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US president Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday, where he angrily rejected Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up.  May 22, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure and declared that he would not work with the opposition (...)

US president Donald  Trump, who tweeted on Friday: ‘A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!’ Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump has warned that anyone found to have spied on his presidential campaign will face prison, as the attorney general renewed hi(...)

 President Donald Trump broke with four decades of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photograph: Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump blasted Democrats’ move to subpoena years of the president’s tax returns, claiming that voters do not care about his tax aff(...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

US attorney general William Barr: A full vote on the floor of the House will now be scheduled, and the issue of contempt is ultimately likely to end up in court. Photograph: Reuters/ Jonathan Ernst

The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold attorney general William Barr in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, the latest escalation in the battle be(...)

Former White House counsel Don McGahn  behind US president  Donald Trump.   File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Trump administration moved to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from handing over sensitive documents to Congress as the battle between (...)

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(...)

A photograph released by North Korea on Sunday shows rocket launchers firing during a test of weapons in an undisclosed location in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: KCNA/KNS/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration played down concerns about North Korea’s weekend missile test which has raised questions about Pyongyang’s commitment to denu(...)

Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee had fun with the spectacle, placing a prop chicken by attorney general William Barr’s microphone. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg

Tensions between Democrats and the Department of Justice intensified on Thursday as a key committee threatened to hold attorney general William Barr i(...)

Helen Dixon: the Irish Data Protection Commissioner was given something of an easy time from senators. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a busy day in the US Senate on Wednesday. By 9am a steady stream of officials and journalists queued outside the senate complex. The star attra(...)

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