Peter Baker, The New York Times

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Recent articles by Peter:

Trump Legal Team to Ask Senate for Speedy Acquittal in Impeachment Trial

The day before the trial starts, the president’s lawyers will assert he did nothing wrong and dismiss the proceeding as “rigged.” → Read More

Trump Legal Team Asks Senate for Speedy Acquittal in Impeachment Trial

The day before the trial starts, the president’s lawyers asserted he did nothing wrong and urged the Senate to “swiftly reject” the charges against him. → Read More

McConnell Pushes to Speed Impeachment Trial as Trump Requests Swift Acquittal

On Monday, the president’s lawyers asserted he did nothing wrong and urged the Senate to “swiftly reject” the charges against him. → Read More

Ken Starr Returns to the Impeachment Fray, This Time for the Defense

The independent counsel whose investigation resulted in a Senate trial for President Bill Clinton has joined the team defending President Trump. → Read More

For the Senators Who Will Judge Trump, an Incomplete Story to Consider

Recent interviews by Lev Parnas, an associate of the president’s personal lawyer, as well as documents released by House investigators, reinforced that there is more still to be learned. → Read More

Seven Days in January: How the U.S. and Iran Approached the Brink of War

The story of that week, and the secret planning in the months preceding it, ranks as the most perilous chapter so far in President Trump’s three years in office. → Read More

Pentagon Rules Out Striking Iranian Cultural Sites, Contradicting Trump

The defense secretary acknowledged that “the laws of armed conflict” prohibited attacking antiquities and said the military had no plans to do so, even though the president declared them targets. → Read More

For Trump, the Burden May Be Proving This Is Not the Moment His Critics Predicted

The president and his allies dismiss the criticism about his Iran actions as partisan blowback from political adversaries too timid to take strong action against foreign enemies. → Read More

On the Day After, an Angry Trump Looks to Vindication in November

Stung by impeachment, President Trump, barring the unforeseen, will be the first American president to face voters after being charged with high crimes and misdemeanors. → Read More

Trump Impeachment Vote Live Updates: Democrats Defeat Republican Efforts to Block Debate on 2 Articles

The House opened debate on rules to consider the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — against President Trump, after rejecting two attempts by Republicans to derail them. Final votes on the charges are expected this evening. → Read More

For Trump, Impeachment May Be a Political Plus, but Also a Personal Humiliation

As the House moves toward what even he says is an inevitable vote to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors, President Trump toggles between self-pity and combativeness. → Read More

Trump to Sign Order Targeting Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

The president’s action will protect Judaism under civil rights law and empower the Education Department to withhold money from institutions that tolerate anti-Israel movements. → Read More

Lies, Damned Lies and Washington

As President Trump faces impeachment by the House, it is the very concept of truth that often seems to be on trial. → Read More

Impeachment Hearing Updates: Trump Actions Pose ‘Clear And Present Danger’ To Fair Elections, Democrat Charges

As the House Judiciary Committee began hearing evidence against Mr. Trump, the lead Republican lawyer said Democrats are “obsessed with impeaching President Trump by any means necessary.” → Read More

Trump’s Abuse of Power Was ‘Brazen’ and ‘Clear,’ Democrats Argue in Impeachment Case

Democratic and Republican lawyers presented competing arguments to the House Judiciary Committee about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, as Democrats prepare articles of impeachment against him. → Read More

Mocked Abroad and Assailed at Home, Trump Returns to Face Impeachment

Two days in London on the world stage provided him no respite. → Read More

Trump’s Intervention in SEALs Case Tests Pentagon’s Tolerance

Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher’s case pits a Pentagon hierarchy committed to enforcing longstanding rules of combat against a commander in chief with no military experience but a finely honed sense of grievance against authority. → Read More

Ruling Will Not Lead Bolton to Testify Soon, Lawyer Says

Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have been seeking John Bolton’s testimony, but his lawyer said the ruling in the case of another former White House aide did not apply to him. → Read More

A Split Decision From Congress Will Leave Voters With Final Say on Trump

Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn’t removed from office. → Read More

Bolton Teases a City Eager to Hear His Story

John R. Bolton, President Trump’s former national security adviser, said he was breaking his silence — on Twitter. But what he meant was that he was taking back control of his Twitter account. He kept quiet on Ukraine and impeachment. → Read More