A writer for New York Magazine has rehashed his most outlandish theory that US President Donald Trump could have been a Russian asset since the 1980s – and has been mercilessly mocked on Twitter for his efforts. Proving that Russiagate is the conspiracy that just won’t die – even in light of the Mueller report which found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia – New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait has revisited a piece he published in July 2018 in order to see how well it holds up today. The article in question – which made the magazine’s front cover – extravagantly contended that Trump could have been compromised by Moscow as far back as 1987. That claim holds up “extremely well” today according to Chait, who doubled down on Twitter on Tuesday, insisting that Russia holds “secret leverage” over Trump.
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