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Why You Shouldn’t Be a Russiagate Skeptic

Authors Max Bergmann and Jeremy Venook discuss why skepticism about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is unfounded.

It is time to stop being a Russiagate skeptic. We just know too much.

Earlier this week, the editor of this magazine, Blake Hounshell, laid out the case for skepticism, centering on President Donald Trump’s incompetence and the apparent lack of a smoking gun. He argues that the Trump campaign—run by a first-time politician with no filter, aided by a bumbling staff of amateurs who leaked like sieves—was simply too incompetent to have colluded with Russia and kept it a secret. Hence, we would have the smoking gun by now if there was one.

The above excerpt was originally published in Politico. Click here to view the full article.

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Max Bergmann

Former Senior Fellow

Jeremy Venook

Research Associate