Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Sadie Gurman

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Recent articles by Sadie:

Sen. Burr to Step Aside as Intelligence Panel Chair During Stock-Trade Probe

Sen. Richard Burr plans to step aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee during the investigation into stock trades he made shortly before the coronavirus-induced market turmoil, a move announced a day after federal investigators seized his cellphone. → Read More

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Released From Prison to Home Confinement

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from a federal prison due to coronavirus concerns and will continue serving his 7 ½ year sentence for tax and bank fraud from home. → Read More

More Than 70% of Inmates Tested in Federal Prisons Have Coronavirus

More than two thirds of the small number of federal prisoners who have been tested had positive results, officials said Wednesday, suggesting the outbreak behind bars may be more widespread than previously known. → Read More

Coronavirus Provides Way Out for Florida Inmate

Rufus Rochell, behind bars for 32 years for a drug conviction, walked out of prison on Friday as officials look to protect inmates from the coronavirus sweeping through the nation’s lockups. → Read More

Justice Department Investigators Inspect Federal Prisons for Coronavirus Containment Procedures

The Justice Department’s watchdog has begun remote inspections of federal prisons to determine whether they are following public-health guidelines to stem the spread of the new coronavirus behind bars. → Read More

Coronavirus Seen as Factor Spurring Compassionate Release From Prison

Daniel Brown has sought his release at least five times during his 14 years behind bars. Now the coronavirus pandemic might offer him his greatest chance at freedom. → Read More

Barr Defends Trump’s Firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General

Attorney General William Barr said President Trump was right to fire the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who became a key figure in the president’s impeachment proceedings last year. → Read More

Judge Orders Chelsea Manning Released From Jail

Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking government secrets, must be released from a jail where she has been held for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating Julian Assange. → Read More

Justice Department Rejects Judge’s Criticism of How Barr Handled Mueller Report

The Justice Department said a federal judge’s criticisms of Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “were contrary to the facts.” → Read More

Barr Is Said to Have Considered Quitting Over Trump Tweets

The attorney general has told confidants he considered resigning after President Trump ignored his repeated requests that he stop tweeting about pending criminal investigations. → Read More

Mexico, Under U.S. Pressure, Adds Muscle to Fight Against Drug Cartels

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has beefed up his strategy to fight drug cartels, including bringing the marines, Mexico’s elite security force, back to the front lines of the drug war. → Read More

Attorney General Picks Close Aide to Lead U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C.

Timothy Shea, currently a counselor to William Barr handling issues related to law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is being put in charge of the largest U.S. attorney’s office and several politically sensitive investigations. → Read More

Murkowski ‘Disturbed’ by McConnell’s Senate Impeachment Strategy

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska objected to the Senate majority leader’s promise of “total coordination” with the White House over President Trump’s impeachment trial, saying she wants a “full and fair process.” → Read More

FBI’s Wray Acts Fast to Make Changes After Scathing Report

FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered more than 40 changes in how the bureau seeks secret surveillance warrants and handles other matters after the Justice Department inspector general pointed out flaws in the bureau’s efforts to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser. → Read More

Justice Watchdog to Face Congress

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to face questions from lawmakers about his report on the FBI’s Russia investigation and its finding that the bureau was justified in seeking to monitor a Trump campaign adviser—but committed serious missteps along the way. → Read More

Attorney General Barr Calls FBI’s Trump Probe ‘Travesty’

Attorney General William Barr escalated his criticism of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into possible Trump campaign connections to Russia, calling it a “travesty” that was opened on flimsy evidence. → Read More

Barr Rejects Watchdog Finding That FBI Was Justified in Opening Trump Probe

Attorney General William Barr quickly and sharply disputed a watchdog’s key finding that the FBI was legally justified in opening its Russia investigation. → Read More

U.S. Judge Suspends Scheduled Federal Executions so Inmates Can Pursue Legal Challenge

A judge has suspended the executions of four federal death-row inmates that were scheduled to begin next month, effectively blocking the Trump administration’s plan to restart the use of the death penalty after a 16-year hiatus. → Read More

Barr Says Democrats Are Trying to Weaken Presidential Power

Attorney General William Barr said congressional Democrats are flooding the White House with demands for documents and testimony to erode executive power permanently and undermine President Trump. → Read More

Barr Unveils Plan to Combat Gun Violence

A Justice Department plan to combat gun violence aims to improve background checks by encouraging federal prosecutors to more quickly contribute information about people whose mental-health history prevents them from owning firearms. → Read More