Trump being investigated by special counsel for possible obstruction of justice

Trump being investigated by special counsel for possible obstruction of justice The Post , citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9. A spokesman for President Donald Trump's personal attorney hit back against a Washington Post report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice . [Full Article...]

Trump Denounces Reports Of Widening Russia Probe

The latest media reports say the obstruction of justice investigation began just days after President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey on 9 May. "The continued illegal leaks are the only crime here", McDaniel said in a statement. It was not immediately clear whom "they" referred to, but Trump has repeatedly blamed the news media and Democrats for investigations into wh... [Full Article...]

United States student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'

United States student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury' Fred Warmbier spoke to the media about his son Otto's comatose state and imprisonment by the North Korean regime. "We don't believe anything they ( North Korea ) say", the elder Mr Warmbier said. According to scans taken after he arrived at the Cincinnati Medical Center earlier this week, there was no sign that he was physically abused during his detention, his doctors said. [Full Article...]

Deadlock in Cosby trial, jury told to keep at it

The disgraced comedian is now awaiting a final verdict as a 12-person jury deliberates on whether he will be found guilty of three counts of criminal indecent assault against Andrea Constand , who claims she was sexually molested by Cosby in 2004. [Full Article...]

Rep. Scalise undergoing a third surgery, fellow Rep

Several spectators walked politics-related attire supporting particular candidates. Scalise and the others had been at the GOP team's baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, when they were shot. Crowds gathered outside waiting to get in, several members of Congress among them. "I talked to Joe Barton on the phone and I asked him how he felt", Doyle said. [Full Article...]

Warmbier release followed rare trip by US official to NKorea

USA lawmakers introduced a bill last month that would ban US citizens from traveling to North Korea as tourists and require them to obtain special permission for other types of visits, following the detention of at least 17 Americans there in the past decade. [Full Article...]

Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Grassley's call for a wide-ranging investigation comes in response to Democrats requesting to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, Politico reports. The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats , National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director. [Full Article...]

Collins: Comey may have 'misinterpreted' Trump over firing

She said Comey's testimony doesn't "eliminate the possibility that there was a misinterpretation". That's not what the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief did. Comey told senators he resisted those entreaties because the situation could change and if it did, that, too, would have to be announced. Trump promised to release his taxes once elected but still refuses to do so. [Full Article...]

Hospital: Student freed from North Korea has 'severe neurological injury'

Warmbier was detained by North Korea in January 2016 and was released Tuesday . Warmbier's mother is by his side in the hospital and doctors are reportedly planning an update on his condition later on Thursday. Blue-and-white ribbons in the school's colors were tied around trees and utility poles all the way along the city's main road in a show of support. He was being treated at the U... [Full Article...]

Kathy Griffin facing secret service probe over Trump head images

Kathy Griffin facing secret service probe over Trump head images Bloom, who praised Griffin for performing for US troops in war zones, said Griffin has a flawless right to parody the president but Trump is seeking to have a chilling effect on what she can say. Griffin apologized for the "disturbing" photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields , later that day. "Today it's me, but tomorrow it might be you". [Full Article...]

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise Scott Applewhite). They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. He called for replacing "the attacks of hateful personal politics and resistance" with respect. "We don't want to be seen as folks who stand down and worry about these kinds of things", he said. [Full Article...]

Congressional ballgame to go on despite shooting

Congressional ballgame to go on despite shooting The president was accompanied by White House doctor Ronny Jackson. Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, and a member of his staff from Houston, Zack Barth, credit the heroic efforts of the U.S. "We should know over the next day or so how he does", Cassidy said. Shortly after the shooting, Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that ... [Full Article...]

Man robs bank to escape wife, sentenced to home-confinement

Man robs bank to escape wife, sentenced to home-confinement He even wrote a note in front of his wife that he would later present to a bank teller, demanding money. Ripple allegedly told police he robbed the bank because he couldn't spend another moment at home with his wife. He also has to pay $227.27 to the bank for the wages the bank employees lost the day of the robbery and $100 to a crime victims fund. He was accompanied by his wife in court and s... [Full Article...]

Trump visits wounded congressman in hospital

Trump visits wounded congressman in hospital The actions this morning reinforce what many of us in Congress already know: Capitol Police officers are heroes. The shooting also raised new questions about providing security at congressional gatherings. Lawmakers who were there described a chaotic scene, with many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police who were part of Scalise's security deta... [Full Article...]

Trump 'probed for obstruction of justice'

Trump 'probed for obstruction of justice' Sessions, a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said in his opening statement that it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or participated in any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign . [Full Article...]

Michigan Gov. Snyder won't suspend officials charged in Flint water crisis

Michigan Gov. Snyder won't suspend officials charged in Flint water crisis The felony charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. The head of the MI health department has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis. DNA to be taken upon arrest. "The health crisis in Flint has created a trust crisis in MI government, exposing a serious lack of confidence in leaders to accept responsibility and solve problems", S... [Full Article...]

Excessive heat on the way

Excessive heat on the way The weather will bring an increased risk of drowning, hypothermia and water rescues on the coast due to an influx of people going to the ocean for the cooler temperatures , weather service officials said. The NWS advises to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, when possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. [Full Article...]

Employees return to work at UPS warehouse in San Francisco

UPS workers gather outside a UPS package delivery warehouse where a shooting took place Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in San Francisco. The shooting happened the same day a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia, wounding U.S. [Full Article...]

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

But it was the alleged food stamp fraud that brought criminal charges - not just for Lyle Jeffs , but for almost a dozen church leaders and members. The mainstream Mormon church, officially called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, disavowed the practice in 1890. Jeffs is the brother of Warren Jeffs , a former leader of the FLDS sect, who was imprisoned for life for child sexu... [Full Article...]

President Trump makes surprise visit to Scalise in hospital

President Trump makes surprise visit to Scalise in hospital During their 20-minute visit to the hospital, Trump sat next to Scalise's bed and spoke with the congressman's family, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer . "When tragedy strikes we are family", said Rep. Nanette Barragan of California, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park. [Full Article...]

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