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Prosecutor: 'We Build The Wall' fundraiser cheated donors

May. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The organizers of a “We Build The Wall” campaign to raise money for a wall along the U.S. southern border lied to donors by saying all their money would fund the wall when they were actually pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, a prosecutor told a jury at the start of a...

Prosecutors debunk Colorado clerk's 2020 election claims

May. 19, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in a western Colorado county said Thursday they found no evidence of tampering in the 2020 presidential election as alleged by a clerk who has become a prominent voice among those promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. ...

Trump backs Mastriano in Pennsylvania GOP governor primary

May. 14, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked doggedly to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

May. 12, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021...

AP sources: Donald Trump Jr. speaks with Jan. 6 committee

May. 04, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oldest son of former President Donald Trump has met with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to two people familiar with the matter. The interview Tuesday with Donald Trump Jr. comes as the...

Arizona officials blast attorney general for election report

May. 04, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials who oversee elections in Maricopa County issued a blistering retort Wednesday to GOP Attorney General Mark Brnovich accusing the state's top lawman of abusing his position and misleading the public about the 2020 election to advance his U.S. Senate campaign. ...

Back with the banned: Do Twitter's exiles return under Musk?

Apr. 30, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

QAnon loyalists, COVID deniers, neo-Nazis and a former American president: The list of people banned from Twitter is long, but their exile could soon come to an end if Elon Musk's $44 billion offer for the platform is approved. Musk, the world’s richest man and the owner of SpaceX...

EXPLAINER: Brazil's Bolsonaro, top court on collision course

Apr. 27, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is once again at odds with the country's Supreme Court, pardoning a congressman who had just been convicted by high court justices for urging violence against one of them. Justices may review the pardon, and the case threatens to...

Biden pardons former Secret Service agent and 2 others

Apr. 26, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file and to two people who were convicted on drug-related charges but went...

Wisconsin's GOP-ordered election investigation will continue

Apr. 26, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 election in Wisconsin that was supposed to wrap up this week will continue just as Donald Trump urged, but with no more taxpayer money to pay for it, the state's top Republican said Tuesday. Assembly Speaker...