President Donald Trump broke with four decades of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photograph: Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump blasted Democrats’ move to subpoena years of the president’s tax returns, claiming that voters do not care about his tax aff(...)

In the essay, Chris Hughes said repeatedly that Zuckerberg is a good, kind person but simply has too much power for any one individual

Facebook pushed back after Chris Hughes, a billionaire co-founder of the company, argued in a New York Times op-ed essay that the company should be br(...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

US attorney general William Barr: a strong advocate for the concept of presidential power, he has resisted calls to provide extra documentation to Congress. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm

House Democrats have commenced contempt proceedings against attorney general William Barr after he missed a deadline to furnish a congressional commit(...)

Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee had fun with the spectacle, placing a prop chicken by attorney general William Barr’s microphone. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg

Tensions between Democrats and the Department of Justice intensified on Thursday as a key committee threatened to hold attorney general William Barr i(...)

A box of Indivior’s Suboxone medication. Photograph: George Frey/Bloomberg

Shares of Indivior fell more than 70 per cent on Wednesday after the US Justice Department accused the British drugmaker of illegally boosting prescri(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/ The New York Times

House Democrats introduced a new Bill on healthcare on Tuesday in a sign that the party leadership is eager to pivot away from the Mueller investigati(...)

 Israel’s prime minister  Binyamin Netanyahu and US president Donald Trump: the 22-month special counsel investigation was a “terrible thing”. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump signalled that he would support the publication in full of the Mueller report, as the fallout from the conclusion of the spe(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Air Force One on Sunday at Palm Beach airport in Florida. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Obstruction of justice is a crime that requires more than overt acts. It also requires intent. That principle helps explain special counsel Robert Mu(...)

Robert Mueller (left) has submitted his final report on the investigation into possible collusion with Russia in the 2016 election by Donald Trump’s campaign. Photographs: Saul Loeb and Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

More than 22 months after he was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Special counsel Robert Mueller (...)

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