Political corruption

In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a in Charleston, W.Va. Trump assailed longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for making a plea deal in an interview that aired Thursday, accusing his former fixer of “flipping” and arguing “it almost ought to be illegal.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, incensed over a deal his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen cut with prosecutors, says it might be better if "flipping" were illegal because people "just make up lies." Trump, in a television interview broadcast Thursday, tried to play down his...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hunter and his wife Margaret faced arraignment Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego on charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:14 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret faced arraignment Thursday in San Diego on charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. The California Republican and his wife were due in federal court to answer to an indictment alleging they used more than...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a in Charleston, W.Va. Trump assailed longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for making a plea deal in an interview that aired Thursday, accusing his former fixer of “flipping” and arguing “it almost ought to be illegal.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2018 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, incensed over a deal his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen cut with prosecutors, says it might be better if "flipping" were illegal because people "just make up lies." Trump, in a television interview that aired Thursday, downplayed his relationship...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Civic Center in Charleston W.Va. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
August 23, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump downplayed his relationship to Michael Cohen in an interview that aired Thursday, claiming his longtime personal attorney only worked for him part-time and made up "lies" to reduce his legal exposure. "It's called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal...
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President Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally in support of the Senate candidacy of West Virginia's Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he believes the economy would tank if he were to be impeached. Trump was asked in an interview with "Fox & Friends" if he believes Democrats will launch impeachment proceedings if...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Civic Center in Charleston W.Va. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
August 23, 2018 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dug in to his denials of wrongdoing as his White House struggled to manage the fallout from allegations that he orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who say they had affairs with him. Before dawn Thursday, Trump tweeted: "NO...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, centre, leaves shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala, Uganda. On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 Ugandan military prosecutors withdrew weapons charges against the jailed pop star and lawmaker who opposes the longtime president. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)
August 23, 2018 - 4:28 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan military prosecutors on Thursday withdrew weapons charges against the jailed pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president, but he faced potentially more serious charges of treason in a civilian court. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, had...
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August 23, 2018 - 4:07 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn weapons charges against the jailed pop star and lawmaker who opposes the longtime president. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, was charged last week with illegal possession of firearms for his alleged role in an incident...
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In these 2018 file photos, Paul Manafort leaves federal court in Washington, left and attorney Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York. The one-two punch ahead of the midterm elections _ the plea from former Trump lawyer Cohen and the fraud conviction of one-time campaign chairman Manafort _ is presenting the biggest loyalty test yet for Republicans who have been reluctant to criticize the president. (AP Photo/File)
August 22, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after President Donald Trump was implicated in a federal crime, members of both parties dismissed talk of impeachment, with some Democrats expressing fears Wednesday about such a politically risky step, and Republicans shrugging off the accusations or withholding judgment...
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In these 2018 file photos, Paul Manafort leaves federal court in Washington, left and attorney Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York. The one-two punch ahead of the midterm elections _ the plea from former Trump lawyer Cohen and the fraud conviction of one-time campaign chairman Manafort _ is presenting the biggest loyalty test yet for Republicans who have been reluctant to criticize the president. (AP Photo/File)
August 22, 2018 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after President Donald Trump was implicated in a federal crime, members of both parties dismissed talk of impeachment, with some Democrats expressing fears Wednesday about such a politically risky step, and Republicans shrugging off the accusations or withholding judgment...
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