Philip Ewing Philip Ewing is NPR's national security editor. He helps direct coverage of the military, the intelligence community, counterterrorism, veterans and other topics for the radio and online.
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Philip Ewing

National Security Editor

Philip Ewing is NPR's national security editor. He helps direct coverage of the military, the intelligence community, counterterrorism, veterans and other topics for the radio and online. Ewing joined the network in 2015 from Politico, where he was a Pentagon correspondent and defense editor. Previously he served as managing editor of Military.com and before that he covered the U.S. Navy for the Military Times newspapers.

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Court documents released Friday suggest that both former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (left) and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen could end up in prison. AP hide caption

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Prosecutors on Friday unveiled their sentencing recommendation for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen who has been cooperating with prosecutors conducting the Russia investigation and others. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Should Get 'Substantial Prison Term,' Feds Say

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Prosecutors on Tuesday filed new paperwork in the case of former national security adviser Mike Flynn. He has been cooperating with investigators since pleading guilty last year. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump Jr. talked with Senate investigators about his family's real estate dealings in September 2017. The Judiciary Committee released his testimony earlier this year. Bob Levey/Getty Images for Left/Right TV hide caption

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Michael Cohen walks out of federal court Thursday in New York, after pleading guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen walks out of federal court, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York. He has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Donald Trump's negotiations about a Trump Tower in Moscow. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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A lawyer for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort reportedly briefed President Trump's lawyers about Manafort's interactions with special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Demostrators in Quito, Ecuador, show their support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, in October. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump has never foreclosed the possibility he might talk in person with the special counsel's investigators, even though his own attorneys have advised him against it. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump answers a reporter's question about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation during a bill signing ceremony Friday in the Oval Office. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attend the U.S. Marshal Service's Director's Honorary Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C, on November 1, 2018. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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