US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Mike Theiler/Pool via Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has said he believes Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, will treat him fairly, contradicting s(...)

President Richard Nixon speaks at a rally at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on October  23rd, 1972.   Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times

In dramatically casting aside FBI director James Comey, US president Donald Trump fired the man who may have helped make him president – and the man w(...)

US Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia: disclosures “equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm” said a CIA spokesman. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The CIA is scrambling to assess and contain the damage from the release by WikiLeaks of thousands of documents that catalogued the agency’s cyberspyin(...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

The hous that US president Barack Obama intends to rent after leaving office, in the upmarket Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

US president Barack Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the Whit(...)