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Matt Zapotosky
reporter. Ohio University grad. Cat stepdad. Detroit Lions & Washington Nats & Cleveland Cavaliers fan. zapotoskym@washpost.com
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 16
Replying to @adamgoldmanNYT
h/t to for reporting first. For the truly curious, here's more on the classified doc at issue:
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 16
Justice Dept. is examining a years-old leak about a classified document that Comey cited as a reason he couldn't tell Loretta Lynch he was going to publicly announce the Clinton case be closed without charges. An odd move, raising questions about why...
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Devlin Barrett Jan 16
BREAKING: FBI arrests alleged members of white supremacist group ‘the Base’
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 14
Bridget Kelly sat one row behind Chris Christie today as the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether to toss her conviction in the Bridgegate case. “He couldn’t even look me in the eye. He ruined my life,” she told me afterward. A dispatch from SCOTUS:
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Ellen Nakashima Jan 14
NEW: NSA found a potentially dangerous Microsoft software flaw and alerted the firm -rather than weaponize it.
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 9
Justice Dept. winds down Clinton-related inquiry once championed by Trump. It found nothing of consequence. w/
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 8
Chatted briefly w/ Rod Rosenstein about his time at DOJ. Highlights... *He thinks he "got all the big issues right" & does not regret the Comey memo *He thinks he left Trump on "pretty good terms" *His view on his legacy: "It was mostly not about Russia."
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 8
Rod Rosenstein has a new gig at King & Spalding
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 7
Replying to @mattzap
UPDATE: Imaad Zuberi's attorney tells me he has reached an agreement to plead guilty in the new case and have it be transferred to Los Angeles, where Zuberi had pleaded guilty in another matter. The attorney adds: "It’s not a cooperation agreement."
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 7
Trump inauguration donor charged with obstructing investigation into sources of his contribution
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 7
"And so an official tasked with protecting our national security, instead compromised it." Tough words from federal prosecutors, who now want a prison sentence as long as six months for Michael Flynn
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Carol Leonnig Jan 3
FBI raids home, office of lobbyist Michael Esposito
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Matt Zapotosky Jan 3
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Rosalind Helderman Dec 29
NEW: Trump’s lawyer and the Venezuelan president: How Rudy Giuliani got involved in back-channel talks with Maduro. My latest, with
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Rachel Weiner Dec 23
More impeachment charges possible based on McGahn testimony and Mueller material, House Democrats say in court filing
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Robert Costa Dec 20
Trump administration demanded Democrats strip Ukraine aid language from spending package...
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Matt Zapotosky Dec 20
Former FBI analyst tells court he was trying ‘to protect Mueller’ by snooping on conservative activist’s email
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Shane Harris Dec 19
New: White House officials struggled to convince Trump that Ukraine didn't interfere in the election. When asked why he believed otherwise, Trump told one senior official, "Putin told me." by me, , and
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Matt Zapotosky Dec 18
Replying to @mattzap
Barr also went out of his way to praise FBI Director Wray, who he notes was working to implement reform even before release of IG report. "I have to say I greatly appreciate Director Wray’s leadership on this," Barr says. Trump has been more skeptical:
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Matt Zapotosky Dec 18
Replying to @mattzap
At news conference in Detroit, AG Barr says he thinks FISA "is a critical tool to protecting Americans," and he and the FBI director "are committed to preserving FISA." Lawmakers have suggested it might be in jeopardy, given what happened with Page.
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