Nicholas Schmidle

New Yorker magazine

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Nicholas Schmidle is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine and a visiting professor of journalism at Princeton. A former fellow at the New America Foundation, he is the author of To Live or To Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan.

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Yesterday's Senate testimony  by former Obama Administration officials was as much a warning about elections to come as it was about last year's campaign.

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Congressman Elijah Cummings released documents Thursday showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government…

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Congressman Elijah Cummings released documents Thursday showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government…

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When TMZ first reported on Prince’s death    Thursday   , the world’s trusted media sources were reporting only that police were investigating a death at his Paisley Park estate.

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