Political Scandals

Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti Arrested For Allegedly Violating Bail Conditions

Prosecutors say Avenatti concealed $1 million from creditors, tax authorities and one of his ex-wives.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Michael Flynn leaves the U.S. courthouse in Washington, D.C.

Michael Flynn Asks To Withdraw Guilty Plea

The desire to change the plea comes days after prosecutors said Flynn should go to jail for lying to the FBI.

 | Lauren Magarino

Former Rep. Chris Collins

DOJ Recommends 'Top End' Sentence For Former Rep. Chris Collins

Last year, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit securities fraud and one count of making false statements.

 | Antoinette Miller

John Bolton

John Bolton Says He Will Testify Before The Senate If He's Subpoenaed

John Bolton is one of several key players who did not appear for any impeachment inquiry hearings in the House.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

U.S. President Donald Trump

Emails Show President Trump Gave Direct Orders To Withhold Ukraine Aid

An email says the president gave "clear direction," despite Pentagon concerns.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Paul Manafort

Judge Dismisses New York Fraud Case Against Paul Manafort

The judge threw out the case, citing double jeopardy. The Manhattan District Attorney's office already said it plans to appeal the ruling.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

The White House

Requested Emails On Withheld Ukraine Aid Almost Completely Redacted

The Center for Public Integrity sought records of conversations between two government officials reacting to the withholding of aid from Ukraine.

 | Meg Hilling

Rep. Duncan Hunter

Rep. Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty To Misuse Of Campaign Funds

Duncan Hunter is accused of using campaign money for personal vacations and bills, among other things.

 | Gage Jackson

U.S. Capitol dome.

DOJ Says Witnesses Can Testify If A Government Lawyer Is Present

A growing number of current and former Trump administration officials have been defying subpoenas to sit for a closed-door deposition.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Michael McKinley

Former Aide's Testimony Contradicts Statement From Pompeo

Michael McKinley, a former top adviser for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, sat for a deposition on Oct. 16 in front of dozens of lawmakers.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee

Justice Department Releases 500 Pages Of Mueller Report Documents

The documents revealed, in part, that President Trump and other campaign officials repeatedly discussed how to get stolen Democratic emails.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Don McGahn and Charles Kupperman

Judges To Decide If WH Employees Can Ignore Congressional Subpoenas

Two Washington, D.C., judges will decide if Don McGahn and Charles Kupperman have "immunity" from congressional subpoenas.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

U.S. Rep. Katie Hill

Rep. Katie Hill Swept Up In Ethics Probe After Affair Accusations

Conservative political website RedState published stories saying Rep. Hill had a relationship with a campaign staffer and her finance director.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the media

38 Culpable In Email Probe, No Evidence Of Deliberate Violations

A report on the three-year investigation was completed in mid-September and sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

U.S. Capitol building.

A Guide To The Key Players In The House's Impeachment Inquiry

Congress is issuing a growing number of subpoenas in its impeachment investigation.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Marie Yovanovitch

Former Ambassador Says There Was A 'Concerted Campaign' To Fire Her

Marie Yovanovitch met with members of the House Committees on Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs as part of the impeachment inquiry.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. President Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Olena Zelenska

Texts Show Trump Officials Pressured Ukraine To Open Investigation

State Department staff shared the text messages with Congress as part of the impeachment investigation.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Joe Biden, Finnegan Biden and Hunter Biden exit Air Force Two

What We Know About Hunter Biden's Business Deal In China

In December 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden went on a six-day trip through Asia, accompanied by Hunter and Finnegan Biden.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

President Donald Trump talks to the media.

Watchdog Says Trump And Allies Pushed Conspiracies And Misinformation

A statement from three lawmakers says the documents and information presented by the State Department Inspector General "raise troubling questions."

 | Stephanie Liebergen

What Really Went Down Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine

Trump and his GOP allies have accused Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, of corruption in Ukraine. Here's what really happened.

 | Kellan Howell

Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Confirms He Was On Controversial Trump-Zelenskyy Phone Call

Mike Pompeo's admission is notable, in part, because he previously dodged questions about the Trump-Zelenskyy phone call.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Pushes Back On Requests In House Impeachment Probe

The House committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight want to interview five current and former State Department staffers.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Michael Atkinson

Intel Community Watchdog Clears The Air On Whistleblower Rules

President Trump has incorrectly said the whistleblower only had secondhand information and that the reporting rules recently changed.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

U.S. Capitol

How Federal Law Protects Intelligence Community Whistleblowers

There are multiple whistleblower laws in the U.S., and the process varies across different government agencies.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President Donald Trump

Whistleblower Accuses Trump Of Abusing Power For Political Gain

The complaint says White House officials took steps to hide the contents of a call between President Trump and President Zelenskyy.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

President Donald Trump

Trump Reportedly Asked Mick Mulvaney To Withhold Ukraine Aid

President Trump denies linking aid to a Ukrainian investigation of the Bidens.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Elaine Chao

House Panel Launches Investigation Into Transportation Secretary

The House oversight committee is looking into whether Secretary Elaine Chao used her Cabinet position for financial gain.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Reports: FBI Knew About New Kavanaugh Allegation Before Confirmation

Sen. Chris Coons reportedly asked the FBI to look into a newly uncovered allegation last year before Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Rep. John Ratcliffe

GOP Rep. Says Volume 2 Of Mueller Report Never Should've Been Written

Volume 2 of the Mueller report focused on President Trump and obstruction of justice. Rep. John Ratcliffe says Mueller broke the law by writing it.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Protesters in Puerto Rico

Protests In Puerto Rico Are About Much More Than Some Vulgar Chats

Frustrations with the Puerto Rican government have been building since long before the leaked Telegram chats involving Gov. Ricardo Roselló.

 | Stephanie Liebergen