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Jerry Falwell: I Lent $1.8 Million To A Venture Involving A Pool Attendant

The evangelical Christian Trump backer, an acquaintance of Michael Cohen’s, helped a hotel pool attendant in a business after befriending him in 2012.

Aram Roston • 3 months ago

A US Navy SEAL Has Been Jailed In Serbia

The reservist was a member of the famed SEAL Team 6 and had recently worked as a soldier for hire in Yemen.

Aram Roston • 6 months ago

A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers To Kill Its Political Enemies. This Could Be The Future Of War.

“There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”

Aram Roston • 6 months ago

Donald Trump Met The Miami Pool Attendant Whom Jerry Falwell Jr. Backed In A Business Venture

Michael Cohen, Trump’s fixer and Falwell’s friend, was also at Liberty University when Trump and the pool attendant met.

Aram Roston • 9 months ago

One Of Trump's Top Aides Is Leaving The White House

The White House announced Joe Hagin's plan to leave government a day after a BuzzFeed News report.

Tarini Parti • 10 months ago

The Federal Agent Behind A Mysterious Leak Investigation Railed Against “Hyphenated-Americans”

Craft beer, a business partner in the FBI, and “Dear Failure.”

Aram Roston • 10 months ago

A Top Trump Aide Worked In Libya With Key Backers Of An Alleged "Sex Cult"

Joe Hagin saw Libyan expatriate Basit Igtet as a golden goose. Igtet was more than that.

Tarini Parti • 10 months ago

Jerry Falwell Jr. And A Young Pool Attendant Launched A Business That Sparked A Bitter Dispute

Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen helped arrange Falwell’s pivotal endorsement of Donald Trump, the first by a major evangelical.

Aram Roston • 10 months ago

Somebody Is Stocking Up On Napalm

A gun dealer that sells firearms to the CIA has been shopping for napalm — but won’t reveal the customer or how it will be used.

Aram Roston • 11 months ago
Aram Roston • 11 months ago

A Veteran DEA Agent Is Under Investigation In Colombia For Serious Corruption Allegations

The investigation into Jose Irizarry comes as the agency has been battered by multiple misconduct and corruption allegations.

Aram Roston • 12 months ago

Trump's CIA Has Set Up Teams To Kill Terrorists

“Small teams are locating and killing bad guys. That’s what we are doing.” The official in charge of the hit teams was a senior aide to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who Trump just nominated to be secretary of state.

Aram Roston • One year ago

Trump Fundraiser Was Part Of Push To Privatize Espionage Operations to Evade The “Deep State”

Thomas Hicks Jr., a wealthy friend of the president’s son, discussed the plan in the “Tinfoil” room at Trump International Hotel, touted as safe from electronic surveillance. The radical intelligence plan, which also had the support of Iran-Contra veteran Oliver North, has not been implemented but was considered by the Trump White House and CIA.

Aram Roston • One year ago

Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria

A new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group.

Aram Roston • One year ago

Private War: Erik Prince Has His Eye On Afghanistan's Rare Metals

BuzzFeed News is publishing the slide presentation by the founder of Blackwater to privatize the Afghan war and mine Afghanistan's valuable minerals. He pitched the proposal to the Trump administration. Prince told BuzzFeed News, "You're a fucking hack."

Aram Roston • One year ago

It Was Kushner Who Told Flynn To Make Calls About Israel UN Vote, Source Says

The president's son-in-law prompted the Dec. 22, 2016, call to Russia's ambassador that is the focus of Flynn's guilty plea Friday.

Aram Roston • One year ago

The Trump Administration Is Mulling A Pitch For A Private “Rendition” And Spy Network

A private company has proposed that the US government pay it millions to undertake intelligence and covert operations.

Aram Roston • One year ago

CIA Officer Joins NSC Staff As Agency Vows To Be More "Vicious"

Michael Barry once worked on a CIA assassination program that had been contracted out to controversial security contractor Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater.

Aram Roston • One year ago

Senate Finds 86 Children Died In Care Of Giant For-Profit Foster Care Firm, Citing BuzzFeed News

Two years after a BuzzFeed News investigation, the Senate introduces the Child Welfare and Accountability Act to track foster care contractors.

Aram Roston • One year ago

Trump’s Son In Crosshairs Of Special Counsel Mueller

Prosecutors investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign are bearing down on the president’s son, attempting to figure out his intent when he attended a meeting in which he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of Russia’s support for Trump’s campaign. The question of intent could be crucial in determining if Donald Trump Jr. violated the law.

Aram Roston • One year ago