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Putin: more U.S. sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature

Putin: more U.S. sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature The measure also would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing existing sanctions imposed since 2014 over Moscow's annexation of Crimea and meddling in Ukraine. "It needs to go through the House, and we don't have a final product yet to weigh in" on, said deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders. "I've had conversations with Tillerson more generally about our relationship with Russia... [Full Article...]

Scalise remains in critical condition, doctors 'encouraged'

The alleged gunman was killed by authorities, and was identified as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. The hospital said earlier in the week that he had undergone surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg. In a statement , Capitol Police said Griner was in "good condition in the hospital having been shot in the ankle", and Bailey "was treated and released having sustained a minor ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation over Comey firing

Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation over Comey firing Congress on June 16 warned President Donald Trump against firing the Justice Department special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election . In a flurry of tweets, Trump accused Mueller of being the one to tell him to fire Comey in the first place. Trump had previously boasted that he was not personally under investigation, and Comey said the p... [Full Article...]

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says ABC News also reported that it had confirmed such a list was found . Authorities said Wednesday there was not yet a clear motive for the shooting, as the FBI investigated Hodgkinson's associations and social media postings. "While he continually expressed his opposition to the Republican agenda in Congress, the correspondence never appeared threatening or raised concerns that anger would turn... [Full Article...]

Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

As of Thursday afternoon, CrowdRise donations had raised more than $8,000 for the Capitol Police Memorial Fund and the event's other beneficiaries. After Scalise was hit, Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican , said the congressman "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". [Full Article...]

In Tweet, Trump Turns On Rod Rosenstein Over Investigation 'Witch Hunt'

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later said he had already made the decision to fire Mr Comey . As recently as Monday morning, the panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" ripped Trump for his continuous rants on Twitter, with co-host Mika Brzezinski saying, "He ... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names

Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names Hodgkinson was eventually shot by Scalise's security detail, which included members of the Secret Service and the Capitol Police. The couple had been married for 30 years, she said, and he'd sold nearly everything from his business before moving out to D.C.in March. [Full Article...]

Trump confirms he is under investigation

Trump confirms he is under investigation ABC News reported Friday that Rosenstein has privately acknowledged he may need to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation but has yet to seek a formal opinion on the matter. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence has now hired legal counsel to represent him in the Russian Federation probe and there are media reports that the investigation has expanded to include the business... [Full Article...]

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said ahead of the vote. Mr. Schumer said Mr. Trump has been "far too eager " to float the idea of sanctions relief with Russian Federation and that the point of the amendment was to take the decision out of the executive's hands. [Full Article...]

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

Mr Comey, who was sacked on May 9, told the Senate Intelligence Committee last week he believed President Trump dismissed him to undermine the FBI's Russian Federation probe. President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter denounce reports that the Russian Federation investigation is widening to examine whether he tried to obstruct justice. [Full Article...]

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting

MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise had surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, and "will require additional operations". The game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill , is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington . [Full Article...]

Trump tweet confirms he's being probed by prosecutor

Rosenstein became the Justice Department official overseeing the investigations into the Russian Federation election meddling and Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any matters arising from the 2016 presidential campaigns because he served as a prominent Trump campaign adviser. [Full Article...]

Trump 'under investigation for potential obstruction of justice'

A White House official stressed that Ruddy "speaks for himself", not the Trump administration. Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. [Full Article...]

House Intelligence Committee asks for Comey memos and any Trump tapes

House Intelligence Committee asks for Comey memos and any Trump tapes Comey, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" in form or substance". Questioned about Comey's central claim that Trump told him to lay off Flynn, the president responded: "I didn't say that". And 50 percent said Comey was sacked due to the Russian Federation investigation, while 29 percent said it's unrelated. "I hardly know the man", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting Rep. Steve Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. But no matter what authorities discover about Hodgkinson (and he appears to have had other troubles in his life), Wednesday's attack should cause a gut check about what passes for political discourse in this country. [Full Article...]

Interview: Another election? The sooner, the better, says Keir Starmer

So what went wrong for her? However, Labour won 40% of the national vote, and made enough gains to rob May of a parliamentary majority. Welcoming the party's seven Scottish MPs who won seats in the June snap election , Corbyn claimed that momentum would lead Labour onto further gains at any future election. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'

Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, said in a statement hours later . Late Monday evening, a senior White House official told CBS News that "Chris was speaking for himself and did not speak to the president ". [Full Article...]

Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources

In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He has already been subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee. There is wide consensus that Trump is not doing himself any legal favors by repeatedly referring to it on Twitter. [Full Article...]

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter on Friday. In the meantime, President Trump and his administration (including, most recently, Attorney General Jeff "I don't recall" Sessions) keep providing McConnell excellent cover as their assorted outrages dominate the news and deflect attention from Capitol Hill. [Full Article...]

GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names Duncan and Brooks were at the Alexandria, Virginia, field where GOP members of Congress were practicing for a congressional baseball game Wednesday, although Duncan left before the shooting began. The statement said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined that Hodgkinson bought the guns from federally licensed dealers. [Full Article...]


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