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

Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe told the “Today” show on Tuesday morning that he plans to bring a civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice over his firing, which was directed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions just hours before he was set to retire from a 20-plus year career in the agency.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday attempted to clean up a remark from President Trump during his national emergency declaration.

During his announcement, Trump said he “didn’t have to do this,” a line critics predicted would end up in lawsuits against the action. Sanders tried to clarify the comment by arguing Trump “shouldn’t have to do this.”

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