Maxine Waters

Democracy In Crisis: Archaeological Notes on "Russia"

Democracy In Crisis: Archaeological Notes on 'Russia'

After the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian interference with the U.S. election, I had to renew my press credentials and took the elevator down to the private subway that runs beneath the Capitol. As the train approached and the glass doors opened, I imagined a shirtless Alex Jones screaming that this subway is evidence of the Deep State.

Whatever role Russia, the actual country, played in Trump's election, "Russia" is now the battlefield in which our conspiracy theories play out.

I. Revising Recent History

As I was whisked beneath the halls of government, shortly after FBI Director James B....