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Sessions wants his testimony open to the public

Sessions, a former Republican senator from Alabama, will face tough questions from his former colleagues on a number of fronts that he has never had to publicly address in detail. But he left the decision up to Burr, the sources said. Comey also has said Sessions did not respond when he complained he didn't "want to get time alone with the president again". Read More »

GE Healthcare CEO promoted, will be replaced by head of life sciences

GE said Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences, will replace Flannery. Yesterday it got U.S. antitrust approval to merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes Inc. "We are all ears on the new narrative", Tusa said, adding that Flannery will be constrained from making radical changes that could threaten the company's dividend. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to face open US Senate panel

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Trump's tweet comes a few days after Comey's much-anticipated Senate testimony June 7. Sessions also is likely to face questions about Comey's cryptic assertion that the FBI knew of a "problematic" reason that Sessions should not oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Secret Service: We don't have any Trump White House tapes

The president said he would reveal if he taped conversations "over a very short period of time". In public testimony before Congress last week, Comey expressed his hope that the tapes did exist. Author Tim O'Brien, who wrote a biography of Trump that ended up the subject of a Trump lawsuit, is also skeptical. Several other journalist have reported similar interactions with Trump . Read More »

White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling United Kingdom trip

He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty, " contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House . Trump said Friday he would be willing to testify under oath "100 percent" that he did not tell Comey to let the Flynn probe "go". Kasowitz and White House advisers, including Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Counsel Donald McGahn, argued to Trump that they had a rapid-response operation in place Thursday to defend him as ... Read More »

Trump touts investment and jobs in infrastructure push

He spoke before a crowd at Rivertowne Marina . Trump cited the history of the Panama Canal, the Transcontinental railroad, the interstate system, and the Internet as examples of what he wanted to accomplish. Watch above, via The White House. "We were really pleased to see he used key facts" about system-wide infrastructure needs, said Mike Toohey, executive director of the Waterways Council Inc. Read More »

May announces minority government and keeps top Cabinet team

Brought my kids to football practice in Islington this morning and I have to confess I wasn't expecting this... 'We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular, ' she said . May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons, but fell well short of a majority. "What the country needs more than ever is certainty", the Conservative leader said after the shock outcome of Thursday's vote. Read More »

Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony

I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that? Nothing Comey said yesterday suggests Trump is guilty of directly obstructing the FBI investigation. Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath at the hearing, which occurred a month after Trump fired him on May 9. Mr Comey had first recorded details of his interactions with the President in a series of memos. Read More »

Trump claims 'total and complete vindication' from 'leaker' Comey

On Comey coming out and boldly saying President Trump lied about him and the FBI , Durbin said "if the evidence was not so obvious, I would be shocked". What part of Comey's sweeping testimony vindicated the President wasn't fully made clear. Bob Inglis, a Republican former congressman who voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998, suggested Trump might be in particularly hot water. Read More »

Secret Service Does Not Have Any Comey Tapes

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ABC News reported that Sessions isn't expected to answer questions about conversations he had with Trump before the Comey firing. The agency said a review of its main indices found no records related to the request . In the latest blockbuster installment in the Russian Federation probe, Sessions will speak before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Donald Trump Infrastructure Speech in Cincinnati, Ohio

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He added, "If I was in that party, I wouldn't be doing it that way, that's why they lost the House, the Senate and the White House". President Donald Trump will discuss his plans for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and waterways during a speech in Ohio Wednesday. Read More »

AG Sessions to testify in a public hearing

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Over the weekend, he announced a change. Wyden said the public's opportunity to watch public testimony last week by James Comey , the former FBI director who was sacked by President Donald Trump earlier this year, "increased Americans' confidence" in the ability of Congress to conduct a full and fair investigation into allegations of Russian interference in last year's election and what role, if any, members of Trump's campaign may have played in such efforts. Read More »

Interracial families celebrate 50 years since 'Loving v. Virginia' with #LovingDay posts

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The case, Loving v. Virginia , was brought by Richard and Mildred Loving , an interracial couple who had been imprisoned after authorities discovered they were married. The Lovings married in 1958 in Washington D.C. because Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924 made "mixed" marriages a felony offense. Remembering Loving five decades later, as many have done thanks to the 2016 movie chronicling the case, is an experience in cultural whiplash. Read More »

49 victims of Pulse massacre remembered in daylong services

Adams says, whatever the point of the shooting, it didn't work. "We all have a responsibility in our nation to promote common sense regulations that will keep us all safe", she said. The bells have been rung 49 times to represent the 49 lives that were lost in the shooting. Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack and was eventually killed by police during a shootout after a three-hour standoff. Read More »

Trump calls Comey "cowardly" as more questions on Russia loom in Congress

A Sessions spokeswoman said she did not know if it would be public. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the Intelligence committee, sent a letter to Sen. "I don't think that should continue", Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said on "Fox News Sunday". "There's an unpredictability. Read More »

Sessions to appear before Senate panel

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On March 1, The Washington Post reported that he met twice with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign. The Justice Department, which Sessions heads, has been investigating contacts between the Russian government and President Donald Trump's inner circle. Read More »

Trump "100%" willing to testify under oath

Trump made the remarks when speaking to reporters at a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in Washington . Trump and Comey, who Trump fired on May 9, are now trading charges on who is a liar. Trump had stayed unusually quiet on Thursday, refraining from weighing in on the testimony gripping the country both on Twitter and at several public appearances. Read More »

What now for the United States under 'lying' Trump?

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Comey testified at a Senate hearing that he made memos after speaking to Trump on several occasions because he feared the president would lie about them. Mr Comey was sacked back in May by Trump, who he now claims "defamed" him. Comey said he felt uncomfortable with the nature of his personal meetings with Trump, including a private dinner at the White House. Read More »

Reasons for Firing Comey Were 'Lies, Plain and Simple'

The investigation was still ongoing when Comey was sacked in early May. Comey's high-profile testimony also has turned part of the spotlight on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is expected to be questioned about Russian Federation next week when he appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Read More »

One dead, two missing after milling plant explosion in Wisconsin

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Bay State Milling, based in Quincy, Massachusetts U.S., issued a statement via its Twitter account stating, "We were extremely saddened to hear about last night's explosion at Didion Milling , a corn milling facility in Wisconsin". Widespread power outages were originally reported , but power has since been restored to much of the area. OSHA ordered the mill to correct the problem by April 2011. Read More »