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Deputy AG: 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

Thomas' reporting confirms those interview will take place, though he cautions Mueller has not yet made a decision to conduct a full-scale investigation and describes this stage of this inquiry as "preliminary". Donald Trump's behavior has become increasingly erratic - even for Trump . "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The congressional commission , which was investigating Russia's ... Read More

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Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position

Clarke Jr., the polarizing Milwaukee County sheriff and a vocal supporter of President Trump , has said he would not accept a senior position that he had been offered at the Homeland Security Department. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke will not be joining President Trump's administration. Clarke's adviser, Craig Peterson , said the sheriff had already formally notified the Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Read More

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Scalise shooter went to Washington to

Scalise shooter went to Washington to "fix the tax system", wife says

When he left, she said , Hodgkinson told her he was going to Washington , D.C.to "work with people to change the tax brackets". Officials also said Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, had pictures of the ballpark on his cellphone, and had been spending time at a YMCA center beside the ballpark for several weeks - using his laptop in the lobby for hours, the Times reported . Read More

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Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Mr Rosenstein has said privately he may need to recuse himself from matters relating to the Russian Federation probe because he could become a witness in the investigation, ABC News reported on Friday. The officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Read More

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Significant Rain, Flash Floods Possible Monday

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of the NY area for Monday, according to the National Weather Service . A weak tornado is even possible, according to the National Weather Service. Showers and thunderstorms are expected beginning Monday morning. There is also an enhanced risk for some thunderstorms to become severe, with strong wind gusts exceeding 58 miles per hour and ... Read More

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Golden Knights 'willing to negotiate deals' so National Hockey League teams can protect assets

Fleury was left unprotected by the Pittsburgh Penguins after he agreed to waive the no-movement clause in his contract. Teams have until Saturday at 5 p.m. Everyone knew that the NHL Expansion Draft was going to be interesting. Aside from Fleury, other goalies available are Florida's Roberto Luongo , Detroit's Petr Mrazek and Philadelphia's Michal Neuvirth . Read More

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Protests as U.S. cop is acquitted of killing black motorist

As initially reported by CNN , the 18 arrested were taken away for refusing to disperse when ordered to by the police from critical areas on a nearby freeway. Her son was wearing a seatbelt and in a auto with his girlfriend and her then-4-year-old daughter when he was shot. "Some people will tell you protest don't work ..." A jury acquitted Yanez Friday after five days of deliberation. Read More

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Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

A source close to Trump's legal team tells CGTN "no". Kushner's spokesman said that it is "standard practice" for the special counsel to request records associated with the investigation. and adviser Newt Gingrich _ have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his ... Read More

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Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation

Trump criticized an unnamed "man who told me to fire ..." The New York Times questioned whether Mr Rosenstein had been asked by a White House official or Mr Trump himself to put out the statement. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to Mr. Trump. "Failure to follow these protocols could result in criminal or civil penalties, and could form the basis of legal claims, legal presumptions, or jury instructions relating to spoliation of evidence", the memo states. Read More

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White House Previews Trump's Overhaul Of Cuba Policies

Restricting travel to Cuba will likely impact earnings for the United States airlines and cruise ship companies that began service to Cuba in 2016 and go against a rising anti-travel sanctions sentiment. In Rubio's meeting with the President, he warned Trump that Washington bureaucrats, the Castro government and outside businesses were not going to let him try and a crackdown on trade and travel between both countries. Read More

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Virginia governor claims 93 million U.S. citizens die a day

Virginia governor claims 93 million U.S. citizens die a day

Also, just because a person carries a gun does not mean he or she will use it responsibly. McAuliffe's remarks on Wednesday drew swift criticism from Republicans. He is in critical but stable condition at George Washington Hospital. Gun violence is a cultural problem in the United States. That bill passed and was ultimately successful in killing the New Orleans lawsuit after the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the law in a 2001 ruling. Read More

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Juneteenth celebrations to cause road closures in Austin

Juneteenth celebrations to cause road closures in Austin

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway. There, celebrants heralded the end of slavery via the Emancipation Proclamation - read in its entirety as part of the ceremony - while acknowledging the vast contributions blacks have made, and will continue to make, in society. Read More

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Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump

The Justice Department on Friday argued that those plaintiffs lacked the legal standing to sue because they can not allege enough specific harm caused by Trump's businesses. The lawsuits first seek a court ruling giving them "standing" to pursue their claims. The lawsuit also focuses on the fact that Trump chose to retain ownership of his company when he became president. Read More

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Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

Later, that position was contradicted by the President himself , in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt , when he stated that he had made up his mind to fire Comey before he had even seen the Rosenstein memo . It culminated in a tweet Friday from President Donald Trump . Rosenstein brought up the possibility of recusing himself during a meeting with the Justice Department's third-in-command - behind Sessions and Rosenstein - Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand ... Read More

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The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

The other is this: The president has reportedly spent a good deal of time in recent weeks berating Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe. When Comey was deputy attorney general in the Bush administration, he appointed a close friend and former colleague, Patrick Fitzgerald, as special counsel to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer. Read More

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Scalise's condition after shooting 'more difficult' than thought

Scalise's condition after shooting 'more difficult' than thought

A playground near the baseball field is cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continue at the scene in Alexandria, Va ., Thursday, June 15, 2017 , the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that the lawmaker has been able to respond to family members visiting him in the hospital. Read More

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President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says

If Mueller was sacked, and he believed that it was not for good cause, Van Hollen asked, could Mueller go to the courts for recourse? "I said that the President was indeed considering that". "The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job.", he said. "But what we do know, if indeed the president does fire Mueller, it shows he's impeding the process yet again". Read More

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Rod Rosenstein Says There's No Reason to Fire Mueller

In his interview , Ruddy said Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel . Rosenstein's testimony comes amid public statements from Trump confidants that the American president is mulling removing Mueller from the investigation. Read More

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Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning

Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning

Scalise received numerous blood transfusions as surgeons worked to fix his torn blood vessels and other wounds, Sava said , adding: "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours". Scalise had been awake immediately after the shooting, Sava said, but had gone into shock by the time he arrived at the hospital. Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement ... Read More

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Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update Saturday on behalf of the Scalise family. The shooting by a gunman at a GOP baseball practice injured several. The hospital said earlier in the week that he had undergone surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg. "We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from across Louisiana and across the country, as well as President [Donald] Trump, Vice President [Mike] Pence ... Read More

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Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire counsel

Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire counsel

Trump has made it clear that he is frustrated by the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, which USA intelligence officials have said was done to tilt the outcome in Trump's favor. Rosenstein was asked about it and answered this way, "You have my assurance that Director Muller will have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct the investigation". Read More

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Rep. Scalise 'better' but still in 'critical condition,' says hospital

Rep. Scalise 'better' but still in 'critical condition,' says hospital

The game at Nationals Park, Washington DC, carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Republican Mr Scalise, 51, and the determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport. As for rehabilitation, Sava said he believed Scalise will be "able to walk and hopefully run" in the future. He remains in critical condition. "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of ... Read More

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Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Federal Investigation

President Donald Trump made a surprising comment about the possible investigation into obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey . The White House referred to Trump's outside legal counsel when asked if the president was specifically referring to Rosenstein . Trump fired Comey on May 9, initially citing Rosenstein's memorandum, but later telling NBC News anchor Lester Holt that he always planned to fire Comey . Read More

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Casey rides rollercoaster up US Open leaderboard

Jordan Spieth (71) snuck just inside the cut-line at even-par, while playing partner and defending US Open champion Dustin Johnson (73) missed the cut at four-over. After the Travelers, McIlroy will take a week off and then play in the Irish Open, the Scottish Open and the British Open in consecutive weeks. Sometimes, they even raise the trophy after 72 holes, a la Shaun Micheel at the 2003 PGA Championship. Read More

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Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery

Scalise received numerous blood transfusions as surgeons worked to fix his torn blood vessels and other wounds, Sava said, adding: "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours". Rep. Steve Scalise , a Republican from Louisiana, was among those shot by Hodgkinson. The rifle blast to Scalise's left hip, as he stood near second base, caused "substantial damage" to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. Read More

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Lead Surgeon: US Congressman Scalise Showing Improvement After Being Shot

The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said . President Donald Trump said Friday that Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". US President Donald Trump has called for unity in the wake of the horrific shooting incident in which a top Republican leader was injured, saying that despite differences the devotion to the country brings the people together. Read More

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A Day After Alexandria Shooting, More Questions, Few Answers

In addition to targeting Republicans and the newfound assassination list, Hodgkinson posted inflammatory statements on Facebook criticizing President Trump and other members of the Republican party. Scalise remained in critical condition at a local hospital, his family by his side, grievously wounded by a bullet that entered at the hip and injured internal organs. Read More

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