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Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as 'retarded,' police chief as 'half-wit' in emails

12 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs, referring to one student as “emotionally imbalanced and physically retarded” and calling the school’s police chief a “half-wit.”

Exclusive: Falwell steered Liberty University land deal benefiting his personal trainer

28 Aug 2019

LYNCHBURG, Va. Evangelical leader and prominent Donald Trump backer Jerry Falwell Jr personally approved real estate transactions by his nonprofit Christian university that helped his personal fitness trainer obtain valuable university property, according to real estate records, internal university emails and interviews.

Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE

27 Aug 2019

The United Arab Emirates finances the military leader trying to topple a United Nations-recognised government in Libya. It helps lead a coalition of nations imposing an economic blockade of Qatar, despite U.S. calls to resolve the dispute. It hired former staffers of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) as elite hackers to spy in a programme that included Americans as surveillance targets, a Reuters investigation found this year.

Exclusive: Trump fixer Cohen says he helped Falwell handle racy photos

09 May 2019

WASHINGTON Months before evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr.’s game-changing presidential endorsement of Donald Trump in 2016, Falwell asked Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favour, Cohen said in a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters. | Video

Refile: Blackwater founder’s latest sales pitch - mercenaries for Venezuela

30 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Erik Prince - the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater and a prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump - has been pushing a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Blackwater founder’s latest sales pitch: mercenaries for Venezuela

30 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON, April 30 Erik Prince - the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater and a prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump - has been pushing a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicholas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

Trump backer Erik Prince's account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run, appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Thursday shows.

Trump backer Erik Prince's account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run, appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Thursday shows.

Exclusive: Meeting Maduro - Inside a U.S. businessman's oil deal with Venezuela

28 Feb 2019

GULF STREAM, Fla. In November 2017, Harry Sargeant III, a wealthy American businessman, flew to Venezuela to see about buying some oil.

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