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Matt Zapotosky

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

Recent articles by Matt:

Epstein paid suspected co-conspirators, which prosecutors suggest may have been to ‘influence’ them

The allegation appears in a court filing Friday. → Read More

Epstein offers mansion, private jet as collateral in bid to be released from jail

Defense attorneys for the wealthy financier said in a court filing they intend to aggressively contest new sex trafficking charges. → Read More

Second federal judge blocks Justice Dept. bid to replace census attorneys

The judge said he might grant the request if the new attorneys are prepared to address “potential conflicts” in the administration’s position. → Read More

Federal judge rejects Trump administration’s bid to swap out lawyers for Census case on citizenship question

The judge’s decision was latest development in the continuing effort by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. → Read More

Barr won’t recuse from Epstein prosecution but will remain uninvolved in any review of past plea deal

A lawyer from the attorney general’s former law firm represented Jeffrey Epstein in his 2008 plea deal. → Read More

Prosecutors expected to unseal charges against Jeffrey Epstein

The well-connected financier was arrested over the weekend. → Read More

Justice Department changing lawyers on census case

The move possibly signals career attorneys’ legal and ethical concerns over the latest maneuvering ordered by President Trump. → Read More

Buttigieg asks U.S. Justice Department for help after South Bend police shooting incident

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer has prompted strong criticism over the mayor’s handling of racial issues. → Read More

Moved by trip to Alaska, Barr declares emergency to make millions available for state’s crime-fighting efforts

The funds can be used to help remote villages hire and train police. → Read More

House Judiciary leaders call for inspector general to investigate possible discrimination at FBI academy

The request comes after 16 women alleged they were subjected to sexually charged comments and treated unfavorably during training. → Read More

Justice Department files complaint alleging Omarosa Manigault Newman failed to file financial disclosure report

The department asked that she be fined “up to $50,000.” → Read More

Congressman Duncan Hunter used campaign money to fund extramarital affairs, prosecutors allege

In a new court filing, prosecutors accused the California Republican of using his campaign coffers to pay for trips, dinners and drinks with five women. → Read More

Key prosecutor in Mueller’s obstruction investigation will head to private practice

Andrew Goldstein, a senior assistance special counsel, will join Cooley. He’s the latest of those who investigated Trump to announce his next move. → Read More

Paul Manafort moved to Manhattan detention center that formerly held ‘El Chapo’

Since April, Manafort had been held at a minimum-security prison near Scranton, Pa. → Read More

Justice Dept. to Congress: Back off contempt process, or Barr will ask Trump to shield census documents

The attorney general indicated that he plans to ask President Trump to assert executive privilege. → Read More

Barr promised to convene civil rights leaders to discuss police reform efforts. It didn’t go quite as planned.

Six groups skipped the gathering, so the attorney general had a personal meeting with the president of an advocacy group for people with disabilities. → Read More

Navy confirms request was made to ‘minimize the visibility’ of USS John S. McCain during Trump’s visit to Japan

The episode has raised concerns about whether President Trump’s political grievances are infecting the military. → Read More

Barr taps U.S. attorney in Connecticut to investigate origins of Russia probe

Barr tapped John H. Durham to work on the review, which is designed at ensuring the U.S. government’s “intelligence collection activities” related to the Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate.” → Read More

Rosenstein criticizes Jim Comey as ‘partisan pundit,’ defends handling of Mueller probe

The former deputy attorney general, in a speech Monday, offered one of his most thorough accounts of Comey’s firing as FBI director. → Read More

Rapper Pras Michel charged alongside Malaysian financier with funneling foreign money into 2012 U.S. election

The charges are the latest from a sprawling investigation of Malaysian corruption. → Read More