William Barr More than 1,000 public servants decry presidential interference Aide Conway claims justice system rigged against Trump Robert Reich: assaulting justice, Trump has out-Nixoned Nixon William Barr holds a press conference at the Department of Justice. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images More than 1,000 former US justice department officials, including some of the…

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Deutsche Bank Dark Towers review: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and a must-read mystery David Enrich delivers a master class in financial sleuthing but much about bank and billionaire remains unknown A rising full moon is seen over Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Steve Bannon, the brains behind Donald Trump’s upset election victory,…

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US elections 2020 Despite skepticism from some quarters, centrist voters focused on beating Trump could be the ex-mayor’s key to success Michael Bloomberg attends a campaign event in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Go Nakamura/Reuters Californians know a thing or two about self-funded business moguls who attempt to spend their way to high political office…

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Opinion US elections 2020 Pete Buttigieg is like Joe Biden without the black friends Malaika Jabali Buttigieg’s abysmal poll numbers with black voters aren’t a coincidence. He has made almost no effort to reach them ‘None of Buttigieg’s South Carolina offices are in a majority black city, even though the primary importance of South Carolina…

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The long read The trouble with anti-populism: why the champions of civility keep losing (Clockwise from top left): Tony Blair, Pete Buttiegeg, Donald Trump, Victor Orban Jair Bolsonaro, Marine Le Pen, Emanuel Macron and Hillary Clinton. With rightwing demagogues gaining power and public debate getting nastier, many are calling for a return to a more…

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Play Video Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a televised debate in New Hampshire on Friday night at the end of a week dominated by the Iowa caucuses chaos and Donald Trump’s acquittal. Attacks were focused against Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, the two candidates who declared victory in Iowa, as the hottest topics discussed were healthcare and…

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Play Video The president of the United States was greeted by applause for his State of the Union address where he painted a picture of his vision of the future of the US on Tuesday. The following day, Trump was acquitted of impeachment in the Senate with all but one Republican voting in his favour.…

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