Writing to editor Radhika Jones in an email seen by ABC News, he said: "In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so. I salute those on your list, and otherwise, who have had the courage to speak out over the last year, often at great personal cost. read more
President Trump surprised Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, on Wednesday with an abrupt announcement that Mr. McGahn will be departing his post this fall, effectively forcing the long-anticipated exit of a top adviser who has cooperated extensively in the investigation into Russian election interference. read more
National Enquirer publisher David Pecker has been a longtime ally of President Donald Trump -- and has also reportedly helped the president cover up past sexual misdeeds via "catch and kill" operations that involve his publication paying Trump mistresses for the exclusive rights to their stories and then never publishing them. According to a new report from Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman, however, Pecker has now been granted legal immunity to spill dirt to investigators about allegedly illegal payments the president made to past mistresses during the 2016 presidential campaign.