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(...)

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 (...)

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the Russia investigation, a judge has ruled. The ruling by US District (...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

There was good news for the greater Shannon area last weekend, when the US treasury announced it was officially lifting sanctions on energy giant Rusa(...)

Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, leaves a US district court  in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has admitted to funnelling $50,000 (about €43,000) from a Ukrainian (...)

Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on an indictment against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, in Washington DC on June 15th. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a New York Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his ann(...)

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US special counsel Robert Mueller filed new charges against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Konstantin Kilimni(...)