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.
Public Citizen, a left-leaning watchdog group, on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Trump’s involvement in a multi-level marketing company that he allegedly took money from until four months before declaring his run for the presidency.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is demanding that the Justice Department inspector general open an investigation into potential “unlawful or improper communications” between Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and White House officials.
The past few weeks have seen fervent speculation that GOP operative Roger Stone will be the next to be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. These reports are fueled in part by a near-daily tempo of grand jury appearances and interview requests involving figures with whom Stone was in contact with during the 2016 campaign.
Coffee boy and foreign policy enthusiast George Papadopoulos doesn’t want to go to jail just yet. He’s asking a federal judge to delay his 14-day prison sentence until a separate appeal challenging special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority is resolved.
John Hannah, a top national security aide to then-Vice President Dick Cheney and a member of President-elect Trump’s State Department transition team, is being probed in the special counsel investigation, the Daily Beast reports.
In the latest attempt by Maria Butina to kick up legal dust at prosecutors, the accused Russian agent on Thursday filed a rambling motion to throw out the charges against her, calling them “unconstitutional” and arguing that the statute used to prosecute her is over-broad.