Tim Mak Tim Mak is a political reporter for NPR.
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Tim Mak in 2018.
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Tim Mak

Political Reporter

Tim Mak covers national security and politics for NPR.

His reporting topics include investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the potential for future interference by foreign actors; challenges to America's democratic institutions; as well as the conservative movement and Republicans in the context of the 2018 elections.

Before joining NPR, Mak worked as a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, covering the 2016 presidential elections with an emphasis on foreign affairs. He has also worked on the Politico Defense team, the Politico breaking news desk, and at the Washington Examiner. He covered the rise of the Tea Party movement in 2009 and 2010 for FrumForum. He has reported abroad from the Horn of Africa and East Asia.

Mak graduated with a B.A. from McGill University, where he was a valedictorian. He also holds a national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 12

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FBI Agent Testifies About His Anti-Trump Texts

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Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok (center) waits to testify before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Capitol Hill Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Clashes With GOP In Raucous Hearing

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Newly discovered aspects of Russia's active measures apparently reveal an effort to exploit Americans' greater trust in local news than in national news organizations. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin and American action movie actor Steven Seagal visited a newly built wrestling school in Moscow in 2013. Alexei Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Did Steven Seagal And Vladimir Putin Become BFFs? Bob Van Ronkel Introduced Them

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The Man Who Connects Hollywood With Russia's Rich And Powerful

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Comedian and radio host Randy Credico says he suspects a request from special counsel Robert Mueller's office connects to his on-again, off-again relationship with Roger Stone. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday about the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 election and spoke of what other countries may be doing to emulate Russia's tactics. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Radio Host's Relationship With Roger Stone Draws Interest In Russia Investigation

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Uses Legal Threats To Protect His Client

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Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Trump, leaves federal court in New York City in April. His legal troubles may test his loyalty to Trump, which has been built over years of protecting his boss in part by using legal threats. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

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Roger Stone says that he is prepared for a Justice Department indictment if one appears but that investigators ultimately will find that he has done nothing wrong. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Amid Lawsuits And Circling Feds, Stone Rejects What He Calls A Scheme To Silence Him

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Trump Adviser Roger Stone Says He's 'Prepared' If Indicted By Special Counsel Mueller

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Trump To Demand Review Of Surveillance Tactics In Russia Probe

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