Report Cites New Details of Trump Pressure on Justice Dept. Over Election

WASHINGTON — Even by the standards of President Donald J. Trump, it was an extraordinary Oval Office showdown. On the agenda was Mr. Trump’s desire to install a loyalist as acting attorney general to carry out his demands for more aggressive investigations into his unfounded claims of election fraud. On the other side during that […]

Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show

“Leave the rest to me” and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials. By Katie Benner WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespread fraud, […]

Opinion | Why I’m Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024

To write three books in four years about Donald Trump has been an immersion into his obsessions and fixations. This is why I know the obvious: Donald Trump will run for president again. This spring, in another of his compulsive bids for attention — indifferent to whether it is good or bad — he hosted […]

In Michigan, Pro-Impeachment Republicans Face Voters’ Wrath

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Representative Peter Meijer cites Gerald R. Ford as his inspiration these days, not because the former president held his House seat for 24 years or because his name is all over this city — from its airport to its freeway to its arena — but because in Mr. Ford, the freshman […]

No. 3 House Democrat Steps Into Ohio Race to Head Off a Sanders Acolyte

WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Bernie Sanders was surging through the first Democratic presidential primary races, Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, a kingmaker in his state, stepped in to endorse Joseph R. Biden Jr. before the primary there, helping vault the former vice president to the nomination. On Tuesday, Mr. Clyburn, the […]

Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

Three years ago, Brian Kemp was elected governor when Republicans embraced his nearly decade-long quest to restrict voting access in Georgia. Now he has tied his re-election hopes to making voting in the state even harder. After infuriating former President Donald J. Trump by resisting his demands to overturn the state’s election results, Mr. Kemp […]

A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon. By Mark Leibovich ATLANTA — The death threats finally appeared to be subsiding, Brad Raffensperger was happy to report. “I haven’t gotten one in […]

For the Defense: Twisted Facts and Other Staples of the Trump Playbook

Ever since Donald J. Trump began his run for president, he has been surrounded by an ever-shifting cast of lawyers with varying abilities to control, channel and satisfy their mercurial and headstrong client. During the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, Michael D. Cohen arranged for hush money payments to be made to a former […]

Fact-Checking Biden’s First Week in Office

President Biden, in his first week in office, typically stuck to vetted scripts and verified facts — a departure from his predecessor’s freewheeling and fact-free rhetorical style. Over all, Mr. Biden used the presidential podium to promote his policy priorities. His remarks were aspirational and light on empirical assertions. Of 20 factual claims The New […]