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Sessions says he did not have third meeting with Russian ambassador

Days after that, Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about the two meetings with Kislyak. After that meeting, Comey said , he told Sessions he did not want to be left alone with Trump, because he didn't think it was appropriate for the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to have such private meetings. Read More »

Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Referencing Trump's own statements, in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt and in accounts of his May meeting with Russian diplomats, Comey replied: "I take the President at his word that I was sacked because of the Russian investigation-something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted relieved". Read More »

Hope Trump will rethink decision on Paris deal: Rajnath

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And Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt dodged the question in an interview with Tapper earlier this week and refused to answer when reporters pressed him about it at a White House briefing on Friday. "Global warming is occurring, [and] human activity contributes to it in some manner", Pruitt said during a press briefing Friday. On Sunday, Pruitt echoed Trump's justification for leaving the global pact, saying it was bad for the US economy. Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies links to Russian Federation in Senate testimony

It was telling that after several appeals for Sessions to testify , Franken said that if the AG refuses he is going to appeal to Judiciary Committee Chairman and Ranking Member to compel him to testify . "The policy is based on the principle that the President -" Sessions said. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he did not have third meeting with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Read More »

Ex-Goldman Sachs exec wins New Jersey Dem primary to replace Christie

Kim Guadagno has a tough road ahead. Experts said the race showed once again the power of New Jersey's county political organizations, where party bosses virtually unknown outside their territories still wield considerable influence in picking winners and losers by controlling which candidates for governor top the party's ballot. Read More »

Student released by North Korea now at hospital

Warmbier's case. University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan said in a statement that while the university community "is relieved to learn of Otto's release from North Korea, we are deeply concerned and saddened to learn from his family that he is in a coma ". Read More »

Sessions: Comey was wrong to leak Flynn memo

Heinrich, I'm not able to share with this committee private communications - " Sessions said, before Heinrich cut him off. And it definitely hurt him to refuse to answer questions. "But what he did see and what he heard - he thought that Attorney General Sessions did a very good job, and, in particular, was very strong on the point that there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign". Read More »

Delta ends sponsorship over Trump look-alike killing scene

The Public Theater's new Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar , which has stirred controversy with its depiction of a Trump-like Caesar , has opened to a standing ovation after the production became the focus of right-leaning criticism and funding withdrawals. Read More »

Trump Gives Mattis Authority To Set US Troop Levels In Afghanistan

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USA forces and Afghan commandos in April in Asad Khil village, east of Kabul, Afghanistan . Army Sgts. Eric Houck and William Bays, along with Col. "We're putting it together now and ... there are actions being taken to make certain that we don't pay a price for the delay". Mattis, who testified alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, added that he expects to brief lawmakers about the new strategy in mid-July. Read More »

Texas Deputy, Husband Face Murder Charges

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She waited on the Hernandez family and said she witnessed his death. "We are not asking for the death penalty for the Thompson family". The couple could face five years to life if convicted. The attorney for a Houston-area sheriff's deputy who has been indicted for murder along with her husband following a late night confrontation with a man says the couple had no intention of hurting the person. Read More »

Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic

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The announcement caps the drama that started over the weekend when Sessions canceled two appearances Tuesday, citing former Comey's blistering testimony last week . That prompted at least some members of the committee to push for a closed hearing, or at least some allotted time to meet with Sessions privately after the public forum, aides said. Read More »

Democrats Fuming Over Sessions' Refusal to Answer Questions

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He said he could not recall if he had an informal interactions with Russians at the event. If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was "certainly nothing improper". He said he felt okay leaving Comey alone with the president in the Oval Office. In one heated exchange with Sen. COMEY: " Not that I'm aware of ". Read More »

Hawaii law aligns state with Paris climate pact

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To view the full article, register now. In total, the statement says the businesses and investors who have made a decision to continue to participate in the Paris Climate Accord account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, such as Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses. Read More »

Defense chief: North Korea a 'clear and present danger'

He also said he thinks China ultimately will see it as a liability rather than an asset. The Security Council voted unanimously to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear missile programs to a United Nations sanctions blacklist. Read More »

No bail for Chicago man charged with fatally stabbing girl

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Police initially said a boyfriend of the girl's mother was expected to be charged in her death. Singleton was charged and sentenced to three years in prison in 2014 for aggravated domestic battery after allegedly strangling Stubbs' mother, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Read More »

Trump calls House version of health care bill "mean"

Republicans now face a do-or-die moment to pass a bill. Asked to comment on Trump's remarks about the House measure, Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said, "Congressional Republicans, with President Trump's support, are working to repeal and replace this awful Obamacare law that is harming Americans". Read More »

President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader

While Comey said that Trump was not personally under investigation for colluding with Russian Federation, he talked about how Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty , and how the president supposedly pressed him to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

White Senators Can't Stop Interrupting Kamala Harris

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Sessions says he has not had contact with Robert Mueller since Mueller was named special counsel into the Russian Federation investigation. In a February meeting, Comey said , Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

HCSO: Drug dealers disguised meth as candy

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But police also noticed something else as the two attempted to flee officers in their auto: The back hatch door on the suspects' vehicle would not close, per CNN . Police believe Mick and Salinas meant to distribute the drugs to juveniles, according to the Houston Chronicle , and emphasized the danger to the community the lollipops represented. Read More »

Guards killed in Georgia prison escape

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Why wait, spending hours and days looking over your shoulder and wondering when we will kick the door in. But also on the internet, an overwhelming show of support for the correctional officers and their families. Both men were serving time in Baldwin State Prison in Milledgeville, Georgia, for armed robbery, according to the corrections department. "I still have their blood on my shoes". Read More »

SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Sessions won't talk Trump conversations

In testy exchange , AG Jeff Sessions decries "secret innuendo being leaked out there" about his recusal https://t.co/rYsOYVGAu6 pic. twitter .com/dyNdzWWgVa - ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 13, 2017 3. Sessions , under questioning, also pointed to the reasons why he wanted Comey to go. "Senator Heinrich, I'm not able to share with this committee private communications", said Sessions . Read More »