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Five Times James Comey Used His Personal Gmail For FBI Business

June 15, 2018 James Comey famously lambasted Hillary Clinton’s “extremely careless” use of her personal email account for government business as a security risk. A few months later, he used his own personal email for FBI business, a report by Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz says (p.425). The report listed five times...

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

June 12, 2018 The government’s latest move in its crackdown on immigration is to target U.S. citizens. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is setting up a new office and hiring dozens of lawyers to track down people who may have lied on their citizenship applications, the AP reports. People who are found to...

Supreme Court Sides With Ohio in Voter Roll Culling Case

June 11, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Ohio in a case over whether or not the state has the right to cull voters from registers if they go too long without casting a ballot. The court’s narrow ruling is likely to have dramatic knock-on effects across the country. At least twelve...

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

June 8, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted a man with direct ties to both Russian intelligence and the Trump orbit: ex-spy Konstantin Kilimnik. In a superseding indictment (pdf), Mueller’s team accuse Kilimnik and Paul Manafort of obstructing justice and conspiring to obstruct justice, by tampering with two unnamed witnesses. In a...

How Trump’s Pardons Compare To Past Presidents’, Charted

June 7, 2018 Donald Trump has developed an appetite for one of the unchecked powers of the US presidency: the pardon. After 17 months in office, he has: Claimed he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself. Pardoned or commuted sentences when lobbied by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Sylvester Stallone. Reportedly started...

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

May 23, 2018 Despite enduring months of public criticism from president Donald Trump, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein was in a cheery mood when speaking to a group of lawyers in New York today. He did, however, take a couple of thinly veiled swipes at the president. “It’s refreshing to get out of...

Trump’s Not Sure His North Korea Summit Will Happen: 'You Never Know About Deals'

May 22, 2018 Donald Trump cast further doubt on his upcoming summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un today, telling reporters, “it may not work out.” The summit was planned to take place on June 12. “If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later,” he said at a meeting with South Korean president...

Trump Reportedly Asked The Postal Service To Charge Amazon Double

May 21, 2018 Donald Trump has made no bones about his disregard for Amazon and its billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, frequently decrying the company’s use of the US Postal Service for deliveries. That’s despite the tech giant being one of the few upsides in USPS’s perennial loss-making. During months of tweets calling for...

Trump Reportedly Asked the U.S. Postal Service to Charge Amazon Double

May 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump has made no bones about his disregard for Amazon and its billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, frequently decrying the company’s use of the U.S. Postal Service for deliveries. That’s despite the tech giant being one of the few upsides in USPS’s perennial loss-making. During months of tweets calling for...

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

April 18, 2018 Another day, another Scott Pruitt scandal. The government’s internal watchdog ruled Monday that the luxury-loving Environmental Protection Agency administrator broke spending laws when splashing out $43,000 on an office phone booth. Tuesday, the Washington Post reports (paywall) he spent $10,200 of government money upgrading his car to a customized SUV,...