Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Sadie Gurman

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Past articles by Sadie:

Ties Between Joe Biden and Merrick Garland Deteriorate From Distant to Frigid

The attorney general’s vaunted independence—and his naming of special counsels to look into the president and his son—has put a pall on relations between the White House and Justice Department. → Read More

Did Hunter Biden Get a Sweetheart Deal? Prosecutors Weigh In

A look at whether the Justice Department’s agreement with the president’s son is the same as it would have been for anyone else. → Read More

Donald Trump to Make Initial Court Appearance in Miami

The unprecedented federal case against the former president starts wending its way through the courts. → Read More

How Jack Smith’s Mar-a-Lago Probe Led to Trump’s Indictment

A timeline of the handling of classified documents and the events leading to the former president being charged. → Read More

Denied a Gun License Over School Threat, Accused Leaker Jack Teixeira Later Got Top-Secret Clearance

The U.S. government’s process for granting clearance is geared toward weeding out individuals with financial problems, suspicious overseas ties, a pattern of drug use, or disqualifying criminal records. It is less focused on reviewing social-media postings. → Read More

Justice Department Steps Up Jan. 6 Probe of Those in Trump’s Orbit

Agency commits more resources to pursue evidence of criminal involvement as House hearings reveal activities of Trump and his circle before and during Capitol attack. → Read More

Donald Trump Tried to Contact Jan. 6 Witness, Liz Cheney Says

Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney of House select committee says panel alerted Justice Department about alleged incident as a potential effort to improperly influence testimony. → Read More

Beleaguered Federal Prison System Gets New Chief

Oregon’s top corrections official will take on the job of setting right an agency that has struggled with misconduct, staffing shortages and the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Senate Confirms Steven Dettelbach as ATF Director

President Biden’s nominee becomes the first head of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in years to receive Senate approval. → Read More

Secret Service Director Leaving to Join Snapchat

Government veteran James Murray is set to take a security post with the company. → Read More

Federal Authorities Say 1,500 Fugitives Captured in June Dragnet

The U.S. Marshals Service spearheaded the operation to round up violent criminals sought by local law enforcement. → Read More

U.S. Law Firm to Represent Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich as U.S. Seeks to Seize His Planes

The move by Kobre & Kim lawyers to register as foreign agents to represent the Russian billionaire is a rare example of a U.S. firm willing to advise a prominent Russian oligarch since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Ex-Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone

Testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson raises new questions for the House panel investigating the Capitol riot and potential perils for former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Supreme Court Restores Oklahoma’s Jurisdiction Over Non-Tribal Crimes on Tribal Lands

The high court ruled Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native-Americans in Indian country, clawing back part of its 2020 decision limiting the state’s jurisdiction in land governed by federal treaties. That ruling transferred criminal cases from state courts to federal and tribal venues. → Read More

Cassidy Hutchinson Says Trump Demanded to Be Driven to the Capitol on Jan. 6

Cassidy Hutchinson, a onetime top aide to Donald Trump’s chief of staff testifying before the Jan. 6 panel, said the president was warned that members of the crowd attending his rally on Jan. 6, 2021, were heavily armed and still directed them to march toward the Capitol. → Read More

Federal Investigators Search Home of Jeffrey Clark Ahead of Jan. 6 Hearing

Federal investigators searched the home of former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark this week, in an escalation of an inquiry into efforts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Charges Against Accused Buffalo Shooter Point to Alleged Act of Domestic Terrorism, Government Says

A top Justice Department official said hate-crime charges represent the “strongest tool in our arsenal.” → Read More

Accused Buffalo Supermarket Shooter Payton Gendron Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Payton Gendron was charged with 26 counts of hate crimes and a firearms offense that carries the potential penalty of death. Attorney General Merrick Garland meets with families of victims. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee Splits Over Possible Criminal Referral for Trump

“Not our job,” says Chairman Bennie Thompson, but other committee members say the matter isn’t settled. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee’s Focus on Trump Raises Questions About Its Ultimate Goal

Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney said the panel will use coming hearings to lay out the alleged seven-part plan by the former president to overturn his 2020 election defeat. → Read More