Latest from Matt Zapotosky

FBI releases new footage of possible RNC, DNC pipe-bomb suspect

The latest release of information underscores investigators’ struggle to solve the case.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Garland’s vow to protect women’s right to abortions more bark than bite, analysts say

Democrats and others are pressing the attorney general to take more dramatic steps to fight a Texas bill severely restricting abortions in that state.
  • Sep 7, 2021

Biden signs executive order requiring review, release of some classified 9/11 documents

The order requires the U.S. Attorney General to release the declassified documents publicly over the next six months.
  • Sep 3, 2021

Abortion opponents watch for violations of Texas ban as providers weigh legal options

The law prohibiting most abortions relies on an unusual strategy put forward by a former Texas solicitor general.
  • Sep 2, 2021

Biden Justice Dept. releases more details on secret seizures of journalists’ records

News media executives had pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland to be more transparent.
  • Sep 1, 2021

A former Marine was pulled over for following a truck too closely. Police took nearly $87,000 of his cash.

Advocates for Stephen Lara say his case shows how the government abuses its power to seize assets.
  • Sep 1, 2021

Florida man charged in connection with overture to Matt Gaetz’s father about the investigation of his son

Stephen Alford allegedly asked for $25 million and promised to help make the sex-trafficking investigation of Matt Gaetz go away.
  • Aug 31, 2021

Biden administration tells court Missouri gun law undermines public safety

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit that asks a judge to block the law, which declares certain federal gun laws invalid and threatens financial penalties on state and local agencies that enforce them.
  • Aug 18, 2021

Chicago pharmacist charged with selling vaccine cards on eBay

The Washington Post had identified listings from an account belonging to the pharmacist earlier this year.
  • Aug 17, 2021

Durham grand jury explores theory someone presented FBI with fabricated evidence in 2016 Russia probe

The special counsel appointed to examine the investigation that overshadowed much of President Trump’s tenure in the White House has sought documents and witness testimony in recent months.
  • Aug 17, 2021