Political corruption

FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and his leadership of the country as “transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.” Comey’s comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 12, 2018 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book that describes Trump as fixated in the early days of his administration on having the FBI debunk salacious rumors he insisted were untrue but could...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that a panel investigating former Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has ended its work now that he has resigned, but the committee didn't go away quietly. The committee's chairman and ranking member revealed that the panel...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 12, 2018 - 7:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says a panel investigating former Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has ended its work now that he has resigned. The committee's chairman and ranking member revealed Thursday that the panel investigating Farenthold was scheduled to hold a vote...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser, in Jefferson City, Mo., Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Greitens initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter with his hairdresser and threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about it, according to testimony from the woman released Wednesday by a House investigatory committee. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 6:28 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Facing mounting calls to resign following sexual misconduct allegations, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be taking a cue from President Donald Trump as he fights for his political survival amid a #MeToo movement that has felled dozens of other prominent politicians...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 12, 2018 - 6:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and his leadership of the country as “transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.” Comey’s comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 12, 2018 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" and calls his leadership of the country "ego driven and about personal loyalty" in a forthcoming book. Comey reveals new details about his interactions with Trump and his own...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, right, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony in Washington. A federal jury has convicted the former Texas congressman of fraud and conspiracy for misusing charitable donations to pay for personal and political expenses. Stockman was found guilty Thursday, April 12, 2018, following a three-week trial in Houston. Prosecutors say Stockman conspired with two staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of at least $775,000 that was meant for charitable purposes and voter education. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Texas congressman on fraud and conspiracy charges Thursday for misusing charitable donations to pay for personal and political expenses. Steve Stockman, a Republican, was accused of conspiring with two staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of...
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April 12, 2018 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is giving a vote of confidence to the way his lawyer is dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling. Trump says in a midday tweet, "I have agreed with...
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April 12, 2018 - 2:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Texas congressman on fraud and conspiracy charges Thursday for misusing charitable donations to pay for personal and political expenses. Steve Stockman, a Republican, was accused of conspiring with two staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of...
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