One Thing Republicans in the Senate Need to Get About Trump’s Russia Scandal

”This is a crisis.”

Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery says former FBI Director James Comey has made it clear: “This is a crisis and should not be seen through a partisan lens.”

Last week, Comey testified about his private interactions with Trump and the Russia investigation. Since then, President Trump has denied that he asked Comey to drop the FBI investigation on Michael Flynn and said he would “100 percent” go under oath.

Jeffery, Matt Lewis, and Jeff Greenfield joined Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday to talk about the state of the White House and how the media is covering it. 


Headshot of Editor in Chief of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery

It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

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We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We want to dig into the forces and decisions that have allowed massive conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and win-at-all-costs politics to flourish.

It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

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Signed by Clara Jeffery

Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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