New York Magazine : 2020-09-28

INTELLIGEN­CER : 31 : 29

INTELLIGEN­CER

Like all smart defense FORMER OFFICIAL, A JERK PAYS OFF.” supporters in Washington. In January, Duncan Hunter resigned from Congress after pleading guilty to corruption. And Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign as Trump’s national-security adviser, is currently fighting to have his case dismissed after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. But one of Thiel’s closest associates has occupied high-level posts in two of the places that matter most to Palantir. In 2019, Michael Kratsios, Thiel’s former chief of 29 september 28–october 11, 2020 | new york