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Special council Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to assist with the investigation

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WASHINGTON , D.C. (CNN)-President Trump saying publicly for the first time today that he is under investigation as the probe of Russia's influence in the 2016 election expands. Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter. Read More »

Council says van struck people leaving mosque

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved. The 45-year-old, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, said he was driving back from a night shift when he saw the aftermath of the collision. Initially, witnesses reported that the vehicle had apparently veered off the road and into crows outside the mosque, but that it was unclear whether or not it was deliberate. Read More »

Trump Administration trying to 'weaken' and 'dilute' bipartisan Russian sanctions

The House of Representatives also must pass the measure for it to become law. The Senate passed the bill, which also includes additional sanctions on Iran, by an overwhelming 98-2 vote with Sens. "For too long, the message to Vladimir Putin has been that Russia can invade its neighbors, threaten USA allies, intensify its cyberattacks, and interfere with foreign elections with very little repercussion", said Senator John McCain, a strident critic of the Russian leader. Read More »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe

Despite Trump's tweets to the contrary, the Florida Republican said that Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion with members of Trump's orbit is fair. But Jay Sekulow , part of Trump s legal team, said the president was writing about reports of an investigation, not an actual probe. In the interview Trump did with NBC's Lester Holt shortly after firing FBI Director James Comey , Trump described Rosenstein's involvement ... Read More »

Republicans shot in anti-Trump gun rampage

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His social media pages were filled with angry rants about those taxes, Republicans , and specifically President Donald Trump , whom he called "a traitor". On Wednesday, speaking on the Senate floor, Sanders condemned the " despicable act " and added, " Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society ". Read More »

Rescue Search Continues for Missing US Navy Sailors

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Harden is from Herrin, Illinois, and recently was redeployed. At a press conference in Japan on Sunday, Aucoin would not confirm how many remains had been found so far. The bodies were discovered by rescue divers who worked their way through extensive damage to the Fitzgerald's starboard side. The captain, Commander Bryce Benson, suffered a head injury and was airlifted to shore, and Mr Aucoin said he is lucky to have survived. Read More »

Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark

Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Koepka became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship three straight years. Read More »

Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer

Jay Sekulow made the remarks during a contentious back and forth with host Chris Wallace , one of a series of shows on which the attorney repeatedly insisted that Trump wasn't under investigation by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

Kenya Moore Shares First Wedding Photo With Her New Husband

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Those burdens are not too much to bear for the John Stockton and Karl Malone of life, though. I can deal with that. losing my queen is a blow I never want to feel again. Kenya Moore said she's married but she won't say who it is and that is causing some folks to be a wee bit suspicious. And will he show up on " Real Housewives of Atlanta " at some point? In another photo, posted Sunday, in which she's smiling and holding her husband's hand while wearing a white wedding gown with a veil, ... Read More »

Special counsel is investigating Kushner's business dealings

That last one, by the way, essentially confirmed earlier reporting that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. Rosenstein took command of the investigation in early March, when Sessions announced that he was recusing himself due to his substantial role in Trump's presidential campaign previous year. Read More »

Trump allies question Rob Mueller probe

Now after Trump claimed Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee has completely exonerated him, some of Trump's close friends are saying the president is considering the possibility of firing Mueller. "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One when asked if Trump was considering firing Mueller . Read More »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe - lawyer

Mueller, the special counsel named by the US Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin. Read More »

Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill

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The dogs ranged in age from puppies that were just a few weeks old, to adult dogs and elderly animals. Their paws appeared to be infected and were especially large for Great Danes. The deceptive website showed the dogs playing outside or in clean areas, when in fact they were kept in neglectful conditions. The Humane Society describes puppy mills as "inhumane commercial dog breeding facilities". Read More »

Special prosecutor Mueller boosts his team for US Russian investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet . The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. Read More »

President Trump's Lawyer: He's Not Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

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Trump's tweet was posted more than a day after a Washington Post story reported that "Five people briefed on the interview requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly", confirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller , appointed to look into allegations that members of the Trump administration colluded with Russian Federation to interfere with the election, was investigating whether or not Trump had sought to obstruct ... Read More »

Trump personal attorney says president not under investigation

Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating the Russian Federation investigation and President Trump, has added 13 lawyers as part of a high-powered team to help with the wide-ranging probe. In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Read More »

Lawyer claims Trump not included in Russian Federation probe

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Last week it was revealed that Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice for the way in which he fired FBI Director James Comey . Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's views of the unfolding investigation. Read More »

Congressional charity baseball game practice shooting update

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Capitol Police officer and two others. Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition, but his health is improving, the Congressman's surgeon said two days after Scalise was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game . She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving. Hours before the shooting , he posted to the Facebook group page "Terminate the Republican Party ", calling the Republicans "thieving" and "cheating". Read More »

FBI offers $10K reward to help find missing Chinese scholar

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U. of I. Police recovered security footage from a parking deck that shows a black Saturn Astra four-door hatchback pulling up alongside Zhang as she stood on the sidewalk near North Goodwin Avenue and West Clark Street. Family friend Dr. Kim Tee called Zhang "very reserved" and that the family has "no record of where she's at". A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay the expenses of Zhang's family during the search here. Read More »

U.S. officer cleared for fatal shooting of man

On Saturday, people marched in downtown Minneapolis. Castile had a permit. He had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm in the shooting . They contended that Castile was not a threat. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued a statement calling Castile's death a "terrible tragedy", while emphasizing the ongoing efforts to improve police-community relations. Read More »

Russian Federation inquiry: Vice-President Pence hires lawyer

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Trump's tweet Friday reflected the first official confirmation that he is being investigated by the special counsel for the reasons he fired Comey last month. Earlier this week, the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump. For two days after Trump fired Comey, in a televised interview Trump said he was thinking of the Russian probe when he fired Comey, which seems to mean he fired Comey because Comey would not end the Russian probe. Read More »