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Police Error Led to Trump-Era Subpoena to Twitter About a Devin Nunes Critic

Newly disclosed files show a Capitol Police analyst misidentified which Twitter account had posted a threatening message about Mitch McConnell. → Read More

Why the Justice Department Is Unlikely to Investigate the Supreme Court Leak

The internal inquiry led by the court’s marshal has limited tools, but there are challenges to opening a criminal investigation. → Read More

Democrats Agree to Pay $113,000 to Settle Campaign Spending Inquiry

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party described payments to a law firm that commissioned scrutiny of Trump-Russia ties — leading to the Steele dossier — as legal services, not opposition research. → Read More

Why a Ruling Declaring Trump ‘Likely’ Broke Laws May Not Mean He Will Be Prosecuted

A high-profile ruling about a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack turned on a lower standard of proof than a criminal trial. → Read More

U.S. Eases Sanctions to Allow Routine Transactions With Afghan Government

The move allows financial dealings with civil servants at government institutions, even if those ministries are now overseen by Taliban members. → Read More

C.I.A. Is Collecting in Bulk Certain Data Affecting Americans, Senators Warn

A partly declassified letter from two senators, Ron Wyden and Martin Heinrich, does not say what the data is. → Read More

Newly Declassified Video Shows U.S. Killing of 10 Civilians in Drone Strike

The New York Times obtained footage of the botched strike in Kabul, whose victims included seven children, through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. → Read More

‘Court Packing’ Issue Divides Commission Appointed by Biden

The bipartisan group voted 34 to 0 to send the president a report analyzing ideas like Supreme Court expansion, but it declined to take a stand. → Read More

Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Prepares to Vote on Final Report

A draft version of the document flagged deep disputes over court expansion while exploring how phasing in term limits might work. → Read More

Trump Seeks Continued Block on Sending White House Files to Jan. 6 Panel

The ex-president’s brief to a federal appeals court argued that his residual secrecy powers could block a House subpoena for information about the Capitol riot. → Read More

Judge Rejects Trump’s Bid to Keep Papers Secret in Jan. 6 Inquiry

But a Trump lawyer has signaled an intent to appeal the ruling, which raises novel issues about an ex-president’s executive privilege powers. → Read More

U.S. Urges Court Not to Block Vaccine Mandate on Employers

The Biden Justice Department filed its case before an appeals court that has temporarily halted the measure. → Read More

Authorities Arrest Analyst Who Contributed to Steele Dossier

Igor Danchenko, a Russia analyst who worked with Christopher Steele, the author of a dossier of rumors and unproven assertions about Donald J. Trump, was taken into custody as part of the Durham investigation. → Read More

Trump Sues to Block Release of White House Papers to Jan. 6 Inquiry

The case raises novel constitutional questions about the scope of an ex-president’s executive privilege powers if the current president disagrees. → Read More

Trump-Era Special Counsel Secures Indictment of Lawyer

The defendant, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing. → Read More

Durham Is Said to Seek Indictment of Lawyer at Firm With Democratic Ties

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a 2016 meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing. → Read More

Proponents of Post-Trump Curbs on Executive Power Prepare New Push

House Democrats are framing their efforts as a rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s record as would-be reformers seek Senate Republican support. → Read More

Proponents of Post-Trump Curbs on Executive Power Prepare New Push

House Democrats are framing their efforts as a rebuke of Donald J. Trump’s record as would-be reformers seek Senate Republican support. → Read More

Texas Abortion Case Highlights Concern Over Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’

A process intended to help the court deal with emergency petitions and routine matters has grown into a backdoor way of making major policy decisions. → Read More

Mueller Scrutinized an Unidentified Member of News Media in Russia Inquiry

The scrutiny was one of several new disclosures the Justice Department made about investigative actions involving the news media during the Trump years. → Read More