By Isaac Arnsdorf | – (ProPublica) – Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption. His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail. President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work […]
Louisiana has pioneered ways for other states to discourage environmental protests around “critical infrastructure” projects. Much of it can be traced back to efforts by corporate lobbyists.
By Joan Meiners, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate This article was produced by ProPublica in partnership with The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ( ProPublica ) – Louisiana still hasn’t finished investigating 540 oil spills after Hurricane Katrina. The state is likely leaving millions of dollars […]
by Yeganeh Torbati | (ProPublica) | – Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could be unconstitutional and inflame religious tensions. When one colleague lost her job, they said she had been “Penced.” Last November, a top Trump appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development wrote a candid email to colleagues […]
By Abrahm Lustgarten | ( ProPublica) | – PG&E’s rolling blackouts probably don’t eliminate fire risk, and they actually could make responding to fires harder. What they largely do is shift responsibility away from the company. At the beginning of October, my kids’ preschool informed me that it might be closed the next day because […]
It’s not just that there’s a lot to pay attention to.
By Fritz Zimmermann | ProPublica | – On July 23, FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee that federal investigations of domestic terrorism had led to some 100 arrests in the last nine months. While the FBI quickly announced that the number was 90, not 100, the basic message appeared unchanged: The FBI […]
By A.C. Thompson | – (ProPublica) – The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.” Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths […]
By Sebastian Rotella and Tim Golden (ProPublica), with Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, The Oregonian/OregonLive This story was co-published with The Oregonian/OregonLive. The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have known for years that Saudi diplomats were helping Saudi fugitives. But Washington avoided even raising the problem out of concern that it might hurt Saudi […]