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.

House Republicans poised to launder Russian disinfo again

December 6, 2022 /

A skeptic’s guide to “Hunter Biden’s Laptop.”

Paul Pelosi attacker was re-running J6 

November 1, 2022 /

David DePape planned to kidnap and interrogate Speaker Nancy Pelosi to put Congress on notice. That’s the classic logic of terrorism. 

The man trying to elect QAnon believers as secretaries of state

October 31, 2022 /

It’s fair to say that if Jim Marchant were secretary of state, he wouldn’t certify a Democratic victory, because he keeps telling us. 

The J6 committee dares Merrick Garland to do something

October 14, 2022 /

Steve Bannon is already awaiting sentencing for defying the J6 Committee’s subpoena. It could happen again. 

Will a jury finally convict white insurrectionists?

October 7, 2022 /

The government’s case is strong. But history is against it.

Judge Cannon’s sideshow

September 30, 2022 /

The criminal investigation into the classified documents is continuing.

Three-judge panel says Donald Trump can’t sue his way out of a criminal investigation

September 29, 2022 /

Appeals court slams Trump-appointed judge for abuse.

My Pillow Guy is the heart of the ‘Big Lie’ conspiracy

September 19, 2022 /

It’s surprising it took so long for the FBI to take his phone.

The former guy has no claim to the current executive’s privilege

September 12, 2022 /

In a privilege fight between a sitting president and a former guy merely defending himself, the former guy should lose every time. 

Team Trump keeps admitting to an ongoing crime

August 30, 2022 /

His boasts that he owns the documents are undercutting his lawyers’ attempts to portray a brazen theft as an accident.