The president’s private lawyer explored agreements with Ukrainian officials for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Mark MazzettiA draft proposal “called for Mr. Lutsenko to pay $200,000 to retain Giuliani Partners, Mr. Giuliani’s firm, and a husband-and-wife legal team aligned with Mr. Trump, Joseph E. diGenova and Victoria Toensing.”
Top military officials threatened to resign or be fired if their plans to remove Chief Gallagher from the SEALs were halted by President Trump, administration officials said.
Mark MazzettiThis is a big deal: Top military officials threatened to resign or be fired if their plans to remove Chief Gallagher from the SEALs were halted by President Trump @maggieNYT@helenecooper
Hundreds of pages of internal papers offer new insight into how the program began, how it was justified even as the damage it caused was clear, and how some officials resisted it.
Mark MazzettiStunning revelations by @austinramzy and @ChuBailiang about China’s mass detention of minorities. “It is one of the most significant leaks of papers from inside the ruling Communist Party in decades.”
Leonardo’s painting is a security hazard, an educational obstacle and not even a satisfying bucket-list item. It’s time the Louvre moved it out of the way.
Mark Mazzetti"In a poll of British tourists earlier this year, the Mona Lisa was voted the 'world’s most disappointing attraction,' beating out Checkpoint Charlie, the Spanish Steps, and that urinating boy in Brussels."
As President Trump froze military aid to Ukraine and urged it to investigate his rivals, the country was struggling in a bare-bones fight against Russian-backed separatists.
Mark Mazzetti“The war is fought in trenches, like World War I, owing to a peculiarity of the conflict: Neither side uses aviation. Russian antiaircraft systems have cleared the skies.” @AndrewKramerNYT
In many countries, journalists are being targeted because of the role they play in ensuring a free and informed society.
Mark MazzettiThe publisher of the NYT reveals that, two years ago, the American government seemed content to let Cairo reporter @declanwalsh be arrested in Egypt. So paper turned to Irish diplomats to get him to safety