“Under Trump, intelligence officials have been placed in the unusual position of being pressured to justify the importance of their work, protect their colleagues from political retribution and demonstrate fealty to a president. Though intelligence officials have been loath to admit it publicly, the cumulative result has been devastating.” Robert Draper in the NYT Mag: Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies. “Last year, intelligence officials gathered to write a classified report on Russia’s interest in the 2020 election. An investigation from the magazine uncovered what happened next.” (How could so many institutions we counted on have let us down so dramatically in such a short time?)