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

Eventually he conceded that he didn't want to reveal what the President had said , in case Mr Trump decides later to invoke executive privilege to keep those conversations under wraps. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Sessions that the Mayflower "plot line" if true - Sessions and Kislyak meeting in plain sight to collude - would be "the greatest caper in the history of espionage". Read More »

Trump Officially Under Investigation


Trump, in a series of morning tweets , reverted back to the tone that won him the White House, slamming the investigation a day after he called for unity in the wake of a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that injured several people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: death toll rises to 17 after London fire

Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of Grenfell Tower yesterday morning and a Reuters cameraman saw a big piece of cladding falling from the building, 32 hours after fire engulfed the building. "It will be imperative that the causes of this fire are fully investigated to determine how such awful tragedies could be avoided in the future". "This is a major fire that's affected all floors of the 24-story structure from the second floor upwards". Read More »

Korea's new president says threat from North Korea 'more dire' than ever

The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer has developed unusually cosy ties with the North's young leader over the course of at least four previous trips to the country. It is a book about negotiating the best business deals. Rodman , wearing green nail varnish, also gave the minister a copy of Where's Waldo? "The Totally Essential Travel Collection", a mermaid puzzle , two sets of soap and two autographed jerseys. Read More »

Mueller probe now includes investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice

The special counsel investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign is interviewing senior intelligence officials to determine whether or not President Trump impeded the FBI's probes. Trump - while not under oath , it's worth noting - has insisted flatly that he had never urged Comey to slow or stop the Flynn investigation. Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the committee seek ... Read More »

Trump mocked federal investigators in his tweet


The moves clearly tries to aim at proving that the president tried to influence the Russian Federation investigation through conversations he had with Mr. The report came on Mr Trump's 71st birthday. Coats told associates that Trump had asked him if he could intervene with Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. Read More »

Vadodara: Farmers to protest demanding implementation of Swaminathan Committee report


As part of their nationwide call, farmers owing allegiance to different unions will block traffic for three hours on Friday on all national highways across Haryana, a senior BKU leader said on Thursday. Agitated over the Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur firing incident which led to the death of six innocent farmers, the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Haryana unit has announced to block national highways in the state on Friday to protest against the BJP Government. Read More »

China nursery blast leaves 7 dead, 66 injured


The blast happened at around 4:50 the front gate of the kindergarten in Fengxian County in east China's Jiangsu Province when children were leaving the school, officials were quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency. "Many people could be dead", he said. Graphic footage from the scene show dozens of victims lying on the ground outside the school. It is the latest in a string of tragedies to strike school children in China in recent months. Read More »

Australia selectors name squad for Bangladesh tour, Mitchell Starc omitted


O'Keefe was Australia's joint-leading wicket taker with 19 during the recent Indian tour but was fined $20,000 in April for making "highly inappropriate comments" toward a female cricketer at an awards night. The bulk of the squad that featured in India is expected to make up the travelling group to a country where Australia has not played a Test match in 11 years. Read More »

Senator Bernie Sanders Issues Statement on Shooting of Rep. Scalise


Victims have been transported to local hospitals, police said. "And our deepest thanks again to the superb Capitol Police who protect all who work in or visit the capitol". Authorities are also searching his Belleville home. Trump called for national unity in the wake of the shooting, as did House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More »

Focus shifts from shooting to Congressional Baseball Game

Three, he wanted to get as much information about how, you know, I could help. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. "They don't deserve this, I don't deserve this, my daughters don't deserve all this". Hodgkinson also used his letters to praise the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston protest and expressed his disappointment about Massachusetts' own John Kerry losing the 2004 presidential election. Read More »

Uh Oh! Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice


The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, has reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S President Donald Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe. Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice , but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out". Read More »

Brexit talks to start Monday: Britain

The new United Kingdom government is yet to take a final shape despite announcement of new Cabinet members as a final deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) gets worked out. Though Foster supported Brexit , she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union , given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. Read More »

Scalise undergoes more surgery as authorities track shooter's history


But Nancy Pelosi , the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, criticized some Republicans who have blamed the shooting on vitriol from the political left. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, referring to the assailant in Wednesday's shooting. "Everybody in this room, including the reporters, God bless you, God bless America", Trump said. Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating President Trump for Obstruction of Justice

Mueller is said to be interviewing as early as this week three top intelligence officials as part of the probe, the Post reported , citing "five people briefed on the requests". In a testament to how far Republicans have gone to lower the bar for Trump, the same party captained by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s to be Russia-wary is silent on the prospect that Donald Trump and his associates have unusually close ties to the former Soviet Union. Read More »

Pak violates ceasefire in Rajouri: army


However, the Indian Army retaliated strongly and befittingly to the cease fire violation, the source further said. He loved his job to the core. The wreath laying ceremony of Bakhtawar Singh will be held on Saturday in Rajouri. Two Pakistani soldiers were on Wednesday killed in retaliatory fire after they breached the truce, targeting forward posts and civilians areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts. Read More »

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter may be tied to '16 campaign

Former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who chatted with Hodgkinson at the gym, said he assumed the man was homeless because he wore pretty much the same outfit every day and carried a bag full of extra clothes. Steve Scalise and several others. A real estate agent who has worked with Hodgkinson told the News-Democrat that "from a business standpoint, he did not seem like he is a radical - opinionated but not a radical". Read More »

Ernst: allow 'time period' for 'feedback' on Senate GOP's health care bill


Nothing, despite the fact that the only thing now on the table, the American Health Care Act to repeal Obamacare that was passed May 4, has an approval rating below 20 percent. "We can't pay for what we already have: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security". "Not one thing", said Schwartzkopf, suggesting that Republicans seem to be pushing budget writers toward potentially drastic spending cuts rather than agreeing on an equal mix of cuts and tax increases, as proposed by Democratic Gov. Read More »

Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders


The alleged assailant, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson , was killed in a shootout with officers, two of whom were wounded, along with a congressional aide and a lobbyist. The FBI says it is actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations". Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter, a frequent voice on conservative cable news and talk radio, describing the gunman as ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders Fundraised Off Giffords Shooting, Blamed GOP Rhetoric For Violence

Four victims were shot and two had secondary injuries after a gunman opened fire at a practice for a Congressional baseball game on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. After news of the shooting spread on Wednesday, Scalise received many well wishes from his fellow Congress members on both sides of the aisle. In a statement , a Facebook spokesperson said the company was "shocked and saddened by the incident that took place this morning". Read More »

The attorney general's amnesia

However, FBI Director Robert Mueller and his assistant James Comey (as well as Jack Goldsmith, the Justice Department's legal adviser) didn't believe it passed constitutional muster. quickly retweeted to his own 1.7 million followers. His refusals to comment, including about conversations with Trump on Comey's firing, repeatedly irked committee Democrats. Read More »