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.

Hang Mike Pence? Not a bad idea, Trump reportedly said

May 31, 2022 /

The former president does not joke.

Leaked emails show that Trump lawyer thought allegations of fraud were unnecessary for stealing an election

May 17, 2022 /

The fraud facade falls away.

New trove of texts reveal Oath Keepers’ role on J6

May 9, 2022 /

They expected Trump to declare martial law.

To compel his testimony, the J6 committee paints Mark Meadows as Donald Trump’s point man in bid to overturn the election

April 30, 2022 /

Inside the 248-page motion to dismiss his claims of privilege.

Libs of TikTok ruined lives with smears. Taylor Lorenz exposed its creator with journalism

April 24, 2022 /

The rightwingers want you to think they’re the same. Yeah, no.

We now have evidence of Trump’s two-tiered coup

April 16, 2022 /

New recording shows insurgents storming the US Capitol intended to pressure Republican lawmakers into overturning the election.

The Republicans and their allies take an eliminationist turn

April 12, 2022 /

It’s recognizable in totalitarian regimes overseas. 

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.