Political Scandals

Vladimir Putin, Erik Prince and Donald Trump

Blackwater Founder Linked To Trump-Putin 'Back-Channel' Effort

Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with an unnamed Russian close to President Vladimir Putin, according to The Washington Post.

 | Lauren Stephenson

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

As Long As No One Prosecutes Him, Michael Flynn Says He'll Testify

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says he'll testify about a possible Trump connection to Russia — as long as he doesn't get prosecuted.

 | James Packard

Representative Devin Nunes

NYT: Nunes Got Surveillance Claims From White House Officials

A new report says White House staff helped Rep. Devin Nunes view the classified reports behind claims of U.S. surveillance of President Trump's team.

 | Matt Picht

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly

Two 'Bridgegate' Officials Are Heading To Prison

Two former New Jersey officials will serve time in prison for orchestrating lane closures that led to a dayslong traffic jam in 2013.

 | Jake Jones

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

Trump's Treasury Secretary Might Have 'Jokingly' Broken Ethics Rules

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said during an interview he wasn't allowed to endorse any movies he was invested in — then endorsed one anyway.

 | Matt Picht

Michael Flynn at Trump Tower.

New Report Puts Michael Flynn's Foreign Ties Under More Scrutiny

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied that he planned to remove an enemy of Turkey's president from the U.S.

 | Grant Suneson

Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort Agrees To Interview On Russian Ties

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that said Trump's former campaign manager was working to push Russian interests.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Representative Duncan Hunter speaks to the media.

'Vaping Congressman' Hunter Investigated For Misusing Campaign Money

Rep. Duncan Hunter paid back nearly $60,000 and said any misuse was accidental.

 | Grant Suneson

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Manafort Back In Hot Seat Over Payments From Pro-Russian Party

New documents allegedly corroborate that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort took illegal payments from Ukraine's former pro-Russian president.

 | Jake Jones

Judge Andrew Napolitano attends the Greater Talent Network 30th anniversary party

Fox News Contradicts Its Own Contributor On British-Spying Claims

Fox News walked back a network contributor's accusations that the Obama administration used a British spy agency to wiretap Donald Trump.

 | Jake Jones

Senators Mark Warner and Richard Burr speak during a hearing.

Congress Fails To Find Proof For Trump's Wiretapping Claims (Again)

A bipartisan statement from Senate Intelligence leaders said there are "no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance."

 | Grant Suneson

French presidential candidate François Fillon

French Presidential Candidate's 'Fake Jobs' Under Formal Investigation

Conservative French presidential candidate François Fillon faces several charges of embezzlement.

 | Jake Jones

A microwave

Your Microwave Can't Spy On You ... Yet.

Microwaves don't make for good surveillance devices, but that could change if internet-connected smart microwaves catch on.

 | Matt Picht

Former South Korean President Park Gyun-hye

South Korea's President Has Been Booted From Office

In a ruling handed down Friday, South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.

 | Briana Koeneman and Lauren Stephenson

Attorney General Jeff Sessions participates in a news conference

Sessions Defends His Answer About Not Meeting With Russians

The attorney general says he met with the Russian ambassador in his capacity as a senator, not as a Trump campaign surrogate.

 | Jake Jones

Vice President Mike Pence

As Indiana Gov., VP Pence Used Private Email For State Business

Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account for official business during his time as Indiana governor.

 | Matt Picht

Jared Kushner sits next to President Trump at a meeting.

Trump's Son-In-Law, Ex-Adviser Met With Russian Envoy Amid Transition

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also his adviser, reportedly held previously undisclosed meetings with Russian officials.

 | Grant Suneson

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a press conference.

Attorney General Sessions To Step Away From Trump-Russia Investigation

Jeff Sessions won't head the investigation into Trump's ties with Russia because he was part of Trump's campaign.

 | Grant Suneson

Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen

Another Trump Staffer Involved In Russia-Centered Scandal

A Ukrainian lawmaker said he and Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen discussed a way to let Russia lease Crimea.

 | Grant Suneson

Officers outside the forensic department where Kim Jong-nam's body is.

Morgue Holding Body Of North Korean Leader's Half Brother Burglarized

Guards and armed security are now watching the morgue in Malaysia where Kim Jong-nam's body is reportedly being held.

 | Jake Jones

Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Gig Over Pedophilia Comments

The Breitbart editor was disinvited from speaking at the conservative conference after an old video resurfaced.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency

Trump's New EPA Head Is In The Middle Of An Email Controversy

Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, was ordered to release his emails with fossil fuel companies.

 | Jake Jones

Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Key Republican Asks For Another Trump-Related Investigation

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is asking for another probe into the Trump administration, this time related to leaks that ousted Michael Flynn.

 | James Packard

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event

Congress Could Investigate Trump's Taxes, But Republicans Won't Let It

Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee blocked an attempt to look at President Donald Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years.

 | Grant Suneson

White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on Fox News

Ethics Office Wants Conway Disciplined For 'Free Commercial'

Kellyanne Conway made remarks promoting Ivanka Trump merchandise, and the ethics office expects to see an investigation and disciplinary action.

 | Jake Jones

French presidential candidate François Fillon

French Presidential Hopeful Admits He Shouldn't Have Hired His Wife

François Fillon has apologized for giving his wife a government job but insists the position was legal and legitimate.

 | Matt Picht

Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu

Romanians Continue To Protest, Seek Government Resignations Next

Romanians want their government to resign after it passed — then revoked — a law that would gave decriminalized corruption.

 | Jake Jones

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner's Latest Sexting Scandal Could Land Him In Prison

Prosecutors are reportedly considering child pornography charges against Anthony Weiner after his latest sexting scandal.

 | Grant Suneson

former Nebraska state Senator Bill Kintner

Lawmaker Resigns After Apparently Mocking Women's March Protesters

Nebraska State Sen. Bill Kintner resigned from his position after facing major backlash for a retweet that seemingly mocked Women's March protesters.

 | Briana Koeneman

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump thank guests.

Ethics Watchdogs Have A Problem With Trump's White House Website

Melania Trump's bio on the White House website was changed to omit the name of her jewelry line QVC used to sell.

 | Grant Suneson