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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

Screen capture of Christopher Fonzone's profile page at Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Fonzone was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2021, to general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, over the objections of Senate Republicans who expressed concern about his previous legal work for Huawei, a Chinese technology firm. (

Fonzone wins Senate approval despite GOP concerns about China links

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Fonzone as general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence over objections from several Republicans because of his previous legal work for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies. Published June 22, 2021

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Russian influence key focus at Senate hearing on Belarus

Russia's growing influence in Belarus is complicating U.S. and Western efforts to pressure Minsk and force increasingly emboldened Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to halt his crackdown on political opponents, the U.S. ambassador to Belarus told a congressional hearing Wednesday. Published June 9, 2021