Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so". I personally think it would be a significant mistake, even though I don't think there is a justification [for a special counsel]". Under Constitutional law, Dershowitz said , Trump "can do anything that Sessions can do [because] the way our Constitution is set up, the executive branch is ...
Bailey and Griner were protecting House Majority Leader Steve Scalise , who is one of 10 Congress members who have a protective detail due to his leadership role as the third-ranking Republican in the House. Hours after the attack, the field was surrounded by crime scene tape and still set for batting practice. Nathan was only about 100 yards away from the shooting, but could not see the gunman.
The Senate is slated to vote today on whether to impose a spate of new sanctions against Russia over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. "Isn't that a good thing?" Russian Federation will reduce defense spending in the next three years to 2.7-2.8 percent of GDP, President Vladimir Putin said, according to Sputnik International.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, along with a lobbyist, congressional staffer and two Capitol Police officers, were shot while practicing for the game in Alexandria Wednesday morning. In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention.
The results , declared at around 2:15 AM, are available on the official website - aiimsexams.org and also on the websites of other six AIIMS . Candidates who obtain qualifying marks are considered for inclusion in AIIMS Merit List 2017 with marks.
Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, Comey affirmed that he previously told Trump he was not personally being investigated in the FBI's counterintelligence probe.
Noting that mistreatment of the elderly in public spaces was "inexcusable", the report that was released here today, also features first-hand accounts of the rampant abuse faced by senior citizens in public transport, hospitals and malls. Another common case was family members taking advantage of superannuation and "help themselves to their pension" which neglected the elderly and "leaves no more money" to buy things such as warm clothes, Muralidharan said.
Hodgkinson's Facebook posts were frequently critical of Trump. Watson said the deputy on Wednesday recalled Hodgkinson being "very cordial". A judge later returned the teen to the custody of IL welfare officials and awarded guardianship to the Hodgkinsons' neighbor, the Post-Dispatch reported .
Brazil's President Michel Temer is becoming embroiled in another controversy, the day after he was acquitted of financial irregularities in the 2014 election campaign. The exclusion of that evidence strengthened Temer's line of defense. Temer has already survived a series of scandals and vows to remain despite the new allegations.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California said on Twitter that Thursday's game is still on. A former congressional aide was hospitalized. An early morning baseball game practice turned bloody Wednesday, when a gunman opened fire at a park outside Washington DC.
The Russia investigation expanded to include obstruction of justice shortly after former FBI Director James Comey was sacked by the Department of Justice, according to the five anonymous sources cited in the Washington Post report. "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign", he said. All that seems to undermine the rationale for Comey's firing that Sessions says he relied on - Rosenstein's memo that charged Comey acted ...
The move reflects confidence in the economy, which the Fed described as great progress, including an increased number of jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate. The Fed's plan to begin paring its balance sheet - "provided that the economy evolves broadly as anticipated" - involves its portfolio of Treasury and mortgage bonds.
Then the crack of gunfire, which isn't. A USA congressman and a Capitol Police officer were wounded by gunfire Wednesday after a man started shooting at a Republican team charity baseball practice in suburban Washington , D.C. "I assume people have been calling 911 already". "That's the misperception about Congress and about Washington that leads to this political rhetoric that is not true", he said.
Brooks also described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there until the shooter was neutralized, at which point some of them ran to assist Scalise and apply pressure to the wound until he could be evacuated.
Workers told researchers that some were prevented by private security guards from expressing their concerns about labor conditions or feared reprisals from employers if they spoke up, the report said. "The overall message of exploitation on the construction sites portrayed by [Human Rights Watch] does not correspond with FIFA's assessment", it said in a statement.
While London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton said emergency responders were able to save people in "very large numbers", they "have absolutely no idea" how many others are dead or still missing, or need saving. Questions pointed to non-existent or malfunctioning sprinklers, flammable plastic building components, and insufficient fire escapes. Past year a multi-million pound refurbishment of the block was completed which included work to modernise the tower with cladding and ...
The gunman was identified by law enforcement as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination.
The official, who was not authorized to speak by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, also says the FBI is taking over the investigation, which is standard protocol in attacks involving federal officials such as a congressman. Updated June 14 at 11:57 a.m. with statement from Sen. James Hodgkinson, the left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter who shot at Congressional Republicans during their early-morning baseball practice on Wednesday, had a troubled history of domestic violence.
Real change can only come through non-violent action, he continued. He thanked Capitol Police officers who were responsible for taking down the shooter. Both of his Facebook pages , however, featured the Vermont senator's face prominantly. The story went on to say that Orear described Hodgkinson as a "quiet guy" who was "very mellow, very reserved" when they stayed overnight at a Sanders's supporter home in Rock Island, Illinois.
Nixon was one of the most politically outspoken winners, giving a shout-out to people who refuse to just stand by and watch when bad things happen in the world. In drama, top acting honors went to Kevin Kline for " Present Laughter " - his third Tony - and to Laurie Metcalf - her first - for " A Doll's House, Part 2 ".
Identifying the officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered their thanks to the pair and the entire Capitol Police. Jeff Flake told reporters on the scene. DeSantis gave a similar account. "We just said a prayer for our colleagues". The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, which is across the Potomac River from Washington .
Hodgkinson , 66, of IL. In fact, they've nearly become normalized in our society. Many current congressional Republicans were ushered into their seats with the support of the National Rifle Association, including the injured Mr Scalise, who receives funding from the gun lobby group and has voted consistently against gun control measures.
They lost the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal, 2016 Asia Cup (T20Is) and also at 2016 World T20. That led to the end of the really controversial Greg Chappell era as coach. Even if it's Pakistan , then in the last bilateral series, Bangladesh thrashed them 3-0! Team India Captain Virat Kohli has said that no team should be taken for granted and praised Bangladesh for their performance over the past few years.
Sanders says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act". The Republicans were practicing for an annual charity baseball game with Democrats. In the letters, he wrote extensively about income inequality and called repeatedly for higher taxes on the rich. The teenager's mother entered the fray, hitting her daughter, pulling her hair to get her out of the auto and threatening to put her back into foster care, the report said.
White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the White House that day, but said he hadn't meet with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. She then swiftly tried to back up the claims about Trump with the opinion of someone else who had hammered Mueller . "I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility", Bennett said of Mueller .
Newsmax Media chief executive Christopher Ruddy's comments came just days after explosive comments by ousted FBI director James Comey , suggesting that Mr Trump sought to interfere with the investigation. After Comey's much-watched Senate testimony, the president said in a press conference that he would testify under oath regarding his interactions and conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
The announcement of the agreement, during a visit to Cairo by the Saudi king in April 2016, was followed by the largest anti-government protests since el-Sissi took office in 2014. In April of past year, Cairo first announced plans to transfer the two islands, which have remained under Egyptian sovereignty for more than six decades, to Saudi ownership.
NICOLA STURGEON has told the Prime Minister that new Brexit proposals are "urgently needed" with less than a week to go until talks with the European Union (EU) begin. He went on to hold the seat in last Thursday's election with a majority of almost 6,000 over the Conservatives - the second largest enjoyed by any SNP MP.
We've had a lot of unnamed sources in the media come out and make statements about Jeff Sessions. "Some members have publicly stated their intention to focus their questions on issues related to the investigation into Russian interference into Russian interference in the 2016 election, " his letter said.
Grassley, a Republican, says he's working closely with California Democrat Dianne Feinstein on the process. " These issues should be developed by our legal staff, presented to us, and be subject to full committee hearings ", she wrote in the letter .
Wednesday might have just been another day in America's dark and ongoing pattern of gun violence, but there is something particularly jarring about seeing members of Congress become shooting targets in broad daylight. "Senseless gun violence should have no place in our lovely city or anywhere in our country", said California Democrat Jackie Speier. Frum describes himself as a conservative Republican who supported former President Ronald Reagan.
In a meeting lasting around 90 minutes, the Prime Minister updated her top team on the on-going discussions with the Unionists to secure an agreement propping up the Tory minority government. A failure to gain support from the Northern Irish party would risk the Queen's Speech being voted down next week, and Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will be pushing hard for that outcome.
America has weathered far worse mass shootings than this without finding common ground on gun control , and analysts on both sides of the argument said Congress was unlikely to act simply because the bullets were flying close to home. "We just buried one of our great state troopers, a special agent, with a wife and three young children". According to Attorney Sean Healy, this morning's shooting is just another example of how expanded gun rights could save lives.
Steve Scalise , of Louisiana , had died . In a message directed to Rep. Steve Scalise , the Louisiana Republican wounded in the attack, Trump said: "America is praying for you, and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting ".
Talks between the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party were continuing on Wednesday amid reports that any announcement of a deal may be delayed because of the tragic fire in a London tower block. "The intent is to ensure that we have the stability of government in the national interest". The development comes after fast-moving talks between the DUP and Conservatives in Belfast and London since the weekend.
Both US President Donald Trump and his deputy Mike Pence are aware of the incident, said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was shot in the hip, according to NBC News sources. "Our fearless Capitol police perform a challenging job with incredible skill", Trump said. During a somber four-minute address, the president called for national unity in the wake of the shooting.
Sessions is the most high-profile figure from the Trump administration to appear for a hearing into the matter. Former FBI Director James Comey testified earlier before the same Senate intelligence committee claiming he knew of reasons why it would be problematic for Sessions to remain involved in the Russian Federation investigation, even before he recused himself.
The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". "You've got to be kidding me", Orear said when told by phone about the shooting. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", Michael Hodgkinson told The New York Times .
Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, went so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. The investigation began last summer and encompasses Trump and his associates' alleged ties to Moscow, as well as the Kremlin's role in mounting a hacking attempt to influence the presidential race in Trump's favor.
Nixon's firing of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was investigating the cover-up of that "third-rate burglary", a power play that also cost the president his attorney general and deputy attorney general? Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice , The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.
But the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said the United Kingdom could not expect the conditions of its membership to remain the same if it took this path. That is because she is also trying to schedule the formal debate of her new government programme for next week and had yet on Monday to agree a final deal with the small Northern Irish Protestant party on whose support she will rely in parliament.
The move, which marks an expansion of Mueller's ongoing probe into whether Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential race, comes just two days after one of Trump's friends suggested the President was considering dismissing Mueller.
Syring's agency sounded a note of caution. Initial indications are that the test met its primary objective, but program officials will continue to evaluate system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test. The GMD interceptors carry no warheads themselves but rely on the kinetic energy of their impact to destroy the incoming missile. Davis added that the test wasn't conducted in response to recent events involving North Korea.
More than 50 shots were fired, according to congressional sources, as the suspect sprayed the area with bullets from behind a chain-link fence near third base. A Capitol Police officer "was using our dugout as kind of a shelter to fire on the gunman , and I kept yelling 'Are you friendly?" Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, said a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention.
The gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of IL. President Trump, in a statement from the White House Wednesday, said that Hodgkinson died at a local hospital from wounds suffered when officers returned fire on the Belleville, Ill., man who owned a home-inspection business.
The meeting comes after Irish nationalists voiced concerns that a planned deal between May's Conservative Party and Sinn Fein's unionist rival the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could destabilize politics in Northern Ireland. Most importantly, with Northern Ireland having voted to remain in the European Union while the United Kingdom as a whole voted out, the DUP has won agreement that will ensure a "frictionless" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
He died after a shootout with police. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) told Fox News that as he left the ball field, a man walked to his auto and asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody. The incident happened in the Del Ray neighbourhood, which is across the Potomac River from Washington .
Mrs May has emerged from a key party committee meeting with backing to continue as PM - largely because there is no obvious successor and no appetite for fresh elections under her or anybody else. Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people.
At a separate hearing Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein declared he'd seen no basis for dismissing Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director he appointed as special counsel after Sessions' recusal. The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an ...
Rumors about whether Trump committed obstruction of justice have been circulating after Comey accused the president last Thursday of firing him to undermine the FBI's investigation into possible collusion with Russian Federation. history. No longer is he merely focused on Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, meaning Mueller appears also to be zeroing in on Trump's actions since taking office on January 20.