Mark Meadows (North Carolina politician)

House Republican embroiled in North Carolina corruption case

North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker
Rep. Mark Walker on Capitol Hill. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) is the latest GOP official linked to a federal corruption case in North Carolina in which businessman Greg Lindberg, who was indicted early Tuesday, asked officials to convince North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to dismiss his deputy, Politico reports.

Details: FEC records show that Lindberg donated $150,000 to Walker's campaign during the 2018 midterm elections after Lindberg had already donated more than $78,000 to another Walker-affiliated campaign. Walker told Politico that he has not been charged in the investigation.

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Meadows vows to help Graham investigate origins of Mueller probe

Rep. Mark Meadows speaks on stage at CPAC
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and a close ally of President Trump, plans to work closely with Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to investigate potential abuses by the intelligence community — specifically whether the Russia probe was politically motivated, Meadows told Axios.

The bottom line: Trump allies, feeling emboldened after Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report, are teaming up to go on the offensive and conduct an oversight investigation of their own.