Watch Scott Pruitt accidentally admit to violating federal law

During a Senate Appropriate Committee hearing on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt accidentally admitted to violating federal ethics guidelines by having an EPA subordinate help him house-hunt during her “personal time” without compensation. Pruitt copped to the violation under questioning from Sen….

Trump’s sudden support for Chinese company just became awkward, thanks to his own nominee

During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Bill Evanina — President Trump’s nominee to head the newly created National Counterintelligence and Security Center — acknowledged that the Chinese telecom company Trump tweeted on behalf of on Sunday, ZTE, represents a national security threat. Evanina was responding to…

Wár Crímínal Gina Haspel Refuses To Say Tortüre Is Immoral

“SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: Thank you. So let’s just be clear, this hearing is not about the incredible importance of the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the CIA. That’s not what this hearing is about. This hearing is not about the importance…

Haspel says CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes of ‘1 detainee.’ Official records contradict that.

At an open confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, acting CIA Director Gina Haspel testified that the agency destroyed video tapes that show the harsh interrogation of “one detainee” in 2005 — a decision with which she was closely involved. But internal…

Senator Booker just destroyed Pompeo on his Islamophobia and homophobia

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) absolutely destroyed Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing Thursday — taking him to task for his bigotry towards Muslims and members of the LGBTQ community. “I want to talk about many of your past statements concerning Muslim Americans,” Booker began. “I want to…

Pompeo made it pretty clear he would not stand up to Trump on key issues

Facing his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, former CIA Director Mike Pompeo gave no sign that he would be able or willing to push back against President Donald Trump on a number of key issues, like pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal or the…

Mark Zuckerberg panders to Ted Cruz, calls Silicon Valley an ‘extremely left-leaning place’

At a widely anticipated hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the platform’s political bias against conservatives. “There are a great many Americans who I would say are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are…