Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

Esteemed longtime Baltimore congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) died at the age of 68, according to multiple reports.

Cummings passed away at John Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. ET due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office reportedly said in a statement.

Cummings has served in Congress since 1996 and was currently chairman of the House Oversight Committee, one of the House committees leading an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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As Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani comes under increased legal scrutiny by federal prosecutors, as well Congress, for his shadow campaign in Ukraine, President Trump embraced his lawyer on Wednesday. The President praised Giuliani as the “best mayor in the history of New York” and a “great prosecutor.”

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