Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The news media giant will devote two hours of Sunday prime time extolling the legacy of one of America’s most powerful families. Then there’s the other stuff it won’t talk about. WhoWhatWhy notes that the latter is also important context.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is extraordinarily rare for major news outlets to delve into an issue they are usually quick to dismiss as a “conspiracy theory.” But the ‘Washington Post’ went there.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our Russ Baker had a special “relationship” with the other Russell Baker. But we’ll all miss him. OPINION
Reading Time: 2 minutes 2018 was a year of growth and accomplishment for WhoWhatWhy. We produced more stories than ever before. But we have even bigger aspirations, so here’s what we see on the horizon.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The notorious Steele Dossier claimed Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and soon to be convict, was in Prague in summer 2016 meeting Russians — allegations he denies. But new reports concerning his cell phone geolocation metadata may substantiate the dossier.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi consulate has brought unwanted attention to the oil-rich kingdom. It’s perhaps a good time to remind the public of the often ignored Saudi royal family connections to 9/11.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Here’s the backstory you need to know.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: Yes, we all know you’re not supposed to speak ill of the recently departed. But seriously, the recent Bush coverage by so-called professional journalists has been ridiculously obsequious.
Reading Time: 16 minutes National news media are showering George H.W. Bush with accolades for a lifetime of “public service.” Yet much of his service was not in public; and the beneficiaries of his actions often remained unknown outside his inner circle. Many of his lifelong relationships — and the values they reflected — can be traced back to his membership in an elite Yale secret society whose consistent political influence has long been understated.
Reading Time: 12 minutes As a young naval intelligence officer, George H.W. Bush got a verbal thrashing for failing to be discreet. He sure learned that lesson, and became a man who did one thing in public and another in private. Thanks to that — and to an incurious and superficial media — there’s a whole lot of shocking stuff out there you probably never knew.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen has been in and out of the news, most lately pleading guilty to lying to Congress. Check out his mysterious backstory with the former USSR — which may explain why Trump originally hired him.
Reading Time: 5 minutes America’s voting system is hazardous to national security — and must be recognized as such. We can’t wait until it is too late.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Did Democrats in North Dakota try to scare hunters away from voting? If so, who is responsible for the ad that ended up doing no good and much harm and why was it put up in the first place?
Reading Time: 4 minutes With polls tightening ahead of the midterms, is the slow-moving caravan of migrants moving toward the US the “October Surprise” Republicans need to scare their base into turning out?
Reading Time: 26 minutes Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to a number of federal charges, putting President Donald Trump in legal jeopardy. Here’s the strange history of how a relatively unknown lawyer with Russian and Ukrainian ties became intertwined with the Trump empire.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This month marks the 75th anniversary of JFK’s famed WWII heroic moment. A perfect time to examine whatever correlations there may be between leadership, military service, and views on war and peace.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen may have just jeopardized Trump’s presidency. Long before the spotlight was on the president’s most troublesome ex-attorney, WhoWhatWhy was probing this curious character in the Russiagate saga.