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Lawmakers Issue Requests For Comey's Memo Regarding Flynn Investigation

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Only an attorney working for Trump can give the president unvarnished, unconflicted advice without fear it will become public. To lawyer Luskin, the talk of criminal charges misses the point. So, for instance, White House lawyers might be reluctant to defend direct communications between the president and Justice Department officials about an ongoing investigation. Read More »

Puerto Rico militant free after 36 years

He helped the socialist revolutionary group FALN, of which he was a member, obtain weapons and carry out attacks such as the bombing of Fraunces Tavern in downtown Manhattan, which killed four. "True, the 74-year-old probably no longer threatens the community; and yes, 35 years is a long time, perhaps even "a sufficient amount of time", as a senior administration official put it. Read More »

Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash

The army and local settlers claim the man first shot in the air. The Palestinian killed was identified by the health ministry as Muataz Bani Shemsay, 23, from a village near Nablus. Israel transferred the estimated 1,300 hunger-striking Palestinian political prisoners to three prisons with nearby hospitals late on Wednesday, according to a Palestinian official. Read More »

U.S. says Assad using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

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This satellite image depicts the same section of the Saydnaya facility in 2013 (left) and in 2016. To make the most of the few days set aside for this round of discussions, United Nations officials said al-Jaafari was likely to return for a second session with the special envoy in the evening. Read More »

Army detonate huge Second World War bomb in Birmingham

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West Midlands Ambulance Service's Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer Steve Wheaton shared the footage of the bomb and it was destroyed. It was dropped on Birmingham during the Blitz. Dozens of people spent the night in a rest centre as hundreds of nearby homes were evacuated. Local history professor Carl Chinn from the University of Birmingham said German bombers attacked the city, known as a major British munitions center, in 1940, killing about 2,000 people. Read More »

Fired FBI Director James Comey called to testify before House Oversight Committee

The FBI said it has no contact information for him. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said late on Tuesday that the developments had reached "Watergate size and scale". Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said: "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". Flynn left his post in February after media reports that he misled the vice president about his contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Obstruction of Justice? Former Federal Prosecutors Weigh In On Trump

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The daily Trump-Comey-Flynn imbroglio and its potential legal ramifications for President Donald Trump suggest it may be time-or past time-for the embattled president to "lawyer up", veteran white-collar defense lawyers say. President Donald Trump has lashed out at his critics claiming no politician in history has been treated worse than him. "They've sort of gone into hiding right now and I think that's an indication of how alarmed they are". Read More »

Trump assails naming of counsel as 'witch hunt'

The decision to move to an independent probe came a week after Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, sparking a political firestorm as the agency was in the midst of an investigation into the Russian Federation matter. The surprise announcement to hand the probe over to Mueller, a lawman who garners deep bipartisan respect, was a striking shift for Trump's Justice Department, which had resisted increasingly loud calls from Democrats for an outside prosecutor. Read More »

Labour gains eight points in new poll, narrowing Conservative lead

In his challenge, read out by ITV political editor Robert Peston, the Labour leader said: "Hello Theresa May, as Prime Minister you've served your elite friends by giving them tax cuts when wages have stagnated, house building is at its lowest since the 1920s, there are 20,000 fewer police on our streets since 2010 and the NHS is in crisis". Read More »

Maine Sen. Collins wants to hear directly from Comey

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Investors instead turned to safe haven assets, with the price of spot gold rising 1.5% to $1,255 per ounce. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". Read More »

Donald Trump's travel ban has another day in court

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Katyal, former President Barack Obama's one-time acting Solicitor General, has taken on the representation of the plaintiffs who stopped the executive order's implementation in March when a federal court in Hawaii ruled in their favor. "This case is not Korematsu", Wall said. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, representing the White House, argued the revised executive order doesn't say anything about religion and should be assessed on face value, not defined by statements made before ... Read More »

Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

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The seasonally-adjusted rate is 1 percent lower than it was this time past year. The leisure and hospitality sector had the largest increase of 1,600 jobs. Over the past year, the increase in part-time jobs at 111,300 has outpaced the rise in full-time employment of 80,700. The state also added 1,200 jobs in that timeframe. Read More »

Troop leader 'stole $26000 worth of Girl Scout cookies'

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Girl Scout Cookies are the biggest fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of America and are set up to both help benefit the troops individually and to help the girls learn how to budget and manage money. Vick oversaw the the ordering for her unit. Other outlets reported the troop leader set up multiple troops in Kentucky, though numerous girls listed as participants weren't actually involved in the Girl Scouts . Read More »

The odds of Trump's impeachment just spiked in betting markets

Al Green (D-Texas) says in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper. This accusation comes after president Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey , who was overseeing the investigation to determine if the president's election campaign had any Russian influence. Read More »

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

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Officials who described the calls to Reuters said they saw no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the two, though it does contradict past claims by the Trump campaign and President Donald Trump. Putin is godfather to Medvedchuk's daughter. Trump expressed his anger over the special counsel on Twitter on May 18: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" In that same interview, ... Read More »

Mohamed Bamba Commits to Texas Basketball Over Duke, Kentucky

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Duke's recent run of recruiting luck ran out on Thursday morning, as blue-chip forward Mohamed Bamba announced his decision to attend Texas. However, it needed another elite post player to become a true national title favorite for next season, but that won't come from Bamba. Read More »

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

The first case in the country was first confirmed on Friday in a northern province. The epidemic, which is now small, is in remote Bas-Uele province, near the northern border with the Central African Republic. Nigeria's Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole , has called for heightened vigilance and intensified awareness efforts on symptoms of hemorrhagic fevers following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More »

Quiz the leaders: Join the audience for May v Corbyn

Labour said it will not try to overturn Britain's decision to leave the European Union, but will "negotiate a deal that preserves jobs and access to the single market" and maintains standards of workers' rights established under the EU. The Labour party has been accused of taking the ethnic minority vote for granted; in 2010, 68 per cent voted for the party, compared to 16 per cent for the Conservatives. Read More »

Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina told reporters that Flynn's lawyer has informed the panel he will not abide by a subpoena for private documents. Flynn was sacked from his position as Trump's national security adviser in February. The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election that ... Read More »

Many French Voters Yet to be Convinced by Macron

Fico's statement, provided for the TASR newswire by his spokesperson, declares that the French people have elected their president in a free election and this decision needs to be respected. There is something I can't figure out that didn't work. President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation joined a chorus of world leaders, including President Donald Trump, who have congratulated Macron. Read More »

Rep. Justin Amash First GOP Lawmaker to Raise Impeachment for Trump

Also on Tuesday, a new poll shows almost half of US voters (48 percent) said they would support Trump's impeachment, while only 41 percent would oppose such charges. "We see political schizophrenia developing in the U.S. These allegations cannot be explained in any other way", Putin said at a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Sochi. Read More »

Congress wants to 'hear from' Comey about bombshell report

The White House disputed Comey's account of the February conversation concerning Flynn, but did not offer specifics. Trump has frequently tasked aides and surrogates with delivering apparently false or misleading statements or to aggressively argue points that the president later contradicts. Read More »

ACLU Files to Get Comey's Memo on Trump Conversation

Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former US attorney. Nor is the Comey memo. We have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. On Tuesday, The New York Times was the first to report on a February memo by Comey that suggested Trump asked him to lay off Flynn. Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, tweeted: '@GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. Read More »