- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
Sometimes public figures confronted with scandals force you to carefully parse their evasive public statements. But confronted with reports of a secret slush fund controled by his party, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made things a little easier:
“I repeat what I said Saturday: everything that has been said about me and my colleagues in the party is untrue, except for some things that have been published by some media outlets,” the 57-year-old prime minister said.
El Pais has published documents in recent days which they say show secret cash payments to members of Rajoy’s People’s Party. Rajoy’s name appears on a number of the documents.