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Lobbyist convicted of Kentucky deputy attorney general bribe

Jun. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer in a case voters are likely to see in political ads for next year's race for governor. A federal jury said James Sullivan was trying to bribe Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer in March of...

Ex-Kentucky official testifies in lobbyist's bribery trial

Jun. 13, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In 2016, Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement official gave a lobbyist a ride to his car. Tim Longmeyer had known Jim Sullivan for years, back when Longmeyer was the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet under former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. When offered the ride, Longmeyer was the...

The Latest: Top Republicans welcome new Missouri Gov. Parson

Jun. 1, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Top Missouri Republicans are welcoming new Gov. Mike Parson to office. Parson took office Friday, shortly after former Gov. Eric Greitens stepped down amid allegations of both personal and...

Trump: Pardoned conservative author's conviction was 'fishy'

Jun. 1, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration critic pardoned by Donald Trump said Friday that the president told him he was being cleared because the campaign finance charges filed against him were "fishy." Trump pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative author and filmmaker, on Thursday and announced he's...

The Latest: Trump tells pardoned man conviction was 'fishy'

Jun. 1, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardons (all times local): 6:45 a.m. An Obama administration critic convicted of campaign finance fraud says President Donald Trump called him at his office to tell him he was pardoned because he had been "screwed." Dinesh D'Souza told "Fox &...

A look at Trump's pardons and commutations so far

Jun. 1, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced via tweet that he would be giving a full presidential pardon to conservative media commentator Dinesh D'Souza, declaring he was "treated very unfairly by our government!" Here's a look at Trump's other pardons and commutations so far: JOE ARPAIO In his...

Trump pardons favor the celeb-connected, conservative causes

May. 31, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" and announced he's thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among "lots" of other people. "What they did to him was...

The Latest: Trump pardons conservative commentator D'Souza

May. 31, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's consideration of pardons and sentence commutations (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump has pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" D'Souza had pleaded guilty to...

Missouri governor took a path less trod to win, lose office

May. 31, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens didn't follow the normal path to political power, nor is he taking the usual exit from office. Greitens, who won election as a political outsider promising to clean up government, will resign Friday after striking a deal with a prosecutor to avoid...

The Latest: House still wants records of pro-Greitens group

May. 31, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Missouri House is pressing ahead with a demand for documents about a nonprofit group that supports Gov. Eric Greitens' agenda. Greitens has said he will resign at 5 p.m. Friday. That...