Nearly every organization the president has led in the past decade is under investigation, and the mounting inquiries are building into a cascade of legal challenges. In a few weeks, Democrats will take over in the House and pursue their own investigations.
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Senate Republicans struggled to account for President Trump’s behavior and not-so-consistent statements after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison.
More than 300,000 federal workers could be sent home without pay as President Trump and Democratic lawmakers face off over funding for a border wall.
Zamira Hajiyeva’s home in London. (Elena Heatherwick for The Washington Post)
Zamira Hajiyeva’s home in London. (Elena Heatherwick for The Washington Post)
This bracelet was seized from Christie’s auction house. (AP)
This bracelet was seized from Christie’s auction house. (AP)
Hajiyeva spent $20 million at Harrods in London, authorities say. (Elena Heatherwick for The Post)
Hajiyeva spent $20 million at Harrods in London, authorities say. (Elena Heatherwick for The Post)
A golf club in Ascot, Britain, was linked to Hajiyeva. (Elena Heatherwick for The Post)
A golf club in Ascot, Britain, was linked to Hajiyeva. (Elena Heatherwick for The Post)
A London townhouse, a golf course and $20 million Harrods shopping sprees put a woman in the crosshairs of a British fight against suspicious money. Authorities are seeking to force wealthy individuals to demonstrate that they bought property with lawfully earned funds.
They predicted that higher courts wil reject the Texas judge’s reasoning as a tortured effort to rewrite not just the health care law but congressional history. The decision sparked criticism but will not immediately change anything.
Ryan Zinke has faced multiple probes of his real estate dealings and his conduct in office. He was told last month he had until the end of the year to exit or be fired, administration officials said.
Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and most of the show's cast make appearances in the cold open.
Critics of the aging Line 5 say it puts the Great Lakes at risk. Michigan’s outgoing governor wants to keep it operating.
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The family’s attorneys disputed reports that Jakelin Caal went several days without food and water before crossing the border, which contradicts statements by the Department of Homeland Security.
Critic’s Notebook
The Italian company’s use of images that evoked 19th-century blackface characters is another example of how fashion houses have few safeguards to assure that they have a sophisticated understanding of their markets.
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