US president Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Amid a barrage of invitations to Trump associates  from Russians claiming connections to Vladimir Putin during the 2016 election, Kushner urged caution. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

It was late 2015, and the Trump Organization had just signed a letter of intent to fulfil its longstanding ambition of developing a tower in Moscow. L(...)

US president Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump before departing the White House on Marine One on Thursday, after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuteers

Shortly after William Barr, the US attorney general, held a press conference to pronounce Donald Trump’s across-the-board innocence, the president twe(...)

US attorney general William Barr departs after speaking at a news conference on Thursday about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

For all his bluster about being a master builder, Donald Trump really made his millions through branding. From chewy steaks to failing casinos, Trump (...)

Stormy Daniels. Michael Cohen has testified that he paid $130,000 to the adult film actor. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

This week was a difficult one for Donald Trump as the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election moved ever closer to his in(...)

Victorina Morales at her home in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/New York Times

During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Victorina Morales has made Donald Trump’s bed,(...)

Democrats have requested records of calls between Donald Trump and his eldest son, Donald jnr, who helps oversee his trust.

US president Donald Trump’s famously opaque business will face a bracing new reality next year when House Democrats hit it with a flurry of subpoenas (...)

Michael Cohen, behind Donald Trump on the left, at a campaign stop at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 21st, 2016. Photograph: Eric Thayer/New York Times

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, dropped a bombshell this week as he confessed to paying hush money to two women to influence t(...)