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US attorney general William Barr: a strong advocate for the concept of presidential power, he has resisted calls to provide extra documentation to Congress. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm

House Democrats have commenced contempt proceedings against attorney general William Barr after he missed a deadline to furnish a congressional commit(...)

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(...)

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 is seen outside the department of justice in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Almost a month after US attorney general William Barr declared that Donald Trump had not obstructed justice in the federal inquiry into Russian interf(...)

Donald Trump: House Democrats formally demanded that the IRS turn over six years of the president’s personal and business tax returns. Photograph: Shawn Thew/ Pool via Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump is facing a fresh legal headache, after a key congressional committee demanded to see six years of the president’s tax retur(...)

Representative Richard Neal, a Democrat from Massachusetts and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump is facing a new legal headache, after a key congressional committee demanded to see six years of the president’s tax returns(...)

Donald Trump: quickly claimed Mueller’s findings meant complete and total exoneration for him. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Even when there was very good news for him, Donald Trump just had to lie about it. As soon as his loyal attorney general William Barr issued a four-p(...)

Donald Trump approaches reporters before boarding Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, Florida, March 24th, 2019. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US special counsel Robert Mueller has spent 22 months examining whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 el(...)

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(...)

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