James Comey and Truth in Government

Joe Klein talks about Comey’s “Saving Justice,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses Peter Ho Davies’s “A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself.”

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Book Review: ‘Saving Justice,’ by James Comey

Comey’s “Saving Justice” is a revealing memoir that describes his feelings about Trump and his worries about the nation.

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13 New Books to Watch For in January

Essays from Joan Didion, George Saunders on why fiction matters and plenty more.

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Comey to Defend Russia Inquiry in Senate Testimony

The former F.B.I. director has long been a target of President Trump’s.

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Review: ‘The Comey Rule’ and What a Fool Believes

Showtime’s political drama is a scattered but searing picture of failed self-righteousness.

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‘The Comey Rule’: Why Watching Jeff Daniels Ruined James Comey’s Day

Based on the former F.B.I. director’s 2018 memoir, the mini-series recounts a history so recent that viewers may experience whiplash. For Comey, watching Daniels in action prompted tears — and nausea.

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How Has Donald Trump Survived?

Michael S. Schmidt’s “Donald Trump v. the United States” describes the uncomfortable tenures of two influential White House figures.

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In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals

A large club of Trump administration evictees have turned their bracingly bad experiences into a new genre: political revenge literature.

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A Trumpless Future Is Hard to Get Your Head Around

Can Biden — and his vice-presidential pick — take us there?

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Trump-Comey Mini-Series Will Air Before Election Day

The series director criticized ViacomCBS’s announcement that it would broadcast “The Comey Rule” in late November. On Wednesday, the air date was moved to September.

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Director of Trump-Comey TV Series Criticizes Postelection Release Date

In an email to the cast, the filmmaker, Billy Ray, lamented ViacomCBS’s announcement that it would show his adaptation of James Comey’s tell-all in late November.

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Trump Dismisses Criticism of Law Enforcement (Unless It’s His)

President Trump regularly assails law enforcement officials who investigate him or his friends as “dirty cops,” while staunchly defending the police who are accused of mistreating anyone else.

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The Justice Dept.’s Attempt to Drop the Michael Flynn Case, Explained

The move is highly unusual and has prompted a judge to appoint an outsider to argue against the department.

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Trump White House Changes Its Story on Michael Flynn

Three years ago, President Trump swiftly fired his first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, for lying to the F.B.I. Ahead of the November election, Mr. Trump and his allies are now telling a very different tale.

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Trump White House Rewrites History, This Time About Flynn

Three years ago, President Trump swiftly fired his first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, for lying to the F.B.I. Ahead of the November election, Mr. Trump and his allies are now telling a very different story.

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Flynn Lawyers Seize on Newly Released F.B.I. Documents

The documents show details of a debate among F.B.I. officials before interviewing Michael T. Flynn in 2017, days after he lied to the vice president about his talks with a top Russian diplomat.

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Barr Increasingly Appears Focused on Undermining Mueller Inquiry

A judge’s criticism cast light on the first in a series of steps by the attorney general to take aim at the Russia investigation.

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