Roger Stone (centre), a longtime political advisor to US president Donald  Trump, and his wife Nydia (left) arrive for his sentencing hearing at the DC Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Roger Stone, the longtime confidant of Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison following nearly two weeks of controversy over how the (...)

 Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser to US president Donald Trump, arrives for a hearing at the DC Federal District Court in Washington on March 14th last. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday praised attorney general William Barr for “taking charge” after the justice department asked for a lighter pris(...)

 Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, pictured in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The US House of Representatives intelligence committee has hired a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan with experience investigating Russian mobste(...)

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at a US District Court in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A judge on Friday sent longtime Republican political operator and businessman Paul Manafort to jail pending trial after a charge of witness tampering(...)

Paul Manafort has been indicted in federal courts in Virginia and Washington DC with  allegations ranging from money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent, to bank and tax fraud. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper wit(...)