The new White House chief of staff General John Kelly:  often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had ever seen. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In his six months as homeland security secretary, John Kelly often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had eve(...)

 White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was removed from the national security council on Wednesday. Several associates said President Donald Trump had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit Bannon has received for setting the agenda. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Getty Images

For the first 10 weeks of US president Donald Trump’s administration, no adviser loomed larger in the public imagination than Stephen Bannon, the raw (...)

Michael Flynn: Donald Trump’s former  national security adviser has “a story to tell” amid reports that Flynn is willing to testify about ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The controversy over US president Donald Trump’s ties with Russia deepened on Friday as his former national security adviser offered to testify at two(...)