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

The government does not know if an alleged hacking conspiracy between Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning succeeded, according to a newly released December 2017 affidavit from an FBI agent on the case.

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International political consultant W. Sam Patten was sentenced to 36 months probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine on Friday for failing to register as a foreign agent, after spending months cooperating with federal prosecutors.

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In 2012, two years after Gregory Craig stepped down from his job as White House counsel to Barack Obama, he had found work with a new president in a new country: Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine.

But the job was markedly different. Craig was working in a fetid political system with political operative Paul Manafort to whitewash the prosecution of Yanukovych’s main political opponent, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. He was indicted on charges relating to that work today.

I covered this story when I was working in Ukraine, after Craig’s role slowly emerged from documents found in the sauna of an official overthrown in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and from information revealed during the prosecution of Paul Manafort.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange allegedly worked with U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to try to access a government computer network after Manning transferred thousands of internal files to the self-proclaimed transparency organization, federal prosecutors alleged in an indictment unsealed Thursday.

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