MICHAEL BIESECKER

North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the man now at the center of ballot fraud allegations that have thrown a 2018 congressional race into turmoil.

Dec. 21, 2018 5:58 PM EST
What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump

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 promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington.

Mar. 8, 2018 1:03 AM EST
Timeline of key events in the Trump-Russia probe

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.

Oct. 31, 2017 4:16 AM EDT
Timeline of key events in the Trump-Russia probe

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.

Oct. 30, 2017 5:44 PM EDT
Trump's charity admits to violating IRS self-dealing ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's charity has admitted that it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit Trump, his family, his companies or substantial contributors to the foundation.

Nov. 22, 2016 5:58 PM EST
In shift, Trump says humans may be causing global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump appears to be softening his tone on whether climate change is real and on his stated plans to scrap the recent multinational agreement to limit carbon emissions.

Nov. 22, 2016 5:16 PM EST
Trump relies on Washington insiders to build administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump elicited wild cheers on the campaign trail by pledging to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but the president-elect's transition team is populated largely with creatures of the capital, including former federal bureaucrats, think-tank academics, corporate lawyers and special-interest lobbyists.

Nov. 12, 2016 1:35 PM EST
FBI investigating new emails for classified information

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides.

Oct. 28, 2016 10:45 PM EDT
Emails show machinations behind Clinton's shift on pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project.

Oct. 21, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
Hacked emails: Clinton pushed for charity meeting in Morocco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails reveal internal disagreement among top aides to Hillary Clinton about her determination to hold a Clinton Foundation summit in Morocco that later drew attention over its reliance on large financial pledges from foreign governments.

Oct. 21, 2016 9:46 AM EDT
Hacked emails: Clinton pushed for charity meeting in Morocco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails reveal internal disagreement among top aides to Hillary Clinton about her determination to hold a Clinton Foundation summit in Morocco that later drew attention over its reliance on large financial pledges from foreign governments.

Oct. 20, 2016 2:50 PM EDT
FBI, State Dept. official say no talk of email quid pro quo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A now-retired FBI agent and a State Department official involved in a discussion over the classification of information in one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails said Tuesday they had discussed mutual agency requests but had not linked the two as a bargain, as another FBI employee had reported.

Oct. 18, 2016 6:09 PM EDT
State aide sought to change classification of Clinton email

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official asked for the FBI's help last year to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton's private server in a proposed bargain described as a "quid pro quo" that would have allowed the FBI to deploy more agents in foreign countries, according to bureau records released Monday.

Oct. 17, 2016 12:24 PM EDT
Clinton says she can't recall key details about email server

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton said under oath in a court filing Thursday that she can't recall key details about her use of a private email server or she refused to answer questions about it posed by a conservative legal group.

Oct. 13, 2016 11:13 PM EDT
GOP lawmaker: FBI gave immunity to top Clinton aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman.

Sep. 23, 2016 10:35 PM EDT
Florida AG defends decision to take money from Trump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday defended her decision three years ago to solicit $25,000 from Donald Trump at the same time questions were arising about Trump University.

Sep. 20, 2016 5:09 PM EDT
Trump lawyer says Trump missed foundation payment mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's signature, an unmistakable if nearly illegible series of bold vertical flourishes, was scrawled on the improper $25,000 check sent from his personal foundation to a political committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Sep. 16, 2016 3:25 AM EDT
Trump signed improper charity check supporting Florida AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's signature, an unmistakable if nearly illegible series of bold vertical flourishes, was scrawled on the improper $25,000 check sent from his personal foundation to a political committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Sep. 15, 2016 6:58 PM EDT
Democrats call for probe of Trump check to Florida AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats called Tuesday for a federal criminal investigation into an improper $25,000 donation Donald Trump's charity made to a political group supporting Florida's attorney general after her office said it was weighing legal action against Trump University.

Sep. 13, 2016 10:52 PM EDT
Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Florida AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University.

Sep. 7, 2016 8:00 AM EDT
Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Florida AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University.

Sep. 6, 2016 7:26 PM EDT
FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of private email

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton told the FBI she relied on her staff not to send emails containing classified information to the private email server she used as secretary of state.

Sep. 3, 2016 3:06 AM EDT

Pages