Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

Bart Jansen


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Recent articles by Bart:

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

January 6 hearing takeaways: Committee subpoenas Trump, reveals Secret Service warnings

The House panel investigating the Capitol attack Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed Trump and revealed Secret Service messages warning of the Capitol attack. → Read More

Supreme Court denies Trump request in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

Trump asked the Supreme Court to jump intro a thorny legal dispute over roughly 100 classified documents seized by the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago club. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to weigh in on review of classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago

The appeal to the Supreme Court was the latest step in a legal fight over classified documents seized by the FBI in August at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. → Read More

Judge: Trump gets more time to challenge Mar-a-Lago documents

Donald Trump doesn't have to challenge the veracity of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago by Friday and the special master review can take until Dec. 16. → Read More

Ginni Thomas claims 2020 election was stolen in meeting with House Jan. 6 committee

Ginni Thomas repeated claims the 2020 election was stolen despite a lack of evidence, while meeting with the House Jan. 6 panel. → Read More

Trump, family members sued by New York AG Letitia James, accused of massive fraud

Letitia James said ex-president Donald Trump "falsely inflated his wealth by billions of dollars" to enrich his family and the Trump Organization. → Read More

Judge names Raymond Dearie special master at Donald Trump's request to review documents seized at Mar-a-Lago

A federal judge named Raymond Dearie to serve as the special master reviewing documents the FBI seized at Donald Trump's estate Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Justice Department subpoenas dozens of Trump aides in apparent escalation of investigation, according to reports

The Justice Department subpoenaed dozens of Donald Trump aides, in an apparent escalation of the Jan. 6 investigation, according to news reports. → Read More

'Astounding': Trump documents reveal casual disregard for long-standing security protocols

Trump records highlight broader breakdown of national security guardrails that first allowed document caches to land at ex-president's Florida estate. → Read More

Judge approves special master to review documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, pauses DOJ probe

A judge authorized a special master to review documents found at Donald Trump's estate and temporarily halted the Justice Department's criminal probe. → Read More

Classified documents were mingled with magazines and clothes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

A judge reviewing the search of Donald Trump's Florida estate released a more detailed list of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Jan. 6 rioter Julian Khater pleads guilty to assaulting late Officer Brian Sicknick

Julian Khater pleaded guilty Thursday to spraying late Officer Brian Sicknick with chemicals during the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More