The events left the capital horrified and stunned, and prompted immediate reflection on the current hostility and vitriol in American politics. In a subdued statement from the White House Wednesday morning, Trump called for unity across party lines after the shooting .
Sessions told Wyden he "basically recused " himself from the Russian Federation investigation during his first day as attorney general because he "never accessed files, never learned the names of investigators, never met with them, never asked for any documentation".
While it was a huge win for the Warriors - it's the franchise's fifth championship win and second since 1975 - it was arguably an even more meaningful win for Nike athlete and Finals MVP Kevin Durant . I need to sit down and figure this thing out. It was the first title for Durant after 10 seasons in the league, and no one was happier for him than Curry .
He made reference to the fact that Anthem insurance pulled out of the Obamacare health care exchange in OH this week. Presidents are under no obligation to answer questions during what are called "pool sprays", and many, including Trump, often ignore shouted queries.
Five people were wounded during the shooting , including Scalise, a House staffer , a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and two Capitol police officers. A previous statement from Scalise's office indicated he was stable , "in good spirits" and about to undergo surgery.
Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. "What we saw here was one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly". The House canceled proceedings for the day. "I am on the ground, and the only thing I can think of is, 'He is going to kill every one of us because we can't move, and all he is going to do is hit one [of us] after the other, '" said Rep.
There's clearly a gap between the Cavs and the Warriors , but Cleveland clearly beat themselves and didn't give themselves their best chance to challenge the Warriors . "I'm so happy Kevin has broken through and there's more to come from him". " You have to tip your hat to Cleveland ", he said. "This is Golden State's era".
When Republican Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina interjected and noted that "the senator's time has expired", a wide grin swept across Sessions' face, as he looked up at the chairman and former colleague. "It would be premature for me to deny the president a full and intelligent choice about executive privilege ", he said. According to Comey the President further stated, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".
Gov Ralph Northam in the primary for the Democratic nomination for Virginia Governor. "The last couple of weeks by Corey Stewart just came out of nowhere". "I'm more than willing to sit down and talk with him and explain that to him", Stewart said. The biggest surprise was on the Republican side, where a well-connected frontrunner who has kept his distance from Trump squeaked out an uncomfortably close victory against a staunch Trump supporter who many viewed as a fringe candidate.
To update us on the latest developments, we're joined now by Jessica Taylor, lead digital political reporter for NPR, who has been on the scene all morning. No other deaths have been reported from the shooting. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at a Washington hospital, which said he will require several more operations.
In what the paper calls a "major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation", Trump is now being investigated for possible obstruction of justice , and has been since "days after" Comey was sacked by Trump. "I think he's weighing that option". 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.
By then, Piazza had fallen down the stairs again and lay there for two hours until fraternity members found him almost dead in the morning, Scicchitano said. Their lawyer Tom Kline, later said that the footage was the most horrific thing he's said as a lawyer. "Joking among themselves. Kidding among themselves".
He was given a sleeping pill and had been in a coma ever since, the newspaper said . American college student Otto Warmbier was released and evacuated from North Korea on Tuesday after being held captive in the reclusive state for 17 months.
Sessions wrote to the two chairmen that he would testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday instead. Sessions said Saturday that he was accepting an invitation from the Senate intelligence committee, although that was not immediately confirmed.
CBS News has confirmed the gunman has been identified by law enforcement as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Brown said five people were transported from the scene for medical reasons, but he wouldn't provide details on their conditions.
But: When Comey brought it up the next day, Sessions said he agreed it wasn't a good idea to be alone with the president. "It is absurd, frankly, to suggest that a recusal from a single specific investigation would render the Attorney General unable to manage the leadership of the various Department of Justice law enforcement components that conduct thousands of investigations", he said.
Police have not released the identities of the suspect or the victims. Other witnesses described two bodies covered in yellow tarp in the street outside the facility. police and UPS workers were standing around outside. SFPD confirmed he was wearing a UPS uniform. Two firearms were recovered at the scene, Chaplin said.
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Colleagues said Mr Scalise had been fielding at second base at a local park in Alexandria , just across the Potomac River from the nation's capital, as the Republicans practised for their annual game with Democrats. Members of the House have decided they will not give into fear. When Scalise was shot, he went down on the infield between the first and second base, then dragged himself into the grassy outfield as the incident unfolded, leaving a trail of blood, Brooks said.
The President is monitoring the situation, the White House said in a statement. Bernie Sanders acknowledged the alleged shooter was a volunteer for his presidential campaign. Texas congressman Roger Williams' office said one of his staff , legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was wounded in the attack, and was expected to make a full recovery.
The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. It did not identify the victim. A Texas congressman says the gunman who shot Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise at baseball practice had first fired at another Republican lawmaker and missed.
Hodgkinson , shot five people at the practice at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , two Capitol Police officers , a Hill staffer and a former staffer. Joe Barton , the Republican team manager, held a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon in which both talked about the importance of reaching across the aisle and the long friendships between the two teams.
The FBI identified the gunman as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said the first report of gunfire was received at 7:09 a.m. The popular and gregarious member is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the job of House whip several years ago.
This was the final practice for the Republican team, who was preparing for a scheduled charity game tomorrow against a Democratic team at the home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team. "I mean, I've only been in Congress for 10 years and I've had two of my friends shot", Murphy added. In a Facebook post , Duncan said he left before the shooting, but believes he saw the shooter.
The shooter, identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of IL, is dead, President Trump confirmed. Scalise is being treated for his injuries at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he was airlifted to immediately after the shooting .
NBC senior reporter Kasie Hunt responded to the news by tweeting out the Capitol phone number and a request for Americans to call for journalists to be allowed to hold elected representatives accountable. Sen. Amy Klobuchar , the top Democrat on the Rules Committee, tweeted: "Just spoke with Senator Shelby". "As such, I have no knowledge of this investigation as it is ongoing today", continued Sessions , testifying that he also has had no interaction with Robert Mueller since he was ...
The bill, a copy of which was obtained by the News Service, calls for a total tax rate of 28 percent on marijuana sales, up from the 12 percent prescribed by the ballot law. Instead, local elected officials would have had the ability to unilaterally limit or ban marijuana retail stores, cultivation facilities, testing hubs, and manufacturing sites for marijuana-infused products.
The FBI said Wednesday that Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., died after he was shot by police. While Deal cautioned against presuming the motivations of the shooting were political, he said that the political environment today is such that "anyone in elected office is always subject to being attacked, and we all know that", he said.
People were also urged to shelter in place and asked to lock doors and windows. According to sources, a call about an active shooter from the base was a false alarm. The main gate at the base is closed and cars to the campus are being rerouted. Dozens of parents of military personnel who are based out of Travis posted on the base's Facebook page , looking for information.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Scalise was in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Scalise was in stable condition. "Fortunately, he's a good guy", Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer. "The tradition of congressional baseball is a lighthearted custom that brings the parties together in friendship", Flynn said. On Capitol Hill, members of Congress are stunned.
The denomination's annual convention in Phoenix voted to "decry every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and "denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as a scheme of the devil".
Four victims were transported to the hospital, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.), who was shot in the hip but is reported to be in stable condition. Doyle said he will host the entire Republican team for dinner Wednesday at the Democratic Club - a place in which he said some GOP members have likely never stepped foot - to reflect on the day and give lawmakers the opportunity to get to know each other better.
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". 3 job of House whip several years ago. Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire. "He was just walking and shooting", she said of the man, whom she described as white and wearing a T-shirt and shorts.
The shooting was reported at 17th Street and Vermont in San Francisco . They are asking people in the area to shelter in place until further notice. The incident in San Francisco came hours after a gunman wielding a rifle opened fire on Republican US lawmakers practicing near Washington for a charity baseball game, wounding senior Republican leader Steve Scalise and several others before being fatally shot by police.
His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he was "between opportunities" vastly understates the career prospects now available to him - not to mention potential benefits from the public's fascination with a man who has commanded respect while drawing outrage from both political parties.
Weather radar at 1 p.m. showed a batch of storms heading into Wisconsin from Iowa, moving to the northeast, mostly north of Dubuque. More than 230 flights have been canceled at O'Hare and Midway global airports as severe weather threatens the Chicago area.
The amendment would require the administration to explain any moves to ease or lift sanctions, and create a new mechanism for Congress to review and block any such effort. Schumer said the result will send a "powerful and bipartisan statement to Russian Federation and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished, and that Congress will stand firm in making sure they are punished, Democrat and Republican".
DeSantis said he found the question "a little odd". The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of IL. Duncan said he quickly called his close friend and fellow teammate, U.S. The hospital treating Scalise tweeted on 14 June that he was in critical condition. "Both Congressman Duncan and myself believe that yes, the individual that approached us was the same individual who's been identified as the shooter".
But Palestinian officials said they were not aware of any change and that it was unlikely a policy that has been a cornerstone of social support for decades would be altered. Israeli officials said they had seen no evidence that the Palestinian Authority was stopping support. Israel continuously argues that their payments promote violence.
Many people have commented on the shooter's purported Facebook page about how he deserves the death penalty and other punishments for his crime. Brooks said he and others in the dugout aided a wounded staffer until officers began firing back at the shooter.
Hodgkinson , has died from his injuries. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., said his team was practicing when they heard about the attack on the Republicans. Associated Press reporters Chad Day, Mary Clare Jalonick, Ken Thomas, Vivian Salama and Sarah Brumfield contributed to this report . On Wednesday morning, Rep.
West Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday came close to a revenue deal for fiscal year 2018, only to have the deal die early Tuesday evening, setting off a new round of bargaining over the state's budget, minus the additional revenue that would have come with the revenue deal and plus some drastic cuts.
Trump tweet accuses former Attorney General... The president tweeted early on Tuesday: "A.G". In the open session before the Intelligence Committee, Comey said that Lynch directed him to describe the Clinton email probe as a "matter" and not an "investigation".
KING: Well, between the election, there was a memorandum from the intelligence committee on October 9 that detailed what the Russians were doing. Sessions wanted this open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee so he could respond to fired FBI Director James Comey .
The statement says that before the surgery Scalise was "in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone". MedStar Washington said in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon that Representative Steve Scalise "was critically injured and remains in critical condition".
Scalise's aides said the congressman was stable. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". The practice was for GOP members of Congress, CNN reports. Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". "It continued to fire at different people".
USA president Donald Trump said in a Twitter message that Scalise, "a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Numberous media outlets are reporting the gunman who opened fire this morning wounding Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others has been idenntified as James T.
Trump said in a tweet Wednesday that Scalise is "a true friend and patriot", adding that he "was badly injured but will fully recover". Rep. Steve Scalise , a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall.
He was taken to a hospital after the shooting . The other injuries, including those of two police officers, are reported to be non-life-threatening. Brooks said he took off his belt and he and another congressman applied a tourniquet to try to slow down the bleeding. Steve Scalise is the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House, and has the hard job of trying to keep order in the fractious party ranks and rounding up votes for bills.
DeVos has said that students promised loan forgiveness will receive it, but the agency is still studying these regulations. "Fraud, especially fraud committed by a school, is simply unacceptable". Postsecondary institutions of all types have raised concerns about the BDR regulations since they were published on November 1, 2016. The first rule in question, known as Gainful Employment , was meant to ensure students enrolled in for-profit schools and non-degree programs at community colleges ...