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CNN files lawsuit seeking access to Trump-Comey conversations

Tensions are building inside the Justice Department as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplates whether he will become a witness in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. "I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel", Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, told CNN's Chris ... Read More

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Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail fired back at him. Sava also gave an update on Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner , who sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle during the shooting . 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, ... Read More

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Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'

Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'

Asked if he would fire Mueller on the president's orders, he said: "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders". The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Read More

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Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet

In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m. Sunday, Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt". He added, "I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it". Trump left Saturday with his wife and young son to spend the weekend at Camp David for the first time, and is scheduled to return to Washington late Sunday. Read More

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Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", said the statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which it released on behalf of Scalise's family. However, according to Dr. Jack Sava, Rep. Scalise's condition has improved slightly. "He will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks". Read More

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The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney

Trump would later fire Comey, saying at first that he had done so on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, but later admitted that he had made a decision to fire Comey prior to hearing from the Justice Department and that he had done so because of his frustration about the Russian Federation investigation. Read More

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Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

The shooting by a gunman at a GOP baseball practice injured several. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said. The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More

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Search goes on for seven United States sailors after collision off Japan

The US 7th Fleet said in a statement: "As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments". Those who did not survive might have killed by the impact of the crash or drowned by the flooding, Navy spokesman Lieutenant Paul Newell said. The Fitzgerald's commanding officer Commander Bryce Benson suffered a head injury and was evacuated and taken to US Naval Hospital in ... Read More

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Prosecutors Vow to Retry Cosby in Sexual Assault Case

Within moments of the mistrial being declared, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office announced that they will retry the case. The sequestered seven-man, five-woman panel spent 52 hours deliberating, working late into the night and on Saturday, longer than the six business days devoted to testimony and legal arguments. Read More

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Trump promises high paying jobs with new apprenticeship order

In addition to being the leader of the free world, President Trump remains the executive producer of "The Apprentice". We just had a meeting in the Cabinet Room. Trump was joined by a number of governors and cabinet members including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. White House officials discussed the new apprenticeship commitment with 18 corporate executives earlier this week, including CEOs of Amazon, CVS Health, Accenture, and Northrop Grumman. Read More

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Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

He has had several operations since the shooting. The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he "remains in critical condition , but has improved in the last 24 hours". Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March. Read More

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Senate Passes Russia Sanctions Amendment

The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly Thursday, 98-2, more than five months after US intelligence agencies determined Moscow had deliberately interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign. These sanctions have been added to a bill - under debate and nearly certain to win passage - aimed at toughening sanctions against Iran for what the bill calls its support of worldwide terrorist acts. Read More

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Trump confirms he's under investigation, lashes out at deputy attorney general

Rosenstein authored a memo that criticized former FBI Director James Comey over his handling of Hillary Clinton's emails. Those words sound familiar. Rosenstein has authority over the inquiry because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself on March 2 after revelations of previously undisclosed meetings with Russia's ambassador to Washington while he was a Trump campaign adviser. Read More

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Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress

Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress

Hundreds of bullet fragments remain in his body. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the Post reports . Hodgkinson, who spent most of his life in the community of 42,000 just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, compared the economic conditions of the time to those that preceded the Great Depression and excoriated Congress for not increasing the number of tax brackets and taking other tax reform measures. Read More

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Trump tweet not meant to confirm he is under investigation

Trump tweet not meant to confirm he is under investigation

But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed U.S. officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia . Read More

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Watch Third Round From Erin Hills Online

OVERNIGHT leader Rickie Fowler has slipped off the pace in the second round of the US Open , with four players now sharing the lead. Sergio Garcia , of Spain, hits a drive on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. "Show up for the last six holes, anyway", McIlroy said. That increased the likelihood of a seventh successive major producing a first-time victor, although the likes of Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Martin ... Read More

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GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was in "imminent risk of death" when he was flown to a trauma center Wednesday after being shot during an ambush of a GOP congressional baseball team practicing on a Virginia field. "She had no idea he would do this". Sanders, an independent, ran a passionate, anti-establishment campaign that won support from many younger, liberal voters and gave Clinton a closer race than many expected, but he eventually backed her candidacy. Read More

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Muggy weekend with more scattered storms

Muggy weekend with more scattered storms

On Monday , the approach of a front will bring a higher risk of showers and storms. After temperature and humidity levels returned to more seasonable levels to end the workweek, warm and muggy conditions will build over the weekend, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson. Read More

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Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

The judge then declared a mistrial . Prosecutors said minutes after a judge declared the mistrial on Saturday that they will retry the 79-year-old actor and comedian. Mr Cosby is being sued in Los Angeles by Judy Huth, who accuses him of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974, when she was 15. Read More

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Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders

Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice , claiming he is being probed for firing FBI director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. icon though he may be. The special counsel is also set to meet with a leading Republican and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee as Mueller and lawmakers seek to avoid conflicts over their parallel investigations. Read More

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