Did Pebble Mine execs lie to Congress about their plans for Alaska project? Cantwell calls for Justice Department investigation

Christel Deskins

By Seattle Times staff reporter Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Tuesday called for the Justice Department to investigate whether Pebble Mine executives have lied to Congress and in documents submitted to the federal government about their plans for tapping into a massive gold, copper and molybdenum deposit in the […]

Trump paid his daughter Ivanka $747,622 for ‘consulting,’ then deducted it from his taxes, according to a New York Times investigation

Christel Deskins

A New York Times investigation into President Donald Trump’s tax filings found that from 2010 to 2018, Trump wrote off about $26 million in unexplained consulting fees. Among them was $747,622 written off by the Trump Organization, the same amount his daughter Ivanka Trump reported receiving in consulting fees, according […]

Grand jury issues subpoenas in Bolton book investigation related to handling of classified information

Christel Deskins

The book recounts Bolton’s 17 months as President Trump’s top national security official and paints a withering portrait of Trump as an “erratic” and “stunningly uninformed” leader. The Trump administration unsuccessfully sought to block the book’s release in June, saying it contained classified information that wasn’t properly reviewed before publication. […]

Zuraida denies knowledge of RM170mil direct negotiation contracts under her ministry, vows investigation

Christel Deskins

PETALING JAYA: Two contracts worth RM170mil involving the Housing and Local Government Ministry were apparently awarded via direct negotiations without the minister’s knowledge. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic), who retained her post after the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government six months ago, said she was unaware […]