Reading Time: 25 minutes In this in-depth story, we take a close look at a key Trump-Russia figure who just this week generated headlines: the president’s “bulldog” ex in-house lawyer, Michael Cohen. With his own surprising ties to the former Soviet Union, Cohen may turn out to be a crucial missing link for investigators.
Reading Time: 27 minutes WhoWhatWhy is the place for context and analysis. For those wondering about all the recent mentions of Felix Sater — Trump’s business associate he’d like to forget knowing — here’s the full story. We published it back in March. And it’s as relevant as ever.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Who is he? Why was he there?
Reading Time: 10 minutes Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation now extends into the White House and includes suspicious financial transactions, that could lead to money laundering, currency violations or even tax violations. Could Donald Trump’s tax returns be the next target?
Reading Time: 18 minutes Bizarre back-story on the source used by a fired Wall Street Journal reporter who failed to disclose business deals, including weapons sales, with that source — an arms dealer implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Reading Time: 5 minutes To survive as UK prime minister, Theresa May will depend on an ultra-religious party with a militant history. Is she playing with fire?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Against all odds, ‘unelectable’ UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dramatically cut the lead of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reading Time: 26 minutes A couple months after our blockbuster investigation of Donald Trump’s shady Russia connections, the Dutch TV show Zembla aired a special on the topic. To stay up to date on Trump’s dubious associates, watch the documentary and re-read our exclusive.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Acting FBI Director McCabe was deeply involved in investigating the Russian mob while Felix Sater was both cooperating with the FBI and working with Donald Trump. This unreported aspect of McCabe’s career gives him firsthand knowledge of potential ties between the president, his business, and organized crime — and highlights how much we do not know about this story.
Reading Time: 3 minutes WhoWhatWhy offers its unique perspective on why Trump took the rash step of firing FBI Director James Comey — based on knowledge gained in producing two major exclusive investigations.