Matthew Whitaker, Mueller’s New Boss, Said There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia

A year-and-a-half before he took responsibility for overseeing the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Matthew Whitaker, now the acting attorney general, had already reached a conclusion. “The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,” he said in an interview on the Wilkow Majority show. “There was […]

Trump Confirms U.S. Withdrawal From Landmark Nuclear Treaty With Russia – The Daily Beast

President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the United States will withdraw from a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” Trump told reporters as he boarded Air Force One in Nevada. He was referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a historic 1986 […]

Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul – The Washington Post

At this week’s summit in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed what President Trump described as an “incredible offer” — the Kremlin would give special counsel Robert S. Mueller III access to interviews with Russians indicted after allegedly hacking Democrats in 2016. In return, Russia would be allowed to question certain U.S. officials it suspects of interfering in Russian […]

Trump-Putin Summit: The two leaders are meeting after Trump faults U.S. ‘stupidity’ for poor relations with Russia – The Washington Post

HELSINKI — President Trump cast doubt on the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying after his summit here Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the autocrat gave him an “extremely strong and powerful” denial. After Putin said his government played no role in trying to sabotage […]

Trump Reportedly Sped Up the Attack on Syria Because of His Own Tweets

Photo: Getty During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton famously warned voters against voting for Donald Trump because “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” Now, we’ve learned that the person doing the actual baiting is, in fact, none other than President Trump himself. […]

Eric Garland Has Blown Our Cover

Image: Screengrab via Twitter Товарищи, Terrible news. Project Gizmodnik, our brilliant plan to secretly infiltrate the U.S. tech media for the glorification of Matushka Rossiya’s Great Leader Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and/or the destruction of global capitalism*, has been compromised by American “super spy” Eric Garland. Fellow deep cover Russian operatives, you may remember […]

The Daily 202: Gianforte’s victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics – The Washington Post

With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the […]

After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why – The Washington Post

President Trump informed FBI Director James Comey he had been dismissed on May 9, stemming from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late […]

Women in Protest Photography, Allegories For Our Discontent

Over the weekend Maxim Shipenkov took a photograph of a woman being arrested at the protests in Moscow. The photograph is striking in composition, its tension and poses almost classical, almost a grotesque recasting of a pietà. A series of visual juxtapositions inhabit the tight space of the photographic frame: her flying hair versus the […]