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CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN . "It could be a prelude to firing the special counsel". Department of Justice sources quickly denied that the White House had ordered Rosenstein to do this, but they declined to say so on the record, which means that the same law enforcement organization that gravely cautioned the American public not to believe anonymous statements attributed to unnamed government officials is now clarifying its position using ... Read More »

Deace: Calls for firing Mueller are 'DUMBASSERY'

Supporters of President Donald Trump floated the idea Monday that Trump should fire Mueller, and Chris Ruddy, a Trump confidant, told reporters after leaving the White House yesterday that Trump was considering doing just that . The conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting: "Now that we know Trump is not under investigation, Sessions should take it back and fire Mueller". Read More »

Bill Cosby faces retrial on sexual assault charges

Constand is ready to go to trial again, said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani . We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this awful thing". They filed their charges against Cosby just days before Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitation on the sexual-assault allegation was due to expire. Read More »

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

Cundy said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the death toll. "We know that at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire". On Saturday the Prime Minister responded to the anger among residents who are demanding more information from the Government and local authorities. Read More »

Mistrial Declared For Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Constand "has shown such courage through this, and we are in awe of what she has done", Steele said . Constand, 44, of Ontario, Canada, testified over two days that after taking the blue pills she began slurring her words and became "frozen" or paralyzed and was unable to fight off Cosby's sexual advances. Read More »

London fire death toll hits 30 as dozens remain missing

The death toll expected to increase significantly over the coming days, and hundreds of people are understood to remain unaccounted for following the horrific blaze which swept through the 24 storey tower block in north Kensington in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More »

Rep. Morgan Griffith was on list Alexandria shooter carried

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Rep. Steve Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a USA capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks. Read More »

Rep. Scalise 'better' but still in 'critical condition,' says hospital

Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers. Read More »

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

As a legal matter, it would be unprecedented for the president to fire a special counsel on his own authority. Point (3) may require an assessment of the precise reason for Comey's discharge - e.g., was it the director's unwillingness to say Trump wasn't being investigated; was it the director's persistence in investigating Flynn; was it general dissatisfaction with the pace or course of the investigation? But he did find four lawyers who were happy to make the case , under the cover of ... Read More »

Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial

Although almost 60 women have publicly accused Cosby of sexual assault - charges his legal team has vehemently denied - only the allegations of Andrea Constand have led to criminal charges. Cliff Huxtable. Judy Huth, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15, sued in December 2014. The jury heard testimony about the incident in which Constand accused Cosby of giving her three blue pills and wine at his home to relax her. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition, 'Has Improved,' Hospital Officials Say

Scott Applewhite, File). Steve Scalise during practice days before. Scalise, 51, and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, from the St. Politico reported Thursday that a lobbyist for Tyson Foods who was also shot Wednesday, Matt Mika, remains in critical condition and will require additional surgeries, his family said Thursday. Read More »

Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I Was Shocked'

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Investigators say they still do not know if the shooter James T. Hodgkinson had an attack plan. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving. The Daily Caller first reported that Hodgkinson had a note listing members of Congress on his person. "It was not threatening". While Davis said not everyone agrees on every item, there is a lot of party cooperation that takes place but isn't often talked about. Read More »

Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

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The gunman who wounded five people at the congressional baseball practice on Wednesday only opened fire after learning that the men on the field were Republicans. With its new subscription dollars, it's hired a known climate denier and racist in Bret Stephens, published a conspiracy theorist in Louise Mensch, and started an ill-fated column asking people to say something nice about Donald Trump, to offer just a few examples. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Rosenstein brought up the possibility of recusing himself during a meeting with the Justice Department's third-in-command - behind Sessions and Rosenstein - Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, ABC News reported . Stone Jr, an informal adviser to Mr Trump. Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no ... Read More »

Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russian Federation probe, bashes Hillary Clinton

The Washington Post was one of several media that revealed this week that Trump himself is being investigated on allegations of obstructing justice . The probe, which began previous year as an investigation into Moscow's meddling in the presidential election, has since widened to include prospective money laundering by Trump associates and the possibility that people close to the President were in contact with Russian operatives throughout the campaign. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

Jack Sava , director of trauma at Washington MedStar Hospital Center, briefing reporters. Many lawmakers wore purple and gold hats and shirts emblazoned with the LSU logo in a show of support for Majority Whip Steve Scalise , who was shot one day earlier during the Republican team's practice for the annual event . Read More »

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Hodgkinson had arrests in his background but showed required firearms licenses to an IL deputy who confronted him about shooting a cornfield last spring. Some 30 spectators watched the proceedings from the visitors' galleries. Wounded U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey set aside one of his crutches and threw out the game's first pitch . Read More »

Aaron Judge Hits Longest Home Run of the Season

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NY (35-23) is 12 games over.500 for the second time this season after opening the series with an 8-2 win on Friday. The 2017 Baltimore Orioles now sit in fourth place in the AL East division, one game above.500 and a whopping 6.5 games back of the first-place New York Yankees . Read More »

James T Hodgkinson: What we know about Virginia suspect

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The Belleville News-Democrat, the paper in Hodgkinson's hometown of Belleville, Illinois, interviewed a few of Hodgkinson's neighbours. Orear mentioned that while Hodgkinson had been a passionate progressive , there was no sign of violence or malice towards anyone, reports the Washington Post . Read More »

Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee had initially been hesitant to take it up, as the administration had expressed a hope it could improve relations with Moscow . USA intelligence chiefs have concluded that Russian Federation orchestrated a campaign to undermine the American election process that included espionage and cyber-attacks, as a means to tilt the vote in Trump s favor. Read More »

Trump's media allies are making the case for firing Robert Mueller

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One of Mr Trump's personal lawyers, Jay Sekulow, demurred when asked on Sunday if the president could fire Mr Mueller. Indeed, his expectation that threatening to oust Mueller might compel him to soft-pedal the F.B.I. Matt Lewis, a CNN political commentator, said Trump has a pattern of surprise moves, such as the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives.very ... Read More »

Shot US Congressman Scalise undergoes surgery

The annual game, which raises funds for charities , was scheduled for Thursday evening. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). House Majority Whip Rep. "As far as winning and losing, I think that's far from anybody's mind right now", he said. "He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday. Read More »

Kohli not intimidated by Pakistan

What Pakistan will bring is in doubt, and there's the intrigue about the showdown on Sunday at The Oval. There is a history of conflict between the two countries, and the cricket rivalry, which stems from the political one, has its own eventful past. Read More »

Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack

The hospital released a statement Wednesday night, saying Scalise was in critical condition and would require additional surgeries. On that day, a man later identified as the attacker approached Rep. Other Republicans said the criticism of Trump had crossed a line to a risky obsession among Democrats, one that implicitly encouraged violence. "I didn't like him from the beginning", she said. Read More »

Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican , arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding and "an imminent risk of death", Sava said . To loud applause he threw the first pitch , which is a longstanding baseball ritual that usually falls to a dignitary or celebrity. "We have one this weekend in Larned", Pahls said. Read More »

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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Following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and four others in Virginia, police have uncovered more information on the shooter, James T Hodgkinson . She said she knew of no obvious catalyst for her husband's leaving, though she mentioned her daughter had recently moved back home with a child. Jim Guetterman owns about 200 hectares of corn and soybeans behind Hodgkinson's house. Read More »

President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says

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He explained Tuesday to the Senate panel that his decision was based on a Justice Department regulation dictating that 'employees should not participate in investigations of a campaign if they served as a campaign advisor'. Fox News commentator Gregg Jarrett wrote that the situation was rife with conflicts, including Mueller's "flagrant conflict ... that disqualifies him from serving." Mr Trump does not have the authority to dismiss Mr Mueller, and he would have to ask Mr Rosenstein, ... Read More »

Schauffele finally makes a bogey at US Open

The pristine Erin Hills will soak, and players will fall by the wayside because of it. Rickie Fowler , the 18-hole leader, made an 8-foot birdie on No. "It was a bit of a roller coaster". "I know if I go out and play the golf I'm capable of, good things should happen". Now he'll have to go home and try to decipher what went wrong and, just like McIlroy, gear up for the next major, the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in July. Read More »

Things You Should Know About Leo Varadkar, The New PM Of Ireland

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He said Simon Coveney had gained his and the party's admiration for his "principled and spirited" campaign and he looked forward to working with him to bring Fine Gael and Ireland forward. Varadkar will be confirmed on June 13. Leo Varadkar has been announced as the leader of the biggest party in Ireland's ruling coalition, Fine Gael. Read More »

Alexandria gunman had a list of names at time of shooting

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Republican and Democratic team members set aside partisan politics Thursday night to play the game, and said they are competing as one - Team Scalise. The FBI wants to speak with anyone Hodgkinson knew personally or who encountered him while he was traveling to Virginia. The FBI is seeking more info about the shooter, who appeared to be politically motivated. Read More »