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Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

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Comey. In a tweet posted Friday morning, the president said called the whole investigation a "witch hunt" and indirectly mentioned Rosenstein. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence has now hired legal counsel to represent him in the Russian Federation probe and there are media reports that the investigation has expanded to include the business dealings of White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Read More »

Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan

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As the crash happened before dawn, most of the 200-plus sailors on the ship would have been asleep. The USS Fitzgerald was flooded as a result of the damages it suffered, according to the Navy. The Japanese coast guard led the search teams. The cause of the collision wasn't immediately clear. The Fitzgerald was operating under its own power, "although her propulsion is limited". Read More »

Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

That's how I feel now. "I think all of us in Minnesota are forced to confront that this kind of racism exists". Justice has not been served today. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , testified that on the day of the shooting, he had gone to work, went to get his hair dreaded for his upcoming birthday, then picked her up to go grocery shopping. Read More »

Deace: Calls for firing Mueller are 'DUMBASSERY'

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Aides for Donald Trump think the president "shot himself in the foot" by firing James Comey and ultimately triggering the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller , the Daily Beast reports . Robert Mueller was named special prosecutor for Russian Federation probe. Gingrich said he spoke to Trump on Monday evening after Newsmax's Chris Ruddy told PBS that Trump was considering firing Mueller . Read More »

Will President Trump fire Special Counsel Mueller?

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Susan Collins , R-Maine, asked Rosenstein what he would do if the president asked him to fire Mueller. Mueller, who served as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed by the Justice Department in May to investigate possible coordination between Trump's associates and Russian officials. Read More »

Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital after vehicle crash

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The Grand Tour has now released a statement regarding the accident, showing the remains of the Rimac, and confirming that - thankfully - he escaped serious injury. Jeremy Clarkson was also watching and said "it was the biggest" and "most terrifying crash" he had ever seen. "I would like to thank all of the medical professionals who got me by air ambulance from the crash to the hospital and who have dealt with me ever since", he said. Read More »

Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

The Post story reports that the FBI investigation of Trump for possible obstruction began "days" after he fired former FBI director James Comey on May 9, and Mueller has now taken that up. Mueller was appointed by Rosenstein on 17 May to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel, a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest. Read More »

UK: Economy, jobs main focus in Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond said Britain should prioritise jobs and prosperity and take a "pragmatic" approach as it begins Brexit talks next week. Formal talks between Brexit Secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier on the UK's withdrawal from the EU are due to start in Brussels on Monday. Read More »

Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue

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Trump reported income of at least $594 million for 2016 and early 2017 and assets worth at least $1.4 billion. When he took office in January, Mr Trump turned over the reins of his global real estate, property management and marketing empire to his two adult sons and a senior executive. Read More »

Sinkhole forcing long closure of Angeles Crest Highway

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A large sinkhole appeared on the road, with a "cavern" underneath larger than the hole in the asphalt, the Angeles National Forest posted on Facebook Thursday night . The sinkhole is just west of Grassy Hollow visitors center, within a mile of the eastern edge of the road closure. "There will be heavy equipment moving on this two-lane, rural route". Read More »

Trump again lashes out at Russia probe, says he is being investigated

The future of Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general, came under doubt Friday when Trump attacked him in a tweet and a USA official confirmed that Rosenstein has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from the inquiry because he'd criticized James Comey in a memo before Trump fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

WaPo: Special Counsel Looking At Jared Kushner's Business Activities

In the testimony, Comey confirmed he wrote the memos documenting his conversations with Trump because the ex-FBI director was "honestly concerned that [the president] might lie". "If there were not good cause , it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says", said Rosenstein . If Trump fired Rosenstein , Brand might resign because she and Rosenstein were nominated together, have a close working relationship and went through their confirmation hearings as a team. Read More »

Donald Trump had the absolute worst week in Washington

It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. "Witch Hunt", Mr. Trump tweeted in an apparent reference to Mr. Rosenstein. Within days, a top Democrat, Sen. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game takes on renewed importance in aftermath of shooting

Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Read More »

Dem calls for House inquiry into foreign payments to Trump hotel

The lawsuit said heavy spending by foreign diplomats and embassies at the Trump International Hotel just a few blocks from the White House , payments made by foreign entities at his Trump Tower and Trump International Tower in NY, and other business operations effectively violate the US Constitution's ban on presidents enriching themselves while in office. Read More »

Mother dies following shooting rampage in New Mexico

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Kyle Frettem took classes at the University of New Mexico with Damian Herrera and went on hiking trips with him. State Police said Friday morning that three people were killed by Damian Herrera in La Madera , in Rio Arriba County , off State 111 - Herrera's mother, step-father and step-brother. Read More »

Congressman's shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

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Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Once recovered, Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said. Scalise will need more surgeries, some of which could take place as early as this weekend. Read More »

Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

File image of Steve Scalise. Hodgkinson died after being wounded by return fire. The handwritten list reportedly included the names of Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois. Read More »

Warriors: We Haven't Decided On White House Visit

Superteam? No, we just work extremely well together. The Warriors went 15-1 in this year's postseason, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers in five games in the Finals. "You just pick yourself back up and you keep pushing and you keep going". Odds are, this is not the last we see of them. "I don't want that to happen". Read More »

Carrasco shines, Encarnacion homers, Indians beat Twins 8-1

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Encarnacion's home run was his 14th of the season and continued his hot streak the past month. The Twins lead the Indians by two-games in the American League Central Division standings. Chisenhall, an experienced pinch hitter, was not caught off guard when Francona called his name, and he wasn't done producing, either, scoring two more with a single that put Cleveland in front 10-4 in the sixth. Read More »

The reasons behind Trump's 'witch hunt' investigation tweets

Fired FBI Director James Comey , Robert Mueller (who was the former FBI director during the Bush and Obama eras), and Rosenstein share things in common: Trump wants to fire them. This is all after the president and his supporters initially spoke highly of them, until they all became key players in pushing the investigation against Trump and his campaign. Read More »