Justin Elliott

Reporter, Propublica

Justin Elliott appears in the following:

Episode 13: How Ivanka Trump And Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WNYC, ProPublica and The New Yorker investigate how the Trump family avoided criminal charges in a probe related to the Trump Soho.

How Ivanka Trump And Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the D.A. overruled his staff after a visit from President Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. 

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Red Cross Effort To Shut Down Inquiry Fails; Report Calls For Outside Oversight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The American Red Cross allegedly did not fully cooperate with a government investigation of its performance and finances. Now investigators and a congressman want the charity's books open for audits.


How the American Red Cross Spent Its Haiti Money

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Officials Using Private Email to Keep Out of Public Record

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

When Justin Elliot tried to find out whether members of the Cuomo administration had special permission, they declined to comment.


Not All Plots, Not All Thwarted

Friday, November 01, 2013

Following Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program, the NSA, members of Congress and the Obama administration all attempted to justify the program by declaring that it had thwarted more than 50 terrorist plots. But, at a Senate hearing last month, NSA Chief General Keith Alexander admitted that the numbers being cited weren't all plots and weren't all thwarted. Brooke talks to ProPublica's Justin Elliott about how the claim spread despite a lack of evidence to support it.

Cake - Fashion Nugget

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Report Claiming Iran Employs 30,000 Spies Called into Question

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Coming up, an update on a story we brought you earlier in the month about the size of Iran's intelligence agency. Justin Elliot, a reporter for Pro Publica, analyzes the number and its original source.


Public Files Come Online...Sort Of.

Friday, May 04, 2012

In January, we covered a proposal to put the 'public files' of television stations online and the broadcaster's objections to the move. A public file, which stations are legally required to keep, contains information about what organizations are buying political ads and how much they've paid for each ad. Brooke speaks with Justin Elliott, reporter at ProPublica about a recent FCC ruling that will require some stations to put the files online.


Billy Bragg and Wilco - Union Prayer


DEA Declares Marijuana Has No Medical Use

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Drug Enforcement Agency has ruled that marijuana has no acceptable medical use. The decision comes almost nine years after supporters of medical marijuana first asked the government to reclassify cannabis. It is the third time that a petition to reclassify marijuana has failed. Justin Elliott of Salon has the latest on the story.


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