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

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the Daily Caller that embattled Broward County, Florida election supervisor Brenda Snipes should be fired, following an onslaught of unsubstantiated allegations from Republicans that Snipes committed voter fraud in the recount of the Senate race for Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R).

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For a first lady who keeps to herself and avoids publicly acknowledging the palace intrigue associated with her husband’s drama-laced White House, the statement that came out of Melania Trump’s office on Tuesday afternoon — bashing a national security staffer — was befuddling to many.

But the tension between Trump and Mira Ricardel, a deputy national security adviser, has been brewing for more than a month, The New York Times reported.

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