Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

Bart Jansen

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  • Detroit Free Press
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  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Tennessean
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  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The Clarion-Ledger
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Recent articles by Bart:

House panel votes contempt for Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

A House panel voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for defying subpoenas about the census. → Read More

House votes to ease approval for wide-ranging lawsuits to gather evidence about President Trump

The House voted Tuesday to hasten approval of lawsuits from multiple committees to enforce subpoenas against President Donald Trump's administration → Read More

House investigations of President Trump hit a wall of delay; demands for records, witnesses are mostly on hold

Nearly every attempt by House Democrats to air evidence about President Donald Trump's conduct has run into a wall. → Read More

'A giant game of chicken': GOP lawmakers warn against Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexico

GOP lawmakers pressed the White House to negotiate with Mexico on tariffs and said Trump could face a legislative rebuke if he goes through with them. → Read More

Special counsel Robert Mueller to make first public statement on Russia investigation

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller will speak publicly for the first time Wednesday about Russian interference in 2016 election. → Read More

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder indicted on 18 new charges of conspiring with Chelsea Manning

The Justice Department filed 18 new charges against the WikiLeaks founder accusing him of conspiring to reveal classified secrets. → Read More

Michael Avenatti indicted on charges of stealing from Stormy Daniels after Trump legal battle

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adultactress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly defrauding her. → Read More

In compromise, Justice Department will reveal intelligence files from Mueller probe to House committee

The Justice Department reached a compromise to show a House panel intelligence documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry. → Read More

Don McGahn, former White House counsel, defies House subpoena and skips hearing on Russia probe

Don McGahn, the former White House counsel, skipped a House hearing on Tuesday. Lawmakers wanted to ask him about obstruction by the president. → Read More

White House tells Don McGahn, former counsel, not to testify to House panel

Former White House counsel Don McGahn need not comply with a House subpoena ordering him to testify on Tuesday, the Justice Department said. → Read More

'Case closed': Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare Robert Mueller's Russia probe over

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to declare special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election over. → Read More

Lawmakers clash as Attorney General William Barr skips House hearing on Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr made good on his threat to skip a hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference. → Read More

Attorney General William Barr refuses to testify at House hearing about special counsel Robert Mueller

Attorney General William Barr refuses to testify Thursday at House Judiciary hearing about special counsel Robert Mueller's report → Read More

AG William Barr faces lawmakers for the first time after release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report

President Trump's new attorney general will field questions from lawmakers for the first time since the end of the special counsel investigation. → Read More

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns after two tumultuous years supervising Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, will leave the Justice Department after a tumultuous two years. → Read More

'We're fighting all the subpoenas.' Congress and Trump prepare to battle over wide-ranging probes

The House Democrats have opened wide-ranging inquiries into President Trump's conduct. The White House signaled it will fight on almost everything. → Read More

President Trump and his businesses ask a court to block Congress from obtaining accounting records

President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday to block a House subpoena for financial records from the Trump Organization's accountant, Mazars USA → Read More

After months clamoring for Mueller's findings, Congress weighs what's next. First, a subpoena for everything

Congress is wrestling with how to respond to revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but will start by seeking more information. → Read More

Mueller report: President Trump tried to impede Russia inquiry but aides ignored his orders

Special counsel Robert Mueller detailed episodes in which President Trump sought to frustrate the investigation of Russian election interference. → Read More

Mueller report: Public to get first look at long-awaited results of inquiry into Russia, Trump campaign

The Justice Department plans to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report on Thursday, capping a two-year inquiry. → Read More