Josh Kovensky

Josh Kovensky is a reporter for Talking Points Memo in New York City. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Articles by Josh

Colony Capital chairman and head of the President’s inaugural committee Tom Barrack pushed to allow U.S. companies to export nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia at the same time he was advising the White House on selecting personnel who would handle Middle East policy, according to a new report issued by the House Oversight Committee.

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) has been tapped to become the next director of national intelligence (DNI), a job tasked with overseeing the intelligence community and preparing the President’s daily intelligence brief.

But Ratcliffe will bring something new to the job: a long history of alleging political interference at the Justice Department and goading on investigations of those probing President Trump as one of the commander-in-chief’s top attack dogs in Congress.

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In the President’s latest attempt to throw everything against the wall and see what sticks in his war against Congressional oversight of any form, President Trump is seeking an emergency, immediate court order from a D.C. federal judge to prevent Congress from obtaining his tax information, according to a Wednesday court filing.

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee is ramping up its as-of-yet discreet investigation of President Trump’s potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, demanding on Tuesday that the State Department provide records about its spending at Mar-a-Lago and the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland.

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