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Trump reportedly asked lawyers about his power to pardon aides ...
Currently, the discussions of pardoning authority by Trump's legal team is purely theoretical, according to two people familiar with the ongoing conversations.

Slate — July 22, 2017


Marc Kasowitz is reportedly no longer planning to file a complaint ...
Bloomberg cited an anonymous source who explained that Kasowitz had decided to hold his fire as a “professional courtesy” to Robert Mueller, the special  ...

Slate — July 1, 2017


The Trump administration wants to let coal producers shortchange ...
An employee in the Bureau of Land Management (a division of Interior) who works in minerals management and asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal ...

Slate — June 18, 2017


Sexual assault allegations make the entire premise of The Bachelor ...
Sources close to sources close to Olympios say she remembers ...

Slate — June 15, 2017


Sessions reportedly offered to resign amidst growing discord with ...
... according to the two people close to the White House who requested anonymity to speak candidly. Trump made clear to Sessions that although he did not like ...

Slate — June 8, 2017


Trump returns home, goes on Twitter rant against “fake news.”
Nevermind that he didn't always feel this way considering White House staffers have often only talked on the condition of anonymity. Plus he relied a lot on ...

Slate — June 3, 2017


White House Reportedly Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation ...
... that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

Slate — May 22, 2017


Russia probe reaches someone close to Trump in White House.
... a significant person of interest,” it says, “showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

Slate — May 19, 2017


TV Ratings are way down, but does it even matter anymore?
According to two people familiar with the situation, NBC was able to cut a financial deal with its co-production partner on Taken guaranteeing the network's  ...

Slate — May 17, 2017


Under investigation, Trump fired FBI chief James Comey
Rosenstein evidently didn't want to be credited with canning Comey and threatened to resign, according to an anonymous source cited in the Washington Post.

Slate — May 17, 2017


The Hollywood Reporter's Johnny Depp profile fails to mention ...
The reporters mention his “personal peccadilloes,” his “demons,” and “ allegations of conflict between him and Heard.” They quote an anonymous source who ...

Slate — May 17, 2017


Trump gave Russians Israeli intelligence, report says.
The officials, who were not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Israel previously had urged the United States to  ...

Slate — May 17, 2017


Everyone in the White House is leaking. Here's how to match the ...
When Trump removed Bannon from the National Security Council in early April, Rosie Gray at the Atlantic reported that “a senior White House official cast the ...

Slate — May 8, 2017


Will Rod Rosenstein serve as a check on Jeff Sessions?
“Lowell Jensen is no ideologue,” said a senior department official who asked not to be named. “He understands the repercussions of our acts in the press and ...

Slate — May 8, 2017


“Concrete” evidence of Trump-Russia collusion exists, the Guardian ...
“They now have specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion,” the source said. “This is between people in the Trump campaign and agents of ...

Slate — April 14, 2017


Do these old tweets from Trump fortell our future?
It sounds like the menu will be unmissable: according to a White House official who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak on the ...

Slate — April 9, 2017


The bogus Susan Rice “unmasking” story shows how desperate the ...
Another former NSC official, who asked not to be named, told me, “There is a well -established, well-used process for requesting that such information be ...

Slate — April 5, 2017


Devin Nunes, White House dissemble on Trump, Russia, Obama ...
On March 20, a "senior White House official" told the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza to "watch Nunes" at a House hearing because Nunes was going to raise the issue ...

Slate — April 1, 2017


Donald Trump: The ultimate closer? Not really, no.
"He gets the complexity of this," a senior administration official said. "It's a sell for him," the official said, adding that Trump sees himself as the ultimate deal ...

Slate — March 25, 2017


A top Trump aide has been strongly linked to a Nazi group.
Leibovitz mischaracterizes the Forward article—he describes the writers as relying on a single Nazi as their proof—and quotes an anonymous “source close to ...

Slate — March 21, 2017


U.S. apologizes for wingnut U.K. Fox News claim, report says.
"The apology came direct from them," a source said. General McMaster contacted Sir Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister's National Security adviser, ...

Slate — March 20, 2017


Preet Bharara was investigating Tom Price stock trades, report says.
... last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president's health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. That health ...

Slate — March 19, 2017


Timeline of what Trump knew about Michael Flynn's Turkey ...
15: The Washington Post reports that a “person close to the transition” says Flynn didn't tell the Trump campaign about his financial ties to Turkey when he ...

Slate — March 16, 2017


Devin Nunes doesn't want you to take Trump's tweets literally. Here's ...
(This report was based on an anonymous source and has yet to be confirmed independently, but other outlets have corroborated some, if not all of the details.)  ...

Slate — March 16, 2017


Camelot schools takes its discipline too far, say current and former ...
The student, who did not want to be identified because he might re-enroll at the school, said its executive director would tell him what to say, what not to say, and  ...

Slate — March 9, 2017


Trump's FBI flap reveals a dangerously self-centered president.
In the first, a senior White House official—later identified as chief of staff Reince Priebus—asked the deputy director of the FBI to tell reporters that news stories ...

Slate — February 25, 2017


Trump Pick Harward turns down national security adviser offer.
... retired admiral tapped for the role told the US president that he could not accept the White House position, according to two people familiar with the situation.”.

Slate — February 19, 2017


Andy Puzder withdraws nomination for Labor Secretary.
Politico reported in January, quoting an anonymous source, that he “is not into the pounding he is taking, and the paperwork.” And this afternoon, CBS's Major ...

Slate — February 18, 2017


Trump's chaos has real consequences for everyone.
The best evidence for this theory is in a report by Bloomberg: “A Homeland Security Department official who insisted on anonymity to describe internal ...

Slate — February 18, 2017


Hate in America: A list of racism, bigotry, and abuse since the election.
That's what it means,” said one of the homeowners, who asked not to be identified, citing concerns about her safety and that of her family. “What would make a ...

Slate — February 3, 2017


Multiple people killed after gunmen open fire in Quebec mosque.
A bullet passed right over my head," said the witness who declined to be identified by name. "Why is this happening here? This is barbaric,” Yangui told ...

Slate — January 30, 2017


At JFK Airport, a loud protest and the quiet desperation of Muslim ...
Sahar, an Iranian living in the U.S. who declined to give her last name, was waiting with her husband for her parents, who were visiting from Tehran. She had not ...

Slate — January 30, 2017


Trump to sign temporary immigration ban targeting Muslims ...
Another order will block visas from being issued to Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

Slate — January 28, 2017


Gettysburg's Hall of Presidents shut down and auctioned its ...
He declined to give his name. “I don't have good intentions,” he said. He also declined to specify any further reasoning behind the purchase. logan lbj.

Slate — January 28, 2017


Hang Up and Listen on the college football playoffs, bad NFL ...
... that Trump is considering revamping the country's intelligence framework, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly…

Slate — January 6, 2017


Is Trump right about the Presidential Daily Brief being repetitive?
A second former intelligence officer who spoke on background went further in pushing back against Trump's claim that little in the brief changes from one day to  ...

Slate — December 15, 2016


Cops unable to explain why man who shot Joe McKnight was ...
A witness, who declined to give her name, said she saw a man at the intersection yelling at McKnight, who was trying to apologize. The man shot McKnight more ...

Slate — December 4, 2016


Tim Ryan wants to make the Democrats great again.
“A lot of people like Tim Ryan,” a senior Democratic aide said, but “this is not an accomplished legislator.” The aide added that Ryan “is not focused on being a ...

Slate — November 30, 2016


Trump University settlement would be ultimate con.
... against his defunct real estate seminar program, Trump University, according to a person familiar with the negotiations,” the Washington Post reported.

Slate — November 22, 2016


Jeff Sessions is Trump's pick for attorney general.
The people asked not to be named because the decision has not yet been made public. Advertisement. Sessions, one of the most conservative members of the ...

Slate — November 22, 2016


The problem with Facebook runs much deeper than fake news.
And Gizmodo reported, citing an anonymous source, that Facebook considered a tougher move against fake news this summer but held off out of fear of ...

Slate — November 16, 2016


Buckle up: Conservatives are revolting against Trump.
Another Republican who signed the letter, a former senior official who asked not to be identified, said Tuesday that he too had been encouraging fellow skeptics ...

Slate — November 16, 2016


Trump reportedly appeared not to understand scope of presidency ...
He plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do, people familiar with the matter said. President-elect Trump named Republican ...

Slate — November 16, 2016


Russia's reportedly been cultivating relationship with Trump for five ...
... he had written for that firm to a contact at the FBI, according to the former intelligence officer and his American associates, who asked not to be identified.

Slate — November 1, 2016


Was a server registered to the Trump Organization communicating ...
(I communicated extensively with Tea Leaves and two of his closest collaborators , who also spoke with me on the condition of anonymity, since they work for ...

Slate — November 1, 2016


Ask the Bills: Can I cut my Trumpkin relatives from my will?
Citing an anonymous source, the Financial Times reported on Monday that Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka, had approached an ...

Slate — October 23, 2016


Donald Trump is a human trigger.
One 40-year-old woman who asked that her name not be used—I'll call her Laura —describes an incident that happened while she was working for the chamber ...

Slate — October 22, 2016


What Donald Trump would have to do to make Trump TV.
Donald Trump's inner circle may already be eyeing his next act, according to a handful of recent reports. Citing an anonymous source, the Financial Tim ...

Slate — October 21, 2016


Kansas terrorists wanted anti-Muslim attack in Garden City to end in ...
"These individuals had the desire, the means, the capability to carry out this act of domestic terrorism," an FBI official said. If convicted, the three men could face ...

Slate — October 18, 2016


People reports Access Hollywood planned to edit Billy Bush out of ...
According to an anonymous source familiar with the leak interviewed by People, Access Hollywood was in the process of editing Bush out of the tape and ...

Slate — October 11, 2016


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