Here’s The Horrifying History Of The Electric Chair That Might Soon Kill An Inmate In Tennessee
Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show the original sales pitch for the Tennessee machine in 1985. The chair has only been used once so far.
Vermont Diocese Will Release Some Names Of Accused Pedophile Priests
The announcement comes a day after a BuzzFeed News report about the decision to keep those names secret.
The Secret Results Of Vermont’s Investigation Into Sex Abuse By Priests
The attorney general’s office felt it “would not be prudent” to release the results.
Robert Mueller Is Asking About This Little-Known Chapter Of Michael Cohen’s New York Life
The raid on President Trump’s personal lawyer may have involved a surprising period in Cohen’s life. The special counsel has been asking questions about it and the controversial businesspeople who were his partners at the time.
Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.
The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.
Trump Advisers Secretly Met With Jordan’s King While One Was Pushing A Huge Nuclear Power Deal
Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon met with King Abdullah II while Flynn was reportedly pressing for a controversial, for-profit deal to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East.
Trump’s Personal Lawyer To Meet With Senate Next Week
After a 35-page dossier alleged that Michael Cohen worked with Russian officials during the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and confidante is set to speak with congressional investigators.
A Trump Employee Said He Knew Of Misconduct At The Company. Then He Claimed His Family Was Assaulted
A mother and her young son said they were terrorized by Trump security in 1995, after a family member announced plans to reveal “financial improprieties.”
Texas’s Illegal Execution Drugs From India Have Expired. It Plans To Buy More.
Three states spent more than $75,000 to buy a banned execution drug from India. The FDA blocked the shipments, a court fight ensued, and last month the drugs expired.
Michael Cohen Pitched Investors For A Powerful Ukrainian Oligarch’s Company
The oligarch has been investigated for money laundering and the FBI has tied three of his employees to the Russian mob. When he and his partner wanted to build an ethanol factory, their company sought help from Michael Cohen, now the president’s personal attorney.
Texas Sues Trump Administration To Recover Execution Drugs It Bought From India
Texas and two other states bought a massive amount of execution drugs from India. The FDA says the drug is illegal to import, so Texas is taking them to court.
Here's Why The Feds Banned Two States' Death Penalty Drugs
The FDA banned shipments of execution drugs states have been trying to get for months. BuzzFeed News obtained the letter that shows why.
Trump Administration Blocks Shipment Of Illegal Execution Drugs
Texas and Arizona bought 2,000 vials of a now-banned anesthetic from a supplier in India. Thursday, Justice Department lawyers told a court the FDA "has issued a final decision, refusing admission of the detained drugs into the United States."
How Trump's Lawyer Placed A Big Casino Bet That Left Dozens Empty-Handed
Years before Trump’s candidacy, Michael D. Cohen backed a different kind of venture: a gambling cruise that stiffed employees and vendors, and blew off many of the ensuing lawsuits.
A Suspicious Death In Trump's Orbit? "Total Bullshit," Says Family
Despite extraordinary claims by a pro-Kremlin lawmaker — and a close connection to the president’s personal attorney — Alex Oronov died after a long illness, says his son-in-law.
Two Justices Warn Loophole Could Allow States To Conduct Otherwise Unconstitutional Executions
Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur asked to be executed by a firing squad instead of the state's three-drug protocol. Justice Sotomayor, joined by Justice Breyer, said he had met his "macabre challenge," but the court won't hear his case.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Determined That A Badly Botched Execution Was An "Innocent Misadventure"
Judge Neil Gorsuch has heard — and sided with the government in — several recent and important execution cases.
Texas Almost Bought Execution Drugs From 5 Men In India Who Were Accused Of Selling Illegal Party Pills
For the first time, BuzzFeed News reports on the secret backstory to Texas’ two-year search for illegal, overseas execution drugs.
Virginia Lawyers Want To Know Why Wednesday Night's Lethal Injection Took So Long
"Mr. Gray was observed turning his head from side to side a minute or more after the [Virginia Department of Corrections'] 'pinch test,'" attorneys for Ricky Gray said.