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Russia

What if the dreaded ‘pee tape’ is real?

A small-town Colorado newspaper may have stumbled on news of Trump’s kompromat.

By Cockburn

Politics

‘Has mom been tested for STDs?’ The Manaforts’ home life and why it matters

Hacked text messages containing several damaging stories about the former campaign manager can now be viewed by anyone with an internet connection

By Cockburn

Politics

Does Stormy Daniels want her privacy to be respected?

The adult film actress is preparing for a custody battle in court

By Cockburn

Newsflash: Americans don’t care about Russia ‘scandal’, polls reveal

88 per cent of Republican voters back Trump.

By Cockburn

Russia

Sheriff David Clarke’s Russian connection

What connects Moscow, gun rights, and the Vice President? Cockburn has the answer…

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Trump says he was at his Scottish golf course the day before Brexit. But was he?

Cockburn witnessed Trump arrive by helicopter at Turnberry…on June 24.

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Trump protests: Ash Sarkar vs Piers Morgan – ‘I’m a communist, you idiot!’

As the protesters gather for President Trump’s impending visit to the UK, a debate is going on over whether it’s all got a bit too much. Given that the US president managed to visit Emmanuel Macron in France with little hoo-ha, are some Brits overreacting over this instance of international diplomacy? That was the topic […]

By Cockburn

Watch: Theresa May dodges Donald Trump’s handshake

When Theresa May first met Donald Trump, she was pictured strolling arm-in-arm with the president through the grounds of the White House. But a lot has happened in the 18 months since that meeting, and now it seems May doesn’t even want to touch the Donald’s hand. When Trump greeted the Prime Minister at the […]

By Cockburn

Politics

The Beeb vs The Donald

The BBC brings up President Trump’s women problems.

By Cockburn

Russia

What does Michael Cohen know?

He kept the President’s secrets about Russia as well as ‘the women.’

By Cockburn

Trump’s new intelligence briefing slimmer and with lots of visuals, documents reveal

‘Visuals, visuals, visuals. It remains true that a picture is worth a thousand words.’

By Cockburn

What really ruined Rare?

In March of this year Axios reported that Rare, the viral news site catering mainly to libertarians, would shut down. The article suggested that Rare had been a victim of the same plague afflicting many media producers when Facebook changed its algorithms, causing traffic to the site to plummet to about a quarter of what […]

By Cockburn

Politics

Milo Yiannopoulos sends coded neo-Nazi message to New Yorker fact-checker

Talia Lavin received $14.88 from the provocateur.

By Cockburn

Politics

What are the odds of Trump going to jail?

Runners and riders for Mueller’s next arrest.

By Cockburn

Womp! Womp! Corey Lewandowski fails to get John Kelly fired

In the Trump White House, a senior official not being fired is newsworthy. So Cockburn is eager to tell you that, after months of rumblings about an imminent departure, it appears White House chief of staff John Kelly is here to stay. A source close to the president told Cockburn that efforts to nudge Kelly […]

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