Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, authorized a secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine's former president featuring "black ops", "placed" articles in the Wall Street Journal and US websites and anonymous briefings against Hillary Clinton. The project was designed to boost the reputation of Ukraine's then leader, Viktor Yanukovych. It was part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort carried out by Manafort on behalf of Yanukovych's embattled government, emails and documents reveal. read more
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The truth is out there but nobody will go on the record about it. Rumors are swirling and authorities are tight-lipped following the evacuation of an observatory in southwest New Mexico last week. The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, near Alamogordo, was evacuated last Thursday, along with a nearby post office, and has remained closed since without explanation. read more
The problem with Melania Trump's counterpunches is that President Donald Trump is a 72-year-old man who has spent the better part of five decades anonymously and gregariously leaking malicious and damaging rumors and information about friends, enemies, business associates and his own family members to gossip pages and reporters. So let's take the first lady's distaste under advisement.
This feels like a week of substantial, even shattering, revelations about the Trump White House. But it wasn't, not really. The early excerpts of Bob Woodward's book, the anonymous op-ed from the senior White House official -- how much did any of it truly change our understanding of the Trump administration? It's no secret that much of Trump's staff thinks he's ill-informed, impulsive, even dangerous. Political scientist Dan Drezner has been tweeting quotes from Trump staffers talking about the president as if he is a toddler for years now. There are now 475 tweets in the thread.