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Comey Bolsters Case for Obstruction of Justice by Trump

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Trump and his allies emphasized that Comey confirmed to the public that he told Trump three times that he was not personally under investigation. In nearly three hours of sworn testimony , Comey also said he orchestrated a leak to a New York Times reporter of a memo describing his conversations with Trump in the hope that it would prompt the appointment of a special counsel. Read More »

Sen. Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DNA

Kamala Harris' (D-CA) questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. I watched both Senate Intelligence hearings over the past couple of weeks, and am not the least surprised that Harris rolled on Sessions and the other Trump officials in the manner that she did. Read More »

'An attack on all of us': Gunman taken down after shooting 4

DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, told Fox News that he was getting into a vehicle after practice when someone approached him and South Carolina Rep. "I was kind of a little odd", he said. "I still don't think I've come to terms with what happened yet". As majority whip, Scalise is the third-ranking Republican in the House. "Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of the members, staffers and Capitol Police officers affected this morning", Perdue later tweeted . Read More »

Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist

They'll resume deliberations Wednesday. The 29-year-old Latino officer is charged in the death of Philando Castile , a school cafeteria worker, during a traffic stop last July in a St. After he shot Castile, Yanez is heard on the squad auto video telling a supervisor variously that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, then that he told Castile to get his hand off it. Read More »

Mueller Investigating Trump For Possible Obstruction

The Post reports that investigators have also been looking into some of Trump's associates for any evidence of possible financial crimes . Welcome to the program. And leading Republicans waved off the idea of firing Mr Mueller, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying that his advice was to "let Robert Mueller do his job" and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voicing confidence in the special counsel. Read More »

US President Donald Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

Mueller was already granted a waiver by the Justice Department to lead the investigation despite a possible conflict of interest stemming from his law firm's representation of some of the people caught up in the investigation, including former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser. Read More »

Trump visits lawmaker recovering from shooting at baseball practice in Virginia

Hodgkinson was 66 years old, according to multiple sources online. "As members of Congress, we are not Democrats and Republicans today; we are simply public servants". Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Sen. Paul says he was in the batting cages on the right side of the field when the first shot was sacked. "People think they can come to our town hall meetings and say just the most obnoxious things and not feel anything personally". Read More »

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice -Wash Post

What Comey said about his private February meeting with Trump, and Trump's firing of him on May 9, "gives good reason for the special prosecutor to be pretty aggressive". A day or two after the March 22 meeting, Trump telephoned Coats and Rogers to separately ask them to issue public statements denying the existence of any evidence of coordination between his campaign and the Russian government. Read More »

USGA pledges no repeat of rules gaffe from last US Open

Open golf tournament Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. No one was happier than Rory McIlroy. I've been working really hard at it the last couple of days. Johnson has gone from strength to strength since his victory at Oakmont 12 months ago, which was achieved despite not knowing for the last seven holes of the final round whether he would be penalised a shot for an earlier rules infraction. Read More »

Comey hearing: Sessions to testify in response

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The committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added in the letter. "There's a question of his [Sessions'] participation in the firing of [former FBI] director Comey ", Democratic Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island said on Fox News Sunday . Read More »

Panicked UPS workers fled California gunfire that killed 4

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San Francisco police are responding to a shooting at a UPS facility near 17th and Vermont streets, near the Bayshore Freeway, the department said in a tweet. Unconfirmed media reports based on a witness account said the gunman shot victims in an "execution-style", and at least one report alleged that Lam had "a history of mental illness". Read More »

Dustin Johnson hopes timing is right for another title at US Open

The timing couldn't have been better for the world's No. 1 player, as it has been the past two weeks. For a time it looked as if Johnson might miss his second consecutive major. Rory McIlroy , who crushed U.S. Open scoring records on a rain-softened course at Congressional in 2011, was delighted to feel the soft turf under his feet. Read More »

Steve Scalise 'remains in critical condition' after Virginia shooting, hospital says

Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip , Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN . Two capitol police officers were wounded in the shooting, authorities said. Vice President Mike Pence has also spoken with Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as well as several members of Congress and staff present during the incident. Read More »

Witnesses Describe Shooting: Baseball Field Became 'Killing Field'

For an hour, or two, it really is a way to be young again. Read: House Majority Whip Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice . Rand Paul head to the dugout. So is an attack on a child on the South Side of Chicago, and at Sandy Hook Elementary, an attack on all of us. "Scalise was playing second base, his position, and all of a sudden we heard a loud - what sounded like a gunshot, very loud and very close". Read More »

Trump makes call for unity after lawmaker shot

Five people were wounded during the shooting , including Scalise, a House staffer, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and two Capitol police officers. Shortly before the hospital issued its statement, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the hospital. Read More »

Congress baseball attack: Louisiana rep critical; gunfire caught on camera

Hodgkinson , a white male in his 60s. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said five people were transported to hospital following the shooting , which broke out at arund 7 a.m. "And we all laid flat, and the pops got louder - so I think the shooter was coming across the baseball field towards everyone". "They've told us to be more vigilant", said Democratic Rep. Read More »

Trump plans to visit shot congressman in hospital

Zachary Barth, a staffer for Texas Representative Roger Williams , was shot and was being treated, Mr. Williams said . His death was announced later by President Donald Trump . "My family and I will be forever grateful", said Williams becoming emotional. None of the victims' injuries appeared life-threatening, authorities said. Read More »

Top Republican wounded in US shooting

Both serve as part of Scalise's security detail and were in good condition, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. US Congressman Steve Scalise , who went into surgery after being shot in the hip while practicing with the congressional Republican baseball team on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, is in critical condition . Read More »

Alleged shooter of congressman apparently volunteered on Bernie Sanders' campaign

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Scalise is undergoing surgery and his injury is not life-threatening, his office said in a statement. Law enforcement sources identified the man as James T. He said there were 20 to 25 members of team at the practice when the gunfire erupted. Mr Scalise was shot in the hip during the incident and dragged himself off the field leaving a trail of blood. Read More »

Lousiana Rep. Scalise among those shot at congressional baseball team practice

One of the worst incidents happened in 1998, when a gunman stormed through a Capitol door and shot and killed two members of the Capitol police, detective John Gibson and officer Jacob Chestnut. The charity ballgame between a Republican team and a Democratic team will go ahead as scheduled on Thursday at Nationals Park , home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team. Read More »

Republican House whip Steve Scalise shot in Virginia shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise , the number three House Republican, underwent surgery at the facility earlier Wednesday for wounds sustained in a shooting , which took place at a baseball practice just outside Washington on Wednesday morning. Later, someone is hurt while expressing concern for one of the shooting victims. Democrats were also practising on another field at a different location, reported CNN. Read More »