The U.S. has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of conspiring to hack a computer as part of the 2010 release of reams of secret American documents, according to an indictment unsealed today, putting him just one flight away from being in American custody after years of seclusion in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

President Trump said he “absolutely” believed that there was “illegal” and “unprecedented” spying on his campaign — and insisted that he knew “nothing” about WikiLeaks

Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig was indicted on charges that he made false statements to investigators and concealed information about his work for Ukrainian officials, the Justice Department announced.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders are in first and second place respectively in two new polls of Iowa and New Hampshire Democrats, with South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg riding his newfound notoriety into third place in both states.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scorched her Republican colleagues as hypocrites after they accused Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar of downplaying 9/11 while at the same time refusing to support a compensation fund for the victims of the horrific terror attack.

Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti faces dozens of new charges as federal authorities accused him of stealing millions of dollars from clients to buy a jet, finance a coffee business and pay for his own legal expenses.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer today didn’t rule out getting rid of the filibuster if Democrats take back the Senate majority.

Federal prosecutors want a judge to postpone opening arguments in their case against various members of accused upstate sex cult, NXIVM, to May 14.

Maria T. Vullo, former superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services (DFS), has joined the FinTech Innovation Lab New York as a regulator-in-residence.

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, told the crowd at a Crain’s breakfast forum that a new Tea Party is brewing on the left and threatens to burn elected Democrats.

MTA Chairman Patrick Foye said he planned to expand Cuomo’s newfound favorite practice of bringing in panels of experts outside the sprawling mass-transit operator to review large and politically contentious projects.

Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has stepped down from her role as a federal appellate judge and thus ended the scrutiny into whether she and her siblings’ fraudulent tax schemes constitute a breach of judicial conduct.

The owners of The National Enquirer are in talks to sell the tabloid to Ronald W. Burkle, a supermarket magnate with ties to President Bill Clinton, which, if it happens, would no doubt raise eyebrows, given Trump’s fondness for the tabloid.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called the death of a veteran NYPD officer killed early today when he crashed his motorcycle on his way to work “a very, very painful moment for all of us.”

De Blasio signed an executive order directing city agencies to end buying single-use plastic food containers and cutlery and replace them with compostable or recyclable alternatives.

The New York City Council wants to slice 20 percent from the budget of first lady Chirlane McCray’s signature initiative – the widely criticized ThriveNYC mental health program – as part of a package of savings identified by the Council.

Local public authorities empowered to issue tax breaks and hand out grants are the focus of a new review by a state Senate committee.

Nassau County Republicans accused local Democratic state senators of caving to the interests of New York City by approving a congestion pricing plan that the GOP said would burden suburban drivers headed to Manhattan.

The NBC weatherman who dropped an F-bomb on air this morning joins a long line of Big Apple broadcasters who have made similar gaffes.

REBNY is painting an apocalyptic picture of New York City should major rent regulation reforms be passed by the state Legislature, claiming the bills will prevent property owners from properly maintaining buildings.

Bak USA, the tablet maker that abruptly closed in November, owes more than $39 million to its creditors – including $25.5 million to billionaire investor and former Sabres’ owner B. Thomas Golisano.

Michael Grimm schmoozed with former colleagues on the House floor this week, eager to make his case for why he’s the best GOP candidate to win back a highly competitive New York City congressional district next year.