Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

New charges for Trump in classified documents case involve video evidence

By: - July 27, 2023

Donald Trump directed employees to destroy video evidence that could aid the prosecution in the criminal case, according to a 60-page superseding indictment filed Thursday.

As extreme heat sweeps the U.S., Biden warns that states must act to protect workers

By: - July 27, 2023

The record heat, smoke from wildfires and other natural disasters make it impossible to deny that the climate is changing, President Biden said.

Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing

By: - July 26, 2023

Democrats voiced support for taking steps to reduce carbon emissions, while Republicans mostly ignored that issue or said it would be a waste.

Trump says he has been told he is a target of the special counsel’s Jan. 6 investigation 

By: - July 18, 2023

Another indictment of the former president is likely over his role in encouraging the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Leader of U.S. House progressives apologizes for Israel comments

By: - July 17, 2023

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s impromptu response to pro-Palestine protestors at the Netroots Nation conference in Chicago sparked backlash from members of both parties on Capitol Hill.

Defense bill that targets abortion access, trans health, racial equity passes U.S. House

By: - July 14, 2023

Conservatives said their successful amendments were part of a drive to remove the Biden administration’s insertion of social policy into the Defense Department.

U.S. House Dems want data on impact of Supreme Court ruling on wetlands protection

By: - July 10, 2023

Two House Democrats say they fear that the Supreme Court’s ruling would degrade water quality across the country.

Roads, bridges, trails, ports: White House awards $2.2B in transportation grants

By: - June 28, 2023

The projects include improvements and expansions of roads, rail, bridges, pedestrian trails and maritime infrastructure.

U.S. judge sets mid-August date for Trump trial in classified documents case

By: - June 20, 2023

This will be the first time a former U.S. president is tried on criminal charges.

Trump pleads not guilty in federal documents case, heads back out on campaign trail

By: - June 13, 2023

Trump, the first former president charged with a federal crime, remains the leading contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2024

Questions and answers about Trump’s indictment on federal criminal charges 

By: - June 9, 2023

It’s the second indictment this year for the former president, who is also facing state business records fraud charges in New York.

The indictment is unsealed: Trump faces 37 felony counts in classified documents probe

By: - June 9, 2023

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday unsealed the 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump, who prosecutors accuse of “willful retention” of classified records.