US president Donald Trump: Had more than $300 million in outstanding loans from Deutsche Bank by the time he took office, making the German bank the president’s biggest creditor.  Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

US congressional investigators have intensified their pursuit of President Donald Trump’s personal and business financial records by issuing a subpoen(...)

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. He  has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election to attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Over the past 22 months Robert Mueller has revealed a significant amount of detail about Russia’s role in the 2016 US presidential election and the ac(...)

US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph:  Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump, as both president and a private citizen, asked a federal appeals court to put an end to lawsuits challenging his ability to make money f(...)

US president Donald Trump on Twitter referred to the special counsel’s statement as “a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election disputed on Friday a report that said US president Donald Trump directed M(...)

Cautionary tale: Michael Cohen is the United States’ credulousness in extremis, its ugly bargains writ large. Illustration: Ben Wiseman/New York Times

Michael Cohen put his chips on, and faith in, someone who didn’t deserve it. He was dazzled. He was entertained. He wanted a patron. He needed a guide(...)

Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to US president Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building  in New York on Tuesday, shortly before his appearance in court. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday said Mr Trump directed him to make payments that violated campaign finance laws, in an(...)

Donald Trump’s lawyer: Michael Cohen has many associates who have faced criminal charges or stiff regulatory penalties. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/New York Times

He was a personal-injury lawyer who often worked out of taxi offices scattered around New York City. There was the one above the run-down car-repair g(...)

Adult-film actor Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, claims she had an ‘intimate relationship’ with Donald Trump. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

The White House has made a mysterious claim that Donald Trump won a case “in arbitration” against a pornographic film actor who alleges that she had s(...)

The Trump Tower under construction in Mumbai. India is the Trump Organization’s biggest international market, with four real estate projects under way. Photograph: Asmita Parelkar/the New York Times

When the Trump family jet lands in India this week, the family member taking a tour of the world’s largest democracy will be the US president’s eldest(...)

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