Political corruption

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks arrives for closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 19, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Hope Hicks has concluded her closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump's former aide testified over eight hours...
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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks arrives for closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 19, 2019 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks on Wednesday refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump as part...
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FILE - This April 12, 2018 file photo shows the Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian construction giant filed for bankruptcy protection to restructure $13 billion in debt on Monday, June 17, 2019, worn down after spending five years at the center of one of the world’s largest corruption investigations. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
June 17, 2019 - 7:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht filed for bankruptcy protection Monday to restructure $13 billion in debt, worn down after spending five years at the center of one of the world's largest corruption investigations. Odebrecht said in a statement that it and its...
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In this June 13, 2019 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. While Speaker Pelosi says Congress shouldn’t impeach for political reasons or not impeach for political reasons, political considerations overhang the decision making. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 17, 2019 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, the decisions being made of whether to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump are personal, gut-wrenching and, at times, starkly political, with fallout in 2020 and beyond. Some lawmakers worry impeachment will benefit the president,...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington as the justices prepare to hand down decisions, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation. The court's 7-2 decision Monday...
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Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir is escorted into a vehicle as he returns to prison following his appearance before prosecutors over charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, in Khartoum the capital of Sudan on Sunday June 16, 2019. The deposed strongman has been held under arrest in the capital since the military removed him from power in April amid mass public protests against his 30-year rule.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Hjaj)
June 16, 2019 - 9:00 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public for the first time since his ouster two months ago, as he was led to a prosecutor's office Sunday in a corruption investigation. The deposed strongman has been held under arrest in the capital, Khartoum, since the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 14, 2019 - 7:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says President Donald Trump's stated willingness to accept a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign should spur Congress to begin impeachment hearings. De Blasio told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that...
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Margaret Hunter, left, wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives at federal courthouse in downtown San Diego on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hunter, who had previously pleaded not guilty to correction charges, withdrew that plea in U.S. court in San Diego and pleaded guilty to a single count carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison. The misuse of campaign funds spanned from 2010 to the end of 2016. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 5:36 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Thursday to a single corruption count and agreed to testify against her husband at his trial on charges the couple spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds on trips, dinners, clothes and other personal expenses. Margaret Hunter...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. House Democrats are angling to spotlight damning allegations from special counsel Robert Mueller's report Wednesday, focusing on contacts between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 13, 2019 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into Russia election meddling (all times local): 11:18 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump doesn't know right from wrong and is "indifferent to law and any sense of ethics about who we are as a country...
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Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, is seen leaving after having met privately with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 12, 2019 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is "glad...
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