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Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?

Trump friend Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax, went so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. "They're clearly afraid of Mueller and his independence and the thoroughness of the investigation he's likely to lead", said Schiff. Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits. [Full Article...]

Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic

Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic The three-way Republican primary remained too close to call, with ardent Trump supporter Corey Stewart doing surprising well against former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie . The nation was watching Virginia as a political laboratory for how the parties handle the deep divisions that followed last year's election of President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Congressman Shot Is Still in Critical Condition But 'Excellent Recovery' Possible

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the president would not attend because of security concerns. Many members of the House and Senate from both major political parties have spoken warmly about Scalise's gregarious nature this week. [Full Article...]

Trump transition team members directed to preserve records related to Russian Federation

Thursday's memo specifically mentioned retention of any records involving Russian Federation and Ukraine, as well as records involving former campaign manager Paul Manafort , advisers Carter Page , Rick Gates and Roger Stone , and former national security adviser Gen. [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders: Donald Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Robert Mueller

And I have to look at - when you say there's no - Judy, I think we both have to agree, so far, there's been no evidence of wrongdoing. Several lawmakers came out in support of Mueller. And I think last night's report that he is directly investigating Trump for obstruction of justice does two things: Makes it more likely that Trump will decide to do it and increases the costs if he does. [Full Article...]

Beijing slams US for 'irresponsible remarks' on S. China Sea

Beijing slams US for 'irresponsible remarks' on S. China Sea She also called on the U.S. and Japan to respect Beijing's stance over Taiwan , and the United States to stop deploying Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system in South Korea , which China deemed as a threat to its national security. [Full Article...]

U.S. to Send Thousands of Additional Troops to Afghanistan

The latest is posed by Islamic State extremists, evidenced in a rash of deadly attacks in the capital city of Kabul, which have only fueled calls for a stronger USA presence. Pakistan has been a troublesome ally for multiple US presidents, permitting large-scale USA air attacks on extremist targets but sometimes halfheartedly addressing threats itself. [Full Article...]

Timeline: Making and execution of Lee Kuan Yew's will

Timeline: Making and execution of Lee Kuan Yew's will Wong left the firm to be Singapore's attorney-general in January. Hsien Yang said he and his wife, the lawyer Lee Suet Fern, would be leaving Singapore because they felt closely monitored and threatened. "People trudge through", Lee said. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said late Thursday that Lee Suet Fern, the wife of his brother Lee Hsien Yang, had "re-inserted a demolition clause" in the ... [Full Article...]

Day eyeing US Open fightback after 79

His father Gerry, who has been in the golf industry for almost four decades, said over the phone this week that as a 17-year-old, his son's ball-striking was a good as any player in the world. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was two shots further back following a 71, with England's Andrew Johnston another shot back on two under. Willett struggled to a 9-over 80 in the opening round before ann... [Full Article...]

New lead in manhunt for escaped inmates | Truck stolen in Morgan Co

Since the murders, the two inmates have been on the run. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Tuesday afternoon urging the two suspects to turn themselves in. "My biggest worry is that they're going to kill somebody else", Sills added. Two guards with long guns watched as the prisoners, wearing cuffs on their ankles and wrists, shuffled toward the transport. [Full Article...]

The Attack That Launched the US Capitol Police

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday evening after undergoing a second surgery to deal with internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg following the shootout at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, the hospital said . [Full Article...]

The Special Counsel Turns to Trump, Investigates him for Russia Collusion

The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. [Full Article...]

Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In US

Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In US Putin reaffirmed his denial of allegations by US intelligence agencies that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 USA election, saying that Russian Federation has openly expressed its views and hasn't engaged in any covert activities. Comey said the administration had told lies and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him. The 64-year-old Russian leader is... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation 'protecting' James Comey memos as part of 'prospective law enforcement proceeding'

The Trump administration and its allies are firing back at the torrent of leaks surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, suggesting the anonymous sources tied to these reports can not be trusted - while calling into question the Mueller team's neutrality. [Full Article...]

National Digest: Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself is found guilty

National Digest: Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself is found guilty Indeed, prosecutors and Judge Moniz pointed out that Carter was " mindful " of the fact that it would take 15 minutes for Roy to die from the carbon monoxide, and that Carter later texted a friend admitting she'd encouraged Roy to kill himself, amplifying her guilt. [Full Article...]

President Gives Mattis Authority to Set US Troop Strength in Afghanistan

Asked about the report , a Pentagon spokesman said , "No decisions have been made". The Department of Defense will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan , a Trump administration official said Thursday. Mattis explained that while President Trump had delegated to him "the details of forces that will be allocated to support what he approves finally as a strategy" for Af... [Full Article...]

Flint water crisis: Officials face manslaughter charges

Four other officials, including the former Flint emergency manager and former director of public works, were also charged with involuntary manslaughter . Doctors reported elevated lead levels in Flint children; lead poisoning can lead to a number of health problems, including learning disabilities. Although Wells was pivotal in alerting the governor about the problems in Flint , she allegedl... [Full Article...]

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

Flynn - National Security Advisor who has possible ties to the Kremlin. Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller's team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's business dealings . [Full Article...]

US congressman Scalise still in critical condition -hospital

Jack Sava , the director of trauma at MedSTAR Washington Hospital Center, said Friday. "Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg", MedStar said in a statement Thursday. [Full Article...]

Poll shows most doubt Trump's respect for institutions

Rasmussen is often an outlier that consistently shows Trump with higher approval ratings than most other polls . The AP poll found that nine in every 10 Democrats and six in every 10 independents agreed that Trump disrespected the country's democratic institutions-but, in a particularly revealing result, a third of Republican participants said the same-one in four going so far as to entirely ... [Full Article...]


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