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    • Inspector General Blasts Comey and Also Says Others at FBI Showed ‘Willingness to Take Official Action’ to Hurt Trump

    • By: Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, John Wagner, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI Director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a “willingness to take official action” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.

    "Inspector General Blasts Comey and Also Says Others at FBI Showed ‘Willingness to Take Official Action’ to Hurt Trump" is from the June 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Jeff Sessions's War on Drugs Has Medical Marijuana Advocates Worried

    • By: John Wagner, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A little-noticed document issued by President Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in 29 states and the District that have broad public backing.

    " Jeff Sessions's War on Drugs Has Medical Marijuana Advocates Worried " is from the May 15, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Civil Rights Prosecutors Recommend Charges in Death of Eric Garner

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Career civil rights prosecutors have again recommended pursuing charges against the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, whose videotaped takedown by New York City police officers sparked a national outcry, though it remains uncertain if a case will be approved at the highest levels of the Justice Department, a person familiar with the matter said.

    "Civil Rights Prosecutors Recommend Charges in Death of Eric Garner" is from the April 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Post-ABC Poll: Most Americans Approve of Trump-Russia Probe, and Nearly Half Think Trump Committed a Crime

    • By: Emily Guskin, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    More than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of possible coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds, indicating that the conservative effort to discredit the probe has fallen flat as the case has progressed toward its first public charges.

    "Post-ABC Poll: Most Americans Approve of Trump-Russia Probe, and Nearly Half Think Trump Committed a Crime" is from the November 02, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Emily Guskin and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Says He’ll Issue a New Executive Order on Immigration by Next Week

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    President Trump said Thursday that he will issue a new executive order on immigration by next week, and Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court to hold off on taking action in the legal battle over his initial travel ban until that order is in place.

    "Trump Says He’ll Issue a New Executive Order on Immigration by Next Week" is from the February 16, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Former Illinois Congressman with 'Downton Abbey' Office Is Indicted

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The former Illinois congressman whose Capitol Hill office was decorated in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey,” and whose six-pack abs landed him on the cover of Men’s Health, was indicted Thursday on charges that he misspent government and campaign money for his personal benefit.

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    • Prosecutors Interview Comey as They Investigate Whether McCabe Should Be Charged

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office recently interviewed former FBI director James B. Comey as part of a probe into whether his deputy, Andrew McCabe, broke the law by lying to federal agents — an indication the office is seriously considering whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, a person familiar with the matter said.

    "Prosecutors Interview Comey as They Investigate Whether McCabe Should Be Charged" is from the May 31, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Appear to Back Trump’s Authority for Travel Ban

    • By: Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The conservative majority on the Supreme Court seemed to agree Wednesday that President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks that it is necessary to protect the country.

    "Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Appear to Back Trump’s Authority for Travel Ban" is from the April 25, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sessions Tells Lawmakers He Will Not Discuss His Conversations With Trump on Comey Firing

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuffed repeated requests from Democratic lawmakers to detail his conversations with President Trump on the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey at a contentious oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

    "Sessions Tells Lawmakers He Will Not Discuss His Conversations With Trump on Comey Firing" is from the October 18, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz and Devlin Barrett and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Justice Officials Warned FBI That Comey's Decision to Update Congress Was Not Consistent with Department Policy

    • By: Sari Horwitz, Tom Hamburger, Ellen Nakashima, and others
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James B. Comey's decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions.

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    • Comey Says Trump ‘Morally Unfit to Be President,’ Possibly Susceptible to Russian Blackmail

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Former FBI director James B. Comey said in his first televised interview since being fired that he believed Donald Trump was “morally unfit to be president” and that it was “possible” that the Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him.

    "Comey Says Trump ‘Morally Unfit to Be President,’ Possibly Susceptible to Russian Blackmail" is from the April 15, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • FBI Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Documents

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "FBI Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Documents" is from the September 02, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump Leaves Sessions Twisting in the Wind While Berating Him Publicly

    • By: Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky and Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    President Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place were he to resign or be fired, according to people familiar with the talks.

    "Trump Leaves Sessions Twisting in the Wind While Berating Him Publicly" is from the July 25, 2017 National Security section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The FBI Said It Failed to Act on a Tip Warning of the Suspected Florida School Shooter's Potential for Violence

    • By: Mark Berman, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The FBI said Friday that more than a month before the shooting rampage at a South Florida high school, the bureau received a warning that the 19-year-old charged in the massacre might carry out an attack at a school — but then investigators failed to act on it.

    "The FBI Said It Failed to Act on a Tip Warning of the Suspected Florida School Shooter's Potential for Violence" is from the February 16, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Justice Department Says It Will End Use of Private Prisons

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Justice Department Says It Will End Use of Private Prisons " is from the August 18, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sessions Announces Grants and a New DEA Office to Combat Opioids

    • By: Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced $12 million in grants and a new Drug Enforcement Administration division overseeing the Appalachian region to help law enforcement officials combat illicit drugs, especially prescription opioids.

    "Sessions Announces Grants and a New DEA Office to Combat Opioids" is from the November 29, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sessions Says He ‘Always Told the Truth’ in Describing Russia Contacts

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he has “always told the truth” in describing his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians, although he acknowledged that he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level adviser to Donald Trump who said he told Sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladi­mir Putin.

    "Sessions Says He ‘Always Told the Truth’ in Describing Russia Contacts" is from the November 14, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges in Clinton Email Probe

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges in Clinton Email Probe" is from the July 05, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Issues Pardon to Scooter Libby, Former Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney

    • By: John Wagner, Matt Zapotosky, Joshua Dawsey
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    President Trump on Friday issued a pardon to Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a former chief of staff to Vice President Richard B. Cheney who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the leak of a CIA officer’s identity.

    "Trump Issues Pardon to Scooter Libby, Former Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney" is from the January 00, 1900 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Matt Zapotosky and Joshua Dawsey and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • N.J. Police Chief Said Black People Are 'Like ISIS' and He'd Like to Be 'on the Firing Squad,' Feds Say

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The former chief of a small township in New Jersey has been arrested on federal hate crime and civil rights charges for what federal authorities described as a pattern of racist comments and behavior — including slamming an African American teen’s head into a metal door jamb and saying that black people are “like ISIS.”

    "N.J. Police Chief Said Black People Are 'Like ISIS' and He'd Like to Be 'on the Firing Squad,' Feds Say" is from the November 01, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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