Susan Collins

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Under president Trump, there has been no shortage of scandal, intrigue or drama.  Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

Once upon a time, I was completely and utterly besotted with American politics. As a teenager, I was so taken with Barack Obama’s message of hope and (...)

Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: The decorated veteran who testified at  the impeachment inquiry  was escorted from the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

As senators weighed whether to convict US president Donald Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this month, one recurring question presented its(...)

A statue representing “Grief” lays her covered face on the shoulder of the statue representing “History” on the Peace Monument near the US Capitol where the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is going on in Washington. Photograph: Mary F. Calvert/ Reuters

Donald Trump will forever carry the stain of having been impeached, but when the history of this era in US politics is written, it is the Republican P(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in the US Capitol in Washington, January 31st. Photograph: Epa/Shawn Thew

During a meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in June 2016, with the opéra bouffe builder improbably heading toward the presidential nomination de(...)

US president Donald Trump is expected to be acquitted. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

A final vote on whether to remove Donald Trump from office has been scheduled for Wednesday, after the US senate voted to block witnesses from testify(...)

Republican senator Lamar Alexander says he will oppose calling more witnesses. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump looked set to end without hearing witness testimony after a crucial Republican senator said he opposed a motion (...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

Former US national security adviser John Bolton: assertion Donald Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine makes it  more likely more Republicans will agree to call him as a witness. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ New York Times

Two high-profile Republicans have signalled that claims in an upcoming book by John Bolton were sufficient reason to call the former US national secur(...)

Senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell ahead of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, in Washington, on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

Republicans know very well who they are. That’s why it was such a juicy moment when Hakeem Jeffries, the congressman from Brooklyn and Democratic impe(...)

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