Again and again we have seen — and Mueller’s report drives the point home — that the president puts his own ego before the national security interests of the country. … moreApril 19, 2019 — Seth Hettena, Los Angeles Times.
Paul Manafort’s prosecution was a wake-up call for Washington lobbyists, and Craig’s indictment is sounding the alarm for attorneys in a town full of them..” …moreApril 12, 2019 — Seth Hettena, The New Republic.
The retirement savings of nearly 2 million current and former California firefighters, police officers and state employees are hard at work — in Moscow…… moreOctober 17, 2018 — Seth Hettena,Los Angeles Times op-ed.
Vladimir Putin was once asked how his background as a KGB officer helped him lead Russia. The main thing, Putin replied, was his experience “working with people.”…. moreJuly 13, 2018 — Seth Hettena, Rolling Stone
It’s probably a bad sign for the republic when the only way to write a plausible biography of the president of the United States is to make it read like a cross between The Godfather and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. But that’s where we are in the age of Trump. …moreMay 20, 2018 — Charles Kaiser,Review of Trump/Russia
Vladimir Lenin is often credited with coining the phrase “useful idiot” to describe the shallow thinkers in the West who did the Communist Party’s bidding without realizing it. During the Cold … moreMay 8, 2018 — Seth Hettena, Excerpt published via MSNBC
Although he was earning millions for his political consulting work in Ukraine, Paul Manafort began using his connections to make even more money. He met Dmitry Firtash, a wealthy Ukrainian businessman involved in … moreMay 7, 2018 — Seth Hettena, Excerpt published via Talking Points Memo
A few years before he started working for Donald Trump, and long before he gave legal advice to people like Fox News personality Sean Hannity, Michael D. Cohen had a different kind of clientele… moreMay 1, 2018 — Seth Hettena,a look into Michael Cohen’s legal practice
Yesterday afternoon I had one of those epiphanies about a story I usually have no more than once every few years. It was partly triggered by details I put in this post about Michael Cohen. But… moreApril 18, 2018 — Josh Marshall, endorsement to buy Trump / Russia via Talking Points Memo
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s long-time lawyer and personal “pit bull,” was brought to heel yesterday when federal agents raided his office in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan, acting … moreApril 10, 2018 — Seth Hettena, First excerpt published via Rolling Stone