New memo shows commerce secretary lied about origins of census citizenship question

A former top adviser to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed the secretary lied about his intentions for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to House testimony made public on Tuesday. The Trump administration has blocked many of its officials from answering questions for House Democratic investigations. James Uthmeier, who served as senior […]

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Leaked Trump vetting docs: Kris Kobach ‘white supremacist,’ Laura Ingraham transphobic

A massive trove of vetting documents from President Donald Trump’s transition was leaked to Axios, revealing significant “red flags” for many prospective appointees. Some of them, however, are still laying in wait for their chance to serve the administration. Among those is former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is vying to be Trump’s […]

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Hope Hicks confirms Trump was serious about accepting election dirt from foreign officials in 2020

When former White House communications director Hope Hicks spoke to the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, she didn’t answer many questions. In fact, USA Today counted 155 questions that she refused to answer. But she did address a few questions about President Donald Trump, including whether he would accept dirt on his election opponents from foreign […]

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