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Matt Zapotosky

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Past:
  • The Event Chronicle
  • Providence Journal

Recent articles by Matt:

Attorney general could release ‘principal conclusions’ of Mueller report as early as today

The summary could be brief and high-level, but Attorney General William P. Barr said he would consider making more information public. → Read More

‘If you took it all in in one day, it would kill you’: What Mueller’s investigation has already revealed

The 22-month-old investigation by the special counsel has exposed numerous contacts between Trump associates and Russians and generated unpredictable ripple effects. → Read More

As end of Mueller probe looms, Sessions returns to Justice Dept. to claim his Cabinet chair

President Trump’s first attorney general was forced out in a day. His allies felt he deserved a more formal send-off. → Read More

Federal investigators looking into Boeing 737 Max following 2 crashes in less than five months

Both the Justice Department and Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General have made inquiries. → Read More

Cesar Sayoc, accused of mailing bombs to Trump’s critics, is expected to plead guilty

It is not clear to what charges Sayoc will plead guilty, and such agreements can collapse before they are finalized in court. → Read More

Federal prosecutors bring terror charges against group arrested in New Mexico compound case

Officials say those charged sought to kill FBI and military personnel. → Read More

'Operation Varsity Blues': A college entrance bribery scheme

An elaborate college entrance bribery scheme. When veterans take their lives in the very places they sought help. Plus, a space name odyssey. → Read More

Ex-congressman Aaron Schock strikes deal to avert prosecution

The agreement resolves a years-long case against the Illinois Republican accused of misspending campaign and government money. → Read More

Michael Cohen alleges pardon was dangled. Others say his lawyer broached the idea.

Lawmakers are trying to sort out the competing narratives surrounding the president’s former fixer. → Read More

Lawmakers exploring possible pardon talks involving Michael Cohen

The topic came up in closed-door testimony Thursday, though the details are unclear. → Read More

Michael Cohen’s testimony: Trump’s former personal lawyer expected to allege the president knew in advance of WikiLeaks plan

Live updates as Trump’s former fixer testifies before Congress. → Read More

Cohen tells Congress Trump knew about WikiLeaks’ plans, directed hush-money payments

In stunning testimony Wednesday, the president’s former lawyer said federal prosecutors remain interested in a possible criminal case involving Trump. → Read More

20 questions that Michael Cohen could answer for lawmakers when he testifies on Capitol Hill this week

The president’s former personal lawyer is scheduled to speak with three congressional committees. → Read More

As debate over Mueller report rages, Rosenstein says Justice Dept. should not release info on uncharged suspects

“If we aren’t prepared to prove our case beyond a reasonable doubt in court, then we have no business making allegations against American citizens,” Rosenstein said. → Read More

McCabe says Rosenstein was ‘thinking off the top of his head’ when he brought up 25th Amendment

The former acting FBI director said he did not know of an actual effort underway to oust the president from office. → Read More

McCabe says he told lawmakers about opening an investigation into Trump, and ‘no one objected’

The comments seemed design to rebut criticism McCabe has faced over steps he took against the president in May 2017. → Read More

Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. next month

Jeffrey Rosen of the Transportation Dept. is expected to be nominated to succeed Rosenstein, according to those familiar with the discussions. → Read More

How President Trump came to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall

The president’s lawyers told him he would be sued, but he demanded aides find a way to get around Congress and build the wall. → Read More

McCabe tells ‘60 Minutes’ that Rosenstein was concerned about Trump’s ‘capacity’ when he brought up 25th Amendment

McCabe said Rosenstein broached ousting the president “in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort.” → Read More

McCabe says he quickly opened FBI investigation of Trump for fear of being fired

The former acting director of the FBI spoke out in a television interview about his response to a meeting with the president. President Trump later hit back at McCabe on Twitter. → Read More