Between Mayor Vincent Gray and U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen, believe the latter

Suspicions confirmed: Thompson’s plea convinces me that mayor is lying about what he knew


D.C. Council member David Catania launches independent run for mayor

(Aaron Davis / The Washington Post)

Five-term council member could make city’s general election most competitive ever.

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 10

In order to keep the details of their relationship secret, Mayor Gray and Jeffrey Thompson used an alias to keep Thompson’s identity secret: Uncle Earl.


Who is Jeffrey Thompson?

(Photo by Jason Miccolo Johnson / Photo by Jason Miccolo Johnson)

Meet the businessman at the center of sprawling federal investigation into political corruption.


Jeffrey Thompson’s plea deal: Key details

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

The document says the businessman illegally funneled more than $2 million to local and federal candidates.


Prosecutor suggests links between D.C. officials and contractor

(Photo by Jason Miccolo Johnson / Photo by Jason Miccolo Johnson)

U.S. Attorney Machen accuses city official of “lapse of memory” regarding Gray’s knowledge of settlement.


Prosecutors clash with D.C. attorney general over records in ongoing city corruption probe

(C-SPAN via AP / AP)

Investigators are probing the city’s $7.5 million settlement with businessman Jeffrey Thompson.


Petition to Supreme Court may prolong probe of Gray campaign

Attorneys for D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson say documents may have been improperly seized.

Why Hillary Clinton probably won’t help Vincent Gray

There are key differences in the help each candidate got from businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson.

The Hillary connection

Jeffrey Thompson’s alleged “shadow” spending went well beyond the District line, it appears.