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Trump tweets again, in defense of his tweeting

No such conclusion has been reached. The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign. In sworn testimony on Capitol Hill, Coats and Rogers declined to speak about their conversations with the president - though it is doubtful they had any legal right to keep mum. Read More »

US congressman undergoes another operation after shooting

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Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner , and House GOP aide Zack Barth . Trump said Scalise "continues his very fearless fight", but added: "it's been much more hard than people even thought at the time". Read More »

Trump Responds To Comey Testimony, Calls Former FBI Director 'A Leaker'

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Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity. Comey told the Senate panel he would urge the release of any recording of his conversations with the president. "He's a leaker", Trump said of Comey. Read More »

Dems, GOP Play Ball In Show Of Solidarity

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has undergone a third surgery after he and others were shot at a baseball practice by a man hostile to the GOP. The baseball game had a record crowd of 25-thousand and raised more than a million dollars for charity, double what it did a year ago. Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout. Read More »

Stephen Colbert Praises Trump After Alexandria Shooting

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James Hodgkinson , who has been identified as the shooter of Steve Scalise , protests outside of the United States Post Office in Belleville, Illinois, in this April 2012 image. She is still hospitalized. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) was injured after diving into the dugout during the incident. Trump hailed the game as a time to celebrate friendships and the national pastime of baseball. Read More »

President Pence hires own lawyer for Russian Federation probes

A day after press reports of new revelations in the Russian Federation investigation, the Justice Department warned Americans in an official statement to be skeptical of reports that rely on information from anonymous sources. Regardless of the outcome, the specter of Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Trump, whose first five months in office have been clouded by the federal and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. Read More »

One person dead in crash in Battle Creek

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A Centralia man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly crashed a auto into Centralia's China Creek, injuring a passenger, then fled the scene. A 27-year-old man was killed in a fiery crash, police say. He was the only person inside the vehicle. Police say they believe the crash was an intention act and not accidental. Speed was a factor and initial estimates by crash re-constructionist put the collision occurring at in excess of 75 miles per hour, and likely significantly faster, ... Read More »

He asked for it: Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice

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That prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller - himself a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - as special counsel the following week. The Post , citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9. Mr Comey also testified he had told Mr Trump he was not under investigation. Read More »

Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice

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In making public his version of the facts, of which Comey is aware that there are no witnesses, it falls to Mueller to clarify the role of Trump's campaign in the interference already tested by the Russians in the elections, but also The role of Trump in the development of open investigations in this regard. Read More »

Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

The probe was already looking at Kushner's meetings with a Russian banker, as well as a meeting with the Russian ambassador in December, where Kushner reportedly floated a secret line of communication between the Trump transition team and the Russian government, as the Washington Post previously reported . Read More »

Trump implies that Mueller told him to fire former FBI Director

The special counsel is following two major lines of investigation, said one USA official familiar with the rough outlines of Mueller's probe who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Trump administration now refers all requests for comment on the Russian Federation investigation to Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Moscow has denied United States intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. Read More »

US Open playing more like a Tour event?

Displaying command of all facets of his game, the American took best advantage of the rain-softened Erin Hills layout with seven birdies in a bogey-free round that tied the U.S. "I can't put it any other way". A statement from the Washington County Sheriff's Office said its initial investigation shows the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems before the crash. Read More »

Ted Nugent Vows: 'Going to Back It Down' on Hateful Rhetoric

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After Obama was elected, the has-been musician called him "vile" and referred to him as a " subhuman mongrel ". "I just can't use those harsh terms", he said. He also contended, rather inaccurately, "I have never referenced violence; I've said some smart-ass stuff in the past". (Although, to be fair, he's sometimes restrained himself by calling for his political opponents to merely be hanged, instead.) His behavior was aggressive enough during the Obama administration that the Secret ... Read More »

NEW THIS MORNING: 1 dead in Wisconsin explosion

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There was no word on exactly many people were injured, but there were multiple burn injuries reported , authorities said. Cambria Village President Glen Williams said the fire was contained by early Thursday, but he said the building was destroyed. Read More »

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

Mark Warner , the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee . It comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence. Democratic senators have seized on the possibility of a third meeting to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game Has Been Bipartisan DC Fixture

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Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has been undergoing a third surgery after he and others were shot at a baseball practice by a man hostile to the GOP. Scalise. Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. Read More »

Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties — WashPost

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It was previously reported that investigators were looking into Kushner's December meetings - which were not originally disclosed on his security clearance application - with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US, and Sergey Gorkov, a graduate of the academy of the KGB's successor organization and the head of a state-owned Russian bank that is subject to American sanctions. Read More »

Democrats can't land knockout blow to Sessions

Sessions also deflated Democrats' expectations when he contradicted Comey's recollection of his reaction to Comey's supposed plea to never let him alone with the president, after a one-on-one meeting in which Comey said Trump asked him to drop the probe of his former national security adviser. Read More »

District announces summer lunch sites

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The program is hosted by the Cleveland Division of Recreation, with meals available at all Cleveland recreation centers and various partner locations throughout the city . "The summer menu is created to provide a healthy blend of kids' favorites that incorporate whole grain goodness, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and milk". Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

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Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Thursday the "seriously wounded" Rep. Steve Scalise and the "courageous" Capitol Police officers who engaged a gunman during the congressional baseball practice shooting a day before. Democrats remain deeply upset about Trump's win and by his presidency, and frustrated over how to channel the energies of a restive and angry base. Read More »

Bummer: Report card says Southern California's beaches might make you sick

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Though shark sightings have closed stretches of this beach recently, swimmers might be more anxious about bacteria levels. Long Beach's water was not quite so clean during the November-through-March period. In addition, contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River at the Mexico border resulted in 21 beach closures. It said that bacterial pollution at some of the most popular beaches across the state spiked dramatically over the year as beaches were monitored periodically. Read More »

Sessions' Privilege Maneuver May Fly With GOP Senate

He said that was required under Justice Department regulations because of his relationship with the Trump campaign, and that there were no other facts requiring his recusal. "That would be a violation of the communications rule that I have". Sessions did not cite executive privilege in declining to answer some questions but said he is "protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses". Read More »

Trump bashes probes into his 'non-dealings' with Russian Federation

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Nice." That was the message Trump wrote sarcastically Thursday morning on his Twitter account. In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the USA election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia . Read More »