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Matt Zapotosky

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  • Washington Post
Past:
  • The Event Chronicle
  • Providence Journal

Recent articles by Matt:

Inside the Mueller team’s decision to dispute BuzzFeed’s explosive story on Trump and Cohen

The special counsel's office did not realize the extent of what the story would allege before it was published. → Read More

U.S. law firm that briefly drew Robert Mueller’s attention agrees to pay $4.6 million for unreported Ukraine work

The firm — Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — conceded it should have registered as a foreign agent in 2012 for work on behalf of Ukraine. → Read More

Does Beto O’Rourke have something to say?

Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected results. → Read More

Barr confirmation hearing: Trump’s attorney general nominee likely to face tough questioning today from Senate panel

William P. Barr is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In written testimony, he has pledged to allow special counsel Robert S. Mueller III finish his investigation into Russian election interference. → Read More

Barr vows to let special counsel investigation finish and says it is ‘very important’ Congress and the public be told of the findings

Written testimony from the attorney general nominee offered a preview of how he may respond to inquiries at his confirmation hearing Tuesday. → Read More

Rosenstein expects to leave Justice Dept. if new attorney general is confirmed

The deputy attorney general has told people he expects to depart if William P. Barr is confirmed, though there is no timeline or concrete plans in place. → Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio testifies before D.C. grand jury as part of U.S. probe into Malaysian corruption

The actor is considered a witness in the case. → Read More

Justice Dept. investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general

Trump’s interior secretary announced his resignation last month amid ethics inquiries. → Read More

Judge strikes down Trump administration effort to deny asylum for migrants fleeing gang violence, domestic abuse

The judge ruled the new policies were “arbitrary and capricious and contrary to law.” → Read More

Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, scheduled to be sentenced

The sentencing could be complicated by the recent suggestion by Flynn’s defense attorneys that he was duped by the FBI. → Read More

Latest expenditure data shows Mueller probe cost about $25 million through September

The president has periodically complained about the price tag of the probe. → Read More

Special counsel rejects suggestion by Flynn’s attorneys that he was misled in FBI interview

The filing by prosecutors came in response to a request by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan for more information about the circumstances of the interview. → Read More

Inspector general report details hurdles in recovering Strzok, Page texts

The phones the two controversial FBI officials had been assigned for their special-counsel work were reset before investigators could review them. → Read More

Michael Cohen, sentenced today, says he's free from Trump

Michael Cohen was sentenced today to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first lady. → Read More

Michael Cohen to be sentenced for crimes committed while working for Trump

The president’s former personal lawyer could face several years in prison. → Read More

New Mueller filing says Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was in touch with a Russian seeking ‘political synergy’ with campaign

Federal prosecutors in New York argue for ‘substantial’ prison time for Cohen. → Read More

Trump confirms he will nominate Barr as attorney general, Nauert as U.N. ambassador

“He was my first choice since day one,” the president said of Barr, a former attorney general. Trump praised Nauert as “very talented, very smart, very quick.” → Read More

Ex-Fugees member Pras Michel denies wrongdoing in alleged effort to stop Malaysian corruption probe

The artist said in a statement his name was being “dragged through the mud.” → Read More

Cohen seeks ‘time served’ prison sentence, says again his crimes were meant to protect Trump

In a court filing late Friday, lawyers for President Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, wrote that their client is eager to share his knowledge with law enforcement and mindful that he would have to “begin his life virtually anew.” → Read More

Ex-Justice Dept. employee admits to helping aid lobbying effort meant to shut down Malaysian corruption probe

Prosecutors said the far-reaching effort also involved a rapper and an investment firm owner whose description matches that of veteran GOP fundraiser Elloitt Broidy. → Read More