Texts raised more questions about information suggesting that the United States ambassador to Ukraine was under surveillance.
Adam GoldmanThe documents released by House Democrats included WhatsApp messages between Parnas and Derek Harvey, an aide to Representative Devin Nunes of California, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee and a leading defender of Trump.
An inquiry into years-old disclosures of classified information is highly unusual and leaves law enforcement officials open to accusations of politicizing their work.
Adam GoldmanNEWS: The case is the second time the Justice Department has investigated leaks potentially involving Mr. Comey, a frequent target of President Trump, who has repeatedly called him a “leaker.”
First came the Buddhist monks. Then the feng shui consultant. In the summer, a battered New England mill town greeted the new owner of its factory — one of the richest tycoons in China.
Adam GoldmanThe Chinese government had cut off the import of American recycling, jeopardizing the supply lines that fed Nine Dragons’ broader business. To keep its paper plants humming, Nine Dragons needed this mill.
The budget gap widened despite a growing economy, hitting its highest level since 2012.
Adam GoldmanMr. Trump promised to balance the budget and constrain federal spending as a candidate in the 2016 presidential election, and at one point he said he could pay off the entire federal debt in eight years. nytimes.com/2020/01/13/bus… via @NYTimes
Prosecutors said Mr. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, had “chosen to reverse course” on cooperating and accepting guilt after they had previously argued for a lenient sentence.
American forces in Iraq and Syria will now focus on protecting themselves.
Adam GoldmanThe cessation of American operations against the Islamic State is likely to allow what remains of the terrorist group to reconstitute itself in the ungoverned spaces it flourishes in, much as it did when Turkey invaded northern Syria in October.
The vote, after the killing of Maj. General Qassim Suleimani in a U.S. drone strike, is not final until Iraq’s prime minister signs the draft bill. But he had indicated that he would do so.
Adam GoldmanThe vote is not final until Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi of Iraq signs the draft bill. But since he drafted the language and submitted the bill to Parliament, there was little doubt he would sign it.
The goal was to prove American resolve in the face of Iranian attacks. Now, American officials have no doubt the Iranians will respond — but they don’t know how quickly, or how furiously.
Adam GoldmanFor a president who repeated his determination to withdraw from the caldron of the Middle East, the strike that killed Suleimani means there will be no escape from the region for the rest of his presidency, whether that is one year or five.
The inside story of President Trump’s demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda.
Adam GoldmanIn late August, Esper joined Pompeo and Bolton, the national security adviser at the time, for a previously undisclosed Oval Office meeting with the president where they tried but failed to convince him that releasing the aid was in interests of the U.S.
For a small town in Texas, the three-decade presence of the world’s largest retailer was a point of civic pride. Then, 18 months ago, all that changed.
Adam GoldmanCase studies and books have examined what happens to a community when a Walmart muscles in, how the retailer uses its enormous leverage to lower prices and undercut competitors. But what happens when Walmart suddenly packs up and leaves.
A federal judge rebuffed a series of dubious accusations of prosecutorial misconduct by Mr. Flynn’s lawyer, an outspoken critic of the special counsel’s investigation.
Adam GoldmanIn an exhaustive decision, Judge Sullivan doused the incendiary claims of Mr. Flynn’s lawyers, who were led by Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor who hawks anti-special-counsel T-shirts on her website.
By the time the Justice Department inspector general’s report was released, the president and his supporters had moved on in their effort to convince Americans of the enemies arrayed against him.
Adam GoldmanBut the report did not find a widespread, anti-Trump conspiracy inside the F.B.I., and it even contained damning information about how some agents working on the case hoped that Mr. Trump would win a surprise victory over Mrs. Clinton. nyti.ms/2RBGjBe@MarkMazzettiNYT