Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane joined Al Jazeera in 2009 and is now the correspondent at the state and defence departments. Before joining she worked as a correspondent for MSNBC covering the Bush administration. She has been a journalist for 17 years, working in Iowa, Illinois and Norfolk, Virginia where she covered the US military, travelling extensively through the Middle East covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US & Canada

FBI agent fired over 'anti-Trump texts'

Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the Russia inquiry after his texts criticising US president were discovered.

FBI agent fired over 'anti-Trump texts'

US & Canada

Iran sanctions: Trump warns trade partners

Banking on the power of its dollar, US president warns trading partners against doing business with Tehran, as Washington re-imposes 'most biting sanctions ever' on the country.

Iran sanctions: Trump warns trade partners

US & Canada

Mueller probe: Paul Manafort's trial begins

Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort's trial on bank and tax fraud begins on Tuesday.

Mueller probe: Paul Manafort's trial begins

US & Canada

FBI agent Strzok grilled by Republicans in congressional hearing

Strzok was removed from Mueller's inquest into Russian meddling in the US election because of anti-Trump text messages, although Strzok claims his views did not affect the investigation.

FBI agent Strzok grilled by Republicans in congressional hearing

Middle East

Gulf crisis: A review of efforts to lobby Trump administration

US President Donald Trump initially backed the countries blockading Qatar, before calling on all sides to resolve the dispute.

Gulf crisis: A review of efforts to lobby Trump administration

US & Canada

Weinstein appears in court over rape and sexual abuse charges

Weinstein's lawyer is expected to attack the credibility of his accusers and worried that jurors would be 'infected' by the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein appears in court over rape and sexual abuse charges

United States

What's next for Mueller's Trump-Russia probe?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 22 people and companies in the past year and is showing no signs of stopping.

What's next for Mueller's Trump-Russia probe?

US & Canada

CIA nominee Gina Haspel declines to say if torture is 'immoral'

Trump's controversial pick for CIA director faced questions from the Senate committee over her role in interrogations of 'terror' suspects at secret detention sites.

CIA nominee Gina Haspel declines to say if torture is 'immoral'

Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day: United States falls two places

Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media are popular with his base, but even other Republicans have worried that he is undermining a free press, both at home and abroad.

World Press Freedom Day: United States falls two places

US & Canada

Trump calls leak of Mueller's Russia questions 'disgraceful'

US president says it is 'disgraceful' that a list of questions that the special counsel investigating Russian election interference wants to ask him was 'leaked' to US media.

Trump calls leak of Mueller's Russia questions 'disgraceful'

US & Canada

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify over data breach

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will head to Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday to answer for his company's recent troubles.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify over data breach

US & Canada

Mueller: Gates associate had Russian spy links

Rick Gates, former campaign official for US president had repeated communications during final weeks of 2016 presidential race with a business associate who was a former Russian intelligence officer, documents say.

Mueller: Gates associate had Russian spy links