Lobbying

FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, speaks before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing to head the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Bernhardt as the Interior secretary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 15, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal investigators have begun probing allegations of conflicts of interest involving Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, they confirmed Monday, just four days after the Senate confirmed the former corporate lobbyist to lead the agency. Deputy Interior...
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Greg Craig arrives ahead of his arraignment at federal court in Washington on Friday April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 12, 2019 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances of two political consultants in foreign lobbying cases that grew out of the Russia probe (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements and concealing information...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten and prosecutors had...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 11, 2019 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment that accuses him...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 11, 2019 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, speaks before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing to head the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Bernhardt as the Interior secretary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 11, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate voted 56-41 to approve...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 11, 2019 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig expects to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, his lawyers said. "Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government's stubborn insistence on...
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April 08, 2019 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbyist initially ensnared in the Russia investigation is asking a federal judge to spare him prison time for unregistered lobbying and participating in a foreign donation scheme involving President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. Attorneys for W. Samuel Patten...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, then U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, speaks during the annual state of Colorado energy luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum council in Denver. At right is former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests, if he wins confirmation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 28, 2019 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Interior Department is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests if he wins confirmation. Washington veteran and former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt was appearing Thursday before the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses media at Parliament House in Canberra. Morrison, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk, File)
March 27, 2019 - 4:11 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that reported...
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