US attorney general William Barr’s conclusion that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice, revealed publicly on Sunday in a letter to lawmakers, reflects inherent difficulties in proving such an obstruction case, legal experts said.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
US lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over Donald Trump’s presidency and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republican’s campaign and Moscow.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2019
It is not too hard, in this season of pantomime rehearsals, to imagine a script from those masters of the netherworld just beyond the sober, grind-and-queue lives most of us lead — the Coen brothers — constructing a conversation between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. The great filmmakers might contrive to have those unchallengeable leaders discuss the difficulties facing other world leaders.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2018
Former FBI director James Comey has voiced his concerns about Donald Trump's leadership and his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy along the US-Mexico border which has seen migrant children separated from their parents.
Fri, 22 Jun, 2018
President Donald Trump questioned the impartiality of the deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, who is planning to retire from the bureau in the months ahead after being buffeted by attacks over alleged anti-Trump bias in the agency.
Sun, 24 Dec, 2017
Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told US President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a source has said.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
Disgraced former US congressman Anthony Weiner should be spared from prison at his sentencing for sexting with a 15-year-old girl who dreamed about affecting the US presidential election, his lawyers said.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
JOHN Mindermann is part of an unusual fraternity. A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), now 80 and retired in his hometown, San Francisco, he is among the relative handful of law-enforcement officials who have investigated a sitting president of the US.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
Republican and Democrat leaders on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are threatening a subpoena unless the White House clarifies whether any recordings, memoranda or other documents exist of Donald Trump's meetings with sacked FBI director James Comey.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
President Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 US intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning why the Obama administration did not try to stop it.
Thu, 22 Jun, 2017
It is less than five months since Donald Trump was sworn in as president but even in that time he and his billionaires’ junta have made fundamental changes to the relationships that sustained American hegemony and, more often than not, championed the liberal, tolerant values that defined the Western world.
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017