Political corruption

President Donald Trump departs after signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2018 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting with lawmakers of his party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
July 19, 2018 - 8:45 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting the Catalonia region's independence, including former regional president Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont fled to Belgium to avoid arrest...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticizes President Donald Trump's performance during his side-by-side news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2018. Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 16, 2018 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both...
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Former US President Barack Obama gestures to the crowd, during an event in Kogelo, Kisumu, Kenya, Monday, July 16, 2018. Obama is in Kenya to launch a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama. (AP Photo Brian Inganga)
July 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya's president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption. Obama, on his first visit to Africa since stepping down as president, commended President Uhuru...
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Former prime minister Najib Razak arrives in parliament to take part in the swearing-in ceremony Monday, July 16, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament. Malaysian lawmakers took their oath in Parliament on Monday including former premier Najib Razak, who has been charged in a massive corruption scandal that led to his coalition’s electoral defeat. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 16, 2018 - 3:19 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian lawmakers took their oath in Parliament on Monday, including former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been charged in a massive corruption scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat. The swearing-in ceremony of 221 lawmakers opened the first...
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok arrives to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 11:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-awaited questioning of the FBI agent at the heart of the 2016 election probe was always expected to be one for the history books. But Congress outdid itself. After 10 hours of finger-pointing, F-bomb reading and in-your-face testimony between special agent Peter Strzok...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 9 p.m. A grand jury indictment alleges that the Russian government was behind a sweeping conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. It's the first time...
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok arrives to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-awaited questioning of the FBI agent at the heart of the 2016 election probe was always expected to be one for the history books. But Congress outdid itself. After 10 hours of finger-pointing, F-bomb reading and in-your-face testimony between special agent Peter Strzok...
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal...
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