Author: 0 Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' special counsel Robert Mueller

The White House on Monday night said that Ruddy did not speak for Trump but did not deny that Trump was weighing whether to let Mueller go. And the White House has said - nothing. But the President is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James Comey - and floating the ...

Author: 0 Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Those words, of course, do not square with perhaps the most famous vote Gingrich ever cast as a member of Congress - a vote in favor of the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton . "Everybody on the left has been walking around town chanting, 'watch for the Russian connection, watch for the Russian connection, look for the collusion, '" Gingrich said.

Author: 0 Trump Steps Up Attacks on Russia Probe's Leaders

Trump appeared to be responding to reports this week that the FBI is investigating Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and his apparent attempts to quash the bureau's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 Patrick Reed sets early clubhouse target at rain-softened Erin Hills

The record for a lowest cut was 1-over 145 at Medinah in 1990. Thomas, decked out in fluorescent pink trousers, was on the move quickly with a birdie-birdie start and had an even hotter finish to his front nine, carding birdies on four-of-five closing holes, including the last three to move to seven-under.

Author: 0 House Health Care Plan Formally Moves to Senate

There is also rising pessimism among rank-and-file Republican senators about the prospect of reaching consensus on legislation to make good on a signature campaign promise, highlighting the steep climb they face to securing the 50 votes they need to pass a it.

National Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery
Author: 0 Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

Trump added that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday. The round fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Justice Department's Rosenstein assures Congress of special counsel's independence in Russian Federation probe

When asked about Ruddy's comments, the White House did not knock them down. Ruddy said that, from what he can tell, firing Mueller is "a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". "And the next day he's now maybe using some of that information in his investigation". "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

Author: 0 Cuba condemns Trump's 'hostile rhetoric' but still wants to talk

April 2009: President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on family travel and the sending of remittances to Cuba. Speaking earlier in Miami , Florida , Mr Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions eased by the Obama administration, condemning a "completely one-sided deal".

Author: 0 Johnny Miller: Justin Thomas' 63 not as good as mine

Eight of the top 12 in the world will not be around for the weekend at this most unusual U.S. Open, where the top 60 and ties advanced to the final two rounds. His whole life has been marked by high aspirations and low scores. He is making his third start at the U.S. Open, with missed cuts in both previous starts in 2012 (77-72) and 2015 (69-79).

National GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names
Author: 0 GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

Rep. Steve Scalise , the third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing his third surgery Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks.

Author: 0 Mamata sees conspiracy in everything: Amit Shah

The GJM has called an indefinite shutdown in the hills. The GJM's call for a separate state of Gorkhaland gained momentum after six other hill parties extended their support and unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday for a new state to be carved out of Darjeeling hills.

Author: 0 Doctors say United States student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage

The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of OH in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality". 'He was such a mature lad for his age'. U.S. officials have denied the sportsman's visit is an authorised mission, insisting he has travelled to North Korea as a private citizen.

National Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'
Author: 0 Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. He was with her when she returned home having spent 24 hours helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "He would say "yeah I agree" or something like that", said former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who got to know Hodgkinson over the course of about six to eight weeks.

National Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
Author: 0 Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

Portuguese radio station TSF, citing the Interior Ministry , said 25 people had been killed in blazes in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of Lisbon . The source of the fire, which broke out at around 2pm local time on Saturday, is so far unknown, but will be determined " in due course ", PM Costa added.

Author: 0 Turnout worries for Macron ahead of election

In a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Macron said both sides discussed ways to outline a common working plan on bilateral and European issues ahead of the European Council scheduled for next week. They include a mathematician, a bullfighter and a former Rwandan orphan. The poll projected the conservative The Republicans party and its allies would be the leading opposition grouping with between 70 and 90 seats, while the Socialist Party, in power until last month, would secure ...

National Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left
Author: 0 Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left

Hodgkinson had taken his van to the mechanic who works two blocks from the scene of the attack. South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan has said he said he was preparing to leave the baseball field when a man politely asked him whether it was a Democratic or Republican team before quietly walking off.

Author: 0 Trump right to make Cuba pay for its intransigence

Senior administration officials said the impetus for the changes was born from a campaign promise and the concern that the Obama-era policies were contributing to the oppression on the island. In January of 2015, Obama requested Congress to lift a number of trade restrictions which had been instated at the start of the US blockade on the Caribbean island.

Author: 0 Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

The city of St. Anthony reported on Friday that Yanez has been fired. Yanez said he acted because he feared for his life and believed Castile was reaching for a gun. He also faced two lesser counts of endangering Castile's girlfriend and her then 4-year-old daughter for firing his gun into the vehicle near them.

National U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital
Author: 0 U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Scalise, 51, a Louisiana Republican who is the No. 3 House Republican , remained in critical condition at a hospital a few miles from the stadium after undergoing a third surgery on Thursday. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL. Mr. Trump could not attend because there wasn't enough time for the Secret Service to organize security, according to the White House, but his daughter Ivanka Trump was in attendance, as were some ...

National Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures
Author: 0 Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures

The hospital said he would require additional operations and said he remained in critical condition as of Wednesday evening. But this year's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity took on unprecedented themes of unity, coming a day after a lone gunman opened fire on the Republican squad as it practiced across the Potomac River.

Author: 0 Scalise's condition improves, but more operations and long hospital stay expected

Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said . Wednesday night, staffers from Scalise's office gathered at his bedside at Medstar. Rep. Scalise was one of several individuals who suffered gunshot wounds when James Hodgkinson of IL opened fire on Republicans practicing for the game in Alexandria on Wednesday morning.

Author: 0 In Rare Moment of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves New Russia Sanctions

The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed an amendment to strengthen and expand the current sanctions against Russian Federation, sending a "strong" signal to President Vladimir Putin over territorial violation in Crimea , alleged meddling in elections and aggression in Syria.

National President says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back into session
Author: 0 President says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back into session

Trump added, "We pray for all of the victims of this awful crime who are still recovering, including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected and cherished by so many ". Scalise, who underwent a third surgery Thursday, is listed in critical condition after being shot through the hip. The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said .

Author: 0 Shot US congressman Scalise improving

So Young Pak, director of media relations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Scalise is being treated, gave no additional details about his condition. He'll need more surgery "and will be in the hospital for some time", according to the medical center's statement. He was shot in the hip but the bullet tore through his pelvis and injured internal organs.

National Virginia Governor Calls for Gun Control after Shooting
Author: 0 Virginia Governor Calls for Gun Control after Shooting

But I'm not going to get anywhere near the investigation. The lobbying effort and a related hearing were canceled in the aftermath of the shooting. I remember thinking, on my drive back to New York City, that this one, the shooting of six- and seven-year-olds, would finally alter the gun-control debate in this country.

Author: 0 Bipartisan Love is On Deck for Congressional Baseball Game

It's a concern I've had for a number of years", he told The Hill following the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that left Scalise in critical condition and injured a further five people. "We're united not as Republicans and Democrats, but as United States representatives", Barton said at a joint news conference . "Steve is a wonderful friend he's been a wonderful mentor not only to me, not only to the Louisiana delegation to which he's a member of but to ...

Author: 0 Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller

But in this particular case, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from anything relating to the Russian Federation investigation. Tuesday morning , Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel ", Ruddy said. On the other side of the aisle, House Speaker Paul Ryan offered some mild criticism of Trump's alleged plan to fire Mueller .

Author: 0 Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise

The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Scalise's doctors had said the majority whip "remains in critical condition but has shown improvement". Congress members and aides watched Mr Scalise drag himself through the dirt field after he was shot, leaving a trail of blood behind him. "By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence, or assaults on our democracy", Trump said.

National Fayetteville Celebrates Juneteenth for 19th Year
Author: 0 Fayetteville Celebrates Juneteenth for 19th Year

This year's Juneteenth theme is "A Time to Heal, A Time to Unite". "This means so much to me because I am a young African-American girl, and I see the hardships that African Americans go through, still to this day, even being free", said Sanford.

Author: 0 DC And Maryland Hit Trump With Lawsuit Over His Business Ties

The lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland , the report said. The lawsuit is similar to one filed in January by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington . Payments to the president's enterprises from foreign and domestic governments through his hospitality empire draw business away from Maryland and D.C.

Author: 0 Rosenstein Warns Against Stories Citing Anonymous Sources

However, several days later, in an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt , Trump contradicted his administration and cited "this Russian Federation thing" as the reason for Comey's sacking. That includes the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner , who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, and is a senior adviser at the White House , the Washington Post reported , citing unnamed officials familiar with the matter.

Author: 0 Dems best GOP in annual charity ballgame in wake of shooting rampage

The opposing sides are paying tribute to Scalise, who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. Congressional Democrats and Republicans put aside their political differences Thursday to play in the traditional Congressional Baseball Game a day after a horrific shooting left Louisiana Rep.

Author: 0 Rosenstein: Americans Should Be 'Cautious' of 'Anonymous Officials'

In response to the statement, former US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March, tweeted early Friday morning that "Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director & defamation of a war hero special counsel", references to criticisms Trump has levied against Mueller and James Comey .

Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million

Scalise , 51, suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. Mr Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, Dr Sava said .

National Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition
Author: 0 Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

Investigators are also looking through Hodgkinson's social media posts and profiles. Authorities also were going over a cellphone, computer and camera taken from Hodgkinson's white van, which was parked near the ballfield. Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition following a shooting attack on the Republicans practicing for the game Wednesday morning. "We're competitive people by nature, and when you get to go out in a major league ballpark and play a kid's game, there's nothing like ...

Author: 0 Paul Ryan to Donald Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

But his refusal to answer a question about who directed him to write the infamous memo suggests he might also be a witness to a crime being investigated by the special counsel. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. NPR reported last week that Mueller had been on the White House shortlist to succeed Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director before the Justice Department named him as special counsel.

Author: 0 What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

Adam Kinzinger said. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he consults with a career ethics official when questions arise about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation. Ryan has generally tolerated every action by the president, but today he suggested that even he may have a line ― albeit an amorphous and theoretical one that may not be firm.

Author: 0 Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

However, while the world's top three are making other plans for the weekend after missing the cut, college amateur Cameron Champ is proving that massive tee shots can still help get the job done on the long, links-style layout. Koepka, playing the back nine first, birdied four of his first seven holes. "It was a bit of a roller coaster". But there was no hope for Day and McIlroy .

Author: 0 Warriors celebrate NBA title with parade through Oakland

But what we don't know-and what there is high speculation brewing around-is if the Warriors will actually make the traditional visit to the White House. If they don't get an invite, they won't be able to decline - something most expect the team to do. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". "It's different just because of what happened past year to be honest", Curry said.

Author: 0 GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

But the existence of the list, confirmed by "multiple sources" to the Daily Caller , indicates the attack was a pre-planned political assassination rather than a random act of rage. A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment. Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers.

Author: 0 Trump privately criticizes Republican health care plan he celebrated

President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Republican senators to draft a "more generous" healthcare bill than the " mean, mean, mean " American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House . Senate GOP leaders are now writing their healthcare bill, though Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have not seen any of the legislative text.