Eric Lutz
Eric Lutz

Eric Lutz is a staff writer at Mic. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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Rick Gates, former Trump campaign deputy, pleads guilty in Mueller probe

The deal could put "unbearable" pressure on Manafort, who has so far maintained his innocence.

Feb. 22, 2018

Indictment alleges Manafort and Gates laundered over $30 million

Mueller hits the former Trump aides with 32 charges in a superseding indictment.
Feb. 21, 2018

Mueller files fresh charges in case against former Trump aides Manafort and Gates

A court filing unsealed Friday contained new fraud allegations against the former Trump campaign chairman.
Feb. 20, 2018

Mueller secures guilty plea from Gates associate in Russia probe

The indictment of Van Der Zwaan suggests reports that Gates is cooperating with Mueller are true.
Feb. 17, 2018

This week in Trump-Russia news: Robert Mueller removes all doubt on Russian interference

Trump says the indictments prove there was "no collusion." They don't.
Feb. 17, 2018

After missed tip on alleged Parkland shooter, FBI again comes under intense scrutiny

They didn't investigate warnings about Nikolas Cruz. Now, they're coming under scrutiny — including from critics of the Russia probe.
Feb. 17, 2018

McMaster acknowledges Russian interference in 2016 election — something Trump still doubts

"With the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible."
Feb. 16, 2018

Single-issue voters have the power to change elections. Could it happen with gun control?

Voters making gun control their "top priority" in the ballot box could spur change.
Feb. 15, 2018

Official: Alleged Parkland shooter has “no known ties” to Florida white supremacist group

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Feb. 14, 2018

17 killed, a dozen wounded in Florida high school shooting

Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student, has been identified as the alleged shooter.

Feb. 13, 2018

Police recommend corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The investigation into the Israeli prime minister contains echoes of the FBI's investigation into Donald Trump.
Feb. 10, 2018

This week in Trump-Russia news: Schiff memo blocked in display of “hypocrisy”

Trump blocked the memo, citing concerns for "national security and law enforcement interests."
Feb. 10, 2018

Hope Hicks, the low-profile “Trump Whisperer,” is suddenly in the middle of two major scandals

It's been a bad couple weeks for the communications director.
Feb. 10, 2018
Feb. 10, 2018

Another White House staffer has resigned over domestic abuse allegations

Speechwriter David Sorensen suddenly stepped down Friday — two days after Rob Porter resigned over abuse allegations.

Feb. 10, 2018

Trump on his decision to block Schiff memo: It was “very political and long”

Democrats have slammed the president's "hypocrisy" for declining to declassify their response to the Nunes memo.
Feb. 10, 2018

The myth of John Kelly and other “adults in the room” in Trump’s White House is unraveling

Kelly is facing tough scrutiny over his handling of the Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal.
Feb. 9, 2018

Third-ranking Justice official to resign amid Trump attacks on federal law enforcement

Rachel Brand stood to inherit control of the Russia investigation in the event that Trump ousted Rosenstein.
Feb. 9, 2018

Report: Kelly offers to resign over handling of Porter abuse scandal

The embattled chief of staff reportedly knew about the allegations against the staff secretary for months.