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White House Plays Down Talk of Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

I do believe he has the legal right to do it. He called me and we had a good chat. " Trump is definitely considering it ... it's not something that's being dismissed", Ruddy said. He has always been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, with many lawmakers praising Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein's pick. Read More »

Comey trusted more than Trump to tell the truth

Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that the president was not personally under investigation at the time of his firing on May 9. It is unclear whether Ledgett had direct contact with Trump or other top officials about the Russian Federation probe, but he wrote an internal NSA memo documenting the president's phone call with Rogers, according to officials. Read More »

What Sen. Wyden Does When He's Not Questioning Comey or Sessions

Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina laid out questions that he wanted addressed, including Sessions' meetings with Russian officials or proxies while working for the Trump campaign or as Attorney General. "We can not have persons in our intelligence agencies, our investigative agencies or in Congress leaking sensitive matters - and staff", he said. Jeff Sessions before swearing in to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington , D.C., June 13. Read More »

Girl mesmerized by bride, 'princess' from favorite book

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The husband, Scott, posted the photos to Imgur this week, saying he's hoping to find the little girl's mom so he can share the photos with her. In an interview with HuffPost, Shandace recalled the sweet little encounter on the street. The bride, Shandace Lerma, told Q13 News she was taking photos when she noticed the little girl and her mom staring. Well, she thought that the bride was the "princess" who is on the cover of her favourite book (again in a white dress). Read More »

USA official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killing

Speaking later in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said even he had "no 100 percent confirmation" that the ISIS leader had been successfully targeted. It is not clear who would replace al-Baghdadi if he was killed - the group has lost many of its senior commanders, killed in US -led airstrikes, including Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, said by USA officials to be the No. Read More »

Stonewalling Sessions Runs Away From Tough Questions in Senate Inquiry

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The special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election plans to interview two top United States intelligence officials about whether President Donald Trump sought their help to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off a related probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , according to three people familiar with the inquiry. Read More »

Theresa May orders public inquiry into tragic London tower blaze

Relatives and friends of the missing made increasingly desperate appeals for information, as it became increasingly clear that few are likely to have survived. Anger boiled over Friday afternoon with protests erupting in at least two places in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He added that the cladding fitted to the outside of the tower - and blamed by many residents for helping spread the fire - would not be used again. Read More »

Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for firing James Comey

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When the committee gets an answer to that question, it will be a lot closer to getting to the bottom of the Russian Federation collusion allegation than it is today. President Richard M. Nixon famously invoked the notion of executive privilege to try to withhold White House tapes of himself and others discussing the Watergate scandal, and he resigned not long after he lost in the Supreme Court and was ordered to turn the materials over. Read More »

Robert Mueller : Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader

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The White House clarification has come amidst reports that Trump is contemplating firing Mueller. Prominent radio host Mark Levin wrote on Facebook that "Mueller must step aside", while commentator Ann Coulter said there was no point in keeping him after Mr Comey confirmed that Mr Trump was not under investigation. Read More »

Trump confirms he is 'being investigated' for Comey firing

ABC News reported Friday that Rosenstein has privately acknowledged he may need to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation but has yet to seek a formal opinion on the matter. "Nice", he tweeted , then saying, as he has in the past, that he is the target of a historical witch hunt. The reality is former Director Comey suggests the president tried to influence the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

US Defense Secretary Mattis praises China on North Korea

Mattis welcomed China's economic development, and noted that there is a great space for friendly cooperation between China and the United States on many security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, especially the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, He Lei said. Read More »

Jennifer Rubin swings and misses at Jeff Sessions

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Sessions vigorously denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Trump to the White House. Read More »

Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

The two team managers, Republican Representative Joe Barton and Democratic Representative Mike Doyle, both vowed that their squads would win the charity game. Also shot were a congressional aide, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer. The question now is can the unity last after the Democrats routed the Republicans by a final score of 11-2. Read More »

Russia Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

The NSA said in statement that it will "fully cooperate with the special counsel, " and declined to comment further. Rosenstein took command of the investigation in early March, when Sessions announced that he was recusing himself due to his substantial role in Trump's presidential campaign past year. Read More »

Deadly Australia hostage-taking, shootout called a terror attack

Khayre, 29, called a broadcaster during the siege to say he was acting in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group. A second man had earlier been found dead from a gunshot wound, they said. Police said Khayre then hid outside of the apartment for officers, dressed in gloves and a balaclava and armed with a sawn-off shotgun. "We'll go through that and work it out". Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

An hour later he added: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" If Comey followed protocol, he would have shown his memos to the deputy attorney general or the director of a legal division, then entered or uploaded those files to government record. Read More »

Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

A Democratic senator on Thursday disputed President Trump's claim that the Russian Federation probe was the "single greatest witch hunt " in American history, arguing the Salem witch trials of the 17th century were worse. Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe. It's possible that Rosenstein ordered the obstruction probe before Mueller's appointment in May. Read More »

IS leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'

Elusive IS supremo Baghdadi has not been seen in public since proclaiming himself "caliph" in the Iraqi city of Mosul three years ago. The spokesman for the USA -led anti-Islamic State coalition says he can not confirm reports that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed. Read More »

Mueller said to examine whether Trump sought to slow probe

The White House has said Donald Trump "has no intention" of sacking the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. News of Mueller's interview plans with the intelligence chiefs comes in the recent aftermath of Trump associates publicly floating the idea that Trump might fire Mueller - or press the Justice Department to do so. Read More »

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

They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations. Read More »

Major terrorist activity foiled in DG Khan: ISPR

Pakistan's counterterrorism department says officers acting on intelligence have raided two militant hideouts, triggering shootouts in which two suspects were killed and three others arrested. In April, terrorists were planning to launch a major terrorist attack during Easter celebrations in Lahore. On February 22, Pakistan Army had announced to launch operation "Radd-ul- Fasaad" against terrorists all over the country. Read More »