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Shooter had history of anti-GOP activity

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Scalise underwent surgery and is said to be stable, according to President Donald Trump . "Once we got back to the Hill, we got word that there was a shooting ". At one point, Hodgkinson's wife, Suzanne, arrived and also began hitting the girl, police wrote . "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", he told The New York Times . Read More »

Donald Trump visits 'critical' Steve Scalise in hospital

By 7:14 a.m., the gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, was down. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting". A person who lived near the ballpark and asked not to be identified said he estimated that at least 80 to 100 rounds of ammunition was sacked. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. Read More »

TAR HEEL VIEW: Memory, spines lacking in Sessions hearing

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Yet, the beauty of a public hearing is that sometimes specific answers appear without the asking of specific questions. "You're impeding this investigation". From his opening statement on, Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out swinging in defense of his honor and integrity against the false accusations and innuendos the Democrats and the mainstream media have been parroting against him and the Trump administration. Read More »

Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

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In a chilling detail that suggests the violent incident was politically motivated, congressman Ron DeSantis said the man approached him and his Republican colleague Jeff Duncan before the shooting and asked a chilling question. In a televised address, Mr Trump described Mr Scalise as a "very good friend", a "patriot" and a "fighter". When he recalled a wounded Scalise lying motionless in the outfield, Davis said "I thought he was dead". Read More »

Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

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President Donald Trump is making an evening visit to the hospital where a U.S. congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice is receiving treatment. At Democratic practice, which is the same time at Gallaudet University in D.C., there is no Capitol Police presence. Fleischmann is at home in Ooltewah and said her husband called her to tell her he was alright, but there had been a awful shooting. Read More »

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting; gunman dead

Steve Scalise of Louisiana , a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover", President Trump said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". Hodgkinson of IL, was hiding behind the third base dugout when he fired the bullet at Scalise. "Our nation stands as one". In the wake of the shooting, the House of Representatives canceled legislative business for the day, and security was increased around the White House. Read More »

UPS gunman had filed overtime grievance — AP Newsbreak

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Police and city officials urged residents to avoid the area and remain indoors, said Francis Zamora, a spokesman for the city's Department of Emergency Management. Deng says he "saw police officers go up from the ramp and then storm the buildings". He reopened after he saw police had blocked off an area around the UPS building, which is about a block from his shop. Read More »

Who Is Suspected Shooter James T. Hodgkinson?

Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election. Hodgkinson was said to have been among 1,000 volunteers around Davenport, but Becker said, "Nobody has a recollection of this guy coming in". Read More »

Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweets on Comey

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Kasowitz pushed back on parts of Comey's testimony , claiming Thursday that Trump did not pressure Comey to drop the Flynn investigation and did not ask for loyalty from the former FBI director. However, the investigation into possible collusion by others in the Trump camp continues. On Friday, Trump strongly suggested Comey had lied about their encounters and accused him of being a "leaker". Read More »

President Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

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Accusations of obstruction arose when last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . "I just don't have a real recall of the meeting. I'm not sure what was in his mind specifically". Franken's question truthfully and accurately. "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for president, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", he said. Read More »

Sen. Kamala Harris destroys Attorney General Jeff Sessions during hearing

You've seen the video by now , and read the Twitter posts of solidarity from a range of women who say they, too, are fed up with being "shushed" and shut down by men. She grew up watching her African American dad and Indian American mother protest for civil rights in Berkeley and took that fierce fight for justice with her to law school. Read More »

The Moment Democratic Baseball Team Got News of GOP Shooting

Reflecting on it hours later, DeSantis said, the encounter seemed "slightly confrontational". "It was just a little odd". Jeff Duncan told CNBC on Wednesday he believes he spoke to the gunman before the man started shooting on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Attorney: Officer 'did what he had to do' in driver shooting

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Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III on Tuesday granted the jury's request to view again videos of the traffic stop, as captured by the dashboard camera in Yanez's squad vehicle, and the Facebook Live post of the shooting's bloody aftermath filmed by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the passenger seat next to him. Read More »

James T. Hodgkinson identified as suspect in Alexandria shooting

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Hodgkinson, 66, was fatally shot by police during the attack. Without Capitol Police, "it probably would have been a massacre", Sen. Michael Biggs, spokesman for Sanders' presidential campaign, told Des Moines TV station KCCI that computer records showed that Hodgkinson volunteered for one debate watch party in Iowa, but was not on the payroll. Read More »

WaPo Report: Special counsel now investigating possible obstruction of justice

Mueller has scheduled interviews with key national security officials about the matter. Tonight we have some breaking news about the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 USA elections. Trump and his supporters cast Comey's testimony that he had told the president he was not personally under investigation as vindication. He said he wrote that Trump told him "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe. Read More »

Mueller Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak . Sessions refused to say whether he had discussed Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's handling of the FBI's Russian Federation probe with Trump before the president fired Comey on May 9. Read More »

Trump Being Investigated Over Possible Obstruction of Justice

Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the Post story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he leaked information from memos he wrote describing his private conversations with Trump. Read More »

Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4

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Employees of UPS were evacuated from the facility as officers tried to search for additional victims and witnesses, Xinhua reported. "They were banging on the bus and they were screaming, 'Go! Go!" A San Francisco woman said she was riding a bus to work when she saw a group of workers streaming out of a UPS facility where an employee opened fire. Read More »

President visits Scalise in hospital

The shooter, who was shot by Capitol police and later died, has been identified as 66-year-old home inspector James T Hodgkinson from IL. President Trump later said the suspect was killed in the ensuing shootout. "It was just chaotic and afterwards it was very sad", he said. "It's disgusting. I've never experienced anything like that". House members said they would not stop meeting with constituents in Washington , D.C., or in their home districts. Read More »

Comey firing to be investigated by Senate panel, new report says

Following Comey's testimony, "it is important that I have the opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote to Shelby, who chairs the US Senate appropriations panel he was scheduled to address. When witnesses are called before multiple investigators and face questioning from multiple prosecutors, grand juries and Congressional committees and must repeat the same stories over and over, they are exposed to increasing legal jeopardy. Read More »