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White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed him to head the inquiry. If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. If he snaps, and his intentions take another, tumultuous turn, there are few guardrails preventing him from removing the special counsel-a move that would nearly certainly trigger a constitutional crisis. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million

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It had not planned to carry the game before the shooting but now is pulling together a telecast on short notice. Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. They say that if anyone is encouraging violent action, it is the president himself, who previous year said he'll pay the legal fees of supporters who remove protestors from his campaign rallies. Read More »

Rep. Scalise faces additional surgeries; condition still critical

Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. "What we're trying to do is tone down the rhetoric, lead by example, and show people we can disagree with one another and we can have different ideas without being vitriolic, without going to such extremes". Read More »

Special Counsel Investigating Trump, Jared Kushner

Despite the president's purported abhorrence for those within the government who leak news about the White House government to the press , almost every story about the White House involves anonymous statements. The Fox News star dismissed the Post's reporting saying, the newspaper is "once again citing anonymous sources as if they haven't been wrong enough recently". Read More »

Republicans, Dems Play Ball One Day After Shooting

The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. Obama's appearance came as he was struggling to win Democratic votes for an unpopular trade-related measure. on our democracy". Both had appeared on the House floor earlier Thursday. " Ladies and gentlemen: let's play ball! ". The annual Congressional Baseball Game pits Republicans against Democrats, but this year the focus has turned to showing unity in the wake of the shooting. Read More »

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Many wore red or blue to show their party loyalty, but the spirit was one of unity in reaction to Wednesday's shooting of four people at a practice field in Alexandria, Va., including Rep. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department report says the officer was manning a traffic checkpoint when the driver failed to obey repeated orders to stop. Read More »

US Republican Steve Scalise shows signs of improvement after shooting

Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family". Three others were injured by the gunfire from suspected shooter James Hodgkinson , who was killed by police. In 79 contests listed on the game's website, the parties share an even record of 39 wins, 39 losses and one tie, with Democrats benefiting from wins in seven straight games from 2009-2015. Read More »

London Tower Block Fire Death Toll Rises to 58

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The London Evening Standard reported that hundreds of activists marched to the town hall and gathered outside the building on Friday chanting: "We want justice". Her government is also due to launch hard Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday. "He didn't come with a bunch of police.no one even saw her". Read More »

Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

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Bernie Sanders. Sanders says he's anxious the legislation , which also includes sanctions against Iran, could hurt the Iranian nuclear deal. Senate Democrats expressed concerns to Politico that the extremely busy news cycle related to the investigations surrounding Russian Federation and Trump may ironically allow the administration to block or stall this legislation created to punish Russian Federation. Read More »

London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to victims, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. On Saturday, she met with a group of residents in the more controlled setting of 10 Downing Street. Firefighters are working their way through the smouldering remains of the building's 24 floors, but the fire is out. Read More »

President Trump on Rep. Scalise's condition: "He's in some trouble"

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Mr Scalise was among five people wounded in the shooting . Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership, was among six people who were injured after a gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

The resounding answer was no, and the implication is that if Trump ultimately decides to fire Mueller, then Rosenstein will have to go first. Under questioning from Sen. So let's briefly review this most abnormal chain of events: The president was informed on January 26 that the FBI was investigating his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

According to what an EU official familiar with the negotiations arrangements told New Europe , the EU side is looking at 4-week negotiation cycles, while the initial talks are expected to focus on early issues about the negotiating regime, or as the EU official referred to, it is going to be "talks about talks". Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

Ruddy also said he thought "Mueller should not have taken the position [of special counsel] if he was under consideration and had a private meeting with the president and was privy, maybe, to some of his thoughts about the investigation or other matters before the bureau". Read More »

Cosby's wife lashes out after sex-assault case declared mistrial

And, Bobby, tell us what happened today. BOBBY ALLYN, BYLINE: Yeah, of course. But the jurors clearly struggled with their verdict , telling the judge on day four that they were at impasse. You know, for the whole deliberation process, he seemed frustrated. Back then their livelihoods, their reputations, everything was on the line because they were helpless to do anything about it because they were smack up against this power. Read More »

Newt Gingrich: Mueller Russia Investigation a 'Rigged Game'

In any case, pushing for Mueller's firing would be a drastic move, given the uproar that followed Trump's firing of then-FBI director James Comey last month. This would evoke memories of the "Saturday Night Massacre" of 1973, when President Richard Nixon sought to dismiss a special prosecutor. "He actually does not know what we're investigating and I'm not going to talk about it publicly", he said. Read More »

At least 58 presumed dead in London Grenfell fire

Police say 58 people at the tower are now confirmed or presumed dead. "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire". The fire at the 24-story public housing project broke out early Wednesday - after Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester . Read More »

President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

Special counsel Mueller - a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - was also bringing in legal firepower to investigate whether there was collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation to fix the 2016 election or an attempted cover-up. Read More »

Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Every morning Bill Cosby would arrive in a simple black van - a deliberately humble choice of vehicle for a man with hundreds of millions of dollars and mansions scattered across the country. The portion of Constand's testimony where she talks about telephone calls she made to Cosby after she says he drugged and violated her. Steele instead emphasized his intention to pursue a retrial for the case and said Andrea Constand "indicated" she would be willing to return to the stand to testify. Read More »

Bill Cosby Raises Fist After Mistrial

Constand is the only one of more than 60 women who have accused Cosby of assault whose case has gone to trial. "She believes justice will be done", Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, told reporters. Cosby says the encounter was consensual. Constand says the star drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. "It's too early to celebrate Mr. Read More »

Congressional women's team hits practice field

Republicans and Democrats are typically competitive during the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park, but they both rooted for "Team Scalise" one day after a shooting during a practice for the face-off. Hodgkinson opened fire and struck several members of Congress. "Nearly all of the Cubans we spoke with seemed excited about the future", Weisberg said. Read More »

Scalise shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

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And certainly we know that he had a criminal record that shows that he's faced a charge of battery which was later dropped. His page was filled with references to Mr Sanders, who has called on Democrats to endorse more progressive politics since losing the race for the party nomination to Mrs Hillary Clinton previous year. Read More »

US Open at a glance

Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. Open , and the players are noticing a difference. He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson , who was born Monday. The problem is that Spieth has been taking too many Ls at majors since melting down at last year's Masters. American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history in stunning fashion to surge into contention for the US Open at Erin Hills. Read More »

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

At the same time , after Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey this month, many things once thought beyond the realm of possibility look less so now. The president's personal friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said late Monday that Trump was considering terminating Mueller . [Al] Franken [D-Minn.]. Read More »

Trump labeling House health care bill 'mean' frustrates GOP

The White House pressured the House to vote quickly on its healthcare bill in the spring, creating a tense process that Thune said Senate Republicans were looking to avoid. There was a robust discussion involving the Senate's current work to rescue the American people from the failures of Obamacare.-Matt Whitlock, Sen. Read More »

Brian Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

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He three-putted on No. 13. Fowler, the world number nine from California, revelled in benign conditions at Erin Hills Golf Course to reel off seven birdies and 11 pars in a superb 65. It didn't for McIlroy, either. There are too many players ahead of him and too many shots to make up on a tough course. It's hit or miss if you'll get a decent lie. Read More »

Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said on "Anderson Cooper 360" that should Trump choose to fire Mueller the job would actually fall to Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who just appointed Mueller in mid-May to take over the Russian Federation probe in the wake of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

A series of angry tweets has been fired off from the presidential account after a report said the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election campaign is expanding. Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing last week. Read More »

Darjeeling unrest: Police officer stabbed to death; Mamata tears into GJIM

Referring to the agitation against alleged imposition of Bengali, she said it was only an optional subject and not mandatory and GJM was spreading rumours to misguide the people of the hills. The GJM also called a 12-hour shutdown on Sunday in the Dooars, a region straddling three plains districts, posing a fresh challenge to the Trinamool government. Read More »

Schiff Says Congress Won't Allow President To Fire Mueller

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All of these viral spores - the Drudge links and fever-swamp hit pieces - are created to infect the broader public with doubt and hostility toward Mueller's investigation of the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives seeking to undermine America's democracy. Read More »

Cuba condemns Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric' but still wants to talk

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Trump said Friday that any easement of restrictions on doing U.S. business in Cuba would have to wait until political prisoners are freed and fair elections are held. Trump is going to restrict USA citizens travel to Cuba , seeking to prevent people from going to the island as tourists , which is forbidden by law but was easily sidestepped under Obama. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour in 'permanent campaign mode'

The shock result was Theresa May shooting herself in the foot, wiping out the slim majority she had in the House of Commons, while Jeremy Corbyn - widely derided both inside and outside his own party - defied all his critics to increase Labour's representation. Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Attacks Deputy Attorney General

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News of a possible Rosenstein recusal comes on the same day that President Trump issued a veiled slam against the deputy AG (while acknowledging that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice). "Witch Hunt", he tweeted . Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Senate Intelligence Committee member, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller , but also Rosenstein. Read More »

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth NBA finals in a row

Kyle Korver's drop-off (from 8.3 to 5.9) wasn't as big, but still important given how good a shooter he is. From their highly-anticipated first game of the season against the Spurs to the third round of their Finals rivalry with the Cavs , distraction in the form of league awards, astounding stats and pointed interview questions popped up like deer on the freeway trying to knock the Warriors off their course. Read More »

A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks

Brittany news outlet Le Telegramme reported an account from Boro Bistro manager Vincent Le Berre, who told how his colleague, Pigeard, was attacked by a terrorist in the bar near Borough Market on Saturday night. "With this in mind, we will continue to update Redland city on any ways people can support her family". The nanny's best friend Sam Hetherington paid tribute to her "beautiful Sara", writing: 'The closest friend to Bea and I since we were in year 7. Read More »