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Malware Case Is Major Blow for the N.S.A.

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:03
The latest nightmare for the agency, which is responsible for eavesdropping, code breaking and cyberespionage, appears to be far from over.

‘Seriously? This is Not News’: Readers React to Trump’s Disclosure of Classified Intelligence

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:45
Times readers shared thousands of comments about President Trump revealing highly classified information to Russia.

What Is Obstruction of Justice? An Often-Murky Crime, Explained

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 20:27
A look at what qualifies as obstructing justice, and whether the accusations against President Trump could fit in that definition.

Chelsea Manning Is Expected to Leave Prison, 28 Years Early

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 19:03
Ms. Manning is to be released from military prison on Wednesday. The bulk of her sentence for leaking government secrets was commuted by President Barack Obama.

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 17:22
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told the F.B.I. director in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo James B. Comey wrote.

John Cornyn Takes Himself Out of Running to Lead the F.B.I.

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:25
Mr. Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said that “the best way I can serve is continuing to fight for a conservative agenda in the U.S. Senate.”

At a Besieged White House, Tempers Flare and Confusion Swirls

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:31
As his staff squabbles, President Trump’s mood has become sour and he has turned against most of his aides, two advisers say.

Kellyanne Conway Denies ‘Morning Joe’ Claims of Secret Disloyalty to Trump

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:20
“My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see,” she said, in response to their claims that she only worked for Donald Trump “for the money.”

Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:33
Israeli officials would not confirm that they were the source of the information that Mr. Trump shared.

‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ Projected on Trump Hotel in Washington

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:14
The blue letters over an entrance at the Trump International Hotel alluded to questions about the president’s business affairs with foreign governments.

Trump to Meet With Erdogan, Turkey’s Authoritarian Leader

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:03
President Trump has embraced Mr. Erdogan even as tensions grow between the United States and Turkey, a crucial NATO ally.

McConnell Seeks ‘a Little Less Drama’ From the White House

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:42
He carefully pleaded with the administration to stop impeding the G.O.P. agenda as Democrats prepared to pressure the White House on the president’s meeting with Russian officials.

Donald Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence With Russia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 07:57
The president made his remarks just after Russia’s government denigrated reports that he had disclosed classified information.

Right and Left React to Trump’s Sharing Classified Information With Russia, and More

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00
Writers’ views on the new war on drugs, continued fallout from James B. Comey’s ouster, and the president’s commission to investigate voter fraud.

How Government Secrets Are Declassified and Disclosed

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 22:51
The news that President Trump disclosed highly classified information about the Islamic State to Russian officials has raised interest in legal issues surrounding such disclosures.

Texas Seeks Medicaid Money It Gave Up Over Planned Parenthood Ban

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 22:10
Four years after Texas gave up millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funds, a request presents an important early test for the Trump administration.

Before Trump’s Visit to Israel, Small Issues Prove Thorniest

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 21:32
The White House ran into static with Israel on Monday on a series issues ranging from the status of the Western Wall to President Trump’s promise to move the American Embassy.

Hillary Clinton Starts Onward Together, a New Political Group

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 21:14
The nonprofit will look to support grass-roots organizations that are part of a progressive movement against President Trump’s policies.

In One-Party Alabama, Senate Primary Sinks Into ‘Swamp’

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 21:11
An untidy race is developing for the coveted Republican nomination in what could be the party’s first major primary clash of President Trump’s administration.

North Korea Missile Test Appears to Tiptoe Over a U.S. Tripwire

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 20:56
By flying higher instead of farther, the missile seemed intended to improve North Korea’s capabilities without setting off an American military response.