FROM Kelly Weill
NYPD Edited Controversial Wikipedia Pages Anonymous edits to Wikipedia pages that deal with the New York Police Department have been traced to computers on NYPD servers. The edits have appeared in entries on pages like the “Death of Eric Garner,” prominent figures in New York police leadership and the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program. All of it was altered in what appears to be an attempt to whitewash questionable actions by the police. That goes against Wikipedia’s conflict of interest guidelines. How did it get uncovered, and has it shaken public confidence in the transparency of the NYPD?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.