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Huntsman nominated as ambassador to Russia

By Muckety

July 19, 2017 at 9:59am

Donald Trump has nominated former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Another lobbyist tapped by Trump administration

By Muckety

July 17, 2017 at 2:44pm

John Bartrum, a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, has been nominated to be assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, Politico reports.

The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!

By Laurie Bennett

July 17, 2017 at 7:42am

Lawyers are descending on Donald Trump, his administration and his family, attracted to the White House and its troubles like stray cats to catnip.

The money behind Cambridge Analytica campaigns

By Laurie Bennett

July 16, 2017 at 8:47am

Congress and the Justice Department are taking a close look at the Trump campaign’s digital operations, headed by Jared Kushner, McClatchy reported last week.

Trump brings in private contractors for Afghanistan plan

By Laurie Bennett

July 11, 2017 at 7:02pm

The Trump White House has brought in two businessmen to recommend strategies in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.

Firm headed by Trump labor nominee fined for labor theft

By Muckety

July 7, 2017 at 7:33am

Carl’s Jr., the restaurant chain once headed by President Trump’s original nominee to head the Labor Department, has been fined $1.45 million for shortchanging its workers. The violations occurred between July and December of last year.

Trump deflects on intel community findings about Russia

By Laurie Bennett

July 7, 2017 at 6:08am

On his European trip for the Group of 20 summit, President Donald Trump questioned the intelligence community’s unanimity on the likelihood of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Robert Mueller assembles a crack team

By Laurie Bennett

July 2, 2017 at 2:07pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has added yet another top lawyer to the battery of assistants investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Manafort collected millions for Ukraine work

By Muckety

June 28, 2017 at 4:28am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has filed documents with the federal government, reporting that his consulting firm received more than $17 million over two years from a Ukrainian political party.

Kushner hires attorney Abbe Lowell

By Muckety

June 27, 2017 at 6:54am

Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Trump, has hired another lawyer, Politico reports.

Deutsch Bank, the Russians and the Trump family

By Laurie Bennett

June 26, 2017 at 11:02am

A month before the election, Jared Kushner’s real estate company secured a $285 million loan from Deutsch Bank, the Washington Post reports.

Report: Abramoff attempted Trump meeting

By Muckety

June 23, 2017 at 3:08pm

Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist who served four years in prison for bribing public officials, tried unsuccessfully to arrange a conversation between an African leader and Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.

The man at the center of the Russia probe

By Laurie Bennett

June 23, 2017 at 7:59am

The question on Washington’s lips: Has Michael Flynn flipped?

Flynn partner hires law firm experienced in corruption cases

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2017 at 1:37pm

Bijan Kian, former business partner of Michael Flynn, has brought in a law firm with a history of representing people embroiled in government corruption cases.

Trump pal selling stock, fighting Italian charges

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2017 at 10:53am

Like his friend and confidant Donald Trump, real estate investor Tom Barrack is having problems abroad.

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes”

By Laurie Bennett

June 8, 2017 at 9:55am

Former FBI Director James Comey faced off against the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday and said President Donald Trump lied.

Trump turns again to one of his favorite law firms

By Laurie Bennett

June 7, 2017 at 9:22am

In tapping Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI, Donald Trump has again shown a preference for King & Spalding.

The big money behind GOP denial of climate change

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2017 at 2:59pm

Not only has Donald Trump filled his cabinet and his White House staff with people who deny or question the existence of climate change, he has adopted almost verbatim the language of the fossil-fuel industry, the New York Times noted Sunday.

Why Donald Trump loves coal miners

By Laurie Bennett

June 2, 2017 at 7:10am

Not even the leaders of the coal industry believe that coal jobs can come back.

Trump withdraws from Paris agreement

By Laurie Bennett

June 1, 2017 at 3:43pm

President Trump announced Thursday that the United States would pull out of the Paris accord, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce climate change.



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