Latest from Tom Hamburger

NRA chief Wayne LaPierre acknowledges he did not disclose bankruptcy plans or luxury yacht trips to other top officials

LaPierre testified Wednesday as part of a federal court hearing to determine whether the gun rights lobby will be permitted to seek bankruptcy protection.
  • Apr 7, 2021

NRA leaders defend bankruptcy petition in court hearing, saying the move is necessary to protect the gun lobby’s existence

Top NRA officials said a suit from the New York attorney general is politically motivated and called requests for a trustee a “death sentence.”
  • Apr 6, 2021

NRA faces internal woes as it girds for new gun control fight

An upcoming bankruptcy hearing is expected to examine alleged mismanagement and self-dealing in the National Rifle Association.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Trump officials hindered at least nine key oversight probes, watchdogs said. Some may finally be released in coming months.

Independent federal watchdogs who scrutinized the Trump administration for waste, fraud and misconduct ran into roadblocks on multiple fronts, according to public documents and people familiar with inspector general offices.
  • Mar 23, 2021

In Trump probe, Manhattan district attorney puts pressure on his longtime chief financial officer

Investigators have asked about Allen Weisselberg’s loyalty and his sons’ business dealings, according to people familiar with the case.
  • Mar 3, 2021

Trump’s tax returns have been turned over to Manhattan district attorney

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. is leading a criminal investigation into the former president and his business activities.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Late-night talks and a moment of chaos: Inside the Democrats’ eleventh-hour decision to forgo impeachment witnesses

The decision to seek witnesses stunned many inside the Senate who had expected the trial to move quickly to closing arguments Saturday — but it was eventually reversed.
  • Feb 13, 2021

Graham’s post-election call with Raffensperger will be scrutinized in Georgia probe, person familiar with inquiry says

The Nov. 13 call will be examined as part of a Fulton County criminal inquiry into efforts to influence the election results in the state — a revelation that comes as the U.S. senator is serving as a juror in Trump’s impeachment trial.
  • Feb 12, 2021

‘We have to move on’: Why Democrats decided to fast-track Trump’s second impeachment trial

What stands to be lost, at least temporarily, is a full reckoning for what may be the most dismal day for American democracy since the end of the Civil War.
  • Feb 11, 2021