Political Scandals

Former President Donald Trump is shown.

Trump election probe grand jury believes some witnesses lied

Sections of the final report by the special grand jury investigating Donald Trump were released Thursday.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event.

Judge to release parts of Georgia special grand jury report

The report's release is a significant development in one of several cases that threaten legal jeopardy for Trump as he ramps up his 2024 campaign.

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Police secure the entrance to the neighborhood of former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana home.

FBI searches former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana home

Agents found another document with classified markings, according to a spokesperson for Pence.

 | Scripps News Staff

Former Vice President Mike Pence sits for an interview.

AP source: Pence subpoenaed by special counsel probing Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence may have to testify against his former boss as he considers his own 2024 presidential bid.

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Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton

Architect of the Capitol denies wrongdoing before Congress

Before Congress, Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton defended his behavior, including the use of official vehicles for personal business.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene talks with the House Oversight and Accountability Committee

Ex-Twitter execs deny pressure to block Hunter Biden story

The White House called the hearing an effort by “extreme MAGA members to relitigate the 2020 election."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rep. George Santos, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and other Republicans gather in the House Chamber.

GOP on GOP: Romney scolds Santos, 'You don't belong here'

Santos' presence at the center aisle to see and be seen during President Biden's State of the Union address was met with stern criticism from Romney.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop

The request for a criminal inquiry comes as Hunter Biden faces his own tax evasion investigation by the Justice Department.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y.

What Rep. George Santos' fallout reveals about the news

Congressman George Santos' rocky start to his political career paints a picture of what our news landscape looks like today.

 | Andrew Rafferty

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., chair of the Senate Intelligence committee.

Senators: Biden administration blocking access to mishandled documents

Senators are reacting with bipartisan anger, insisting they need to see for themselves what documents Biden, Trump and Pence were holding.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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