Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

Bart Jansen

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Recent articles by Bart:

Mueller's office seeks prison sentence of 20 years or more for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman was found guilty of tax and bank fraud charges. Prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison sentence. → Read More

Judge says Roger Stone can keep talking about his criminal case, but not on the courthouse steps

A federal judge ruled Friday lawyers and Roger Stone, the flamboyant political consultant, shouldn't comment to media on courthouse steps → Read More

Judge: Paul Manafort lied to the FBI after agreeing to cooperate in the Russia probe

A federal judge concluded Wednesday that President Trump's former campaign chairman had provided misleading information to investigators. → Read More

Robert Mueller has spent two years investigating Trump and he hasn't said a word. It's possible he never will.

As the special counsel probe grinds toward its conclusion, there are growing signs that Mueller will never say anything about his own investigation. → Read More

6 heated moments during Whitaker's testimony, including a call to end the hearing before it started

Matthew Whitaker's appearance gave Americans a front-row seat to the fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the Democratic majority in the House. → Read More

Acting AG Whitaker testifies: Russia probe has faced no 'outside interference'

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker tells House Judiciary Committee no change in supervision of special counsel Robert Mueller → Read More

Who is Roger Stone? Longtime Republican confidant worked on campaigns from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump

Roger Stone, a political operative from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, has links to several targets of Robert Mueller's investigation → Read More

Michael Cohen postpones congressional testimony, claims 'threats' from President Trump and Rudy Giuliani

"Due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani... Mr. Cohen's appearance will be postponed to a later," Lanny Davis, a spokesman for Cohen, said. → Read More

Key shutdown question: How much border wall does $5.7 billion buy?

President Donald Trump's plan calls for 215 miles of barriers, including 100 miles for new fencing and the rest to fix existing barriers. → Read More

Watchdog: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated at border than previously reported

More migrant children were separated from their families at the southern border than previously acknowledged, according to inspector-general report. → Read More

Security, immigration controls fraying as impasse over Trump's wall stretches into its fourth week

Concerns about security and immigration measures are growing as the partial government shutdown nears the one-month mark. → Read More

Paul Manafort: Robert Mueller team details accusations of lies to void plea deal

Robert Mueller's team filed nearly 200 pages of redacted documents to detail accusations that Paul Manaforts lied to investigators despite plea deal → Read More

Top 5 moments from first day of William Barr's confirmation hearing for attorney general

The nation had front-row seats to the first day of confirmation hearings for William Barr, President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. → Read More

Follow live: William Barr's Senate confirmation hearing to become attorney general

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee during → Read More

William Barr: 7 things to watch at Senate confirmation hearing for Trump's AG pick

William Barr's position on Robert Mueller's investigation is one of several things to watch for at his Senate hearing to become attorney general → Read More

William Barr: Democrats to question AG nominee about criticism of Robert Mueller probe

Senate Democrats plan to interrogate William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, about his critical memo about Robert Mueller → Read More

Paychecks for thousands of federal workers on hold as government shutdown nears fourth week

Federal employees were supposed to be paid on Friday, but checks are on hold for thousands of workers because of the ongoing government shutdown. → Read More

President Donald Trump denies knowing about Paul Manafort sharing polling data with Russian

President Donald Trump denied Thursday knowing that former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data with a Russian during 2016 campaign → Read More

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department after Senate confirms William Barr

The move is timed to the anticipated confirmation of William Barr, who was nominated to succeed ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. → Read More

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chief, accused of lying about sharing polling data with Russian

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is accused of lying about sharing polling data with a Russian national → Read More