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Trump's Attempt to Go After Comey Could Backfire

The main question circulated by the USA mainstream media was whether Trump made efforts to thwart the investigation into alleged Russian "interference" in the United States 2016 presidential election. But I did not say that. However, Trump and his attorney have disputed Comey's other assertions, including his claim that the president sought a pledge of loyalty. Read More »

Sessions forcefully defends self

Sessions , a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said in his opening statement that it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or participated in any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign . Read More »

Cellphone video captures gunshots as Congress members were shot at in Alexandria

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Doyle announced that his team would invite the Republican players to have dinner with them at the National Democratic Club on Wednesday night, so the two teams could dine together before tomorrow's game. No other deaths have been reported from the shooting. Scalise (R) was hospitalized in critical condition. Photographer Marty LaVor was a witness to the shooting. Read More »

Military vows not to bomb Marawi mosques

So far, the military has killed militants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi, Yemen, Chechnya, Pakistan, Turkey, Morocco and India. The president himself, Duterte, also confirmed USA military officials were in the area, but he claimed , "I never approached any American to say , 'Tumulong kayo (Help us)". Read More »

How the congressional shooting unfolded

Mo Brooks, R-Ala. The subject line: "One down, 216 to go". We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. The Capitol Police stepped up security around the Capitol immediately after the shooting while leaving buildings in the complex open to the public. "We were scared", Mr Flieschmann said, as they were ushered by armed police officers toward a nearby bus. Read More »

Counter terrorism police have arrested a man at Sydney airport

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New South Wales Police said the man was arrested at 10:00 local time on Thursday (midnight GMT). The 22-year-old, wearing tracksuit trousers, joggers and a woollen beanie was handcuffed and escorted out of Sydney Airport by two plain-clothes officers, a police photo shows. Read More »

Shooting: 'I am sickened by this despicable act'

Hodgkinson , who ran a home inspection business, has a police record. By midday on Wednesday, his Facebook page, which was still active, included many condemnations, many along the lines of "rot in hell". The confrontation spilled outside as the daughter and a friend tried to flee in a vehicle. He then allegedly sliced into her seatbelt with a pocket knife and choked her as she tried to drive away. Read More »

Reactions to Jeff Sessions' Testimony on Trump and Russia

Sessions was asked about all of this under oath Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, the lead congressional committee on Russian Federation. The president has denied asking Comey to drop the Flynn matter. Among those in attendance was Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of hedge fund manager and billionaire Robert Mercer whose pro-Trump super-PAC reportedly ran attack ads on Comey. Read More »

24-Story London Tower Erupts in Flames

Mahad, who was a resident of Grenfell Tower, struggled to get his words out as he tried to describe the very bad scenes of people "jumping out of windows" as the fire tore through the flats. Relevant to your professional network? "A lot of people said 'help, help, help.' The fire brigade could only help downstairs". Buildings located next to Grenfell Towers have been evacuate, considering the risk of fire escalating or debris damaging the neighbouring structures. Read More »

Republican Lawmakers Seen Joking and Playing Baseball a Week Before Shooting

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He was in critical condition following surgery, the hospital said . Despite the shooting on Wednesday that injured several members of Congress, the game is still scheduled to be played on Thursday at Nationals Park . According to his office, he spoke to his wife by phone before going into surgery. Scalise, 51, represents the 1st District of Louisiana . Scalise is a graduate of Louisiana State University. Read More »

Congressman, Others Shot At Baseball Practice

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It was unclear whether the email writer was referring to that vote. That's the only reason why Capitol Police were at the scene when shots were fired, Paul said. The assailant later died after the incident. No other members of Congress were shot. In 2011, a gunman shot Rep. And this security person stepped out of a Suburban and had a handgun and yelled, 'Drop your weapon!' And the person shot that guard, and he or she fell in front of us. Read More »

Romania's ruling party to decide on premier's fate

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Grindeanu was defiant, saying later: "I am not resigning", and adding: "This is the government of Romania, not of the executive committee of the Social Democratic Party". But Firea on Monday confirmed that she had refused the post, while Dan said she only found out about the posibility of her promotion on television. Read More »

Sessions' Testimony in 7 Minutes

The probe over the possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation is now in the hands of special counsel Bob Mueller following the Comey dismissal. "I'll answer in closed session .'" After Heinrich noted that Sessions had no legal right to remain silent, and the president had not exerted executive privilege , Sessions responded by stating outright that his unwillingness to respond was an attempt to protect the president. Read More »

Shooting at U.S. lawmakers' baseball practice

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A senior administration official said the mood inside the hospital was somber during Trump's visit, which came hours after Scalise emerged from surgery still in critical condition after suffering a single rifle shot to his hip. "Our fearless Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill and their sacrifice makes democracy possible". "We are united in our anguish". Read More »

Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

You may watch those videos below. "NBC mentions shooter's social media page, BUT WON'T TELL US WHAT IT SAYS". As the day progressed, the names of the shooter and the Congressional Representatives who were struck were revealed. Matt Mika, a Tysons Food lobbyist and former congressional staffer, is also in critical condition. James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois wounded four people, including Congressman Steve Scalise , two U.S. Read More »

May inches toward deal to stay in power

May's catastrophic showing in Thursday's election has caused consternation in the European Union , which is keen to push through the disruptive Brexit process as soon as possible. Labour won 262 seats in the general election and is now 64 short of a majority in the Commons. Colin Talbot, a professor of government at the University of Manchester, said the Paris trip is part of May's strategy to improve her position at home. Read More »

Trump under investigation over Comey firing

The question on the minds of many of those in Congress was whether Sessions was aware of Trump's possible ulterior motive in firing the former FBI Director Comey from his post . Mueller served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director prior to Comey was appointed to that position in September 2013. The Post calls it "a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation ". Read More »

Bernie Sanders Condemns 'Despicable' Alexandria Shooter, 'Apparently' Former Campaign Volunteer

Hodgkinson was still in IL as recently as March, when the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to a "shots fired" call and found Hodgkinson shooting a hunting rifle. Rodney Davis of IL. Social media profiles that appeared to belong to Hodgkinson contained pro-Sanders and anti-Trump messages. Mark Longabaugh, who worked on Sanders' presidential campaign, said the senator struck the right tone in his comments after the shooting, avoiding finger-pointing and not arguing for any ... Read More »

WashPo: Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Andrew McCabe, who is leading the agency as acting director, promised the Senate Intelligence Committee that Comey's firing would not affect the investigation and that he will notify the committee of any attempt to delay or derail it. Asked whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice, Comey testified last week: "I don't know". Coulter suggested that because Comey had testified that Trump hadn't been personally under investigation while he was FBI director, the goal of ... Read More »

Blaze engulfs apartment block in London

Surrey Fire and Rescue is advising if anyone here is in contact with family or friends who live in the building, to tell them to wrap themselves in something wet and get out if possible. "I could hear the people screaming "help me", and nothing could be done". "The flames - I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11", she said. Read More »

GOP Rep. On Shooting: 'I Felt Like I Was Back In Iraq'

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Wenstrup served as a combat surgeon in Iraq and likened treating Scalise's wounds to his tours there. An aide for Wenstrup said the congressman said the event was like "being in Iraq again, only without his weapon". After police had the shooter "down", Brooks said, members of Congress deferred to Wenstrup. "You assess their wounds, and you cut down their clothes and look for the wound and make sure you stop the bleeding". Read More »