On Politics: Inside Trump’s War on the Investigations Encircling Him

Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


A re-examination of President Trump’s actions by The Times revealed the extent of his assault on federal law enforcement. It also found that Mr. Trump’s efforts to attack the Russia investigation have exposed the president to accusations of obstruction of justice. Read the investigation here. And here are a few takeaways.

A day after California filed a lawsuit challenging Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration on the border, the Transportation Department said it was exploring legal options to claw back $2.5 billion in federal funds it has already spent on the state’s high-speed rail network. The Trump administration also said it was terminating a $929 million federal grant for the program.

House Democrats opened an inquiry into a proposed nuclear power venture in Saudi Arabia that could expose conflicts of interests in the Trump administration and possible violations of law.