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In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis, Hastert, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek re-election for a 12th term in Yorkville, Ill. Federal prosecutors have indicted Thursday, May 28, 2015, the former U.S. House Speaker on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
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Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

In the March 10, 2015 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters. The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, puts his arm around his daughter Cailin Young as he leaves the federal courthouse Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Richmond, Va. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)
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Some developments go ex-Va. governor’s way as hearing nears

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Former CIA officer could face long prison term in leaks case

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez arrives at Newark federal court, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges. A federal grand jury indictment accuses Menendez of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund.
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Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez due back in court

Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks to the media as he leaves the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015 after pleading guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak

In this June 23, 2011, file photo, CIA Director nominee Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing on his nomination. The Justice Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that the former top Army general has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A statement from the agency says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C., the hometown of Paula Broadwell, the general’s biographer and former mistress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

This Aug. 6, 2014, file photo shows former first lady Maureen McDonnell heading into the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va. The former Virginia first lady's legal team said in court filings Monday, April 20, 2015, that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal judge. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
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Wife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters about the federal grand jury indictment of state Auditor Troy Kelley in Olympia, Wash., Thursday, April 16, 2015. Inslee has called on Kelley to immediately resign. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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Washington auditor pleads not guilty to federal indictment

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez arrives at Newark federal court, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges. A federal grand jury indictment accuses Menendez of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund.
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Potential hurdles await prosecutors in Menendez case

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted on corruption charges, accused of using his office to improperly benefit an eye doctor and political donor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

In the March 10, 2015 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters. The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

In this Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Congressional aides say the special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for Clinton's personal emails. The aides say that possible as early as Wednesday, the committee will seek the additional material from the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

Former Virginia first lady, Maureen McDonnell, second from left, arrives at Federal Court with her daughters, Rachel McDonnell, left, and Cailin Young, as well as attorney Heather Martin, second from right, prior to the jury's verdict in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Maureen McDonnell, and her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. A federal jury in Richmond convicted McDonnell on 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Prosecutors seek sentence of 18 months for ex-Va. first lady

This Aug. 8, 2014, file photo shows Governor Rick Perry as he speaks at the 2014 Red State Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

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CIA leak trial continues after Condoleezza Rice testimony

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Experts: 2-year sentence for ex-Va gov good news for wife

In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, arrives at Federal Court with his daughter Jeanine McDonnell Zubowsky, left and son Bobby, McDonnell, right, in Richmond, Va. The judge in the case will sentence McDonnell Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, and has received over 400 letters of support for the former governor. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell bids to avoid prison

In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama's policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules, financial regulations and national security. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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New GOP Senate chairmen aim to undo Obama policies

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, answers reporters' questions as he leaves the Federal Courthouse in Richmond with his daughter Rachel McDonnell, left, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. On the right is one of McDonnell's lawyers, Daniel Small. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, have been on trial under federal corruption charges. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)
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Defense: Ex-gov should volunteer, not go to prison

In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. The State Department is withholding documents covering Clinton's tenure as secretary of state ahead of her presumptive presidential campaign. The Associated Press asked for files under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, including one request it made four years ago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Delays plague Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. files

In this Tuesday, June 3, 2014, file photo, former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, center, walks past the media as he leaves the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C. Cannon is scheduled to be sentenced, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in a federal corruption case, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
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Former NC mayor to be sentenced in corruption case

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