President Trump goes to great lengths to keep discussions with Putin secret
The Post’s Greg Miller reports that U.S. officials say there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin at five locations over the past two years. That’s because Trump has concealed his meetings from even his own administration — going so far as to collect notes from an interpreter and swearing her to secrecy.
- Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration
- A beefed-up White House legal team prepares aggressive defense of Trump’s executive privilege as investigations loom large
Increased forest service logging could make wildfires worse
President Trump issued an executive order to increase logging on public lands before Christmas, a move he says will reduce wildfires. But ecologists say it won’t make a difference.
Environment reporter Darryl Fears tells Post Reports host Martine Powers that the president has repeatedly blamed poor forest management for wildfires and hopes removing trees from public lands will curb the number of wildfires out West.
- Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees — and some of the public’s tools to stop it
- Trump threatened to cut California wildfire aid. He may not have the authority to follow through.
‘Hamilton’ heads to Puerto Rico
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who returned to the stage in the play’s title role, brought the hit musical to Puerto Rico in an effort to raise money for the hard-hit territory.
Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. And an unlikely advocate emerges for personal tech.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected results.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019