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Trump and Russia
Trump and Russia news and analysis from The Nation
August 2, 2022
By Attacking Brittney Griner, Trump Signals to His Base: “I’m Still Racist”
The former president is reconnecting with his fans by using an old playbook: demonize a Black athlete, lie about who they are, and reap the benefits.
December 2, 2021
Ping!! How Those Trump/Russia Stories Got Shopped to the Media
Thanks to recent indictments and ongoing lawsuits about an alleged Trump computer back channel to Moscow, we can now see just how journalists got played—and who played them.
May 26, 2021
Why Is Merrick Garland’s DOJ Carrying Water for Bill Barr?
One answer is that Garland, like many Biden officials, is an institutionalist, more committed to preserving institutions than fighting hard political fights.
January 11, 2021
The Rise and Fall of the ‘Steele Dossier’
A case study in mass hysteria and media credulity.
December 7, 2020
Covid-19 Is Feeding the GOP Addiction to Conspiracy Theories
Radicalized by Covid disruptions and incited by Trump and his party, an alarming number of Americans refuse to accept the election results.
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September 25, 2020
Mueller’s Failure Exposes the Limits of Prosecutorial Liberalism
Instead of fantasizing about square-jawed lawmen, progressives need to figure out how to curb the imperial presidency.
July 3, 2020
As Infection Rates Soar, Trump Says the Virus Could Just ‘Disappear’
The president’s delusions put the entire country in danger.
July 1, 2020
Trolling Trump, the Lincoln Project Also Peddles Militarism
The Never Trump super PAC makes entertaining ads that get under the president’s skin—but progressives should take a closer look at their agenda.
March 6, 2020
How Rudy Giuliani Became Trump’s Shadow Secretary of State
Through his travels from Iran to Ukraine, Giulani has become a walking, talking conflict-of-interest machine.
February 25, 2020
The Failed Russiagate Playbook Can’t Stop Bernie Sanders
A politics rooted in real issues and real people is far more powerful than the cynical methods that brought us Russiagate.