2016 presidential election

LOS ANGELES | Ex-Playboy model wants additional $200K from top GOP donor

LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy centerfold model who claims to have had an affair with a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump wants him to pay an additional $200,000, beyond a $1.6 million settlement, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Shera Bechard filed a lawsuit under seal earlier this month against the fundraiser, Elliott … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Ex-Playboy model wants additional $200K from top GOP donor

WASHINGTON | AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

WASHINGTON— Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and 79 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

WASHINGTON  | Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence

WASHINGTON  — The trial of President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant’s pocket. What’s likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | Avenatti: 3 women paid ‘hush money’ for Trump relationships

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said Thursday that he now represents three additional women who he says had relationships with President Donald Trump and were paid “hush money” before the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti disclosed the information at a community forum in West Hollywood, California, but he … Continue reading WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | Avenatti: 3 women paid ‘hush money’ for Trump relationships

WASHINGTON  | Legal implications of secret tape on Trump or Cohen unclear

WASHINGTON —A secret recording of Donald Trump discussing payments to a Playboy model has brought renewed attention to the question of whether — and how — he might have tried to block politically damaging stories ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But it’s not clear that the tape, on its own, creates additional legal problems … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Legal implications of secret tape on Trump or Cohen unclear

WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

WASHINGTON  — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first significant step … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

WASHINGTON  — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first significant step … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

WASHINGTON | Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

WASHINGTON — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first significant step … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself