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Trump's social media director admonished for political tweet

The Office of Special Counsel did not mention any violations by Amash in its response to CREW. " #TrumpTrain , defeat him in primary", Scavino tweeted in April. CREW filed a complaint about Scavino's tweet and said the letter is a "Big win for CREW!" The nonprofit organization had asked OSC - an independent investigative and prosecutorial government office - to look into whether Scavino's tweet constituted a violation of the Hatch Act. Read More »

Comey testimony takes aim at Trump's credibility

Fired FBI Director James Comey's much-hyped testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was the rare Washington hearing that actually lived up to its billing. Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president, which under normal circumstances would never see the light of day, Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the extraordinary encounters. Read More »

"He's just new to this": Paul Ryan defends Trump's behavior around Comey

Referring to his own sacking, Comey said that the Trump administration had started a public campaign of " lies, plain and simple " to undercut his and the bureau's credibility. In his testimony, Mr Comey jumped to the heart of the political controversy around his firing and discussed if the president interfered in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Dershowitz: No Plausible Case That Trump Obstructed Justice

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The event was covered live by the major USA television networks, and seen around the world. "I was anxious the media was camping at the end of my driveway at that point. Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School and well-known defence lawyer, added that Mr Trump's comments to Mr Comey were "ambiguous statements" and "not even close to obstruction of justice ". Read More »

Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding

Of the summit of more than 40 Arab leaders the Saudi government hosted while Trump was there, the president could not resist a little of his signature boasting. First out of the gate to comment on the plan was Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , who said "a private-sector-driven infrastructure plan means tolls, tolls, tolls - paid by average, working Americans". Read More »

'I'm in Trouble': Alleged Leaker's Words to Mom in Phone Call

Reality Winner , the 25-year-old alleged NSA leaker, was arrested on Saturday for reportedly sharing highly confidential data with the press. A judge has scheduled a hearing Thursday in U.S. Snowden further argues that victor should be released on bail pending her trial and said that for the government to hold any "citizen incommunicado and indefinitely while awaiting trial for the alleged crime of serving as a journalistic source should outrage" anyone concerned about the free press, ... Read More »

Woman accused of leaking government secrets indicted, faces detention hearing

She has been jailed in neighboring Lincoln County since her arrest. Prosecutors have not named the news outlet, but her arrest was announced Monday as the website The Intercept reported it had obtained a classified National Security Agency report suggesting Russian hackers had attacked a US voting software supplier before last year's presidential election . Read More »

Trump declares 'total vindication' after Comey testimony

Comey, who was sacked in May, said this assessment was a "high-confidence judgment" of the entire American intelligence community. "I took it as a direction", Comey told the committee. Comey or to raise some doubt". Republican Senator Marco Rubio had asked former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey whether he perceived the president's request to let the " Flynn matter" go as an order given Trump's position as president. Read More »

Trump says "the Democrats are really in our way" on health care

Ken Hartman, chair of the NCGA Market Access Team, thanked the President for calling attention to infrastructure issues. Although infrastructure was initially seen as a policy priority on which Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plans for financing improvements, arguing they would result in taxpayer-funded corporate profits and cause costs to be offloaded onto consumers. Read More »

Comey's testimony causes problems for some media

On the witness's claim that Mr Trump asked him over dinner for his loyalty, Mr Kasowitz said: "The President never told Mr Comey 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance". President this is wrong. "It didn't dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration for our conversation", Comey said. But he added: "Again, I take the president's words". Read More »

Samsung announces the first FreeSync 2 displays

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This helps in keeping colors accurate and details crisp even if the monitors are challenged by bright light. "These QLED gaming monitors represent the future of gaming for both casual and dedicated players alike", said Samsung. The 49-inch model is really catering to users who are looking for an ultra-wide monitor for some pretty immersive gaming. Lay your eyes on Samsung's ludicrously wide QLED display: the CHG90 ($1,499 ). Read More »

Donald Trump Jr defends father during James Comey testimony

Trump's shift from real estate mogul and reality TV star to political powerhouse was driven in part by his campaign to spread the lie that President Barack Obama was born outside the United States . Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9. Think back to the last time your boss said he or she hoped you could do something on the job. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the president's contacts with Comey , saying any breach of the usual firewalls was a product of ... Read More »

GOP Senators: Sessions Will Stay Loyal to Trump

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In May, the Justice Department appointed Muller as special prosecutor for the alleged Russian interference in the United States election, a decision which Trump called "the single greatest witch hunt in history". Comey made the comments to Sessions after a February 14 encounter in which he says Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, the ousted national security adviser. Read More »

Law enables Hawai'i to join climate change accord

This week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement welcoming 10 additional states to the alliance that Trump's action of pulling out of the Paris accord was "irresponsible". On June 5, over 1,200 US governors, mayors, business owners and educators signed an open letter reaffirming their commitment to the Paris accord. Read More »

DPRK fires missiles into Japan Sea

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Japanese and South Korean monitors said it flew 248 miles (400 kilometers) over the Sea of Japan , also know as the East Sea. North Korea regularly threatens Japan with nuclear annihilation and the regime's official KCNA news agency warned the country may be "reduced into ashes" if it "behaves wickedly". Read More »

"Shut up, slave": Chicago man goes on racist rant in Starbucks

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Starbucks employees said Boucher had been a problem customer in the past but he had never been violent. A Starbucks spokeswoman told WLS: "We have absolutely no tolerance for this type of behavior in our stores, and are grateful to the partners (employees) and customers who stepped in to help until officers arrived". Read More »

Meghan McCain: Trump must 'clean house' after Comey hearing

Trump tweeted on Friday, May 12 , that " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversation before he starts leaking to the press". Comey said all of the contents of each conversation with Trump were recorded right after each conversation based on memory, because he was concerned that the president may "lie about the nature of our meeting". Read More »

Free Speech Legal Center Threatens To Sue Trump For Blocking Twitter Users

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The bot was inspired by Pat Cunnane, a writer and former White House press aide, who reformatted Trump's response to the London attacks in a tweet that's since gone viral. The notice implies that the Knight First Amendment Institute could sue the president if he does not unblock the users he unconstitutionally barred from his feed. Read More »

Russian lawmaker scoffs at Comey testimony

Trump has broken his silence about James Comey's testimony. "It hasn't recovered from that". "I would just say that of course there needs to be a degree of independence between [the Department of Justice], FBI and the White House and a line of communications established". Read More »

Senators not satisfied with intelligence officials' testimony

But then Marco Rubio - Republican from Florida and, of course, one-time presidential candidate - pointed out that this was a little subjective, and he said, we're not asking for classified information. McCabe asserted that "It would not be appropriate for me sir to discuss issues that are potentially within the purview of the special counsel's investigation". Read More »

10 things we learned from the James Comey hearing

It is never a good day when a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director calls you a liar, but considering the high stakes and all that could have gone wrong, James Comey's testimony Thursday was a net plus for President Donald Trump . Read More »

Comey Testimony Highlights Need for Independent Investigation

Comey said his practice of keeping written meeting records began after his encounter with Trump before the inauguration. Comey said Trump repeatedly told him he was doing a good job, "so it confused me when I saw on television that he actually fired me because of the Russian Federation investigation". Read More »

European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

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In a statement to The Associated Press, the legislature's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt quipped: "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention". He added: "Certainly, business doesn't want to see a hard Brexit with export tariffs and barriers to recruiting migrant labour". He says the election was not a referendum on Brexit and that he fully expected the process to continue, but that results could make negotiations more hard. Read More »