A year later, Puerto Rico admits Hurricane Maria death toll 20 times higher than original count

Puerto Rico’s government has acknowledged that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was likely more than 20 times higher than the statistic long given by officials. The admission comes almost a year after the storm devastated the island in September 2017. A report posted online…

Industry says transparency is ‘front and center’ to winning argument on natural gas

A top natural gas industry official acknowledged Thursday that at this late date in the discussion over how to fight climate change, corporate executives may not be the best people to defend the industry’s efforts to reduce methane emissions. Other constituents — perhaps customers who…

CNN anchor debunks House Republican’s false claim about Trump’s immigration order

During a CNN interview on Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) acknowledged profound confusion about President Trump’s recent immigration policy moves — admitting it was  “news to me” that the executive order Trump signed won’t actually reunite more than 2,300 kids with their families after they were separated from…

BREAKING: Trump admits debt to Cohen for Stormy Daniels payoff

In a federal financial disclosure released Wednesday, President Trump acknowledged his $130,000 debt to his attorney, Michael Cohen, for a hush money payment Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In last year’s form, Trump did not acknowledge the debt, which watchdog groups and…

Why AT&T’s $200,000 payment to Michael Cohen is a bombshell

On Tuesday, AT&T acknowledged that it paid $200,000 to Essential Consultants, a shell company set up by Donald Trump longtime attorney, Michael Cohen. The payments were first revealed in a document released by Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels. In the weeks leading up…

In unhinged tweetstorm, Trump admits McCabe firing was about politics

On Saturday afternoon, President Trump acknowledged that the firing of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe — a move made hours before the 21-year veteran of the bureau was eligible for his pension — was motivated by politics. “The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe…

Trump’s national security adviser says the evidence of Russian election interference is irrefutable

President Trump’s national security adviser acknowledged on Saturday that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is irrefutable — after more than a year of Trump characterizing accusations of Russian election interference as a “hoax.” Speaking to an audience at an international…