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Bart Jansen


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Past articles by Bart:

Jeffrey Epstein suicide blamed on 'chronic problems' within Bureau of Prisons. What we know

Job performance failures, amplified by staffing shortages, made disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's high-profile death possible, the report said. → Read More

Jack Teixeira, alleged Pentagon leaker of classified defense documents, indicted on 6 counts

Jack Teixeira, the Air National Guard member accused of leaking classified Pentagon records, was indicted on six counts Friday. → Read More

4 takeaways from Donald Trump's indictment: charges, lawyers, alleged conspirator and judge

Donald Trump's indictment by a federal grand jury was unsealed on Friday. Here's four takeaways from the unprecedented news. → Read More

Donald Trump protests potential indictment over classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump's complaints came a day after his attorneys met with prosecutors seeking information about the documents investigation. → Read More

How the Biden family name became latest wrinkle in Hunter Biden's paternity battle

Hunter Biden seeks to reduce child support in a paternity case with the mother of his daughter and opposes having the girl adopting the Biden name. → Read More

Justice Department won't pursue charges against Mike Pence over classified documents

Days before he announces his 2024 presidential campaign, Mike Pence is off the hook in his classified documents case. → Read More

Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins violated law, regulations and ethics: watchdog

Rachael Rollins, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, violated the law and ethics dabbling in Democratic politics, according to a watchdog report. → Read More

Why presidential records are quickly becoming the 'dark archives' of America's past

The National Archives faces a jump in electronic presidential records, beyond issues with ex-President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden documents. → Read More

IRS whistleblower alleges removal of 'entire investigation team' from Hunter Biden probe

An IRS agent told Congress his 'entire investigative team' was removed from the Hunter Biden inquiry. → Read More

How many legal cases does Donald Trump face? 2 DOJ investigations, a Georgia grand jury, NY charges and a lawsuit

Donald Trump juggled developments this week in five legal cases simmering against him, from the E. Jean Carroll defamation case to grand jury probes. → Read More

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