Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Trump in NY: The IRS Makes a Strange House Call on Matt Taibbi


Bragg has ended his press conference, declining to answer questions from reporters about threats of violence made to him and his team.

He has been the subject of death threats, while a suspicious package has been sent to his office.

Although he said Trump's alleged offences were carried out during his election campaign, he was keen overall to emphasise the "white collar", financial nature of the crime as something that would be routinely investigated by his office.

Live Updates: Charges against Donald Trump revealed; Pleads not guilty to 34 counts; Has left court after arraignment; First former president to face criminal charges

Donald Trump arrives in New York ahead of arraignment over alleged hush money payment to adult star Stormy Daniels

Swiss private banker admits US tax evasion scam

Navalny links Darya Tryopova, a 26-year-old St. Petersburg resident suspected of involvement in the attack

Russia blames Ukraine for bomb that killed military blogger

The IRS Makes a Strange House Call on Matt Taibbi WSJ

Imagine If All Officials Were Interrogated By Reporters Like This Caitlin’s Newsletter

Accuracy and social motivations shape judgements of (mis)information Nature

A Scammer Who Tricks Instagram Into Banning Influencers Has Never Been Identified. We May Have Found Him. ProPublica

Alibaba to Split Into Six Groups and Explore IPOs in a Departure From Jack Ma Era WSJ. Sounds like Alibaba was really a conglomerate. Remember them? Amazon? 

China to stay open ‘no matter what’, Premier Li Qiang tells global CEOs in ‘first class business environment’ pledge South China Morning Post. 

California police union executive director ran fentanyl operation from home: feds.

Portions of Twitter’s source code leaked to public, valuation plummets to $20 billion Yahoo Finance

Feds sue crypto giant Binance and founder Changpeng Zhao The Verge

European court to hear first climate cases against France, Switzerland France24


As US pushes “climate-smart” agriculture, hopes and fears collide The New Lede


Yet More High-Rise Windows Crack as Salesforce East Has Second Broken Window Incident In a Week SFist