Carol D. Leonnig
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‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

But convincing a jury that Maureen McDonnell had romantic motives could prove difficult, some predict.

Commerce Department’s top watchdog faces congressional probe

Commerce Department’s top watchdog faces congressional probe

Lawmakers allege inspector general protected deputies when they were accused of intimidating staffers.

Senator seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot

Senator seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot

Robert Menendez, one of Washington’s most ardent critics of the Castro regime, wants the U.S. to investigate evidence that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with prostitution claims.

Benghazi case will be a big test for D.C. prosecutors

Benghazi case will be a big test for D.C. prosecutors

Lack of experience in prosecuting high-profile terrorism cases could prove to be an issue.