Campaign finance improprieties

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...
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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...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, becomes emotional as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is casting the president as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, back center, leaves after a closed door Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 26, 2019 - 11:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's appearances this week before Congress (all times local): 12:45 a.m. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer is preparing to tell a House committee that his former boss knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks would release emails...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks with the media as he departs after testifying before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 26, 2019 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide "exactly who is telling the truth" when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform committee, setting the stage for a blockbuster public hearing that...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. The Senate intelligence committee will interview Cohen behind closed doors on Feb. 26, according to a person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 21, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, visited the Senate intelligence committee's offices on Thursday, meeting with his lawyers in preparation for three days of congressional testimony next week. Cohen and one of his lawyers, Lanny Davis, each declined to say why...
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February 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's prison sentence by two months to May 6. New York Judge William Pauley signed off on the delay Wednesday after Cohen's lawyers said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery. They noted prosecutors...
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February 07, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge confirmed in a court filing Thursday that federal prosecutors in New York are still investigating campaign finance crimes committed when President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid two women to stay silent about alleged affairs with Trump. U.S. District Judge...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. Senate ethics committee has closed its inquiry into Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez over gifts he received from a friend that led to federal corruption charges. The committee notified Menendez last week in a letter obtained by several news organizations, including...
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Reporters surround Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, after announcement that President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before Rep. Cummings' panel next month, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 11, 2019 - 2:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could...
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