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Panicked Trump cronies desperately smear respected special counsel Robert Mueller

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein at a budget hearing Tuesday what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the USA elections and possible Russian ties to Trump's campaign. He added , 'I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do'. Other Trump supporters homed in on the sequence of Mueller's job interviews . Read More »

Rumor That Trump May Fire Mueller Sets Washington Afire

Before the rumor of a Russian Federation investigation shakeup took on a life of its own, other prominent Republicans had been questioning Mueller's mandate and his fitness to carry it out. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with Robert Mueller . Read More »

Trump announces he's being investigated

Trump nearly immediately disavowed this rationale, telling NBC News, "I was going to fire him regardless of [Rosenstein's] recommendation ..." This latest blast nearly suggests that Rosenstein told Trump to fire Comey because of Russian Federation, not because of the prior Clinton investigation debacle. Read More »

Gunman had list of names when he opened fire on congressmen

They've also found a cell phone, a computer and camera in a white van that the Federal Bureau of Investigation says he was living in in Alexandria since March. Hodgkinson, who was shot by police and later died, apparently had been living out of his van in Alexandria since March. Rep. Scalise, No. 3 in the House Republican leadership, was shot in the hip. Read More »

The House's health care bill is 'mean,' Trump reportedly tells senators

If the GOP-controlled Congress actually manages to agree on repeal of the Affordable Care Act , and then gets the votes necessary to enact a replacement law that eviscerates the federal Medicaid program - as President Trump has promised - California would lose more than $15 billion a year in federal funding, according to a report from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. Read More »

President Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

The report also does not require officials to report their exact income or tax rate or charitable giving - unlike a tax return, which the president has refused to release . The president has a pile of assets worth about $1.5 billion with liabilities of $315 million, according to the report. His private club doubled the cost of signing up to $ 200,000 after Donald Trump's election in the presidency. Read More »

Newt Gingrich says Mueller's Russian Federation investigation is a "rigged game"

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Mueller III, the special counsel appointed to oversee an investigation of Russian meddling in the US election. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy told Judy Woodruff of the " PBS NewsHour ". If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. Trump advocate Newt Gingrich urged the president to "rethink" Mr Mueller's position. Read More »

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Robert Mueller

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However, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee says, "Chris speaks for himself". The authority to appoint a special counsel fell to Rosenstein, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia case because of his failure to disclose during his January confirmation hearing pre-election meetings he had Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Republican baseball practice gunman `had list of names´

Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr. The wife of wounded GOP congressman Steve Scalise says she is thankful for all the prayers and warm wishes her family has received since her husband was shot at a baseball practice. Read More »

Cavs players and coaches speak on losing the NBA Finals

They learned from each other every step of the way, they pushed one another through fierce shooting competitions that were pure entertainment on a practice floor. "He probably should have been the Defensive Player of the Year two years ago", Collins said last week, "and he probably should be the Defensive Player of the Year this year". Read More »

Navy: Bodies Of Missing Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments After Collision

Navy via AP). The USS Fitzgerald was deployed in a carrier strike group that helped with the war in Iraq in 2003, The Guardian newspaper reported . None of the 20 crew members aboard the container ship, all Filipino, were injured, and the ship was not leaking oil, Nippon Yusen said. It wasn't clear how extensive the damage is below the water line. Read More »

What does Trump's new Cuba policy mean for travel to island?

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The new policy will ban most U.S. business transactions with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group, a sprawling conglomerate involved in all sectors of the economy, including the hotel and hospitality industry, but make some exceptions, including air and sea travel, the officials said. Read More »

Robert Mueller: Trump Investigation in the case of obstruction of justice

The Post reported that the obstruction of justice investigation of the president began days after James Comey was sacked as the FBI Director on May 9. Gingrich told The Associated Press in an interview this week that his feelings about him began to change after Comey testified to a Senate panel that he had leaked his personal memos in order to trigger the appointment of a special counsel. Read More »

Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills

Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. Open record that had stood since there were 39 subpar rounds at Medinah in 1990. "I guess it's rare you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup". And at this U.S. Open, he showed how a quick recovery is never too far away . Read More »

Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Scalise, 51, suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. A gunman opened fire on the Republican baseball team's practice before Thursday's annual charity baseball game, critically wounding Scalise, R-La., and injuring three other people as horrified legislators and staffers scrambled for cover amid a barrage of bullets. Read More »

US Open: Debutant Tommy Fleetwood excited for weekend challenge

Still, the USGA reacted to Thursday's unusually low scores by placing the pins in more hard locations Friday, seemingly finding the areas where there is a little more break on what are generally flat greens. "I played 54 holes around here before the golf tournament, and I felt really, really comfortable. This went totally against the tradition of the U.S. Read More »

Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice Critical, Improving

Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited the hospital where Scalise was being treated. Capitol Police, who provided security for the practice, killed the shooter, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill . Read More »

Mechanic on Va. shooter: 'There was so much anger'

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Back in IL at least one friend of Hodgkinson - who didn't give his full name - defended him, saying, "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, that he was exhausted of some of the politics going on". O'Connor said Bost's office has turned over all of their communications from Hodgkinson to U.S. Capitol Police. He's had a second surgery and will be in the hospital a while. Read More »

Scalise faced 'imminent risk of death' when he arrived at hospital

In a news conference, the trauma doctor who treated Scalise says the Louisiana Republican is still in critical condition, but they have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized. "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago". Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House Republican aide Zack Barth, were also injured in the shooting. Read More »

Gov. McAuliffe: 'Too Many Guns On The Street'

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It's time Congress finally realizes that there are too many guns in the wrong hands. "I've long talked about this: background checks, shutting down gun-show loopholes", he said . It's not just about politicians. "That's not for today's discussion, but we worry about this every day for all of our citizens". "This is a very serious issue", he said, recalling the recent "senseless" murder of a Virginia state trooper. Read More »

Wounded Hero Cop Brings the House Down

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The crowd got to its feet when the announcer mentioned Scalise. The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized. Scalise, 51, is among four people shot by a gunman at a House Republican baseball practice Wednesday in the Washington suburbs. Trump added, "We pray for all of the victims of this awful crime who are still recovering, including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected ... Read More »

Homeowner held escaped inmates at gunpoint

Rowe, 43, and Dubose, 24, along with 31 other prisoners were headed to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, some 45 miles west of Eatonton, which is about half way between Atlanta and Augusta. They left the home around 5 p.m. Within 15 minutes, the couple managed to call for help. "We need help out here quick. hurry!" The wife is heard sobbing in the background of the call as her husband speaks to the dispatcher. Read More »

Spectators react to mistrial at Bill Cosby trial

Constand was coerced into taking drugs or if she willingly took drugs with an informed understanding of their effect and a willingness to engage in sexual conduct with Mr. After the mistrial was declared, some of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault in past decades were crying as they gathered around Constand to console her. Read More »