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Recent articles by Matt:

Justice Dept. concedes it had ‘insufficient’ cause to continue monitoring former Trump campaign adviser in Russia probe

The notable admission about the bureau’s surreptitious monitoring of Carter Page is likely to fuel continued criticism of how the FBI handled the high-profile case. → Read More

Federal prosecutors explore years-old media disclosure, raising fears Trump is using Justice Dept. for political gain

Some former officials say they worry the department might be dredging up old allegations of wrongdoing to help Trump go after a critic: former FBI director James B. Comey. → Read More

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Bridgegate scandal. The case could impact future public corruption prosecutions.

The court has in recent years curtailed prosecutors ability to bring public corruption cases. → Read More

Trump inauguration donor charged with obstructing investigation into sources of his contribution

Imaad Zuberi, who gave $900,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee, deleted emails and backdated a check to hinder probe, prosecutors allege. → Read More

Inspector general: FBI should have reassessed whether to continue investigating former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page

Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee about his assessment of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign. → Read More

The fight over the FBI’s Russia probe

Matt Zapotosky on the fight over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Kevin Sieff on the cycle of debt for migrants. Plus, Lena Felton explores how women use sci-fi to explore gender and sexuality. → Read More

More than 500 law professors say Trump committed ‘impeachable conduct’

The professors signed on to an open letter posted by the nonprofit group Protect Democracy. → Read More

‘I don’t remember’ Trump asking for news conference clearing him of wrongdoing in Ukraine call, Barr says

The comment is the first time the attorney general has addressed reports that Trump wanted him to say at a news conference the president broke no laws. → Read More

Justice Dept. investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says

U.S. Attorney John Durham has been trying to determine whether the FBI’s intelligence activities in the Russia probe were lawful. → Read More

Why Trump can’t stop all witnesses from testifying in Congress’s impeachment inquiry

The White House has said it won’t cooperate with lawmakers. But diplomats facing subpoenas are still talking. → Read More

Barr’s review of Russia investigation wins Trump’s favor. Those facing scrutiny suspect he’s chasing conspiracy theories.

The attorney general is particularly interested in a shadowy European professor at the center of much conservative conjecture. → Read More

Mueller and top deputies return to private practice at WilmerHale

Mueller was long expected to rejoin the law firm he left to serve as special counsel. → Read More

Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

The attorney general has made face-to-face overtures to British and Italian officials as part of the effort, people familiar with the matter say. → Read More

Murder and other violent crime fell again in 2018, new FBI data shows

The decreases come on top of similar declines in crime in 2017. → Read More

Justice Dept. rejected investigation of Trump phone call just weeks after it began examining the matter

Legal analysts say there was enough evidence to investigate the president for multiple crimes, but the department’s criminal division found insufficient cause. → Read More

Transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian president shows him offering U.S. assistance for Biden investigation

Trump agreed to release the transcript following days of mounting pressure from Congress. → Read More

Trump administration again pushes limits of authority in shielding whistleblower complaint from Congress

The president can keep secret his talks with foreign leaders, but not to cover up personal wrongdoing, legal analysts say. → Read More

Trump pressed Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son, according to people familiar with the matter

A July 25 call with President Volodymyr Zelensky is at the center of a whistleblower complaint naming Trump. → Read More

Justice Dept. won’t answer whether grand jury turned down indictment of McCabe, his lawyers say

In a public statement, the attorneys called on the department to end its investigation of the former acting FBI director. → Read More

Feds probe manager of McKesson narcotics distribution warehouse in Ohio

Subpoenas have been issued to the giant drug distributor, one person has been indicted and two others told they are possible targets. → Read More