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Adam Klasfeld | About

Whether in a U.S. courtroom, the halls of Congress or a rainforest in the Amazon, Adam reports stories that make a global impact. He extensively covered former President Trump’s criminal cases in New York, Florida, and Washington, D.C., and during the former president's first impeachment proceedings, his questioning of the House’s top Republican drew national headlines. His reporting on a multibillion-dollar money laundering scheme helped Turkish citizens thwart censorship by the country's largely state-controlled media. His live coverage of the cases of Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen and wealthy sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein became known for its speed, depth and detail. He has interviewed multiple heads of state, grilled more than a dozen U.S. lawmakers, and run five miles along Cuban coastline for a roaming interview with Guantánamo’s chief prosecutor.


The senior legal correspondent for The Messenger, Adam previously served as managing editor for Law&Crime and a reporter for Courthouse News. appeared as a guest on the Dan Abrams Show on NewsNation, the Lawrence O'Donnell Show on MSNBC, CBS's Inside Edition, the BBC, and NBC on a variety of topics. He hosted the podcast "Objections: with Adam Klasfeld" and was prominently featured in the documentary "Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell?" — which premiered on the Starz Network and the UK's Channel 4. International television appearances include Sky News, CBC, and CTV, discussing Jeffrey Epstein’s thwarted prosecution. Radio appearances: National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” “Here and Now,” and “Trump, Inc.”; BBC (World, Scotland and Wales); Radio New Zealand; SXM Canada Talks; Sirius FM and more. He cut his teeth at the legal news beat for a decade at Courthouse News, and his bylines also have appeared on NBC, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, and other outlets. Most major news outlets have cited his scoops and reporting, including the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Newsweek, Reuters, U.S. News and World Report and the Associated Press.

For more information about his reporting, visit his LinkedIn page.

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