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John Kelly, above left, the president’s chief of staff, is facing new questions about his handling of the case, including why Mr. Porter worked without a permanent high-level security clearance for more than a year. Read our timeline of the scandal.

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4. Jacob Zuma stepped down as South Africa’s president, ending a nine-year, scandal-plagued tenure after his own party repudiated him.

It was a humiliating end for Mr. Zuma, a charismatic anti-apartheid hero who was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela. He initially inspired hope among South Africa’s poorest before coming to symbolize corruption.

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5. Also facing swirling accusations of corruption: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister.

He defiantly called a damning case against him



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