Political corruption

Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says "nothing is off the table," including potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi spoke in California after special...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., addresses a crowd of several dozen women at a campaign event, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 29, 2019 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of Democratic White House hopefuls backing impeachment proceedings grew on Wednesday following a rare public statement from special counsel Robert Mueller that made clear his Russia report didn't exonerate President Donald Trump. Two 2020 candidates who had previously...
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A man wears the Portuguese message: "Be strong Moro," referring to Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro," during a pro-government rally on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Moro recently saw Congress reject President Jair Bolsonaro's move to put him in charge of the country's financial regulator and is having trouble passing a sweeping "anti-crime" bill in Congress. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
May 29, 2019 - 7:35 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once a federal judge dreaded by Brazil's politicians, Justice Minister Sergio Moro is suffering at the hands of some of the very people he used to investigate. Since Moro joined the far-right administration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January, his authority has been...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller spoke for only 10 minutes, and his statements yielded no new information on the Russia probe. But for much of the American media, the special counsel's first public comments in two years warranted wall-to-wall coverage. Many journalists focused Wednesday on whether...
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U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 29, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's first — and possibly last — public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls on Capitol Hill to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far resisted. Surprising...
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Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 29, 2019 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was legally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he "would have said so,"...
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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, holds a town hall meeting at Grand Rapids Christian High School's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The congressman came under scrutiny May 18 when he posted a series of Tweets to outline his support for impeachment proceedings. As such, he is the only Republican congress member to do so. The following days brought an announcement from the wealthy DeVos family about no longer supporting him financially. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 9:40 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving standing ovations from many who saluted his "courage" while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing...
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive for a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 28, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, said he fears Trump is giving Barr...
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May 27, 2019 - 1:53 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes. The Union-Tribune reports the Republican congressman made the comments during a town hall Saturday in...
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FILE- In this Sunday, May 26, 2019, file photo Liviu Dragnea, the head of the ruling Social Democratic party leaves a voting station after casting his vote in the European Parliament elections, in Bucharest, Romania. The High Court for Cassation and Justice has sentenced Dragnea to serve 3 and a half years in prison for intervening from 2006-2012 to keep two women on the payroll of a family welfare agency, even though they were working for his party instead. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
May 27, 2019 - 10:14 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's most powerful politician was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for official misconduct in a graft case. The jail time for Liviu Dragnea, party leader of the ruling Social Democrats, came after a conviction last year for having two party members paid by a...
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