The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Italy must pay Amanda Knox €18,400 in damages, costs and expenses after Italian police had failed to provide legal assistance and a translator during questioning following the 2007 killing of her British roommate.
As acting attorney general, Whitaker supplants Rosenstein as Mueller’s immediate supervisor (unless, like Sessions, he must also recuse from the matter). As such, he inherits the authority, among other things, to control the scope of Mueller’s investigation.
A 94-year-old former Nazi guard goes on trial today in Germany. Charged with aiding and abetting the murder of several hundred concentration camp prisoners during the Second World War, he faces 15 years in prison. As he was under 21 at the time, the former SS guard will be tried in a juvenile court.