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Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey

Still, there was no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary. Still, both parties involved say the other is lying. He flew wherever he wanted on a private plane with gold-plated seatbelt buckles and was usually home at his Trump Tower penthouse - or at one of his lavish golf clubs - in time for a steak dinner, well-done with ketchup on the side. Read More »

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice


They include Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and his former deputy director, Richard Ledget, the Post reported . James Comey told President Trump three times that he wasn't personally under investigation. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment to the Washington Post . Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions Wants To Block Laws Protecting Marijuana Users

A 2016 survey from University of MI researchers, published in the The Journal of Pain , found that chronic pain suffers who used cannabis reported a 64 percent drop in opioid use as well as fewer negative side effects and a better quality of life than they experienced under opioids. Read More »

UPS shooter was armed with assault pistol


Lam appeared to target the three drivers who died, chasing at least one of them out of the building, Cilia said. The shooter, identified as James Hodgkinson III, a 66-year-old white male from IL, was wounded in the gun battle with police and later pronounced dead. Read More »

Johnson poised for US Open title repeat

Event: U.S. Open, Thursday-Sunday, Erin Hills, Erin , Wis. At 32 and a father of two as of Monday with the birth of a second son, River Jones Johnson, Dustin Johnson looks fantastic in at least two ways. As usual, other stories burn. Diaz is next up on the alternate list and has a better-than-average chance of taking the spot that now belongs to Phil Mickelson , who will attend his daughter's high school graduation in California and, barring a weather delay, won't make his 2:20 p.m. Read More »

Trump Visits Lawmaker Recovering From Shooting at Baseball Practice in Virginia

Bernie Sanders , who condemned the attack Wednesday. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., tweeted, "We will play for charity, but also for the victims & the heroic officers who took down the shooter". They shot the shooter. "It was scary", Barton said. In the footage, shot after shot rings out as the man filming takes cover behind a trash can. But any member of Congress can get extra security, if needed. Read More »

Top Republican among wounded as gunman fires on US lawmakers

MedStar Washington tweeted that House whip Scalise, of Louisiana, is in a critical condition following surgery. Law enforcement officers can be heard shouting in the video. That brought the total number of injured in the incident to six - including the two congressmen, a congressional staffer , a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and two Capitol Police officers. Read More »

Several Injured Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice In VA

But this will be much harder because the now-dead shooter, James Hodgkinson, 66, a home inspector from outside Belleville, Illinois, explicitly targeted Republicans, volunteered for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and had his Facebook page filled with anti-Trump rhetoric. Read More »

Wounded Congressman Scalise needs several more surgeries, hospital says


Barton said. "I was next up at bat, so I had a batting helmet on", said Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who said he clearly recognized the sound of a gun shot. "But officers Griner and Bailey prevented that and my family will be forever grateful". Lawmaker Jeff Duncan said he was leaving the practice when he was approached by a man he later learned was the shooter, who asked if the team was Republican or Democrat before heading toward the field. Read More »

Suspect Dies After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia


Nanette Diaz Barragán. "I said, 'hey dude, you're shot!' He said, 'don't worry about it, it's not a big deal", Brooks recalled. "We had nothing but baseball bats to fight back against a rifle with", Brooks said. "I went in and I landed on a congressman, who I don't know who it was, and that probably saved my fall from breaking something", he said. "It's not a secret we are practicing. Read More »

Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

Republican representative Steve Scalise , along with others including police officers, were wounded in the attack by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who died of his own injuries. "I wanted to get to him but there were still shots going overhead from both sides", he said. Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks described Scalise dragging himself across the field in a bid to escape as the firing continued. Read More »

Hospital says Rep. Steve Scalise needs more operations


Scalise and a congressional aide were shot after gunfire erupted while Republican lawmakers were practicing for a congressional baseball game in Alexandria Wednesday morning. Instead, a gunman had them running for the lives. He said he grabbed Scalise's phone to call his wife. "That is why I was shocked this morning to hear the news". Read More »

Bernie Sanders denounces Alexandria shooter who volunteered on his campaign


St. Clair County Police shared with KMOX News an extensive history of altercations with James T. Hodgkinson , who died after firing an assault rifle at a baseball practice of USA congressmen, in Washington , D.C., Wednesday morning. He was arrested for domestic battery in 2006, but those charges were dropped. Sanders stated while in House that Hodgkinson had volunteered on his campaign. Read More »

Top Republican politician Steve Scalise injured in Virginia shooting

Scalise is undergoing surgery at a Washington , D.C., hospital. "Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise , one of the truly great people , is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. It's got to stop . He looked up at reporters and said, "I did not know that". Read More »

Hospital says Scalise needs more operations


Law enforcement has identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois , according to a federal law enforcement sources. Hodgkinson was also a supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders , a popular liberal lawmaker and 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate. Read More »

Trump makes call for unity after lawmaker shot

Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". A top Republican lawmaker is in critical condition, with four others wounded from gunfire. Mr Scalise was among several people wounded when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria , Virginia, outside Washington . Read More »

OH congressman left practice field moments before shooting

At a news conference near the scene of the shooting, Virginia's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, urged gun control measures. Update: President Trump and Melania were not able to see Scalise . Johnson says he had to leave the practice field early because of a scheduled appointment. DeSantis gave a similar account. Sanders said he was "sickened" by the shooting calling it a "despicable act", while revealing the alleged shooter had apparently volunteered in his presidential campaign. Read More »

Did James Comey's Document Leaks Violate The FBI Employment Agreement?

There would be "nothing wrong if I did say" something regarding Flynn, Trump said "according to everybody I read today". "Nobody would ask a man he hardly knew to pledge loyalty to him", he said . Trump Jr. went on to say that his father was "vindicated" by Comey's testimony, which he called "basically ridiculous". He testified that Trump told him on January 26 that he expected loyalty from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the next month urged him to drop the probe ... Read More »

James Hodgkinson, suspect in Virginia congressman shooting, dies of injuries


Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, is suspected of shooting five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , during a Republican lawmakers team practice for an upcoming game against Democrats . "This has got to stop". "Let's work to get this country back". "He wasn't obnoxious, he wasn't problematic", Charlene Brennan said. He said Hodgkinson spent most of his life building homes but in recent years turned to home inspections. Read More »

At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russian Federation contacts


A Trump loyalist and early backer of the billionaire businessman's presidential bid, the 70-year-old Sessions has recused himself from all ongoing Russian Federation investigations. He again cited a Justice Department rule. And I would like to have him testify before us. "Our committee will want to hear what you are doing to ensure that the Russians - or any other foreign adversaries - can not attack our democratic process like this ever again". Read More »

Bernie Sanders says gunman volunteered on his presidential campaign


His Facebook page identifies him as former owner of a construction company and his wallpaper photo is of Sanders. He last shared a petition on May 24 to stop a pipeline from Detroit through Ohio. "Sanders said he was 'sickened by this despicable act" and condemned it "in the strongest possible terms". Let me be as clear as I can be. "Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values", Sanders said. Read More »

Shooter contacted Rep. Bost's office 10 times in past year


Rep. Scalise, the Republican Majority Whip, was shot in Alexandria early Wednesday morning while at a congressional baseball team practice being attended by Republican representatives. Illinois' Republican congressional delegation is reportedly OK. On the same day, Hodkinson posted that Trump was guilty of treason and should "go to prison". Read More »

Virginia shooter spent time in Quad Cities


Another congressman and a second police officer also suffered minor injuries. Orear said he had no idea that Hodgkinson would be involved in something like a shooting . None of the three victims showed up in court, so the case was dismissed later that year. The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into ... Read More »

Nike's Kevin Durant commercial aims to silence his critics

For the second time in three years, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions . The parade, celebrating the Warriors' 4-1 NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers , will start at 10 a.m. Durant averaged 35.2 points over the five-game series against the Cavaliers . Three-point jump shots, points in the paint, and a tight defense gave them the lead going into the fourth quarter. Read More »