This Man Used His Inherited Fortune To Fund The Racist Right
William Regnery II, a man who inherited millions but struggled in business, tried for 15 years to ignite a racist political movement — and failed. Then an unforeseen phenomenon named Donald Trump gave legitimacy to what Regnery had seeded long before: the alt-right. Now, the press-shy white separatist breaks his silence.
White House Yanked A Job Offer For Its Top Africa Post
For the second time, the Trump administration has dismissed its pick for senior director for Africa, BuzzFeed News has learned, a critical post as Africa faces the threat of terrorism and famine.
The Death Of A US Contractor Has Exposed America’s Failures In Syria
American survivors tell the inside story of the fatal explosion that killed a US military contractor and father of two. The blunders that led up to his death expose deep problems in farming out much of America’s Syria strategy to private companies. Now, the feds are investigating.
Why Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With Surveillance?
Because he does it himself. He once wrote that he knew of a conservative senator who had “spent more than a few nights with his twenty-something girlfriend at a hotel I own.”
Betsy DeVos's Brother, The Founder Of Blackwater, Is Setting Up A Private Army For China, Sources Say
The controversial Blackwater founder says he is setting up two bases in China, but his company says “this does not involve armed personnel.”
Trump's DC Hotel Lost $1.1 Million In First Two Months, Democratic Lawmakers Say
Legislators write in a new letter that Trump is now in violation of his lease with the federal government.
Petraeus Helped Block Autopsy Of Afghan Man Who Died In US Custody
A coroner found the detainee’s treatment in custody contributed to his death. Yet Gen. David Petraeus and other top officials blocked an autopsy that would have determined whether he had been abused by US troops.
Trump's Post-Election Tax Subsidy
After he won the presidency, Trump got new approval for a massive tax subsidy for his luxury DC hotel.
Federal Agency Doing Business With Trump Is Trying To Avoid A Massive Conflict Of Interest
Trump's deal with the federal government gave him control of a taxpayer-owned landmark for his Washington, DC hotel — but it also creates a conflict of interest that experts say may be impossible to resolve. For the first time, the General Services Administration acknowledged the potential conflict and said it plans to discuss it with the Trump team.
Air Force Investigating Outage Of Classified Computer System At Key Drone Base
The outage, discovered by BuzzFeed News, preceded a series of high profile disasters overseas in September. US officials will not say if there is a connection. “The investigation into the issue is ongoing.”
Inside Donald Trump’s Surveillance Operations
Sources: Trump’s little-known home near Washington, DC, has security cameras inside and outside, monitored from New York, according to insiders. Politicians have stayed there for “safe haven.” Ubiquitous surveillance equipment is also threaded throughout his Trump National Golf Club.
Official Involved In Huge Trump Deal With Feds Has Outside Business Interest
Donald Trump’s newest luxury hotel is in a taxpayer owned landmark building near the White House. The government official who signed off on his winning bid is also the director of an Iowa financial firm — but that official and his agency refused to say if he had specifically disclosed his role in that company, as required by ethics rules.
Follow-Up: Cisco Systems Says Feds Have Dropped Probe Into Alleged Bribery In Russia
BuzzFeed News previously reported on an alleged kickback scheme in the technology giant’s Russian operations. Federal law enforcement officials had been investigating those allegations for about three years; it is not known why the feds ended their probe.
Trump Gave His Kids A Big Stake In Huge Government Deal, Document Shows
A key document obtained by BuzzFeed News shows how the GOP nominee took control of a taxpayer-owned landmark near the White House with only a $2.4 million equity investment. He also gave more than 22% of the project to his children Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric.
Documents Raise Disturbing Questions About Detainee Abuse Under Obama
Right after he took office, Barack Obama promised to do away with torture. But documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show for the first time how a harsh interrogation tactic thrived on his watch in Afghanistan. Human rights advocates said it could be inhumane and illegal.
Sources: Donald Trump Listened In On Phone Lines At Mar-A-Lago
Trump had a phone console near his bed that could connect to every phone in the estate, and several former workers said Trump used it to secretly listen in on phone calls in the mid-2000s. Two Trump supporters said the tycoon didn’t eavesdrop.
The Donald And The Dictator
Overlooking terrorism that killed Americans, including the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Donald Trump sought investment partnerships with Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Libyan regime. He rented his Westchester estate to the dictator, tried to set up a face-to-face meeting, and took the Libyan ambassador golfing.
Trump's Saudi Business?
The Republican candidate said in February that the Saudis "blew up the World Trade Center." But while running for president, he formed companies apparently related to a possible hotel development in the oil-rich kingdom, his latest financial disclosure filings reveal. They also show he created nearly 40 other companies.
The U.S. Government Has Been Outsourcing The Gitmo Trials
The Defense Department has given a multimillion-dollar contract to one private company — to serve both the defense and the prosecution in the Gitmo terror cases.
Donald Trump Won Control Of A Prized D.C. Landmark — Here’s How
“The Trump people said all the right things,” said a former member of his team. “He never intended to stick with it. He thought, 'Well, let’s get to the next phase and then we’ll do what we want to do.'” A BuzzFeed News Investigation.