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GOP baseball shooting: Bernie Sanders says gunman apparently was campaign volunteer

GOP baseball shooting: Bernie Sanders says gunman apparently was campaign volunteer Bill Schaumleffel recalled that he heard loud shots being fired outside his house, which stands about 500 feet behind Hodgkinson's home. Democratic Sen. Most of his other posts also reflected the same anti-Trump sentiments. In the letters, he wrote extensively about income inequality and called repeatedly for higher taxes on the rich. [Full Article...]

Mueller probing whether Trump obstructed justice

Former FBI Director James Comey suggested in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that Mueller would consider whether a crime was committed when Trump allegedly told him "I hope you can let this go", referring to the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump slams 'cowardly' ex-FBI director James Comey

The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the United States election is looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials. [Full Article...]

'I'll 100pc testify on Comey claims'

He asserted that nothing in Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. Trump faced journalists at the White House on Friday afternoon in a joint news conference with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner. [Full Article...]

Senator Jeff Flake recounts baseball practice shooting

A gunman opened fire on Wednesday on Republican U.S. lawmakers who were practicing near Washington for a charity baseball game, wounding senior Republican leader Steve Scalise and several others before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said . [Full Article...]

House majority whip, others shot at congressional baseball practice

After dragging himself to safety and getting help from his GOP colleagues caught in the chaos, Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington , D.C. A Democrat team was also practicing early Wednesday morning, but there was no threat. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", says Sanders. [Full Article...]

PresidentTrump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

He screamed, then dragged himself to the grass outfield as a trail of blood streaked the dirt. A senior administration official said the mood inside the hospital was somber during Trump's visit, which came hours after Scalise emerged from surgery still in critical condition after suffering a single rifle shot to his hip. [Full Article...]

President Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Williams says Flake first used his belt in the dugout to stop the bleeding of a leg wound sustained by his staff member, Zachary Barth, who Flake said "ran on a bad leg all the way across the field into the dugout". "Please pray for my colleagues", Duncan said. "Let me be as clear as I can be". Mr Sanders said he condemned the violence "in the strongest possible terms". [Full Article...]

Hospital says Rep. Steve Scalise needs more operations

Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., said his team was practicing when they heard about the attack on the Republicans . The Capitol Police officers who were injured are "in good condition and have not suffered any life-threatening injuries at this point", Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at a news conference. [Full Article...]

Members of Congress United in Prayer and Fear After Shooting

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, was initially described by his House colleagues to be doing well after surgery following being shot this morning during congressional Republicans' practice in Alexandria, Virginia, for their annual baseball game with congressional Democrats, which will be held Thursday at Nationals Park. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'

Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act' Sanders said in a statement that Hodgkinson "apparently" worked as a volunteer for his presidential campaign previous year. Sanders said he was "sickened" by the attack. He was arrested for domestic battery in 2006, but those charges were dropped. On the Senate floor, Sanders said he had been told the gunman was a volunteer for his campaign. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Steve Scalise a 'Real Fighter' After Visiting Hospital

Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Democratic Whip - who said he grew up not far from where the alleged shooter reportedly was from - acknowledged the high number of shootings in the U.S., but said members of Congress know they "at an impasse" when it comes to the gun control debate. [Full Article...]

Trump visits wounded Republican congressman in hospital

He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Trump subsequently tweeted, "Rep. As for Johnson, he says he hopes the baseball game can go on as planned, something he knows Scalise would have wanted. The FBI is "exploring all angles" in the case, Special Agent in Charge Tim Slater said, responding to a question about wheth... [Full Article...]

Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony amid deliberations

Cosby also declined to tell her what pills he had given Andrea Constand , but he did say they were from a prescription bottle, she testified. The jurors ordered strombolis for dinner while they wait. Defense attorneys argued that the sexual contact was part of a consenting relationship between Cosby and Constand. Bill Cosby arriving for his sexual-assault trial with his wife, Camille, at the ... [Full Article...]

Trump visits hospital treating wounded lawmaker

Trump visits hospital treating wounded lawmaker The suspect is identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, IL. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Lawmakers who spoke at the scene to reporters described a normal morning practice, at a field where they've practiced for years, when all of a sudden shots rang out. [Full Article...]

Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say

Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said they had also written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, and asked him whether White House recordings or memos of Mr Comey's conversations with Mr Trump exist. [Full Article...]

South Carolina terminal evacuated after "potential threat" - Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard is telling WCSC-TV in SC that both state and federal authorities are investigating a potential dirty bomb threat at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. The online site vesselfinder.com showed that the Maersk Memphis was docked on the Wando River this morning after arriving from the northeast earlier. [Full Article...]

US attorney general angers Democrats with refusal to testify on Trump conversations

US attorney general angers Democrats with refusal to testify on Trump conversations Marshals, or ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms] that are part of the Department of Justice , you can't make a decision about the leadership in that agency", Sessions told Sen. Additionally, if Comey had been concerned about meeting with the president one-on-one, a concern to which he testified last week , Sessions said Comey should've informed another Justice Department official. [Full Article...]

Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting Trump later tweeted: "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Hodgkinson studied aviation at what was then called Belleville Area College up until 1971. "He was pretty popular around here, people knew him". Law enforcement records show that Hodgkinson had been arrested on suspicion of battery and motor vehicle damage, among o... [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant wins first NBA Championship with Golden State Warriors

To win his first championship Durant had to go through the game's greatest player in Cavaliers forward LeBron James , who he defended for most of the five games. "They're going to be the highest favourite we've ever had going into a season, any team in any sport", Jeff Serman, an odds maker at the Westgate SuperBook, was quoted as saying by ESPN . [Full Article...]


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