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Is Trump Too Soft On Russia? Senate Blocks President From Lifting Sanctions

The Senate on June 15 voted 98-2 to pass the legislation , which will now be sent to the House of Representatives for approval before being sent to Trump for his signature. Crapo says Russia's President Vladimir Putin has become increasingly belligerent, nationalistic and autocratic. The legislation also allows new penalties on key elements of the Russian Federation economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways. Read More »

Lawyer says Trump isn't under investigation

There have been multiple news reports and a tweet from Trump himself on Friday that began with: "I am being investigated". Sekulow insisted that Trump fired Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state - for which she was not charged and pointed out that Trump told Holt that firing Comey would likely lengthen the investigation. Read More »

Fire Mueller and Rosenstein

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Comey later revealed that he orchestrated a disclosure of details about conversations with Trump to prompt the appointment of a special counsel. The article acknowledges that then-FBI Director Comey had been privately reassuring Trump since January that he personally was not the subject of an investigation. Read More »

7 missing sailors on damaged United States destroyer found dead

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Damaged USS Fitzgerald is seen at Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo, Sunday, June 18, 2017. On the other hand, there are seven sailors unaccounted for and the Japanese Coast Guard continues to search for them. "You have to realize majority are 18, 19 and 20-year-olds living with guilt". "The water flow was tremendous, and so there wasn't a lot of time in those spaces that were open to the sea". Read More »

Former Georgia golfer Brian Harman finishes T-2nd at 2017 US Open

Prior to his win at the U.S. Open, Koepka's lone victory on the PGA Tour came at the 2015 Phoenix Open. The former Florida State star dominated the field from tee-to-green while making enough clutch putts to fend off the opposition. And the 26-year-old from Southport, who finished a shot ahead of world number one Dustin Johnson to claim his second European Tour title in Abu Dhabi in January, paid tribute to Finnis. Read More »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe - lawyer

The president's " investigation " tweet on Friday appeared to refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller as special counsel last month, shortly after Comey's dismissal. Lieu isn't the only House Democrat warning Trump of consequences for firing Mueller and Rosenstein. The reason I ask you this is the memo that was written, the rationale by the deputy attorney general, did not discuss Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump says he is under investigation, his lawyer clarifies he isn't

United States president Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for his dealings with Russian Federation and for firing former FBI directer James Comey . "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go... That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office", Feinstein said in a statement Friday. Read More »

Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russian Federation special prosecutor Robert Mueller

In his interview with " NewsHour ", Ruddy said: "I personally think [seeking to remove Mueller] would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification for a special counsel in this case". Both Democrats and Republicans pushed back. Later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked Rosenstein whether President Donald Trump ever talked about the special counsel with Rosenstein . Read More »

Pakistan thrash arch-rivals India to win ICC Champions Trophy

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Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali came out with intent and scored the big runs from the word go. Put in to bat by Kohli, Pakistan rode on an aggressive 114 from youngster Fakhar Zaman, who got an early reprieve. Talk about a comeback; talk about a friggin bolt from the blue, a bolt that carried on for four matches and marched Pakistan all the way to their first ever Champions Trophy title. Read More »

Trump is not under investigation for obstruction, his lawyer says

Although White House officials tried earlier this week to tamp down speculation that Trump might try to fire Mueller, the escalating conflict led members of Congress of both parties to warn Trump Thursday against the temptation to do so. "We'll be meeting with him in the next few days". In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump, who has been putting together his own team of outside lawyers to represent him, called the Post's report Wednesday that he is being investigated for collusion "phony". Read More »

President Trump's lawyer stresses he is 'not under investigation' by FBI

From the tweet , it sounds like Trump is blaming Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein . Mr. Trump's morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Rep. Read More »

Trump's personal attorney says president not under any investigation

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Newt Gingrich has appeared to support Donald Trump's " Witch Hunt " claims by accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller of stacking his legal team with left-leaning lawyers. "But it would be the worst form of negligence to our republic for us to say we're going to close the investigation before we can determine whether there is merit to these allegations ". Read More »

For Bill Cosby, 2nd sex assault trial ahead

Although Cosby remains out of jail on $1 million bond after the ruling, the comedian's publicist Andrew Wyatt said his client felt the result was a "total victory". And Steele on Sunday denied a media report that Cosby had ever been offered a plea deal. Cosby's starring role as beloved dad Heathcliff Huxtable in " The Cosby Show " made him a household name, bolstering a reputation built on years of family-friendly standup comedy routines. Read More »

FBI Offers $10000 Reward to Help Find Missing Chinese Scholar

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The FBI is treating Yingying's disappearance as a kidnapping and the Bureau is now investigating. The video shows Zhang speaking with the driver for several moments, then getting inside the auto. Family friend Dr. Kim Tee called Zhang "very reserved" and that the family has "no record of where she's at". Zhang, originally from southeast China, arrived at U. Read More »

Castile protesters target city where officer worked

The Castile family, friends, and attorney, Glenda Hatchett had strong words of disapproval for the turnout of the trial which acquitted Jeronimo Yanez of all charges against him. Last year , Philando Castile's death sent shock waves across the country and the internet when the aftermath of his shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , while her 4-year-old daughter sat in the back seat of the auto. Read More »

Jurors in manslaughter trial of Minnesota cop review videos

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Yanez faces one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of risky discharge of a firearm for endangering the lives of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter when he fired seven bullets into the auto. "He did what he was supposed to do", the prosecutor said. The defense attorney said Castile ignored Yanez's orders and "his hand was down here", demonstrating to jurors where Castile's hand was during the interaction. Read More »

US Open 2017: Jordan Spieth 'took an L' with poor third round

I've really enjoyed it. "It was definitely a lot more like a US Open today than yesterday", Leishman said. Two shots might separate the top 12 players - with just eight shots spread across the entire field - but the leaderboard is devoid of high-profile players and marquee names. Read More »

Jared Kushner's business dealings come under scrutiny in Russian Federation probe

He wrote in multiple social media posts that he views Mueller - a long-serving former Federal Bureau of Investigation director respected by both parties - as leading a biased probe with the singular aim of dislodging Trump. "And that has been the case for almost a year". "It is important to separate the roll of politics in setting priorities and the decision to prosecute cases". Read More »

Representative Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to "Serious"

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Hodgkinson 66, who was from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. President Donald Trump said Friday that Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two or three days ago". Read More »

U.S. president confirms he is under FBI investigation

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But Mr Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to end his oversight, given his role in Mr Trump's decision to fire Mr Comey. Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is showing signs of improvement, his office announced today. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes. The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More »