Bart Jansen, The Des Moines Register

Bart Jansen

The Des Moines Register

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Recent articles by Bart:

Trump administration announces plan that would let it detain undocumented children indefinitely

The Department of Homeland Security proposes to license its own family detention for migrants, part of an effort to dissuade illegal border crossings. → Read More

‘They tore out a piece of my heart’: Migrant mother describes toddler’s illness, death

Yazmin Juarez, a Guatemalan immigrant, told lawmakers Wednesday about how her 19-month-old daughter Mariee died after falling ill in federal detention. → Read More

Federal appeals court rejects Maryland, D.C. lawsuit over President Donald Trump's business

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit that argued President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by benefiting from his business. → Read More

Border Patrol agents investigated over ‘disturbing’ Facebook posts ridiculing immigrants, lawmakers

The head of the Department of Homeland Security announced an investigation into "disturbing" social media posts allegedly from Border Patrol agents. → Read More

Government watchdog photos show dangerous conditions at Border Patrol sites for migrants

Investigators found nearly one-third of the unaccompanied minors at the facilities were held longer than permitted under a court settlement. → Read More

Who is Felix Sater? Convicted felon who pushed plan for a Trump Tower in Moscow misses House hearing

The House Intelligence Committee wanted to hear from Felix Sater, a former business associate of President Donald Trump, but he didn't show up. → Read More

Hope Hicks to become first former Trump administration official to testify at Congress about Mueller report

Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman, to be first former administration official in Robert Mueller's report to testify at Congress → Read More

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