Trump’s homeland security boss is woefully ignorant of basic facts about Russian interference

President Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, still isn’t convinced that Russia interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of her boss. During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, Nielsen — one of the top officials overseeing the country’s election security — indicated she…

Asked about Charlottesville, Trump’s DHS secretary refuses to condemn white supremacists

During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen echoed President Trump’s widely-criticized defense of white supremacists who gathered for the violent “Unite the Right” rally last August in Charlottesville, Virginia. Asked about Charlottesville, Nielsen said, “I think what’s important…

Interior’s Zinke faces 11th federal investigation as new probe launches

More than 10 federal investigations have now been opened into Secretary of the Interior Department Ryan Zinke’s financial and ethical decisions during his tenure with the Trump administration. The agency’s internal watchdog announced an eleventh investigation on Wednesday evening, drawing further attention to Zinke’s behavior…

Sarah Sanders thinks you’re dumb. Her spin of Trump’s bizarre Russia comment proves it.

The first question Press Secretary Sarah Sanders fielded during Wednesday’s White House briefing was about a comment from President Trump just hours earlier. During a press event that took place shortly before the briefing, a reporter asked Trump, “Is Russia still targeting the U.S.? Is…

Trump admin admits it can’t reunite migrant families by court deadline, hours after it said it can

A confident Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Alex Azar told reporters Thursday afternoon that the federal government will reunite migrant families it had separated by court-mandated deadlines — but just several hours later, lawyers with the Department of Justice (DOJ) contradicted Azar, asking the…

Wilbur Ross shorted more stocks than previously reported

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross revealed to CNBC Monday that he shorted two more stocks while in office, in addition to the short sale of three other stocks Forbes previously reported in June. Ross defended the newly disclosed May 2017 sales — which involved stock belonging…

Interior’s Zinke touts White House line about ‘clean coal’, which doesn’t exist

A renewed push for so-called “clean coal” came on Wednesday by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who during a radio interview said that those who care about the environment should support that energy source. While appearing Wednesday morning on the local radio show…

Rick Perry gives pep talk to natural gas industry in wake of damaging climate study

Energy Secretary Rick Perry touted natural gas as an environmentally friendly fuel in a speech Tuesday, kicking off an international gathering of natural gas industry officials in Washington, D.C. Perry’s pep talk at the triennial World Gas Conference, attended by thousands of industry representatives from…

Trump administration plan to mine near popular Minnesota wilderness area sparks multiple lawsuits

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in an effort to stop plans to allow mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. The lawsuit was filed in a federal district court on June 25 in Washington, D.C….