Justin Elliot, ProPublica

Justin Elliot is a staff writer for ProPublica.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: 'Watch Your Back , Bitch'
Marc Kasowitz, President Trump's personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night. The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica ’s story this week on...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired
Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to four people familiar with the...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Trump is Hiring Lobbyists and Top Ethics Official Says "There's No Transparency"
President Trump has stocked his administration with a small army of former lobbyists and corporate consultants who are now in the vanguard of the effort to roll back government regulations at the agencies they once sought to influence, according to an analysis of government records by the New York...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government
A Trump campaign aide who argues that Democrats committed “ethnic cleansing” in a plot to “liquidate” the white working class. A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow- cum -survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry...
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Sunday, February 26, 2017
White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and the heir to a family real estate empire, has emerged as perhaps Donald Trump's closest adviser. A near-constant presence by Trump's side, his portfolio includes business , tax , political , and foreign policy matters. Last month his lawyers outlined a...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
A New State Department Order to Revoke Visas Could Have Far-Reaching Effects
The Trump travel ban could have far wider effects than previously understood for foreigners who waited years as State Department officials reviewed their immigrant visa applications. The new policy, disclosed yesterday, means that immigrants hoping to join their families in the United States from...
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Saturday, June 13, 2015
Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.
Haitian journalists grilled an American Red Cross official Wednesday about the group’s Haiti program, but the official declined to provide any new details of how it spent nearly $500 million donated after the 2010 earthquake. The Red Cross called a press conference, held at the Le Plaza Hotel in...
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money Is a ‘Trade Secret’
Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy? The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a "trade secret." The...
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