Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY

Kristine Phillips

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Recent articles by Kristine:

Timeline: The events that led to the inspector general's report on the origins of the Russia probe

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report examines the FBI's Russia probe and its surveillance of former Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Page. → Read More

DOJ inspector general will unveil a major report today on the FBI's handling of the Russia probe. Here’s what you need to know.

The DOJ's inspector general will release a report Monday that is expected to shed light on whether the FBI improperly spied on the Trump campaign. → Read More

Justice Department praises watchdog's upcoming report on Russia inquiry amid reported criticism by Attorney General Barr

Justice Department lauds inspector general's work in advance of anticipated report on Russia inquiry, due to be released Dec. 9. → Read More

Trump visits troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, his first trip to the country

The surprise visit is Trump's first visit to Afghanistan as president. → Read More

‘Presidents are not kings’: Judge says ex-White House counsel Donald McGahn must testify before Congress

The federal judge's ruling could be used to force Trump's closest aides to testify in the impeachment inquiry and other House investigations. → Read More

DOJ watchdog set to release report critical of FBI surveillance of Trump's campaign

The long-awaited report, which has long animated Trump and his Republican allies, will be released publicly on Dec. 9. → Read More

FBI has sought to speak with the whistleblower whose complaint sparked impeachment inquiry

The whistleblower, who sparked the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, has not been interviewed by the FBI. → Read More

Roger Stone guilty of lying to Congress to protect Trump and his campaign

Roger Stone's trial ends in the middle of an impeachment inquiry that threatens the presidency of his longtime ally, Donald Trump. → Read More

Prosecution says Roger Stone lied to Congress to protect Trump; defense says there was no motive

Jurors hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime GOP operative and Trump ally accused of lying to Congress. → Read More

Trump campaign saw Roger Stone as its 'access point' to WikiLeaks, Steve Bannon testifies

Stone is on trial on accusations that he lied to Congress about his alleged back-channel efforts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. → Read More

Impeachment: House and White House agree that neither wants a federal judge to decide whether a witness must testify

The case is one of several that could ultimately reach the Supreme Court and redefine the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of government. → Read More

Private pathologist questions whether Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide; medical examiner stands by conclusion

Jeffrey Epstein's injuries have fueled speculation that foul play was involved. The chief medical examiner stands by her conclusion he killed himself. → Read More

DOJ inquiry into origins of Russia investigation has shifted to criminal probe

The move is likely to fuel suspicion among Democrats that the attorney general is providing political cover to President Trump. → Read More

Pro-Trump super PAC hid source of donation made by two Ukraine-linked associates of Rudy Giuliani, FEC complaint says

The group that flagged a questionable donation tied to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman says evidence shows America First Action falsified its FEC report. → Read More

Donor who gave $900,000 to Trump's inaugural committee to plead guilty to foreign lobbying, other charges

Imaad Shah Zuberi solicited money from foreigners, funneled some of the money to U.S. political campaigns and concealed his work as a foreign agent. → Read More

Trump's longtime accounting firm must provide financial records to Congress, appeals court rules

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday that Mazars USA must turn over financial documents to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. → Read More

After massacres and thwarted plots, federal authorities confront limits in fighting domestic terror

The FBI says domestic terror is among the USA's leading security threats, but its tools to thwart potential attacks are limited. → Read More

Florida city, under fire for imposing massive fines on homeowners, drops lawsuit against woman

The city of Dunedin, Florida, under scrutiny for fines against homeowners over code enforcement violations, launched a "thorough review" of practices. → Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a three-week radiation course after a "localized malignant tumor" was found on her pancreas. → Read More

House panel, weighing 'whether to recommend articles of impeachment,' sues to force Donald McGahn to testify

The House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit for information from former White House counsel Donald McGahn, a key witness to potential obstruction. → Read More