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Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

The Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference probe keeps getting unwanted assists from the White House, raising questions of how the department will be able to defend the legitimacy of any of its eventual findings. From the start, the probe has been driven by Attorney General William Barr’s suspicions —…MORE

Why the Trump-Ukraine scandal isn’t dominating the news in Ukraine

Why the Trump-Ukraine scandal isn’t dominating the news in Ukraine

On Friday an English-language Ukrainian paper called the Kyiv Post made a splash on social media with an arresting front page. With a red headline, “Shady Cast of Characters: Engineers of Trump-Ukraine Scandal,” the entire front page was filled with photos of everyone allegedly connected to the scandal currently engulfing the Trump administration and Ukraine…MORE

Honduran President’s brother found guilty of drug trafficking charges

Honduran President’s brother found guilty of drug trafficking charges

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was found guilty of trafficking cocaine Friday, according to the US Department of Justice. Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, also known as “Tony Hernández,” was arrested in Miami last year on charges of trafficking cocaine, weapons offenses and making a false statement. He was taken to New York…MORE

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Since the White House announced the withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria on October 6, President Donald Trump’s attempts to control the narrative have been rife with misinformation and political spin. He insinuated the Kurds would be fine without continued US support because the US had already given them “massive” amounts of money and…MORE

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal after talking to Pence

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal after talking to Pence

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday strongly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake” in a blistering op-ed. The rare criticism of the Trump administration from McConnell followed a phone conversation the Republican leader had with Vice President Mike Pence. Pence phoned McConnell…MORE

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. None of the victims have been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. There have been 141 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever,…MORE

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