Latest Political corruption News

The Latest: Lawyer: Cohen has info for special counsel

Aug. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 11:15 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" says his client has knowledge on certain subjects that "should be of interest" to...

Back-to-back legal blows in Trump circle jolt presidency

Aug. 21, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled "guilty" of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West...

US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a...

Q&A: What Cohen's plea, Manafort's verdict mean for Trump

Aug. 21, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

Tuesday was a bad day in court for former associates of President Donald Trump, and it could foreshadow hard days ahead for the president. In a New York courtroom, Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations. Cohen said Trump directed him to arrange the...

Prep school details more cases of sex abuse by ex-faculty

Aug. 21, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An independent investigation into sexual misconduct at a New Hampshire prep school has now substantiated abuse claims against 20 former faculty and staff members dating back decades including a former Massachusetts congressman. St. Paul's School released two reports after an...

The Latest: Indicted Rep. Hunter ousted from committee posts

Aug. 21, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on corruption charges against Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican, and his wife (all times local): 6:15 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Rep. Duncan Hunter will be removed from his committee assignments after being indicted on charges alleging he misused more than...

Corruption indictment of US Rep. Duncan Hunter at a glance

Aug. 21, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses including groceries, fast food meals and golf trips and lied about it in campaign filings, prosecutors said Tuesday. Here are details of some of the payments described in the...

The Latest: Trump avoids mention of Manafort, Cohen at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia. The closest reference on Tuesday...

The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

Aug. 21, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local): 9 p.m. Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into...