Lobbying

In this July 25, 2017 photo, a U.S. Capitol Police office stands guard outside a secure area in the basement of the Capitol in Washington, where the House Intelligence Committee has been conducting interviews. The House intelligence committee is preparing to interview Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year with President Donald Trump’s son, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to people familiar with the interviews. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 09, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is preparing to interview a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting last year with President Donald Trump's son as part of its probe into Russian election interference. The panel is also expected to interview Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
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Paul Manafort accompanied by his lawyer Kevin Downing, right, arrives at U.S. Federal Court, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, and Manafort's business associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 03, 2017 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller estimates his prosecutors will need three weeks to present their case against ex-Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates to a jury, according to a court filing made public Friday. Responding to a federal judge in Washington, Mueller...
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Paul Manafort accompanied by his lawyer Kevin Downing, right, arrives at U.S. Federal Court, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, and Manafort's business associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 03, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A judge has tentatively set a trial date for next year in the case of two former Trump campaign aides. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says in a court filing Friday that the trial of Paul Manafort, the former...
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Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 03, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2004 file photo, Tony Podesta, speaks to Associated Press reporters in Philadelphia. Three powerful Washington lobbying and legal firms, with Democratic as well as Republican ties, are finding themselves under an intense spotlight. The Podesta Group, founded by Washington powerbroker Tony Podesta, was among the three firms cited by pseudonym or other references in the indictment, though none is charged with crimes. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
November 01, 2017 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment that alleges covert foreign lobbying by two former Trump campaign officials is casting shadows on three powerful Washington lobbying and legal firms, with Democratic as well as Republican ties. The focus on those firms is broadening the stakes of the Russia...
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Paul Manafort, left, leaves Federal District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, and Manafort's business associate Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 31, 2017 - 1:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump's former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI...
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Fall leaves blow on a tree across from the federal courthouse Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities Monday, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 30, 2017 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and Donald Trump's presidential campaign has indicted its...
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October 30, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates related to the investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia: — 2006: Paul Manafort and Rick Gates begin work as consultants for the Party of Regions, a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine led by Victor Yanukovych, the country's former prime minister...
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The Capitol is seen at dawn as the Republican-controlled Congress prepares for a hectic week unveiling and promoting its tax-cutting plan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 30, 2017 - 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another deep crack opened in the support for President Donald Trump and the Republicans' tax-cutting plan on Monday, as a powerful lobbying group in the housing industry withdrew its blessing for the GOP's top legislative priority just as its details are set to be revealed. The...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, works at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In California, nearly 150 women sparked soul-searching and calls for change at the Capitol when they released a letter calling out a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and intimidation in one of the nation's most powerful Legislatures. “I did not know it was as serious or as a big a problem as it was since I saw the letter,” said Sen. Connie Leyva, a leader of the legislative Women’s Caucus. The response to sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 24, 2017 - 8:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The response to sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming forward to say the problem is pervasive in the halls of political power. Illinois became the...
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