Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani made a series of revealing and contradictory statements about President Trump’s work with Michael Cohen on a Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 campaign, and we will be monitoring the continued fallout from that.
After Slate published an email critical of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the way in which he rose to his new role, Whitaker’s wife sent the online publication an email rant defending her husband, tinged with anger and sarcasm.
Following two discussions with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in July 2017, President Donald Trump told a New York Times reporter that he was “impressed” by Putin’s claim that Russia could not have possibly hacked the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.
After Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) penned an op-ed on Friday blasting Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) comments about white nationalism, Scott stopped short of calling King racist in an interview on Fox News and said the congressman should not resign.
Outgoing House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Friday claimed that federal investigators “entrapped” former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, echoing a pre-sentencing memo from Flynn’s lawyers arguing that he was somehow tricked by the FBI officials who questioned him in January 2017.