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Officer never saw motorist's gun before shooting

Leary refused a jury request to view a post-shooting video interview with Yanez by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, excerpts of which were read in court. "The victim in this case was a good man too", Paulsen said, and referred to Castile's job at an elementary school. "Yanez did not wait until he was sure....he got nervous and put his safety above everyone else", Paulsen said. Read More »

Greatest witch hunt in American history': Trump on Russian Federation probe

I understand the adage that often the best defense is a good offense, but none of this is relevant to the basic question: Did President Trump engage in obstruction of justice? A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN . Several congressional panels are also investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. Read More »

Trump denounces 'single greatest witch hunt in American history'

Trump said he fired Comey for poor performance, though he ealso reportedly told a group of Russian officials that the Comey dismissal would help get the Russia probe behind him. Although he was brought on to lead the Russian Federation investigation, Mueller is allowed to look beyond it. In May, Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey , saying "this Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he made the decision to oust the nation's top law ... Read More »

Congressman's condition 'more difficult' than first thought


Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. The morning after visiting Scalise in the hospital, Trump said the congressman's challenges are " more difficult" than first thought. Read More »

North Korea releases United States student Otto Warmbier


But amid the relief, there are also new questions about what happened to him: How did a healthy 22-year-old man fall into such a deep coma? And how does the Trump administration respond? Mr Warmbier's release comes hours after USA basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea. Read More »

Baseball practice shooting can bring country back together


According to reports , the congressman was transferred to the hospital's Trauma Center, where he underwent immediate surgery, as well as an additional procedure to stop bleeding. In remarks at the White House focused on a new apprenticeship program, Trump said that Wednesday's shooting in Virginia could bring unity to a divided nation. Read More »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, undergoes third surgery


The game has been played annually for over 100 years and C-Span will live stream the event . "I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our great country". Matt previously served on Congressional staff for Representatives Walberg and Camp, as well as serving on the staff of State Representative David Palsrok. Read More »

Congressional shooting suspect expressed hate for Republicans online

IL business records show that the suspect owned JTH Inspections, which he claimed to have operated for more than 30 years. A search of online newspapers shows that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Players to Wear Colors of Scalise's Favorite Team

Five people were shot and two others suffered secondary injuries. Trump also broke the news that the shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of IL, had died. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., a retired Army general, said, the shooter was kept off the field by a chain-link fence, which was locked. He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time" when Sen. Read More »

LA police cars stolen, 3 suspects arrested after crashes

Mr Beck said he had ordered a thorough review of the department's cadet programme and inventory management procedures. The stolen cruisers split up, leading police on two chases that ended in crashes. The third auto was recovered later when one of the teens revealed its location to officers, Beck said. No weapons were found in either cruiser, police said. Read More »

Several Injured Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice In VA


Police said a suspect was in custody. "Every issue that we were working on, he was not in support of", Bost said, saying the communications were of a left-wing slant but delivered "never with any threats, only anger". Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll. Read More »

Otto Warmbier has 'Severe Neurological Injury,' 'Brutalized' by North Korea

Although doctors had no information about the type of medical treatment Warmbier received while in North Korea , they did receive MRI images from North Korea dated April 2016, Kanter said. But the brain injuries they describe are extensive. "We [the Warmbier family] are not burdened with whatever North Korea says or does at this point", Warmbier added later when answering a reporter's question. Read More »

Lawmakers play in Congressional Baseball Game


Organizers said Thursday that they had already raised over $1 million for charity and sold more than 20,000 tickets. Jeff Flake said Mika was the most seriously injured. "I thought he was gone". Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip. Former Yankees manager Joe Torre walked toward the mound in what everyone suspected would be the ceremonial first pitch. Read More »

Cosby accusers confront supporters outside court

In 1995, it took a Los Angeles jury four hours to acquit American football star O.J. Simpson of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. The note explaining the status of the jury's deliberations was time-stamped 11:06 a.m. - minutes after the jurors passed the 30-hour mark in deliberations that began Monday afternoon and have been marked by complaints of exhaustion. Read More »

Mueller probe now investigating criminal obstruction by Trump himself

In the letter, Feinstein told Grassley she is "concerned" about Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' and National Security Agency Director Admiral Rogers' refusals to answer questions from senators, adding that she wants to determine whether Trump asked Coats or Rogers "to take any action" on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game


Democrats turned the game into a rout in the fifth inning, which Rep. Cedric Richmond led off with a fly ball to deep left-centerfield that he stretched into a triple. "The Nationals operation has also generously released additional seating for the game", the organizers added. Numerous players wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school, as they gathered at Nationals Park. Read More »

US student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was 'brutalized' - father

The doctors said they attempted to interact with him, but he had no consistent response. Joy at his release was mixed with concern after his parents said they were told he had been in the coma for over a year. He also heavily criticized Young Pioneer Tours, the tour company that Otto had been with while in the country, for claiming the DPRK is a safe place to visit - saying the company "provides fodder" for the North Koreans. Read More »

Trump chastises special counsel for investigating obstruction of justice

Speculation had been rife earlier this week that Trump was considering the sacking of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel to the investigation shortly after Comey's firing. James Quarles III was an assistant special prosecutor during the Watergate investigation and is an expert in campaign finance. The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked on May 9. Read More »

Cosby Jury Deadlocks; Judge Orders Further Deliberations


After they were directed to try to reach a verdict, the sequestered jurors deliberated for nine hours before asking to go back to their hotel. She also asked Cosby's representatives for free tickets for her and her family to see Cosby's stand-up show in Toronto in August, half a year after the alleged assault. Read More »

Rep. Palmer says "our Republic is in danger" following Alexandria shooting


The congressional staffer, who works for Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital. Today's congressional baseball game can serve a similar goal. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family. Read More »

IL congressman witnessed shooting


Capitol Police for saving their lives during Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Virginia baseball field. Five people were shot and two others suffered secondary injuries. Congressman Rodney Davis told CNN he was at the plate at the time, and Scalise was in the field at second base. Lawmakers told reporters they saw Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards before the shooter was neutralized. Read More »

Churches hold vigils for those shot at Congressional Republican baseball practice


While police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine whether it was a deliberate political attack, the shooting intensified concerns about the sharp divide and bitter rhetoric in United States politics. The shooting also raised new questions about providing security at congressional gatherings. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the hospital Wednesday night , and the president said in remarks Thursday that Scalise is "in some ... Read More »

US, Central American officials meet as Trump signals shift


He then singled out the two U.S. Capitol police agents, Crystal Griner and David Bailey. Central American countries have been plagued by a number of intractable problems, including drug trafficking and gang violence that has been exacerbated by deportations from the United States. Read More »

Senate intel panel to steer clear of Trump obstruction question

Sessions did not correct them. But that couldn't be further from the truth. The New York Times reported that Trump had been waved off the idea by advisers. Both of these are very serious questions about behavior by Sessions that was irresponsible at best and illegal at worst. Re: " Jeff Sessions testifies: Calls suggestion of collusion with Russian Federation an 'appalling and detestable lie, ' " June 13 news story. Read More »