USA Comey: 'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes'
Author: 0 Comey: 'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes'

Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he is "sure" the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will examine whether or not President Donald Trump obstructed justice. "I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in and the only thing I could think to say, because I was playing in my mind to remember every word he said, I was playing in my mind, what should my response be".

USA Mylan may have overcharged taxpayers by $1.27 billion for EpiPens, HHS says
Author: 0 Mylan may have overcharged taxpayers by $1.27 billion for EpiPens, HHS says

Grassley's Judiciary Committee has been investigating Mylan's EpiPen pricing since previous year. Because the pens were classified as generic, rather than brand-name products, Mylan paid Medicaid a 13 percent instead of a 23 percent rebate - despite the company being told its classification was incorrect.

USA Cuomo, Pelosi urge defeat of NY's GOP congress
Author: 0 Cuomo, Pelosi urge defeat of NY's GOP congress

Chris Collins. Republicans at the federal level fired back at Cuomo . "Start with me because I'm an immigrant", Cuomo said. "Let him bring it on". Democrats hoping to upend a successful re-election bid by first-term Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan of Staten Island, and Pete King of Long Island, since he is popular in both their districts. At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , he vowed to help defeat the state's republican members of the House of Representatives ...

Author: 0 Republicans Admonish Sen. Kamala Harris Over 'Courtesy' During Questioning

Mark Warner, D-Va., left, during a hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, June 7, 2017 . Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) then spoke up to chastise her, urging her and other members to "provide the witnesses the courtesy , which has not been extended, fully across, for questions to get answered".

Author: 0 Top House Intel panel Democrat rebukes chairman over subpoenas

It's defined broadly as removing oneself from participation to avoid a conflict of interest. Nunes is blatantly ignoring his agreement to recuse himself from the investigation and acting to cripple that investigation. Leaders of the House investigation have guided their probe back to normalcy over the past two months, since Nunes announced he would step aside. The subpoenas spurred more grumbling from Democrats.

USA White House defends Trump as scathing tweets raise concern
Author: 0 White House defends Trump as scathing tweets raise concern

It recently came to light that almost half of Trump's 32 million Twitter followers aren't real people but fake egg-bots that the president may have bought to bolster his image. In the three months since Sessions stepped aside, the intensity of the probe has grown exponentially - culminating in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel.

USA Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself goes on trial
Author: 0 Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself goes on trial

Roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning after locking himself in his truck. Michelle Carter , 20, is charged with involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages that allegedly led to the death of Conrad Roy III. Roy had just been accepted into college at the time of his death, but had been suffering from depression for some time. He says Carter was not responsible for his death.

USA South Carolina lawmakers to consider budget compromise
Author: 0 South Carolina lawmakers to consider budget compromise

But while the proposal spends more than the House version, it isn't free of cuts. On HB1 the conferees are likely to include the chairs of the two committees that did the main work on the bill - Rep. The Senate is expected later Tuesday to otherwise approve the roughly $8 billion spending compromise worked out last week by a six-member panel. Delegate Michael Folk, a Martinsburg Republican, said the leadership in the House, Senate and governor's office all seem to be able to do one thing, ...

USA Woman encouraged boyfriend to kill himself, US court told
Author: 0 Woman encouraged boyfriend to kill himself, US court told

Carter is charged with manslaughter for allegedly using text messages to encourage her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself. The 18-year-old sat in his truck and inhaled carbon monoxide produced by the vehicle's water pump. Recently unsealed documents show Mr Roy attempted to take his own life several times before, and had spent time researching methods online. "You can't think about", Carter allegedly wrote in one of the text messages according to WPRI .

Author: 0 Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman display major PDA at CMT Awards

What they say about the South is really true. We will make it possible for you to watch it on this page. This star-studded musical night will be hosted by Charles Esten . Elle King ("Different for Girls"), Florida Georgia Line ("H.O.L.Y"), Jon Pardi ("Dirt On My Boots"), Keith Urban ("Blue Ain't Your Color"), Kelsea Ballerini ("Peter Pan"), Thomas Rhett ("Star of the Show"), Miranda Lambert ("Vice"), Little Big Town ("Better Man") and Luke Bryan ("Huntin, Fishin' and Lovin' ...

USA Comey to Congress: President Trump told him 'I need loyalty'
Author: 0 Comey to Congress: President Trump told him 'I need loyalty'

Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, said the statement was released early "because that's what Comey and I agreed to", but declined to discuss the contents of the statement. Trump has asserted multiple times that Comey told him repeatedly that he was not under investigation. "And he said that ever since, the President had been trying to be chummy in a fashion that Comey felt was created to absorb him into Trump's world - to make him part of the team".

Author: 0 '16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters

Nadal continued an uneventful, and so far unimpeded, cruise toward a 10th Roland Garros title that has set an interim record for brevity: a mere 22 games lost en route to the semifinals. Friday's semi-final will be the fourth meeting between Nadal and Thiem this season, all of which have come on clay. "I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again".

USA State now accepting applications for free college tuition
Author: 0 State now accepting applications for free college tuition

Undocumented students are not eligible for the program, nor are part-time students. It is open to full-time SUNY and CUNY student residents of New York State who meet academic qualifications. Students are also required to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) available at "But it will be a lot of the same documentation, income tax information - again from 2015, and that will be the basis of determining eligibility".

Author: 0 Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russian Federation

While Coats, a former U.S. senator familiar with the chamber's traditions of collegial courtesy, appeared visibly unnerved by some of the questioning, Rogers was more defiant. Comey is said to have written detailed notes about conversations he had with Trump, which reportedly document the president's efforts to scuttle the FBI's Flynn probe.

USA Gun bill gets tentative approval in House, final vote Thursday
Author: 0 Gun bill gets tentative approval in House, final vote Thursday

Republican state Rep. Triston Cole of Macelona is another sponsor. Democrats said the bills would allow misdemeanor offenders, including some sexual offenders such as stalkers, to carry concealed pistols. "A record number of Americans carry a firearm for personal protection because it is increasingly evident that law enforcement can not always be there to protect us", Catherine Mortensen said.

USA New York LGBT leader attacks Trump for not recognizing Pride Month
Author: 0 New York LGBT leader attacks Trump for not recognizing Pride Month

Who: Detroit Police Chief James Craig; Stephanie White, executive director of Equality Michigan, the Detroit-based statewide LGBT advocacy agency; Dave Wait, chairperson of the Motor City Pride Festival; Curtis Lipscomb, executive director of LGBT Detroit, a nonprofit serving the African American LGBT community; Susan Erspamer, executive director of Affirmations LGBT community center.

USA Woman jailed in granddaughter's slaying ruled sane in 2015
Author: 0 Woman jailed in granddaughter's slaying ruled sane in 2015

A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy spotted her vehicle parked on 9th Street and Waterman Avenue and ran the plate number. Authorities believe that Darrington Clark is driving a black, four-door Hyundai Sonata with the license plate number 7TQL009.

USA White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'
Author: 0 White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

It's a position that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has aligned himself with, too, in the past, while declining to "to comment on the daily tweets " in December when Trump was president-elect. Nauert said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has no intention of advising the president how to communicate. " It's not policy , it's not an executive order, it's social media.

USA Bucks County Schools on Lockdown
Author: 0 Bucks County Schools on Lockdown

As of 9 a.m., police were still searching for Selby. The following schools have been placed on lockdown as a precaution. The search for an escaped prisoner has led the Central Bucks School District to cancel all classes. Monday, according to Warrington Township Police. He is described as a 6-foot white male with brown hair and a scruff beard. The overnight search led to authorities requesting residents in Doylestown and other nearby communities to shelter in place in their homes.

Author: 0 Toll from last week's Afghan bombing passes 150

The Taliban made steady gains in the country since the global military mission declared an end to its combat mission in 2014. As of late previous year, the Taliban contest or control about 40 percent of the country. Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, was less optimistic. The deadly explosion claimed lives of at least 150 people and wounded more than 450.

Author: 0 Putin dismisses US claims about Trump, election

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a Special Prosecutor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to oversee the Russian Federation investigation last month. He told Kelly he barely spoke to Flynn and was only told later who Flynn was. And what I saw during the rest hour was intriguing enough to make me want to come back for more in coming weeks before making a definitive call on " Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly ".

USA In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically
Author: 0 In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically

The frustration between Trump and Sessions has gone both ways, with Justice Department officials upset that the President's tweets and comments caused problems for Sessions and Rosenstein in the wake of the Comey firing. The Justice Department declined to comment for ABC News' article. "Right, and I think the same people who are critiquing his use of it now, critiqued it during the election, and it turned out pretty well for him then", Spicer said.

Author: 0 What you need to know about FBI nominee Christopher Wray

The qualifications include a run in federal courts and a stint in the Department of Justice, though his career since has been rooted in the private sector litigating white-collar cases with the global firm King & Spalding. Newsweek noted that Wray will likely face questions from the Senate about his involvement in and potential conflicts of interest regarding Trump's trust, as another partner at Wray's law firm, King & Spalding, is the ethics adviser on the trust.

USA Reality Winner: Who is the alleged leaker of government secrets?
Author: 0 Reality Winner: Who is the alleged leaker of government secrets?

US intelligence agencies have previously said the Kremlin tried to influence the election outcome in favor of Republican candidate Donald Trump through leaks during the campaign of hacked emails from Democratic Party officials, aimed at discrediting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

USA ISIS claims deadly attacks on Iran parliament, shrine
Author: 0 ISIS claims deadly attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

Militant groups are also known to operate in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province, which borders Pakistan and has a large Sunni community. "The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world", Nauert said. ISIS often claims attacks around the world, even when links to the group can not be confirmed and appear dubious.

Author: 0 Trump picks former Justice Dept. official to head FBI

Bush's Justice Department who represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal. The Yale Law School graduate is now a partner at King & Spalding law firm in its offices in Washington DC and Atlanta. On Twitter , he only offered that Wray is "a man of impeccable credentials". Wray is President Donald Trump 's "least controversial appointment" to date, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

Author: 0 US Senators To Press Security Chiefs On Russia Probe

In just a little more than 24 hours, Former FBI Director James Comey will testify publicly before Congress about Russian interference in the US election. Rogers is also known to have had discussions with Trump about the Russian Federation investigations, and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said he looked forward to public, unclassified testimony Wednesday from Coats and Rogers.

USA Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment
Author: 0 Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment

Kansas lawmakers are reacting after a successful veto override of a $1.2 billion tax bill. The vote on the tax bill in the Senate was 26-14, one vote shy of the two-thirds majority of 27 votes needed for a veto override. It definitely wasn't a gold rush. House Speaker Ron Ryckman, an Olathe Republican, resisted tax increases for much of the 2017 session. State programs had to be slashed, but it still wasn't enough.

Author: 0 NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

The dozen, disturbingly talented astronaut candidates will train at NASA's Johnson Space Center for two years. "Under President Donald Trump , America will lead in space once again and the world will marvel", Pence said. Requirements include US citizenship; degrees in science, technology, engineering or math; and at least three years of experience or 1,000 hours of piloting jets.

USA The Ravings Of A Lunatic: Trump's Tweets Are Now Official Presidential Statements
Author: 0 The Ravings Of A Lunatic: Trump's Tweets Are Now Official Presidential Statements

New Yorker Russel Neiss started the RealPressSecBot account a few days ago. Here's what it does: Scrapes Twitter every 5 minutes for new Trump tweets and then "transforms them into correct Presidential statement format". Dianne Feinstein, D-California, both learned of Trump's new pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director just like everyone else - on Twitter. Trump's tweets could cause him additional headaches in court, as the Justice Department has tried to distance itself from ...

Author: 0 Intelligence chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to downplay Russian Federation probe

And Comey said the president asked him what they could do to "lift the cloud". The Senate intelligence committee will hear testimony from the former FBI Director James Comey the following day. He was referencing a report from The Washington Post late Tuesday that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats had been pressured by Trump to intervene with Comey.

Author: 0 Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore

She urged Caracas to "voluntarily step down from its seat. until it can get its own house in order". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in March said the United States will not continue participating in the council unless it undergoes "considerable reform", without elaborating.

Author: 0 Sandy, Utah shooting victims include kindergartner, two adults

The shooting occurred in a neighborhood about 20 miles southwest of Salt Lake City and about half a mile from an elementary school that was put on lockdown. He says Wednesday is Brookwood's last-day of school before summer. Canyons School District spokesman Jeff Haney says school had already been let out for the day by the time the shooting took place.

Author: 0 Trump Names Christopher Wray, Chris Christie's Lawyer, as New FBI Director

He now works at King & Spalding as a litigation partner, specializing in the defense of individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal cases - and even represented New Jersey GOP Gov. Ryan said he favored a "career person" and that Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill". A senior member of the committee, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, immediately praised Wray, saying he has "impeccable credentials, vast experience, and strong support across the board".

Author: 0 Christopher Wray Is Trump's Nominee To Be The New FBI Director

The announcement comes one day before ousted FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election. Wray left the department in 2005, when he joined the law firm King & Spalding as a litigation partner. Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised the choice, saying, "Chris Wray is an extraordinary person, possessing all the gifts necessary to be a great director of the Federal Bureau ...