Spencer S. Hsu

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Harvard University, B.A. in English

Spencer S. Hsu is an investigative reporter, two-time Pulitzer finalist and national Emmy Award nominee. Hsu has covered homeland security, immigration, Virginia politics and Congress. He received the Sigma Delta Chi award and Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for excellence in investigative journalism in 2012.
Latest from Spencer S. Hsu

Jan. 6 cases yield courtroom wins but no change in extremist threat

More than two years into a historic prosecution of U.S. Capitol attackers, reviews are mixed on what the Justice Department accomplished.

June 8, 2023

Trump special counsel shifts focus of possible indictment to S. Florida

People familiar with the matter said special counsel Jack Smith wants to base the classified documents case where most of the possible misconduct allegedly happened.

June 7, 2023

U.S. judge upholds gun ban for those on probation for misdemeanors

The ruling is one of first to uphold the government’s ability to disarm defendants on probation for minor offenses after the Supreme Court set a new constitutional standard for gun laws.

June 6, 2023

Trump lawyers ask Justice Dept. not to charge Trump in classified docs case

Lawyers Lindsey Halligan, John Rowley and James Trusty came to the Justice Department to argue against charging Donald Trump in the classified documents case.

June 5, 2023

Four Oath Keepers sentenced for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Prosecutors sought 10 years or more for Oath Keepers Roberto Minuta, Edward Vallejo, David Moerschel and Joseph Hackett, but all received less than five-year terms.

June 2, 2023

Mar-a-Lago prosecutors eye July episode with Trump surveillance cameras

Investigators believe a Mar-a-Lago employee had a conversation with an IT worker about how the estate's security cameras worked, and how long images were stored.

May 30, 2023

More Oath Keepers convicted with Rhodes for Jan. 6 attack are sentenced

Army veterans Jessica Watkins and Kenneth Harrelson brought weapons to Virginia before marching into the Capitol in 2021, but were acquitted of seditious conspiracy.

May 26, 2023

Oath Keepers leader Rhodes gets 18 years for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

The sentence is the longest given to any of the hundreds of people found guilty of involvement in the pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

May 25, 2023

Trump workers moved Mar-a-Lago boxes a day before FBI came for documents

The events at Mar-a-Lago include an alleged “dress rehearsal” for moving sensitive papers and show a focus on Donald Trump’s instructions and intent.

May 25, 2023

D.C. officer guilty of chokeholds in latest U.S. police abuse prosecution

Mark L. Clark is the 10th law enforcement or corrections officer indicted or convicted since 2022 of excessive force, abuse or homicide charges in D.C.

May 23, 2023