Author: 0 Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer

The Post reported last week that Robert Mueller - the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election - was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. This will likely go on in the same vein for months, with Sekulow and others defending Trump against a very specific charge of obstruction of justice through his firing of Comey.

National Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police
Author: 0 Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police

The attack comes exactly one week after three USA soldiers were killed and a fourth wounded in Peka Valley, Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan in an insider attack. Sardar Wali Tabasim, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Paktia Province, said another eight police officers were wounded in the attack. In April, scores of Afghan soldiers were killed when fighters breached security at the camp, detonating explosives and shooting hundreds at a mosque and dining hall on the base.

Author: 0 Tropical weather likely in Gulf

As of Sunday afternoon, the system remained unorganized, and a hurricane hunter flight scheduled to investigate the system was canceled. There is a 90 percent chance that the system near the Caribbean develops later today or tomorrow, and an 80 percent chance for the system in the Gulf of Mexico.

Author: 0 Russia slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

Nelson Avila, center, joins anti-President Donald Trump protesters, calling for open relations with Cuba on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami . And there will be no further restrictions on the types of goods that Americans can take out of Cuba , including the country's popular rum and cigars.

National Gunman went to Republican baseball practice with a list of names
Author: 0 Gunman went to Republican baseball practice with a list of names

The doctor said U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was also wounded in the shooting, "sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle, and remains hospitalized in good condition". According to his Facebook page, Congressman Duncan was approached by the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , in the parking lot and asked if those on the field were Democrat or Republican.

National Supreme Court to weigh partisan gerrymandering case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to weigh partisan gerrymandering case

The term comes from a Massachusetts state Senate district that resembled a salamander and was approved in 1812 by Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. The Supreme Court agrees to take on accusations of gerrymandering in Wisconsin . Others say courts should step in. "As I have said before, our redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional, and the district court should be reversed".

Author: 0 Officer-Involved Shooting Near Magnuson Park Leaves One Woman Dead

FIT detectives will investigate use of force and CSI detectives will process the scene for evidence. They immediately performed CPR, but she was pronounced dead once medics arrived. Officers walked to the fourth floor and "at some point, the 30-year-old female was armed with a knife", Jamieson told reporters. Both officers involved will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, in accordance with department protocol, according to the department's statement .

National Thames hits walk-off home run, Brewers beat Padres 6-5
Author: 0 Thames hits walk-off home run, Brewers beat Padres 6-5

Keon Broxton hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 4 and Lewis Brinson snapped a 1-for-14 streak with a triple that chased Diaz, a 2011 non-drafted free agent signed by Milwaukee. The two home runs were the only blemishes on Perdomo's line. "It was a good pitch", Perdomo said through an interpreter. So when I hit that ball, I told him, 'Hey, this is your chance to win the game.

Author: 0 Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

A retrial will likely offer major advantages to the defense, former prosecutors and defense lawyers say, but the enormous publicity surrounding the case may also produce a second jury that is more eager to convict. The 2004 encounter at Cosby's suburban Philadelphia estate was the only one to result in criminal charges. He still faces at least four civil lawsuits from at least 10 accusers.

National James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting
Author: 0 James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

The investigation is focused on IL and the scene of the attack in Virginia. In late March, he moved from Belleville, Illinois, to Alexandria, just south of Washington. One bartender said he spent many evenings quietly sipping cans of Budweiser by himself. "You know, it shouldn't take an incident like this to bring us together", Doyle said.

Author: 0 ALERT: Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Has Been Upgraded to "Serious"

The assailant, James Hodgkinson , was killed in an exchange of fire with police. Sava said Scalise "clearly knows" his family is there and "appreciates" their presence. "Predicting the length of his hospital stay is hard today", said Dr. Jack Sava with MedStar Washington Hospital said. A spokesperson for MedStar Washington Hospital Center also could not be reached.

Author: 0 Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job Before Special Counsel Appointment

The former House speaker Newt Gingrich , a long-time supporter of Mr. Trump's , said in a tweet on Monday that it was time to "rethink" Mr. Mueller's ability to be fair. Multiple House Republicans said that there was no discussion about the special counsel at the weekly GOP meeting. But his comment left open the possibility that the investigation does cover the chain of events that led to Trump firing Comey.

National Minnesota Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Found Not Guilty
Author: 0 Minnesota Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Found Not Guilty

Kaepernick, who famously protested police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem last season, tweeted an image over the weekend of a police badge beside a fugitive slave patrol. It has been retweeted more than 32,000 times. Fugitive slave patrols were common in the antebellum South, watching for runaway slaves. Kaepernick tweeted his support for Castile's family, noting "My heart aches for Philando's family".

National US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians
Author: 0 US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

Mr Rosenstein wrote a memo criticising former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's handling of the email server scandal that was initially used by the White House to justify the firing of Mr Comey . election. Regardless of the outcome, the spectre of Mr Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Mr Trump , whose first five months in office have been clouded by the federal and congressional probes into the Russian ...

Author: 0 Trump lashes out over Russia probe

President Trump issued an eyebrow-raising tweet Friday morning. Aides have counseled Mr Trump to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job. Meanwhile, US Vice President Mike Pence has hired a personal lawyer to deal with requests from the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, a top aide told AFP on Thursday.

Author: 0 Expect President Trump to Serve 8 Year in the Oval Office

Bush as its head. "I feel kind of bad, '" Gingrich said Trump admitted later. "There's no evidence that I know of that this person was anything except nuts", Gingrich was quoted saying of the shooter at the time. "His lawyer wants to take down Bob Mueller. I just thought, 'He's gonna go'". "They're essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor".

Author: 0 Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

President Trump dismissed a potential obstruction of justice investigation into his conduct, calling allegations of collusion between him, his campaign or people associated with him and Russian Federation a "phony story". Moscow has denied U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor.

Author: 0 Thousands in Minnesota protest the Philando Castile shooting verdict

When some marchers ignored repeated police orders to disperse, state and local officers arrested 18 of them shortly after midnight, a state police spokesman said . "We've got to think bigger than that", she said. "Justice was done", he said. "But nevertheless the system continues to fail black people", she said.

National Scalise Family: This Father's Day Has a Special Meaning
Author: 0 Scalise Family: This Father's Day Has a Special Meaning

MedStar also confirmed previous reports that Scalise is showing signs of improvement - being more responsive and speaking with loved ones - following surgery Saturday. The hospital noted that this will be their final update for the weekend. Scalise and the other legislators present at the baseball practice-including Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) -were saved when Scalise's security detail fired back at Hodgkinson.

Author: 0 Trump Lawyer Sekulow: President Has No Knowledge of Being Investigated

One of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers said in television interviews yesterday that the president was not under investigation for obstruction of justice , but when pressed on the assertion, said he was not certain. "And the president has a very effective utilization of social media". "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", she said in a statement ...

National Trump is not under investigation for obstruction, his lawyer says
Author: 0 Trump is not under investigation for obstruction, his lawyer says

But Jay Sekulow , part of Trump's legal team, said the president was writing about reports of an investigation, not an actual probe. Donald Trump is not under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey , the president's lawyer said, in seeming contradiction to a tweet the USA leader had sent out earlier complaining of a " witch hunt " against him.

National Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet
Author: 0 Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet

Lieu's comments come after Trump and his allies against Mueller's character and possible conflicts of interest in an attempt to discredit him and his investigation. I really, truly believe that. He spoke on ABC's "This Week". "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". Attorney Jay Sekulow did his best to explain to Wallace that, to his knowledge, the president is not personally being investigated.

Author: 0 Bodies of missing sailors found on stricken Navy destroyer

Tugboats pulled the Fitzgerald back to port in Yokosuka in southern Japan yesterday, 16 hours after the Philippine-flagged merchant ship ACX Crystal collided with the destroyer 56 miles out at sea. The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the container ship, the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision around 2:20 a.m. local time.

Author: 0 Who the Hurricanes could lose in the National Hockey League expansion draft

The freeze and submission of protected lists, which will be released at 10 a.m. Sunday, created a bit of a trade-deadline feel. McPhee said the Golden Knights will truly be built by way of the entry draft, not the expansion draft, so that might indicate a plan to pick a team that might struggle from puck drop in October compared to what he could've picked if the return is strong enough.

National Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'
Author: 0 Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'

Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against U.S. president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers. After Scalise was shot in the hip, the bullet traveled through his pelvis, fractured bones and injured internal organs. "His risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in".

Author: 0 Senate votes to strengthen sanctions on both Russian Federation and Iran

The US Congress has been empowered to block any efforts by President Donald Trump to scale back sanctions against Russian Federation. Following yesterday's vote on an amendment adding substantial sanctions against Russian Federation to the bill, the Senate today voted to pass the bill, which was designed primarily to impose a number of new sanctions on Iran for "non-nuclear" moves that the Senate objects to.

Author: 0 President Trump's Lawyer: He's Not Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

While Mr Trump's tweets following the report appeared to confirm the investigation , Mr Sekulow lawyer said it only appeared that way because of the character limit on Twitter . If Rosenstein recuses himself , Brand, a Trump appointee, would become the top Justice official overseeing Mueller's work. True to form, Trump's surrogates went into smear mode, using baseless talking points to attack Mueller's credibility.

National Lawmakers criticize Trump's tweets about Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Lawmakers criticize Trump's tweets about Russian Federation investigation

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice in relation to ongoing investigations of Russian influence in the 2016 election. Since his appointment on May 17, Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, has recruited a high-powered team of lawyers, investigators and prosecutors with deep expertise in areas ranging from financial fraud to constitutional law.

National Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person
Author: 0 Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

Mr. Trump's morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Rosenstein is the Justice Department official who was put in charge of any matters relating to Russian collusion or interference with the 2016 USA presidential elections , after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby faces retrial in sex assault case

Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand leaves after the judge declared a mistrial on Satruday. "Heinously and exploitively ambitious", she wrote in a statement posted on Bill Cosby's Facebook page . Pennsylvania law allows sentencing judges to consider uncharged conduct. Constand testified that she was planning to leave her job at Temple and embark on a new career plan and had been feeling stressed.

Author: 0 McIlroy misses cut after 'shooting himself in foot'

The quartet are seven under at Erin Hills after a Friday that saw Japan's Hideki Matsuyama surge up a congested leaderboard with a stunning seven-under 65, while the world's top-ranked players were unable to stage recoveries. This is his third try at the U.S. Open and the first time he has made the cut. Discussing his woes at the long 14th, Casey added: "It was all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did".

National Doctor: Congressman Scalise hit by single rifle wound, remains critical condition
Author: 0 Doctor: Congressman Scalise hit by single rifle wound, remains critical condition

As Scalise struggles to recover, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi conducted their first joint interview during Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game. "After what happened yesterday, I think we need to come together as a nation", said Edward Jones who is going to the game. The lawmakers took the field with many wearing hats to honor Scalise.

Author: 0 Trump allies turn on special counsel Robert Mueller

But Sanders would not say whether Trump had confidence in Mueller amid news reports that the president was considering whether to fire him from the post . US Justice Department regulations outline that a special counsel can be fired by the US attorney general "for cause". House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Tuesday any talk about Trump wanting to rid himself of the special investigator amounts to "rumor".

Author: 0 Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russia probe

One lawyer who knows Rosenstein well told Politico that the deputy AG is "furious" and "amazed" at Trump's tweet , in which #45 confirms he's under investigation for obstruction of justice and accuses Rosenstein of being responsible for James Comey's firing and therefore incapable of managing the probe.

Author: 0 Critics fear Justice Dept. Deputy Attorney General could be sacked next

Trump on Friday said the person conducting that probe was the individual who had told him to dismiss James Comey , who had been at the head of the bureau from 2013 until he was sacked early last month. Trump said he was being investigated by the man who, in the first place, told him to fire James Comey . This week, Rosenstein assured members of Congress he would not remove Mueller - except for good cause .

Author: 0 Cosby prosecutor undeterred by mistrial, vows to try again

Constand, then 31, met the married Cosby 15 years ago through her job as an administrator with the women's basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia, where Cosby was a trustee and the school's most renowned alumnus. Cosby's defense lawyers, however, argued that Constand's account could not be trusted after they pointed to numerous discrepancies in her statements to police in 2005, when she first reported the encounter, which occurred almost a year earlier.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba

Three officials who briefed reporters ahead of Trump's address, on White House-imposed condition of anonymity, said no policy changes would go immediately into effect. The administration wants "to see commercial interaction with Cuba". That brings us to the second facet of Trump's rollback of former President Obama's engagement with communist Cuba.

National Win streaks on line when LSU, Oregon State play Monday night
Author: 0 Win streaks on line when LSU, Oregon State play Monday night

LSU center fielder Zach Watson (9) watches the two-run home run ball by Florida State's Dylan Busby fly over the wall in the first inning of an NCAA mens College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb ., Saturday, June 17, 2017. "But we should be a consistent NCAA Tournament team, and I think we have". "I've never, ever had a bad day here, and I refuse to allow our players to have a bad day".

Author: 0 Trump knows Russia probe includes him

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later said he had already made the decision to fire Mr Comey. A White House official told CNN the tweets were less spontaneous than a strategy by the President of "taking matters into his own hands". "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings ...

Author: 0 Flash Flood Watch also issued for parts of CNY

Some areas of the storm will experience torrential downpours, which can produce localized flash flooding. "Keep that in mind on Monday afternoon". Rainfall of up to 2 inches is expected in northern ME from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Author: 0 All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

Fleury had a no-movement clause that would have required the Pens to stick him on the protected list and leave the younger - and cheaper - Murray exposed , but he did the franchise a favor and waived the clause for the draft. For the Pittsburgh Penguins , nearly all of the debate, intrigue and drama from the 2017 NHL Expansion draft was already resolved during the regular season.

Author: 0 Trump attorney says president not under investigation

Rubio says it's important for the American people to know how the Russians interfered because we have more elections coming up. "So I appreciate you trying to rephrase it, but I'm just being really direct with you, Chris". The committee sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday. When pressed again , Sekulow responded, "He's not afraid of the investigation".

Author: 0 White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

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". Comey said Trump told him he hoped Comey would "let go" of his investigation of the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and also asked Comey to pledge his personal loyalty and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 President Trump Hardens Policy Towards Cuban Government

But Trump is not expected to revive the " wet foot, dry foot " policy, terminated under Obama, which used to allow people who fled Cuba and made it to dry land in the remain in the country and eventually attain USA citizenship. When asked why the administration is setting up stricter regulations on trade and travel with Cuba over human rights after visiting Saudi Arabia during Mr Trump's first official visit overseas, White House officials said that the administration plans on ...

Author: 0 Golfer Harman leads US Open going into final day

Fleetwood began the day in a tie for second and made an encouraging start with a birdie from eight feet on the second. Spieth says he asked Ellie on Saturday night what she wanted him to do in the final round of the U.S. No one had a chance. He'll have to improve on that today if he hopes to make the top 10 and automatically qualify for next year's U.S. Open. Furyk reached 10-under 200 with a 67 in the third round at Olympia Fields, giving him a three-shot lead over Stephen Leaney of ...

Author: 0 Trump fired Comey, so why not Mueller, too?

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 USA election.

National Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'
Author: 0 Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'

Prosecutors focused on a series of text messages Carter sent Roy in the days before he killed himself. Moniz declared that both Carter's failure to act and her actions amounted to "reckless conduct". "I think she needs to be held responsible for her actions 'cause she knew exactly what she was doing", she said . The trial hinged on a sprawling archive of text messages in which Carter and Roy each shared their inner demons, including his depression and desire to kill himself and ...

Author: 0 Protests over Minnesota police shooting result in 18 arrests on freeway

His death captured national attention when his girlfriend, who was in the auto with her young daughter, streamed the aftermath of the shooting live on Facebook . Often, they go straight back to their jobs without repercussions. "I'm mad as hell right now", Mrs Valerie Castile told reporters after the verdict.