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Michael Schmidt is an American journalist, best-selling author, and correspondent for The New York Times in Washington, D.C. He covers national security and federal law enforcement, has broken several high-profile stories. He is also a national security contributor for MSNBC and NBC News.
Among the stories were the existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Donald Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice, and the existence of the federal investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz. He won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the news that President Trump had asked the FBI director James Comey for a loyalty pledge, and to close the federal investigation into Michael Flynn. That story led the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate President Trump.
Schmidt also broke several stories about doping in baseball. With another reporter at the Times, Schmidt won a Pulitzer Prize for a story about sexual harassment allegations against Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly that led to Fox firing O’Reilly. He shared the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award for Investigative business journalism for stories on the sexual predator allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein that led to the rise of the Me Too movement.
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Michael S. Schmidt was born on September 23, 1983 (age 39 years) to a Jewish family in Nyack, New York. His parents are Rachel and James Schmidt. Michael Schmidt went to high school at John Randolph Tucker High School in Richmond, Virginia, where he played baseball.
He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 2005 with an AB in international affairs after co-founding and editing Marooned with classmate Erin Koen.
Michael S. Schmidt worked at The Boston Globe in 2004. He began working for The Times as a news clerk in 2005. In December 2007, he was made a staff reporter, covering performance-enhancing drugs and legal issues in sports.
In 2009, Schmidt broke the stories that David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and Sammy Sosa were among the roughly 100 players who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003.
In 2010, Schmidt broke the story about how the firm of baseball super-agent Scott Boras had provided tens of thousands of dollars in loans to a young prospect, raising questions about whether Boras’ firm had broken rules designed to prevent players from being exploited.
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Schmidt was a correspondent for The Times in Iraq in 2011. During his time in Iraq, he uncovered a series of classified documents in a junkyard in Baghdad. The documents were a testimony from Marines about the 2005 Haditha Massacre. In that incident, the Marines had killed 26 Iraqi civilians. An Iraqi junkyard attendant had used other classified American documents to cook smoked carp. The story, which ran as American troops were leaving Iraq in 2011, was widely praised.
In May 2015, Schmidt was part of a group of Times reporters who broke a series of stories about the Justice Department charging FIFA executives. Schmidt was in the lobby of a hotel in Switzerland when law enforcement officers arrested the executives.
In December 2015, a New York Times story by Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo (written together with Julia Preston) criticized the US government for missing crucial evidence during the visa vetting process for Tashfeen Malik, who would later become one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino attack.
The director of the FBI dismissed the reporting as “garble” and it turned out that rather than having “talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad” as stated in the article, she had mentioned these in private communications. The New York Times’ public editor called for “systemic changes” after these articles by Schmidt and his coauthors (both of which had relied on anonymous government sources).
Michael Schmidt has been one of the Times’ leads reporters on the federal and Congressional investigations into connections between Donald Trump’s associates and the Russians. On March 5, 2017, Schmidt broke the story that the FBI director James Comey had asked the Justice Department to publicly refute Trump’s claims that President Obama had him wired tapped during the 2016 campaign.
Clinton email story
In March 2015, Schmidt broke the story that Hillary Clinton had exclusively used a personal email account when she was secretary of state. The story said that Clinton “may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence is retained as part of the agency’s record.” In response to the story, Mrs. Clinton announced that she would release all of her work-related emails from her time in office.
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After breaking the story, he was the lead reporter covering the Hillary Clinton email controversy. Defenders of Hillary Clinton have said that Schmidt’s coverage of her was not fair and he has been frequently criticized by the group Media Matters and other liberals.
After breaking the Clinton email story, Media Matters’s founder and chairman, David Brock, wrote an open letter to The New York Times about the story, asking for a “prominent correction as soon as possible”. The Times did not run a correction. The inspector general for the State Department said in May 2016 that Clinton’s use of the account had violated State Department’s record-keeping policies.
On May 16, 2017, Schmidt broke the story that James Comey, the former FBI director in the Trump Administration, had written an FBI memo detailing President Donald Trump’s alleged ordering of Comey to end the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn prior to the conclusion of the investigation’s findings. The story led the Justice Department to appoint the former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate Trump, which eventually produced the Mueller report.
Michael Schmidt is currently in a relationship with Nicolle Wallace, they have been dating since 2020. They have been rumored to be planning their wedding. However, in late August 2020, media reported on previews of Schmidt’s book, Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President, released by Penguin Random House on September 1. Schmidt was first interviewed about the book on The Rachel Maddow Show, discussing unanswered questions from the Mueller investigation about Trump/Russia connections. The book rose to number three on The New York Times Best Seller list and number two on both Amazon and the Wall Street Journal’s best-seller list.
Michael Schmidt net worth
How much is Michael Schmidt worth? Michael Schmidt net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a journalist and author. Michael Schmidt’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $500,000 dollars annually. Schmidt’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and most influential journalists in the United States.