Political Scandals

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney speaks during a hearing

Georgia election probe report on Trump to remain secret for now

The judge said he would further reflect on the parties' arguments and would reach out with any questions before making a final decision.

 | AP

Former Vice President Mike Pence.

Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, too, his lawyer says

Pence joins the growing list — which includes Trump and Biden — to have had confidential documents recovered at their private residences.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rep. Katherine Clark, (D) MA, speaks during a news conference.

Daughter of top House Democrat arrested at anti-police protest

Riley Dowell was charged with assault after a police officer was injured during a protest in Boston.

 | Scripps News Staff

Members of the Oath Keepers extremist group stand on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

4 Oath Keepers convicted of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

The group members were also convicted of two other conspiracy charges as well as obstructing an official proceeding.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

FBI searched Biden home, found documents marked classified

The search followed the discovery of other classified documents in the president’s home library from his time as vice president.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump.

Judge fines Trump, lawyer for 'frivolous' Clinton lawsuit

Donald Trump and his lawyer were ordered to pay nearly $938,000 for a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, former FBI officials and the Democratic Party.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Republican Rep. George Santos

Santos receives 2 committee assignments despite more calls to resign

Rep. George Santos has denied wrongdoing and maintains he'll serve out his two-year congressional term, unless his constituents ask him to resign.

 | Maura Sirianni

Solomon Pena, a Republican candidate for New Mexico House District 14, is taken into police custody.

Ex-GOP candidate arrested in shootings at lawmakers' homes

The Albuquerque police chief described Solomon Pena as the "mastermind" of a politically motivated conspiracy leading to the shootings in New Mexico.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People walk outside the U.S Capitol building.

Making sense of all the investigations being launched in Washington

From inquires into President Joe Biden to probes into issues on the southern border, 2023 could be the year of the investigations.

 | Joe St. George

Pedestrians pass security barricades in front of Trump Tower.

Trump Organization to be sentenced for tax fraud, faces fine

The company was convicted last month for 17 tax crimes, including charges of conspiracy and falsifying business records.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A sign stands outside the office of Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., on Capitol Hill

NY Republicans are now asking Rep. George Santos to resign

Local NY Republicans are calling on Rep. George Santos to resign after more campaign lies come out.

 | Alexandra Miller

U.S. Attorney Robert Hur.

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur, the former Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Maryland, to lead the investigation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden.

Source: Biden team finds more docs with classified markings

A person who spoke to the Associated Press anonymously said the president's legal team found additional classified material at a second location.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg

Trump executive Allen Weisselberg sentenced to 5 months in jail

Weisselberg was promised this sentence in August when he agreed to plead guilty to 15 tax crimes and to testify against the Trump Organization.

 | AP

President Joe Biden.

Biden 'surprised' government records were found at old office

The Department of Justice is reviewing “a small number of documents with classified markings" found at President Biden's previous office.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rep. George Santos

Campaign Legal Center alleges Santos misrepresented campaign funds

Nonpartisan watchdog group Campaign Legal Center is accusing Rep. George Santos of using campaign funds for personal expenses, among other things.

 | Scripps News Staff

Capitol police clash with insurrectionists.

Former Capitol Police Chief: 'Intelligence Was Botched' On Jan. 6

In a newly released book, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund details the "agonizing" memories and experiences he faced on Jan. 6, 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

Insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol.

Specific Violent Details Revealed In Video Of Jan. 6 Attackers

One video made public was the body-worn camera footage captured by Michael Fanone, a former MPD officer, who was beaten and tased by attackers.

 | Lori Jane Gliha

New York Representative-elect George Santos.

Rep.-Elect George Santos Set To Be Sworn In Despite Investigations

The incoming Republican congressman from New York has been accused of lying about his education, prior work experience, and having a Jewish ancestry.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump

Trump's Tax Returns Released After Long Fight With Congress

Tax returns spanning from 2015 to 2020 could take on added significance now that Trump has launched a third campaign for the White House.

 | AP

Rep.-elect George Santos talks to a voter

New York Rep.-Elect Santos Admits To Lying About Career, College

Santos admitted to lying about his college education, as well as his career. Explaining his fabrications, Santos says, "We do stupid things in life."

 | AP and Alexandra Miller

Incoming New York Republican Congressman George Santos

Incoming N.Y. Congressman May Have Won Election With Fraudulent Resume

Despite being on his resume, there's no history of George Santos attending NYU or working at Citigroup or Goldman Sachs.

 | Alexandra Miller

Jan. 6 Committee

Jan. 6 Panel Unveils Report, Describes Trump 'Conspiracy'

The insurrection gravely threatened democracy and "put the lives of American lawmakers at risk," the nine-member panel concluded.

 | AP

The IRS report from the House Ways & Means Committee.

IRS Mandatory Presidential Audit Policy Under Spotlight

A report released by the Democratic majority on the House Ways and Means Committee said the IRS policy was "dormant" during the Trump administration.

 | AP

Pages of the executive summary from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are shown.

Jan. 6 Panel Urges Criminal Charges Against Former President Trump

The Jan. 6 House committee placed blame on Trump for the insurrection and reiterated key evidence it has acquired in its investigation.

 | Nathaniel Reed

A video of President Donald Trump is shown on a screen, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.

Jan. 6 Committee Meeting Monday To Vote On Final Report

The final report is expected to be at least eight chapters long, spanning hundreds of pages.

 | Kellan Howell

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago.

Jan. 6 Committee Eyes Referring Criminal Charges For Trump

On Monday, the committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot may recommend the DOJ pursues three criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former President Donald Trump

Report: Classified Items Found At Trump Storage Unit In Florida

The nature of newly found material was not immediately clear, but Trump staffers used the storage unit in which they were found, according to WAPO.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower.

Trump Organization Convicted Of Tax Fraud In Executives' Scheme

Trump's company was convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks like apartments and cars.

 | AP

Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jan. 6 Committee To Issue Criminal Referrals To Justice Department

Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson said they've decided to issue referrals recommending criminal prosecution, but didn't disclose the targets.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff