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(...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

Former White House counsel Don McGahn  behind US president  Donald Trump.   File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Trump administration moved to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from handing over sensitive documents to Congress as the battle between (...)

Julian Assange gestures from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States and up to five years in jail following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursda(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking on Thursday the White House, where he said: ‘I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Almost a decade ago, Julian Assange released a torrent of classified information that laid bare US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the secrets of Ame(...)

US attorney general William Barr leaves his house  in McClean, Virginia, on Monday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Robert Mueller’s still-secret report on alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign is more than 300 pages long, according t(...)

Until the Mueller report can be assessed in its entirety, the questions over Russian interference in the 2016 election and the role of Donald Trump and his entourage remain open. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

On the face of it, the four-page letter to Congress from US attorney general William Barr, in which he summarises the findings of special counsel Robe(...)

 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 described Robert Mueller’s investigation as an “illegal takedown that failed”. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump claimed “complete and total exoneration” after US special counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no conspiracy between t(...)

US attorney general William Barr leaves his house in McClean, Virginia, hours before issuing a letter to Congress summarising the Mueller report. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Attorney General Washington, DC March 24, 2019 Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: (...)

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