Zachary Basu, Axios

Zachary Basu


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Past articles by Zachary:

Mueller prosecutor says there are new revelations in Senate Russia report

Andrew Weissmann was the architect of the case against Paul Manafort. → Read More

Senate report finds Manafort passed sensitive campaign data to Russian intelligence officer

It's the fifth and final volume of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation. → Read More

Senate report finds Manafort passed sensitive campaign data to Russian intelligence officer

It's the fifth and final volume of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation. → Read More

Senate adjourns without extending expiring unemployment benefits

More than 30 million Americans could see their incomes drop 50%–75% as benefits expire. → Read More

Pompeo announces visa restrictions on some Huawei employees

The escalation come a day after the U.K. said it would ban Huawei from its 5G network. → Read More

Appeals court orders judge to dismiss case against Michael Flynn

It marks the end of a long-running legal fight that began with Flynn pleading guilty in December 2017. → Read More

Pompeo tells Congress Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

"No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given the facts on the ground." → Read More

Richard Burr to step down as Senate Intelligence chair amid insider trading probe

It comes one day after reports that the FBI seized Burr's phone as part of an investigation into possible insider trading. → Read More

Former acting FBI director McCabe slams decision to drop Flynn charges as "pure politics"

"Today’s move by the Justice Department has nothing to do with the facts or the law." → Read More

Top Michael Flynn prosecutor moves to withdraw from case

Van Grack has been accused by Flynn's attorneys and conservative media of prosecutorial misconduct. → Read More

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson skipped five virus briefings in early days of pandemic

Warnings issued in January and repeated in February fell on "deaf ears," according to a Sunday Times investigation. → Read More

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as coronavirus symptoms persist

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests as a "precautionary step" as his coronavirus symptoms have continued to persist 10 days after testing positive, according to a Downing Street spokesperson. Why it matters: Johnson was the first major elected leader to test positive for the coronavirus. He was admitted on the same day that Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare… → Read More

Trump announces 30-day extension of coronavirus guidelines

That's well past the president's Easter target to re-open parts of the country. → Read More

China to temporarily bar entry of foreigners to stop spread of coronavirus

It includes foreign nationals with visas and residence permits. → Read More

Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

He's the first U.S. senator to test positive. → Read More

States order bars and restaurants to close due to coronavirus

It's a drastic step to enforce social distancing. → Read More

Sanders, Biden campaigns cancel Cleveland rallies over coronavirus concerns

"All future Bernie 2020 events will be evaluated on a case by case basis." → Read More

Warren campaign makes case for path to nomination ahead of Super Tuesday

Warren currently falls fourth in the Democratic field with just eight pledged delegates. → Read More

Trump expected to install Grenell as acting intelligence chief

Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, has never worked for an intelligence agency. → Read More

Prosecutors recommend Roger Stone serve 7 to 9 years in prison

Federal prosecutors recommended in a sentencing memo filed Monday that Trump associate Roger Stone serve 87 to 108 months in prison — or 7 to 9 years — for crimes that include obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering. The big picture: Stone, one of several Trump associates to be indicted as a result of the Mueller investigation, was found guilty in November of lying to… → Read More