Political corruption

Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar speaks during an interview Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in San Diego. Despite an ongoing FBI investigation into his campaign spending, Campa-Najjar's competitor, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, coasted through the June primary election largely unscathed. But on Tuesday, the Republican congressman and his wife were charged by a federal grand jury with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal gain. The indictment brings a jolt of uncertainty into the contest, in a year when Democrats have targeted a string of Republican-held House seats across the state. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 23, 2018 - 3:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, was indicted. The 29-year-old former Obama administration Labor Department...
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August 23, 2018 - 3:10 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar says he is hopeful he can unseat U.S. Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter after the congressman was indicted on corruption charges. Campa-Najjar says support has been coming in from the national Democratic Party. The 29-year-old whose...
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President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 23, 2018 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department" after Trump put him there. Sessions quickly hit back, declaring...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, right, arrives for an arraignment hearing Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal charges that they used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses that ranged from groceries to golf trips and lied about it in federal filings, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 23, 2018 - 2:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife (all times local): 10:53 a.m. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret have pleaded not guilty in San Diego to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. The California Republican...
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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 - 12:20 pm
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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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 - 11:56 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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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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