White Nationalist Who Worked for DHS Reportedly Attended White House Policy Sessions

Ian M. Smith, a former Department of Homeland Security official, resigned last week after he was linked to white nationalists in leaked emails published by The Atlantic. Now, we’re getting a clearer picture of the influence he may have wielded. According to the Washington Post, Smith was far up enough in the…

Yet Another Trump Administration Staffer Was Chummy With White Nationalists, Leaked Emails Show 

The recent spate of reports revealing connections between the Trump White House and the far right isn’t over yet. The latest is recently resigned Homeland Security policy analyst Ian M. Smith. Emails leaked to The Atlantic show Smith was on the same threads as white supremacist Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor, who…

Top Trump Advisor Invited a White Nationalist To His Birthday

Say what you want about the Trump administration, but you can’t deny that they’re consistent. Just earlier this week, Trump speechwriter Darren Beattie was fired after it was revealed he’d spoken at a white nationalist conference. Now, Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow has been outed for hosting one of the white…

The Secret, All-White Committee Advising New Orleans’ Black Woman Mayor on the Fate of Confederate Statues

Nearly a year ago today, New Orleans residents cheered, sang, and danced in the streets as they watched the city take down a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from Lee Circle. The removal was part of a local grassroots campaign—which was in turn part of a nationwide movement—to remove Confederate statues…

Leader of the Hate Group Linked to Charlottesville Attacker Was a Recruiter for the U.S. Marines

The leader of a white nationalist group associated with accused Charlottesville killer James Alex Fields Jr. served in the Marines until this year, including three years spent as a recruiter, Splinter has learned. Dillon Ulysses Hopper, the self-described “CEO” of Vanguard America, a hate group whose members were…