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Friend of James Hodgkinson: 'He wasn't evil'


Louis, compared the economic conditions of the time to those that preceded the Great Depression and excoriated Congress for not increasing the number of tax brackets and taking other tax reform measures. He had run out of money, his wife told reporters. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, calling him a "fighter". Read More »

United States congress gets power to restrain Trump on Russian Federation sanctions

The bill, which also strengthens penalties against Iran , would put into law sanctions that had been imposed by former President Barack Obama and not allow Trump to ease or lift them without congressional review. Maryland senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, told TWS that the White House might express some reservations about the bill, but he expected them to support it. Read More »

Congressman Keating: Trump probe leaks not coming from Mueller

Rosenstein appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, in May while facing questions about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Nice" and "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! Preet Bharara, the former USA attorney in Manhattan, responded to Rosenstein's statement by tweeting: "Where is Rod Rosenstein's overdue statement responding to the President's repeated attacks on his ... Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game tickets selling fast following shooting

Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner listen to U.S. President Donald Trump deliver brief remarks in the Diplomatic Room following a shooting that injured a member of Congress and law enforcement officers at the White House June 14, 2017 in Washington . Read More »

Could Trump's "witch hunt" tweet come back to haunt him?

The Tweet begs the question: Is Trump confirming he IS under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for allegedly trying to interfere in the investigation that was being conducted by former FBI director James Comey , who he later fired? Jake [Tapper], Roger Stone , the president's longtime friend and associate told CNN Money earlier today this, "I'd fire Mueller and Rosenstein for wasting the taxpayer's money". Read More »

Senate Intel Panel Won't Probe if Trump Obstructed Justice

In another tweet earlier on Friday, Mr Trump had said: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". " #MAGA ", Trump said in another tweet . Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May after Rosenstein authored a memo advising him to do so. Read More »

Johnson ready for break after US Open flop

Jon Rahm . Justin Rose . "I showed up for the last six holes at least", joked McIlroy , who was three over par after 12 holes before carding birdies on the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth. Open live on fuboTV. McIlroy came to life when it was far too late. That brought him back to even par but a good birdie on the final hole saw him jump back into the top 30 and right into contention. Read More »

Trump tweet appears to confirm investigation

Although he didn't name anyone, Trump appeared to be pointing the finger at Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general who began overseeing the Russian Federation investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from it. Read More »

Would Trump fire Special Counsel Mueller during the investigation?

Several congressional panels are also investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. Mueller was named by Rosenstein on May 17 to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel, a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest. Read More »

CNN Is Suing The FBI To Release James Comey's Memos

Mr. Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the U.S election in favour of Mr. Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. "He is a man of extraordinary independence and integrity. Read More »

Schlapp Questions 'Problematic' Hirings of Lawyers for Mueller's Trump-Russia Probe


As Sessions was being grilled on Trump's firing of Comey, Trump planned to outline his push to train workers with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can't fill at a time of historically low unemployment. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. He added , "I think the best vindication for the President is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly". Read More »

Wounded congressman remains in critical condition after park shooting

The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates . Authorities identified James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old resident of Belleville, Illinois, as the gunman. Brooks said members of Scalise's security detail fired back with pistols at the shooter. "If he had been able to gain entrance to the field, it would have been a whole different story". Read More »

Trump calls Comey a 'leaker,' willing to testify under oath


The president said he would be willing to tell that to the newly appointed special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller. Trump's lawyer showed an equal devotion to dissembling. President Trump denied asking Mr Comey for his loyalty: "I hardly know the man". He's not the only one subjected to such requests. "Why can't you say that?" another reporter asked. Read More »

New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care


Senator Pat Toomey, talked to him on the phone, and met with him in Washington to explain his concerns over the health care bill . Public backlash during the House deliberation on its healthcare legislation, the American Health Care Act , was intense. Read More »

US Republican House Whip, aides shot in Virginia

Capitol Police officer and two others. SHAPIRO: What have you heard in Belleville from people who knew Hodgkinson? Doctors said Friday that Scalise had a second surgery on Thursday and although he remains in critical condition, his condition has improved. Read More »

Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting


Gross said that despite the House vote, the measure "is not going anywhere in the Senate". None of the outlets who cited the figures compiled by the Gun Violence Archive or Guns Are Cool noted the origins or motivations of the two groups, though most did note that other definitions of the term "mass shooting" exist. Read More »

It'll be tough for Corbyn to become Prime Minister without another election

The prospects of an immediate second general election have receded, however, with the Conservatives in Downing Street working on forming a minority government with the help of Northern Ireland's DUP. It is about a better Britain for the many, not just the chosen few. Her U-turn over proposals in her Party's manifesto was also perceived as an utter disregard for the voting populace and a resolve not to subject her party's policies to scrutiny. Read More »

Trump friend says president considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president , Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "Mr". Justice Department regulations say that a special counsel can be fired by the attorney general "for cause". " Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation , and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result". Read More »

Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names


The Daily Caller first reported that James T. Hodgkinson had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "I had no idea this was going to happen", she said during a brief address to the media Thursday afternoon, during which she was visibly upset. Hodgkinson was also seen "throwing" the foster daughter "around the bedroom", according to a police report . Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game Brings Healing To Fans & Players


At least six people, including Scalise , were hospitalized after alleged shooter James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois , opened fire at the Congressional baseball practice and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement officials. On Wednesday, the hospital said "sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip". Hodgkinson, from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police. Read More »

Year After Slippery Escape, Warren Jeffs' Brother Is Caught

This frame grab from KSFY Television video shows polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs arriving at the Federal Courthouse Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Rothschadl said police made the traffic stop as Jeffs drove through the marina after using a bathroom, but that he doesn't know why Jeffs was in southeast South Dakota. Read More »

Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt'

Considering that Trump strong-armed Rosenstein into writing a letter about Comey's performance in the first place - a letter that never actually recommended the ex-FBI director's firing - and that Rosenstein didn't know POTUS would use the letter as his justification for the decision, it's easy to see how dude would be annoyed. Read More »