2018 midterm elections

Expert Voices

Mueller’s investigation is over. Russia’s election meddling isn’t.

Robert Mueller
Special counsel Robert Mueller. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Special counsel Robert Mueller concurs with the Intelligence Community's assessment that the Russian government carried out a sophisticated, multi-pronged campaign to interfere in the 2016 election, per Attorney General William Barr’s letter summarizing the investigation’s findings.

Why it matters: Absent a bipartisan effort to combat this threat, Russian meddling may continue to disrupt American democracy.

Josh Kushner made a donation to Beto O'Rourke in 2018

Josh Kushner at the March for Our Lives last year. Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage via Getty Images

Among the last-minute donors to Beto O'Rourke in his midterm Senate campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz was venture capitalist Josh Kushner, who gave $2,600 on Oct. 25, 2018.

Why it matters: He's the younger brother of Jared Kushner, whose boss, President Trump, is being challenged for re-election by O'Rourke.

Go deeper: DCCC, RNC break fundraising records for month of February