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Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

Sen. Chuck Grassley follows up a BuzzFeed News investigation with a strongly worded letter.

Daniel Wagner 2 years ago

She Told The DEA Its Agent Was A Stalker. Then Things Got Really Bad.

How a federal agent got away with terrorizing his Brazilian ex-girlfriend — even as she repeatedly begged the US government to stop him.

Daniel Wagner 2 years ago

A House Committee Doesn't Want You To See Its Correspondence With Government Officials

In a letter sent April 3, the chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services instructed the Treasury Department to decline FOIA requests relating to communications between the two offices.

Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That He Has "Very Little Debt"

At his Wednesday press conference, the president-elect said, "As a real estate developer I have very, very little debt." But his real estate companies owe hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it to foreign banks.

Daniel Wagner 2 years ago

Trump Must Give Up Hotel Before Inauguration, Agency Tells Lawmakers

Major development in dispute over Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: The government agency that leases a taxpayer-owned landmark for Trump's Washington, DC, hotel has told lawmakers that the president-elect will be in breach of the contract unless he relinquishes his ownership interest. Updated: This story was updated to include a statement by a GSA spokesperson.

Daniel Wagner 2 years ago

Feds Probe Prison Banker As NYC Leaders Try To Cap Its High Fees

The government’s consumer finance watchdog has subpoenaed prison banker JPay Inc., which charges steep fees to transfer money from inmates’ families into their prison accounts. New York City’s public advocate wants to cap those fees, which burden poor families seeking to buy toiletries and other basic needs for locked-up relatives.

Daniel Wagner 2 years ago

Supporters Dismiss Report That Melania Trump Worked Illegally As A "Distraction"

After The Associated Press reported that Melania Trump worked illegally in the country when she first moved here, many Trump supporters in North Carolina said the story was a distraction from real issues — like illegal immigration.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Many Trump Supporters Say They Won't Monitor Polls Or Take Action If He Loses

The pitchforks and torches are staying in the shed.

Emma Loop 3 years ago

Trump Supporters Believe His Claims Of A Conspiracy Against Him

Trump, they say, “finally put it all together.”

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Trump Supporters Say There’s Nothing He Could Do Or Say To Change Their Minds

“I just hate Hillary” was the common refrain at a Florida rally, one day after several women came forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

The Island Resort That Trump Promised To Save (But So Didn't)

The fancy golf club was hemorrhaging money, but Trump had a plan. That's when things got really bad.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Here Is Donald Trump's Newly Released Videotaped Deposition

BuzzFeed News filed court motions seeking the release of the videos. In it, Trump implied he planned to call Mexicans "rapists" when he announced his run for president.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Trump Suits Say "Made In The USA" — And Imported. Which Is It?

Amazon lists suits from Trump's clothing line as both "Imported" and "Made in the USA." BuzzFeed News found out how the claims measure up.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Trump Company Kept Two Sets Of Financial Numbers, Testimony Shows

A Trump financial analyst testified that one of the candidate's company's kept an internal set of numbers. "And then there are other projections where, you know, we're pitching to a lender or an equity source, where it's rosier," the analyst said in a deposition obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Judge Orders The Release Of Testimony About Secret Trump Accounting In Government Deal

UPDATED: A judge rejected efforts by Trump's legal team to withhold testimony suggesting one of his companies kept two sets of financial projections — one for internal use, and a “heightened” one for other purposes — after BuzzFeed News filed a court action asking the court to release the statements.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Trump Gave His Kids A Big Stake In Huge Government Deal, Document Shows

A key document obtained by BuzzFeed News shows how the GOP nominee took control of a taxpayer-owned landmark near the White House with only a $2.4 million equity investment. He also gave more than 22% of the project to his children Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric.

Aram Roston 3 years ago

Meet The Workers Who Sewed Donald Trump Clothing For A Few Dollars A Day

Employees at a textile factory that made Trump shirts report dangerous, abusive conditions — harsh even for Honduras.

Karla Zabludovsky 3 years ago

The Donald And The Dictator

Overlooking terrorism that killed Americans, including the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Donald Trump sought investment partnerships with Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Libyan regime. He rented his Westchester estate to the dictator, tried to set up a face-to-face meeting, and took the Libyan ambassador golfing.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Trump's Saudi Business?

The Republican candidate said in February that the Saudis "blew up the World Trade Center." But while running for president, he formed companies apparently related to a possible hotel development in the oil-rich kingdom, his latest financial disclosure filings reveal. They also show he created nearly 40 other companies.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Donald Trump Won Control Of A Prized D.C. Landmark — Here’s How

“The Trump people said all the right things,” said a former member of his team. “He never intended to stick with it. He thought, 'Well, let’s get to the next phase and then we’ll do what we want to do.'” A BuzzFeed News Investigation.

Aram Roston 3 years ago

Buffett: “Not True” That Mobile-Home Firm Charges Minorities More

Warren Buffet addresses allegations that his mobile-home firm, which earned record profits last year, charges minority customers more than whites.

Mike Baker 3 years ago

Warren Buffett’s Mobile-Home Empire Makes Record Profits While Foreclosing On Thousands Of Homes

Warren Buffett discloses the mobile-home company he controls made record profits last year while foreclosing on more than 8,000 customers.

Mike Baker 3 years ago

Washington State Moves To Protect Mobile-Home Buyers

Citing a recent investigation by BuzzFeed News, The Seattle Times, and the Center for Public Integrity, the state's governor and lawmakers look for ways to protect people buying mobile homes.

Mike Baker 3 years ago

Top Dems Ask Feds To Probe Warren Buffett's Mobile-Home Firm

Top Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee say BuzzFeed News/Seattle Times investigation reveals a "disturbing business model" at Buffett's Clayton Homes.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

After BuzzFeed News Investigation, Warren Buffett's Mobile-Home Company Responds

Clayton Homes declined to comment for an article that said it targets racial minorities and charges them extra, but the company has since issued a lengthy statement.

Daniel Wagner 3 years ago
Daniel Wagner 3 years ago

Feds Probe Debt Collector Targeting Student Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating claims that a debt collector targeting private student loans may be involved in questionable lawsuits against borrowers.

Daniel Wagner 4 years ago