President Donald Trump. Photo by the White House.
24 Feb 2020

Assange’s Defense Details CIA-Backed Espionage Operation, Trump’s Politicization Of Justice Department

In the first day of a week-long extradition hearing, Julian Assange’s attorneys detailed CIA-backed surveillance and allege Trump politicized the case.

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President Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.
29 Jan 2020

Meet The Cops: Inside Donald Trump’s New Commission On Policing

Attorney General William Barr swore in 18 members of a White House commission on policing—all of whom work in law enforcement.

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05 Jan 2020

Spotting The State Department’s Propaganda For Escalating War Against Iran

*A version of this newsletter written by Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola was sent out on January 3. President Donald Trump’s administration assassinated Iranian general Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. They were killed in a drone strike near Baghdad’s international airport overnight on January 3. Viewed as an escalation

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11 Nov 2019

Trump Applauds Bolivia’s Military Coup As US Establishment Media Blame Morales For Turmoil

President Donald Trump celebrated a military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales, who recently won a fourth term, to resign on November 10. “After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’ departure preserves democracy and paves

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New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet. Photo via nrkbeta on Flickr.
26 Sep 2019

New York Times Outs Individual Behind Ukraine Call Whistleblower Complaint, Sparks Outrage

The New York Times sparked outrage when they outed the whistleblower, who filed a complaint alleging President Donald Trump solicited 2020 campaign interference from Ukraine.

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Representative Nancy Pelosi. Image via House of Representatives.
24 Sep 2019

Obstruction Of Whistleblower Complaint Leads To Pelosi Announcing Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry following reports that President Donald Trump obstructed a whistleblower complaint.

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10 Jul 2019

At ‘Kids In Cages’ Congressional Hearing, Mother And Human Rights Advocates Share Stories Of Cruelty At The Border

Yazmin Juarez, who fled Guatemala and was held in detention at a facility in Dilley, Texas, where her baby contracted a severe respiratory illness that led to her death, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The hearing was titled, “Kids In Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border,”

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01 Apr 2019

Interview With Journalist Aaron Maté: On The Collapse Of Russiagate Conspiracy Theory

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola were joined by journalist Aaron Maté to talk about the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Maté, a contributor to The Nation, was one of the few journalists who consistently questioned the Trump-Russia narrative.

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Screenshot of Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at a CNN Town Hall.
26 Feb 2019

Why Bernie Sanders’ Statements On Venezuela Are Crucial To Efforts To Defeat Trump

If Sanders and like-minded Democrats expect to succeed in their “political revolution,” they have to boldly stand up to Trump’s regime change agenda in Venezuela.

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24 Jan 2019

Vast Majority Of Democrats In Congress Remain Silent Or Support Coup In Venezuela

As President Donald Trump’s administration backed the overthrow of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Democratic senators and representatives in Congress were largely silent. Some influential Democrats sided with Trump and expressed support for Juan Guaido, the right-wing opposition figure who declared himself interim president of Venezuela on January 23. But

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