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Trump says 'his decision' to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, calls him 'showboat'

Comey was leading the FBI investigation into potential collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian government officials who sought to manipulate the outcome of the US presidential election. Sanders said that the move to fire Comey came after a "consistent erosion of confidence in his ability to do his job". "The American people deserve to know if senior government officials are under active criminal or intelligence investigation", he said. Read More »

Trump attacks on fired FBI chief meet resistance; Russia probe proceeds

The letter represented the latest attempt by the president to tamp down concerns about any Russian ties amid an ongoing investigation of his campaign's associates and Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. He directed Rosenstein to draft the memo the Administration would later use to justify Trump's predetermined outcome. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey". Read More »

Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

Leading global shipper FedEx Corp. said it was one of the companies whose Microsoft Corp. Spanish telco Telefónica has also been hit. France's car-maker Renault was forced to stop some production at its factories in France and Slovenia. Read More »

Trump's Dismissive, Disingenuous Approach To Russian Probes

Trump said he had asked Comey if he was the subject of counter-intelligence probes - twice in conversations over the phone and once over a White House dinner. "I don't think there was ever an attempt to pin the decision on the deputy attorney general" for Comey's firing, said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House principal deputy press secretary. Read More »

James Comey Declines to Testify Before Senate Panel

As opposed to demanding that Trump be impeached for firing Comey, the authors of the USA Today op-ed stress the need for an objective special investigation into Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "No, sir, that is not accurate", he said. Thursday, the New York Times reported during that dinner, Trump demanded Comey's loyalty, a pledge the Federal Bureau of Investigation director was unwilling to make. Read More »

HFC Member Says House Obamacare Repeal Bill Only 'Tweaks' Obamacare

Two of the region's congressional representatives continue to differ on legislation created to replace the Affordable Care Act . The 56-year-old manages her condition with twice-daily injections of a blood thinner. A key tenet underlying the GOP plan is to give states more authority over how to structure their health care markets. Certainly, Eastern Kentucky is at the epicenter of the American health-care debate, and while few of us could argue against improving the ACA, it's foolish to ... Read More »

Fifth Street Finance Corp

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IN Focus: How will Senate deal with health care controversy?


But the bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow majority and several members have suggested they will develop their own plans. Susan Collins, R-Maine, or Sen. Democrats are convinced the GOP repeal bill jeopardises the Republican monopoly in Washington, starting with majority control of the US House, and the party's advantages in state houses from Nevada to New Hampshire. Read More »

US reports another drop in arrests at Mexico border


Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan told reporters Tuesday that the administration believes its immigration policies and public statements have had a deterrent effect, saying would-be immigrants in Central America "are waiting and watching what happens rather than taking the journey north". Read More »

Nadal top Goffin to reach semis — Madrid Open


After both players held throughout the opening set a tie-break was required, which Nadal edged after taking four points on the spin to open up a lead in the contest. Nadal claimed the first break in the second game of the second set and maintained his recent momentum to earn what was ultimately a comfortable win. Read More »

Macron to meet with International Olympic Committee bid evaluation team next week

L.A. organizers weren't so much making the case that their bid is worthy of the Games - a consensus is clear that both bids are - but that it deserves to have the 2024 Olympics it is bidding for. Baumann said, "I have to admit that the enduring legacy of 1984 and the great leadership of LA 2024 are two factors for the strong public support for the candidacy here in Los Angeles ". Read More »

White House Encourages US Justice Dept. to Complete Russia-Trump Probe


He added, "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" "Once you take over leading the Department of Justice", she began a statement in her first White House briefing , essentially asking the White House press corps to put themselves in the shoes on the president. Read More »

Will Trump commission find significant voter fraud?

The White House is expected to announce the creation of a presidential commission on Thursday to investigate voter fraud , a Trump administration official tells NPR. President Trump has claimed without evidence that millions of illegal votes were cast in last year's election, and he has said he would order an investigation. Read More »

Sean Spicer to miss White House briefing after Comey firing


Spicer had wanted to return to his office after conducting an interview with Fox Business, but was unable to do so without running into a throng of reporters on his way there, The Washington Post reported. Spicer told reporters that he didn't know whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been involved, whether Trump had spoken with Rosenstein about the findings in his memo about Comey, whether Rosenstein was involved in a larger probe of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or when Trump ... Read More »

Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump


These untruths, she warned, could potentially open the National Security Adviser up to blackmail by the Russian government. Suppose your boss hired someone whom you suspected might be a made member of the mob. quickly uncovered just how wrong he was about Yates' supposed political affiliations. In that time, he continued to receive top level national security intelligence. Read More »

Health bill puts politics over people

Senate Republicans, generally more centrist in their politics, do not feel compelled to herald the House bill. A lot of the drama is likely to play out behind closed doors. Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston Sunday night while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Such a scenario would then force the House and Senate to work together to forge a compromise bill that both houses can support. Read More »

Texas Senate Votes to Give Immigration Lockups Child Care Licenses


But Frank argues these groups are already allowed to work with the state to place children in homes and that his bill just protects them. Bills not approved by midnight aren't dead, but need some maneuvering to live on. Top Republicans vowed to hit back at the U.S. Supreme Court, which last summer struck down most of Texas' tough 2013 abortion law — but so far have passed very little. Read More »

Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud

A few supporters shouted, "We love you, Corrine!" and "Keep the faith!" as she silently made her way to a waiting vehicle. Ms. Brown, a Democrat who was one of the first three African-Americans to be elected to Congress from Florida since Reconstruction, represented the district that included Jacksonville from 1993 to 2016. Read More »

Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Attorney General Sessions' Guidance to Federal Prosecutors

For example, if a defendant was caught in a house with one ounce of crack cocaine, an amount that would trigger a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence, prosecutors could charge them with having less. Currently, almost half of the federal prison population is already in custody for drug crimes. "In terms of the drug problem, my philosophy was pretty simple: For people who were addicts, that's an illness, and addicts needed treatment beds, and professional drug dealers needed prison ... Read More »

Suspect in Kirkersville shooting has a record

Neither the condition nor the identities of the two injured and hospitalized victims from the OH nursing home shooting have been released by Licking County law enforcement officials. The nursing home employees have not yet been identified. Kirkersville , about 24 miles east of Columbus, is a small village with a population estimated to be under 600 in 2015. Read More »

Top Intel Dem demands release of Trump's 'tapes' on Comey

Mr Trump and Mr Comey have presented two competing narratives about what happened between them during a January dinner in which it is said the President asked Mr Comey to pledge loyalty to him. "Loyalty to the country, loyalty to the United States is important". "The law was very different back then", said Luke Nichter, an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University who has published two books about Nixon's tapes, and whose phone was ringing off the hook Friday. Read More »

Trump explains why he ousted Comey quickly - but waited to fire Flynn


She was anxious because she suspected she was not the only one who knew that Flynn had lied. So, Yates reached out to the White House Counsel Don McGahn, and told him that Flynn had apparently lied to Vice President Pence and others. And the Yates claims were also an apt metaphor for the long and corrosive drama over Russian Federation. "I don't know", Clapper responded. All Cruz's aggressive line of questioning did was show how right Yates had been about everything. Read More »

Officer Who Killed Texas Teen Jordan Edwards Fired, Police Say

It was Saturday night [April 29, 2017] that Edwards, a star athlete and model student at Mesquite High School in Balch Springs, was fatally shot after leaving a party in a Dallas-area suburb. On Monday, the Dallas County Medical Examiner ruled the teen's death a homicide. However, Edwards and his friends were not the source of the original call. Read More »