Political Scandals

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.

Republican Rep. Tom Reed Retires After Sexual Assault Accusation

Reed says the incident didn't take place the way the woman claims, but he takes full responsibility.

 | Scripps News Staff

The activists were demanding Cuomo's immediate resignation

New York Lawmakers Launch Impeachment Inquiry

Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces allegations of sexual harassment and questions over the spread of COVID-19 in New York nursing homes.

 | Scripps News Staff

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo Denies Inappropriate Touching Of Female Aide

A sixth woman has reported harassment by the New York governor.

 | Scripps News Staff

demonstrators rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation

Protesters Call For NY Gov. Cuomo to Resign Amid Scandal

Demonstrators marched on Cuomo's New York City office in wake of sexual harassment accusations by three women.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson

Report Says Former White House Doctor Accused Of Workplace Violations

Jackson worked as the White House doctor from 2013 to 2018 under former Presidents Obama and Trump.

 | Scripps News Staff

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Acknowledges Allegations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released an apology Sunday after his office initially denied or dismissed the claims.

 | Scripps News Staff

Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder

Judge Mulls Recusal In Flint Water Case Against Ex-Governor

The judge in former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's case thinks he may not be right for the job. He lives in Flint, and is in a class-action lawsuit.

 | James Packard

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Former Aide Accuses New York Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

Ex-aide Lindsey Boylan says the governor promoted a toxic work environment, kissed her and suggested the two play strip poker.

 | Jay Strubberg

Civil Rights leader Malcolm X

Former NYPD Officer Claims FBI Responsible For Malcolm X's Death

A letter written by a former NYPD officer reveals details about the night Malcolm X was killed.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas

United Airlines Investigating Ted Cruz's Leaked Flight Information

United Airlines says policy prevents sharing passenger personal information.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rioters in U.S. Capitol

One Person Dead After Pro-Trump Extremists Storm U.S. Capitol

World leaders have denounced the violence at the Capitol and encourage a peaceful transfer of power.

 | Scripps News Staff

President-elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Hunter Biden Under Federal Investigation For Business Dealings

The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the President-elect's son and his business ties in China and elsewhere.

 | Jay Strubberg

A United Airlines 737 MAX 9

Pilots Watch Closely As FAA Lifts Grounding On Embattled 737 Max

Airlines are working to get the 737 Max flying again after the FAA approved fixes to the plane and training for pilots. Will passengers get on board?

 | James Packard

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren

Rochester, New York, Mayor Indicted On Campaign Finance Charges

The indictment accuses Mayor Lovely Warren and two associates of attempting to evade contribution limits.

 | Alex Arger

Then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, waits for the start of a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing

Former FBI Agent Strzok Says President Is A National Security Threat

Strzok claims president is willing to accept help from foreign countries for political gain.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump

Did Parts Of The Republican National Convention Violate The Hatch Act?

Critics complained about the president and first lady speaking from the White House grounds. But a federal agency said those speeches are ok.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon Indicted By Federal Prosecutors For Fundraising Scheme

Bannon and other organizers are accused of scheming to keep donor money.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Former President Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington

Federal Judge Says Outside Parties Can Weigh In on Flynn Case

Federal Judge says outside parties can weigh in on Michael Flynn's criminal case.

 | Meg Hilling

Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni

SCOTUS Throws Out 2 Key Convictions In 'Bridgegate' Scandal

The high court ruled that because their motivation was payback, not personal gain, they did not actually violate federal wire fraud laws.

 | Johannah Grenaway

President Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn

President Trump Considering a Full Pardon of Michael Flynn

The former U.S. National Security Adviser pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with a Russian ambassador.

 | Gage Jackson

Saudi King Salman welcoming an ambassador

Saudi Royal Family Members Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Coup

Two princes and many people close to the royal family have been detained for allegedly planning to overthrow the king.

 | Gage Jackson

Attorney General William Barr

Judge Orders DOJ To Provide Unredacted Version Of Mueller Report

The judge wants to determine if any information from the report was "inappropriately withheld."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Puerto Rico flag

Phishing Incident Scams Puerto Rico Out Of $2.6 Million

Officials say email phishing scam results in the loss of government funds.

 | Meg Hilling

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Judge Throws Out Va. Lieutenant Governor's Libel Suit Against CBS

Justin Fairfax sued CBS for $400 million after the network aired interviews with two women who accused him of sexual assault.

 | Antoinette Miller

Attorney General William Barr

The DOJ Will Review Information Rudy Giuliani Collected In Ukraine

Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department will look over information that Rudy Giuliani collected on Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine.

 | Meg Hilling and Caitlin Baldwin

Mike Pompeo and Mary Louise Kelly

Pompeo Lashes Out At Reporter After Interview On Ukraine, Ambassador

The Secretary of State sat for an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly where she asked about Iran and Ukraine.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

People inspect damage following earthquake in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Governor Fires 2 More Officials

Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the housing secretary and Department of Family secretary after a warehouse of unused aid supplies was discovered.

 | Meg Hilling

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

DOJ Reveals Rod Rosenstein Approved Release Of Strzok-Page Messages

The messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were critical of then-candidate Donald Trump.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

President Donald Trump.

Watchdog Report Says Delaying Ukraine Aid Violated The Law

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the Trump administration didn't have a legal reason to delay the Ukrainian security aid.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch

Ukraine Launches Investigation Into Possible Yovanovitch Surveillance

The investigation follows the release of photos, text messages and notes handed over to the House Intelligence Committee by Lev Parnas.

 | Meg Hilling