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N.S.A. Phone Program Cost $100 Million, but Produced Only Two Unique Leads

A disputed program that allowed the National Security Agency to gain access to logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts yielded only one significant investigation, according to a newly declassified study. → Read More

Barr Installs Outside Prosecutor to Review Case Against Michael Flynn, Ex-Trump Adviser

Amid turmoil in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the attorney general has also sent outside prosecutors to review other politically sensitive cases. → Read More

Two Legal Teams With Contrasting Strategies Face Off in the Capitol

As House impeachment managers emphasizes the facts, President Trump’s defense team calls the process unfair. → Read More

Chaos as Militants Overran Airfield, Killing 3 Americans in Kenya

The brazen Shabab assault at Manda Bay, Kenya, a sleepy seaside base near the Somali border, on Jan. 5 left three Americans dead, raising complex questions about the military’s mission in Africa. → Read More

Barr Once Contradicted Trump’s Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable

In a memo for the Trump team during the Russia investigation, the attorney general wrote that presidents who misuse their authority are subject to impeachment. → Read More

‘Constitutional Nonsense’: Trump’s Impeachment Defense Defies Legal Consensus

The president’s legal case would negate any need for witnesses. But constitutional scholars say that it’s wrong. → Read More

Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift

The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China. → Read More

Court Orders F.B.I. to Fix National Security Wiretaps After Damning Report

In a rare public order, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court responded to problems with the eavesdropping on a former Trump campaign aide uncovered by an inspector general. → Read More

We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly.

A high-profile inspector general report has served as fodder for arguments about President Trump. But its findings about surveillance are important beyond partisan politics. → Read More

Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Senate Examines Origins of the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry

The Justice Department inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation. → Read More

Donald McGahn Must Testify to Congress, Judge Rules; Administration Will Appeal

A judge rejected the Trump administration’s argument that senior White House officials were immune from congressional subpoenas. → Read More

Impeachment Investigators Exploring Whether Trump Lied to Mueller

As part of the Russia inquiry, President Trump had given written answers to questions from Robert S. Mueller III. → Read More

Trump Denigrates Ex-Envoy Yovanovitch on Twitter During Impeachment Testimony

The insults came as Marie L. Yovanovitch testified about how she felt threatened by him, prompting Democrats to accuse the president of real-time witness intimidation. → Read More

Court Rejects Trump’s Appeal in Fight to Keep Financial Records From Congress

The decision almost certainly paves the way for a major Supreme Court case over President Trump’s stonewalling of congressional oversight efforts. → Read More

Ukraine Affair Thrusts White House Lawyer Into Center of Crisis

John Eisenberg played down aides’ complaints about Ukraine policy. → Read More

Deutsche Bank Reported Its Own Russian Deal as Suspicious

The troubled German bank alerted federal authorities to a transaction in which it sold a stake in a California office complex to a company linked to the son of a former Kremlin official. → Read More

Democrats Unveil Proposed Rules for Public Impeachment Proceedings

The resolution, which is scheduled for a House vote on Thursday, would require the production of a public report and allow for due process rights for President Trump. → Read More

What Jim Mattis Really Thought of Donald Trump

Guy M. Snodgrass details Jim Mattis’s continuing struggles with Donald Trump up to the time of his resignation as secretary of defense. → Read More

Impeachment Inquiry Is Legal, Judge Rules, Giving Democrats a Victory

The finding came in an order directing the Justice Department to hand over secret grand jury evidence from the Mueller investigation to House impeachment investigators. → Read More

The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained

As the Turkish invasion leads to deteriorating security in northern Syria, the custody of about 11,000 captive ISIS fighters — and many thousands more detained ISIS women and children — is in doubt. → Read More