Watchdog details internal tensions over FBI’s probe of Trump

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said U.S. Attorney John Durham failed to convince him that the FBI's 2016 investigation of the Trump campaign was improperly opened.
When the inspector general's report was released, Durham issued an unusual statement saying he did not agree with Horowitz’s conclusion.
Watch live coverage of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Video: Reuters; photo: Bloomberg)
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6 takeaways from the Michael Horowitz hearing

After Sen. Lindsey Graham's broadside against the FBI to start the hearing, here's what we learned.
The Afghanistan Papers A Secret History of the War | Part 3
A Secret History of the War | Part 3
U.S. soldiers prepare to engage with Taliban forces in November 2001 in Mazar-e Sharif, in northern Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
In 2002, President George W. Bush meets with Hamid Karzai, chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan. (Robert A. Reeder/The Post)
The remains of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman arrive at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in 2002. (Air Force/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in December 2009, announcing a troop surge in Afghanistan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Spec. Caleb McKinnon embraces his wife, Savannah McKinnon, as he prepares to be deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Campbell in 2014. (Matt McClain/The Post)
An open-air vegetable market in Kabul. (Javier Manzano for The Post)

House Judiciary panel poised to debate articles of impeachment against Trump tonight

The committee is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. to hear opening statements from its 40 attending members before an expected vote Thursday after it considers amendments.

Fed predicts no interest rate cuts in 2020, ignoring Trump’s calls to boost the economy

The central bank said the U.S. economy is in a good place and does not need an extra boost.

Trump signals intent to sign $738 billion national defense policy bill

The compromise bill, which creates a Space Force and introduces 12 weeks of parental leave for federal workers, is slated for a vote in the House on Wednesday.
The number was far fewer than the “millions” President Trump pledged to arrest months ago in frustration about rising border crossings, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
The former Hollywood producer, who is awaiting trial on sex-crime charges, has had dozens of bracelet-monitoring violations, a prosecutor said.
A review of security footage from the store during the shooting made it “clear” that the gunmen chose the Jewish establishment, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said on Twitter.
(The Washington Post)
(The Washington Post)
Native American households are 19 times more likely than white households to lack indoor plumbing, the report notes.
Twenty-nine people are being treated in New Zealand’s hospitals, many of them with severe burns. At least 22 are so badly burned they still need airway support, doctors said.
Some have criticized the definition as overly broad and an effort to block legitimate criticism of Israel or support for the Palestinians.
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