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Comey's source handing documents to Federal Bureau of Investigation after leak revelation

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A Democratic senator says he expects tough questions for Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his involvement in the firing of FBI Director James Comey when he testifies to Congress on Tuesday. "I think he abused power", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "What we're talking about is a sitting president of the United States and whether the administration took an action to fire the FBI director in a historic way because of a desire to take the pressure off the Russian ... Read More »

UK election shock could delay and soften Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May waits for the result of the vote in her constituency at the count center for the general election in Maidenhead on June 9, 2017. "I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit which is outside the single market, outside the customs union with tight control over migration, and not giving much money into the EU pot in terms of paying for access", ... Read More »

London Tower Block Blaze Claims Several Lives

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Jamie said: "After the disaster last night of the fire in London , many families are stranded without any clothes or resources after losing everything". The said repairs, including the addition of some sort of cladding, had been made to the exterior of the block recently. Thirty people have been taken to five hospitals, LAS said . Read More »

I'm '100 percent' willing to testify under oath

We'll also hear from Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a top Trump critic, who said after the testimony that "the cloud hanging over this administration has just gotten a whole lot darker". And Comey admitted he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, betting - correctly - that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor. Read More »

Deadly fire rips through residential building in west London

At St. Clement's Church, where evacuees gathered, Hadra Hassad was trying to find one of her closest friends, who lived on the 21st floor. Fire chiefs said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes. London mayor Sadiq Khan has said the fire has been declared a "major incident". Read More »

Sessions calls accusations of Russian Federation collusion an 'appalling lie'

When Comey testified before the same Senate committee last week, the senators asked Comey how he would "characterize Attorney General Sessions's adherence to his recusal, in particular with regard to his involvement in your firing". Rosenstein said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so, and an order from the president would not necessarily qualify. Read More »

Fire engulfs tower block in London, reportedly claims lives

At least 50 were taken to hospital with injuries or suffering from smoke inhalation. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said questions would need to be answered over the safety of tower blocks. ET Tuesday). "We can only praise the fire services for their efforts". "I always open my windows and I heard some unusual noises outside", she said. Read More »

'Detestable Lie': Sessions Says He Didn't Collude With Russians

Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions. Can Sessions point to the policy, in writing, that allows him to not answer a whole host of our questions today. Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Fire spreads through London high-rise

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Local police said, "A number of people being treated for a range of injuries". She said there were "a number" of fatalities . Police have established a wide cordon amid fears the building might collapse. The witness identified as Samira Lamrani told Britain's Press Association she saw a woman try to save the baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor". Read More »

Theresa May is forming a minority government with support from the DUP

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May's gamble that she could capitalise on Britons' desire to quit the European Union and perceived weakness in the opposition Labour Party backfired on Thursday as voters stripped her of her parliamentary majority. Niblett said: "Having made Brexit the rationale for the election, she nevertheless made no effort during the campaign to explain how she would manage the negotiation or what a successful deal would look like". Read More »

Leahy angry Sessions canceled on appropriations hearing

That's yet another example of something we saw in last week's committee questioning of Comey - pro-Trump Republicans are willing to challenge the unproven implication of collusion with the Russians and defend their own honor, but seem unwilling to parrot the latest White House talking points. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs 27-story apartment tower in London

The building was constructed in 1974, according to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. A woman who volunteers at one of the local community centres where residents are being taken said dozens of children remain unaccounted for, as separated families desperately try to reunite with their loved ones. Read More »

London tower block blaze causes 'number of fatalities'

Ash Sha, 30, who witnessed the fire and has an aunt in the building who managed to escape from the second floor, said the local council had renovated the tower. According to the London Ambulance Service , 50 people were taken to hospitals across the city by mid morning on Wednesday. It's a question of establishing how many people were in there at the time of the fire . Read More »

May keeps mum after DUP talks

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Instead, the election obliterated her political authority and the party is trying to secure the support of the 10 Democratic Unionist Party lawmakers to assure passage of May's program. A senior Conservative source said: "We are making a lot of progress, it's all being done in the spirit of cooperation, with a real focus on strengthening the union and providing stability at this time". Read More »

Deadly Fire Engulfs 27-Story London Apartment, People Jumping Out of Building

Reporting from the scene in the immediate aftermath of the blaze , Sky News producer Dan Cairns said residents had been told that if they received calls for help from people inside, to tell them they needed to try and "self-evacuate". Clement's church are in wheelchairs and have been brought from adjacent buildings that were evacuated by firefighters because of fears the fire might spread. Read More »

Inmates Kill 2 Prison Bus Guards And Escape, Georgia Sheriff Says

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Authorities say Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, carjacked a getaway auto and are armed with the officers'.40 caliber Glock pistols. In a press conference, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the prisoners managed to get out of the bus cage and into the driver's compartment. Read More »

James Comey-Leaked Memos Now in Possession of FBI

Similarly, he did not answer whether Trump had expressed concern to Sessions about the attorney general's March decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Wyden said that answer didn't "Pass the smell test". There are none, Sen. - Sen. Ron Wyden to Sessions . "I'm not able to discuss with you, or confirm or deny, the nature of private conversations that I may have had with the President on this subject or others", Sessions told Sen. Read More »

Kamala Harris Was Interrupted During a Hearing About Trump and Russia, Again

Comey in characteristic dramatic and theatrical fashion alluded ominously to what you call innuendo. You either answer the question under oath, or you invoke executive privilege". Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Sessions whether Trump records his conversations in the White House. "A part of me does think that Jeff Sessions uses that line all the time though". Read More »

Republicans seek to clear air on whether Trump has Comey tapes

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Comey's testimony raised lingering questions surrounding Sessions' recusal from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "You can't run forever", Leahy said in a Twitter message to Sessions that also referred to "false testimony" by the attorney general about his contacts with Russian officials. Read More »

No new date for Brexit talks after European Union meeting

Theresa May's disastrous election result has thrown the Brexit negotiations into question with no clear sense of when they will begin or what sort of Brexit and future relationship the United Kingdom is now seeking. The various lobby groups, including former ministers still close to some in government, have been whirring with chatter and tactical planning about how to get their voices heard. Read More »