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Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro is an investigative journalist and former Washington, D.C. prosecutor who served as a White House appointed senior official at the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting from 2017-2021. Mr. Shapiro has investigated and written about domestic and international criminal cases, conflicts and legality with an emphasis on Cuban and Russian affairs. He is now the assistant commentary editor for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to a crowd at The Moon in Tallahassee, Fla. on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

Swearing in President Kamala Harris

In the last few days, President Biden's fate, which looked bright after the midterm elections, has darkened in ways no one could have imagined. Published January 24, 2023

Illustration on Val Demings' new found concern for Cuban freedom by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Will the real Val Demings please stand up?

Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat, wants Floridians to know that in her third congressional term, she's finally taking a stand in the decadeslong struggle for Cuban liberty. Published November 2, 2022

Illustration on Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

President DeSantis would be an inspiration to the nation

While more and more Americans wonder if Gov. Ron DeSantis could one day be President of the United States, those of us who elected him as our governor saw the makings of a great leader four years ago. Published September 20, 2022

Tara Reade (Courtesy Tara Reade)

A conversation with Biden’s alleged victim, Tara Reade

When Tara Reade's allegations about Joe Biden sexually assaulting her first surfaced during the last presidential election, her description of an power-driven misogynist didn't seem to fit the picture of the dull, gaffing politician. Published September 7, 2022

The tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville, Spain (Associated Press photo)

The tomb of Christopher Columbus

Bursts of sunlight pierced a vivid blue Spanish sky, and I could feel my temperature rising as I walked the cobblestone streets of Seville. Published July 26, 2022

Celebrating the Fourth of July Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Let’s celebrate Independence Day with our friends in Ukraine

As the Russian military continues to commit genocide and mass murder against the innocent people of Ukraine, there is one thing they have learned they can count on, their freedom loving friends in the United States of America. Published July 2, 2022

UFOs and national security illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

UFOs are a threat to national security

Last week, the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation held a hearing on UAPs -- unidentified aerial phenomena -- more commonly known as UFOs. Published May 24, 2022