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Mueller's Russia Investigation Now Targeting Jared Kushner

Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked. Moscow has denied U.S. Read More »

Cause of USA student's brain injury in N.Korea still unknown: doctors


Dr. Daniel Kanter of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center told a news conference that Warmbier "shows no signs of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surroundings". The Swedes, who represent US interests in North Korea, managed to visit him in March 2016, a few weeks before he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. Read More »

Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe


Among those taken aback by Donald Trump's attempt on Friday to slander the deputy attorney general overseeing the special counsel investigation into the president's campaign was, surprise , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Under oath before Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey admitted he himself leaked the memo to the press through friend and Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman with the specific goal of forcing Rosenstein's hand to make that appointment. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein, like everybody else, is 'furious' and 'amazed' at Trump's tweets

In stunning public testimony Thursday, James Comey acknowledged arranging for a friend to leak details of a conversation Comey had with President Trump - the February 14 Oval Office encounter in which Trump said he hoped the FBI director could "drop" the bureau's investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to Comey's contemporaneous notes. Read More »

Police arrest 18 protesters over motorist shooting verdict


However, Sean Gormley, executive director of Law Enforcement Labor Services, the state's largest law enforcement labor union, said Yanez and the St. Anthony Police Department were also deeply affected by the case , and his organization "supports and agrees with the verdict reached by the jury". Read More »

Ryan To Critics Of Special Counsel: 'Let Bob Mueller Do His Work'

Over at the Washington Examiner , Byron York pursues a line closer to Gingrich's: Mueller is biased because of his long, working relationship with James Comey . A writer on the legal blog Lawfare said the president could even argue that the counsel is impeding his constitutional power over foreign affairs. 'That's a decision that the president will make in consultation with his chief lawyer Marc Kasowitz, and that the president said he'll address it next week'. Read More »

US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians


A barrage of damaging stories emerged this week, including a Washington Post report that said Mueller's probe has expanded to also explore whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , who was overseeing the Russian Federation probe, and allegedly pressuring intelligence officials to interfere in the probe. Read More »

Time to cancel Trump's state visit says London Mayor

President Trump's Twitter account may be popular among his fans at home, but his latest missives are complicating the work of American diplomats overseas. May's government, however, on Tuesday dismissed Khan's call for the visit to be canceled. Still, some people have taken the issue more lightheartedly, suggesting that Trump's tweets were like something out of a DC comic book. Read More »

Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy

One of the major changes in the policy directive is that USA travelers making educational people-to-people trips can no longer go to Cuba individually but must travel in groups accompanied by a company representative. America severed ties with Cuba in 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a USA -friendly government, and the two countries had been at loggerheads ever since. Read More »

Two girls shot at Chicago elementary school


Police say the victims were unintended targets, and that the shooter or shooters were inside a vehicle. Both girls were taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Johnson says police have recovered a vehicle and are questioning "persons of interest". Further details were not immediately available. The Chicago Public Schools website describes it as "a magnet cluster school with a focus on math and science". Read More »

The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to United States officials briefed on the probe. Read More »

Potus admits he's under probe over Russian Federation ties


Days after Comey was abruptly ousted, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump criticized an unnamed "man who told me to fire ..." After Boente, the responsibility would fall to the USA attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina and then the US attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Read More »

Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners


Eighteen people were arrested early Saturday in St. Paul, Minnesota after blocking a major highway in angry protests after a police officer was acquitted over the shooting of a black motorist whose last moments were captured on video. Castile had a license to carry a gun, but he hadn't told the officer that before the shooting took place. "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all", said Valerie Castile. Read More »

Judge Declares Mistrial in Cosby Sexual Assault Case


The basketball manager stated that Cosby molested and drugged her in 2004, at the stars home in Elkins Park, Philadelphia to discuss her career plans. If the jury can not break its impasse, the judge would have to declare a mistrial. Cosby said in depositions that the pills, which he said he told Constand were her "friends", were Benadryl, an over-the-counter antihistamine. Read More »

Trump faces Russian Federation dilemma as Senate overwhelmingly passes new sanctions


They also target Russia's shipping, mining, and railway industries. - Impose new sanctions on: corrupt Russian actors; those seeking to evade sanctions; those involved in serious human rights abuses; those supplying weapons to the Assad regime; those conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government; those involved in corrupt privatization of state-owned assets; and those doing business with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors. Read More »

Iran vows to measures against new US sanctions

The motion is going to be discussed by the lawmakers on July 2, after the parliament's recess, Kamal Dehqan added. "The approval of the recent US Senate's sanctions against Iran is undoubtedly in violation of the JCPOA and at odds with its spirit and text", he said . Read More »

Maryland, DC sue Trump, accuse president of profiting from office

Examples of alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause include, according to the plaintiffs, "leases of Trump properties held by foreign-government-owned entities; purchase and ownership of condominiums in Trump properties by foreign governments or foreign government controlled entities; [and] other property interests or business dealings tied to foreign governments". Read More »

Hawaii defies Donald Trump by backing Paris climate change deal

President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Paris climate accord will further erode U.S. moral and political leadership in the world, France's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday. Council members unanimously agreed that the details of the Paris climate agreement are in line with the city's own climate action plan . Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupsi, who joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's " We Are Still In " campaign, along with mayors of Houston, Atlanta ... Read More »

Thousands Protest Verdict Handed To Officer Who Shot Philando Castile

They began deliberations following closing arguments on Monday. Yanez stared ahead with no reaction as the verdict was read. As you can imagine, she's not happy. And I think it is kind of a tipping point. Another pierced the back seat, about 16 inches from the child's auto seat. The shooting drew national attention after the victim's girlfriend live-streamed the bloody aftermath on social media, and it led to protests that have fuelled debate across the country over police use of force in ... Read More »

Autopsy inconclusive in child's death


The child's body was found on Tuesday morning in an abandoned St Louis-area home after a woman in Las Vegas called police and said her daughter's body was in a garage behind a vacant home in Centreville, Illinois. He told the Post-Dispatch that he had lied to the TV station and that his wife had come up with the adoption story after their daughter died. Officers said one time, a school alerted the agency after seeing Quate inappropriately kiss one of his daughters. Read More »