Betsy Swan, The Daily Beast

Betsy Swan

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Past articles by Betsy:

NRA Calls Off Annual Convention Over Coronavirus

The gun rights group began alerting members on Thursday that the mid-April event would no longer be happening. → Read More

Sen. Ted Cruz Hatches Plan to Curtail the International Criminal Court’s Power

In a closed-door meeting with pro-Israel activists earlier this week, Cruz said he expected Russia and China to support his efforts. → Read More

Facial-Recognition Company That Works With Law Enforcement Says Entire Client List Was Stolen

Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers. → Read More

Did New Spy Chief Richard Grenell Advise George Clooney?

Trump’s new spy chief has said he once advised the Oscar-winning actor. But a Clooney rep says that’s not true. → Read More

Justice Department Won’t Charge Former FBI Official Andrew McCabe in Lying Case

McCabe is out of legal jeopardy almost two years after an Inspector General’s report found he lacked candor when discussing FBI leaks. → Read More

U.S. Readied Sanctions on Russian Oligarch’s Associates—Then Mysteriously Backed Off

“Somebody overruled , essentially,” one sanctions expert said. “That’s the most likely scenario.” → Read More

Zelensky Adviser on Trump Impeachment: ‘It Definitely Was Stressful’

“If we could choose, this thing wouldn’t have happened. It would have been building the relationship rather than trying to save it from something very political, very loud.” → Read More

Lev Parnas’ Lawyer Set To Attend Senate Impeachment Trial

Lev Parnas’ attorney Joseph Bondy is set to attend the Senate impeachment trial tomorrow during the first day of the question-answer period. His co-counsel Stephanie Schuman is also expected to appear, The Daily Beast has learned.“Like many other New York constituents, Mr. Bondy reached out and asked → Read More

Rudy Pal Lev Parnas Releases Audio of Trump Calling for Ukraine Ambassador’s Firing

Lev Parnas's lawyer has released audio that he says captures a April 2018 fundraising dinner that Parnas attended with President Donald Trump and others. The audio indicates that at the dinner, Parnas—recently indicted for campaign finance violations—criticized America's then-ambassador to Ukraine → Read More

Rudy Pal Lev Parnas Releases Audio of Trump Calling for Ukraine Ambassador’s Firing

Listen to the recording, released by Parnas, of an April fundraising dinner with President Trump. → Read More

Lev Parnas Dishes On Kushner, Maduro, and Soros

In an interview from his lawyer's office, the ex-Giuliani ally talked cannabis, conspiracies, and one very weird meeting with the lawyers of an indicted Ukrainian oligarch. → Read More

Lev Parnas: ‘I Felt Like My Family Left Me’

The Soviet-born businessman at the center of Rudy Giuliani’s dirt-digging crusade in Ukraine tells The Daily Beast he’s determined to speak out despite backlash. → Read More

Meet the Trump Donor Who Allegedly Stalked America’s Ambassador in Ukraine

Before Tuesday, he was best known as a little-known, scandal-scarred Republican congressional candidate who tweeted an obscene joke at Kamala Harris. But new documents from the House Intelligence Committee have put a completely different kind of spotlight on Robert F. Hyde, the Trump donor who appears → Read More

Parnas Associate Tracked Ousted Ambassador’s Movements in Kyiv: Docs

On the eve of a Senate trial to remove President Trump, House Democratic investigators have released a trove of documents obtained from the phone of Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani’s who was tasked with carrying out key parts of the plot to pressure the new president of Ukraine to do political → Read More

Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani

Until the Trump administration blew him away in Baghdad in the pre-dawn dark of Friday morning, Qassem Soleimani had made the very fact of his survival part of his considerable mystique. The powerful Iranian general commanded forces that had become the scourge of Iran’s adversaries abroad, especially → Read More

FBI Agents: McCabe Apologized for Changing His Story on Leak

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe faced scorching criticism and potential criminal prosecution for changing his story about a conversation he had with a Wall Street Journal reporter. Now newly released interview transcripts show McCabe expressed remorse to internal FBI investigators when they → Read More

Lev Parnas Pushes to Share His Info With House Intel

The ex-Giuliani associate asked for permission to send the contents of an iPhone to Hill investigators. → Read More

Trump Administration Battles New Sanctions on Russia

On Tuesday, President Trump claimed he was tougher on Russia than his predecessor. At the same time, his subordinates strongly opposed a bill imposing new sanctions on Moscow. → Read More

Ukrainians: Trump Just Sent Us ‘a Terrible Signal’

Kyiv officials were hoping for a statement of support from Trump in advance of Ukraine’s big summit with Russia. Instead, the president hosted Putin’s main man. → Read More

Former Ukrainian Diplomat Will Cooperate With Graham’s Ukraine Probe

He plans to cooperate with a congressional inquiry into allegations that Kyiv colluded with the Democratic Party in 2016. → Read More