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President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks with reporters after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

May 24 trial set for Steve Bannon in fundraising fraud scam

Aug. 31, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A May 2021 trial date was set Monday for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, on charges that he cheated donors to a group seeking to fund a southern border wall. Bannon, 66, of Washington, D.C., was audible but not visible on a video screen as he appeared...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, the Voice of America building stands in Washington. The new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as independent news organizations. Although Agency for Global Media chief executive Michael Pack has assured Congress that VOA and its sister networks will remain independent and pledged he would consult lawmakers on significant developments, last week he initiated personnel changes and began a review of visas for foreign employees. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

VOA journalists protest new US global media chief's moves

Aug. 31, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of journalists at Voice of America is protesting moves made by the U.S.-funded outlet’s new chief that they say are endangering their colleagues and the international broadcaster’s credibility as a news source. In a letter to VOA management sent on Monday, 14 senior...

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway walks onto the stage to tape her speech for the third day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

RNC speech serves as farewell address for Kellyanne Conway

Aug. 26, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway is making her exit. One of the longest-serving advisers to President Donald Trump spoke of “everyday heroes” on Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. But it was also something of a farewell address as she steps away, she said, to spend more...

Consultant charged in covert lobbying of Trump officials

Aug. 24, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American consultant has been charged in an illicit lobbying effort to get the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return of a Chinese dissident living in the U.S. Federal...

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaves federal court, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Steve Bannon court appearance next week will be electronic

Aug. 24, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon won’t have to come to a Manhattan courthouse next week for a hearing on charges that he defrauded donors to a fund promoted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist can...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, Kellyanne Conway speaks in the Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month.
Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman to successfully steer a White House bid before becoming a senior counselor to the president. She informed Trump of her decision in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to leave White House

Aug. 24, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, Kellyanne Conway speaks in the Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month.
Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman to successfully steer a White House bid before becoming a senior counselor to the president. She informed Trump of her decision in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to leave White House

Aug. 24, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, Trump’s campaign manager during the stretch run of the 2016 race, was the first woman...

FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo We Build the Wall Founder Brian Kolfage, left, and David Clarke Jr., a board member of the group, prepare for a news conference in Sunland Park, N.M. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, on charges that he and three others, including Kolfage, ripped off donors to the online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.”  (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)

Bannon partners had history of cashing in on Trump movement

Aug. 21, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One is a triple-amputee Iraq war veteran who ran news sites stoking right-wing rage, often with exaggerated stories. Another owns a company that sells Donald Trump-themed energy drinks. And the third is an ex-columnist for Breitbart and an entrepreneur who has left a trail of failed...

FILE - This June 15, 2020, file photo shows the Voice of America building in Washington. More than a dozen journalists with the U.S. government's premier international broadcaster, Voice of America, may soon have to leave the United States as their visas expire with no action from the agency's new leadership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Some VOA journalists forced to leave US soon as visas expire

Aug. 21, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen journalists with the U.S. government’s premier international broadcaster may soon be forced to leave the United States as their visas expire with no action from the agency’s new leadership. Some 16 Voice of America journalists will have to return to their...

Facebook pages from Guo Wengui's account are seen on computer screens in Beijing on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling Communist Party. In June, Guo and Bannon announced the founding of the “Federal State of New China,” an initiative to “overthrow the Chinese government.”  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Bannon's Chinese host an irritant to Communist Party

Aug. 21, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling Communist Party. Guo Wengui left China in 2014 during an anti-corruption crackdown led by President...