Peter Overby As NPR's correspondent covering campaign finance and lobbying, Peter Overby totes around a business card that reads Power, Money & Influence Correspondent. Some of his lobbyist sources call it the best job title in Washington.
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President Trump speaks to the media on Tuesday in Charleston, W.Va., shortly after the guilty plea of his former lawyer Michael Cohen on campaign finance violations, among other charges, and the guilty verdict against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. (shown last year), and his wife are alleged to have spent more than $250,000 of campaign donors' money on family expenses like trips, groceries and theater tickets. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that other presidential administrations also used nondisclosure agreements. Employment lawyers say that's not the whole story. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in a 2007 photo, issued a ruling last week striking down a FEC regulation on anonymous gifts to "dark money" groups. Stephen J. Boitano /AP hide caption

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Paul Manafort Trial Brings Possible Investigation Into Foreign Lobbyists And Lawmakers

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Campaign Finance Laws And Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

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After opening shortly before the 2016 election, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has quickly became a favorite gathering place for the president's supporters. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Lawsuit Against President Trump's Business Interests Allowed To Proceed

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Trump Administration Weakens Political Nonprofit Disclosures

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Scott Pruitt attends a picnic for military families at the White House on July 4, a day before he was forced out of as head of the Environmental Protection Agency for various alleged ethical lapses. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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