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Man who shot congressman called a loner

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The 12-year-old was the couple's grand-niece who had been with them for eight years at that time , and the three became so close that she eventually took "Hodgkinson" as her last name. And she suggested that maybe he wanted a break from living with their - her daughter's child who was living with them in their home. Those who knew him say they're floored by the blood shed. Read More »

Mother Fears Daughter Accused of Leak Will Be Made an Example

Victor received the Air Force Commendation Medal in 2016, which is for members who have "distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service". She said authorities don't know what happened to the drive or what was on it. Victor asked if her mother and stepfather, who live in Texas, would travel to Georgia to help feed her cat. Read More »

Trump Was Previously Not Under Investigation. Now He Reportedly Is

Trump's decision to fire Comey, a move recommended by Sessions despite having already recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, prompted critics to charge that the president was trying to interfere with a criminal investigation. Mueller had cleared Comey to testify last week. And Trump allies have already been trying to insulate themselves and the president by attempting to delegitimize whatever Mueller comes up with. Read More »

US Prez Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice: Media report

The Washington Post is reporting that President Donald Trump is now personally under investigation by the special counsel for possible obstruction of justice , and Thursday morning, Trump is in full meltdown-martyr mode over it. The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security ... Read More »

Secret Service says has no recordings made in Trump White House

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When past presidents like Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy were in office, the Secret Service was in charge of maintaining their taped conversations. Trump said . Asked whether she would find out, Sanders joked that she would "look under the couches". After receiving the request from the Wall Street Journal , the Secret Service started searching for responsive records. Read More »

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

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Comey, who testified before the same committee last week , said he couldn't discuss the "problematic" reason the FBI believed Sessions needed to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. "For Mr. Trump, the line between whim and will is always thin". Both men refused the president's request, the Post said. Former FBI Director James Comey was blunt in his assessment of the situation during his own recent testimony to Congress. Read More »

US Senate passes Russia sanctions bill

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The legislation sets up a review process that would require Trump to get Congress' approval before taking any action to ease, suspend or lift any sanctions on Russian Federation. "This amendment also takes appropriate steps to ensure that current sanctions can not be unilaterally unwound by this administration", Shaheen said. Read More »

Trump blasts 'witch hunt' on twitter

Mark Warner , who is the committee's top Democrat. Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Mr Rosenstein and possibly Mr Trump himself, the source told Reuters. Read More »

Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a floor speech Wednesday afternoon that he learned that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his progressive campaign for president, which focused on economic equality and almost toppled Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations and threatened to derail the Democratic Convention last summer. Read More »

Shimkus not present at Wednesday's baseball shooting

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Hodgkinson was spotted regularly over the past several weeks at the YMCA next to the site of the shooting , sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that looked out onto the baseball field. In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of a shooter with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party. Read More »

Trump proclaims executive order to assist apprenticeships

The order reduces the U.S. government's role in starting and monitoring apprenticeship programs, Politico reported . "We have to make sure the people are here and they're going to be well trained", Trump said. But supporters of Trump's plan see the increased focus on apprenticeship initiatives, combined with the administration's deregulation agenda, as a big step toward eliminating hurdles keeping many Americans stuck in minimum wage jobs. Read More »

Penn State officials sentenced to jail in Jerry Sandusky case

Multiple legal proceedings have demonstrated that some members of the Penn State community had not just a moral but also a legal duty to inform authorities about their knowledge regarding Sandusky's illegal activities. Curley and Schultz were arrested in 2011, and Spanier in 2012. Two of the cases against Sandusky heavily involved Curley, Schultz and Spanier. But after their testimony was far less damning than prosecutors had hoped, the jury convicted Spanier of misdemeanor child ... Read More »

Special prosecutor investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

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Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn . And that's when, we're told , an investigation began into whether the president may have attempted to obstruct justice. As for his role in Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that he and his second-in-command, Rod Rosenstein, had a "clear view... Read More »

Scalise Shooting Tests Bernie Sanders' Movement

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Sanders acknowledged that Hodgkinson volunteered on his presidential campaign in a statement , and called the shooting a "despicable act" that "sickened" him. Suzanne Hodgkinson said she thought her husband had traveled to Washington to focus on tax issues but had not known much of what he was doing. Hodgkinson asked reporters to leave her neighbors and family alone. Read More »

Trump orders more cash for apprenticeships

The president toured a classroom full of tool-and-die machines that simulated a factory floor, accompanied by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, faced questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee on potential Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

Gunfire at UPS hub leaves 4 people dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - United Parcel Service trucks started rolling again Thursday at a warehouse in San Francisco where an employee a day earlier shot and killed three colleagues and wounded two others before he killed himself in front of police officers. Read More »

The prosecution in the Bill Cosby trial has rested its case

Prosecutors have rested their case against Bill Cosby on the fifth day of his sexual-assault trial. At one point, Andrea Constand got on the phone, and while Cosby says that part was his idea, he describes being at a loss for words as for what to say or do next, especially once Gianna described how her daughter was acting as if she had been through something traumatic. Read More »

'I can't believe he did this': Wife of Congressional shooter spe

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President Trump said, "We are strongest when we are unified". An FBI officer collects evidence at the site of Wednesday's shooting . It was later reported that Mr Hodgkinson had been living in Alexandria for several weeks before the attack, with a former Alexandria mayor - Bill Euille - saying he had talked with with Mr Hodgkinson almost every morning for the past six weeks and believed he was "living out of a gym bag". Read More »

Point Drop in US Satisfaction Among Republicans

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The US President got into office by rigging the election in his favour with Russian Federation, then the Director of the FBI was investigating it, then Trump fired him, then his approval rating sank to a dismal 39 .3%, and now it might all culminate in the guy getting #Impeached. Read More »

Rand Paul: 'We're Actually Very Lucky' Capitol Hill Police Prevented 'Massacre'

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But at Thursday night's congressional baseball game, for which lawmakers were practicing when they were fired upon, Pence said the best of America will shine. President Trump has condemned the shooting incident. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, to prolonged applause. "I know the Senate will embrace that spirit today as we come together in expressing both our concern and our gratitude". Read More »

Comey, Sessions, and Trump's Russian swamp monster

Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a "witch hunt", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him. "I have confidence in Mr. Mueller", he said. Comey had previously assured Trump he was not under investigation. WASHINGTON , D.C.: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russian Federation to tilt last year's ... Read More »

Sessions pinned on medical marijuana before slipping through Senate hearing

The letter comes after reports that Attorney General Sessions had personally asked Congress to repeal an amendment that protected state-approved medical marijuana programs from disruption by the federal government. And remember that President Donald Trump, in a signing note that accompanied the appropriations bill, challenged Congress' authority to limit the Department of Justice's discretion. Read More »

Baseball Shooter Is Dead; He's Been ID'd

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Back in IL at least one friend of Hodgkinson - who didn't give his full name - defended him, saying, "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, that he was exhausted of some of the politics going on". "I despise the way they have bought our politicians and twisted our laws to their benefit". Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News on Wednesday that he had been living in Alexandria , Virginia, the location of the shooting , for the past two months. Read More »