Greg Miller is a Washington Post reporter who just broke a major story about President Donald Trump.
On Monday evening, Greg Miller, along with his colleague Greg Jaffe, reported that President Donald Trump last week revealed highly classified information in a conversation with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.
So who is Greg Miller, the reporter who broke this story? Here’s what you need to know.
1. He Has Worked for The Washington Post for Seven Years
Greg Miller has worked for The Washington Post since 2010, with his current title being national security correspondent.
Before The Washington Post, Miller was a reporter for The Los Angeles Times for almost 16 years, writing for that paper from June 1994 through March 2010.
According to his LinkedIn page, Miller earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, and he earned a Master’s degree from Stanford University. He is a California native.
2. He Won a Pulitzer Prize for His Reporting U.S. Surveillance Programs
Greg Miller has won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting.
Miller and several other Post reporters in 2014 won the The Pulitzer for Public Service for their work in reporting on the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, as had been revealed by Edward Snowden.
Miller was also a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for a series of stories about the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policies, according to The Washington Post.
3. He Previously Reported That the Intelligence Community Felt a ‘Sense of Dread’ About Donald Trump
Greg Miller had previously reported for the Washington Post that the intelligence community was feeling a sense of dread about Donald Trump’s presidency.
“A palpable sense of dread settled on the intelligence community Wednesday as Hillary Clinton, the candidate many expected to win, conceded the race to a GOP upstart who has dismissed U.S. spy agencies’ views on Russia and Syria, and even threatened to order the CIA to resume the use of interrogation methods condemned as torture,” he reported in November.
Miller in particular reported that intelligence officials were concerned about Trump’s statements about Russia.
“More recently, U.S. intelligence officials have been disturbed by Trump’s positions on Russia — his statements encouraging Moscow to seek to steal Clinton’s emails and his refusal to accept the intelligence community’s conclusion that the Kremlin was behind a cyberespionage campaign targeting Clinton and the Democratic Party,” Miller said.
4. He Wrote a Book About American Interrogators
In 2005, Greg Miller published a book about American interrogators.
This book was titled The Interrogators: Task Force 500 and America’s Secret War Against Al Qaeda, and it discussed those who interrogate prisoners captured in the war on terror. He co-wrote it along with Chris Mackey.
“Soldiers specially trained in the art of interrogation went face-to-face with the enemy,” the book description reads. “These mental and psychological battles were as grueling, dramatic, and important as any in the war on terrorism. We learn how, under Mackey’s command, his small group of ‘soldier spies’ engineered a breakthrough in interrogation strategy, rewriting techniques and tactics grounded in the Cold War.”
Miller has traveled throughout the world for his reporting, going to countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait and Serbia, according to The Washington Post.
5. He Previously Wrote a Profile of Michael Flynn
Greg Miller has extensively covered the story surrounding President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
He’s been on the Flynn story since the beginning, as he wrote a profile of Flynn in August 2016 that gained a lot of additional attention after Flynn was forced to resign from the Trump administration. The piece is titled “He was one of the most respected intel officers of his generation. Now he’s leading ‘Lock her up’ chants.” Miller co-wrote this article with Dana Priest.
The article talks about the fact that Michael Flynn used to be a highly respected security analyst but many of his recent actions had come under scrutiny, including his comments comparing Hillary Clinton to an enemy in a war.
“It was a jarring moment in a race full of them — a retired three-star general comparing a presidential candidate to the al- Qaeda militants he faced in Afghanistan and Iraq, calling for a former senator and secretary of state to be imprisoned,” The Washington Post’s article said.
Recently, Miller broke a story that Michael Flynn had been warned by senior members of the Trump campaign about the risks of contacting the Russian ambassador in December. The lies surrounding this meeting ultimately lead to Flynn’s resignation.
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