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Former US attorney general Jeff Sessions. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/File Photo

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report builds upon dozens of interviews, notes and communications to piece together what was happening inside US pres(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking on Thursday the White House, where he said: ‘I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Almost a decade ago, Julian Assange released a torrent of classified information that laid bare US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the secrets of Ame(...)

US attorney general William Barr: chafed at how the news media and some lawmakers have characterised his letter to Congress outlining the report’s chief conclusions. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

Some of US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have told associates that attorney general William Barr failed to adequately portray the fin(...)

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(...)

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, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

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(...)

Kamala Harris visits South Carolina, one of the states to hold early Democratic primaries. Harris and other Democrats hoping to secure the party’s nomination for 2020 have made the state a priority. Photograph: Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage

It’s just after lunchtime on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and more than an hour before her scheduled appearance at the Brookland Health and Wellness Ce(...)

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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