Political ethics

FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, March 16, 2018, that he has fired former FBI Deputy Director McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 17, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel's office and are similar to the notes compiled...
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March 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders want the North Carolina Supreme Court to keep intact a lower-court decision voiding only one portion of the state law creating a combined elections and ethics board. Lawyers for House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger filed Monday...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at a Global Business Summit in New Delhi. Trump Jr. and Texas hedge fund manager Gentry Beach have long claimed they’re just friends, but records obtained by The Associated Press show the president’s eldest son and the Republican donor have a previously undisclosed business relationship. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
March 12, 2018 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father's 2016 presidential campaign and has had special access to top government officials since the election, records obtained by The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007 file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to Daniels made prior to the 2016 presidential election violated federal law because Donald Trump did not list it on his financial disclosure forms. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
March 09, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit watchdog group has asked the Justice Department and the Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether a secret payment to an adult film actress made prior the 2016 presidential election may have violated federal law because Donald Trump did not list it on his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp in Washington. But as president, records show he and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate they very industries rom which they collected paychecks. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show McGahn, has issued at least 24 ethics waivers to key administration officials at the White House and executive branch agencies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 08, 2018 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite Trump's promises as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Kushner has lost his access to the nation’s deepest secrets, which could be problematic in his role overseeing the Trump administration’s efforts to produce Mideast peace. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission late last year dropped its inquiry into a financial company that a month earlier had given White House adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate firm a $180 million loan. While there's no evidence that Kushner or any other Trump administration...
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February 28, 2018 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former chief of staff to Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania has resigned following an Ethics Committee announcement that it had begun a full-scale investigation into sexual harassment allegations. Brian Schubert had moved on from Meehan's office to work as the chief...
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February 28, 2018 - 10:36 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of Poland's conservative ruling party, was reprimanded Wednesday by a parliamentary ethics committee for an emotional outburst in parliament last year in which he accused political rivals of murdering his brother, a former president who died in a...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say the...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, speaks during a legislative session at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Two former Republican Arizona lawmakers who are leading candidates to fill a vacant U.S. House seat are embroiled in controversy as Tuesday's special primary election looms. Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro reportedly received racy text messages from a Senate staffer who isn't his wife. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko is under fire for transferring $50,000 from her old state Senate campaign fund to an independent group backing her congressional election bid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 22, 2018 - 8:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former aide to Arizona Senate Republicans expressed regret Thursday that she sent pictures of herself in "various states of undress" to an ex-state senator now running for the U.S. House seat of a disgraced congressman. Stephanie Holford issued a statement through her attorney, Tom...
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