Campaign finance improprieties

FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump on its cover is displayed on a newsstand in a store in New York. The tabloid's owner, American Media announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, that it is selling the supermarket weekly to James Cohen, the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. A year ago Tuesday, April 9, 2019, FBI agents raided Cohen’s home and office and some pundits declared it the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. And yet, there are mounting indications that Cohen’s usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 08, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting indications suggest Michael Cohen's usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. With President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer looking at three years in prison, several prosecutors assigned to Cohen's campaign-finance violation case in New York have moved on to...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017 file photo North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes speaks during the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C. Hayes won't seek re-election to the post after all, the former congressman announced Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party, an insurance magnate and two of his associates are facing federal charges for a plan to shower the state's top insurance regulator with campaign contributions to ensure special business treatment, a criminal indictment unsealed...
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In this March 20, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington. The end of the special counsel’s investigation sparked fresh speculation that Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It’s also spawned a don’t-go-there chorus from a number of Trump’s closest advisers and GOP allies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 28, 2019 - 2:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the special counsel's investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It's also spawned a don't-go-there chorus from some of Trump's closest advisers and GOP allies. They're warning that pardons could...
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Saturday morning, March 23, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
March 23, 2019 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's...
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Special Counsel Robert Muller arrives at his office building, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Washington. Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 22, 2019 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 22, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the key players entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. PAUL MANAFORT The former campaign chairman of Trump's campaign has been convicted in Washington and Virginia of crimes related to years of Ukrainian political consulting work, including...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday, March 19, revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Cohen in the early stages of his Russia probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 19, 2019 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump's White House, businesses and presidential campaign, in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He appears today before the House Intelligence Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 06, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, has turned over documents to lawmakers as he tries to back up his claims that a false statement he delivered to Congress in 2017...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., who chairs the House Democracy Reform Task Force, smiles after Democrats announced a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington," at the Capitol in Washington. Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 06, 2019 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. The legislation, called H.R...
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