A team of US investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon. com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is usin(...)

US director of national intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington in 2018. Photograph: AP

US director of national intelligence Dan Coats is to leave his job next month after a two-year tenure marked by Donald Trump’s regular clashes with in(...)

US president Donald Trump:   Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions are among the dozen Trump associates who have been served with subpoenas. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

A dozen people connected to Donald Trump – including his son-in-law Jared Kushner – have been issued with subpoenas by the House Judiciary Committee, (...)

John Dean, former White House counsel in the Nixon administration, is sworn in before testifying at a House judiciary committee hearing  about the Mueller report on Monday . Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Democrats stepped up their pressure on US president Donald Trump over the Mueller investigation on Monday, summoning John Dean, the White House counse(...)

  Special counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian election interference,  in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Special counsel Robert Mueller has defended his decision not to adjudicate on whether US president Donald Trump obstructed justice, arguing that justi(...)

Congressional Democrats had scheduled former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify about events described in the Mueller report but US president Donald Trump has blocked this. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, dismissing(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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