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Special counsel Robert Mueller: it appears that he  gathered substantial evidence of potential obstruction of justice by the president. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

On Thursday, the US justice department is expected to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian el(...)

US attorney general William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Virginia on Monday. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

When William Barr cleared Donald Trump of obstruction of justice on Sunday, the US attorney general held true to a long-held and expansive view of pre(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Air Force One on Sunday at Palm Beach airport in Florida. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Obstruction of justice is a crime that requires more than overt acts. It also requires intent. That principle helps explain special counsel Robert Mu(...)

Donald Trump  outside the White House on Friday. Among other investigations, authorities in multiple states are examining the Trump charitable foundation, which was dissolved last year. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The wait is finally over. But the political fallout from the Mueller report has only begun. On Sunday attorney general William Barr submitted a letter(...)

US president Donald Trump. Sources say the Mueller report does not call for new indictments. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ever since Matthew Whitaker, the former acting attorney general, said in January that the Mueller investigation was nearing completion, Washington DC (...)

Michael Cohen,  former personal attorney of US president Donald Trump. File photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Robert Mueller persuaded a judge within weeks of being made special counsel in 2017 that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal “fixer”, may have been se(...)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, pictured in July 2017 when he was acting director of the agency. Photograph: Aaron P  Bernstein/Reuters

Donald Trump renewed his attack on Andrew McCabe on Monday, in response to an interview in which the former deputy FBI director discussed his new book(...)

Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe: “The president may have been engaged in obstruction of justice in the firing of Jim Comey,” he said. Photograph:  Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

A former FBI acting director has alleged that Donald Trump dismissed advice from his own security agencies on the threat posed by North Korea’s missil(...)

US senator Lindsey Graham: ‘There’s an allegation by the acting FBI director at the time that the deputy attorney general was basically trying to do an administrative coup.’ File photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Republican senator Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation into claims senior justice department officials discussed invoking the 25th amen(...)

Paul Manafort,  US president Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. His breach of his plea deal means he is likely to face a much tougher prison sentence than previously thought probable. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

William Barr has been confirmed as the next attorney general of the United States, replacing Jeff Sessions who was fired by President Donald Trump in (...)

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