Nancy Pelosi has beacked an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Photograph: Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over US president Donald(...)

US president Donald Trump: appears to admit he questioned the Ukrainian president about corruption allegations involving Hunter Biden. Photograph: Saul Loeb

US president Donald Trump hit out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday, claiming that if a Republican had said or done what Mr Biden(...)

Donald Trump outside the White House on Sunday. Democrats haven’t been able to get him on obstruction of justice. But maybe this time they’ll finally bring him down.  Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images

Everyone here is keyed up for the Big One. The One that’s going to finally bring Donald Trump down. As soon as the news broke Wednesday night in the (...)

 US president Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of Brett Kavanaugh (R) as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, DC. File Photographh: Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images

Almost a year after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a US supreme court justice, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick to join the highest court (...)

Migrants waiting near the Paso del Norte Bridge at the Mexico-US border. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has scored a significant legal victory after the supreme court backed the US president’s move to limit asylum rights. The na(...)

A team of US investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon. com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is usin(...)

US director of national intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington in 2018. Photograph: AP

US director of national intelligence Dan Coats is to leave his job next month after a two-year tenure marked by Donald Trump’s regular clashes with in(...)

US president Donald Trump:   Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions are among the dozen Trump associates who have been served with subpoenas. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

A dozen people connected to Donald Trump – including his son-in-law Jared Kushner – have been issued with subpoenas by the House Judiciary Committee, (...)

John Dean, former White House counsel in the Nixon administration, is sworn in before testifying at a House judiciary committee hearing  about the Mueller report on Monday . Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Democrats stepped up their pressure on US president Donald Trump over the Mueller investigation on Monday, summoning John Dean, the White House counse(...)

  Special counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian election interference,  in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Special counsel Robert Mueller has defended his decision not to adjudicate on whether US president Donald Trump obstructed justice, arguing that justi(...)

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