Josh Kovensky

Josh Kovensky is a reporter for Talking Points Memo in New York City. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Articles by Josh

Two prosecutors from the special counsel’s office said privately there was enough evidence to file federal criminal charges of obstruction of justice against President Trump over his efforts to halt an FBI probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, reports Murray Waas at the New York Review of Books. But Trump’s status as president precluded them from advocating for criminal charges.

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Volodymyr Zelensky’s landslide victory in the Ukrainian presidential election this past week provoked some surprise, but mostly shock at how a Jewish comedian could wind up as president of Ukraine.

For years, the country has been torn apart by a proxy war with Russia and the country’s competing oligarchs, assisted American power brokers subsequently swept up in Robert Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 election. This weekend’s landslide election — Zelensky won 73 percent of the vote — looked like an encouraging sign.

The reality may be more complicated.

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