Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Sadie Gurman

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Recent articles by Sadie:

U.S. Prisons Chief Removed in Wake of Epstein Suicide

The acting chief of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been ousted from his post following the suicide of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York detention facility as he faced sex trafficking charges. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein’s death shifts spotlight to associates

Federal prosecutors pledge to continue their probe, and a growing cache of evidence could lead to other targets → Read More

The Five Men the Government Plans to Execute First

The Justice Department said it would resume federal executions, starting with five men who have been convicted of killing children. Here is a look at their cases. → Read More

Justice Department Chiefs Can’t Get Enough of the Patron Saint of the Rule of Law

Meet the Justice revered by Bill Barr, Rod Rosenstein and Eric Holder. → Read More

A New Team of Government Lawyers Will Take Over Census Fight

A new team of government lawyers will be taking charge of the census fight, as the Trump administration searches for a legally acceptable way to include a citizenship question in the 2020 survey despite a Supreme Court decision barring it. → Read More

Barr Says He Is Fighting for the Presidency, Not Trump

William Barr, under criticism that he is acting more like President Trump’s personal lawyer than the U.S. attorney general, says his long-held belief in executive power is more about protecting the presidency than the current officeholder. → Read More

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Submits Resignation Letter

Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to President Trump on Monday, ending a tumultuous two years in which he tried to steady a rocky Justice Department and its relationship with the White House. → Read More

No. 3 at Justice Department Leaving Post Administration Has Struggled to Fill

The official who has been serving in the Justice Department’s No. 3 job is stepping down as William Barr moves to put his stamp on the department’s leadership team. → Read More

As Mueller Report Is Unveiled, Barr Emerges as Strong Trump Defender

President Trump has often said he wanted an attorney general who would protect him. Two months into the job, critics says that William Barr is emerging as that man. → Read More

Dozens of Medical Professionals Charged With Illegally Prescribing Opioids

Federal prosecutors have charged 60 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals with illegally prescribing more than 32 million powerful and addictive pain pills. → Read More

Mueller Report Expected to Be Released Thursday

Attorney General William Barr expects to provide special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress and the public on Thursday, a Justice Department official said. → Read More

Rod Rosenstein Defends Justice Department Handling of Mueller Report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Justice Department’s handling of the special counsel’s still-secret report, saying Attorney General William Barr is “being as forthcoming as he can” about redacting and releasing the document. → Read More

Justice Department Outsider Would Face Tough Task as Agency’s No. 2

President Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general, who faces a confirmation hearing this coming week, has never worked at the Justice Department, making him a test of whether managerial skills honed elsewhere are sufficient for what is already one of the hardest jobs in Washington. → Read More

Attorney General Barr Orders LGBT Bias Probe Within Justice Department

Attorney General William Barr has asked the federal Bureau of Prisons and the FBI to investigate allegations of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Justice Department employees in their ranks. → Read More

Alabama Prisons Routinely Violate Inmates’ Rights, Justice Department Probe Finds

Alabama’s men’s prisons routinely violate inmates’ constitutional rights by failing to protect them from violence and sexual abuse, the Justice Department said, after a sweeping investigation of the state’s overcrowded and understaffed facilities. → Read More

Trump Pick for Justice Department No. 3 Official Withdraws From Consideration

President Trump’s pick for the Justice Department’s No. 3 position is withdrawing from consideration, citing opposition from Republicans over her involvement more than a decade ago in a lawyers group that took pro-abortion-rights positions. → Read More

Mueller Told Barr Weeks Ago He Wouldn’t Reach Conclusion on Obstruction Charge

Special counsel Robert Mueller told top Justice Department officials three weeks before submitting a report on his investigation into Russian election interference that he wouldn’t reach a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice, a person familiar with the matter said. → Read More

William Barr Quietly Unrolls an Agenda Beyond the Mueller Probe

While America awaits the special counsel’s Russia report, William Barr, who will make key decisions about its disclosure to the public, has been quietly pursuing other objectives at the Justice Department. → Read More

White House Picks Jeffrey Rosen for Deputy Attorney General

The White House selected Jeffrey Rosen, the No. 2 official at the Transportation Department, to be deputy attorney general, putting a seasoned bureaucrat in charge of the day-to-day operations of a Justice Department battered by political storms. → Read More

Congressional Leaders Didn’t Object to FBI’s Trump Probe, McCabe Says

Congressional leaders briefed on classified matters had no objections to an FBI counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s potential ties to Russia, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe said. → Read More