Allegations of the Trump administration’s collusion or cover-up are now daily front-page headlines. Is Trump a sinking ship?
- By Sharon WeinbergerSharon Weinberger is the executive editor for news at Foreign Policy. Previously, she was the national security editor at The Intercept, where she directed the publication's defense and intelligence coverage. Her most recent book, published in March 2017, is The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World (Knopf, 2017). She was a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard in 2015-2016, a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 2008-2009, and she is currently a non-resident global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has also been an International Reporting Project Fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, an Alicia Patterson Fellow, a Carnegie Fellow at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, a Nation Institute Investigative Fellow, and a Carnegie Newhouse Legal Reporting Fellow. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and holds an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Nature, Discover, BBC.com, Slate, Wired, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and the Financial Times, among other publications. She was previously a senior editor at Aviation Week and a co-founding writer and editor for Wired's national security blog, Danger Room.
Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony in front of the Senate Intel Committee on Tuesday offer new grist for the Russia investigation mill? On this week’s first episode of The E.R., Sharon Weinberger, Jenna McLaughlin, Michael Weiss, and Amie Ferris-Rotman predict what will come of the ongoing investigation into Russian collusion, and what we can expect in the days and months ahead. Even though a true “crime” has not yet been uncovered, the panel agrees, there is plenty of smoke that is potentially telling — and the more Trump and his allies try to cover it up, the more it looks like they have something to hide.
Joining from Moscow, Ferris-Rotman offers insight into how the Russians are reacting to these hearings and investigations. Why was Comey’s hearing basically ignored and not covered on state-sponsored news outlets? And what really is Putin’s endgame with all of this?
Amie Ferris-Rotman is FP’s Moscow-based correspondent. She has reported across the former Soviet Union for some years, previously for the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Follow her on Twitter: @Amie_FR.
Sharon Weinberger is FP’s executive editor for news. She is the author of The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World. Follow her on Twitter: @weinbergersa.
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