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Justin Elliott has been a reporter with ProPublica since 2012, where he has covered money in politics, the National Security Agency, and the American Red Cross. He has produced stories for the New York Times and National Public Radio, and his reporting with NPR on the Red Cross’ troubled post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti won a 2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Before joining ProPublica, he was a reporter at Salon.com. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in history and classics.
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July 13, 4:30 p.m.After hearing Rachel Maddow discuss our recent story about Kasowitz, a man emailed the attorney urging him to resign. Kasowitz responded with threats and profanity.
July 11, 9:37 p.m.Colleagues say Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s attorney on the Russia investigation, has struggled with alcohol abuse and engaged in behavior that left employees uncomfortable.
June 27, 8:42 p.m.In directing staffers at the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security to draft a rule increasing the number of guest-worker visas, senior political officials specifically highlighted businesses in Maine and Alaska, home to senators who hold crucial health care votes.
June 13, 8:34 a.m.Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s lawyer in the Russia investigation, has bragged he was behind the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
May 3, 12:44 p.m.As an upperclassman at The Citadel military college several years ago, Steven Munoz allegedly assaulted five freshmen. His hiring at the State Department raises further questions about the Trump administration’s vetting process.
April 15, 4:25 p.m.In one case, an official working on energy regulation recently lobbied for oil and coal companies — but the White House won't say whether he received an ethics waiver.
April 10, 2:27 p.m.A government investigation found that Jim Renne was a key player in a scandal in which staff were targeted on the basis of sexual orientation.
March 30, 11:12 a.m.Congressional Democrats’ letters to the Trump administration are going unanswered.
Senators to White House: How Will Kushner Avoid Overlap Between Business Empire and Government Work?
March 9, 6:36 p.m.Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tom Carper wrote the White House after we detailed how Jared Kushner is keeping parts of his family real-estate empire.
March 8, 3:45 p.m.ProPublica has obtained a list of more than 400 people hired by the Trump administration to fill key roles across the federal government.
March 8, 3:44 p.m.We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media.
March 3, 5 p.m.The hiring of three former lobbyists to work in the White House raises questions about how the Trump administration is enforcing the president’s executive order on ethics.
Feb. 24, 3:09 p.m.Given Kushner’s vast portfolio as an adviser to the president, it’s not clear how he’s going to avoid issues that could affect his bank account. The Trump administration has declined to give details.
Feb. 14, 4:23 p.m.Donald Trump suggested during the campaign that he would ban lobbyists from his administration. Now they’re working at the very agencies they sought to influence.
Feb. 10, 5:47 p.m.President Trump’s executive order on ethics also cites a section of the law that doesn’t exist.
Feb. 8, 12:42 p.m.The president has cultivated a relationship with the building trades unions. But early hires at the Department of Labor are opponents of wage standards for construction contracts.
Feb. 1, 7:25 p.m.Immigration lawyers are scrambling to understand the meaning of a letter first disclosed late Tuesday.
Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.The girl, whose parents are U.S. citizens, was barred from boarding a plane yesterday and is now in limbo in Djibouti.
Jan. 25, NoonThe president has flouted decades-old norms of antitrust by directly speaking with the executives of companies seeking to merge.
Jan. 13, 2:36 p.m.A rule that could get overtime pay for four million workers is in limbo, and Trump will help decide whether it survives.
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