The Rest of Today’s News 12/8/2022


A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, following a recommendation from President Joe Biden’s administration that bin Salman should be granted legal immunity.

  • At a November 2019 Democratic primary presidential debate, then-candidate Biden said if elected president he would make Saudi Arabia “pay the price” for the killing of Khashoggi and “make them in fact the pariah that they are.”


A New York jury convicted the Trump Organization, former President Donald Trump’s real-estate company, on 17 counts of criminal tax fraud, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

  • “This was a case about greed and cheating. In Manhattan, no corporation is above the law,” district attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement.
  • “For 15 years the Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corporation got away with a scheme that awarded high-level executives with lavish perks and compensation while intentionally concealing the benefits from the taxing authorities to avoid paying taxes.”