Days before Secret Service agents were forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown, the agency paid more than $95,000 to rent generators, light towers and tents for a $1,000-per-ticket party at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., announced today he will resign from his appointed seat on Dec. 31, three days before the former lobbyist is required to file financial-disclosure paperwork.
President Donald Trump’s domestic businesses -- his golf courses, hotels, even his ice rink in Central Park -- have hemorrhaged money during his term, while his income from foreign projects in countries like India, Canada and Uruguay soared. The pattern is sounding alarm bells with both ethics experts and political observers who see the falling domestic revenue as a sign of Trump's increasing unpopularity ahead of an election year.
President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about his work on a Trump business project in Russia, an admission that corroborated parts of the infamous dossier that detailed a conspiracy between the Kremlin and Trump’s campaign.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., is a cattle farmer by trade, and she is hoping that playing up her agricultural background in a rural state will pay off in next week’s special election runoff. But in her elected roles, it was the other way around, as she used her political offices -- first as state senator, then state agriculture commissioner and now as U.S. senator -- to boost her ag interests and supporters in the industry, according to a review of her financial disclosures and the legislative record.
Since Donald Trump was elected, Rep. Martha McSally has voted to protect Trump and his political appointees from scrutiny while obstructing efforts to overturn Citizens United and stop the flow of dark money into politics, a review of her voting record showed. McSally, R-Ariz., now running for an open Senate seat, has even boasted that she votes with Trump more than any other Arizonan in Congress.
The spokesman for Rep. Duncan Hunter told a group of GOP activists they should support the indicted congressman despite the risk that he “vacates the seat” -- either by criminal conviction or forced resignation -- in order to make it easier to keep the district in Republican hands.