Corruption

James Comey: Democrat by birth, Republican by trade, thorn in the side of both

The imposing FBI director has drawn both praise and scorn from both major parties. But his biggest test – the investigation of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia – lies ahead<p>It took James Comey less than one minute to reveal his big news at a congressional hearing this week. The imposing FBI director, …

Government

Ex-CIA chief: Flynn's firm discussed removing cleric from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director James Woolsey has accused the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the United …

Mobile Banking

Eric Trump says he will keep father updated on business despite 'pact'

Middle son tells Forbes he is ‘deadly serious’ about father’s separation from business – before saying president will get updates ‘probably quarterly’<p>Eric Trump has said he will give his father “quarterly” updates on the family’s businesses – which the president has refused to divest from – in …

Politics

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>Latest News<p>JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace …

Israel

Justice Department action signals serious legal concerns for Hunter

The Department of Justice request that the U.S. House Committee on Ethics defer action in its review of campaign-finance allegations against Rep. …

Government

Primer: What you need to know about Paul Manafort

Questions are swirling about the work of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, amid the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s …

Ukraine

Bribery trial paints stark picture of Pennsylvania politics

Then-gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord was leaving a meeting in 2013 with a potential campaign donor when an aide told him he felt like he needed to …

D.A. Seth Williams Pleads Not Guilty

District Attorney Seth Williams decided to plead not guilty to all charges against him and was released on $50,000 bail. Williams is being charged …

Crime

US charges Lebanese with Hezbollah links

<b>US authorities have charged a Lebanese businessman with dodging sanctions imposed against him over his alleged financial support to the Hezbollah</b> …

Iran

His lawyers made him do it: The mayor’s lame secrecy plea

Score a big win for The Post — but an even bigger victory for New Yorkers’ right to find out what their mayor doesn’t want them to know.<p>Manhattan …

Opinion

Brandis' teflon is wearing thin. The Bell Group fiasco is the political story to watch

For all the questions surrounding George Brandis’s diaries and cuts to legal centres, bigger questions remain over his involvement in the Bell Group saga<p>Where are we now with the ministerial career of attorney general George Brandis? At least on grounds of obfuscation you’d think by now he’d either …

Government

U'khand govt unearths land acquisition scam, writes for CBI probe

The newly elected Trivendra Singh Rawat government in Uttarkhand has claimed to have unearthed a "scam" running into hundreds of crores of rupees in …

Fraud

Duterte says he fired 92 government employees in March alone

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he fired 92 government employees from various agencies in line with his promise to purge his …

Rodrigo Duterte

Tasmania's Attorney-General seriously ill

Tasmania's Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has been diagnosed with multiple brain tumours after suddenly feeling ill.<p>Premier Will Hodgman said Dr …

Tasmania

DOWNLOAD: New SSS report on acting EFCC chair, Magu - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><b>DOWNLOAD REPORT BELOW THIS POST</b><p>The forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial …

Nigeria

Fredericks steps aside from IAAF work, to skip Council meet

IAAF president Sebastian Coe says Frank Fredericks has stepped aside from his duties at athletics' governing body but has not resigned from its …

Sports

Some defendants in Azano campaign finance corruption case face FEC inquiry

While the San Diego trial of wealthy Mexican businessman José Susumo Azano Matsura and three others ended more than six months ago with guilty …

San Diego

In response to Kurt Busch's counterclaim filed earlier today that requests millions in damages be awarded to him because his former agent Jon Caponigro and his law firm had a conflict of interest representing both Busch and teams Penske Racing and Andretti Autosport, the Caponigro law firm (which is suing Busch for alleged unpaid fees) released a statement Friday: "[These] allegations are outrageous and have no factual basis. It is a shame that, in an effort to avoid paying fees that are owed, Defendants instead have chosen to disparage the impeccable reputation of our clients who, for more than a decade, maximized Mr. Busch's career opportunities, financially and otherwise, often during times when Mr. Busch's conduct, both on and off the track, threatened his career."

In response to Kurt Busch's counterclaim filed earlier today that requests millions in damages be awarded to him because his former agent Jon …

Lawsuits

Palo Alto councilman warned about campaign mailer

The state Fair Political Practices Commission has issued a warning to Palo Alto Councilman Adrian Fine for violating a rule about the mass mailing of …

Palo Alto

Corruption trial could roil NJ Senate race

Sen. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezCorruption trial could roil NJ Senate race Steve Mnuchin, foreclosure king, now runs your US Treasury Senate Dems …

U.S. Congress

BC Liberals to return $93,000 in ‘prohibited’ indirect donations

The BC Liberal Party says it is returning nearly $100,000 to donors after a Globe and Mail investigation revealed lobbyists had made indirect contributions that obscured the source of the money – a practice that is now the focus of an RCMP investigation.<p>The party issued a statement late Friday …

It’s time for the feds to follow the Russian money

As the Watergate probe was heating up in the summer of 1973, the special prosecutor’s office gained a silent partner: the Treasury Department’s Internal Revenue Service. The Watergate scandal had engulfed the activities of corporations and corporate officials. An IRS investigation found tax …

Opinion

Lawyer With Key Evidence In Russian Corruption Scandals Falls From Building Before Testifying

Curious things have happened to lawyers involved in a massive tax fraud investigation involving government officials in Russia. Sergei L. Magnitsky, the lawyer who initially uncovered the alleged fraud died in prison. This week, Nikolai Gorokhov, the lawyer representing Magnitsky’s family, is …

Russia

Former Evanston city worker alleges millions in undeposited cash, checks

A former Evanston city employee has reported to local and state officials — and asked for whistleblower protection — that stacks of undeposited cash and checks totaling an estimated $3 million to $5 million were left unsecured and scattered about a city office.<p>City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said on …

5 key questions about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation

It’s all about oligarchs, sanctions, and a multibillion-dollar privatization scheme, says Democrat Adam Schiff.<p>Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has emerged as the party’s spokesman on the FBI’s investigation of President Trump’s ties with Russian …

Russia

Some Call for Independent Investigation Into Russian Meddling. Here’s the History You Should Know

On Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee said that he believed a special commission was needed to look into possible ties …

Government

Defeating Systemic Corruption: Colombia’s Next Major Challenge

<i>If corruption is not eradicated to level the political playing field, the systemically flawed democratic process will destroy any prospects of a</i> …

South America

Cristina Kirchner ordered to stand trial for the first time in series of corruption and mismanagement cases

Argentina’s former president has been ordered to stand trial, in the first of several cases against the divisive ex-leader.<p>Cristina Kirchner, who stood down in December 2015 after two consecutive terms, will face trial on charges of financial mismanagement.<p>The 64-year-old leftist firebrand is …

Latin America

Donald Trump & FBI: Russia Investigation Is Counterintelligence, Not Criminal

The bureau is conducting a counterintelligence investigation, which is a whole different beast.<p>There is no ongoing criminal investigation of …

Government

Trump’s 'Beachhead' Teams Host Dozens Of Former Lobbyists

by Ashley Balcerzak and Niv Sultan<p>Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been mired in questions about his investments in the healthcare industry. As it turns out, some of the people helping him get grounded at the department are also prompting questions about their ties with the …

Government