The White House has announced plans to extend US military dominance into space with the creation of a new, sixth branch of its armed forces, called the Space Force. The separate military department will bolster US defences and should be operational by 2020.
The trial of President Trump's former aide continues, with a high profile former colleague testifying against him in court. Rick Dates has admitting in court to committing crimes alongside Robert Mueller, which include tax fraud and bank fraud. President Trump calls the investigation "a witch hunt".