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National White House still mum on Trump's confidence in Sessions
Author: 0 White House still mum on Trump's confidence in Sessions

Trump has fumed to allies and advisers ever since, suggesting that Sessions made a needless decision. As The New York Times reported , Trump later began to blame Sessions' recusal for the deepening of the Russian Federation inquiries that culminated in the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller .

Author: 0 5 questions James Comey refused to answer in his Senate testimony

Fired FBI Director James Comey's much-hyped testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was the rare Washington hearing that actually lived up to its billing. Comey "put a dagger, if you will, right near the heart of Sessions", Rather said. They say he did it by recounting details of interactions that could show the president meant to obstruct justice.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

The White House has denied collusion with Moscow . Comey told senators he believed Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation. " Those were lies, plain and simple ". Comey made a decision to call Trump's bluff and gave the memo documenting his February 14 meeting at the White House to Columbia law professor Daniel Richman , who then described its contents to a New York Times reporter.

Author: 0 Trump heads to OH to talk infrastructure amid Comey crisis

Trump began by thanking OH for his win saying, "supposed to be close...wasn't close", drawing laughter from the crowd. Trump's infrastructure plan relies heavily on tax cuts. The president announced his intention to privatize air-traffic control during an elaborate ceremony in the East Room on Monday, signing a non-binding memo outlining his air-traffic plan.

Author: 0 US bars throwing 'covfefe' parties for televised Comey testimony

Under intense questioning by committee members for more than two hours, Comey said he believed he was sacked by President Trump because of the Russian Federation investigation. Comey had quite a bit to say about his firing, which leaves him looking like a disgruntled former employee . Sources said that despite being called a liar by the man he fired during yesterday's three-hour Senate intelligence committee grilling, Mr Trump was relieved at the outcome.

Author: 0 This is why intel leaders wouldn't talk to the Senate today

Trump and his affiliates", Warner said. "But I will make the following comment". SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Today's hearing was supposed to be about whether to renew the law authorizing foreign surveillance. Rogers said he did, asking if the White House "intended to invoke executive privileges associated with any interactions between" himself and Trump.

Author: 0 Climate Decision Could Endanger Trump Properties

Engineering legend Bill Nye, who we know best as the "Science Guy," said that Trump can not logically build a border wall against Carbon dioxide emissions. Just days after Trump's announcement, California Governor Jerry Brown met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and signed an agreement to work on reducing emissions.

National South Korea's leader warns North after latest missile launch
Author: 0 South Korea's leader warns North after latest missile launch

While a ballistic missile is created to launch into the air, travel outside the atmosphere and fall back to earth, a cruise missile flies in a relatively straight line above land or water at a much lower altitude. This was the 10 North Korean missile test this year, which led to South Korean President Moon Jae-in calling a National Security Council meeting, came just a day after he suspended the us missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

National Woman distracted by phone falls over basement access doors
Author: 0 Woman distracted by phone falls over basement access doors

EMTs transported the woman to an area hospital, as she was considered in stable condition as of late Thursday afternoon. Passersby reach out to help her, but she is already mid-fall and disappears into the hole. Texting while walking was a big mistake for this woman in Plainfield, New Jersey. Her son says his mom can not see blended colors and wishes workers had put up some cones to indicate the sidewalk access door was open while they made repairs.

Author: 0 A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

Marcus Roberts, a pollster for YouGov told CNN the results were "extraordinary" as they had been predicting a Conservative landslide. But Islamist attacks in London and Manchester have put her under pressure over her six years as interior minister, while campaign missteps have dented her reputation as a safe pair of hands.

Author: 0 Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

Further proof of who's believable: Back when he axed Comey, Trump tried to get away with it by blaming a contrived memo focused on Comey's long-ago behavior in the Clinton email investigation, and then by claiming he had lost the support of his agents and that the bureau Comey led was in disarray.

Author: 0 Russian Federation interfered in United States presidential polls with objective: James Comey

To this Comey said the FBI was investigating as fast as possible but believed it to be a bad idea to make public statements primarily because "it would create a duty to correct, should that change". Talk about meddling: Comey was especially unnerved in the February 14 meeting when Trump cleared the room to be alone with Comey . Senator James Risch (R-ID) questioned Comey early in the hearing about the possibility of obstruction of justice regarding the investigation of General ...

Author: 0 Phelan Advances to 1500-Meter Final at NCAA Outdoors

Raevyn Rogers and Brooke Feldmeier will compete in the 800 Meters. She was the top finisher in long jump at the meet in Eugene, Ore . on Thursday night. Florida's women sit in a tie for seventh place with 10 points, though they are within four points of everyone but No. 6 Georgia (24.2 points), which holds the lead after one day.

National Hung UK parliament puts Brexit talks off balance
Author: 0 Hung UK parliament puts Brexit talks off balance

European Council president Donald Tusk has said he believes Article 50 can be reversed, but Government ministers insist there is "no turning back". With talks due to start in Brussels in ten days time, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit".

Author: 0 UK Election Exit Poll Predicts a 'Hung Parliament.' What Is That?

Of particular concerns for the Tories is the exit poll predicts a left-wing coalition of parties made up of Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats would control nearly as many seats in the Commons. The conservative party has claimed 294 seats or 45.2%. The centre-left, pro-EU Lib Dems were having a mixed night. And, in Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP), also suffered a bad night - but for different reasons: it is strongly pro-Europe, but clearly Scots have exhausted of ...

Author: 0 Trump to Comey: 'Good luck,' I'll be too busy to watch

Trump has defended his usage of social media and claims that the mainstream media is trying to shut them down. When asked on Tuesday if President Trump's tweets were considered official White House statements, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump's tweets are "official statements".

Author: 0 London Mayor Khan suggests calling off Trump state visit to Britain

Khan said earlier this year Trump should be denied a state visit to Britain due to his "cruel and shameful" immigration policies. "I'm not tangoing with this guy", Khan said of Trump. Trump, meanwhile, said that "it is his ignorance to say that" and has raised questions about the approach of London's to confronting terrorism. Donald Trump Jr.

Author: 0 Xbox One Exec Responds to Report about Low Backwards Compatibility Usage

It was an announcement that proved to be one of the biggest of the entire show. The picture is largely the same on the PlayStation 4. Backward compatibility was something that a lot of gamers wanted for the new consoles. So far there have been no real hints as to what could be presented, although with it being almost 6 years since the release of Skyrim there's hope from fans that we could see the announcement of the next Elder Scrolls game.

National Astros pounce late to earn split
Author: 0 Astros pounce late to earn split

Lorenzo Cain's one-out triple in the seventh ended McCuller's no-hit bid. Mike Minor (3-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the Royals . Yankees 9, Red Sox 1: Gary Sanchez homered twice to drive in five runs and host NY pounded David Price again a night after the Boston ace had an angry exchange with a reporter.

Author: 0 US Attorney General Sessions Offered Resignation in May, Trump Declined

Trump also voiced frustration over the Department of Justice's modification to his proposed travel ban, which courts have held up. The bromance appears to have come to an abrupt end over Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation as well as his failure to draw up a travel ban that would satisfy the courts.

National United States intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge
Author: 0 United States intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

At one point she wrote, " I want to burn the White House down . find somewhere in Kurdistan to live". Victor charged with leaking USA governmen. Gary Davis said his stepdaughter isn't a flight risk. Solari countered that Winner's political agenda mattered more to her than her oath to protect secrets entrusted to her, adding that she might be tempted to flee if further charges were brought in the continuing investigation.

Author: 0 Republicans close ranks around Trump during Comey testimony

Comey on Thursday , accusing Comey of being a "leaker" and suggesting he could be investigated for releasing accounts of his private conversations with Trump. While fired FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump assured an evangelical group that the USA would stand up for religious freedom.

Author: 0 DA details charges against two men in Ghost Ship fire

Almena, 46, who friends knew as Derick Ion, was convicted in January of receiving stolen property, specifically an Airstream trailer from his landlord in January 2015, court records show. Almena was booked into Lake County jail shortly before 1 p.m. Monday and was being held on $1 million bail. It is unclear whether the men have entered pleas and whether Harris has retained an attorney.

National Catalonia steps up separatist challenge with Oct. 1 vote
Author: 0 Catalonia steps up separatist challenge with Oct. 1 vote

Carles Puigdemont , president of the government of Catalonia, said voters would be asked whether they wanted the north-east region "to become an independent state in the form of a republic". Puigdemont now wants a binding referendum - even though Madrid has pledged to be just as tough this time round. Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría dismissed the announcement and said: "They can announce a referendum as many times as they want and put it back as many weeks as they ...

National Officers Help Ignite the Opening Ceremony for Special Olympics in North Dakota
Author: 0 Officers Help Ignite the Opening Ceremony for Special Olympics in North Dakota

It's been an annual tradition since the 1980s for law-enforcement agencies across the United States to carry and escort the "Flame of Hope" for the Special Olympics. He said theme of the torch run each year is "just one more". This year's torch runs marked the 30th anniversary of the event, which has also seen three decades of friendships as provincial and municipal police forces across Ontario have adopted Special Olympics as their top fundraising cause.

National UConn women's basketball team to face Tulane twice next season
Author: 0 UConn women's basketball team to face Tulane twice next season

East Carolina's conference schedule features a home-and-home series against UConn , Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa. With the addition of Wichita State in 2017-18, each team in the American will play seven of its 11 opponents twice, and the other four opponents once each - two at home and two away.

Author: 0 Trump Wanted Loyalty, Drop Flynn Investigation — Fired FBI Director

One observer chose to interpret Comey's use of " no fuzz " as saying a "high-confidence judgment" about the likelihood that Russian Federation tried to tip the scales in the 2016 race for president. Although it may be, it is also in aid of your true intention, which appears to be getting back at the man who fired you. Feinstein: But I have to ask this.

National Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia collusion theories 'came apart' during Comey testimony
Author: 0 Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia collusion theories 'came apart' during Comey testimony

Tomorrow, ex-FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before Congress regarding whether or not Trump may have attempted to curtail the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Legal experts disagreed about whether Comey crossed any legal or ethical lines by leaking his memo of the conversations through a "friend", who was identified as a Columbia University law professor.

Author: 0 Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

If US President Donald Trump 's tweets were not enough, here comes a "bot" that formats his tweets as official White House statements - enough to jolt administrative officials who have tried to downplay Trumps Twitter habits. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points. "The president is the most effective messenger on his agenda and I think his use of social media - he now has a collective total of close to 110 million across different platforms - gives him an opportunity to ...

Author: 0 Senate GOP paves way for ObamaCare repeal bill

Raúl Labrador told Independent Journal Review Tuesday night he is firmly opposed to voting for a health care bill that does not include a waiver for states to opt out of community ratings, which the Senate version may not. Over 400,000 Louisiana residents gained access to health care through the Medicaid expansion , but Louisiana Sen. "We're getting close to having a proposal to whip and take to the floor", the Kentucky Republican told reporters .

Author: 0 House GOP backs bill to undo much of Dodd-Frank

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, quipped that she calls the act the " Wrong Choice Act" because it would be extremely harmful for hardworking Americans across the country. "What a package would look like I don't necessarily know", he said, referring questions to Crapo. "After years of defeat, with President Trump in the White House this bill has the opportunity to become law".

National Justice Dept: Sessions recused from probe due to campaign
Author: 0 Justice Dept: Sessions recused from probe due to campaign

Trump didn't mention Sessions by name in the tweet - just like he isn't mentioning him in the White House much these days. Citing people close to Trump, The Times said the president was incensed by the Justice Department's handling of his now-blocked travel ban and Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation - a move that ultimately led to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the inquiry.

Author: 0 What we learned from Comey's testimony

If any Americans were part of helping the Russians [interfere with the 2016 election], that is a very big deal. He denied that Trump had told Comey at a one-on-one dinner on January 27, "I need loyalty". The senators were stuck in their little boxes, yes, with Democrats chiefly interested in what the president may have done wrong and Republicans eager to keep from hearing about that.

National Man tries to open ATM with stolen backhoe
Author: 0 Man tries to open ATM with stolen backhoe

The backhoe was stolen, then driven about five miles to a bank , where the man tried to use it to break in. But the attempted robber was left frustrated after the machine proved too hard to crack. Police say the backhoe excavator was taken five miles away and $10,000 worth of damage was caused during the freakish June 1 incident. In that theft, he stole cash and took the ATM.

National What We Learned, And Didn't, From Comey Testimony
Author: 0 What We Learned, And Didn't, From Comey Testimony

Democratic Sen Joe Manchin of West Virginia asked Comey the key question: "Do you believe this arises to obstruction of justice?" The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was so concerned about Donald Trump's lying that he made detailed and contemporaneous notes after each of their meeting - something he never felt he had to do with Presidents Obama and Bush or any other member of past and present administrations.

Author: 0 Most voters want President Donald Trump to stop tweeting

President Trump on Christian Broadcasting Network in late January said about his incessant tweeting behavior "I can do messages around the media and get my word out, the way I mean my word". Now, here's the problem: I guess Sean Spicer hadn't been talking with or even paying attention to what the other members of the Trump administration had been saying in the media, because earlier this week, Kellyanne Conway said, "No, this is just Donald Trump just talking".

National Disability Advocates Urge Changes to Federal Healthcare Bill
Author: 0 Disability Advocates Urge Changes to Federal Healthcare Bill

Unlike about two dozen states, Tennessee never expanded its Medicaid program under Obamacare. But in some states, health insurers have been satisfied to remain in the exchanges. The divide between health outcomes for the richest and poorest Americans is among the largest in the world, according to a new study . Under the 2010 legislation, this included hospitalizations and maternity care.

Author: 0 Donnelly, Banks issue statements on Comey testimony

Comey might not have landed a fatal blow, but he offered a troubling look at one president's extremely flawed character. Trump's attorney put out a statement shortly after the hearing , denying that Trump had pressured Comey on the Flynn investigation, and largely dovetailing with the talking points in conservative media - slamming Comey for leaking his memo and reiterating that he'd said Trump wasn't under investigation.

National Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers
Author: 0 Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

CDT (Central Daylight Time) on 8 June at a southwest Alabama prison. State prosecutors reported Melson and another man who used to work at a Popeye's in Gadsden robbed the restaurant. Melson's attorneys had filed a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to stay the execution. At a press conference following the execution, Commissioner Jeff Dunn read a prepared statement from the Collins family.

National Comey leaked Trump meeting memos to prompt naming of special prosecutor
Author: 0 Comey leaked Trump meeting memos to prompt naming of special prosecutor

The hearing, called to discuss Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) legislation but focused on Comey's sacking - was watched by millions across the United States and was dubbed by the media as Washington's Super Bowl. On May 16, The New York Times published a report based on the Comey memo, and the following day, former FBI director Robert Mueller was named special counsel to take over the investigation.

National Missouri Governor Calls for Special Legislative Session for Pro-Life Measures
Author: 0 Missouri Governor Calls for Special Legislative Session for Pro-Life Measures

In a video message shared on Twitter on Wednesday, Greitens declares himself to be "pro-life" and "proud to support life-the lives of mothers, their children and the innocent unborn". "We urge the state legislature to address these matters quickly", she continued. The governor also said his administration is also proposing "a fix" to prevent abortion providers from interfering with emergency responders.

National UK election 2017: full results
Author: 0 UK election 2017: full results

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry insists "we're not having a coalition" and that either Labour will govern as a minority or the Conservatives will. "May's big gamble fails", said The Times , an angle also favoured by the business daily The Financial Times , while the pro-Labour Daily Mirror said May's job was "hanging by a thread" after her election bet seemed to have failed.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. comes to his father's defense with anti-Comey tweetstorm

Trump's administration chose to "defame" him and the FBI , Comey said , using " lies, plain and simple ". Near the end of the conversation, Mr Trump said: "He is a good guy, I hope you can let this go". "I think people now realize why the president is so frustrated". Mr Comey , who was sacked by Donald Trump on 9 May, gave some clues to the inner workings of the Trump administration and its relationship with the intelligence services.

National London Mayor Expertly Dismantles Trump's Deranged Twitter Assault
Author: 0 London Mayor Expertly Dismantles Trump's Deranged Twitter Assault

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan closes his eyes as he joins London Ambulance workers in observing a minute's silence at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London, in honour of the London Bridge terror attack . Following a terrorist attack in March in London's Westminster, Donald Trump Jr . also used Twitter to criticize the London mayor . " There's no reason to be alarmed ".

Author: 0 Saudi FM: 'Brother State' Qatar Must Act to End Crisis

Qatar will respect the LNG gas agreements it has made with the United Arab Emirates despite its cutting off relations with Doha , Sheikh Mohammed said . Qatar strongly denies the allegations and has expressed a willingness to engage in talks. He says Qatar will need to close or limit its Al-Jazeera news network and stop funding extremists groups to end the crisis.

National Virginia joins other states in Paris climate goal alliance
Author: 0 Virginia joins other states in Paris climate goal alliance

I think they applauded because they knew it would put this country at a disadvantage. A sign at a nearby rally held as a counter to the "Pittsburgh, Not Paris" rally correctly noted that "Pittsburgh's Mayor Supports the Paris Accord". Today, Connecticut announced it would join the alliance . Nine other states and Washington, D.C. have also reportedly said that they plan to abide by the guidelines of the Paris agreement .