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Miami lawmaker was first Republican to suggest Trump could be impeached

If Republicans were willing to tolerate his call for Russian hacking, his defense of vile dictators, his abuse of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the "Access Hollywood" tape, his assaults on the intelligence community, his (thankfully) inept attempts to ram through a Muslim ban, his attacks on judges, his hiring as national security adviser of Michael Flynn without vetting him, and his firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, why should blurting out secrets reportedly entrusted to us by ... Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee requests Comey memos

Rep. Aderholt said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., showed optimism about the upcoming races in a closed-door discussion with House Republicans Wednesday, pointing to recent House passage of legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare". Yes, many news stories look bad for him, and have for some time . Trump tweeted after firing Comey last week. President Trump released a statement in reaction, saying, "As I have stated many times , a thorough investigation will confirm what we already ... Read More »

The mechanics of the Trump Russia special counsel

Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president". Moreover, under legal precedent from the investigation of President Bill Clinton, President Trump´s communications with White House lawyers may not be shielded by attorney-client privilege. Read More »

Graham calls on Comey to testify, doesn't want 'trial by newspaper'

At the same time, the Washington Post reported Trump revealed top secret information to Russian Federation during a White House meeting. Interactive: The many paths from Trump to Russia Many of Trump's senior-most aides will pack into the staff cabins on Air Force One for the 14-hour flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, even as Trump himself is contemplating firing some of them. Read More »

Democrat to Congress: President Trump 'must be impeached'

News broke Tuesday that Trump in February asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a request critics have called obstruction of justice . At a Monday night town hall sponsored by CNN , House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was prodded on the impeachment question, and she stayed with the party's message: an investigation would uncover facts, and impeachment made no sense without it. Read More »

Texas transfer Tevin Mack to Alabama

Mack, a SC native, was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, ranked the No. 58 recruit in the country by 247Sports' Composite Rankings . Mack was suspended by the Longhorns in January for a violation of team rules. He shot just 29 percent from the field overall during his adjustment phase. Mack scored 11 points in 37 minutes in Texas' 77-68 win over Alabama last season. Read More »

Putin: 'Stupid' Trump critics are creating 'anti-Russian sentiment'

Vladimir Putin rushed Wednesday to defend U.S. President Donald Trump from criticism over sharing classified information with Moscow , issuing a strongly worded statement that reflected the degree of the Russian leader's frustration with the Washington infighting that has thwarted Kremlin hopes for a detente. Read More »

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

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He said he would release a record of the meeting to the US Congress if they requested it. Speaking later, he clarified that the record of the conversation was a transcript and not an audio recording. Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing as part of the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Two Senate panels seek Comey memos, Intel wants testimony

Leaving their meeting Wednesday, a number of conservative House Republicans said they and their constituents remained firmly supportive of the president, and they questioned why there are so many leaks coming out that are hurtful to Trump. " I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda , " McConnell said on Bloomberg Television on Tuesday morning, reflecting the Republican majority's increasing frustration over the ... Read More »

Paul Ryan on Comey Memo: 'We Need the Facts'

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Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former US attorney. Whitehouse added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen". Chaffetz, in his role as committee chairman, on Tuesday requested any "memoranda, notes, summaries and records referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the president". Read More »

While Comey memo could be key, any Trump prosecution tricky

Comey about these topics may now be housed at the National Archives or elsewhere, we ask that you make the relevant personnel there aware of the request and authorize them to release the records to the committee", the letter reads. That did not happen. "Therefore, what he said was much more attenuated". According to McCarthy, nothing reported so far would, in itself, constitute obstruction of justice. Read More »

White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

Mike Flynn may have been involved in a quid pro quo with Turkey. Turkey has been a staunch opponent of the USA working with Kurdish forces in the region. In congressional testimony, the acting FBI director, Mr Andrew G. McCabe, has confirmed the existence of a "highly significant" investigation into possible collusion between Mr Trump's associates and Russian operatives to sway the presidential election. Read More »

Jury gets case in Oklahoma officer's trial

A judge has ruled that a jury can see aerial footage that shows Shelby fatally shooting Crutcher. Shelby has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Closing arguments are to begin on Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a white Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in an incident caught on video that stoked debate over racial bias in USA policing. Read More »

Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park

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About 50 to 70 homes were damaged and several were destroyed, he said. The tornado touched down near the Barron County city of Chetek on Tuesday night. Storm chances increase in the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight, with damaging wind gusts possible along a squall line that will move into the western counties of North Texas after midnight. Read More »

Officials arrive at One Belt - One Road Summit venue in Beijing

But he expressed hope governments taking part in the initiative will coordinate policy in finance, law enforcement, technology and education - areas where China's status as the biggest Asian economy would allow Beijing to dominate. The CPEC is the most important of the all the six planned corridors of China's Belt and Road project. There's a chill in the air between China and its fastest growing regional rival. Read More »

Putin willing to hand over transcript of Russian official's meeting with Trump

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But the revelation may have further repercussions beyond Israel, with other countries potentially being unwilling to share intelligence information with Trump. Defending Trump's actions, officials played down the importance and secrecy of the information, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. Read More »

Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally

The man Donald Trump appointed Thursday to be vice chair of a commission to investigate voter fraud repeatedly backed Trump's unfounded charge that millions voted illegally in the 2016 election. New Hampshire officials have said there was no evidence of major voter fraud. The commission is expected to produce its first report sometime next year. Read More »

The US wants to ban electronics on Board the aircraft

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The ban is already in place on flights from some Middle Eastern and African countries . Officials say the danger still exists if terrorists travel through Europe to get around the current electronic ban on direct flights from the eight nations. Read More »

One killed, 25 injured in Tornado in US State of Wisconsin

Fitzgerald said he has never seen an event as devastating in his 20-plus years of work. The tornado struck the Prairie Lake Estates Mobile Home Park around dinner time Tuesday night, destroying 50 to 60 trailers. A team of deputies from the Barron County Sheriff's Department was still going door to door in the Prairie Lake Estates trailer park north of Chetek at 10:30 p.m., checking on residents. Read More »

Strict North Carolina voter ID law thwarted after

Holder , requires voters to present a government-issued photo identification before casting ballots. The Supreme Court on Monday, May 15, 2017, rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law that a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with nearly surgical precision". Read More »

Scores hurt, at least 2 die in Wisconsin, Oklahoma tornadoes

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said a large number of emergency crews were on hand where a tornado touched down in a trailer park north of Chetek. Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover (RYE'-zuhn-hoo-vur) said "a lot of tornado damage" has been reported to the subdivision and surrounding rural area. Read More »

Trump's firing of Comey compromises Russian Federation investigation

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He said in an interview with NBC News he had already chose to sack Mr Comey by the time Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo came to him. Trump abruptly fired former director James Comey on Tuesday after he allegedly requested more funding from the US Department of Justice to investigate purported Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Read More »

Trump promises to defend faith at Liberty University commencement

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He spoke about challenging the Washington order as he struggles with a political crisis that has intensified with his contradictory explanations for his firing FBI Director James Comey. "Does that sound familiar by the way?" "A small group of failed voices who think they know everything ... want to tell everybody else how to live". Affirming the mission of Liberty University to train champions for Christ and for the country's commitment to God, Trump said, "In America, we don't worship ... Read More »