Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein covers legal affairs, health care and politics for the Editorial Board. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she’s a judge for the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Find her @beyerstein.

The J6 committee’s theory about Trump’s crimes passes first test

March 28, 2022 /

It’s hard to see anyone reading the judge’s scathing analysis and doubt whether a criminal investigation is necessary.

No, Trump’s toady did not pay a price for standing up to him

March 25, 2022 /

The former president isn’t a kingmaker. Mo Brooks is a loser.

The myth of the US funding secret biolabs in Ukraine is an old Russian disinfo campaign. Rightwing dupes are falling for it

March 21, 2022 /

The latest smear of a US program to help former Soviet republics.

Asking whether Trump believed the 2020 election was stolen is the wrong question entirely

March 11, 2022 /

Even if it had been stolen, fomenting insurrection is still illegal.

The J6 committee says Trump did some criming. A new video suggests Roger Stone knew it

March 4, 2022 /

If ordinary goons are guilty of disrupting an official proceeding, then the ringleaders who incited them are guilty as well. 

For now, copycat convoys sputter out

February 24, 2022 /

The con keeps rolling, even if the trucks do not

Terrorism is an attempt to intimidate a civilian population to achieve political ends. Trucker siege checks those boxes 

February 18, 2022 /

Trudeau has finally acted decisively.

Trump committed crimes when he took ‘top secret’ files. If prosecution is ‘politicizing the law,’ then he’s above it

February 11, 2022 /

If any other government employee were caught with a trove of classified documents, they would face criminal investigation.

Trump’s roundabout confession to the crime

February 7, 2022 /

Meanwhile, the GOP is rewriting that horrible day’s history.

Federal prosecutors are now investigating fake Electoral College certificates, the latest clues that could lead to Trump

January 28, 2022 /

Similarities in language and formatting between the fake certificates suggests a far-reaching conspiracy orchestrated at the national level.