On a new episode of Yahoo News’ weekly podcast "Skullduggery," Isikoff discusses first meeting with Steele — and his astonishment that his subsequent story would be used in a FISA application to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The lawyer for Rod Wheeler, who is suing Fox News over its use of allegedly invented quotes in a news story, said he will seek to depose President Trump and Sean Spicer to question them over their roles in the affair.
Goldstone’s account offers new details of the proposed Trump project that appears to have been further along than most previous reports have suggested,
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in New York on Jan. 11, 2017. The man behind the sensational story concerning information the Russian government had supposedly collected about Donald Trump is a former British intelligence operative and was a longtime intelligence source for the U.S. government who had assisted the FBI during an investigation into corruption by FIFA, the world soccer association, according to sources familiar with the matter. The operative — identified today by the Wall Street Journal as Christopher Steele, a former Russian operations officer for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency — had worked as a consultant for the FBI’s Eurasian organized crime section, helping to develop information about ties between suspected Russian gangsters and FIFA, said one of the sources, who is directly familiar with Steele’s work.
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, a Russian dissident now living in exile in the United States, warned today that the world could be what he called “entering a very dark ages” unless President-elect Donald Trump reverses course and stands up to Vladimir Putin. In an interview with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, Kasparov said that Putin and his top aides, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, are eagerly anticipating Trump’s presidency because they believe he will cut a “grand bargain” with Russia that will expand its sphere of influence. “They are all waiting for Trump,” Kasparov said.
A pro-Islamic State media group has released a video that celebrates the Brussels terror attacks and features an image and the voice of Donald Trump. The video, which runs just over nine minutes, opens with images of the bombings and quickly cuts to a photo of Trump next to footage of a fiery scene from the aftermath of the attacks. “Brussels was one of the great cities– one of the most beautiful cites of the world 20 years ago – and safe,“ the voice of Trump can be heard saying in audio lifted from a phone interview he gave this week.
A warning that Belgium remains under threat of “serious and imminent attack” came as U.S. and Western intelligence officials investigate a coordinated attack they believe was likely triggered by the Friday arrest of Salah Abdeslam.
The lawyers suing Donald Trump for fraud over Trump University are now pushing for a trial in the case to start as early as June — a time which, if granted, could complicate the Republican frontrunner’s plans on the eve of this July’s GOP convention. The plaintiff’s lawyer, Rachel Jensen, also cited newly unsealed excerpts from a deposition Trump gave last December.
Kerry has determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he acted to meet a congressional deadline. Secretary John Kerry today formally declared the Islamic State to be perpetrators of “genocide” against ethnic minorities in Middle East, including Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims, capping a months long internal debate within the Obama administration about how to address the atrocities committed by the terror group. “We must recognize what Daesh [the Arabic name for the Islamic State] is doing to its victims,” Kerry said, speaking from the State Department podium.
The statement from the pro-Kasich New Day for America was made in response to an inquiry from Yahoo News about the lurid allegations in a lawsuit filed by Amber Laurel Baptiste, which prompted Goguen’s employer, Sequoia Capital, to oust him last weekend. “Upon learning of these allegations, New Day For America decided we will donate Michael Goguen’s contribution in its entirety to organizations committed to ending human trafficking,” Connie Wehrkamp, a spokeswoman for the super-PAC, said in an email at 5:10 p.m.
Donald Trump is defending himself against a lawsuit stemming from a confrontation between a demonstrator and the billionaire businessman’s chief bodyguard, after a series of ugly clashes at his rallies.
Robert LiButti, top left, and Donald Trump, right. The daughter of a reputed New Jersey mob figure says her late father had a longtime relationship with Donald Trump that included gambling millions of dollars at one of his casinos, flying on his helicopter and partying aboard his private yacht. In 1991, Trump first faced questions about his dealings with Robert LiButti, a plump, balding and nationally famous horse breeder with an explosive temper who would later be banned from New Jersey casinos for his ties to Mafia boss John Gotti.
Donald Trump acknowledged in two recent sworn depositions that he did not “hand-pick” any of the instructors at Trump University — one of whom was a convicted felon, according to new court filings in the case.
Donald Trump said he may ask the judge overseeing the upcoming Trump University trial to recuse himself because he is Hispanic and therefore biased against him.
Donald Trump’s legal troubles from "Trump University" became a major issue, with Marco Rubio citing it as evidence the Republican frontrunner is a “con artist.”
John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill, Feb. 24, 2016. Secretary of State John Kerry signaled today that he plans to decide soon whether to formally accuse the Islamic State of genocide amid what sources describe as an intense debate within the Obama administration about how such a declaration should be worded and what it might mean for U.S. strategy against the terrorist group. “None of us have ever seen anything like it in our lifetimes,” Kerry said during a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday about beheadings and atrocities committed by the Islamic State.
This spring, Donald Trump could be forced to take the witness stand in a federal courtroom in San Diego, where he is being accused of running a financial fraud.
Before the South Carolina primary, the campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz sent out controversial mailers showing rival Sen. Marco Rubio’s face morphing into Obama's.
Donald Trump, embroiled in a long-running legal battle with former students of his defunct Trump University, has been accused in recently filed court papers of threatening to financially ruin the woman who is a lead plaintiff in the suit.
National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers warns that encryption is making it “much more difficult” for the agency to intercept the communications of terrorist groups like the Islamic State, citing November’s Paris attacks as a case where his agency was left in the dark because the perpetrators used new technologies to disguise their communications.
One of Wall Street’s most controversial traders — a hedge fund kingpin whose firm paid a $1.8 billion fine three years ago after pleading guilty to violating insider trading laws — is the main financier behind a pro-Chris Christie super pac attack ad deriding a GOP rival for his ties to Wall Street. The attack ad on Christie rival John Kasich, skewering the Ohio governor for once being a “Wall Street banker,” blanketed the airwaves in New Hampshire this morning.
Facebook, under pressure to crack down on Islamic State militants using its network, has quietly ramped up its efforts to block terrorist messages and videos in what some experts say is a potentially significant move by the Silicon Valley giant in the U.S. government’s battle against the terror group’s propaganda and recruitment efforts. In an rare interview with Yahoo News, Monica Bickert, a former federal prosecutor who serves as Facebook’s top content cop, provided the company’s most detailed accounting yet of its efforts to identify and remove terrorist material from its site. As described by Bickert, Facebook has set up what amounts to its own counterterrorism squad, with at least five offices around the world and scores of specialists fluent in several dozen languages.
Two phony California driver's licenses helped turned a Texas criminal investigation of Planned Parenthood into the indictment of the two antiabortion activists who made the videos.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First lady Michelle Obama (L) congratulate Samar Badawi of Saudi Arabia during the State Department’s 2012 International Women of Courage Award winners ceremony in Washington March 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia released a well-known human rights activists from custody Wednesday morning, hours after a top U.S. State Department official criticized her arrest to Yahoo News and called for charges against her to be dropped. Samar Badawi, who had been given an International Women of Courage Award by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012, had been arrested in Jidda Tuesday on charges relating to her management of her imprisoned husband’s Twitter account.