Dershowitz argues that nothing Bolton is said to have written would be impeachable. by BY SHARON LAFRANIERE AND ERIC LIPTON

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE AND ERIC LIPTON Alan Dershowitz argued that demands by United States presidents for specific actions by foreign governments are common. Published: January 28, 2020 at 08:04AM

Flying Into Patchy Fog, Kobe Bryant’s Pilot Had a Decision to Make by BY DAVE PHILIPPS, TIM ARANGO AND LOUIS KEENE

By BY DAVE PHILIPPS, TIM ARANGO AND LOUIS KEENE The weather was good when the helicopter with nine passengers left Orange County. But as they flew north, it quickly grew worse. Published: January 28, 2020 at 07:22AM

Guantánamo Testimony Exposes Role of Doctors in C.I.A. Interrogations by BY CAROL ROSENBERG

By BY CAROL ROSENBERG The hearings have showed the role of medical professionals, including keeping count during waterboarding sessions, in the agency black sites where prisoners were tortured. Published: January 28, 2020 at 07:11AM

Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says by BY MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT AND MAGGIE HABERMAN

By BY MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT AND MAGGIE HABERMAN The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the president’s conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China. Published: January 28, 2020 at 07:00AM

State Dept. Will Not Allow NPR Reporter on Pompeo’s Plane Following Interview by BY LARA JAKES

By BY LARA JAKES Diplomatic correspondents said the move appeared to retaliate against NPR for an interview that pressed Mr. Pompeo on his role in the Trump administration’s shadow foreign policy in Ukraine. Published: January 28, 2020 at 06:26AM

State Dept. Will Not Allow NPR Reporter on Pompeo’s Plane Following Interview by BY LARA JAKES

By BY LARA JAKES Diplomatic correspondents said the move appeared to retaliate against NPR for an interview that pressed Mr. Pompeo on his role in the Trump administration’s shadow foreign policy in Ukraine. Published: January 28, 2020 at 06:26AM

Robert Ray argued that House managers are drawing on ‘their own interpretations.’ by BY JULIE BLOOM

By BY JULIE BLOOM Mr. Ray insisted that “to ignore the requirement of proving that a crime was committed is to sidestep the constitutional design as well as the lessons of history.” Published: January 28, 2020 at 06:21AM

The president’s behavior falls far short of an impeachable offense, Trump’s defense argues. by BY SHARON LAFRANIERE

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE After the dinner break, the president’s legal team renewed its argument that Mr. Trump had not committed any crime. Published: January 28, 2020 at 06:12AM

Gantz Makes the Best of Being a Third Wheel at the White House by BY ANNIE KARNI AND DAVID M. HALBFINGER

By BY ANNIE KARNI AND DAVID M. HALBFINGER In an unusual diplomatic moment, President Trump met with both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his challenger, Benny Gantz, on the eve of releasing a Middle East peace plan. Published: January 28, 2020 at 05:49AM

Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses by BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR AND NICHOLAS FANDOS

By BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR AND NICHOLAS FANDOS The former national security adviser’s account threatened to derail Republican hopes of bringing President Trump’s impeachment trial to a quick close with his acquittal. Published: January 28, 2020 at 04:51AM

Bolton Revelations Anger Republicans, Fueling Push for Impeachment Witnesses by BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR AND NICHOLAS FANDOS

By BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR AND NICHOLAS FANDOS The former national security adviser’s account threatened to derail Republican hopes of bringing President Trump’s impeachment trial to a quick close with his acquittal. Published: January 28, 2020 at 04:51AM

Another Republican senator says he’s open to a witness exchange. by BY NICHOLAS FANDOS

By BY NICHOLAS FANDOS Senator Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania indicated to colleagues that he was open to calling witnesses if Republicans could arrange a witness like John R. Bolton and one more friendly to the president. Published: January 28, 2020 at 03:43AM

The House wants the Senate to ‘clean up the mess’ of its unfinished inquiry, lawyer argues. by BY SHARON LAFRANIERE

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE Patrick Philbin, a deputy White House counsel, accused the House of following a political schedule, not running a fair investigation. Published: January 28, 2020 at 03:20AM

Where Broadway Fans Wear the Crowns and the Tentacles by BY NANCY COLEMAN AND AMY LOMBARD

By BY NANCY COLEMAN AND AMY LOMBARD The fifth edition of BroadwayCon had enthusiasts dressing for the underworld, swapping stories and merch, and singing along to “Six,” a show that hasn’t even opened yet. Published: January 28, 2020 at 02:25AM

Rudy Giuliani is a ‘colorful distraction,’ lawyer argues. by BY SHARON LAFRANIERE

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE Jane Raskin, one of the president’s lawyers, said that despite the purported importance of the president’s personal lawyer, House impeachment investigators did not subpoena him. Published: January 28, 2020 at 02:10AM

The Spotted Pig, Where Employees Were Sexually Harassed, Closes by BY JULIA MOSKIN AND KIM SEVERSON

By BY JULIA MOSKIN AND KIM SEVERSON The West Village restaurant has shuttered just weeks after its owner, Ken Friedman, agreed to a monetary settlement with 11 former employees. Published: January 28, 2020 at 02:05AM

In Iowa, the ‘Not Sanders’ Democrats Find Voters Torn by BY JONATHAN MARTIN AND ALEXANDER BURNS

By BY JONATHAN MARTIN AND ALEXANDER BURNS As the liberal Mr. Sanders tightens his grip in Iowa, more traditional Democrats remain split among his four leading competitors, or are unsure altogether whom to support. Published: January 28, 2020 at 02:01AM

Trump’s lawyers say Ukraine’s leader got the meeting he wanted, even though he said he did not. by BY SHARON LAFRANIERE

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE A former top adviser said that world leaders are not satisfied with so-called pull-aside at another event, like a United Nations meeting, which is what Volodymyr Zelensky received. Published: January 28, 2020 at 01:50AM

¿Cómo se dice ‘caucus’ en español? Los latinos de Iowa se preparan para participar by BY JENNIFER MEDINA

By BY JENNIFER MEDINA Aunque son un bloque con potencial para la elección demócrata, algunos líderes locales creen que las asambleas todavía no son muy amigables para los hispanohablantes. Published: January 28, 2020 at 01:46AM

Paula White Says Video About ‘Satanic Pregnancies’ Was Taken Out of Context by BY MIHIR ZAVERI AND JOHNNY DIAZ

By BY MIHIR ZAVERI AND JOHNNY DIAZ Ms. White, who recently joined the Trump administration as a religious adviser, said her remarks referred to a Bible passage. Published: January 28, 2020 at 12:21AM

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