US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to strip the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former (...)

US president Donald Trump urged attorney general Jeff Sessions to halt the Mueller investigation, calling it a “rigged witch hunt”. Photograph: Saul Loeb, Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump urged attorney general Jeff Sessions to halt the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential el(...)

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: “I don’t think this rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanours.” File photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan has said he opposes a call for the deputy attorney general of the United States to be impeached, after a(...)

Carter Page: documents released on Saturday describe him  as a foreign agent. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has denied he was a Russian agent, after the FBI released hundreds of documents over the weekend revealing d(...)

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Rather than reporting Russia’s offer to meddle in a US election, the Trump campaign welcomed Russia’s help.” Photograph:  EPA/Justin Lane

US president Donald Trump’s legal challenges continued to mount on Friday as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sued the Trump campaign in a fede(...)

Former FBI director James Comey says in a new book that US president Donald Trump reminded him of a mafia boss. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

There have been few days like Friday in the history of US law enforcement. President Donald Trump denounced the former head of the Federal Bureau of (...)

Former Russian colonel Sergei Skripal during his Moscow trial in 2006. Photograph: Misha Japaridze/AP

One of the two people critically ill in hospital in England after “suspected exposure to an unknown substance” is a Russian man who was exchanged in a(...)

Christopher Steele,  hired to undertake research on then candidate Trump, claims is alleged to have told then deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr that he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not becoming president”. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Republicans accused the FBI of anti-Trump bias and abusing its power to wiretap American citizens in an explosive four-page memo published on Friday. (...)

Andrew McCabe, deputy director of the FBI, announced on Monday that he is  retiring two months early. President  Donald Trump has consistently singled out Mr McCabe, accusing him of a pro-Clinton bias. Photograph:  Jim L Scalzo/EPA

The ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the US election took a fresh turn on Monday after the deputy director of the FBI announced tha(...)

 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner failed to turn  over to investigators campaign mails on WikiLeaks and a Russian overture. Photograph: Thomas Peter/EPA

Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 US election campaign and (...)

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