US president Donald Trump. He sees the office much as he did the night of his stunning victory – as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, with Twitter as his Excalibur. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Around 5.30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, mo(...)

Then FBI director James Comey testifying  before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 3rd. He was fired on May 9th. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York

By the end, neither of them thought much of the other. After President Donald Trump accused his predecessor in March of wiretapping him, James Comey, (...)