James Bamford

James Bamford is the author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America and a documentary filmmaker for PBS. His previous article, about Donald Trump’s war with his own intelligence agencies, appeared in the April 2018 issue.

The Spy Who Wasn’t

The U.S. government went looking for someone to blame for Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and found Maria Butina, the perfect scapegoat.