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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after stepping off Marine One. Trump is returning from Camp David. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump raises $170 million as he looks to future

Dec. 1, 2020 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has raised roughly $170 million since his Election Day defeat, a sum garnered through a nonstop stream of solicitations that have falsely claimed the election was stolen while requesting contributions for an “election defense fund." Most of the money was...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Imaad Zuberi, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Los Angeles with his attorney Thomas O'Brien, right, after pleading guilty to funneling donations from foreigners to U.S. political campaigns.  Zuberi, an elite political fundraiser, had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration. But federal prosecutors say Zuberi’s life was built on a series of lies and the lucrative enterprise of filling the campaign coffers of American politicians and profiting from the resulting influence. They describe him as a “mercenary” political donor who gave to anyone -- often using foreign money given through illegal straw donors. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

5 takeaways: Top donor sold access for foreign cash

Nov. 30, 2020 2:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imaad Zuberi once had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration. But the one-time elite political fundraiser Zuberi has pleaded guilty to campaign...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Imaad Zuberi, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Los Angeles with his attorney Thomas O'Brien, right, after pleading guilty to funneling donations from foreigners to U.S. political campaigns.  Zuberi, an elite political fundraiser, had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration. But federal prosecutors say Zuberi’s life was built on a series of lies and the lucrative enterprise of filling the campaign coffers of American politicians and profiting from the resulting influence. They describe him as a “mercenary” political donor who gave to anyone -- often using foreign money given through illegal straw donors. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

'Mercenary' donor sold access for millions in foreign money

Nov. 30, 2020 12:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an elite political fundraiser, Imaad Zuberi had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration. He lived a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle, staying at...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Imaad Zuberi, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Los Angeles with his attorney Thomas O'Brien, right, after pleading guilty to funneling donations from foreigners to U.S. political campaigns.  Zuberi, an elite political fundraiser, had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration. But federal prosecutors say Zuberi’s life was built on a series of lies and the lucrative enterprise of filling the campaign coffers of American politicians and profiting from the resulting influence. They describe him as a “mercenary” political donor who gave to anyone -- often using foreign money given through illegal straw donors. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

'Mercenary' donor sold access for millions in foreign money

Nov. 30, 2020 8:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an elite political fundraiser, Imaad Zuberi had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration. He lived a lavish, jet-setting lifestyle, staying at...

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives at the courtroom, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Paris. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial Monday on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a phone-tapping scandal, a first for the 65-year-old politician who has faced several other judicial investigations since leaving office in 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French ex-President Sarkozy's trial for corruption suspended

Nov. 23, 2020 10:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence peddling was suspended Monday less than two hours after it started, to allow a medical report on one of the defendants. Sarkozy is accused of having tried to illegally obtain information from a magistrate about...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, workers count Milwaukee County ballots on Election Day at Central Count in Milwaukee. President Donald Trump's campaign has paid $3 million for a recount of two heavily Democratic Wisconsin counties, saying Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, that they were the site of the

Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties

Nov. 19, 2020 12:36 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed Wednesday for a recount of Wisconsin's two largest Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost and alleging that they were the sites of the “worst irregularities” although no evidence of illegal activity has been presented. The...

Eyman trial over campaign funds paused because of illness

Nov. 18, 2020 9:38 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has paused a civil trial involving anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman after a state attorney informed the court that a family member of a member of its legal team had become ill. Judge James Dixon on Wednesday recessed the trial until...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs talks during an interview in Stockton, Calif.  Tubbs is one of the youngest mayors in the country and was the city’s first Black mayor. He garnered national attention with his universal basic income program that fights poverty by paying people $500 a month. But despite winning 70% of the vote, Tubbs is trailing a Republican challenger, putting him in danger of losing his seat.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income isn't reelected

Nov. 18, 2020 5:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the youngest mayors in the country, who garnered national attention for starting a privately funded program to give poor people $500 a month in guaranteed income, conceded that he lost his bid for reelection in his California city. Four years after winning more than 70% of...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Circleville, Ohio. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cell phone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Nov. 18, 2020 1:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. While the campaign may be winding down, the data strategy is very...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Circleville, Ohio. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cell phone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

Nov. 17, 2020 5:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. While the campaign may be winding down, the data strategy is very...