Trump, Russia and Democracy: Inside The Washington Post's new book
On Wednesday, October 3, The Washington Post offered an inside look at the new book, “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and The Subversion of American Democracy,” authored by The Post’s two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning National Security Correspondent Greg Miller, along with contributions from fellow Post reporters.
“The Apprentice,” which was published on October 2 by Custom House, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, features a comprehensive account of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the political, legal and diplomatic fallout.
Miller, along with Washington Post National Security Reporter Ellen Nakashima and National Technology Reporter Craig Timberg, provided a behind-the-scenes account of what they uncovered over two years of reporting.
Highlights
Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron delivers opening remarks ahead of a discussion about Washington Post National Security Correspondent Greg Miller’s new book, “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and The Subversion of American Democracy.”
Washington Post National Security Correspondent Greg Miller, author of new book, "The Apprentice," details significant missed opportunities by the Obama administration and the FBI to uncover and prevent Russia from interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Washington Post National Security Correspondent and author of new book ‘The Apprentice,’ describes why he wrote this new book which features a comprehensive account of Russian interference in the 2016 election: ‘The book was really about trying to put together, for readers, something that would enable all of us, including myself, to understand this crazy moment in history.’
Washington Post National Security Reporter Ellen Nakashima explains how Russia was able to infiltrate the 2016 U.S. presidential election at a deeply ‘polarized’ time in American politics.
Washington Post National Technology Reporter Craig Timberg discusses missed signals at the start of Russia’s disinformation campaign across social media aimed at influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Washington Post National Security Correspondent Greg Miller, author of new book ‘The Apprentice,’ discusses his reporting about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who eventually pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about interactions with Russia.
Washington Post reporters Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Craig Timberg detail their use of anonymous sources in their reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Guests
Greg Miller
Greg Miller is a two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning National Security Correspondent. He was part of the team that won this year’s Pulitzer for national reporting and he was among the Post reporters awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of U.S. surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden.
Ellen Nakashima
Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She covers issues relating to cybersecurity, surveillance, counterterrorism and intelligence. She has probed Russia’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and contacts between aides to President Trump and Russian officials. In 2014, she and her colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on the hidden scope of government surveillance and its policy implications.
Craig Timberg
Craig Timberg is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post, specializing in privacy, security and surveillance.
Moderated by Libby Casey
Libby Casey is the politics and accountability anchor at The Washington Post.
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