Jane Mayer has been a New Yorker staff writer since 1995. She covers politics, culture, and national security for the magazine. Previously, she worked at the Wall Street Journal, where she covered the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, the Persian Gulf War, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1984, she became the paper’s first female White House correspondent. She is the author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, and the co-author, with Jill Abramson, of Strange Justice, and, with Doyle McManus, of Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-1988. Her forthcoming book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, “explores how a network of deep-pocketed conservatives — foremost among them the Koch brothers — are seeking to fundamentally reshape American politics.” (New York Times)
Jeffrey Toobin is the author of Opening Arguments, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, and, most recently, “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.” He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993 and the senior legal analyst for CNN since 2002. His forthcoming book is Urban Guerrilla: The Strange Saga of Patricia Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army.