Political Scandals

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

Former President Donald Trump.

Trump Calls For 'Termination' Of Rules In U.S. Constitution

Donald Trump's comment is now putting some self-proclaimed constitutional conservatives in the hot seat over their support for him.

 | Kellan Howell

Former President Donald Trump.

Prosecutor: Evidence Shows Trump 'Explicitly' OK'd Tax Fraud

Former President Donald Trump has denied knowing that Weisselberg and other executives were dodging taxes.

 | AP

Former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Treasury Making Trump Taxes Available To House Committee

Donald Trump had refused to release his tax returns during his 2016 presidential campaign or his four years in the White House.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Members of the Oath Keepers on Jan. 6

Oath Keepers' Stewart Rhodes Guilty Of Seditious Conspiracy

The rarely used, Civil War-era charge of seditious conspiracy calls for up to 20 years behind bars.

 | AP and Maura Sirianni and Scripps News Staff

Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

What To Expect As Jan. 6 Committee Wraps Up Its Work

Regardless of when the committee finishes its investigation, at least one probe into the former president's role on Jan. 6 will remain ongoing.

 | Nathaniel Reed

A video of President Trump's motorcade leaving the January 6th rally on the Ellipse is displayed during Jan. 6 hearing.

Jan. 6 House Committee Heads Toward Final Report Before Next Congress

A push to finish the report comes as Trump's Twitter is restored. Old tweets re-populated, including those that became important to the investigation.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

An artist sketch depicts the trial of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes.

Feds: Oath Keepers Sought 'Violent Overthrow' Of Government

A federal prosecutor told jurors Friday Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was preparing to lead rebellion to keep Joe Biden out of the White House.

 | AP

Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Garland Names Special Counsel To Lead Trump-Related Probes

A senior Justice Department official disclosed the appointment on Friday but did not reveal the identity of the special counsel.

 | AP

Former President Donald Trump is shown.

Former Pres. Trump Files Lawsuit To Avoid Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena

In the lawsuit, Trump's lawyers say the subpoena was an infringement of the former president's First Amendment rights.

 | AP

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, whose office has charged David DePape in the attack on Paul Pelosi, speaks.

Paul Pelosi's Attacker Was On A Suicide Mission, Says Court Filing

David DePape appeared in court for the first time Tuesday. His defense said they would conduct a full investigation and look into his mental health.

 | James Packard

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband, Paul Pelosi, are shown.

Police: Pelosi Suspect Wanted To Break Speaker's Knees

David DePape has been charged with two federal crimes and is also facing state criminal charges.

 | AP

Herschel Walker.

Herschel Walker Faces Abortion Allegation From 2nd Accuser

The second round of abortion allegations against Walker returned the issue to the forefront of the campaign in the final two weeks before elections.

 | AP and Maura Sirianni

Hope Hicks

Jan. 6 Panel Interviews Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks

The interview comes as the investigation is winding down and as the panel has subpoenaed Trump for an interview in the coming weeks.

 | AP

Vice Chair Liz Cheney.

Cheney: Jan. 6 Committee Won't Let Trump's Testimony Become 'A Circus'

The committee took the extraordinary step of subpoenaing the former president on Friday. It's unclear if Trump will comply with the subpoena.

 | Kellan Howell

Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Appeals Court: Lindsey Graham Must Testify In Georgia Election Probe

Graham had challenged his subpoena, saying his position as a U.S. senator protected him from having to testify in the state investigation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Downtown Richmond, Vermont.

Worker Who Quietly Lowered Town's Fluoride For Years Resigns

Richmond, Vermont's water superintendent resigned after admitting that fluoride levels have not been in the recommended range for over a decade.

 | AP

Los Angeles City Council member Kevin de Leon.

Los Angeles Councilman De Leon Says He Will Not Resign Amid Uproar

De Leon called the comments in the private meeting "horrible" but said he will not resign "because there is a lot of work ahead."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Steve Bannon.

Justice Department Recommends 6-Month Sentence For Steve Bannon

Bannon is set to be sentenced Friday on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating Jan. 6.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff