1 Dec 2017

Masha Gessen: Trump and Putin ‘a new generation of monsters’

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials during the transition. Earlier, I spoke to Masha Gessen, journalist and long-time critic of Vladimir Putin, who has written a book called The Future is History, which argues that totalitarianism has reclaimed Russia. I started by asking her what Robert Mueller’s inquiry might reveal and how Russia is being seen in America amid allegations of interfering in last year’s election.