Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

Bart Jansen


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Past articles by Bart:

Justice Department drops sex-trafficking probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz without charges, lawyers say

The investigation coincided with Matt Gaetz’s rise to prominence as a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and antagonist to congressional Democrats. → Read More

FBI searches former VP Mike Pence's Indiana home for classified documents

The FBI began searching former Vice President Mike Pence's home in Indiana on Friday after the previous discovery of some classified documents. → Read More

Kentucky Rep. James Comer to lead House hearing this week about Hunter Biden's laptop

On the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer will lead a high-profile hearing on how Twitter blocked messages about Hunter Biden’s laptop. → Read More

Biden documents probe means US has 3 special counsel investigations at once. What are they?

Now that one was tapped to investigate Biden's handling of classified documents, the U.S. now has three special counsel probes running at once. → Read More

Two Trump companies sentenced to pay $1.6M after criminal tax fraud convictions

The Trump Organization said in a statement Friday that it did nothing wrong and would appeal the verdict. → Read More

Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden's classified documents

Garland's statement comes hours after the White House disclosed a second set of classified records were recovered in at Biden's Delaware home. → Read More

President Joe Biden classified documents: What we know and how discovery compares to Trump

Classified records found in an office once used by Joe Biden echoes the discovery at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago. What we know about the two cases. → Read More

Near-brawl on the House floor and other moments caught on camera during McCarthy speaker saga

A heated confrontation between Reps. Mike Rogers and Matt Gaetz was among many moments captured on camera during the four-day House speaker standoff. → Read More

McCarthy House speaker drama signals more fights no matter who holds gavel, lawmakers say

The House Republican speaker drama reflects divisions that will confront whoever leads the chamber amid debates over spending and debt, lawmakers say. → Read More

House Jan. 6 panel recommends DOJ prosecute Trump on several charges. Which ones and why?

The Jan. 6 committee's recommendations are nonbinding. But if the DOJ agrees, Trump would be the first former president to face federal charges. → Read More

Jan. 6 hearing live updates: House committee recommends DOJ investigate Trump over Capitol attack

Congress' 18-month investigation into former President Donald Trump's role in the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol attack will come to a close this week. → Read More

Accused Paul Pelosi attacker told police officer: 'There is evil in Washington'

A judge ruled Wednesday there is sufficient evidence for suspect David DePape, 42, to go to trial for charges stemming from the attack on Paul Pelosi. → Read More

Appeals court overturns special master review of records found at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the order creating a special master to review 11,000 documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi to step down from leadership role, ending historic run as first woman speaker

Pelosi made the announcement a day after election results showed the GOP will have a majority in the House next year. → Read More

Donald Trump fights House Jan. 6 panel subpoena in federal lawsuit

Former President Trump has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the House Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for his testimony and documents about the riot. → Read More

Details emerge in Paul Pelosi attack: A break-in, conversation, 911 call, then violence

Court records and statements by prosecutors and police have painted a detailed account of the hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi. → Read More

Mark Meadows loses federal case in fight over House Jan. 6 committee subpoena

A federal judge threw out former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows' lawsuit fighting a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee. → Read More

Hope Hicks, former White House aide to Trump, meets with House Jan. 6 panel, reports say

Hope Hicks, a former White House aide to Donald Trump, met with the House panel investigating the Capitol attack of Jan. 6, 2021, reports said. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Donald Trump in investigation of Capitol riot

The extraordinary move puts the panel, which the former president has repeatedly criticized as political, into a legal confrontation with Trump. → Read More

Texas family of 5 sentenced in Capitol riot; parents get 14 days in jail, children probation

Five members of a Texas family – mom, dad and three adult children – were sentenced for demonstrating in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More