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Trump says he fired Comey because of Clinton investigation

Mueller on Wednesday evening was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the USA presidential election and related issues. "Believe me - there's no collusion". And I thought that was was something that was bad, ' said Trump. "We have to get back to running this country really, really well". Read More »

Former US rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

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He will, though, have to register as a federal sex offender for a minimum of 20 years. The New York Times first reported that the former New York Democratic congressman would enter the plea Friday in Manhattan. Weiner surrendered to the FBI Friday morning. But the sexting didn't stop, and a series of explicit exchanges continued in early 2016 with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina, two highly knowledgeable sources told NBC News in September. Read More »

United States veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

The 18-year-old from Portage , Michigan, was visiting with her family when the speeding vehicle hit just before noon. The vehicle only came to a stop after slamming into several posts , just feet from a building on Broadway. The driver of the auto ran over pedestrians in the times square in NY, told the police that he heard voices and thought I would die. -He has two prior arrests in Queens and Manhattan for driving while intoxicated, one in 2008 and the other in 2015, respectively. Read More »

Western Wall Not Part of Israel

President Trump faces pressure from one of his largest donors to deliver on his promise to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at the same time as he seeks to broker peace between the state and the Palestinians. Israel angrily demanded an explanation from the White House, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visit by the new president, which is being greeted with a mixture of excitement and nervousness by Israeli officials. Read More »

Video Shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Watching Attack on Washington Protesters

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Earlier President Trump and president Erdogan promised to strengthen ties between their two nations, despite the Turkish leader's stern warning about Washington's arming of Kurdish militias. Trump, please say no to Erdogan", when Turkish security staff "just attacked us". Seconds later, other members of the presidential security detail run towards the protesters to confront them. Read More »

Chaffetz will resign before the end of his term

A four-term congressman, Chaffetz announced in April that he would not seek re-election in 2018. He has not ruled out running for another office, such as Utah governor. "We'd like to see those notes", Chaffetz said. "I'd like to see Trey do it", he said. I have very much enjoyed serving, but never for a moment have I thought that I was indispensable. Read More »

Roger Ailes Dead at 77 After Suffering Fall

Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is adding his voice to those mourning Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes . "He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss", he tweeted. While the idea was never taken up by the Republican president, it was the germination of a concept that eventually turned into the Fox News channel, a conservative powerhouse that debuted on ... Read More »

Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump had a... On Tuesday, the New York Times reported Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into Flynn. Above all, they are demanding a special prosecutor to lead the investigation of Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election. It goes about only a transcript that the Americans probably have too, but the very word "recording" made the latter shudder as well, CNN reports . Read More »

One dead, more than 20 injured in Times Square auto rampage

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The driver has been identified as Richard Rojas, 26. Details were not immediately available. An 18-year-old woman died and 22 other people were injured in the crash. For example, he was writing "crazy stuff" on the Internet. One neighbor says Rojas is a "good person" and he doesn't know what happened to him. A Planet Hollywood door supervisor tackled the driver who plowed into pedestrians in Times Square Thursday and helped hold him, he told ABC News. Read More »

New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

Early Wednesday, the equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, who died in New Orleans in 1893, came down. City officials said in a statement Tuesday evening that the Beauregard monument, the third Confederate monument targeted for removal, would be removed over the next few hours. Read More »

Comey associate confirms Trump asked for loyalty

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Trump said he would not talk about the existence of any tapes. If they exist, Congress needs to get them. The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and parallel congressional investigations have clouded Trump's presidency since he took office on January 20, threatening to overwhelm his policy priorities. Read More »

President Trump to meet 4 candidates for post of FBI director

Asked how close he is to making an announcement, Trump said, "soon". The president sets off Friday on his inaugural overseas trip and will be out of the country for more than a week. Lieberman is no stranger to Washington , serving three terms as a CT senator, twice as a Democrat and once as an Independent. Lieberman is perhaps most famous for joining the ticket with Gore in his unsuccessful run for president in the 2000 election. Read More »

Two GOP Congressmen Suggest Trump May Have Committed Impeachable Offense

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If the events in the memo happened in the way that Comey says, President Trump would find himself likely being impeached by the House of Representatives. Of course, Montanaro adds, "It is highly unlikely - there's nearly zero chance - Trump would be impeached by a Republican Congress". Yet despite the anxiety and displeasure voiced by McCain and a handful of other prominent GOP lawmakers, Republicans did not appear poised to abandon a president who remains critical to their goals of acting ... Read More »

Trump did not pass secrets to Russia - Putin

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The White House says the conversation didn't happen as described. The New York Times first reported and Comey has since confirmed he wrote memos detailing his perceptions of meetings with the president. He then said he'd be willing to provide transcripts of the exchange his officials had with the president to Congress, but only if Trump and his administration personally requested the documents be sent over. Read More »

Third Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Officials have also pledged to take down a monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee. " Today we take another step in defining our City not by our past but by our bright future ", Landrieu said in the statement . During the removal of The White Rebellion, police arrested multiple protesters who were charged with disturbing the peace after a scuffle occurred at an event celebrating the removal of the memorial. Read More »

Adoption fees waived this weekend at Humane Society of Berks County

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Boston said that spring and summer are generally the busiest season for the shelter, but this rapid increase in animals is very hard to deal with because it has happened over the course of just the last week. "While it's still early, animal tracking data shows significant improvement". This number includes animals adopted, sent to rescues, and returned to their owners. Read More »

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller after a succession of jarring developments that brought questions over Russia's alleged meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign to a boil. Mueller about that". Durbin and other Democrats complained, however, that Rosenstein refused to answer many of their questions and did so by citing the seriousness of the investigation. Read More »

Top Kansas Democrats seek $600M boost in education funding

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The latest debate over the exemption bill was the first major floor discussion on the concealed carry law this session. "It's a real estate transaction, and historically the state of Kansas does not charge sales tax or a gross receipts tax on real estate transactions", he said. Read More »

Trump interviews 4 candidates for post of FBI director

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Trump will meet Wednesday with Lieberman and other candidates, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating , and former top FBI official Richard McFeely , Spicer added. He lost to a Senate primary challenger in 2006 and only retained his seat after he switched his party to independent. In 2008 he spoke at the Republican National convention supporting Sen. Read More »