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Report: Obama Administration ‘Rebuffed’ Warnings About Corruption Linked to Hunter Biden's Ukraine Work

Report: Obama Administration ‘Rebuffed’ Warnings About Corruption Linked to Hunter Biden's Ukraine Work

The Obama administration dismissed warnings that the Ukrainian company that was employing Hunter Biden was corrupt, the Washington Post confirmed Thursday.
Ex-Pompeo Adviser with No Direct Knowledge on Ukraine Testifies in Impeachment Probe

Ex-Pompeo Adviser with No Direct Knowledge on Ukraine Testifies in Impeachment Probe

Michael McKinley, a former Latin America expert at the U.S. State Department with no direct knowledge about Ukraine, gave an impeachment probe deposition behind closed doors Wednesday.
Mike Pompeo Blasts House Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry: 'Silly Gotcha Game'

Mike Pompeo Blasts House Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry: 'Silly Gotcha Game'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend lambasted the impeachment investigation launched by House Democrats as a "silly gotcha game."
Source: State Department IG Has Been Sitting on ‘Urgent’ Ukraine Matter for 4 Months

Source: State Department IG Has Been Sitting on ‘Urgent’ Ukraine Matter for 4 Months

The inspector general (IG) at the U.S. Department of State has requested to provide an "urgent" briefing related to Ukraine to congressional staffers on Wednesday afternoon on a matter that he was
The Trump administration’s latest visa clampdown on Nigeria is targeting high-powered politicians

The Trump administration’s latest visa clampdown on Nigeria is targeting high-powered politicians

The ban will target politicians who "operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and human rights."
What cars do embassies use?

What cars do embassies use?

Diplomatic missions really love the Toyota Sienna.

Facebook’s New Lawyer Knows All About Collecting Data—She Helped Draft the Patriot Act

Facebook's new general counsel Jennifer Newstead has been most recently serving as Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State.
“I decided not to join the migrant caravan”: A husband’s decision to wait

“I decided not to join the migrant caravan”: A husband’s decision to wait

Marianne O’Riley has been waiting for her husband Alex for seven years. Gamaliel Alex Rivera was deported to Honduras shortly after their engagement. The pair…
All the African countries a US president has never visited

All the African countries a US president has never visited

The US’s first lady, Melania Trump, is visiting Africa this week—Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt—but her husband, president Trump, has never traveled to the continent…

The US military budget shows just how deep Donald Trump is getting into Syria

Donald Trump warned Russia that US missiles to Syria “will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” in a tweet Wednesday morning. The threat is…
Your passports are full of tech

Your passports are full of tech

In close to a decade of work as a full-time journalist, I can't recall a single instance where I referenced my work for one outlet at another. There's a few reasons for this.First, outside of an
“Ridiculous”: Rex Tillerson’s response to the only question that matters

“Ridiculous”: Rex Tillerson’s response to the only question that matters

The question to Rex Tillerson was polite, if a bit direct. And it was certainly logical. Donald Trump and his secretary of state seem to…