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Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller

Under Department of Justice rules, it is actually up to the deputy attorney general to make that call, though the president could bypass that protocol. Unsatisfied, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said that he'd like the scope in writing. Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy. Read More

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Cosby's lawyer, judge clash as jury pushes patience, clock

Cindra Ladd, one of the 13 who could not take the stand, issued a statement thanking Constand for "her leadership and courage". He praised the accuser and said she is "entitled to a verdict in this case". They first informed Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday that they were deadlocked, but were instructed to keep trying. Yesterday, they came back and told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked . Read More

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Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources

Several congressional committees are also investigating the Russian Federation matter. "First of all, the president has no authority to fire Robert Mueller ". At a previously scheduled off-camera briefing for reporters, principal deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was peppered with more than a dozen questions about ongoing investigations for about 20 minutes. Read More

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British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties

British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties

Theresa May's seeking the support of the DUP as she tries to form a minority government. Although the DUP are unionists - wanting to remain part of the United Kingdom - and broadly support numerous policies of the Conservative and Unionist Party (as the Conservatives are correctly called), May's proposed deal could scupper attempt to broker a power-sharing deal with Sinn Fein - which promotes the unification of Ireland - on the Northern Ireland Executive. Read More

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Trump may sack special counsel in Russian Federation inquiry, says friend

Trump may sack special counsel in Russian Federation inquiry, says friend

It wasn't clear whether Ruddy, who speaks with the president often, was basing his remarks on a specific conversation with the president or entirely on Sekulow's comments. Sessions has recused himself from the investigation. CNN's April Ryan on Monday described "mass hysteria" in the White House over concerns the president is considering terminating special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. Read More

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Killing of Kashmiri policemen a 'cowardly act': Jaitley on Achabal ambush

A spokesman said that three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, including its District Commander Junaid Mattoo, were killed in the firefight on Friday. The resistance camp on Saturday paid glowing tributes to civilians and militants killed by government forces in Arwani on Friday and said that continued denial of the "reality" of Jammu Kashmir by India was taking lives and destroying peace in the region. Read More

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Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Mr Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Mr Trump fired him to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. A few days after the March 22 meeting, Mr Trump spoke separately with Mr Coats and Mr Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of coordination between his campaign and Russia, AFP reported . Read More

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Donald Trump tweets surprising suggestion about firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the widening investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election . The Democratic National Committee called on Mr Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter, but it said authority over the investigation should be given to Mr Mueller and not another Trump appointee. Read More

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Trump's Policy impact on Cuba

Trump's Policy impact on Cuba

The president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of USA cash to the country's military and security services. But, facing pressure from USA business and some of his fellow Republicans to avoid turning back the clock completely in relations with communist-ruled Cuba , he also will leave intact many of Obama's steps toward normalization. Read More

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Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

Responding to Trump's announcement, the Cuban government said in a statement that American attempts to fundamentally change the island were unlikely to succeed. The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 after Fidel Castro's revolution. The new policy will ban most USA business transactions with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group (GAESA), a sprawling conglomerate involved in all sectors of the economy, but make some exceptions, including for air and sea travel, ... Read More

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J&K: 6 cops killed in ambush by terrorists

The bodies of two others, Nasir Wani and Adil Mushtaq Mir, both locals in their twenties, were found in the debris of two civilian residential houses, where they were holed up. Khar, a resident of Kharpora Arwani area, was rushed to the district hospital at Bijbehara where he was declared brought dead, police said. Reports reaching here said forces used teargas shells against the protesters. Read More

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Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Trump later said he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Trump lashed out on Twitter early Friday at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration. Coats met behind closed doors for more than three hours Thursday with the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting a separate ... Read More

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Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

Environment Secretary Michael Gove declined to deny the reports when pressed, but told Sky News that the reality of the election result meant that May and her government would need to reach beyond party lines. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier and the UK's Brexit minister, David Davis, will meet in Brussels on Monday (19 June), kicking off negotiations likely to take nearly two years. Read More

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Was gunman ready to head home before VA shooting?

Was gunman ready to head home before VA shooting?

Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. Her husband opened fire on the baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia, early on Wednesday morning. James T. Hodgkinson raged against Donald Trump and the Republican establishment in a number of social media posts . During the interview outside of her home, Sue Hodgkinson claimed to know nothing about the true motivation behind the trip her now-deceased husband ... Read More

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Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

Famed lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents some of the 60 women who have made similar claims, warns there will be more honest work for a jury to do. "You can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity". Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault. But Steele could not persuade O'Neill to allow a dozen other accusers to testify that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them, too, to demonstrate a pattern of "prior bad acts". Read More

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US Navy destroyer collides with container; 7 sailors missing, 3 injured

The USS Dewey, another destroyer, and two naval tugboats were at the scene, about 12 miles from the Izu Peninsula and 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, searching for the missing sailors on Saturday. Marine traffic records show that the ACX Crystal was traveling between the Japanese cities of Nagoya and Tokyo when it made a sudden U-turn about 25 minutes before the collision and was traveling at 14.6 knots (15.8 mph) at the time, BBC reported . Read More

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British PM eyes deal to prop up minority government

But its influence with Westminster could easily hamper Mrs May's government from functioning as an impartial guarantor during power-sharing negotiations. "The talks are continuing but I think the events in London today probably will have some impact on that". She said the mark of any politician is how they stay the course when things are tough. Read More

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Relatives Of London Fire Victims Unleash Their Fury Upon Theresa May

The leading body for town and city councils in England and Wales announced Friday it is to conduct an urgent review of fire safety in high-rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. It's a politically delicate time for May, who needs to demonstrate her leadership in front of a national tragedy that has exposed anger at the country's social divisions and years of budget cuts under Tory government. Read More

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Last day of the Bill Cosby sex assault trial

This story has been corrected to show the jury consisted of seven men and five women, not seven women. His lawyers had argued the sex was consensual. His wife of more than 50 years, Camille Cosby , accompanied him Monday, and his onscreen daughter, Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show escorted him into the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 5. Read More

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Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says

Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says

Ruddy pushed back, telling CNN on Tuesday that Trump has considered it because Mueller is "illegitimate" as special counsel. Under Justice Department rules, Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. CHRISTOPHER RUDDY: Look, I think Director Comey is a good guy, but I also think he violated bureau policy when he held a press conference explaining why he wasn't going to indict Hillary Clinton back in June of previous year. Read More

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Israel is 'not ready' for peace: Palestinian official

It is not a secret that in many stages following the Israeli occupation, a Palestinian state could have been established, with sovereign and clear borders. "Now is the time to return to direct negotiations to resolve all final status issues on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and global law", Guterres said. Read More

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Another election? The sooner, the better, says Keir Starmer — Interview

In unprecedented Westminster scenes, former Labour big hitters like Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna and Angela Eagle have suggested they could return to the front benches , if their former nemesis agreed to take them back. The implication is that other areas of perceived Labour weakness will be assessed and exploited, the most significant of these being security. And partly because of the successful election campaign and the way the manifesto has been received. Read More

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Kellyanne Conway's husband is now criticizing President Trump on Twitter

Kellyanne Conway's husband is now criticizing President Trump on Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Monday for a "much tougher version" of his travel ban and an "expedited" hearing for the measure before the Supreme Court. The Trump administration said then it believed it had addressed the legal concerns with its new order, which dropped Iraq from the list of affected countries but maintained a 120-day freeze in USA refugee admissions. Read More

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Theresa May Wants Answers About The London Apartment Tower Fire

Theresa May Wants Answers About The London Apartment Tower Fire

Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised a public inquiry. The death toll is expected to rise, as at least 60 people remain unaccounted for. There are a lot of courageous firefighters and police and ambulance workers. She did speak with emergency services. The Guardian newspaper reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling in the renovation that ended in May 2016. Read More

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Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'

Democrats challenged Rosenstein on whether he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into Russia's election meddling. Rosenstein is at the center of Comey's departure: His memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the basis that White House officials and Trump himself have used to defend Comey's dismissal, despite the FBI's ongoing investigation into the 2016 campaign and Russia's attempts to help Trump win. Read More

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List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

A list of Republican members of Congress was found in the pocket of James T. Hodgkinson, who was killed Wednesday after allegedly firing on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball event, sources told ABC News. They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally. Read More

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