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President Trump tweets of 'witch hunt' amid ongoing Russia investigation

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According to the Washington Post , special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is looking at Trump for obstruction and Trump associates for "possible financial crimes". Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called the accusation in the Post unfounded and said it "changes nothing". First, it makes it virtually impossible for the President and his administration to dismiss this probe as a sideshow or small potatoes or a distraction somehow created by the biased media. Read More »

Democratic US lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses

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Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn., as the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit , which is being filed in U.S. District Court in Washington , D.C. So far, some 190 Democratic members of Congress have signed on. Other legal scholars were sceptical, particularly since the lawsuit was filed only by Democrats, the minority party in both houses of Congress. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , or CREW, a watchdog group led by Norman Eisen, the chief White House ethics lawyer for ... Read More »

Putin denies relationship with former NSA Michael Kelly

Flynn - who stepped down in February after admitting that he misled VP Mike Pence about communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak - was seen in a photo from December 2015 at a table with Putin. "Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russian Federation", he continued. "After the speech he gave, he continued, ".we talked about something else, then I got up and left". Read More »

Trump calls reports of obstruction probe a 'witch hunt'

During his own dramatic testimony before the same Senate committee last week, Comey said he felt he was sacked in large part because he refused to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible nefarious ties between Russian officials and Trump's campaign adviser and first national security adviser, retired Lt. Read More »

Scalise undergoes third surgery since shooting

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But the 4th District Republican said stepped-up security for congressional members must be balanced against the need to meet with those they represent. The popular and gregarious member is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the job of House whip several years ago. Read More »

Social media posts shed light on James Hodgkinson

It is not known to what capacity that Hodgkinson worked on the Sanders' campaign, but it was on a volunteer basis in his home state of IL. "He never expressed himself, at least to me politically", the former mayor said. A portrait of Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont and the first Jewish candidate to win major nominating contests in a presidential primary season when he vied a year ago for the Democratic presidential nod, is the background photo on Hodgkinson's Facebook page . Read More »

Donald Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

Trump to the White House . "I guess you feel like you just need to trust your president", said Richardson, a retiree from Meade County, Kentucky. Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller . "We are talking about an attack on our democratic institutions, and stonewalling of any kind is unacceptable". "I am not stonewalling", Session fired back. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes a third surgery after Alexandria shooting

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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 ". Asked if he's confident Scalise will pull through, Richmond told reporters Thursday, "I'm prayerful he will pull through". He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time" when Sen. Read More »

Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

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It comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence. This is a major change. Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will testify in open session before the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in last year's election campaign. Read More »

Investigators piece together last movements of baseball practice shooter

The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a small business owner in IL who defined himself publicly by his firm support of Bernie Sanders' progressive politics - and his hatred of conservatives and President Donald Trump. Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered subjects from federal land management to cybersecurity. Read More »

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witchhunt

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The claims about the Trump probe were reported by several United States media, including CNN , the Washington Post , the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal . The National Security Agency (NSA) said it would "fully cooperate with the special counsel". 'But it is going to be investigated and so we will soon know, ' he continued, The Hill reported. Read More »

Capitol Police officers saved lives after Congressional baseball practice shooting

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The Democrat running for Iowa's 4th Congressional District dropped out on June 3, citing threats to her safety, among other reasons. Alexandria police say the suspect is in custody. Scalise and the others had been at the GOP team's baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, when they were shot. Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire. Read More »

Explosion hits crowded Kabul Shiite mosque

It also followed a string of violent events in the city, including a suicide bombing that killed 90 and injured 400 last month. Another policeman was wounded. This is the third major attack on a Shia Kabul mosque by Islamic State since October 2016, with 14 and 30 killed in previous such assaults. He said the attackers fled to the building's kitchen shortly after police opened fire on them but they blew up their explosive vests, killing one police and one civilian near them. Read More »

May orders public inquiry into tower fire

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The death toll has risen from the 12 reported fatalities yesterday, as Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy has confirmed 17 people have been found dead. Police say the rescue operations could take weeks. More than £1 million has been raised to help those affected as fire tore through the 24-storey building while volunteers and charities helped with feed and shelter people who could not return to their homes overnight. Read More »

Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , a staff member, and at least two Capitol Hill police agents were shot at the practice. Congressman Ryan released a stement on the shooting , saying he was "sickened" by it. President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, made a hospital visit on Wednesday evening. Democrat Nanette Barragan said it will be "bittersweet" when she takes the field for her first congressional baseball game Thursday. Read More »

Death toll in London high-rise fire goes up to 17

May said an inquiry, which is an official review of government action, was needed to ensure "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". This handout image received by local resident Natalie Oxford shows the fire still raging at dawn. "I'm 100 meters away and I'm absolutely covered in ash", eyewitness George Clarke told the BBC . "It was fully on fire". I went all around the building and was surprised to see there weren't that many residents. Read More »

May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire

Outside, residents who had survived praised the firefighters but blamed the fire on official neglect. British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the site of the fire on Thursday where she talked to those involved in the rescue effort. "The flames, I have never seen anything like it". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was "very angry" and that residents' concerns about fire safety had not been listened to. Read More »

ICE Arrests 10 More Men in Saratoga Springs

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The rapid response network will be staffed entirely by volunteers, all of whom undergo careful training, particularly the legal observers. Fear and misinformation can easily spread through the community, she said. "As an undocumented person, I myself am anxious about what's going to happen if there's a raid, if an ICE officer comes to our office, for example". U.S. Read More »

Guns on Virginia shooter were purchased legally

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Sanders confirmed that Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign past year and said in a statement he was "sickened by this despicable act ". She said her husband wanted to go to Washington to work with people to change the tax brackets. According to the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity website, Thursday's game will still be held at Nationals Park. Read More »

White House begins its government reorganization

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The former SC congressman added that none of this was necessarily "unusual". Mnuchin wants a clean hike to the debt ceiling, and has vowed to preside over a drama-free process. But it could be more hard for House Republicans to leverage the debt ceiling with a Republican in the White House. Republicans have often needed Democratic votes on debt hike bills in the House, and in the Senate they would need at least eight Democratic votes to clear a filibuster. Read More »