Senior US Lawmakers Are Calling For An Urgent Review Of WWF Funding Following A BuzzFeed News Investigation

“These are shocking reports which, if true, should trigger an immediate and thorough review of these programs.”

Katie J.M. Baker • 19 days ago

The House Intelligence Committee Wants To Question The Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer Following Cohen’s Testimony

Allen Weisselberg came up multiple times during Michael Cohen’s testimony to the House Oversight Committee this week, leaving lawmakers with questions for the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer.

Emma Loop • 24 days ago

“In His Way, He Was Telling Me To Lie”: Michael Cohen Testified On Trump Moscow Cover-Up

In a public appearance before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen apologized for lying to Congress, and noted that, at that time, he was trying to protect the president.

Emma Loop • 25 days ago

A Republican Member Of Congress Accused Michael Cohen Of Having An Affair, Raising Questions About Witness Intimidation

“Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat,” Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted as Cohen testified behind closed doors.

Emma Loop • 26 days ago

A Lobbyist At The Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments

A bank flagged transactions, including large cash deposits, made before and after Rinat Akhmetshin attended the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Emma Loop • One month ago

These Secret Files Show How The Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin

Ahead of Michael Cohen’s testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe’s tallest tower in Moscow — and how it played out alongside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Azeen Ghorayshi • One month ago

The President Said No Site Was Picked For Trump Moscow — But Documents Show His Fixers Were Scoping A Prime Location

Trump told the New York Times the Moscow development was “not important” and he was “not even sure they had a site.” But documents reveal early plans to build the luxury skyscraper on an industrial complex near the Moscow River.

Emma Loop • One month ago

A House Democrat Is Targeting Steven Mnuchin’s Business Dealings In The Russian Sanctions Fight

Rep. Jackie Speier is seeking answers about Mnuchin’s reported business dealings with a Ukrainian-born billionaire with ties to Oleg Deripaska.

Emma Loop • One month ago

Congress Wants To Know Whether Matthew Whitaker Talked To The White House About The Special Counsel’s Response to A BuzzFeed News Report

The House Judiciary Committee chair will ask the acting attorney general at an upcoming hearing about the report that President Trump directed his lawyer to lie to Congress.

Emma Loop • 2 months ago

Trump’s Personal Lawyer: The President Might Have Discussed Michael Cohen’s Testimony Before He Lied To Congress

Rudy Giuliani confirmed BuzzFeed News reports that negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow continued during the 2016 election — but denied that the president told Michael Cohen to lie about it.

Emma Loop • 2 months ago

Lawmakers Vow To Investigate Evidence That Trump Told His Lawyer To Lie To Congress

“Such an instruction would amount to obstruction of justice,” one Democrat said.

Emma Loop • 2 months ago

Russia’s “Propaganda War” On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say

Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.

Emma Loop • 3 months ago

The House Intelligence Committee Will Investigate Trump’s Company’s Plan To Give Putin A $50 Million Penthouse

Democratic members said they will look into the plan, reported by BuzzFeed News, when they assume control of the committee in January.

Emma Loop • 3 months ago

John McCain Urges Americans To Come Together In A Farewell Letter

“Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America,” McCain wrote before his death Saturday.

Emma Loop • 6 months ago

Sen. John McCain Has Died At Age 81

The former presidential nominee, senator from Arizona, and war hero served in Congress for more than three decades. He was held captive for more than five years during the Vietnam War and aggressively opposed the use of torture by the US throughout his political career.

Emma Loop • 7 months ago

Senate Intel Wants To Follow The Money In The Russia Probe. But Treasury Isn't Making That Easy.

Last year, staff inside Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network questioned whether the department was deliberately trying to stymie the Senate’s investigation.

Emma Loop • 7 months ago
Emma Loop • 7 months ago

A Senator Actually Referenced The "This Is Fine" Meme In His Closing Statements About Russian Interference

"Some feel that we as a society are sitting in a burning room, calmly drinking a cup of coffee, telling ourselves, 'This is fine.' ... That's not fine."

Tanya Chen • 7 months ago

Facebook Uncovers Political Influence Campaign With Possible Russia Ties

“We have found evidence of connections between these accounts and previously identified [Russia Internet Research Agency] accounts.”

Ryan Mac • 7 months ago

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg And Twitter's Jack Dorsey Plan To Testify To Senators About Russian Interference

The Senate Intelligence Committee is planning on holding two hearings on social media as part of its Russia investigation.

Emma Loop • 8 months ago