Anne Rumsey Gearan

Anne Rumsey Gearan

Correspondent at The Washington Post. Foreign policy and politics here, mostly. Sometimes pandas.

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Pompeo to reporters today: "With respect to the discussion of Russian meddling, it happened in every meeting I was in... Foreign Minister Lavrov’s statement is not accurately a reflection of my recollection of that meeting." 1/2

White House budget office defends withholding of Ukraine money in new legal memo - The Washington Post

Greenland’s ice losses have septupled and are now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say

‘No signs of life’ on New Zealand’s White Island following deadly volcanic eruption

‘Running water - it would be such a luxury.’ Today, 2 million Americans still don’t have indoor plumbing. Via @FrancesSSellers  w @bonjomo  photos.

In barely a year, Greta Thunberg went from obscure climate activist to world famous. This week at a U.N. climate conference in Madrid, she is using her fame to spotlight other young activists @brady_dennis 

“I can confirm that One America News Network did attempt to secure a number of visas for former Ukrainian officials to travel to the United States, including Olekesandr Onyshchenko,” @OANN  president Charles Herring told @thedailybeast . via @thedailybeast 

Wasteful spending and half-baked ideas: U.S. officials reveal how massive rebuilding projects in Afghanistan backfired


Also in @NikkiHaley  book: Otto Warmbier's mother called her to "rant" about a commemorative coin celebrating Trump's first summit with Kim Jong Un. She found it insensitive and thought Trump was disrespecting her son's death.

Noting here that this incredibly detailed accounting was done by reporters, without benefit of the intel available to he White House. Trump says nobody knows anything about the case. They could find out.

WaPo and many others have fact-checked this one about 50 times. Still false. And Crowdstrike isn’t even Ukrainian. As Dr. Hill said, this is a conspiracy theory promoted by Russian security services to sow division in the US and obscure Russian election interference.

U.S. envoy says he was told release of Ukraine aid was contingent on public declaration to investigate Bidens, 2016 election

The wall outside the State Dept briefing room where portraits of former spokespeople used to hang.

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Trump just canceled the Doral deal for the G7. Reversing himself on something that had alarmed Republicans.

Trump’s border deployments could cost $200 million by year-end

Hillary Clinton doing a dramatic reading of “Fire and Fury” was worth waiting up for.