Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Buckingham Palace, London,  in June. Both are a regular, but silent, presence at White House events, eschewing the kind of Twitter-fuelled bombast that the president embraces. Photograph:  Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Donald Trump may have had the highest turnover of staff of any US president, but some things remain constant. Trump’s family has remained a continuous(...)

US president Donald Trump: Said his lawyers would file an appeal, adding: “It’s totally the wrong decision by, obviously, an Obama-appointed judge.” Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A US judge refused to block House Democrats from subpoenaing Donald Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm, rejecting the president’s argu(...)

 New York City mayor Bill de Blasio waves to supporters during his election night event in New York in 2017. File photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday. He argues that his record of progressive accomplishments i(...)

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(...)

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