US president Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly’s son, like the retired general a US marine, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

The mother of a US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump disrespected her family during a call with the m(...)

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has criticised the Trump administration’s ‘hypocrisy’ over the use of private emails. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary(...)

Chelsea Manning is assisted with a microphone before an appearance in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the US. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP Photo

September traditionally heralds the start of the academic year, when universities across the United States embrace the changing seasons and return to (...)

Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump. “Whether my contribution ultimately lives up to the expectations of some of the harshest critics? Only time will tell.” Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

At sundown on August 12th, about 24 hours after neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Charlottesville, wielding torches and chanting “Jews will not repl(...)

Then Democratic presidential candidates  Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton take part in a debate  at Wynn Las Vegas hotel in October 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As the United States continues to focus on the hurricanes battering the Gulf of Mexico and the latest tensions between Donald Trump and the Republican(...)

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campai(...)

Jeff Sessions: his announcement comes 10 days after President Trump tweeted that he was very weak on leak investigations. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced on Friday that the American justice department was now pursuing three times as many leak investigati(...)

The new White House chief of staff General John Kelly:  often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had ever seen. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In his six months as homeland security secretary, John Kelly often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had eve(...)

Former FBI director James Comey: book will feature stories of the agency’s investigation into the use of a private email server by Hillary Clinton while in office. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

James Comey, the former director of the FBI who was sacked by US president Donald Trump in May, has signed a deal for a book, ostensibly on leadershi(...)

Jeff Sessions: Donald Trump has unleashed a barrage of criticism at him in interviews and on Twitter over the past week. Photograph: Getty Images

The future of US attorney general Jeff Sessions looked increasingly uncertain on Tuesday night as president Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the na(...)