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Republicans demand answers after latest Trump Russia explosion

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The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president. Trump, he said, had been underscoring the need for cooperation in tackling IS, even as he pushed Lavrov on the need for Russian Federation to change its behaviour in Ukraine and Syria. Read More »

Trump 'asked FBI boss to drop Flynn inquiry'

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The memo was written immediately after the meeting, a day after Michael Flynn resigned for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations previous year with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak. "The country is being tested in unprecedented ways". "You have a couple of large newspapers that are so vitriolic and hateful against the president that every little scrap of paper that blows across their desks that says something bad about him - they blow it up, and I ... Read More »

Trump asked Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop Flynn probe

Comey is known to be a pretty meticulous keeper of notes, and CNN's Jake Tapper just reported that Comey kept extensive notes of his conversations with Trump for the precise reason that they made him uneasy - presumably because of Trump making requests such as the Flynn one that crossed a line for Comey. Read More »

Trump asks Comey to drop Flynn probe, White House denies

According to this third-hand report (the Times citing a memo read to them by an "associate" of Comey's detailing what Comey wrote down about what Trump said to him), Trump asked him to drop any further investigation into Flynn now that he had quit his position as national security adviser. Read More »

John McCain says Trump scandals are of 'Watergate scale and size'

The memo states that Trump asked his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to end his probe into Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. "I think what's really stunning is that nobody, not even from the White House", Krauthammer said, "has come out under their own name in defense of the president here". Read More »

Trump's loose lips on intelligence-sharing rattle a few ships in Washington

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Trump, who has once again found himself on the defensive, tweeted on Tuesday that he had an "absolute right" to disclose any "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety" to top Russian officials. The loss of trust also poses an immediate security risk, as the USA will be unable to learn "about emergent threats, problems that are coming across the transom that governments need to deal with", Nephew said. Read More »

Convicted soldier Chelsea Manning will stay on active duty

And the seven years that had already been served was seen as enough by the Obama White House. News, citing an unnamed U.S Army official, says Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison Wednesday at around 2 a.m. Under the chat name bradass87, she wrote, "i want people to see the truth... regardless of who they are... because without information, you can not make informed decisions as a public". Read More »

Torch-Bearing White Supremacists Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

A group that included a well-known white nationalist carried torches and chanted "you will not replace us" at a weekend protest in Virginia over plans to remove a monument of a Confederate general . "Must be doing something right", Signer tweeted on Sunday. Protesters draped a banner over the Lee statute that read "Black Lives Matter - Fuck White Supremacy". Read More »

McCain says Trump developments reaching "Watergate size and scale"

John McCain, who was beaten by Barack Obama to the USA presidency in 2008, has compared the crisis enveloping Trump to the infamous Watergate incident, that saw President Richard Nixon ultimately resign. get it all out..." But McConnell acknowledged that "it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". The day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned, then-FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Trump asked him to d... Read More »

FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

Angus King, I-Maine, said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Hardball With Chris Matthews". Sources for NBC and CNN also confirmed the existence of the memo. "After watching the Clinton impeachment I thought I'd never see another one, but I think we're in impeachment territory now for the first time ", he told Anderson Cooper during a live CNN appearance. Read More »

Following Advice, Potential FBI Chiefs Steer Clear of Job Under Donald Trump

Cornyn, a former state attorney general, was interviewed for the position after Trump abruptly fired director James Comey last week. Cornyn said he has always considered public service to be a great privilege. Comey had been leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election, including possible ties between Trump associates and Russian officials. Read More »

Chaffetz requests memos from former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

There's a famous piece of LBJ's typically earthy wisdom on why he couldn't get rid of J. Edgar Hoover: that it was "better to have him inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in". Democrats say that they believe Trump and his administration have shown of a pattern of obstructing the investigations looking into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to affect the 2016 election. Read More »

Local ceremonies to honor fallen officers during National Police Week

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Capitol. He says "attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society". These ceremonies recognize law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. It's cruel irony that a law enforcement officer was shot and killed the day after Peace Officers Memorial Day. Trump directed the Department of Justice earlier this this year to develop a strategy to better prevent violence against law enforcement officers. Read More »

Small jet crashes at New Jersey airport

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Police said the Learjet 35 crashed into a building near the airport spa. The fire tore through the public works parking lot, but not the public works building because it was set back from the road, the mayor said. Monday's crash was the sixth major accident at the airport since 2005, according to the local nj.com news site. "It was windy at the time of the plane crash near Teterboro", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said. Read More »

White House denies Trump caused "lapse in national security"

The intelligence was "code-word information", the Post reported . The information was classified and reportedly came from an ally in the Middle East. Becca Glover Watkins, a spokeswoman for Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., tells NPR's Geoff Bennett that the committee "has reached out to the White House to request additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information". Read More »

Texas wants women's health funds again after cutting out Planned Parenthood

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Relatives of a Texas man who are distraught over what authorities are calling his road rage killing say a minor traffic accident should not have led to the fatal shooting. The New York Times reports that Healthy Texas Women , the family-planning program, offers numerous same services Planned Parenthood does: HIV tests, cancer screenings, contraception, STI treatment, and basic screenings for cholesterol and blood pressure. Read More »

Israel provided intelligence Trump shared with Russians

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US National Security Advisor Lt General H R McMaster asserted that Trump's sharing of information with Russian Federation did not risk national security. "And it should be to every American that we have information of a sensitive and classified nature that is being sent out into the open", Spicer added. Read More »

Senate is next stop for bill to let voters decide on statues

John Bel Edwards says a proposal that would make it more hard to remove Confederate monuments is impractical and unnecessarily divisive. The bill's passage comes less than a week after a statue of former Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis was dismantled in New Orleans, the second of four Confederate monuments set to be removed. Read More »

Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

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Be sure to check back for regular forecast updates, as more storms pop-up over the next couple days. The Lake Havasu City Fire Department will host a two-hour Severe Weather Spotter Training class beginning at 6 p.m. As Tuesday night progresses, the risk of tornadoes will diminish over the Plains. Was it normal? Is our risk for severe weather over? The line of storms may produce rain totals of up to one inch with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Read More »

No Republicans 'willing to go on camera' after Comey memo — Fox host

This source predicted it's likely that there are other memos to come. The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. "We're not considering whose ox will be gored by this action or that action, whose fortunes will be helped by this or that - we just don't care and we can't care". Read More »

Crews remove Jefferson Davis monument

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A New Orleans city worker wearing body armor and a face covering as he measures the Jefferson Davis monument on May 4, 2017 in New Orleans . Directly across from Jefferson Davis Monument site, just off of Canal and North Jefferson Davis Parkway, is a monument honoring Confederate Lt. Read More »

The US Navy SEAL killed in an ambush overseas has been identified

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Two U.S. service members were injured in the operations, according to Somali officials who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity. A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that us special operations troops had come under fire after USA aircraft delivered Somali forces to the target area. Read More »

Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon's 1000th win

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The fifth inning home run was his first career home run at Wrigley Field and extended the Cubs lead to 5-3. Garrett is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA in six starts with Cincinnati this year. St. Louis made three errors and lost for just the second time in 10 games. Kyle Schwarber , one of the Cubs who has been struggling, crushed a solo homer to right-center in the second. Read More »