Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump.
The Senate on June 15 voted 98-2 to pass the legislation , which will now be sent to the House of Representatives for approval before being sent to Trump for his signature. Bob Corker (R-TN), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who noted that in many ways it was developed "under the radar" because it was bipartisan in nature.
Thursday night, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement complaining about leaks in the case. And now his lawyer, Jay Sekulow , has made the weird claim that is is not Trump's actions which were potentially unconstitutional, but rather the investigation into those actions itself.
This time it was the home run ball that cost them. Spangenberg hit the first pitch from reliever Oliver Drake (2-2) leading off the 11th, and two outs later, d'Arnaud followed with his first homer of the season. Four security guards gang tackled and escorted him off the field. Will the Brewers stay hot with a win over the Padres today at 4:10PM ET? Phil Maton pitched the 11th for his first career save.
A lawyer for President Donald Trump said he is not under investigation , even though the president himself said he was. The source spoke on condition of anonymity. And attached to that is a memorandum from the former - not this case - from the deputy attorney general's office, where he lays out the reason of his concern, and recommendation of removal was because of the handling of the Hillary Clinton matter.
Days after Comey was abruptly ousted, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "It has become clear that President Trump believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason, including special counsel Robert Mueller ", Schiff said in a statement.
In a somber and powerful ceremony, veterans, civilians and Boy Scouts retired dozens of American flags on Flag Day at the Sheridan College Veterans Plaza. The process was repeated for every flag until it reached Training Officer Rodney Durst, who then walked it to the barrel where American Legion Post 245 Commander Reno Reiley helped unfold the colors and slowly introduce it to the fire.
Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump , who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation. The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, has reported that the special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe, which Trump previously blasted as "phony".
Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory could encourage the world's top cricket nations to resume touring the country, captain Sarfraz Ahmed says. He shared an opening stand of 128 with Azhar Ali, who was run-out after making 59 off 79 balls.
Constand was the Temple University women's basketball team manager, and Cosby was a significant donor to the school, as well as a member of the board of trustees. 'She's entitled to a verdict in this case, ' Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said at a news conference. Sixty women, including Constand, have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them, or attempting to do so.
Police congregate near the home of shooter James Hodgkinson in Illinois , US. As the Los Angeles Times points out , it is Trump supporters that tied Bernie Sanders to the shooting in Virginia by using a fake quote. Schaumleffel reported hearing about 50 shots. Hodgkinson and Hodgkinson alone is to blame for yesterday's shooting . "I just felt sympathy for him", Euille said.
In an attempt to sound upbeat and to downplay the new developments in a controversy that has now reached the Oval Office, Trump also said that "despite the phony witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". As Feinstein points out, the authority to fire Mueller comes from Rosenstein , seeing as Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from congressional investigations into Russian Federation.
Mr Comey, who had been leading one of several Russian Federation inquiries, testified to Congress last week that the president had pressured him to drop an inquiry into links between Mr Flynn and Russian Federation. But at the White House today, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged to reporters that Mueller had been at the White House - just the day before he was appointed as Special Counsel.
Mr Trump's friend, Mr Christopher Ruddy , chief executive of Newsmax Media, said on the Public Broadcasting Service's NewsHour programme that the President was "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel". "The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies".
The Japanese star birdied six of his first eight holes Friday, finishing round two at five under for the tournament. Reavie had five birdies in a six-hole stretch beginning on No. The tournament-leading foursome held a one-shot lead over a trio of contenders that includes first-round leader Rickie Fowler . "Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", he said.
What did she say? Likewise, what if entertainer Kathy Griffin had posted an internet video showing her holding up the likeness of the bloody, decapitated head of Obama? As a home inspector, Hodgkinson got attention for helping hurricane victims in Florida in 2004.
He has become more responsive and was able to speak with loved ones. According to the spokesperson, Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday. A motive for the attack is still under investigation, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies said in a statement Friday.
A few thunderstorms will be possible in the late afternoon and early evening. Slight chance afternoon shower. Like Saturday , the end of the weekend could bring some hit-and-miss afternoon storms. Highs in the Lancaster area are expected to hit the mid- to upper 80s both Saturday and Sunday . Sunday is expected to be hot, with a high of 84, and humid, according to Storm Team 4.
The bullet struck Scalise in the hip, and traveled across his body, shattering bones and passing through internal organs, causing major internal bleeding. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said. After discharge he will need a period of healing and rehabilitation.
Mueller was appointed special counsel after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey , who was heading up the investigation. "I think he's weighing that option". "I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel, because Comey makes so clear that it's the poison fruit of a deliberate manipulation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director leaking to The New York Times , deliberately set up this particular situation.
Evergreen State College in Olympia will be closed Monday due to new threat information received over the weekend. The Evergreen State College in Olympia reopened its campus as of 3 p.m. After a spree of on-campus protests , Weinstein had defended his email in a letter to the conservative Wall Street Journal , and to the rest of the media (particularly right-leaning outlets ) from there.
Trump on Thursday tweeted that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Trump did not specify who he was referring to, but he appeared to mean Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the No.
The contradictory messages came after Trump first answered - and seemingly confirmed - reports that he is personally under scrutiny for potential obstruction of justice , tweeting on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Many say if Rosenstein recuses himself, then maybe Mueller should recuse himself as well.
Adam SchiffAdam SchiffDem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein House Russia probe considers expanding to Trump digital director: report Top Intel Dem: Congress won't allow Trump to "so egregiously overstep his authority" MORE (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday that Congress would "unite to stop [ Trump ] if he tried to fire the two men".
Also known as "Freedom Day", Juneteenth marks the date - June 19, 1865 - when a Union general delivered the news that slaves in Texas were free - two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. "This is important considering the history", she said. I've talked to some grown people that were here today, and they didn't even know about Juneteenth.
Constand, then 31, met the married Cosby 15 years ago through her job as an administrator with the women's basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia, where Cosby was a trustee and the school's most renowned alumnus. She condemned the district attorney as "heinously and exploitatively ambitious", the judge as "overtly arrogant", lawyers for the accusers as "totally unethical" and "many" in the media as "blatantly vicious".
US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro (L) in New York, September 29, 2015. They believe that the more contact Cubans and Americans have and the more opportunities Cubans have to form entrepreneurial ventures - helped by Americans - the more pressure there will be for the political system to change on the island.
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. Clarke notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Friday of his decision, Craig Peterson , an adviser to Clarke, said in a statement, according to the Washington Post and other newspapers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ( CNN )-President Trump saying publicly for the first time today that he is under investigation as the probe of Russia's influence in the 2016 election expands. Some speculated Brand may have to step in after it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the firing of former FBI Director James Comey .
Coomes was lifted for a pinch-runner in the seventh inning. LSU only had three runners past first base at the start of a play - Freeman in the third, pinch-runner Jake Slaughter in the seventh and Duplantis in the eighth. He got only two batters out, walked four and threw 40 pitches, including 13 to KJ Harrison during an at-bat that ended with a bases-loaded walk. "That was kind of a weird play", Duplantis said with the understatement of the year.
The future of Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, came under doubt Friday when Trump attacked him in a tweet and a USA official confirmed that Rosenstein has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from the inquiry because he'd criticised James Comey in a memo before Trump fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
She said Trump has "embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light" and the Senate shouldn't let that happen. "He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations. That news appears to have infuriated the president, who also lashed out at the media on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama's detente with Cuba.
Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press he would recuse himself from overseeing Robert Mueller's investigation if his role in former FBI Director James Comey's firing becomes relevant to the inquiry. These reports point to an important twist: Trump is now the subject of a criminal investigation because of actions he took as president . And second, said Nichols, the tweet appears to be Trump "attacking the Justice Department ".
Showers and storms will continue to increase in coverage and move through the rest of central NY between 4 pm and 9 pm. Urban areas and areas with steep terrain will be most vulnerable to flash flooding, according to the Weather Service. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 9PM Sunday for Onondaga, Seneca, Southern Cayuga and Tompkins counties . The rain may fall at a rate in excess of 2 inches an hour.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is also investigating the ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller , but also the man who appointed him, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein .
The list of Blackhawks protected from the expansion draft was revealed Sunday morning, and it comes as no surprise that there weren't really any surprises on it. Carpenter was a pending unrestricted free agent, while Heed and Ryan were both restricted. Go back to sleep, Minnesotas Chuck Fletcher said . Marchessault is a free agent after this coming season.
About 50 people were gathered to remember William Nickel . LAKESIDE- Twenty people were hurt after 5 are in critical condition after a deck collapsed during a funeral in Lake County. Five of the victims are in critical condition, though there have been no reported fatalities. The department says those injured range in age from children to the elderly.
A shooter, killed by return fire from officers, sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing on a diamond in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb. This is according to a person familiar with the case who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity.
Rather, he asserted repeatedly, the tweet was in response to a Washington Post article alleging that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was investigating whether the president attempted to obstruct justice . Today we are apparently having a discussion about whether the President is in fact under investigation. "So you can not view this, in my mind, Chuck, or in any reasonable person's mind, especially someone that's representing the president of the United States, these things in a ...
Protester Maya yells at law enforcement officers during a protest after the verdict. The verdict also tells blacks that "the Second Amendment does not apply to them" because Castile "was honest with the officer about having a weapon in the auto, and there is no evidence that he attempted to or meant to use the weapon against the officer", the Louisiana Democrat said .