David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the investigation into improper taxpayer-funded travel by FEMA administrator Brock Long has been referred to prosecutors for potential criminal charges.

Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Friday that “any attempt by the President to pardon Mr. Manafort or otherwise interfere in this investigation would be a gross abuse of power and require immediate action by Congress.”

Manafort pleaded guilty on Friday in a plea deal that includes cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

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Vice President Mike Pence has joined in on the chorus of anti-media rhetoric coming out of the White House.

“For a lot of the liberals in the national media, they met their match in President Donald Trump,” Pence told CBN News in an interview published Thursday. “He understands that, look, the American people elected this man because he had a right vision for this country but also because he’s a fighter.”