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.

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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The team led by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is set to interview a number of current administration officials, a top White House attorney tells NPR. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel leading the DOJ Russia investigation, leaves the Capitol following a meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Clovis speaks during a news conference with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in August 2016. Clovis announced on Thursday he would be withdrawing himself from consideration from a top post at the USDA. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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From left: Twitter's acting general counsel Sean Edgett, Facebook's general counsel Colin Stretch and Google's senior vice president and general counsel Kent Walker, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Left to right: Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Manafort makes his way through television cameras as he walks from federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. President Trump's former campaign manager pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment stemming from a special counsel's probe into the 2016 race and Russia's attempted interference in the election. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, President Trump, center, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will have their relationships tested by the a legislative push on a tax overhaul this week. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King lead a black voting rights march from Selma, Ala., to the state capital in Montgomery in 1965. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., holds up a copy of The Kremlin Playbook while delivering remarks with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at the conclusion of a May 8 subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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