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Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in December 2021. (Jabin Botsford for The Washington Post)

Today, after a drawn-out legal fight, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) testified for more than two hours before a Georgia grand jury investigating whether attempts by Donald Trump and his associates to overturn the 2020 presidential election results amounted to criminal activity. In a statement, Graham’s office said he answered “all questions” and “was treated with respect, professionalism and courtesy.” Prosecutors in Fulton County, Ga., want to hear about conversations that Graham had with Georgia officials about mail-in ballots in the weeks after the election as Trump contested his loss to Joe Biden.

In Washington, Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert who became the face of the coronavirus pandemic response, briefed reporters from the White House. It is likely to be his final such briefing before leaving the government at the end of the year after more than a half-century of public service. Fauci said his “final message” was for Americans to get the updated coronavirus vaccine.