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…

Kirstjen Nielsen Echoes Trump's Charlottesville Comments in Trainwreck Interview

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spent her Thursday morning being interviewed by NBC’s Peter Alexander at the Aspen Institute Security Forum. There, Nielsen reminded us all that despite her reported unpopularity within the Trump administration, she remains an unrepentant apologist and enabler for some of…

Minneapolis Man Forced to Close Bar Over David Duke Support Is Trying to Make a Comeback

In September, the Minneapolis bar Club Jäger was forced to shut down after it was revealed that the bar’s owner, Julius De Roma, had donated to a political campaign for infamous white supremacist and vocal Donald Trump supporter David Duke. This week, De Roma decided to reopen the bar—just in time for the Super Bowl,…

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…