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Did James Comey's testimony hurt Trump - or help him?

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In theory, yes. Such statutes were broadly drafted. Talk about meddling: Comey was especially unnerved in the February 14 meeting when Trump cleared the room to be alone with Comey . Discussing the meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Sen. "Why did he kick everybody out of the Oval Office?" The testimony raised questions about whether Trump sought to obstruct justice, and strongly recalled Comey's similarly dramatic appearance before Congress in 2007, ... Read More »

Comey's Testimony Gives Building Blocks for Obstruction Case

It may prove injurious - possibly fatal - to the political fortunes of the Trump administration. The New York Times is standing by a disputed bombshell report from February that associates of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign "had repeated contacts" with senior Russian intelligence officials. Read More »

Stolen backhoe used in attempted ATM burglary

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The bungling thief was filmed trying to use the vehicle to break into the cash machine on June 1 at 4.30am in District Heights, Maryland. The video shows parts of the ATM strewn across the drive-thru lane. Detectives believe the man was also behind an ATM theft in March of 2016. Police in Prince George's County just released surveillance camera footage of the suspect pulling up to what appears to be a Bank of America in the stolen digger. Read More »

Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case

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Reality Winner has pleaded not guilty in the federal court to charges in connection with removing classified material from a government facility and giving it to an authorised person. Winner, dressed in an orange jumpsuit with the word "Inmate" on the back, spoke very little to Judge Brian Epps. "We don't know how much more she knows and how much more she remembers", Solari said. Read More »

Sean Spicer Admits That Trump's Tweets ARE Official Presidential Statements

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. While it's not unusual for a president to put pressure on judges or other politicians, Trump's tone in his tweets does stray from the norm. Trump's tweets are the most accurate representation of his administration's view, given they usually come directly from the President himself. Read More »

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

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While his unfiltered messages helped him reach voters who were exhausted of politics as usual during the campaign, experts said his outspoken nature on social media could hurt his presidency. Legal experts were quick to point out that Trump's tweet undercut the Department of Justice (DOJ) defense in court that the executive order was not a discriminatory travel ban. Read More »

May may not win United Kingdom poll says shock exit poll

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The threats are amplified because the election result comes just days before the United Kingdom begins Brexit negotiations with Brussels, bringing with them hard compromises that are likely to be hard to sell to hardliners within her own fractious party. Read More »

Trump Tweets About Russian Election Interference

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Deputy Foreign Minister for Russia Sergei Ryabkov said the leaks undermine cooperation between the two countries and that the Kremlin is now only conducting basic level exchanges with the Trump administration because the government is concerned the information could be end up in the hands of the media. Read More »

Gianforte to enter plea in assault case

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When he pressed for an answer, Jacobs said, he was "body-slammed". Gianforte, a technology executive, pledged in a letter on Wednesday to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists and apologized to reporter Ben Jacobs , who accused Gianforte of assaulting him on May 24. Read More »

Sessions offered to quit amid rising tensions with Trump

The Associated Press is reporting that Tuesday evening, a person familiar with the situation said Comey had asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to keep him from being alone with Trump . President Donald Trump has no intention to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite his frustration with Sessions for the handling of the administration's failed travel ban and for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, according to two White House officials. Read More »

Eric Trump on father's critics: 'To me, they're not even people'

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On Tuesday, Forbes reported that Eric Trump has diverted more than $1 million donations to his kids-cancer charity to Trump golf courses . During the first few years of its operation, the foundation put a little under $50,000 toward its annual golf event, and though this countered Eric's assertion that it was hosted "100 percent free of charge", it was more or less in line with what other charities would pay to use a Trump-owned facility. Read More »

Alabama executes man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

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Melson is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday at an Alabama prison. Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate for the shooting deaths of three fast food restaurant workers during a 1994 robbery. "It should not allow Mr Melson's execution to go forward in the face of botched executions and significant challenges to the constitutionality of Alabama's execution protocol". Read More »

Local Reaction To Missouri Special Session

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Louis reproductive anti-discrimination ordinance. Greitens made the call in a video posted to Twitter . Eric Greitens says he's calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to work on abortion policies. Currently, the only Missouri clinic performing abortions is in St. Louis. "The overreach by an activist federal judge and the Board of Aldermen in the City of St. Read More »

What we learned from Comey's testimony

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, in Washington. He hoped the news would trigger the appointment of a special counsel, which it did. But almost three hours of testimony did expose the methods of the highly political former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "I think it just drove some points", said Michael Gerhardt, a University of North Carolina law professor. Read More »

United Kingdom exit poll: May could lose majority in knife-edge vote

Former Chancellor George Osborne, who was sacked by Conservative leader Theresa May a year ago, said if the pollsters are right, it would be "completely catastrophic" for the Tories. By putting her fate in voters' hands, three years before an election was due, she had hoped to secure a much stronger mandate that would boost her in complex negotiations on the terms of Britain's European Union departure and its future trade relationship with the bloc. Read More »

Sens. Collins, King question Comey in high-stakes hearing

Comey added an element of intrigue to the hearings when he said he knew of a "variety of reasons" why Attorney General Jeff Sessions' involvement in the Russian Federation investigation would be problematic but that he couldn't discuss those reasons "in an open setting". Read More »

Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

A top Emirati diplomat has called U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets on Qatar "very courageous and extraordinary". Finally, he said, there's "Al Jazeera and other Qatari-funded media, which is just an irritant to these governments because they see Al Jazeera as the platform through which opposition members talk to their own publics". Read More »

Man's family pleased with charges filed in his death

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A night out for two Texas families turned into a deadly fight and now one man's family argues that justice isn't being done. Investigators said Shauna Thompson helped restrain Hernandez after Terry Thompson used a chokehold on him. "He looked me in the face and said, 'I'm not getting off him'". His family made the tough decision to remove breathing tubes after it was determined by doctors that Hernandez was brain dead. Read More »

Comey's Hearing Does Not Sway Opinions of Many Locals About President Trump

As Comey was testifying, Trump, in a speech across town, told supporters their movement was "under siege" and vowed to fight on. Had Comey detected such an attempt - and as an experienced former United States attorney, few people are better suited to determine whether Trump's conduct violated federal law - Comey would have been obligated to inform the attorney general. Read More »

PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite "Wrong" Criticism Of Mayor

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already suggested he would consider suspending the visit if he won, but Theresa May has said it will go ahead. A spokesman for Mr Khan said he had more important things to be doing than responding to Mr Trump's "ill-informed" tweet - but yesterday the USA leader posted a fresh attack to his 31.5 million Twitter followers. Read More »

Rift in the Gulf

President Donald Trump talks with Saudi King Salman as they pose for photos with leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia . Fellow Gulf states are also reported to have been angered by a huge ransom paid by Doha earlier this year to secure the release of a hunting party, which included members of the Qatari royal family, kidnapped in southern Iraq. Read More »