Political Scandals

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

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