Donald Trump’s belief that the federal government was his personal weapon against his perceived enemies was a hallmark of his presidency, from security clearance revocations and loyalty lists to his efforts to politicize the Justice Department with investigations of his rivals.
Now, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has told the New York Times that the former president repeatedly told Kelly that he wanted the IRS to investigate several of his foes — including former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy Andrew McCabe.
Following news of the audits, we filed a FOIA request for any emails mentioning Comey or McCabe sent or received by Trump political appointees at the IRS. On Thursday, we sued for the release of those communications.
Election Denial After the 2022 Midterms
Speaking of people who’ve never conceded that the 2020 presidential election was fair:
Here are other headlines related to election investigations and voting:
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Stephen Miller Communications
We obtained more emails of former White House adviser Stephen Miller. The emails, exchanged in 2017 and 2018 with top congressional staffers as well as senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, include discussions of immigration legislation and other topics.
Virginia’s New ‘Election Integrity Unit’
In September, the Virginia attorney general’s office created an “Election Integrity Unit,” a move that was criticized for further lending false credence to baseless claims of election fraud despite the lack of any issues with widespread voter fraud or other irregularities in Virginia — or in any other state. We obtained a memo outlining the structure and goals of the unit.