Natasha Bertrand, Defense One

Natasha Bertrand

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New York, NY, United States

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  • The Independent
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Past articles by Natasha:

The Trump-Putin Relationship, As Dictated by the Kremlin

Why does the White House cede control of the narrative to the Russians? → Read More

The Critical Part of Mueller’s Report That Barr Didn’t Mention

The special counsel’s most interesting findings about Trump and Russia might be in the counterintelligence portion of his report. → Read More

What Mueller’s Trump-Russia Report Leaves for Congress to Do

Now it’s largely up to Congress to solve the remaining mysteries of the Russia investigation. → Read More

The Enigmatic Russian Paying Maria Butina's Legal Bills

Alexander Ionov, the founder of the NGO, called the Anti-Globalization Movement, began raising money for the suspected Russian agent through a fundraising website in 2018. → Read More

Mueller Might Not Be Done With Manafort Yet

The disgraced operative still needs to answer for his ties to a suspected Russian spy. → Read More

Investigating Trump: It’s Not Just About Russia Anymore

House lawmakers issue broad call for documents relating to a wide array of the commander-in-chief’s “abuses of power.” → Read More

The House’s Latest Move Could Be a Big Threat to Trump’s Presidency

A sweeping new probe launched by the House Judiciary Committee could be the most revealing yet about the president’s alleged misconduct. → Read More

Andrew McCabe Couldn’t Believe the Things Trump Said About Putin

The former deputy director of the FBI explains why the bureau felt obligated to investigate the president—and how the Mueller probe might end. → Read More

The Senate’s Russia Probe Is Facing a Reckoning

Meanwhile, the Democratic-led House committee is gearing up for a reinvigorated inquiry. → Read More

Matthew Whitaker Plays to an Audience of One

Throughout a contentious oversight hearing, the acting attorney general seemed to be auditioning for his next job in the Trump administration. → Read More

Russia Is Attacking the US System From Within

A new filing by Special Counsel Robert Mueller shows how Russia uses the federal courts to go after its adversaries. → Read More

Michael Cohen Is Ready to Talk Russia to Congress

He once felt he owed Trump his loyalty. Now he owes Congress an explanation. → Read More

The Wheels of Justice Are Grinding to a Halt

FBI agents say the government shutdown is costing them confidential sources, postponing indictments, and shutting down investigations. → Read More

Attorney-General Nominee Breaks With Trump on the Mueller Probe

Bill Barr attempted to assuage Democrats’ fears that he would be beholden to the president, but parts of his testimony still left them unnerved. → Read More

FBI Agents Say the Shutdown Is a Threat to National Security

Nearly 5,000 FBI special agents, intelligence analysts, attorneys, and professional staff have been furloughed. → Read More

The Special Counsel Is Bearing Down on Roger Stone

The longtime Trump adviser appears to have asked an associate to obtain anti-Clinton emails from WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. → Read More

Maria Butina's Guilty Plea Could Illuminate Russian Ploy to Shape 2016 Election

The onetime graduate student admits to being a foreign agent who sought to establish back channels to Republicans through the NRA. → Read More

Michael Cohen Pays the Price for His 'Blind Loyalty' to Trump

The sentencing ended a saga that began with a dramatic FBI raid and led Cohen to implicate the president in criminal misconduct. → Read More

Mueller’s Memos and the Alleged Lies of the Trump Lieutenants

The sentencing documents offer the clearest signs yet of how investigators are encircling the president. → Read More

Is Manafort Angling For a Pardon?

Legal experts call his ongoing talks with Trump about the Mueller probe “extremely unusual.” → Read More