The New York attorney general’s office has expanded its probe of former President Donald Trump’s business. Here’s what that means — and what could come next for the criminal inquiry.
The New York attorney general’s office has expanded its probe of former President Donald Trump’s business. Here’s what that means — and what could come next for the criminal inquiry.
If enough evidence is found, the Trump Organization could face criminal charges from two New York prosecutors: the New York state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney.
“If the Republican leaders are just going to throw their lead negotiators under the bus, why do they even participate in negotiations at all?”
Fox News says its coverage of bogus election-fraud claims was “accurate and disinterested” and is protected by the First Amendment.
The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump.
“I’m still a Republican, but I’m hanging on by the skin of my teeth because how quickly the party has divorced itself from truth and reason.”
Elise Stefanik, a four-term New York congresswoman, is working to remove Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from her leadership post over her ongoing criticism of former President Donald Trump.
The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for years by federal authorities, who have been looking into his business dealings in Ukraine.
Several of the men and women from Pennsylvania are among the highest-profile cases under investigation by the FBI.
The defendant is accused of helping rioters overpower D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with flagpoles, tased and had his gear stolen.
Last month, Vance’s office received the former president’s tax returns after a years-long battle, after the Supreme Court paved the way for a New York grand jury to obtain and review the documents.
“If some of these folks have statewide aspirations, that is at least potentially an issue that could come back to be a liability in a statewide race.”
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president’s tax returns and related documents on Monday.
Court documents detail the messages Richard Michetti, now facing criminal charges, sent his ex-girlfriend during the insurrection. “If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” one reads.
Tenney would’ve voted against the second impeachment of Trump, saying fiery language is used on both sides and protected by the First Amendment.
The high court’s decision marks a major setback for Trump, who for years has fought to shield his finances and business practices from scrutiny.
Republican state lawmakers are mulling changes to Pennsylvania’s election law this session. They say that effort is aimed at improving the process for the state’s upcoming contests.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has announced he is opening an investigation into the matter.
Those conversations were about using the Justice Department to make it appear as though Georgia’s election results could be invalidated because of ongoing fraud investigations.
Concrete barricades have already been put in place to close off a portion of the street next to the Capitol. National Guard members were on site.
The choice for 10 Republican members to split from their party to vote to impeach Trump could mean political blowback with their state’s Republican Party come the next election.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that President Trump “incited a rebellion” and that New York City “will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form.”
The New York Democrat shared that she felt unsafe in the secure room where she was held with other lawmakers while the Capitol was under lockdown.
The retiring Pennsylvania senator joins his Republican colleague Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for President Trump to resign. House Democrats are aiming to hold an impeachment vote this week.
“I call on every New York federal official to call on president Trump’s resignation. Don’t put the country through impeachment. Don’t wait for any cabinet action. Call for him to resign as his own act.”
“The question is whether or not the evidence can be linked to a particular individual and what is the proper jurisdiction to bring those charges.”
“I’m confident we’re going to get through the next 13 days in a safe and secure fashion”
“What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president.”
“We must emphatically reject these horrible instances of physical attacks on our governing institutions and let democracy proceed.”
“They lied about the results of the election. They lied about voter fraud.”
“Despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, more Pennsylvanians than ever before – 6.9 million – participated in the Nov. 3 election and had their voices heard.”
“This pandemic, these masks, this physical configuration are a stark reminder to the nation that government matters and leadership matters.”
“Apparently, the law specifically says meet in person at the state Capitol. There’s been so much litigation about the election, we don’t want to test the law.”
“I think the time might’ve come to change the Electoral College, and I would support that change.”
“Just like we went through with the COVID tests, they’re underserved by health care facilities and their rate of skepticism is higher. It’s going to be an extensive effort to outreach to Black, brown and poor communities.”
Over 20 state representatives signed on to a co-sponsorship memo for a resolution calling on state leaders to delay vote certification — which occurred last week in the presidential race.
“The president has been saying that ‘he won, he won, he won,’ and ‘fraud, fraud, fraud. And a lot of people who support this president, agree with him.”
A handful of cases are pending in courts around the state, including a few key challenges. If the Trump campaign can whittle away Biden’s advantage to 0.5%, Pennsylvania law would trigger an automatic recount.
“Let’s look at the law. There can be no more fundamental right in this moment than access to the vaccine.”
“Joe Biden has rightfully earned the title of being the projected president-elect and that should be recognized,” Rep. Reed said.
Some have taken a more defiant approach, including several rank-and-file members of the House Republican Caucus.
“Why would you possibly need someone’s social security number, ID number, or passport number before they receive a vaccine? There is no legitimate health reason.”
Reports are flying that President Donald Trump may try to falsely claim electoral victory Tuesday night before states like Pennsylvania finish counting ballots.
Energy, pollution policies are felt deeply in Pennsylvania.
For the second day in a row, Cuomo fumed President Donald Trump is giving up, and as a result, 160,000 more Americans could die of the disease by February.
“They could have controlled the virus, we are still controlling the virus, look at the numbers going up all across the nation, we are still controlling the virus, they believed you can’t control the virus, they capitulated, they surrendered.”
The officers were on the scene briefly but left.
The governors want to know about funding to help pay for mass vaccinations, and how a vaccine supply chain would function.
The book, titled ‘American Crisis,’ is Cuomo’s attempt to convince readers that New York formed a competent response to the pandemic, while characterizing President Donald Trump and his administration as careless and dismissive to the virus.
The president’s speech included several of the false claims that are regular parts of his stump speeches.
“If we were not in this governmental structure I would sue the federal government for gross negligence.”
Governor Cuomo says it’s another attempt by Trump to “manipulate and distort government agencies to play politics”, to further the President’s re election efforts.
The Pa. Department Human Services had been planning to distribute $42 million to the parents of about 330,000 kids later this month, but learned recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had rejected their plan.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has been the “worst president in history” from the point of New York City, and that the “best thing he did for New York City was leave.”
“It’s no coincidence the moment the Trump administration is caught weakening the CDC’s COVID-19 testing guidelines to artificially lower the number of positive cases, they launched this nakedly partisan deflection.”
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said if Anthony were alive today, she would decline the president’s offer.
Cuomo’s “American Crisis” will be released Oct. 13, three weeks before Election Day, when Trump is expected to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.
The decision to entrust $765 million of taxpayer money to the former maker of photographic equipment raises several questions about the Trump administration’s due diligence of Kodak.
“It’s technically doable, I guess.”
Kentucky is also the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell earlier this year suggested that states that lost revenue due to the pandemic should declare bankruptcy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said a provision of the President’s measure that requires states to foot part of the bill was unworkable.
“Instead of expanding access to care, this White House is, once again, putting up barriers and exacerbating the fear and anxiety that already exists for these communities,”
“There are many of us who represent diverse communities, … [who] understand that it is our duty to stand up, to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.”
“Trump’s COVID scandal makes what Nixon did at Watergate look innocent. Nobody died in the Watergate scandal. Thousands of people are going to die in this COVID scandal.”
President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be “denigrating this luxury Avenue” and antagonize the city’s police as “a symbol of hate.”
For students, it’s a disorienting change during an already difficult time.
One theory floated after the incident accused Gugino of rigging fake blood under his mask to flow upon his fall.
“Here in New York, we actually read the Bible. ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.”
In recent years, climate activists and states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. A new EPA rule makes that harder,
“It would just be a disaster. It’s, it would just be awful in every area.”
President Trump is traveling to a medical supply distributor, where he will make the case that the coronavirus pandemic shows the danger in having supply chains spread around the world.
Defying the governor’s shutdown order, and spurred on by far-right activists and Republican state lawmakers, hundreds of people gathered to demand that businesses reopen.
Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.
“I will tell you, I believe the state has the authority to issue such a thing.”
The president claimed “total” authority, per unnamed constitutional provisions. Experts remind him he is not a king, and cite Articles I, II, III; the 10th Amendment; and the Founding Fathers.
Cuomo compared the President’s briefings to a comedy skit, and said they are “infuriating” and “ignorant”, and that there is “no value” in watching them.
The president said New York ignored ventilators sent by the federal government. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired back, saying the president’s view was “incorrect and grossly uninformed.”
President Trump said he has activated the National Guard to assist New York, California and Washington.
“They (Republicans) are absolutely silent in the face of his crimes, in the face of his terrible behavior toward so many Americans, and his terrible deicsions and they just don’t hold him accountable.”
Cuomo says it’s likely the federal government’s decision was political “retaliation and reprisal” for New York’s law to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses.
“It will slow down commerce, it will cost our economy. All while posing a significant threat to public safety.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to challenge Homeland Security’s attempt to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and other trusted traveler programs for New Yorkers over access to state motor vehicle records.
The Department of Homeland Security says the state’s “Green Light” law allowing licenses for immigrants without legal status interferes with security. State officials call it “political retaliation.”
Global Entry, part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service, allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to get expedited clearance through automatic kiosks at select airports.
At a Women for Trump event in Camp Hill, the vice president touched on education, veterans’ issues, abortion, undocumented immigrants and what he sees as ‘socialism’ in the Democratic party.
“I’m here to tell you that this Vice President, and this President, will always stand for the right of every American family to choose where their children go to school.”
“Our country needs it. I mean people are sick of the divisiveness on both sides.”
“What’s happened is we’ve had refugee clients say they don’t want to reapply for benefits because they’re afraid it’s going to affect their status going forward.”
“I am proud to stand up for the Constitution, my constituents in New York’s 21st District, and the American people’s vote.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven Democratic lawmakers who will present the House’s case in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
Critics of his proposed changes say they would favor corporate interests over public health, allowing the potential for air and water quality to be compromised.
“I don’t want to restrict the administration’s hands to be able to respond to threats from a very unstable regime in Iran.”
The freshmen congressional members join a growing number of Pennsylvania politicians throwing support behind the former vice president.
Most Republican members have said they support the move; Democrats say they’re worried about destabilizing the Middle East and concerned Trump didn’t seek congressional approval
“I went back this weekend, and laid out all the transcripts on my table, got the highlighter out, made lots of notes, reviewed several articles about impeachment, looked at some articles that were written by constitutional law experts and ultimately came to the conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to move forward.”
Harrisburg’s rally was one of many around the country in which people who oppose President Donald Trump turned out to celebrate his possible ouster.
Brindisi said he believes there is sufficient evidence to move forward with a trial in the Senate.
Congressmen in two of New York’s swing districts will vote along party lines in this week’s impeachment vote in Washington.
“It’s huge. That’s why I need this weekend to really sit down and kind of digest all the stuff that is before us with impeachment.”
A look back at the career of a central figure in the Ukraine affair: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Thousands show up for rally at Giant Center in Hershey
Republicans argued Democrats aren’t respecting due process, while Democrats argued the president’s conduct is baldly unconstitutional.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday as he continues to weigh a late entrance into the Democratic presidential primary.
“It’s an absolute calamity. None of the work of the country is getting done. They’re trying to stop President Trump’s progress. Stop his agenda dead in his tracks. All for the interest of politics.”
Reed has been consistent in his support of the president and his opposition to any impeachment investigations.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mostly avoided President Donald Trump, who also attended Monday’s Veterans Day parade in New York City.
“Everybody is invited, everyone should honor veterans. The more that come, the better.”
The money will go to a group of charities. The New York judge said money raised at a 2016 veterans fundraiser “was used for Mr. Trump’s political campaign and disbursed by Mr. Trump’s campaign staff.”
Rules on coal ash ponds, wastewater from coal-fired power plants are targeted
The president accused E. Jean Carroll of “totally lying” when she said he assaulted her more than two decades ago. Now, Carroll is taking him to court for allegedly smearing her in the media.
Lawyers for President Trump say they plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, potentially setting up an election-year decision about disclosing the president’s finances.
The president has changed his legal residence to Florida, a state with no income taxes. “I cherish New York,” he tweeted, but Trump said he had been “treated very badly” by New York political leaders.
“I do view this vote here coming up this week as an impeachment vote in regards to do you approve impeachment, do you disapprove of impeachment.”
Cheryl LaFleur fears regulator’s credibility is hurt by more party-line voting
“What I am going to say to you tonight is I’m going to look at every piece of evidence and all the facts that come out and if and when articles of impeachment are presented to the full house, I will vote based upon the evidence that I have reviewed through this investigation.”
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and reportedly aided Giuliani’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
President Trump may be forced to release some of his tax records to prosecutors in New York.
She’s a freshman lawmaker from a labor-heavy district, and she really wants her constituents to know her time is focused on committee work that has nothing to do with investigating the president.
The governor’s remarks follow seemingly contradictory comments he’s reported to have made last week.
“To me, from an evidence standpoint, nowhere near enough to start an impeachment proceeding.”
A New York businessman has helped Rudy Giuliani promote an unsubstantiated theory of corruption in Ukraine by Joe Biden, ahead of next year’s presidential election.
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) is the only upstate Democrat to not publicly support impeachment.
Trump’s speech comes as his administration confronts foreign policy challenges in the Middle East and a growing political scandal in Washington.
Meanwhile, environmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the move is an “assault” on clean water.
The head of Pennsylvania’s Manufacturer’s Association said he supports the president’s trade tactics.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch to watch a speech by the president.
The facility is part of what industry boosters hope will be a new plastics and chemical manufacturing base in the upper Ohio Valley, but many residents here worry about the heat-trapping gases and plastic waste.
President Trump tours a Pennsylvania petrochemical plant Tuesday to highlight the U.S. energy boom. Trump claims credit for surging oil and gas production, but the trend began before he took office.
In a new poll, half of Pennsylvania’s registered voters say they plan to vote against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, no matter who his opponent is.
Governor Cuomo called Trump’s speech one of the “great acts of hypocrisy,” saying the president has “made racism his stock and trade” through his prior remarks and tweets.
Like most of their colleagues on the Judiciary Committee, three representatives from Pennsylvania appeared to have wildly different reactions to his report, based on their party affiliation.
“What kind of person stands by silently, when somebody directs racist insults against his own colleagues?”
The lawyer for the man charged with Francesco Cali’s murder says he plans to make an insanity defense including that he became irrational after believing a pro-Trump Internet conspiracy theory.
Most Democratic House members from Pennsylvania were quick to publicly condemn President Donald Trump’s statements. Meanwhile, Republicans offered a variety of reactions.
Pennsylvania is the third-largest coal producing state in the country. But coal generated electricity plants have struggled to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy.
A federal judge in New York says he is not planning to rule on the allegations until after the Supreme Court’s likely decision this month on the fate of the census question.
The Trump Administration’s decision to end the tariffs it had imposed on aluminum shipments from Canada is welcome news in Oswego, where the tax took a toll on two of the city’s largest businesses.
The New York senator and 2020 presidential candidate tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that President Trump and some Republican legislators are taking the country in a direction it does not want to go.
“It is about transparency, and making sure that we have folks governing us who are not circumventing the law or getting away with things that they should not.”
Top Democrats in the state are framing the change as a way to stand up to President Trump and allow for state prosecutions of those he pardons for federal crimes.
De Blasio is the 23rd Democrat to run, and not the only mayor. He won his current office from the back of a big primary pack, something he is mindful of as even allies have warned against a 2020 bid.
“It’s not just the tariffs. I think there’s chaos surrounding the tariffs. There’s a frustrating lack of strategy on the part of the administration.”
Two bills that challenge President Donald Trump and his policies are advancing in the New York State Assembly.
“The President and his administration has repeatedly shown a true hostility to the rule of law and Presidential customs. No one is above the law.”
“A lot of New Yorkers, and frankly, Americans have questions about what he’s hiding.”
The former vice president said Monday, “We need a president who works for all Americans.” A key labor union hosted the event, which focused on economic issues of concern to middle-class voters.
Pennsylvania is one of the key states the GOP–and Democrats–are targeting in the run-up to 2020.
It takes aim at states like New York that have blocked pipeline projects that would carry Marcellus Shale gas to markets in the Northeast.
Demand for natural gas is growing across the Northeast. Meanwhile, natural gas production is booming in Pennsylvania. Connecting the two requires building pipelines across New York State.
State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said that state Democrats have been afflicted by “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” and that they ought to pay attention to state issues.
The suit, filed on behalf of six states and the District of Columbia, says the weakened federal nutrition standards for school meals are putting kids at greater risk of health problems linked to diet.
The Attorney General “stated, before he took office, that he didn’t believe that any president could be held guilty of obstruction of justice,” Schumer said.
Prosecutors in both California and New York City announced charges against the well-known onetime attorney for Stormy Daniels. Avenatti also had a cameo in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga.
In an interview, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara talks about his new book, Doing Justice, and weighs in on how executives have been able to avoid criminal prosecution and on Robert Mueller’s probe.
Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was ordered to serve some of his time concurrently with a 4-year term handed down last week, making his sentence a total of 7.5 years.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and his aides say they are redoing the state budget proposal, in light of deep health care cuts proposed by President Donald Trump.
New York’s Attorney General Tish James says she’s reached an agreement with the state legislature to amend the state’s double jeopardy laws.
The billionaire businessman — who has been a Republican, a Democrat and an independent — is not running for president in a field growing more crowded by the day.
A Western New York political operative and former campaign aide for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump is one of more than 80 people or entities contacted by the House Judiciary Committee, which is now looking into alleged misdeeds by the president.
Two Western New York congressmen agree that the president’s declaration is inappropriate in this circumstance but they disagree on the resolution scheduled for a vote.
Shannon Monnat, professor of public health at Syracuse University, says the national emergency is an example of how current policies don’t help.
The federal government shutdown keeps going. And in central Pennsylvania, the regional food bank is continuing to distribute extra goods to furloughed workers.
Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) have introduced legislation that would pay transportation security officers during the partial federal government shutdown. It is an example of the bipartisanship and compromise Katko, a Republican, and Brindisi, a Democrat, say is needed to end the shutdown.
If you’re a federal employee willing to open up your home to visitors, Airbnb wants to help you make some extra cash. Any executive branch employees who share their home for three nights, anytime over the next three months will get paid an extra night from Airbnb, up to $110.
Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) made his second appearance in two days at the White House Wednesday as negotiations continued between Democrats and President Donald Trump to reopen the federal government.
A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.
After they reach a certain number of patients, doctors must receive approval from the federal government to prescribe Suboxone, a drug used in conjunction with other therapies to manage opioid addiction.
A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.
More than 12,000 federal workers are furloughed in Pennsylvania as lawmakers in Washington struggle to figure out a way to end the longest-ever partial government shutdown.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is launching extra services for federal employees struggling during ongoing government shutdown furloughs.
The backlog of more than 800,000 immigration cases awaiting hearings, which has grown almost 50 percent under the Trump administration, is forecast to grow even larger.
If the partial government shutdown continues into February, federal programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, and the millions of people who rely on those benefits, may be impacted.
Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) says there are no clean hands in the fight that has caused the federal government to shut down. President Donald Trump has been in a political standoff with the Republican-controlled Congress for about a week over his demand for $5.7 billion in funding for a proposed wall along the country’s southern border.