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

Mar-a-Lago hobnobber and massage parlor magnate Cindy Yang’s involvement with Chinese government-linked groups seems like a tantalizing detail in the emerging story of her unusual access to the President. But experts caution that the picture is potentially more complicated and subtle.

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Paul Manafort has seven years of prison ahead of him.

But what was the real gravity of his crimes?

During two trials, prosecutors focused in on wrongdoing that emanated from his time working for exiled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his wealthy backers.

I covered elements of Manafort’s time in Ukraine while working as a journalist there, an experience that gave me a good sense of the kind of government Manafort was abetting, and where the tens of millions of dollars he received came from. (Hint: the regime is accused of stealing $40 billion.)

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