Big Democratic field taking shape for 2020 U.S. presidential race

(Reuters) – The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is lining up to seek the party’s 2020 presidential nomination – and it is expected to keep growing.

The diverse group vying to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee, includes six U.S. senators. A record six women are running, as well as black, Hispanic and openly gay candidates who would make history if one of them becomes the party’s nominee. read more

Trump backer Erik Prince’s account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report

By Jonathan Landay and Aram Roston

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential run, appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released on Thursday shows. read more