US attorney general William Barr: chafed at how the news media and some lawmakers have characterised his letter to Congress outlining the report’s chief conclusions. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

Some of US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have told associates that attorney general William Barr failed to adequately portray the fin(...)

Then FBI director James Comey testifying  before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 3rd. He was fired on May 9th. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York

By the end, neither of them thought much of the other. After President Donald Trump accused his predecessor in March of wiretapping him, James Comey, (...)

US President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey. Photographs: Jim Lo Scalzo/Reuters, Gary Cameron/File Photo

President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to fire James Comey, the FBI director who had been leading an investigation into possible ties between Mr(...)