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USA Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel
Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel

Mark Warner of Virginia, the vice chairman of the panel, is among those concerned, a source says. Reed said he also wants to know if Sessions had more meetings with Russian officials as a Trump campaign adviser than have been disclosed. Trump had initially said that he fired the former FBI director because he did not believe that Comey was providing the Bureau with strong leadership, something which Comey said were " lies, plain and simple ".

Author: 0 US Senate panel questions Sessions on Russia, Comey

Sessions is the most high-profile figure from the Trump administration to appear for a hearing into the matter. Throughout the testimony, which is addressing several of the controversies that have followed Sessions from his tenure as a USA senator from Alabama to his position as the head of the Department of Justice, the attorney general pushed back against suggestions that he engaged in additional meetings with Kislyak or committed perjury during his confirmation hearing.

Author: 0 Officer never saw Philando Castile's gun before shooting, prosecutor says

Squad-car video played repeatedly for the jury last week shows that the situation escalated quickly, with Yanez shooting Castile just seconds after the driver volunteered, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me". The patrolman's shouted expletives at his targeted victim and claimed in court that he opened fire because Castile was reaching for a gun. He tells his supervisor that he didn't know where Castile's gun was and that he told him to take his hand off it.

USA Trump on Comey testimony: 'No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker'
Author: 0 Trump on Comey testimony: 'No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker'

He says nobody would ask a man he hardly knew to pledge loyalty to him. Asked on Thursday at the hearing about the prospect of the conversations having been recorded, Comey replied: " Lordy, I hope there are tapes! ". "Well. when it comes to the tapes and it comes to testifying, he ought to say what he means, and if he does, we'll take him - we'll take him up on each case".

USA Senate Moves to Restrict Televised Interviews in US Capitol
Author: 0 Senate Moves to Restrict Televised Interviews in US Capitol

Senate Republicans today initiated a shocking clampdown on freedom of the press. In a statement, ACLU Political Director Faiz Shakir said the rules violate "the core values of our democracy". A number of senators also condemned the apparent move. Today we were on the verge of entering risky waters as a country, when Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) made a decision to go against the long-standing norm to grant news reporters permission to gather in the hallways ...

Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions testimony before Senate Intel on Trump-Russia

Sessions could be asked about that part of Comey's testimony as well as his role in Comey's firing last month. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after it was disclosed he met with the Russian ambassador to the USA twice a year ago, despite testifying at his confirmation hearing that he had no communications with the Russians.

USA Jury asks another question in Bill Cosby case
Author: 0 Jury asks another question in Bill Cosby case

Andrea Constand , right, leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. One of the charges has to do with Cosby administering an intoxicant, pills, "without her knowledge". There's still no verdict in the Bill Cosby sex assault trial after the first full day of deliberations.

USA Mattis blames Congress for poor state of US combat readiness
Author: 0 Mattis blames Congress for poor state of US combat readiness

Mattis appeared before the committee along with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford , the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , to field questions from lawmakers on President Donald Trump's proposed military budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins October 1.

USA Robbery suspect charged with attempting to kill officer
Author: 0 Robbery suspect charged with attempting to kill officer

Hampton police say officers were called to a Game Stop in Hampton Towne Centre around 2:30 p.m. Monday for a robbery in progress. He said that based on the sound of the shot he believed that it happened outside. He described the scene as a "standoff" with a man who was standing between the store and a vehicle. They took an undisclosed amount of cash and other items and drove off in a silver sedan, Elliott said.

USA Eckardt calls lawsuit against Trump partisan - puts federal funding at risk
Author: 0 Eckardt calls lawsuit against Trump partisan - puts federal funding at risk

Where - how does the - how does D.C. have standing? Just days after Trump's inauguration in January , the government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of NY. But which Washington hotel gets to host embassy parties is hardly the most important question involved. Racine noted that the emoluments clause hasn't been tested by the Supreme Court or federal circuit courts.

Author: 0 Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

An appeals court based in Richmond, Virginia, ruled on May 25 that Trump meant to discriminate against Muslims in his executive order. On January 27, Trump issued an executive order to immediately ban travelers from seven nations - Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

USA NY Times: Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony
Author: 0 NY Times: Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony

Courts have also looked at whether the substance of the communications had already been publicly disclosed . Another senior committee aide said any subpoenas related to the unmasking issue would have been sent by committee Chairman Rep. Collins says that while the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "taking up a great deal of time " the committee is eager to question Comey on the circumstances following his recent termination.

USA Democrat Takes the First Steps Toward a Trump Impeachment
Author: 0 Democrat Takes the First Steps Toward a Trump Impeachment

Trump had reportedly pressured Comey earlier in the year to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn , Trump's former national security advisor, who was sacked after lying about the nature of his conversations with a Russian ambassador. Talk of impeachment could fire up both the Democratic and Republican bases. And the next step of conviction in the Senate needs to vote with a majority of two-thirds of total votes.

Author: 0 Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia

The president was twice questioned on Friday about whether there are tapes of his and Comey's discussions. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction". Earlier in the day on Twitter, the president claimed "total and complete vindication" in the wake of Comey's testimony. Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, did not make any major disclosures about any links between Trump or his associates and alleged Russian meddling.

Author: 0 What you'll need to vote in the Primary election

Gov. Ralph Northam and former congressman Tom Perriello . Northam has particularly highlighted his strong support of abortion rights and gun control, two issues where Perriello has baggage from his past votes in Congress. Party officials, and many Democratic voters, say that whoever wins, the emphasis should be on defeating the GOP nominee this November, with the goal of delivering a shock to the White House.

Author: 0 Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals used narrow grounds to reject the Trump administration's bid to undo a Hawaii federal judge's decision blocking the temporary ban. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) originally brought the case, IRAP v. Trump. A Virginia-based appeals court upheld the Maryland ruling.

USA Teen arrested in 10-year-old girl's death
Author: 0 Teen arrested in 10-year-old girl's death

Wednesday, June 7 - Campbell leaves her home with a 15-year-old friend at about 7 p.m.to head to a shopping center. When he returned home without Kiaya, he told police they were separated in a rainstorm. Police in Thornton stated that they do not, so far, have anyone in custody for the homicide of Campbell. She also posted many first-person videos where she told viewers what she wanted for Christmas or to show off her new glasses.

USA Beijing can help tame North Korea, says US
Author: 0 Beijing can help tame North Korea, says US

Addressing the South China Sea conflict, Mr Fomin chose his words carefully. It has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes. Pyongyang's accelerating nuclear and missile programmes are stoking fear in nearby Japan and prompting a harder line on North Korea from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

USA Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

However, in his testimony , Mr. Comey suggested that by February 14 "career people were recommending that he [the Attorney General] recuse himself ", and Mr. "We've obviously pressed the White House", he said . In a statement Thursday night, the Justice Department asserted that the only reason Sessions recused himself was because of his participation in the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says it's "not hard to conclude that partisan politics may be one of the motivations" in the lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump . If a federal judge allows the case to proceed, Racine and Frosh said they will seek the disclosure of Trump's personal tax returns to better understand the extent of the president's foreign business interests.

USA Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked
Author: 0 Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

The ruling from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and by failing to demonstrate that their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

USA US President Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey
Author: 0 US President Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey

In his testimony , Comey said he had asked Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump following meetings where he said Trump had asked Comey for his loyalty. Critics charged that by firing Comey on May 9, Trump was trying to hinder the FBI's Russian Federation probe. In fact, I suspect that someone on Trump's staff is combing though all his mentions of Comey tapes to see how they can spin it.

Author: 0 Trump Stumps for Infrastructure Plan

During his remarks, which lasted about half an hour, Trump framed his plan as a way to make good on his pledge to put "America first", saying expensive USA entanglements overseas have distracted the country from its goals of spurring job growth.

Author: 0 Sessions' offer to testify surprises, and concerns, intelligence panel

Sessions sent the letter to Senator Richard Shelby (Republican-Alabama), who is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 'Comey Is A Leaker': Donald Trump's Comeback After Ex-FBI Chief's Testimony

The early morning tweet was Trump's first response to Comey's testimony Thursday before a Senate committee in which he accused the president of lies and defamation. Comey added that he never felt the need to record conversations with other leaders. They separately wrote the White House counsel Don McGahn asking whether the recordings exist, and if so, that they be produced to the committee by June 23.

USA Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding
Author: 0 Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding

The president implored Republicans in the U.S. Senate to band together and approve a version of a House-passed healthcare reform law. "They are just obstructionists, every single thing is obstruction". Meanwhile, rural areas rely disproportionately on federal funding for infrastructure projects, underscoring the need for robust federal investment. "We won't get one Democratic vote", he said.

USA Wary Of North Korea, U.S. Destroys Mock Warhead Over The Pacific
Author: 0 Wary Of North Korea, U.S. Destroys Mock Warhead Over The Pacific

Jim Syring . In a statement Tuesday the Alaskan Senator said the interception of a mock ballistic-missile showed that missile defense systems were capable of protecting the US from its adversaries. The test is the "the next step to not only improving reliability but improving performance against the evolving threat", Syring said. The US military played down expectations about the success of the GMD ahead of the test, saying it could go either way.

USA Sherman Unveils Proposed Article of Impeachment Against Trump
Author: 0 Sherman Unveils Proposed Article of Impeachment Against Trump

But for now, he argued that the allegations that Trump tried to pressure Comey to drop the Flynn probe were enough to go forward with impeachment. "You are not going to get another "All the President's Men" out of this story", he said, adding that "so far, there is no silver bullet that will bring the president down".

Author: 0 Donald Trump says James Comey lying, willing to testify under oath

The way the Q&A unfolded, it certainly sounded as if Trump said he's prepared to testify under oath, which would raise the stakes on the investigation considerably. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

USA Video shows Penn State fraternity pledge in agony after fall
Author: 0 Video shows Penn State fraternity pledge in agony after fall

Nineteen-year-old Timothy Piazza died after several falls down the stairs at the Beta Theta Pi building. Piazza, suffering a fractured skull, damaged spleen and brain and abdominal bleeding, is clearly distressed, holding his head and his midsection after striking his head repeatedly in a series of falls through the night.

USA That's no normal runner: Bear crosses through Colorado race
Author: 0 That's no normal runner: Bear crosses through Colorado race

Writing in the comments section, Mr Sanborn explained that the bear initially couldn't decide whether to run across the road filled with people. The jogger said he'd encountered bears, elk, turkey and bobcats on training roads - but never a bear.

Author: 0 UN Security Council expands sanctions against North Korea

North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the US regards this as a " clear and present danger ", Mattis said in his speech at the forum. Neighboring countries like South Korea , Japan , and China has also urged Kim Jong-un to find a diplomatic way to resolve the conflicts. The United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution to expand its North Korea blacklist after the Asian state's ...

USA US targets Iraqis for deportation in wake of travel ban deal
Author: 0 US targets Iraqis for deportation in wake of travel ban deal

They're reportedly bound on buses to Youngstown's CoreCivic Corrections Facility on the east side of Youngstown. "Yesterday was a very odd and painful day for our community in America", Bishop Francis Kalabat of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St.

USA Clock ticks safely past 90 days — Travel ban
Author: 0 Clock ticks safely past 90 days — Travel ban

It's Trump's second attempt at such a policy. "Trump's own statements show that he lied when he said the goal of the executive order was national security", Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman, a Harvard Law professor, wrote in a May 25 column.

USA Cosby sex assault trial headed to jury deliberations
Author: 0 Cosby sex assault trial headed to jury deliberations

Richard Schaffer , a police detective who interviewed Cosby in 2005 after Constand accused him of sexual assault, testify before resting their case, USA Today reports. Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand after giving her the pills. However, on cross-examination , lead defense attorney Brian McMonagle, exposed the fact that Valliere was not only biased, but that she also had previously expressed interest in the controversy around the case.

USA Coats refuses to discuss Trump conversations
Author: 0 Coats refuses to discuss Trump conversations

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats subtly disputed a Washington Post report Wednesday about his interactions with President Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation, saying that he does not take everything printed in the newspaper "at face value".

USA Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home
Author: 0 Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home

Loeding said none of the victims suffered gunshot wounds, despite earlier reports that the women were shot. They found stab wounds in one of the victims but were not able to determine a likely cause of death for the other two women. So far, no arrests have been made. Loeding said there are persons of interest in the case and police are beginning the process of whittling them down.