Political scandals

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. A receptionist at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club testified that a Chinese businesswoman was acting "weird and strange," causing her to alert a Secret Service agent posted near the lobby. Ariela Grumaz told a federal jury Tuesday, Sept. 10,2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that Yujing Zhang stood out on March 30 when she entered the club's ornate lobby as she violated rules by taking photos and video, gawked at the ornate furnishings and was wearing an evening dress at 1 p.m. (Daniel Pontet via AP, File)
September 11, 2019 - 11:27 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman was convicted Wednesday of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. The 10-woman, two-man federal jury reached the verdict after four hours of deliberation Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson addresses the media during a news conference in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's Republican governor, Parson, is expected to announce that he's running for a full term in office. Parson has a campaign announcement planned for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, near his cattle ranch in Bolivar. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP File)
September 08, 2019 - 6:00 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Parson is Missouri's unexpected governor, assuming power when his predecessor resigned in scandal. A little more than a year into his mostly uneventful stewardship of the state, the Republican governor is expected to announce Sunday that he's seeking a full term, and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, former Rep. Mark Sanford speaks with attendees at Rep. Jeff Duncan's annual fundraiser in Anderson, S.C. Sanford is considering a challenge to President Donald Trump, and while he’s acknowledging he faces long odds, he also says he’s survived long odds in his past political career. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 29, 2019 - 4:51 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mark Sanford knows he's a longshot if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump — but he says he's survived long odds in the past. The South Carolina Republican's tenure as governor was rocked by scandal when he disappeared with his Argentinian mistress. Still, he...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, answers a question during an interview in his office in Newark, N.J. Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. in 2006, he enabled his law partner to take power at the nonprofit that supplied water to 500,000 state residents. During the ensuing seven years, allies of the two-term mayor wasted millions of dollars in public money at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. Booker says he was unaware of the corruption, which ultimately destroyed the nonprofit created to protect one of Newark’s most valuable assets. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
August 29, 2019 - 10:16 am
Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies wasted and stole millions of...
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August 28, 2019 - 11:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials for her previously convicted charges, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term. South Korea's first female president...
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Mounted police officers patrol near the beach on the first day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and the six other leaders of the Group of Seven nations will begin meeting Saturday for three days in the southwestern French resort town of Biarritz. France holds the 2019 presidency of the G-7, which also includes Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 24, 2019 - 1:36 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The world economy is getting shakier by the day, the Amazon has burned its way to the center of the climate change debate, and the leaders of the world's leading democracies will sit around a single table, theoretically charged with coming up with solutions for the biggest...
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August 18, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Politico announced Sunday that Halperin's "How To Beat Trump" was expected in November...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a Liberal Party fundraiser in Surrey, British Columbia, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 1:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...
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Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas, chair of the House General Investigating Committee, speaks at the Texas State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Austin, Texas. A Texas House committee on Monday holds an investigation hearing into allegations Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered a hardline conservative activist media credentials in a exchange for supporting primary challenges against several Republican incumbents. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 12:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A panel of Texas lawmakers on Monday asked state police to investigate allegations that Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered media credentials for the chamber to a hardline conservative activist in exchange for campaigning against a group of GOP incumbents in the 2020...
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August 08, 2019 - 3:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The speaker of the Polish parliament says he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's private use of a government plane. The affair was threatening to damage the reputation of the right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice, ahead of parliamentary elections...
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