WKRN was told he is a safe location. Asked whether he thought it was a random shooting , Brooks told CNN: "It sure as heck wasn't an accident". Rep. Our hearts are with them & their loved ones. On Twitter , President Donald Trump called Scalise "a true friend and patriot" and said he was "badly injured but will fully recover".
According to the AP, Alexandria police said that the suspect is in custody. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a congressional staffer and Capitol Police officers were shot during a congressional baseball practice. "It's not a secret we are practicing". Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords called for the nation to "come together". Scalise's position as whip means he has the hard job of trying to keep order in the fractious party ranks and rounding up votes for bills.
The five injured include two Capitol Police officers and the gunman, who was shot by police who responded to the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said. Bergman said before the incident, he never felt the need for security at a baseball practice. Scalise (R-Jefferson) was shot in the hip and is out of surgery after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
They said the man asked if it was the Republicans or Democrats practicing, and they told him it was Republicans. A staff member of Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, was among those shot, according to a statement from his office. 'Today is another sad day in the American landscape where tragedy strikes and a gun is involved and innocent people are hurt and injured as a result of it, ' said LLBC Chairman Joseph Bouie, Jr.
In his whip campaign, he boasted about his conservative credentials and pointed out that he'd be the only GOP leader from the South, which had a major role in giving Republicans their largest House majority in decades. He hit Steve Scalise ", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire.
Chuck Schumer , responding to Trump's statement Friday that he would "100 percent" speak under oath about the Comey affair, said he would like the president to testify in public before the Senate. A USA president is given a wide array of immunities from criminal prosecutions. Trump demurred when asked whether tapes of his talks with Comey actually exist.
Lawmakers wanted Rosenstein to spell out the scope of Sessions' recusal, specifically with regard to the Russia investigation, which Sessions announced after reports emerged that he had not fully disclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
The Trump White House had been considering Robert Mueller as a top candidate to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before the deputy USA attorney general changed course and tapped Mueller to serve as special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's election, two sources familiar with the process told NPR.
Five days after questions were raised by former FBI Director James Comey , the Attorney General defended his decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, denied that he had been involved in any wrongdoing, and pushed back against his former Democratic colleagues in the Senate.
Mo Brooks recounted horrific details from the shooting Wednesday in which House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and a number of others were wounded by a gunman apparently wielding a rifle . About 25 senators and congressmen were at the practice, according to Senator Jeff Flake who told reporters some 50 shots rang out in the exchange of fire between the gunman and the lawmakers' security detail, at around 6:30 a.m.
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. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Angels are +105 money line underdogs to beat the Yankees , who have odds of -125 to win tonight in L.A.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's willing to testify under oath about his conversations with the man he fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "[The hearing] was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost", Trump said in the White House rose garden during the joint news conference .
Rosenstein would be the one to fire Comey, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". As attorney general, Sessions is unlikely to answer in detail questions about conversations he's had with Trump.
In his written statement to the committee, Comey says that in one phone conversation, Trump said "that if there were some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out". Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey "let Flynn go". "It's hard to see how Comey's after-the-fact transcription of his relevant conversations with the president fall within either of these provisions", Vladeck said.
That response came after a sudden burst of chatter about Mueller's termination. Comey told lawmakers last week that he knew details that made Sessions's involvement in the FBI Russia probe "problematic". "That would be a violation of the communications rule that I have". "He clearly wants to protect the president by indicating he hasn't invoked executive privilege".
The defense ministers of South Korea and India will hold talks in Seoul later Wednesday on ways to deal with North Korea and expand bilateral military cooperation, Seoul's ministry said. The alleged spying incident from North Korea comes around the same time when South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for a halt in the rollout of THAAD missile system pending environmental impact reports, which could take a year to complete.
The escapees are: Jeremy Tyson Irvin, 31; Brian Allen Moody, 23; Sonny Baker, 41; and Trey Glenn Goodnight, 27. Sheriff Scott Walton said witnesses called dispatch describing the men seen the night before on the news who escaped from jail.
He also slammed the president for firing him, saying that the "shifting explanation" for why he was sacked "confused me and increasingly concerned me", and going on to call out the president for defamation as Trump went on to smear Comey as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation after firing the veteran chief.
Six others were approved last week, covering construction, advertising, weather forecasting and dietary consulting. The accusations against the Indonesian factory come on the heels of accusations against factories that produced Trump's brand in China.
Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events? The brief news conference - where each President will take two questions from the press - comes the day after James Comey's bombshell Capitol Hill testimony in which the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused the White House of " lies ".
During the Finals, Durant averaged 35.2 points on 55.6 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from three, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steal across 39.7 minutes per game. "I have no reason to put my head down", said James , who finished with averages of 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the five-game series.
Sharia "is a legal or philosophical code derived from Islamic scripture and meant to guide the behavior of observant Muslims", as NPR's Tom Gjelten noted . When President Donald Trump campaigned a year ago, he said he wanted to test Muslims coming into America to make sure they don't want Sharia law to supersede the US Constitution.
Some residents have suggested the fire might have been triggered by a faulty fridge inside the apartment complex and others have said that recently added low-priced cladding on the building's exterior could have accelerated the fire's spread.
The shooter asked the group if they were Republicans or Democrats before opening fire from the third base dugout as the men practiced batting. "The only chance we had was that the shots were returned by the Capitol Hill Police ". As Ryan headed out - and after Capitol Police briefly told members about the shooting - the gym became quiet and members quickly packed up their belongings to head to their offices, the lawmakers said.
Mike Bishop, R-Mich., said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot". When the gunfire began hitting the dirt around him, he says he decide to make a run for it, and climbed over some fences to get out of the area. Paul said that the Republican members of Congress had been practicing on the baseball field for two months preparing for the annual congressional baseball game that will take place on Thursday.
He was reportedly shot in the hip and is expected to recover. Stay with WKBN 27 First News for late breaking reports . Alexandria Police said that victims are being transported to local hospitals. The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among those shot on Wednesday morning, according to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.
The Cleveland Cavaliers boast, easily, the best basketball player in the world. And LeBron James put together one of his best Finals performances ever, averaging a triple-double. And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come. When asked about the interaction in his post-game interview, Durant played coy while his teammate, Stephen Curry , teased him.
Desantis says he left the field around 7:10 a.m. Republicans won the 2016 game, breaking a streak of wins from the Democrats that started in 2009. "It's just a really, really bad situation", the congressman said. A man allegedly approached Republican Rep. Ron Desantis of Florida minutes before the shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday and asked which party the people on the field belonged to, Republicans or Democrats.
Police Chief Michael Brown said officers were on the scene within three minutes of receiving a call about the shooting at 7am (local time) and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. "He was going after elected officials". Flake says Scalise was playing second base at a congressional baseball practice when he was shot by a man standing off the third-base side of the field.
Deputies believe Mick may have lived inside the home prior to the burglary and knew where to find the sweets. The two suspects in the incident, Salinas and Mick, were arrested and are now facing charges of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance.
Given these facts, one might think that the president would wish to avoid contradicting Comey's account in a context where doing so would be a criminal act. Asked if there were tapes of his meetings with Comey, Trump said, "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer". "So he lied about that?" the reporter asked.
Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, but it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. By 1861, that unity was in peril, and a Mr. Morris, a New Englander, felt compelled to suggest a celebration of the anniversary of the adoption of the flag and "a program of a patriotic order, praying for the success of the Federal arms and the preservation of the Union".
Back in character as the First Lady, Tony victor Laura Benanti smized for the camera and told Stephen Colbert all about her move-and what motivated her to finally make the trip. "Now, there's nothing . no reason whatsoever why I shouldn't be in the White House ", Benanti added, trying to hold back tears. "You could look for an excuse, but trust me, you would not find one".
Visitors and medical personnel enter a transport plane carrying Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, before he is transferred to an ambulan. He may, according to Kim, deserve to spend 15 years doing hard labor, but North Korea can claim it is making a gesture of good will, be it ever so small.
Sessions lent his support to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is now in charge of the Trump campaign-Russia investigation. Sessions came out firing, fighting back against suggestions that he orchestrated with Russian officials while serving as a top adviser to Trump's presidential campaign .
Mr Comey alleges that Mr Trump then privately asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Trump tweeted early Friday that he feels vindicated by Comey's testimony . Attention is expected to turn next to President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner .
Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election .
Gingrich told CBS "This Morning" that Trump called him on Monday night to discuss Mueller but he did not think the president was considering firing him. "I've never received any detailed briefing on how hacking occurred or information that was alleged to have influenced the campaign". Comey reported that during this private exchange , the president tried to convince him to drop the FBI's investigation into Flynn, who has since been the target of a grand jury subpoena and has publicly ...
Haqqani insisted that all three attacks were not planned by the Taliban and that the Taliban do not plan attacks in which civilians can be harmed. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani last week confirmed the death toll for the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul had surpassed 150, making it the deadliest single attack in the 16 years since the US campaign to defeat the Taliban.
The detective said, according to the video, no one gave CPR, and there was a lot of talking and anxious looks before someone finally called 911. Bernlohr said Piazza tripped over two sorority members, causing him to fall down the stairs. Video shot inside the Beta Theta Pi house was being shown from the night the pledge was ordered to drink and then fatally injured in a series of falls.
James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, had no choice but to go in alone. Trump raised the possibility of tapes last month and told reporters last week that he would discuss their potential existence "in the very near future".
The 911 call to police was made by a friend of one of the daughters, Loeding said. George Brinkman's vehicle. North Royalton Po. say their triple homicide appears to be connected to a double homicide in Stark Co. Brinkman had also allegedly dated the couple's daughter, Maier said. Shots weren't fired, according to reports, although Brinkman was armed with a handgun during the tense, eight-hour standoff .
In April, the South Korean government reportedly submitted to a court its position that the comfort women agreement reached by Seoul and Tokyo on December 28, 2015, had no impact on the right of the former comfort women to claim damages.
He offered no specifics, so Sessions will probably be grilled about that as well. Senators from both sides want to know why Sessions was involved in the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing. Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings a year ago with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak .
Since taking office in January, U.S. President Donald Trump has faced growing tensions with North Korea , which has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.S. Warmbier was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. "The last 17 months have been an extremely hard and emotionally trying time for the Warmbier family".
In sworn testimony before Congress on Thursday, Comey said that he instructed a friend to give a reporter details about what he remembers the president said in private conversations about the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn .
For most insurers in most states , June 21 is the deadline for submitting documents to state regulators about whether and where they will participate, and how they'll set premiums, Corlette explained. Disruptions in coverage options lead to fewer consumers retaining their coverage . "In order to get a complete picture about enrollment numbers, it is more accurate to highlight the number of people who actually paid their premiums than those who simply selected a plan", the department said.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that former FBI Director James Comey's meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office was "not problematic". "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it", he added. As for his role in Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that he and his second-in-command, Rosenstein, had a "clear view.
The Pentagon chief is asking Congress to pass President Trump's 2018 spending request of $639.1 billion and chastised Capitol Hill lawmakers for imposing automatic spending cuts known as sequestration which he says is a bigger threat to our military then the enemy in the field.
White House aides declined to talk on the record about Trump's words. The president's private comments seem to fly in the face of his public ones, in which he has called the House bill, "incredibly well crafted", among other things. Separately, when reporters asked how much time the public deserved to see the bill before a vote, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said, "Well, I think we're not anxious so much about that as we are getting it together so we can get ...