Putin’s chef admits to being the founder of military contractor Wagner

Mr Prigozhin’s stunning admission comes eight years after Russian journalists first unmasked him as the man behind the notorious military contractor. But the businessman vehemently denied it and even sued several Russian and Western journalists over the reports. Wagner first emerged in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and later expanded its operations to Syria, Libya, the … Read more

I can declassify anything just by thinking about it

Presidents do have the authority to declassify information, but this typically follows a process to ensure there are no associated security risks. Former officials in the Trump administration have scoffed at the notion that the Republican leader could have issued a blanket order. Bill Barr, Mr Trump’s former attorney general, has previously said the suggestion … Read more