Lee Smith
Lee Smith
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Lee Smith is the media columnist at Tablet.
The Deep State Leak Campaign Against Trump Has Switched From Offense To Defense

Past and present U.S. officials say the template for the current anti-Trump leak campaign can be traced back to the Obama administration’s efforts to sell the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Why President Trump Is Keeping Those Classified DOJ Docs In His Back Pocket

Here, based on the interviews, is perspective on how and why President Trump is playing things cool for now—and could well burn hot later.

How The Code Name ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Undermines The FBI’s Russia Story

The paper of record has apparently joined a campaign, spearheaded by government and political operatives, to minimize Christopher Steele’s role in the Russia investigation.

The Media Stopped Reporting The Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It

The press has played an active role in the Trump-Russia collusion story since its inception. It helped birth it.

Washington Post Profile Of Fusion GPS Downplays Firm’s Shady Russian Connections

Did the Washington Post omit significant information about the people behind both the Russian dossier and the Clinton campaign’s opposition research?

Fusion GPS Scandal Implicates Media In Possible Pay-To-Publish Scheme

A court filing from the U.S. district court for DC shows that Fusion GPS paid several journalists and was paid by a media organization.

Does U.S. Media Help Russia Destabilize The United States?

These documents suggest Russia’s attempt to ‘hack’ the 2016 election was hardly just about the election, and that a main target and beneficiary of that effort is the American press.