Political corruption

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, then state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May Court House, speaks at a Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting in Trenton, N.J. Drew, who has long opposed House Democrats' impeachment effort, discussed switching parties in a meeting with President Donald Trump, an administration official said Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
December 14, 2019 - 10:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday. Top House Republicans have been told of Rep. Jeff Van Drew's decision, according to a GOP official...
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In this Dec. 13, 2019, photo, members of the press view the roll call vote recorded by the clerk after the House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House voted to impeach then-President Bill Clinton. While that battle was bitterly partisan, it was blurrier than the clean, near party-line votes expected this week when the chamber _ now run by Democrats _ is poised to impeach Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 14, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...
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In this Dec. 10, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 14, 2019 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, a Sudan court convicted al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
December 14, 2019 - 4:24 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the...
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In this Dec. 10, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference to discuss the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days. But in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 13, 2019 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists. As the uncertain politics of the effort to remove...
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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, arrive for the vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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December 13, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. Arguments will take place in late March,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 13, 2019 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks from the podium after the House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 13, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For a few moments, most of the talking ceased, replaced by simple recitations of “aye" or “no.” The House Judiciary Committee's vote Friday on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump made for a short and solemn television show, in contrast to hours of debate that...
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Member of the committee work during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
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December 13, 2019 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...
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