Trump asserts executive privilege over 2020 census documents sought by Democrats – live | US news

The committee is interested in hearing again from Trump Jr. because of discrepancies between his testimony in 2017 and what other witnesses have told both the committee and the special counsel’s office. Trump Jr. appeared before the Senate Intelligence, Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees in 2017, and the release of the Mueller report prompted […]

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for saying she wants to see him ‘in prison’ – live | US news

7.16pm BST19:16 Media Matters identifies a possible trigger for Donald Trump’s seemingly out of nowhere tweet about the moon. Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto had discussed NASA’s plans for a 2024 moon trip shortly beforehand. Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) When Trump starts tweeting about a weird thing for no apparent reason… Left, Fox Business, 12:26 […]

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House antitrust investigation targets Facebook, Google and others – live | US news

Donald Trump maintains he has not seen any protests while on his state visit to the UK. As my colleague Simon Murphy shares, he really must not be looking: About 100 demonstrators are outside the gates of Buckingham Palace as his helicopter lands. They are protesting against the US president being handed “the red-carpet treatment”. […]

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Robert Mueller breaks silence to insist he did not exonerate Trump | US news

Robert Mueller, the special counsel, on Wednesday reignited demands for Donald Trump’s impeachment by breaking his two-year silence to deny that the US president is innocent of a crime. In a sudden and dramatic turn, Mueller, whose report on Russian election interference and Trump campaign links to Moscow was published last month, delivered a sombre […]

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Mueller drew up obstruction indictment against Trump, Michael Wolff book claims | US news

A new book from Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says special counsel Robert Mueller drew up a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Donald Trump before deciding to shelve it – an explosive claim which a spokesman for Mueller flatly denied. The stunning revelation is contained in Siege: Trump Under Fire, which will be […]

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Federal judge blocks strict abortion law in Mississippi – live updates | US news

10.16pm BST22:16 Afternoon summary For a Friday before the Memorial Day weekend and with Congress in recess it’s been a surprisingly lively political scene in the US today. And no sign of things calming down, as Trump is tweeting from Air Force One on his way to Japan and the 2020 Democratic candidates are fanning […]

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New York state passes bill to allow Congress to access Trump’s tax returns – live | US news

An investigation has failed to determine whether Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday they couldn’t “conclusively determine” the identities of either person in the […]

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Hope Hicks: House committee subpoenas Trump's ex-communications chief – live

Chief of staff to Don McGahn Annie Donaldson also subpoenaed Abortion rights supporters protest outside US supreme court Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.19pm BST Reuters is reporting that the State Department sees signs that the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on […]

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Missouri House passes extreme eight-week abortion ban – live | US news

The anti-abortion lobby is ramping up its coordinated effort to challenge women’s access to abortion, and Missouri is the latest target,” said Michelle Kuppersmith, Director of Equity Forward. “If Missouri legislators want to pass laws that control what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor, we demand transparency around the creation […]

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Alabama passes nation’s strictest abortion ban – live updates | US news

It’s devastating news that Alabama has become the latest in a string of US states to enact a horrifying abortion ban. The roll-back on reproductive rights in the US is happening at a terrifyingly rapid rate. We should be outraged by this, but let’s also remember that in the UK we’re no better – women […]

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