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Max de Haldevang

Oversight

The IRS Oversight Board Is Worried About a 'Serious Threat to Taxpayer Rights'

Private debt collectors under contract to the agency are squeezing poor people and hurricane victims.

Management

The First U.S. Official To Be Arrested For Leaking Is a Trump Supporter

A senior adviser at the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, is accused of leaking information about private citizens’ bank transactions.

Management

Trump Offered Gary Cohn Five Wildly Different Jobs In One Conversation

Trump offered Cohn jobs running defense and intelligence before landing on economics.

Management

The U.S. is Charging an NRA member With Being a Russian Secret Agent

In a March 2016 email, Butina wrote, "All we needed is from Putin's side. The rest is easier."

Defense

Russian Spies Used Bitcoin To Hack The U.S. 2016 Election, Says The Department Of Justice

Russian cyberspies used the cryptocurrency to pay for US servers and host hacked information.

Management

Five Times James Comey Used His Personal Gmail For FBI Business

According to the inspector general's report, Comey used his own Gmail for FBI work just after the Clinton email investigation.

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Defense

A Task Force Will Hunt Down New Americans Suspected Of Lying On Citizenship Applications

USCIS is launching an active effort to strip citizenship from people who lied on their naturalization documents.

Defense

Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe Has a New Indictee: A Former Russian Spy

Kilimnik, who worked for Manafort, is accused of tampering with witnesses related to Manafort's probe. Prosecutors say he used to work for Russian military intelligence.

Management

Rod Rosenstein Just Fired Back At Donald Trump By Using The Dictionary

The embattled deputy attorney general quipped that he had experience with "unfair" criticism, before launching a staunch defense of Department of Justice employees.

Management

Analysis: Scott Pruitt’s Scandals Aren’t So Bad — By Russian Standards

The actions of Donald Trump's EPA chief that raise ethical questions would be seen as normal for officials in certain other countries with little rule of law.

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Defense

Mike Pompeo Is Warming Up To Manmade Climate Change

Trump's nominee for secretary of state was once dubbed "the congressman from Koch."

Management

This Is How Trump Could Fire Mueller

A step-by-step explanation of the three options open to Donald Trump.

Defense

Russia’s Irresistible Question to Twitter: Which U.S. Consulate Should It Shut?

The Kremlin is retaliating, after the White House shut its Seattle consulate over Moscow's alleged poisoning of a British spy.

Oversight

U.S. Lawmakers Want To Pay Up to $5 Million For Foreign Corruption Tips

Have tips on global corruption? Intrigued by the prospect of becoming a millionaire with witness protection?

Management

Trump’s White House Communications Directors, By Length of Service

Obama had five communications chiefs in eight years, Bush had four.