President Donald Trump’s re-election committee paid almost $238,000 in the third quarter to the law firm representing Donald Trump Jr. in connection with ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to campaign finance disclosures.
Steve Bannon plans to back primary challengers to almost every Republican senator who runs for re-election next year in an effort to depose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and streamline Senate voting procedures, three people familiar with his plans said.
Facebook Inc.’s platform was a crucial messaging tool for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to the campaign’s digital director -- who told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he hand-picked pro-Trump “embeds” from the company to help him use the platform in targeted ways.
Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff told a group of wealthy donors that the party should “purge” Republican lawmakers who don’t support President Donald Trump.
Nevada voters last year narrowly approved a ballot measure to require background checks for gun sales between private individuals.
The Republican National Committee will face a crowd of its major donors in Washington on Monday amid growing discontent that the party hasn’t won any significant legislative victories this year despite having majorities in the House and Senate.
President Donald Trump put NFL owners in an unwanted spotlight this weekend with his suggestion, starting at a rally in Alabama on Friday and continuing on Twitter, that they should fire players who protest during the national anthem and calling on fans to boycott the league.
Social media platforms are capturing a growing share of political advertising in the U.S. and the revelation that Russian interests used Facebook to influence the presidential election are stirring calls for greater transparency.
The family of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has set up a fundraising operation to help cover legal costs associated with investigations into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election and his interactions with Russian officials.
A government transparency group vowed on Friday to continue a court battle to open up visitor logs at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, after the administration provided only the names of Japanese staff who attended a February visit from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Jim Gilly has a recurring charge on his credit card: $100 a month for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election committee.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has taken steps to sell her political consulting firm, according to a document released Monday by the federal Office of Government Ethics.
The prospect of a U.S. blockade of crude oil imports from Venezuela has ignited fierce lobbying in Washington pitting domestic energy producers such as oil tycoon Harold Hamm, who favor a get-tough approach, against refiners that depend on those supplies.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made at least $15 million from his entertainment and real estate interests that he sold to comply with federal conflict of interest rules, according to a filing released Monday.
The probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion by associates of President Donald Trump is not a “fishing expedition,” the Justice Department official who launched it said.
Anthony Scaramucci wants to put off a tax bill that could reach millions of dollars on the pending sale of his stake in SkyBridge Capital, according to people familiar with the matter. But the incoming White House communications director might have a problem.
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, filed an amended financial disclosure that included 77 items -- worth at least $10 million -- “inadvertently omitted” from a filing the White House released in March, including one that will require his recusal.
A retail trade group almost tripled its federal lobbying spending during the second quarter of 2017 as it tried to kill a centerpiece of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax plan -- the border-adjusted levy on imports.
President Donald Trump’s campaign committee paid $50,000 in late June to the law firm now representing Donald Trump Jr. in the matter of a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer while seeking damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, received $17.1 million for his work with a Ukrainian political party, according to a registration document he filed with the U.S. government.
Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is back in action, according to a document released by the U.S. Justice Department today.
House Democrats’ political fundraising arm outraised its Republican counterpart for the first time this year.
President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure indicates that his Washington, D.C., hotel hasn’t seen a major jump in monthly revenue since his election, amid critics’ concerns that it might draw spending from people seeking to win the president’s favor.
Donald J. Trump disclosed making more than $528.9 million -- a number that appears to mix total revenue with income -- over 15 1/2 months, including his first three months as president.
A White House ethics waiver that allows chief strategist Steve Bannon to talk to his former employer Breitbart News is “problematic,” the top federal ethics official said in a letter Tuesday.
After Franklin L. Haney made his first million-dollar contribution to a super-PAC, his dream of owning a nuclear power plant took a big step forward.
The government of Qatar, blockaded by its neighbors and singled out for supporting terror in recent days by President Donald Trump, has hired the firm of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft for services that could include lobbying, according to disclosures released by the Justice Department.
President Donald Trump’s administration has granted waivers or partial releases from ethics rules to at least 10 executive branch officials across five agencies, allowing them to weigh in on matters that could affect their former employers and clients.
President Donald J. Trump’s White House granted 14 waivers of its ethics rules, including to top advisers on politics and energy issues, allowing them to weigh in on matters that could affect their own financial interests and those of their former employers and clients, according to documents the administration released today.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz improperly accounted for loans he received from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. during his 2012 campaign, saying the funds were his own personal contributions to the Senate race, the Federal Election Commission said Thursday.
While President Donald Trump’s White House grapples with the fallout from his firing of the former FBI director, Vice President Mike Pence has taken steps to begin building his own political war chest.
The top federal ethics agency is conducting a review that will examine every waiver of conflict of interest rules President Donald Trump’s appointees have received.
Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, received approval to sell holdings in Cambridge Analytica LLC and Glittering Steel LLC, two companies employed by a pro-Trump group largely funded by Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer.
A U.S. subsidiary of a Venezuelan state-owned oil company that has stirred national security concerns among U.S. senators contributed $500,000 to President Donald Trump’s inaugural fund, federal disclosures show.
Contributions from billionaires and corporations pushed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to a new fundraising benchmark of $106.7 million, roughly twice the previous record set by former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration.
President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said Tuesday it raised $106.7 million for the celebration of his taking office in Washington, an amount that is roughly twice the previous record set by former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration.
Senate Democrats who may face the most challenging 2018 re-election contests are building robust campaign bank accounts as they benefit from an outpouring generated by the party’s desire to challenge President Donald Trump.
Political polarization in Washington produced a fundraising record as donors to both parties flooded U.S. House campaigns with $96.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to an analysis of filings with the Federal Election Commission.
On the same day that President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, publicly promoted the administration’s plans to overhaul financial regulations, part of Cohn’s stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sold, according to federal financial-disclosure documents.
Donors from across the U.S. have poured more than $8 million into a Georgia Democrat’s long-shot bid for a suburban Atlanta congressional seat, reflecting liberals’ frustration with Republican President Donald Trump’s election.
President Donald Trump’s White House began releasing personal financial information for scores of his staff members Friday night, offering the clearest view yet into the financial backgrounds of the wealthiest administration in modern history.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said her consulting firm was worth as much as $5 million, with clients including a super-PAC funded by conservative mega-donor Robert Mercer, according to financial disclosures released Friday by the White House.
Ivanka Trump said she will become an official unpaid federal employee after Democratic lawmakers said her previously unspecified role advising her father, President Donald Trump, raised questions about how she’d avoid conflicts of interest.
The House Congressional ethics committee said it is letting the Justice Department take the lead in a review of whether California Republican Duncan Hunter improperly used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses.
Ahead of a scheduled health-care vote Thursday that would mark the biggest test of his leadership, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan had something to offer his wary Republican members: money in the bank.
A group of wealthy progressive donors that wants to restore the Democratic Party’s clout plans to meet this week with groups that helped kick off protest marches and town-hall confrontations to oppose President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner offered plans to divest some assets to comply with federal ethics standards, documents show.
The trade talks on steel imports were dragging on, and Robert Lighthizer didn’t care for the Japanese offer. So he folded it into a paper airplane and launched it across his desk at Japan’s lead negotiator.
President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture will sever ties with his farming business while keeping his real estate investments, according to disclosures released Sunday by the Office of Government Ethics.
One sign of how entrenched the revolving door has become in Washington: Experienced people are forsaking chances to fill key posts in President Donald Trump’s administration partly because of his executive order forbidding federal employees from lobbying for five years after leaving government service.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the nation’s top trade official will need a special congressional waiver to take his post because of previous work he’s done on behalf of foreign governments, said Senator Orrin Hatch, who chairs the committee handling the confirmation process.
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway’s “free commercial” for Ivanka Trump’s clothing line during a television interview violated ethical principles for federal employees and is unacceptable, according to a letter signed by a Republican lawmaker.
Andrew Puzder has agreed to divest an ownership stake worth as much as $50 million in the fast-food chain that includes Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants if he’s confirmed as the next U.S. labor secretary, according to his federal financial disclosure and ethics agreement.
President Donald Trump’s pick to become the top U.S. trade representative could find himself making policy decisions that affect his biggest former client, a review of his ethics agreement shows.
President Donald Trump’s campaign finished last year with $16.1 million in the bank after pulling in a record $6.5 million after he’d already won, Federal Election Commission filings show.
In assembling a team to navigate potential ethical conflicts, the Trump Organization picked one lawyer who helped defend Trump University and another who helps raise "dark money" for Republican candidates.
The ethics pledge that President Donald Trump has ordered all his appointees to sign looks tough: When they leave the federal government, they’ll have a five-year ban on lobbying the agencies where they worked.
An unusual rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump by the top U.S. ethics official has touched off a partisan clash in Congress, where lawmakers are preparing for battle over how Trump is handling potential conflicts of interest in his business empire.
Rex Tillerson’s disclosure that he stands to receive a $180 million cash payout from Exxon Mobil Corp. if he becomes the next U.S. secretary of state offers a preview of the thorny ethical questions that may be raised this week over a presidential cabinet stacked with tycoons.
Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of state, disclosed assets worth as much as $400 million in a federal ethics filing that reflected investments spanning more than a dozen nations.