In this in-depth story, we took a close look at a key Trump-Russia figure who recently 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. He has now been subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Committee probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
WhoWhatWhy once again opens the treasury to bring out the golden nuggets of presidential twittery.
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.
President Donald Trump has been trying to impede the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the US election for months. This week he sent an unmistakable message to his inner circle: I’ll take care of you if you don’t turn on me.
One headline today read, “Republicans in Despair After Trump’s Disastrous Week.”It brought to mind heated conversations I had years ago with Republican aides on The Hill, folks I have known from when I reported on such things back in the 80s and 90s.Those conversations were sparked by the first signs of trouble: the Tea Party Read More
The media went hard after President Donald Trump about his moral stance (or lack thereof) on Charlottesville. But they missed a chance to take him to task for disseminating his own “fake news.”After receiving broad, near-universal criticism for equating deadly violence perpetrated by white nationalists in Charlottesville, VA, with the response of counter-protesters, Trump decided Read More
We’re not “winning” the war in Afghanistan, and President Donald Trump — perhaps enchanted by that country’s mineral reserves — is thinking of firing the commander of US forces there. He may also send in more troops. Will his ambitions cost more lives?
Who is he? Why was he there?
What do Donald Trump and evangelicals have in common? Everything and nothing. Evangelicals are some of his most loyal supporters. But to those with only a passing familiarity with the New Testament, that’s a religious mystery.
It’s not news that politicians lie. When they get caught, there normally is a political price to pay. Donald Trump seems to be bucking that trend, as his supporters don’t seem to know or care that he plays fast and loose with the truth.
Russian-born journalist Arkady Ostrovsky takes a deeper look at Russian history to help us better understand today’s headlines.
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?
If Democrats want to start winning elections again, simply counting on resentment of Donald Trump won’t be enough. They need new leaders and a bold vision that appeals to all Americans.
When it comes to cutting regulations, President Donald Trump’s White House is focused and on message. Critics charge the results could harm the American public.
President Donald Trump’s tax reform outline calls for eliminating breaks for special interests, while dramatically lowering the overall corporate tax rate. But certain tax loopholes for Big Oil have proven especially difficult, even dangerous, to remove.
Comparing himself to murdered 12th Century Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket notwithstanding, fired FBI chief James Comey has been mostly circumspect in responding to Senate Committee inquiries about President Donald Trump and Russia. But he did make one assertion Thursday that jolted some historically-minded viewers to the edge of their seats. It was a comment Read More
A wealthy American entrepreneur challenges the Republican notion that more tax breaks for the rich equals more jobs and prosperity for all.
While scientists say the US president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is disastrous, they also describe a cyclical pattern where, driven by greed, humanity periodically comes to the brink of catastrophe.
As the world is trying to figure out Donald Trump, WhoWhatWhy is looking at other world leaders with similar traits. The second part of this series compares the US president and Hungarian strongman Viktor Orbán, who closed down his country’s borders to keep out refugees.
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.