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GOP Sen. Roy Blunt: 'President should stop talking about' Russian Federation investigation

Comey also testified Trump had directed him to drop a related FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . President Donald Trump appears to have confirmed for the first time that he is under investigation, saying on Twitter Friday, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" The President complained the probe was unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent was not getting the same ... Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Attacks Deputy Attorney General

It was unclear whether the president was referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . When Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein drafted a memo accusing the FBI director of bungling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and Sessions wrote a letter saying the dismissal was warranted. Read More »

Team Scalise: Republicans, Democrats join on field for Congressional Baseball game

House Majority Whip Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip by a rifle-welding critic of the president who sprayed bullets on United States lawmakers practising for an annual baseball game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria . As Scalise continued his grueling recovering, law enforcement officials proceeded with their investigation of the Wednesday attack at a suburban Virginia park, where shooter James Hodgkinson wounded several other people in addition to Scalise. Read More »

WITCH HUNT! Trump Uses Social Media To Question Probe Of His Campaign

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. The new tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses from the president over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. Read More »

Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner and his finances

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Reporter Tony Mauro noted the addition of Dreeben may signal that "Mueller may be seeking advice on complex areas of criminal law , including what constitutes obstruction of justice ". Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the President last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Mr Comey. Read More »

Robert Mueller's expanding probe raises stakes for Trump presidency

Ruddy noted Tuesday morning in an email to Politico that Spicer "doesn't deny my claim the President is considering firing Mueller " and that Ruddy never claimed to have spoken with Trump about Mueller. If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said , a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted. "I won't mince words, " Leahy told Rosenstein on Tuesday. Read More »

Congressman Scalise undergoes third surgery since Virginia shooting

Hunt, who is not Scalise's doctor and has not seen any of his medical records beyond what is publicly available from news reports, is also the medical director of the Level 1 trauma center at University Medical Center. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said Thursday at the start of a White House event on apprenticeship. Trump's comments came at the beginning of his speech in Miami Friday announcing a partial rollback of ties to Cuba - reversing changes ... Read More »

Trump Confirms, Blasts Obstruction Probe: I Was 'Told' to Fire Comey

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And Trump himself took aim at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a "Witch Hunt". The move was confirmed by a transition official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss post-election decisions. Comey took notes after each of his nine meetings or phone calls with Trump, including one alone with the president in the Oval Office on February 14, the day after Flynn was forced to resign. Read More »

Memo: Trump Asked NSA To Clear Him Of Russia Collusion

Carson's position is a notable break from President Donald Trump's position on the issue, as well as his communications team, which has called the allegations a "witch hunt". Trump's tweets are the latest - and most direct - attacks on the leader of an investigation that he insists is unnecessary and distracting. When Rosenstein appeared before the House Appropriations Committee this week, he stated that Comey's firing could very well become a factor for Mueller's investigation . Read More »

Suspect wounded in Montebello police shooting

The female victim allegedly told police her boyfriend stole her purse. They said a man and woman, believed to be a couple, showed up at a Quality Inn earlier in the day. The officer fired at least seven rounds through the windshield of the woman's black Nissan and hit the woman, Corina added. "The suspect was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition", he said. Read More »

Gunman went to Republican baseball practice with a list of names

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He suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. Three others were shot Wednesday, including Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tysons Foods, who was in critical condition after being shot twice in the chest; Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; and Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Read More »

Trump admits he's under investigation

So it's hard for me to even respond in a serious way. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) asked what would happen if Trump found someone other than Rosenstein who would fire Mueller (implying that under such circumstances, Trump fired Rosenstein and replaced him). Read More »

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper dies after I-75 crash

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A drunken, wrong-way driver was seriously injured early this morning (June 17) in a crash with a semi-tractor-trailer in Hillsborough County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Trooper Bishop was trying to close off several lanes of the interstate to investigate a crash when a Cadillac didn't slow down and rear-ended a Ford Fusion, which in turn struck the trooper. Read More »

Top 3 miss US Open cut, 4-way tie for the lead

Some of the world's top-ranked players and pre-tournament favourites look poised to miss the cut. Dustin Johnson was right on the cut line with eight holes to play. "There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those". Stricker improved by a stroke even though Erin Hills showed a few more teeth than it had in Thursday's opening round. Read More »

Philando Castile's Mom Decries The Justice System That Failed Her Son

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Castile , a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, was driving with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter when they were pulled over by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Prosecutors argued that Yanez did not see the gun and acted unreasonably. On Friday, a jury chose to acquit the officer who shot Philando Castile on all charges in a decision that shocked many who followed the case. Read More »

Michelle Carter found guilty of texting her boyfriend to kill himself

The judge found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III , who intentionally filled his truck with carbon monoxide in a Fairhaven, Massachusetts, store parking lot in July 2014. He also said that Carter tried to help him at first, but when Roy refused, she chose to go along with his plan of action. But since Carter was miles away from Roy when he died, in his ruling, Moniz focused on the hundreds of text messages and calls the couple exchanged on the night of ... Read More »

Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

It doesn't need to be too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty hard. He then hacked out his fifth out sideways and now some 52-feet from the hole from where he chipped and two putted. So there he stood at two under and seemingly out of the picture. Dustin Johnson was right on the cut line with eight holes to play. "[It's] not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", said Casey. Read More »

Gunman Targeted Republicans And Had Political Assassination List

The Republicans were on the field practicing the day before the charity game when James T. Hodgkinson opened fire and struck several members of Congress. Scalise has had two surgeries and will require additional operations, Sava said, adding that it's hard to predict how long he will be in the hospital. Read More »