President Donald Trump meets  German chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House, April 27th, 2018. Photograph: AP

German chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to make little headway in lobbying against US sanctions due to come into effect next Tuesday when she met US (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph:  Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Facebook said on Tuesday that it had found and removed more than 270 accounts and pages controlled by Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the so-called(...)

 Kellyanne Conway,  special counsellor to the president: government officials are prohibited from using their positions for partisan political purposes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

White House aide Kellyanne Conway broke federal ethics rules during two television interviews last year, the US government ethics agency said on Tuesd(...)

Hope Hicks: the White House communications director stepped down after testifying in Congress as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Tensions within the Trump White House appear to be increasing after the US president hit out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and lost a long-t(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform in Ohio on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US House of Representatives intelligence committee voted unanimously on Monday to make public a classified Democratic memorandum challenging a Re(...)

US president Donald Trump has said it is a ‘disgrace what’s going on in this country’. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump defied the advice of US intelligence agencies by authorising the release of a controversial memo alleging FBI bias in the Ru(...)

Christopher Steele,  hired to undertake research on then candidate Trump, claims is alleged to have told then deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr that he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not becoming president”. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Republicans accused the FBI of anti-Trump bias and abusing its power to wiretap American citizens in an explosive four-page memo published on Friday. (...)

US president Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about his treatment by federal investigators.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has authorised the release of a controversial memo which documents alleged failings in the FBI’s approach to the surveillanc(...)

US president Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One in Lewisburg, West Virginia where he addressed Republican members of Congress at a retreat. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The White House is expected to release a controversial memo on Friday in a move that threatens to escalate tensions with the FBI. US president Donald (...)

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans on the committee have voted to release a contentious secret memorandum said to accuse the  FBI of misusing their authority. Photograph: New York Times

Tensions between Republicans and US intelligence agencies deepened last night after the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo detailing(...)

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