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The Mueller Report Shed New Light On Dmitry Klokov, A Mysterious Figure In The Trump Tower Moscow Deal

A Russian who offered Michael Cohen a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin was a former government official, not a weightlifter by the same name.

Azeen Ghorayshi • 5 days ago

Here Are 17 Things BuzzFeed News Is Trying To Pry Loose About The Mueller Investigation

BuzzFeed News has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for a broad swath of records about the Mueller investigation — and is already fighting for some of them in court.

Jason Leopold • 6 days ago

Here Are The Never-Before-Seen US Government Damage Reports Made In The WikiLeaks Aftermath

One report concluded that “lives of cooperating Afghans, Iraqis, and other foreign interlocutors have been placed at increased risk” as a result of the leaks.

Jason Leopold • 12 days ago

Trump Bumped His ICE Director From A Border Visit. Instead, He Appeared With An ICE Official Who Led Effort To Split The Agency.

Emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show the ICE agent led an effort last year to break up the agency as it faced intense criticism for carrying out Trump's immigration policy.

Hamed Aleaziz • 15 days ago

In New Documents, Cohen Says Trump "Instructed" Him To Lie

In a memo submitted to Congress, the president's former lawyer asked for time to help congressional investigators review new evidence.

Emma Loop • 19 days ago

Jared Kushner Spoke In Private To The Senate Intelligence Committee As It Probes Russian Interference

It was unclear exactly what the president’s son-in-law told senators. Kushner did not answer questions.

Emma Loop • 26 days 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago

President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. UPDATE: The Mueller report found that Trump did not direct Michael Cohen to lie. Here's our note on our reporting.

Jason Leopold • 3 months ago

Russian Agents Sought Secret US Treasury Records On Clinton Backers During 2016 Campaign

Whistleblowers said the Americans were exchanging messages with unsecure Gmail accounts set up by their Russian counterparts as the US election heated up.

Anthony Cormier • 4 months ago

An Inquest Into A Russian Whistleblower’s Death Has Found No Evidence Of Murder After A Bungled Police Investigation

“There is nothing that points specifically toward poisoning,” the judge said, but “equally, there is nothing specific that points away from poison.”

Jane Bradley • 4 months ago

The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow

During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources.

Anthony Cormier • 4 months ago

Here’s The Classified Letter About Russia That Senate Democrats Sent To Obama After Trump Was Elected

“We have serious concerns about information recently provided to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding Russian Active Measures and election related cyber activity associated with the Russian intelligence services.”

Jason Leopold • 5 months ago

The FBI Says It Can’t Find The “100 Pictures” Trump Said He Has Of James Comey And Robert Mueller Hugging And Kissing

“He’s Comey’s best friend. And I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other.”

Salvador Hernandez • 6 months ago

A Senior NSA Official Engaged In Abusive Behavior Toward Women, An Inspector General Report Finds

“Subsequent to being disciplined, he did not cease his misconduct,” an NSA inspector general report said.

Jason Leopold • 6 months ago

John Kelly Called Elizabeth Warren An "Impolite Arrogant Woman" In An Email

“blah blah blah,” Kelly, then serving as the secretary of homeland security, wrote.

Jason Leopold • 6 months ago

Here’s How A Major Western Bank Enabled A Suspected Russian Money Launderer

Documents show TD Bank loaned $3 million to a company connected to Russian tax fraud and later linked to the special counsel’s investigation.

Azeen Ghorayshi • 6 months ago

This Russian Double Agent Is A Lot Less Dead Than He Seemed

The Kremlin wanted people to believe their defector was dead. The US did, too. But Alexander Poteyev couldn’t help himself.

Alex Campbell • 6 months ago

The Planners Of The Trump Tower Meeting Moved Millions, And Mueller Is Now Investigating

Documents show suspicious transfers began six days before the controversial meeting.

Anthony Cormier • 7 months ago

A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting

Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June 2016 meeting, the other immediately after the presidential election.

Anthony Cormier • 7 months ago