Campaign finance improprieties

FILE - In this June 3, 2017 file photo North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes speaks during the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C. Hayes won't seek re-election to the post after all, the former congressman announced Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party, an insurance magnate and two of his associates are facing federal charges for a plan to shower the state's top insurance regulator with campaign contributions to ensure special business treatment, a criminal indictment unsealed...
Read More
In this March 20, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington. The end of the special counsel’s investigation sparked fresh speculation that Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It’s also spawned a don’t-go-there chorus from a number of Trump’s closest advisers and GOP allies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 28, 2019 - 6:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the special counsel's investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It's also spawned a don't-go-there chorus from some of Trump's closest advisers and GOP allies. They're warning that pardons could...
Read More
Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Saturday morning, March 23, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
March 23, 2019 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's...
Read More
Special Counsel Robert Muller arrives at his office building, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Washington. Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 22, 2019 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest...
Read More
FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 22, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the key players entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. PAUL MANAFORT The former campaign chairman of Trump's campaign has been convicted in Washington and Virginia of crimes related to years of Ukrainian political consulting work, including...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday, March 19, revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Cohen in the early stages of his Russia probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 19, 2019 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by...
Read More
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., comes out to talks with reporters following his meeting with former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 14, 2019 - 2:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee suggested on Wednesday that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen's legal troubles, saying that Whitaker "did not deny" the conversations during a...
Read More
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump's White House, businesses and presidential campaign, in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. He appears today before the House Intelligence Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 06, 2019 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, says he will "continue to cooperate" with investigators. Cohen appeared behind closed doors Wednesday before the House...
Read More
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., speaks against HR 1, a Democratic bill to impose changes to election and campaign finance systems, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. Rep. Steve, Scalise, R-La., Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R- Wyo., listen Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
March 06, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing their new majority, Democrats are moving to push through the House a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package they say will reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and restore ethics and integrity to Washington. The legislation, called H.R...
Read More
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, reads an opening statement as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen says he's cooperating with federal prosecutors in New York and hopes to receive a so-called Rule 35 motion from prosecutors that would reduce the time he is to spend in prison. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 28, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With jail looming, Michael Cohen now says he's in "constant contact" with federal prosecutors in New York, providing them with information in an attempt to get his sentence reduced. If true, that would be a big turnaround from three months ago, when prosecutors told a judge that...
Read More

Pages