US president Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr  in the  White House.   Photograph: Reuters/Erin Scott/File photo

Tensions between Donald Trump and the US Department of Justice increased on Wednesday as the president issued a flurry of critical tweets about the ju(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about his decision to pardon a number of white-collar criminals prior to boarding Air Force One on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, citing what he said was advice from friends and business associates, granted clemency on Tuesday to a who’s who of white-co(...)

 The financier Michael Milken (centre) leasves federal court in New York on April 7, 1989. Photograph: The New York Times

Thirty years after his conviction for securities fraud, and 20 years after he began asking US presidents to pardon him, junk bond king Michael Milken (...)