Eric Lichtblau is a Washington journalist and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He was a reporter in the Washington bureau of the New York Times for nearly 15 years until 2017, and a reporter for the Los Angeles Times for 15 years before that. He has also written for the New Yorker, TIME, USA Today, and other publications. He is the author of two nonfiction books — “Bush’s Law: The Remaking of American Justice” and “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men.” He is currently working on a book about World War II.
How the FBI Botched Its Russia Inquiry, One of the Most Closely Watched Cases in Its History
The investigation was slowed by communication failures, concerns about political optics, and an overall lack of urgency, along with plenty of mistakes.
Urgent FBI Investigation Into Russian Interference Delayed Clinton Email Revelations Until Days Before 2016 Election
Ironically, the urgency of chasing Trump’s possible ties to the Kremlin may have helped topple his opponent.