Key GOP senators say reports on Bolton book bolster case for witnesses in trial

Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney said they expect other Republicans to back a push for new evidence as part of President Trump’s trial. A vote is expected later this week.
The Fix
Analysis

A ‘minor player’ and a ‘shiny object’: Trump team tries to explain away Giuliani

At the same time, attorney Jane Raskin said, the president’s lawyer was tremendously successful.
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The Legal Teams
Analysis
Adam B. Schiff, House Intelligence Committee chairman
The California Democrat is known for distilling complicated subjects clearly and having a willingness to go after Trump’s soft spots.
Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
The New York Democrat leads the committee traditionally in charge of impeachment and shepherded the articles through Congress.
Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Committee on House Administration
The California Democrat, who is serving her 13th term, is one of the most experienced members of Congress on impeachment.
Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
House Speaker Pelosi described the New York Democrat as “an accomplished litigator in private practice” before seeking office.
Val Demings, member of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees
The Florida Democrat was the first female police chief in Orlando, and Pelosi cited her law enforcement background as a strength.
Jason Crow, member of the House Armed Services Committee
The Democrat from Colorado served as an Army Ranger and was partner in a law firm in Colorado.
Sylvia Garcia, member of the House Judiciary Committee
The first-term Texas Democrat was a municipal judge in Houston and was one of the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas.
Pat Cipollone, White House Counsel
Republican lawmakers have described Cipollone as the “quarterback” for Trump’s legal strategy.
Jay Sekulow
Sekulow is the leader of the president’s personal legal team and he represented Trump during special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation.
Kenneth W. Starr
Starr is the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.
Alan Dershowitz
Dershowitz is the Harvard Law emeritus professor who advised the defense team in football star O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
Pam Bondi
Bondi was the attorney general in Florida for eight years and has a number of ties to Trump.
Robert Ray
Ray is the former independent counsel, replacing Starr in October 1999, who oversaw the agreement with Clinton that averted a possible criminal trial.
Pat Philbin, deputy counsel to the president
Philbin is Cipollone’s right-hand man, his most senior deputy in the White House’s legal office.
Jane Raskin
Raskin reportedly was the lead attorney protecting Trump from an interview with Mueller, which he ultimately did not give.
Eric D. Herschmann
Herschmann is a partner at a law firm that has defended Trump over the years in his private life.
Mike Purpura, deputy White House counsel
Purpura took the lead on battling to prevent White House grand jury testimony from the Mueller investigation from being made public.

Coronavirus prompts CDC to expand travel alert to all of China

The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the organization’s highest alert level — came as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases criticized China for not admitting outside experts.

Pilot received clearance to fly in poor weather conditions

Pilot Ara Zobayan was qualified to teach flying in bad conditions.
Items are left at a memorial for Kobe Bryant outside Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa. (Getty Images)
Items are left at a memorial for Kobe Bryant outside Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa. (Getty Images)

At Bryant’s high school, mourners gather to salute their hero

Kobe Bryant was a star at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania in the 1990s, and admirers gathered there to pay their respects.
No Palestinians attended the White House preview of what is described as a highly detailed proposal for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which dates from 1948.
Immigrants who are in the United States legally and use or have used public benefits or are deemed likely to someday rely on public benefits may be denied permanent residency.
Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant, gave a tearful recounting of the episode on Monday.
Critics call the "name your price" system a race to the bottom. Uber is arguing the changes establish driver independence.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp, Edith Friedman Grosman, who was 17 when she made that trip, tells her harrowing story in a new book.
Special Report

Will Davos save the world, or put it out of its misery?

At the alpine confab, global elites toast capitalism, fret about climate and party like there's no tomorrow.
Critic’s Notebook

It’s time for radical change at the Grammys — and the clock is ticking

The awards have been too white, too male and too old for too long.
In Case You Missed It

In Iowa, a bruising hunt for a candidate to love

For one mother and daughter, the search for caucus commitment took them through events, conversations and a weighing and reweighing of what mattered.
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