US president Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Amid a barrage of invitations to Trump associates  from Russians claiming connections to Vladimir Putin during the 2016 election, Kushner urged caution. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

It was late 2015, and the Trump Organization had just signed a letter of intent to fulfil its longstanding ambition of developing a tower in Moscow. L(...)

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(...)

In a court in Washington on Tuesday, Gen Michael Flynn was lambasted by a federal judge, who expressed “disgust” at the three-star general’s attempts to mislead investigators. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

To date, Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, has laid criminal cha(...)

George Papadopoulos: he is the first Trump campaign adviser to be sentenced as part of the continuing investigation by the special counsel Robert Mueller.  Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

George Papadopoulos, President Donald Trump’s former campaign aide, has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to the FBI during its investigat(...)

US president Donald Trump: has said he does not remember much of what happened at the “very unimportant” campaign meeting memorialised in a photo that he posted on Instagram. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

President Donald Trump and US attorney general Jeff Sessions both supported a proposal during the 2016 campaign that Mr Trump meet with Russian presid(...)

Left to right: Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen,  President Trump, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

The guilty plea entered by Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and the conviction of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort brings the number of p(...)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller (above) has recommended that  former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Getty Images

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to (...)

“This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe,” US president Donald Trump wrote in a Twitter post. “But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on.” File photograph: Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said a partisan memo released by House Republicans “totally vindicates” him in the investigation into Russian election i(...)

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(...)

US attorney general Jeff Sessions pauses as he testifies before a House Judiciary Committee. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has denied misleading the US Senate over his knowledge of contacts between the Trump campaign team and Russia during(...)

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