Participants included CIA agents, lobbyists, defense contractors and, occasionally, staffers and members of Congress. The cigars included the best that could be bought from Fidel Castro's Cuba. Some of the players arrived in Mercedes-Benz limousi
The constitutional showdown that followed the FBI's search of a congressman's office came down to this: The House threatened budgetary retaliation against the Justice Department. Justice officials raised the prospect of resigning. That sce
Thirty years ago, a team of investigative reporters from newspapers around the country gathered in a hotel room in downtown Phoenix intent on making journalism history.
With all the news about Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert being Jack Abramoff's biggest recipient of funds, I recall this article back in September in Vanity Fair about Sibel Emonds. Read it and towards the end, you will see that this isn'
House leaders conceded that FBI agents with a court-issued warrant can legally search a congressman's office, but they said they want procedures established after agents with a court warrant took over a lawmaker's office last week. "I
A former aide to Rep. William Jefferson was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for his role in a bribery scandal. Brett Pfeffer is cooperating in an ongoing probe and may be eligible for a sentence reduction afterward, a prosecutor said.
President Bush stepped into his Justice Department's constitutional confrontation with Congress and ordered that documents seized in an FBI raid on a lawmaker's office be sealed for 45 days [until after the primaries]. The president direct
Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in a case born from one of the biggest business scandals in US history. The verdict put the blame for the demise of what was o
A Justice Department official denied a report that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI in connection with a corruption probe. ABC News reported information implicating Hastert was developed f
The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is probing corruption in Congress, ABC News reported on Wednesday.
No wonder he doesn't want the FBI to come into the Congress
The Justice Department denied a news report Wednesday that it was investigating House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (Can you smell the hip deep sewage in Wash. D.C.?)
Mayor Tom Potter accused the FBI of using "big brother" tactics in his city by trying to recruit an informant inside the offices of City Hall. The FBI said it "strongly disagrees on the significance of the incident described."
Their stealth war has been waged by converting the tools of peace into the weapons of war. The media, nonprofits, the monetary system, and every bureau paid for through our tax dollars, in their hands become shackles and bullets
House Speaker Dennis Hastert demanded that the FBI surrender documents it seized and remove agents involved in the weekend raid of Rep. William Jefferson's office, under what lawmakers of both parties said were unconstitutional circumstances.
A Los Angeles lawyer pleaded guilty to a tax charge related to claims that he funneled money to a client linked to Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, the law firm indicted last week for paying more than $11 million in kickbacks.
Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP, the securities class action law firm indicted last week on fraud charges stemming from corporate lawsuits it filed, made large political contributions almost exclusively to Democrats since 1999, records show.
Leaders of both parties on Capitol Hill accused the FBI of overstepping constitutional boundaries designed to protect Congress when it raided a Democratic lawmaker's office over the weekend. [Crooks are above the laws they pass.]
A congressman under investigation for bribery was caught on videotape accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded
The US Air Force's highest-ranking officer and his predecessor are the subjects of an FBI investigation into the handling of a $49.9 million dollar contract for the Thunderbirds, an air demonstration squadron. Allegations that Gen. Michael Mosel
Ann Coulter urges the Republican men she stigmatizes as wimpy to make war on Americans. See her twelve step program on Republican Manhood and buy a copy for Father's Day.
Republican members of the Pennsylvania delegation are irritated that they’re not getting what they view as their proper share of earmarked funding allotted to the Keystone State because of what several of them believe is the disproportionate influenc
Recently, a number—one billion—in the New York Times stopped me in my tracks. "Reflecting Absence," the memorial to the dead in the attack on the World Trade Center, is projected to cost a billion dollars and rising.
With a burst of activity that ended 16 months of inaction, the House ethics committee opened [limited] investigations of a Republican and a Democrat into bribery inquiries–including one lawmaker connected to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff
New links implicating Italian companies and individuals with then-Prime Minister Berlusconi now raise the question of whether Berlusconi received a payback as part of the deal—namely, a Pentagon contract to build the US president's special fleet
An inspector general is investigating Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson's comments to a business group that he rejected an advertising contract because the contractor had criticized President Bush.
WHICH IS WORSE, violating the law or pretending to have done so? That's the question posed by the bizarre case of Alphonso Jackson, secretary of housing and urban development and a longtime friend of the president. Two weeks ago, Mr. Jackson said
It's official: Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) has announced he will resign from Congress June 9.
A post 9/11 effort by the FBI to concentrate on public corruption now includes more than 2,000 investigations under way, highlighted by the Jack Abramoff lobbying inquiry, the racketeering and fraud conviction of former Gov. George Ryan of Illinios.
While Jack Abramoff's scandalous rip-off of Indian tribes is well known, his role as a GOP fixer for NSA and CIA contractors has gone virtually under the radar screen. Abramoff's lobbying activities raise serious questions about the role of