Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

Chair of the House Freedom Caucus and one of the most vicious critics of the FBI celebrated the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok, the agency official whose anti-Trump text messages have provided the greatest fodder for anti-FBI sentiment within the Republican Party.

“It’s about time,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) in a statement Monday.

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) son Bobby Goodlatte tweeted on Sunday that he made the maximum allowable donation to the campaign of the Democrat seeking to replace his father — Jennifer Lewis — and encouraged his followers to do the same.

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Further distancing itself from former White House aide Omaraosa Manigault Newman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders chalked up the former aide’s recent comments to just another “disgruntled” former aide with a “lack of character.”

Sanders has previously claimed that Manigault Newman’s new book — where she details her tenure in the West Wing — is “riddled with lies and false accusations.”

“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security – and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee.”

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Fresh off the adrenaline of several Republican wins on Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump — or “your favorite President!” — took a moment to brag about his dubious prediction of an impending “giant Red Wave!”

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The firm that employed Paul Manafort’s former accountant, Cindy Laporta, has fired Laporta and launched an internal investigation into her conduct after she provided witness testimony in the case against Manafort last week, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

In her testimony, Laporta told the court she knew that Manafort’s tax returns contained false information, but she filed them anyway, out of fear of legal retaliation from Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates.

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