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In tweet, Trump calls James Comey a 'cowardly' leaker

The U.S. Secret Service has no audio copies or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House , the agency said on Monday. Hours later, Mr Trump ignored reporters when asked about whether Mr Comey was telling the truth. Trump, who had refrained from tweeting all day Thursday - even as Comey accused his administration of spreading "lies" and suggested T... [Full Article...]

Jury in Bill Cosby case asks about language in 1 charge

Jury in Bill Cosby case asks about language in 1 charge The charges were lodged against Cosby on December 30, 2015, before the 12-year statute of limitations to file charges expired. Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy bunny who says Cosby drugged and raped her 1965, said she would be thrilled with a conviction. [Full Article...]

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio Warmbier was arrested in January 2016 for stealing a political propaganda sign from a hotel and was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. "The U.S. has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our Dear Leader, Kim Jong Un ". [Full Article...]

Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student

Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student Previous detainees have been released after visits from high-profile Americans, including former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. On this trip, he has already been roundly criticized by some for visiting during a time of high tensions between the US and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches. [Full Article...]

'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony

In sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions said any suggestion that he was involved in colluding with Russian officials is " an appalling, detestable lie ". He vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". Sessions responded by saying that it didn't violate his recusal. "Without in any way suggesting I had any conversations concerning pardo... [Full Article...]

President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

Sessions also said he has "no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign". Attorney General Jeff Sessions infuriated Democratic senators Tuesday by repeatedly thwarting their efforts to shed light on the firing of James Comey, as he blasted secret innuendo and leaks over his own conduct. [Full Article...]

Debating Trump's legal team's potential move to file complaint about Comey leak

Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said , "100%". "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey now-famously exclaimed during his testimony before the Senate last week, indicating such tapes would corroborate Comey's memo stating Trump told the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, "I hope you can let this [probe into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn] go". [Full Article...]

Hope Trump will rethink decision on Paris deal: Rajnath

Hope Trump will rethink decision on Paris deal: Rajnath And you know why? And Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt dodged the question in an interview with Tapper earlier this week and refused to answer when reporters pressed him about it at a White House briefing on Friday. Market forces along with the shale revolution have already reduced American greenhouse gas emissions significantly. "The US President's statement on Paris ag... [Full Article...]

North Korea Releases US Student, Tillerson Says

Warmbier's case. REX TILLERSON , U.S. Secretary of State: At the president's direction, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea. Rodman is one of few people to have met both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Rodman isn't representing the United States government or serving as President Donald Trump's emissary, Anton said. [Full Article...]

Dem Senator Blasts Sessions: 'You Are Obstructing That Congressional Investigation'

However Democrat Congressman Jim Langevin said Sessions fell short of the standard of evidence required at such a hearing. Franken didn't join the calls for Sessions to resign, but he did say no less than three times that Sessions testify before the committee that he sits on. [Full Article...]

Sessions Senate testimony to be public

Sessions Senate testimony to be public Russian Federation has denied interfering in the U.S. election. A third participant in that meeting , White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner volunteered in March to testify before the intelligence committee. "We have to keep in mind that this is one person's record of what happened". Comey told the intelligence committee in a closed session that Sessions may have ha... [Full Article...]

Mattis: 'We are not winning' in Afghanistan

Mattis: 'We are not winning' in Afghanistan Trump and his advisers have requested $639 billion to fund ongoing Pentagon operations around the globe, including an extra $65 billion to sustain current armed conflicts. The United States' " competitive advantage is eroding ", he said. "We have spent six years just getting by, asking more and more of those who serve, and putting off the choices that have to be made", said Rep. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions testifies: What to expect from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Jeff Sessions testifies: What to expect from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Senators on that committee are expected to question Sessions about his meetings with Russians - a topic that has come under increased scrutiny amid investigations into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open Senate hearing on Tuesday as part of investigation into Russian Federation meddling into US election. [Full Article...]

US Attorney General calls Russian Federation collusion accusation "detestable lie"

US Attorney General calls Russian Federation collusion accusation Following his testimony, CNN reported that Sessions has simply not discussed with the White House whether Trump had made a decision to invoke executive privilege regarding their conversations. But he denied an alleged third encounter with Kislyak, at an April 27, 2016 reception for Trump at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . Harris then asked Sessions about how he communicated with Dona... [Full Article...]

Cambodia Says it Regrets 'Irresponsible' Trump Decision to Leave Paris Climate Accord

Trump argues the climate agreement has disadvantaged the USA and benefited other countries, leaving American businesses and taxpayers to absorb the costs. Another bill, SB 1578 , creates a carbon farming task force to identify and research agricultural and aquacultural practices that will improve carbon sequestration, the process of capturing storing carbon carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to mit... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans' Health Care Effort is Cloaked in Secrecy

The Senate Republicans are now writing up a revised version of the unpopular American Health Care Act and have no plans to share the details of that plan with the public until it's ready for voting. "The Senate is, as we speak, working tirelessly to improve this legislation and create an orderly framework to transition our healthcare economy away from the regulations and mandates and ... [Full Article...]

It's Jeff Sessions' turn in the hot seat

It's Jeff Sessions' turn in the hot seat Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

$60000 reward offered for escaped inmates

$60000 reward offered for escaped inmates Sills identified the prisoners as Ricky Dubose , 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe , 43. It was not clear which of the escaped inmates did the killing. Authorities say inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia and are now being sought by law enforcement. [Full Article...]

Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts Comey told the intelligence committee that, after an encounter with President Trump in which he said Trump pressured him to back off an investigation into the former national security adviser, Comey implored Sessions to make sure he was never left alone with the president again - but Sessions didn't respond. [Full Article...]

Democrats are destroying health care in US

Wray, a former assistant attorney general under former President George W. Bush. He said he would "reduce burdensome regulations" including environmental reviews to help projects get underway faster. "I'm a can-do kind of person, not a can't-do person", Taylor said. Taylor also said she wasn't sure how much of a factor Trump will be in the 2018 gubernatorial race. [Full Article...]


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