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In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend’s business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a person familiar with the probe. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of investigators is likely to hear from witnesses and demand documents in the coming weeks. The person who confirmed to The Associated Press that Mueller had turned to a grand jury was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

In this June 5, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her

In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, declined to hear Menendez's appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, declined to hear Menendez's appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Menendez seeks dismissal of bribery case, cites new rulings

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

In this June 10, 2013 file photo, then-California State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, discusses the FBI raid on his Capitol office in Sacramento. Federal prosecutors are seeking a five year sentence for Calderon who took bribes in exchange for supporting legislation. Calderon faces sentencing Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in U.S. District Court for a scandal that rocked the state senate and tarnished his family’s political dynasty. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser at the Civic Center Auditorium in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Clinton says she can’t recall key details about email server

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Documents: Walker sought corporate donations in 2012 recall

In this July 29, 2015, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. Paxton, who is under indictment on felony charges of duping investors in a tech startup, accepted $100,000 for his criminal defense from the head of a radiology provider while his office investigated the company for Medicaid fraud. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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Texas AG’s $100K gift came despite agency rules

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Lawyers for Blagojevich resentencing due in Chicago court

Walter Fauntroy
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Civil rights leader must make good on $55,000 bad check

Vincent Gray
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Campaign driver for ex-DC mayor to be sentenced

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Prosecutors want Blagojevich to serve full original sentence

Sen. Norm McAllister
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Trial to begin for Vermont state senator facing sex charges

In this March 11, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Opening statements are set for Monday, May, 16, in the federal corruption trial of the veteran Pennsylvania congressman. Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Closing arguments set in congressman’s corruption trial

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Judge schedules Rod Blagojevich’s resentencing for June 30

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Governor: Federal agency owes S. Carolina $1M daily in 2016

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Prosecutors end lengthy probe of former Washington mayor

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment
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Rick Perry’s indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court

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Dennis Hastert pleads guilty, acknowledges hush-money scheme

In this June 15, 2007 file photo, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., sits for a portrait in his Capitol Hill office. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, federal prosecutors indicted Hastert, 73, on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert’s life and career

In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on charges of violating banking rules and lying to the FBI after he allegedly agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million to someone to hide past misconduct. Prosecutors and attorneys for Hastert told a federal judge Monday Sept. 28, 2015 that they’re talking about a possible plea deal. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)
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The latest developments in the Dennis Hastert case

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