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Trump 'Feels Vindicated' by Comey Testimony

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But Trump said two days later that he was going to fire Comey "regardless of recommendation". All the commercial broadcast networks covered it live , joining cable news networks and a flurry of online outlets, while some Washington bars opened early so patrons could watch. Read More »

The Market Shows Relief Over Comey Testimony

On Wednesday, Reed and his fellow committee members questioned Trump's national security team on Russia's potential meddling with the 2016 presidential election . "If the president asked him to do that, that is a serious matter", said Risch. On CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront", Lieberman was asked if Trump sought any form of a loyalty pledge during their discussions, which occurred after Trump fired Comey. Read More »

House, Senate accuse each other of inaction on critical legislation

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Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Gov. Greg Abbott . He added: "As far as I'm concerned, it was enough and we will go no further". The House was expected to vote on six bills stemming from a task force's recommendations aimed at decreasing the state's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate and saving millions of dollars annually. Read More »

Rep. Al Green, Facing Death Threats, Makes Good On Impeachment Pledge

Green's criticisms focus on Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey , who was leading the administration's probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections. They don't even have the backing of many fellow Democrats. "I do not do this for political purposes", he said in that House speech, from May 17. "The question is whether the House of Representatives will allow an obstruction of justice with impunity". Read More »

Patrick, Straus deadlocked over 'bathroom bill'

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Action on the tax, education and budget fronts is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday along with an effort to wrap up voting on bills related to requirements of abortion providers and the exemption of public health facilities from state law granting access to people carrying concealed weapons. Read More »

United Kingdom contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

The 54-year-old from Runcorn said he would vote Labour , as he always had, but wanted all party leaders to say more about how they would deal with terror after three attacks in Britain in three months. As a result, the extent of her control over her fractious party and of her margin for manoeuvre going into the Brexit talks will hinge on the size of her majority, and on whether it is perceived to be a significant improvement on Cameron's. Read More »

Trump names his pick for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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How is it remotely OK that Trump insinuated Comey should be grateful to him for loyalty? Yet another bit of breaking news which arrived by way of President Trump's Twitter account . The testimony, released Wednesday, details how Trump demanded "loyalty" from Comey months before deciding to fire him. She told reporters she needs time to review his credentials. Read More »

Trump heading to Ohio to talk infrastructure

Earlier this week, the White House said, "The president aims to give states and localities the ability to address their own critical infrastructure needs and to collaborate with private enterprises where it makes sense". Trump's plan is "way too much about helping his golfing buddies", Polis said. "Sometimes it would be good if he said less, maybe, on Twitter ", Chrisman said. Read More »

President Trump nominates new FBI Director with Atlanta ties

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In private practice at the Atlanta office of King & Spalding LLC, Wray specializes in white collar and internal investigations. The unit represents companies and individuals in white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. Comey's testimony and Mueller's final findings from his special investigation - plus whatever the other four ongoing congressional probes uncover - could ratchet up pressure on Republicans in Congress to finally abandon the president. Read More »

Steve Spurrier says time was right for Bob Stoops to retire

It was the start of an interesting journey for Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops and new Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman . He will step down with a 190-48 career record; he never had a losing record at Oklahoma. Or maybe it makes him more available? While Stoops was not able to bring another national championship to Norman, he did lead Oklahoma to three more BCS championship games and a spot in the College Football Playoff two years ago. Read More »

Coats, Rogers Won't Discuss Talks With Trump About Russia Probe

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Wednesday at the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he had never "felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way " with an ongoing investigation. Warner doubled down, asking, "Did the president in reports that are out there ask you in any way shape or form to back off or downplay the Russian Federation investigation?" Burr also reminded the officials that if they can not answer questions in a public setting because doing ... Read More »

Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are, 'Statements By The President Of The United States'

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In the immediate aftermath of the recent London terror attack, Trump used the platform to pick a fight with London Mayor Sadiq Khan while also posting support for the United Kingdom after the attack. But Monday morning's series of messages shows Trump will rarely, if ever, break his Twitter habit. The media would love for Trump to stop tweeting!, Trump's advisers insist. Read More »

Gennett slugs four homers to power Reds

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The hit gave the Reds a 5-0 advantage. With their fifth consecutive loss, the Cardinals plunged into fourth place in the National League Central, 3½ games back of the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers and a half-game back of the third-place Reds . Read More »

DC Bar Serving Free Drinks When Trump Tweets About Comey

According to his testimony's opening statement , Mr Comey will say the president asked him to drop and inquiry into a fired National Security advisor Mike Flynn. He said, "I wish him luck". Comey confirmed in the written testimony that he had told Trump that he was not personally under investigation . About two weeks later, Comey said, Trump called and asked what was being done to underscore that he himself was not under investigation. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Won't Try to Block Comey's Testimony to Congress

Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. Asked Friday if the White House might invoke executive privilege, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters: "That committee hearing was just noticed, and I think obviously it's got to be reviewed". Read More »

Trump takes aim at key anti-ISIS ally Qatar in tweets

The minister did not specify what he wanted from Qatar, saying that "a number of steps can be taken, they know it". Reuters believes that the hawkish tone Trump brought in his visit to over 50 Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Tehran and on terrorism is seen to have laid the groundwork for the new diplomatic crisis. Read More »

Intel Officials Won't Publicly Testify On Private Trump Talks

Rogers, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , Director of National Intelligence Director Dan Coats , and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified Wednesday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. When asked about comments made by former DNI chief James Clapper suggesting the Watergate allegations "pale in comparison" to what's happening now with the Russian meddling allegations, Warner told "CBS This Morning", "This has got more moving parts than Watergate or any ... Read More »

Eric Trump calls father's critics 'not even people'

In addition, more than $500,000 in donations were given to other charities , " many of which were connected to Trump family members or interests, including at least four groups that subsequently paid to hold golf tournaments at Trump courses", the magazine reported . Read More »