Subpoena to Twitter Is Said to Concern a Purported Threat to McConnell, not Nunes

Details are trickling out about the Justice Department’s use of a grand jury to attempt to identify the user behind a parody account mocking Representative Devin Nunes.

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Trump Justice Dept. Tried to Use Grand Jury to Identify Nunes Critic on Twitter

An unsealed court filing shows that the social media company fought the subpoena, which the Biden administration is said to have withdrawn.

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Who Are the Senior Officials at the Pentagon and the N.S.A?

The arrival of the new officials has prompted concerns. Their backgrounds offer insights into their policies.

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The Republican Party After Trump

The Party of Lincoln had a good run. Then came Mr. Trump.

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Ex-C.I.A. Chief Criticizes Silence of Top Republicans on Russian Interference

A new book by John Brennan is another salvo in the political debate over the intelligence community’s investigation of the election interference campaign.

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The Legal System Should Not Be a Tool for Bullies

A bill in New York would discourage frivolous lawsuits aimed at chilling free speech.

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Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Twitter Over Cow and Mom Parodies, Judge Says

The California Republican said that the posts by the accounts, including one named “Devin Nunes’ cow,” were defamatory.

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