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Benjamin Wittes

Benjamin Wittes is a contributing writer at The Atlantic, the editor in chief of Lawfare and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Trump Is Politicizing the Intelligence Community

The president spent the week reshaping America's IC to serve his political needs. What does that mean for the 2020 election, and for national security?


Five Things I Learned From the Mueller Report

A careful reading of the dense document delivers some urgent insights — including a surprising revelation on the counterintelligence front.