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Paul Ryan says everyone should just let Robert Mueller do his job

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Democrats, reacting to the chatter, said that if Mr Trump fired Mr Mueller they would try to enact an independent counsel statute so they could appoint him. MARGARET BRENNAN: Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan expressed support today for Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling and allegations of Trump campaign collusion. Read More »

Thwart sneak attack on health care

Some Senate Republican aides and associates are already privately discussing how the GOP would craft its midterm campaign message if it fails to pass a health-care bill , suggesting they could tell voters they need to build a bigger majority to finally undo the Affordable Care Act , known as Obamacare, as they have long promised. Read More »

In tweet, Trump denounces Russian Federation probe as 'phony story'

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News that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice comes amid reports that Trump has discussed whether to remove the special counsel . On Friday, the President tweeted he was under "investigation", which he called a "witch hunt" in another tweet. Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's USA presidential election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Follow Order to Fire Mueller Unless 'Appropriate'

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The Daily Beast reported a second senior administration official pointed to Trump's role in propagating the rumor he might fire Mueller, suggesting the leak to the Post on Wednesday might have been an unintended outcome of that move. Justice Department regulations specify that a special counsel can only be removed for "misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause", and that the "specific reason" must be spelled out in writing. Read More »

Iran refutes new US sanction move over missile program

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It also applies terrorism-related sanctions to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and re-enforces aspects of the arms embargo on Iran. However, the Senate bill also contains provisions cementing into law existing sanctions on Russian Federation - a move the administration has cautioned against. Read More »

Donald Trump has no intention to fire Robert Mueller: White House

Less than a month ago, he called Mueller a "superb choice", someone whose "reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity". He added: "I think he's weighing that option". Sanders' comment follows several days of speculation as to whether Trump was thinking about firing Mueller. A number of key Republicans have publicly advised Trump to keep Mueller. Read More »

Chuck Schumer Mocks Trump After Cabinet Meeting

I am not. Here's what White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said about Trump: "We thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda". The president makes a very brief statement. Evil's volcano lair, or the last night of camp when everybody goes around the circle and says what they like about each other. Read More »

Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later said he had already made the decision to fire Mr Comey . The Post said investigators had requested interviews with CIA Director, Dan Coats , National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director. Read More »

President's sunrise tweet blasts 'phony story' on obstruction probe

Comey testified it would be up to Mueller to decide whether Trump's action amounted to obstruction of justice, an act that could be cited in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office. Shortly thereafter, the President shocked the nation with the announcement that he had fired the controversial Federal Bureau of Investigation director he had only recently praised. Read More »

Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition

During the baseball practice on Wednesday, a gunman opened fire, injuring Scalise, congressional staffer Zach Barth, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika and two members of the Capitol Police force, Crystal Griner and David Bailey. We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country , as well as from President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all of Steve's colleagues who have reached out to us during this ... Read More »

Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near his church

All ages are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 918-486-3110. Vacation Bible School , 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mt. Carmel Baptist Church , 800 Cabell St., Monday through Friday. He was found lying on the ground between the church and an adjacent house. Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God Vacation Bible School , ages 4 to adult, 6-8:30 p.m. Read More »

Reports say Mueller probe now examining Trump for possible obstruction

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The NSA said it will "fully co-operate with the special counsel" and declined to comment further. The investigation into obstruction of justice into Trump reportedly started days after former FBI Director James Comey's May 9 ouster. Mr Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation". In one memo, Comey said Trump tried to direct him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Minnesota Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Found Not Guilty

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Paul and Minneapolis. "Let me go!" she yelled. The subsequent legal proceedings have centered on what happened in the moments before Yanez shot Castile. The city's statement said they would offer a voluntary separation agreement. Prosecutors called several witnesses to try to show that Yanez never saw the gun and acted recklessly and unreasonably. Read More »

Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins say their goodbyes

But in this case, those talks haven't only been coming from your local bar, but from the coach of the Penguins himself, Mike Sullivan. I said a little something past year, seeing if we could do this again. "It's been so long since teams were able to go back to back, to be able to (three-peat) in this era would be pretty tough to beat", he said. In 13 National Hockey League seasons in Pittsburgh , Fleury is 375-216-66 with two ties, a 2.58 goals-against average and.912 save percentage. Read More »

Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

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In another development, the city of St. Anthony announced on its website that Yanez is no longer employed by the city as a police officer. Castile's girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured footage of Castile bleeding out after Yanez shot him - a video that brought the case into the spotlight amid an increase in protests criticizing excessive police force and extrajudicial killings, particularly against members of black communities in the United States. Read More »

Cosby judge denies another mistrial request

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O'Neill also came down sternly on defense attorney Brian McMonagle, warning him to avoid moving for mistrial after mistrial without presenting case law to back up claims the lengthy jury deliberations should result in a mistrial. Their questions have ranged from seeking phone records and testimony of Constand and her mother, CBS Philadelphia reports . The 44-year-old Constand, spending about seven hours on the stand last week, testified the relationship was at no time romantic and said she ... Read More »

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

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Despite his effort to roll back parts of Obama's Cuba policy , Trump left many of Obama's legacy intact, including remaining US embassy in Cuba. Cuban-Americans can still send money to relatives and travel to the island without restriction. Read More »

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

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According to the White House , Trump had met on May 8 with Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told their boss during the meeting they had concerns about Comey. Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing recommendations made to him by Rosenstein. In Congressional testimony last month, Rosenstein said his memo was never meant to be such a recommendation . Read More »

Jury begins deliberating charges brought against officer who fatally shot Philando Castile

Jeronimo Yanez , a 29-year-old Latino officer, is charged in the July 6 death of Philando Castile , a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker in the St. Paul suburb of St. The prosecution tried to argue to the judge on Tuesday that the jury should be given access to the transcript, but the defense disagreed. The finger was injured during the incident and Paulsen explained to jurors that the photo is additional evidence that Castile's trigger finger could have not been in his pocket or on the ... Read More »

Understanding the Charges, Sentences Bill Cosby Faces

Jurors in Bill Cosby's Pennsylvania sexual assault trial are ending deliberations for the night as of 9:45 p.m. The jurors in the trial are Pittsbugh-area residents, who have been brought to the Norristown courthouse at the order of Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill. Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

To review: Last month, Trump decided he wanted to fire James Comey because he disapproved of the FBI director's handling of the investigation into his campaign. " Witch hunt ", the president tweeted . Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs. Rosenstein is overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling, though it is being spearheaded by a special prosecutor, Robert Mueller . Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

Rosenstein - in charge because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation - then appointed Mueller as special counsel . Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that Trump told him in a one-on-one Oval Office meeting on February 14 that he hoped that Comey would let go of the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for making false statements ... Read More »