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Alex Swoyer

Alex Swoyer

Originally from Texas, Alex Swoyer left the Lone Star State to attend the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.

She has experience covering stories in the mid-Missouri, Houston and southwest Florida areas where she worked at local affiliate TV stations and received a First Place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After graduating from law school in Florida, she decided to leave the courtroom and return to the newsroom as a legal affairs reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at [email protected].

Articles by Alex Swoyer

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, center, departs as Republican senators leave a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. They are expected to acquit President Donald Trump tomorrow on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP Sen. Susan Collins to acquit Trump in impeachment trial

Sen. Susan M. Collins said Tuesday she will vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, putting pressure on Sen. Mitt Romney as Republicans look to cement a major statement of unity in Wednesday's vote. Published February 4, 2020

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks to the media after leaving the Senate chamber, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Lisa Murkowski dashes Democrats' hopes: 'I cannot vote to convict'

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Monday she will vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment this week, dashing hopes of Democrats who had thought the moderate Republican might join them in their uphill bid to oust the president before the 2020 election. Published February 3, 2020

President Donald Trump together with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, arrive at the White House, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Washington from a weekend trip at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House Democrats: Senators have 'duty' to convict Trump

House impeachment managers stressed Monday that senators have a duty to vote to convict President Trump, saying he jeopardized national security and threatens the fairness of the next election. Published February 3, 2020

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center Oceanfront, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Senate conviction, ouster of Trump won't necessarily stop his run for president

President Trump's allies have argued that House Democrats impeached him with the hope of removing him from office, so they don't have to face him on the ballot in November. But it would take a second vote -- not just a conviction -- to keep Mr. Trump from running for office again. Published January 30, 2020

In this  Jan. 24, 2020, file image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The seven House Democratic impeachment managers have used long speeches to explain why President Donald Trump should be removed from office. Republican senators sitting through their chamber's trial largely considered Democrats' arguments tedious and unpersuasive. (Senate Television via AP, File) **FILE**

Trump's lawyers make Schiff credibility part of defense strategy

President Trump's defense team hit lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff over his contacts with the alleged whistleblower Saturday, suggesting Mr. Schiff's conduct at the start of the impeachment inquiry in the House will be a sticking point in the defense's strategy. Published January 25, 2020

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, accompanied by from left, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks to the media during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Sen. Joni Ernst calls out House impeachment hypocrisy over Ukraine aid

Sen. Joni Ernst told reporters she has a unique view of the dispute over withholding military aid to Ukraine, a central focus of House Democrats' impeachment case against the president, pointing out that this administration has done more than the previous -- and even House Democrats prosecuting President Trump -- to help secure Ukraine's defense. Published January 24, 2020