Shayna Schuster

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Report: State Agency Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

In response to a journalist’s standard Freedom of Information Act request for records on Antifa and white-supremacist groups, the Washington State …

Sean Hannity’s Ethical Mess

The revelation that the Fox News host sought legal advice from the embattled Trump attorney raised questions about the network’s journalism—and about the president’s tangled relationships.<p>Genuinely stunning moments are hard to come by these days, but one arrived on Monday in a courtroom in New York …

Donald Trump

The Unconstitutional Strike on Syria

The Constitution still requires congressional authorization for an attack on another country. The requirement is not a formality.<p>For a constitutional lawyer, the Trump administration requires a crash course in obscure parts of the document—the Emoluments Clause? The “Inferior Officers” Clause? …

National Security

Why the question of whether Michael Cohen visited Prague is massively important for Donald Trump

The Steele dossier claimed Cohen went to Prague to meet Russians. He’s said for more than a year that he didn’t.<p>Did Trump lawyer Michael Cohen secretly visit Prague to meet with Russians in 2016? The future of Donald Trump’s presidency could hinge on whether the answer to that question is …

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Report: Mueller has Evidence of Cohen Prague Trip

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has evidence that President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen made a secret trip to Prague during the …

EPA sacks staffer who issued report showing there are 'no credible threats' against Scott Pruitt

<i>Politico</i> reports that an EPA staffer who produced a report showing that Scott Pruitt’s security concerns were worse than ridiculous, has been …

The Infuriating Innocence of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg has spent most of his adult life apologizing, but he hasn’t managed to improve much. Ever since he was caught scraping faces from Harvard’s intranet for Facemash, his viral hot-girl-comparison Web site, in 2003, he has been explaining how he never wanted it to turn out this way, …

An Internal Email Contradicts Scott Pruitt's Account of Controversial Raises

The EPA administrator has said he “didn’t know” about unusual salary bumps given to a pair of trusted aides, but a message from one of those staffers claims otherwise.<p><i>This story was updated on April 9 at 4:26 p.m. ET</i><p>An email that suggests Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt …

Pardon offers? Trump Russia interference violates Constitution and his oath

In the Russia probe, Trump already has violated constitutional limits on interference for self-interest. Pardon offers would be another flagrant example.<p>Political interference in a law enforcement matter for personal and corrupt purposes — whether through pardons or personnel moves or directing the …

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The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.<p>The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," had …

Internet

Trump says Syria decision imminent as Russia warns of 'grave repercussions'

US president meets generals as tensions between US and Russia escalate at a UN security council session over Douma gas attack<p>The US and Russia moved closer to direct confrontation over Syria on Monday night as Donald Trump said a decision was imminent on a response to a chemical weapon attack on …

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F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film …

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Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner Was “In His Pocket”

In the months that followed, the arrestees were coerced into signing over billions in personal assets to the Saudi government. In December, the …

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The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

Dan Shefet is an unlikely tech revolutionary. He's not a young math geek who builds driverless cars, nor does he promise to make a tech product for the masses. His crusade is different. The 63-year-old year old Shefet has staged an astonishingly effective campaign in Europe to thwart the torrent of …

Privacy

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi crown prince bragged that Jared Kushner gave him CIA intelligence about other Saudis saying 'here are your enemies' days before 'corruption crackdown' which led to torture and death

• <b>Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Jared Kushner in October</b>• <b><br>Salman has since bragged about using classified intelligence from Kushner as</b> …

Planned Parenthood CEO says Ivanka Trump, Kushner offered 'bribe'

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards writes in her upcoming memoir that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner said during the transition the …

'Most' People on Facebook May Have Had Their Accounts Scraped

Facebook announced yet another way that data leaked from the platform.<p><i>Updated on April 4 at 5:14 p.m. ET</i><p>It seems like an innocuous enough feature. Until Wednesday, anybody on Facebook could enter a phone number or email address and find the Facebook profile associated with it. Useful if you’re …

Cambridge Analytica

A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election

President Trump has said repeatedly that Russian interference didn't matter in the 2016 presidential campaign, and he has suggested — wrongly — that the intelligence and law enforcement communities have said the same. His overriding fear seems to be that Russian interference and the “fake news” it …

Fake News

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

In a footnote, Mueller sends a warning shot to Trump

Paul Manafort’s legal strategy for evading the charges filed against him by special counsel Robert Mueller was fairly straightforward. His attorneys argued, among other things, that many of the charges Manafort faces — which include fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy — are largely outside the scope …

Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate the NRA and Help Elect Trump

In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to …

Russia

New York magazine cover depicts Trump as a pig

New York magazine is taking a harsh swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump greets 3 American detainees freed by North Korea Trump called …

Sinclair tells stations to air media-bashing promos - and the criticism goes viral

Sinclair Broadcast Group's corporate mandates are exacerbating tensions between the company's local stations and its management.<p>Journalists in local US markets are chafing at the company's requirements, including a new promotional campaign that echoes President Donald Trump's anti-media …

Journalism

Donald Trump Spent $27k In Taxpayer Money Tracking Media Stories After Stormy Daniels Sued Him

<b>Donald Trump</b> spent $27,000 of taxpayer money to monitor media reports ... and it was done the day after <b>Stormy Daniels</b> sued the President.<p>According to …

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Why Trump’s base probably doesn’t care about corruption

A political theorist explains why populists rarely pay a price for abusing power.<p>Last July,only six months into the Trump administration’s first term,the head of the Office of Government Ethics resigned in protest.<p>Walter Shaub didn’t cite a specific reason for leaving, but he was clearly …

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The Art of the Dunce: 15 Months Into His Presidency, Trump Can’t Negotiate His Way Out of a Paper Bag

Any sort of policy requires some firsthand mastery of details. Trump, as we know, lacks this. So when he goes into meetings with Democrats and gives away the store, only to backpedal hours later and pretend he didn’t, his weakness as a negotiator is only one part of his vulnerability. The other, …

What Really Went on at Russia’s Seattle Consulate?

The closure of the facility could limit military and tech-industry espionage—and leaves Russia with no diplomatic presence on the West Coast.<p>Among the 27 countries that have retaliated for what is believed to be a Kremlin-ordered chemical-weapon attack on an ex-Russian intelligence officer and his …

National Security

No longer muzzled, Shulkin takes on Trump’s White House

The fired Veterans Affairs secretary claims he was politically knifed: ‘It should not be this hard to serve your country.’<p>Ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is going down swinging.<p>Instead of disappearing into obscurity like others who were summarily fired by President Donald Trump, …

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The US will be borrowing $300 billion this week, largest amount since 2008 financial crisis

What happens when you give super wealthy people tax cuts, while not guaranteeing any other revenue streams for your country, and zero investment in …