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Trump tweetstorm slams Russian Federation investigation

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for more than three hours in a closed session as part of the panel's probe into Russian interference in US elections. Sad!" he wrote . "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Meanwhile, members of Trump's transition team were ordered to preserve documents and other material related to the Russian Federation investigation, the New York Times ... Read More »

Scalise shooter had list of Republican lawmakers' names in his pocket

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Brooks tells CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list. "I think he just fired the gun up in the air", Evanko said "At the time everybody wasn't so hot to trot on gun stuff". "My daughters don't deserve all this", she said. Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. Read More »

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

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President Donald Trump did not attend but sent a video message of support. "And it was quite a day, and our police officers were incredible, weren't they?" (AP Photo/J. "The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". "I think these events humanize the other side, whatever the other side means to you", she said. Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Attacks Deputy Attorney General

Trump's tweet read "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump's tweets Friday were especially remarkable considering the context that Trump was repeatedly asking Comey and other investigators to go on the record to say he wasn't under investigation. Read More »

'His politics were his religion,' congressman says of Hodgkinson

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Scalise, 51, suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. But Scalise, who has had two surgeries, will need additional operations and will be in the hospital for "a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", Sava said . Read More »

Feinstein Wants Comey To Testify Again - And Is Threatening To Subpoena Him

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. Anonymous sources tell ABC News and the Washington Post that Rosenstein has acknowledged in private conversations that he may have to step away from ... Read More »

Handgun and rifle used by congressional baseball practice shooter were legally purchased

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According to the Guardian , when she was asked if she'd like to say something to the victims, Sue Hodgkinson replied, "I don't even know who was shot". A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the previous 24 hours but would "be in the hospital for some time ". The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera. Read More »

Deace: Calls for firing Mueller are 'DUMBASSERY'

A source close to Trump said the president is being counseled to avoid firing the special counsel. Rosenstein said "no, I have not", when asked by Sen. Leahy told Rosenstein "you are not the witness who should be behind this table". Specifically, he mentioned a line of argument brought up by Trump ally Newt Gingrich , among others, that Mueller's hiring of investigators who had donated to Democrats might be reason to mistrust the investigation. Read More »

Congressman has 3rd surgery after shooting

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Capitol Police. And he says Scalise is "in some trouble". "He will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time", he said. Republicans and Democrats are fighting for bragging rights in their annual Congressional Baseball game, and doing so as one unit - Team Scalise. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

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Left-wing terrorist James T. Hodgkinson had an assassination list of conservative House members in his pocket, according to an exclusive report in The Daily Caller . For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. Sava said Friday that there were still hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but that doctors "have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More »

Will President Trump fire Special Counsel Mueller?

And I have to look at - when you say there's no - Judy, I think we both have to agree, so far, there's been no evidence of wrongdoing. Sessions has recused himself from the investigation. Trump told Holt that the entire investigation "should have been over with a long time ago". House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, did say he would be "surprised" if Trump fired Mueller. Read More »

US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation investigation . The inquiry's apparent expansion to target Trump reportedly focuses on whether the president attempted to obstruct the investigation - in particular, on Trump's reported attempts to encourage former FBI director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Kentuckian Justin Thomas uses record round to grab US Open lead

The diminutive Harman has been getting every last drop out of his game this week and will be the first to tell you he's played the game with a chip on his shoulder for a long time. Thomas poured that in to become the 29th player with a 63 in a major championship. "The finish was awesome". "Two yards either way, I would have been stuck". Read More »

Michelle Carter found guilty of texting her boyfriend to kill himself

The sentence will be set on August 3, although she remains free on bail and was forbidden from making any contact with the Roy family. You keep pushing it off and you say you'll do it but u never do. Conrad Roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a K-Mart parking lot after starting a generator inside of his truck. The notoriety of the case turned Carter into a modern-day villainess in social media, where people tweeted threats such as "I hope you rot in jail forever", and, " ... Read More »

Koepka in four-way tie for lead as Matsuyama stars at Erin Hills

An 11-year-old golf course shaped from Wisconsin pastureland was sure to bring something different to the US Open . You've still got to make a score. Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it's only the third time he has made the cut . And at this U.S. Open, he showed how a quick recovery is never too far away. Read More »

Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan

Navy destroyer collided with a large Philippine-flagged container ship. "All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Fitzgerald crew and their families", said Adm. A USA defence official said there was flooding in three compartments of the Fitzgerald . Japanese broadcaster NHK quotes the Coast Guard as reporting seven USA crew missing and at least one injured in the wake of the incident. Read More »

CNN Says Only Democrats Prayed for Wounded Scalise

The attacker, who had traveled to Washington several months ago from the Midwestern state of IL, was fatally wounded by members of the Capitol Police who were in a security detail protecting Scalise. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting. Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Read More »

President Trump lawyer won't rule out Special Counsel Robert Mueller getting fired

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High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. Justice Department regulations stipulate that a special counsel can be fired only for "misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause", but there may already be such grounds to remove Mr Mueller as special counsel. Read More »

Rumor That Trump May Fire Mueller Sets Washington Afire

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Ruddy's remarks came on the heels of Trump loyalists growing louder with their calls that Mueller should be removed from heading up the Russian Federation probe. Ruddy also said Monday evening that Trump interviewed Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director position the day before he was named as special counsel. Read More »

'I Can't Believe He Did This,' Wife of DC Gunman Says

Hodgkinson's neighbors in Belleville said they can't believe someone from their sleepy little town would do something like that. The FBI believes Hodgkinson had moved from IL to Alexandria in recent months, and was living in his vehicle. The county that it's in, St. Clair County, is politically purple. "You don't take that as a physical threat", Bost said. The FBI said it had processed a white conversion van owned by Hodgkinson, which was parked at the YMCA adjacent to where the shooting ... Read More »