An extraordinary effort by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to block nominees from being confirmed to vital jobs in the State Department is creating hurdles for the Biden administration and hindering US diplomacy, according to Democrats and Republicans who spoke to CNN. read more
(CNN)Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, has been suspended from practicing law in New York state. In a ruling released Thursday following disciplinary proceedings, a New York appellate court concluded that "there is uncontroverted evidence" that Giuliani "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump's failed effort at reelection in 2020." It's a stunning turn for the former New York City mayor who was once a former prosecutor for the Southern District of New York.