The move by special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, the daily said in the report on Wednesday night.
The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he " remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". President Donald Trump is calling for unity in a video message to the Congressional Baseball game , telling the Republican and Democratic competitors "we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home".
The special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election has expanded the inquiry to include examination of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump , the Washington Post reported Wednesday afternoon. A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN. The president previously said that fired FBI Director James Comey assured him in private conversation that he was not under investigation.
The CNN legal analyst continued by outlining that "when you combine it with the apparent...conversations between Trump and the director of national intelligence - the director of the NSA - trying to stop this investigation in other ways, that's worth investigating someone for obstruction of justice".
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice , officials said .
High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. Ruddy is long-time friend of the President . Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein during an open Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing what he would do if Trump asked him to fire Mueller .
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Lee, the leader of Harvard's governing board, said in a statement Wednesday. He said Faust will take a year on sabbatical after she departs. Citing a history of gender discrimination and risk of sexual assault, she also led a controversial effort to ban members of Harvard's elite all-male final clubs from holding school leadership roles and gaining endorsements for coveted fellowships.
Firing Mr. Mueller would be a politically explosive move that would raise new questions about Mr. Trump, whose abrupt dismissal of James Comey as FBI Director generated accusations of obstruction of justice and led to Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter, in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again". The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with ...
Cosby , 79, pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. Actor Bill Cosby (L) arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 14, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.br / The US jury presiding over the Bill Cosby trial will deliberate for a third day after failing to reach a verdict on whether the disgraced cultural icon drugged and sexually assaulted a woman 13 years ago.
The package also would require a congressional review if a president attempts to ease or end current penalties. The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to enact new sanctions against Russian Federation and make it hard for President Donald Trump to lift them.
The MI5 has 4,000 officials to keep tabs on 3,000 people classified as "subjects of interest" although counter-terrorism accounts amounted to over 60 per cent of what it does. Harry said: "Australians form an important and vibrant part of the fabric of life in London and we are reminded of that in good times and bad". Zaghba was stopped at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey in March past year over concerns he was intending to travel on to Syria, according to reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called on lawmakers to grant "flexibility" to the White House in dealing with Russian Federation as U.S. Sen. Lee has not made a statement on his opposition but is known as one of the few Republicans along with Paul willing to buck the majority and even his own party on foreign policy issues.
The Conservatives are still negotiating with the Democratic Unionist Party over whether their 10 MPs will support the Tories' minority government. The delay to the Queen's Speech, which sets out the Government agenda, from Monday to Wednesday may have created space in the diary at short notice.
Keenan said the government hoped this national gun amnesty would bring the same successful results as state-based amnesty, which have led to the hand-in of thousands of un-registered weapons. Fellow cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said if illegal guns weren't in the system they couldn't be used to kill the likes of Queensland police officer Brett Forte recently.
The crowd chanted "USA!" Trump said he also met with one of two Capitol Police officers, whom he identified as Crystal Griner, at the hospital after she was wounded in the shootout with Hodgkinson . Matt Mika , a lobbyist and former Hill staffer, also remains in critical condition. Authorities said Wednesday there was not yet a clear motive for the shooting, as the FBI investigated Hodgkinson's associations and social media postings.
This helped to boost its innovation efficiency ratio, which measures how much innovation output an economy gets for its input, to 63rd place from 78th a year ago. Canada has logged improvement in its education system. China further improved its ranking to 22 from 25 a year ago. Taking into account research and development, however, the country ranks 5th in the category of human capital and research.
The inspections could involve hundreds of buildings, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that checks would made be on tower blocks undergoing refurbishment. Police were unsure whether they would even be able to identify everyone. It had started by a candle but the resulting fire was terrible (there were no injuries).
The shooting will not deter the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity that is one of the few times Congress puts aside their political differences, unites in fun and sport and works together for a good cause. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle but is in good condition, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. Asked if he's confident Scalise will pull through, Richmond told reporters Thursday, "I'm prayerful he will pull through".
We need to have an explanation of this. We realise that a lot of people are still incredibly concerned about their loved ones who are still unaccounted for and our priority is to do the best for those waiting for news of their relatives and friends.
In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May . Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill - who is to meet new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin tomorrow - said she would tell Mrs May that any deal with the DUP must not threaten the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements.
The Pacific Islands Forum said island countries are more determined to take serious action over climate change following the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement . Where the White House video claims the United States set up a $3 billion UN "slush fund", the French video points out that the USA financial commitment to the "green climate" fund is less, per capita, than that of many other countries, including Germany and France.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) on Tuesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation if President Donald Trump fires the special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller . "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller", the California lawmaker tweeted .
Comey testified last week that he orchestrated the leak of accounts of conversations with US President Donald Trump because he thought it might lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russian Federation investigation into alleged meddling in the 2016 Presidential election.
When he tried to enter the cockpit, passengers took to wrestling the man, eventually constraining him. "Everyone on board is safe... But it was not a bomb but a powerbank ", Aziz added . The passenger appeared to be drunk, he said - but was overpowered by the plane's crew. "The objective in any serious incident like this is to get every member of the crew, every passenger off the plane safely, and that was achieved", Andrews said.
Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity and praised the police, while Trump in an address from the White House said that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise. "I was pinned down in right field", he said. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game, which raises money for charity, will go forward as planned Thursday evening and a big crowd is expected.
Despite this, the policy has somewhat remained in the public consciousness as the closest the two sides ever came to reconciling, and the new liberal President Moon Jae-in has revived hopes of its return. The agreement was not a peace treaty and conflict could erupt between the U.S. and North Korea at any time. The speech comes amid continued missile development by the DPRK.
But, of course, even she isn't immune to the kind of disrespect women often face from male colleagues. By the time the dust settled, Sessions had told Harris that her style of questioning made him "nervous". When Eric Holder announced his decision to step down as U.S. Attorney General, there was speculation that Harris could be a possible successor. Her dogged attempts at Tuesday's hearing into Russian-Trump connections to get Sessions to share what he knew and when he knew ...
What's more , in order to accomplish that wrecking operation, the president would probably have to fire Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who entrusted the Russian Federation investigation to Mueller after Atty. In an interview on CNN's "New Day", Ruddy said, "I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel".
Meehan R-PA said. Hodgkinson wounded four people including House Republican Whip, Steve Scalise . "I can't wrap my head around it", Hodgkinson said. "I told the sheriff, 'I don't know what's the matter with that guy, but he can't be shooting like that, '" he said. Hodgkinson had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter.
Political analyst Adam Garrie described the parallel between Comey and Snowden as " brilliant ". Putin reminded listeners it is up to the Russian voters to decide. Are we going to play football or not?" the president asked Gazzaev, who managed the national team from 2002 to 2003. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the 15th annual " Direct Line " Q&A session in Moscow .
Barrett Duke , chair of the resolutions committee, said on the first day of the convention that McKissic's resolution was poorly written and contained some "inflammatory language" not appropriate for an SBC resolution. The resolution touched on the church's racist history, as the Southern Baptists once prominently taught the " curse of Ham " theory, which the resolution describes as "echoing the belief that God through Noah ordained descendants of Africa to be subservient to Anglos" and ...
The original date that the speech had been due to take place was on 19 June. May is due to host the leaders of all Northern Ireland's parties at Downing Street to talk about the potential implications of any deal with the DUP over power sharing at Stormont.
Trump said that the report is a "phony story". "I know I was sacked because of something about the way I was conducting the Russian Federation investigation was in some way putting pressure on him, in some way irritating him, and he made a decision to fire me because of that", he said.
Ambassador to Ankara John Bass after Washington issued an arrest warrant for 12 bodyguards of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over a brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington . Earlier Wednesday, D.C. police said that they have arrested two Americans already over the attack on protestors. The announcement at a news conference by the city's mayor and police chief follows a almost monthlong investigation in which police scrutinized video of protesters being kicked and hit near ...
Ruth Davidson has been in the national news an terrible lot since the general election - and not just because the Scottish Conservatives delivered the one strong performance that have kept the Government in office. But Davidson positioned herself on the soft-Brexit wing and advocated single market access . However, to do so, would be to misunderstand the reasons behind her success in Scotland, and just how far apart she is politically from her English colleagues.
The U.S.is providing ground and air support to the Kurdish-led SDF in the battle for Raqqa , which has since 2014 been the Islamic State group's main base in Syria. RT: Do you think such casualties could have been avoided? MSF warned last week that civilians in the city faced "impossible choices". "Civilians should always be protected, whether they are in areas controlled by ISIS or by any other party".
Sessions had essentially been refusing to assert executive privilege-which could be challenged in court and knocked down-citing a "longstanding DOJ policy" for his decision. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 13, 2017 . Jeff Sessions has been accused of "evasiveness" and "obstruction" by Democratic senators, questioning the USA attorney general before a Senate committee.
At one point, a woman with six children who lived on the 21st floor struggled to escape, but when she reached the ground floor, two of the toddlers got lost along the way. It is believed Rania and her children are still unaccounted for 24 hours on from the ferocious blaze that has killed at least 12 and injured dozens.
Warmbier, 22, spent nearly a year-and-a-half in captivity after being arrested in January 2016. The university student had been on a tourist trip when he was arrested and sentenced to 15 years hard labor, a punishment the United States decried as far out of proportion to his alleged crime, accusing the North of using him as a political pawn.
Her office said later that the key finance, foreign, Brexit , interior and defence ministers would remain unchanged. The result also prompted criticism of May from within her own ranks as well as from the opposition. However, the Conservatives , who were after a landslide victory for a stronger position in upcoming talks on Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit), dropped from 330 to 318, short 8 seats from overall majority.
But Irish nationalists Sinn Fein have voiced concerns a tie-up could destabilize politics in Northern Ireland and undermine the British government's neutrality in overseeing talks to form a new power-sharing government for the province. That laid out the remaining obstacles to power-sharing in Northern Ireland, he said. The initiative restarted on Monday, after breaking for the General Election , but negotiations have again been put on ice on Tuesday as the political focus shifted to ...
President Donald Trump announced that he died as a result of his injuries. Cricket Lobstein, who lives close to his home, said, "There was never a conversation about the man". She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down. "I thought it was some exercise".
Barely a month after Trump dismissed Comey, rumors have been circulating that he may yet seek to sack Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed following the FBI chief's ouster to head the agency's Russian Federation investigation. Mueller has not publicly discussed his work, and a spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. While the Justice Department has said Sessions recused himself in March because of his involvement in Trump's campaign, Comey testified that the Federal ...
An eyewitness surnamed Shi told the Global Times newspaper that the blast was caused by an explosion of a gas cylinder at a roadside food stall. It was unknown whether the blast was intentional, Fox News said, adding that children have been targeted in China, including attacks on schools in 2010 that killed 20 children and a knife attack a year ago that injured seven children.
Testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defence , Mattis said the revised strategy for Afghanistan would be presented to the White House soon. Mattis has repeatedly stressed that increasing the number of US troops in Afghanistan would take place within a broader, long-term strategy for stabilizing Afghanistan.
Owner Matt Jones said the attack "was a awful thing" and Harry replied: "The strength of this community and London as a whole is magic". Prince Harry is helping to reopen a London staple! I was at home at the time but I had staff working on the night of the attack.
Netflix seems to have had a change of heart and will now participate in an internetwide net neutrality protest taking place on July 12. Netflix has always been the poster child of companies that might not exist if the Internet had been locked down and controlled more heavily by the cable and telecommunications industry in its early days.
According to CNN, he repeatedly declined to go into his private conversations with President Donald Trump - frustrating Democrats who accused him of "stonewalling" to shield the administration. "It appears so", Sessions said when asked whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. I understand the adage that often the best defense is a good offense, but none of this is relevant to the basic question: Did President Trump engage in obstruction of justice? "I did not attend ...
Less than two months later, Trump fired Comey for being a " showboat " who pushed a phony Russian Federation investigation that placed " great pressure " on the president. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who asked if Sessions could "speak more frankly" in a closed session with senators, as Comey did: "I'm not sure". Comey confirmed same last week in testimony before the committee.