether Trump can block subpoenas by Congress and New York state prosecutors for his financial records. In its decision, the Appellate Division majority found Zervos case materially indistinguishable from former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones lawsuit accusing then-President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment. The Supreme Court let that case go forward in 1997, helping pave the way for Clintons impeachment the following year.feeds.reuters.com
'Apprentice' contestant says records 'corroborate' Trump allegations
(CNN) - Newly public cell phone records for President Donald Trump further corroborate allegations of sexual assault against him by former "Apprentice" star Summer Zervos, according to a memo filed by Zervos' attorney. Amid a court battle over Trump's confidentiality rights, Trump and the Trump Organization released phone records for a three-month period in 2007 and 2008 that show several calls between Trump and Zervos. The phone records were redacted except for six line items showing calls made between Trump and Zervos in December 2007 and January and February 2008. The heavily redacted cell phone records were also a part of the dispute, as Trump's attorneys argued they should remain confidential because they contain the President's former cell phone number. However, Trump released the cell phone number on his Twitter in 2015 as part of his presidential campaign.
Lawyer: Trump's phone records back details of woman's claim
The records also show a call to Zervos from Trump's phone the next afternoon and calls from her to his phone in the following months. Her lawyers say the phone calls support that she's telling the truth. At the time, Trump's lawyers were objecting to public disclosure of the phone records, but they have since dropped their opposition. The phone records also show two calls from Zervos to Trump's phone on Dec. 26, 2007. Trump's lawyers have said his statements were opinions and he had a free-speech right to express them.
Columnist sues Trump, says he defamed her
After Carroll went public with her account earlier this year, initially through a book excerpt in New York magazine, Trump denied the incident had occurred, calling it "totally false." Trump said of Carroll that he "never met this person" -- responses the lawsuit filed Monday says were "false" and "defamatory." In her lawsuit, Carroll, an advice columnist for Elle magazine, retells her account of the alleged rape after encountering Trump as she exited Bergdorf's between the fall of 1995 and spring of 1996. According to the lawsuit, Trump implored her to help him find a present for "a girl," and Carroll agreed to advise him, going back inside the store, where Trump suggested they head to the lingerie department. Carroll's lawsuit asks Trump to "retract any and all defamatory statements" and pay damages in an amount to be determined at trial.
Trump's calendar supports "Apprentice" contestant's groping claim, says accuser's lawyer
New York President Trump's private calendar helps support a former "Apprentice" contestant's claim that he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping, her lawyer said in a court filing Thursday. Mr. Trump's calendar doesn't include anything about a meeting with Zervos. Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz said Thursday that Zervos' claims are "entirely meritless and not corroborated by any documents." Allred was Zervos' lawyer when she went public in 2016 but no longer represents her. Wang said they describe documents that corroborate Zervos' allegations "with even more granularity" but that Trump's lawyers are blocking public release of the materials.cbsnews.com
Court filing: Zervos shared Trump allegations with lawyers in 2011
(CNN) - Summer Zervos, the former "Apprentice" contestant who has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in 2007, presented evidence Thursday in a new court filing to back up her claims. Zervos contacted lawyers about the allegations in 2011 and reached out to Fox News about the matter in August 2015, according to a new filing from her lawyers. She also "reached out to multiple lawyers back in 2011, including to Gloria Allred, whose records reflect that contact," Wang writes. The Trump Organization previously declared these documents "confidential" and only after months of legal wrangling and a recent telephone conference with the court did Trump and the Trump Organization "finally and begrudgingly agreed to lift a number of these baseless designations," according to the filing. Wang says the Trump Organization has improperly designated nine pages of records as "confidential" because they contain the President's former cell phone number.