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Soros attacks in impeachment saga spark anti-Semitism debate

Dec. 11, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Near the end of a marathon impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives last month, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill tied conservative jabs at George Soros to “the longest-running anti-Semitic trope that we have in history.” Anti-Soros theories amplified by conservatives...

Prosecutors OK with probation for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who provided “extraordinary assistance" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates met with...

Takeaways so far from House public impeachment hearings

Nov. 14, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marks the first time the American public can watch and listen to the witnesses whose testimony is at the center of the Democrats’ investigation. In several hours of testimony, punctuated by occasional bickering among...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...

Manafort's former son-in-law sentenced for multiple scams

Nov. 9, 2019 6:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Manafort's former son-in-law has been sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for pulling a series of schemes totaling more than $13 million, including one that bilked $3 million from actor Dustin Hoffman. U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered Jeffrey Yohai to pay...

The Latest: Steve Bannon testifies in Roger Stone trial

Nov. 8, 2019 9:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Roger Stone trial (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Steve Bannon says Donald Trump's campaign viewed Roger Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks and tried to use him to get advanced word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton. Bannon, Trump's former campaign CEO,...

Prosecutors: Stone lied because 'truth looked bad' for Trump

Nov. 6, 2019 5:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of Roger Stone told jurors Wednesday that the longtime Donald Trump confidant repeatedly lied to Congress "because the truth looked bad" for the president. The opening arguments in the case against Stone, a longtime Republican operative and provocateur, made clear...

Mueller documents: Manafort pushed Ukraine hack theory

Nov. 3, 2019 5:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort's deputy told investigators during the special counsel's Russia probe. The unsubstantiated...

New York governor signs law aimed at foiling Trump pardons

Oct. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Wednesday clearing away legal hurdles that could have prevented state prosecutions of people pardoned by President Donald Trump for federal crimes. Supporters of the new law, including newly empowered Democrats elected last year, said New York's...