Political corruption

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp in Washington. But as president, records show he and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate they very industries rom which they collected paychecks. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show McGahn, has issued at least 24 ethics waivers to key administration officials at the White House and executive branch agencies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 08, 2018 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A week after...
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March 08, 2018 - 10:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday upheld most of the convictions of a former Congolese vice president for interfering with witnesses during his war crimes trial, and ordered the original trial chamber to review his sentence. The appeals...
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March 08, 2018 - 7:38 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday upheld most of the convictions of a former Congolese vice president for interfering with witnesses during his war crimes trial, and ordered the original trial chamber to review his sentence. The appeals...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp in Washington. But as president, records show he and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate they very industries rom which they collected paychecks. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show McGahn, has issued at least 24 ethics waivers to key administration officials at the White House and executive branch agencies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 08, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A week after...
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March 06, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on deliberations at the trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A jury that hit a wall in deliberations at the bribery trial of a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting a day off. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni cited a...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The jury foreman at the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says jurors can only agree that they disagree. The message was delivered Tuesday in a series of notes at the trial of Joseph Percoco and three businessmen. The judge instructed the jurors to try again...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Nir Hefetz, a longtime media adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, arrives to a Magistrate court in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media say a third confidant of Netanyahu agreed to turn state witness and testify against the prime minister, who faces a wave of corruption allegations. Various outlets say Hefetz agreed Monday, March 5, 2018 to testify in return for a more lenient punishment. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
March 05, 2018 - 8:58 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday agreed to turn state's witness in a burgeoning corruption case, becoming the third former aide to testify against the Israeli leader in a series of scandals and casting a shadow over a high-profile visit to the White House. Various media...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gestures while speaking to reporters in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine government's legal counsel has asked Supreme Court justices to expel their chief justice for allegedly failing to publicly declare her assets as required by law in a new attempt to remove the highest judicial leader the president has wanted to be expelled. Solicitor General Jose Calida accused Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno Monday, March 5, 2018, of failing to file her annual statement of assets and liabilities 10 times in the past in what he added was a blow to her integrity that all justices should have as required by the Constitution.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
March 05, 2018 - 4:26 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government's legal counsel asked the Supreme Court on Monday to expel the chief justice for allegedly not declaring her assets, in a new attempt to remove the nation's judicial leader. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who President Rodrigo Duterte has...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a massive rally in his support as a presidential candidate at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia will "never" extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, even as he insisted they didn't act on behalf of his government. Putin's comments in an NBC News interview airing Sunday illustrated the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a massive rally in his support as a presidential candidate at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will "never" extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling. Putin says Russia "does not extradite its citizens." He's referring to a provision in Russia's constitution that prohibits...
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