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(...)

US president Donald Trump. He sees the office much as he did the night of his stunning victory – as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, with Twitter as his Excalibur. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Around 5.30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, mo(...)

Stephen Bannon, who left his role as Donald Trump’s chief strategist last Friday.  The president believed that Bannon had been leaking unauthorised stories about infighting inside the administration for months before he ultimately took action.  Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen Bannon in late July that he needed to go: No need for it to get messy, Kelly told Bannon,(...)

The Trump Tower Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas: the industry is wondering if a property developer in the White House will pay off. Photograph: Carmen Martinez Torrin/Getty Images

For the first time, a property developer is the president of the United States – the most powerful position a member of the real estate industry has e(...)