Investigo

Corruption: Another shake-up at IG’s office

State Department watchdog resigns

The internal State Department watchdog, whom President Trump installed after the previous inspector general was abruptly fired, has resigned, the department said in a statement, marking another significant shake-up for an office sworn to investigate malfeasance and wrongdoing.

Cyrus R. Vance: 'insurance and bank fraud'

Manhattan DA reveals he is investigating Trump Organization

A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump´s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of 'extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.'

Corruption

Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has privately engaged in several spending practices in his nearly four years in office that appear to be in conflict with the House’s ethics rules, a POLITICO investigation has found.

Corruption

Trump's campaign channeled nearly $400,000 to his private business

President Donald Trump's campaign sent nearly $400,000 to his private business in just two days, The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold reported.

Third federal execution this week

'Iowa's Walter White' executed for the 1993 murders of five people

'Iowa's Walter White' has been put to death over the 1993 murders of five people, marking the third federal execution this week after his white supremacist death row friend Daniel Lewis Lee was the first to be executed in 17 years.

Jeffrey Epstein

Bail denied: Ghislaine Maxwell is married, prosecutors say

The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who faces federal charges in Manhattan for allegedly enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minor girls, is married, prosecutors said during a court proceeding.

Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail release

Ghislaine Maxwell should be released on bail while awaiting trial for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring because of “the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on detained defendants”, the British socialite’s lawyers argued in Manhattan federal court papers filed on Friday.

Conspiracy

QAnon is infiltrating mainstream American life and politics

Since its origin three years ago, QAnon has festered in the darker corners of the internet. Now the group's followers, who call themselves "believers," have found a niche on social media and within the Republican Party.

Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell lived a 'life of privilege' on the run

Even in hiding, Ghislaine Maxwell lived the high life.

Jeffrey Epstein

Updated: Ghislaine Maxwell arrested - chilling details in court

Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday on criminal charges linked to his alleged sex-trafficking operation, according to a law enforcement official.

Corruption

Michael Flynn back in dirty business

After benefiting from Trump’s Justice Department, former National Security Adviser’s a featured guest for Trump hotel customer.

Donald Trump

What did the president know and when did he know it?

Donald Trump is facing renewed questions over his relationship with Vladimir Putin after reports that he was briefed in writing in February that Russia paid bounties for the deaths of US soldiers in Afghanistan.

Wirecard

Philippines investigates missing $2 billion

Philippine authorities will probe local businesses thought to have connections to disgraced German payments firm Wirecard, which collapsed after admitting to a 1.9 billion euro ($2 billion) hole in its balance sheet, the Financial Times reported.

How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man

Trump family tries to block publication of book by president's niece

Donald Trump’s family has gone to court to try to block publication of a tell-all book by the US president’s niece, Mary Trump, the New York Times reported.

Election 2020

Trump 'played' by K-pop fans and TikTok users

K-pop fans and users of TikTok claimed tickets to Donald Trump’s Saturday night rally in Tulsa then did not use them, as part of a coordinated effort which helped to leave hundreds of seats empty in a 19,000-capacity venue.

Corruption

“Barr lied and something really stinks”

US attorney general William Barr announced the resignation on Friday of an influential attorney who oversaw key prosecutions of allies of Donald Trump and an investigation into Rudy Giuliani – but it appeared the attorney in question had other ideas.

COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of 'anti-science bias'

The White House coronavirus task force has been out of public view as President Donald Trump has shown an urgency to move past the pandemic, downplay recent surges in Covid cases in some states, and get Americans back to work. But the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been warning Americans about the risk of further spread of the virus.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

112 million for migrants: This is what really happened

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) used money meant for food, medicine for dirt bikes, ATVs, says GAO. "Instead of helping migrants," said a top House Democrat, CBP "broke the law by spending this taxpayer money on things that were not authorized."

Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann suspect investigated over two other missing children

German prosecutors are investigating whether the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was involved in a similar case of a five-year-old girl who went missing in Germany in 2015.

Exclusive

Trump’s Task Force Warns Governors of COVID Spike Tied to Protests

Top officials on President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force told governors on Monday they were worried about a spike in infections due to the mass protests against racial injustice taking place across the country.

Corruption

Donald Trump Jr.’s Mongolia Hunting Trip Cost Taxpayers $77,000

Donald Trump Jr.’s trip last summer to Mongolia to kill an endangered sheep cost American taxpayers nearly $77,000 in Secret Service costs alone, watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington reported.

White House

Trump floats conspiracy theory about 75-year-old protester shoved by Buffalo cops

President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested without evidence that the 75-year-old man whose head was cracked open by Buffalo law enforcement last week was an “ANTIFA provocateur,” alleging the protester was seeking to “set up” the police officers who assaulted him.

Shortnews

Police Brutality

Police officer: I Don't Care

An Oklahoma City Police officer told a man being held under arrest he didn't care if he couldn't breathe despite the man warned of his symptoms before dying, newly released body camera footage shows. The footage released this week by the Oklahoma City Police Department shows the May 20, 2019, arrest of Derrick Scott, a 42-year-old man who can be heard repeatedly requesting his medicine and warning: "I can't breathe." Responding to Scott, who was black, one of the officers, identified as Jarred Tipton, who is white, can be heard saying: "I don't care." Another officer later warns Scott: "I'm gonna tase you." At one point, an officer then appears to say: "He's acting like he's unconscious."