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Trump Says It's Possible He Could Pick FBI Head By Next Week

Trump Says It's Possible He Could Pick FBI Head By Next Week That morning, Trump had tweeted: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Some agents who dislike Hillary Clinton believe Comey went too easy on her by not recommending criminal charges, while others think he helped Trump win the election by injecting the Federal Bureau of Investigation so deeply into the race. [Full Article...]

Law Enforcement Officer Shot In Maybrook Village

Law Enforcement Officer Shot In Maybrook Village He was struck while interviewing a suspect and was conscious and alert while being transported to the hospital. At this time, the man is still barricaded, police say, and likely still armed. He's being treated at a hospital in Newburgh. State Police say the standoff is ongoing. "We have a shooting protocol anytime an officer discharges their weapon", a police official said. [Full Article...]

Trump makes veiled threat against Comey, warns him not to 'leak' conversations

Trump makes veiled threat against Comey, warns him not to 'leak' conversations But the blowback from Comey's firing left the White House reeling once again. He also said Sunday that Trump firing Comey was "very disturbing" and "unacceptable", while acknowledging he doesn't know exactly what the president was thinking. [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Sharing Sensitive Information With Russian Officials For 'Humanitarian Reasons'

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday. "I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda", he told Bloomberg Business. [Full Article...]

Trump warns former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to the media

And Comey's reputation most obviously, and most damagingly, was borne out last summer with his unusual public announcement that the FBI was not recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in an email server investigation. Mr. Trump also said on Twitter Friday that the media is trying to hold his press staff to an unfair standard because, "as a very active president with lots of things ha... [Full Article...]

Trump taped phone calls at NYC office before presidency

Trump taped phone calls at NYC office before presidency Trump told Fox News he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest. Party leaders said Trump was right to fire Comey, or at least that he had a right to do it. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats' 48. Democrats also expressed outrage at Trump trying to play it coy with the existence of tapes. [Full Article...]

White House says no classified info was discussed with Russians

White House says no classified info was discussed with Russians McMaster today suggested that this was implausible because "the president wasn't even aware where this information came from" and that Trump "wasn't briefed on the source or method of the information" that he gave to the Russians-an explanation that raises the question of how the president can be trusted to understand which material is sensitive if he's not told how it was obtained. [Full Article...]

Starbucks hit by payment outages at select stores

Starbucks hit by payment outages at select stores Yes, the rumors are true: Starbucks is having a pretty large crisis. Its unclear how many stores are affected by the issue, but a store location in Chicago that was impacted by the glitch had a massively long line for coffee. Thankfully, the outage is only affecting the United States and Canada at the time this article was posted on May 16. BuzzFeed and Fortune have reported on concerns ab... [Full Article...]

River North security guard attacked by man she was trying to help

River North security guard attacked by man she was trying to help The security guard was on duty at a residential building on Franklin. The video shows a man walking down the street a little before 2 a.m., and eventually sitting down outside Zoa Stigler's building. One owner of a condo in the building wrote, "My friend is a really good lawyer and said he will represent her pro bono". The condo complex Stigler works at recently installed security cameras,... [Full Article...]

Trump revealed 'highly classified' information in White House meeting with Russians

Trump revealed 'highly classified' information in White House meeting with Russians Asked if Trump should still have access to sensitive intelligence if he leaks it to Russian officials, McCaskill said: "He's president of the United States". By doing so, Trump jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group. MILLER: That's right. And they try to reach - they call and make attempts to call the CIA director and the director of the ... [Full Article...]

Trump Eases Political Restrictions on Religious Institutions in New Executive Order

Trump Eases Political Restrictions on Religious Institutions in New Executive Order The Johnson Amendment , named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and enacted into law in 1954, restricts tax-exempt organizations, including churches and religious organizations, from endorsing or opposing candidates for elected office. [Full Article...]

Mormon Church Cuts Ties With Boy Scouts' Teen Programs

Mormon Church Cuts Ties With Boy Scouts' Teen Programs She said she knew there would be a break between the two organizations when the Boy Scouts began allowing gay troop leaders in 2015. The LDS Church statement said: "Our decision to end our participation in the Varsity and Venturing programs was made independent of this possibility and before that time". [Full Article...]

Trump Wigs Out During Liberty Commencement Address And Rants About His Critics

President Trump on Saturday lashed out at "pathetic" critics and the establishment class he charges with trying to block his path. Trump kept on message throughout the speech , many times looking away from the teleprompter, seemingly about to make a comment he would regret, only to quickly get back to the pre-written program. [Full Article...]

Federal investigators head to deadly jet crash site

No one else was on the Learjet, which was coming from Philadelphia. Carlstadt police said it is believed that two people killed in the crash were crewmembers and no passengers were onboard. Emergency responders reached the scene a short time later and were working to extinguish the blaze. He said explosions were going off, cars were burning and pieces of the plane, including wheels and part of... [Full Article...]

On Israel, Is Trump Losing The ZOA's Morton Klein?

The Palestinians want to establish a state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, with East Jerusalem as its capital. It has long urged the worldwide community to relocate embassies there. There were no further details about the security arrangements but the source added that the Palestinian security apparatus would oversee parts of president's visit as had been the case with previous trips by US l... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens 'showboat' Comey with 'tapes', warns he may cancel press briefings

The two went on to discuss Trump's Tweet early Friday in which he suggested the possibility of taped conversations between him and the former FBI Director. Nixon in 1974 and of Bill Clinton in 1998. There was some talk as Trump took office that his administration would do things differently and cut back on press access. [Full Article...]

Corrine Brown, Former Florida Congresswoman, Convicted Of Misusing Charity Funds

Brown's Defense Attorney James Smith III wanted the jury to have access to the full transcript. She declined to comment as she left the federal courthouse in silence with supporters including her church pastor and drove away. The guilty verdict against a former politician with a reputation for delivering on her promises is hitting a community hard. "Corrine Brown is not going to be defined b... [Full Article...]

Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings

Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings The State Department released 13 satellite images yesterday showing what was said to be the construction of a crematorium at Sednaya, a military prison outside Damascus, and called on Russian Federation to back away from supporting the government of President Assad. [Full Article...]

AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges

During remarks at the Sergeants Benevolent Association Awards presentation in New York City on Friday , Sessions said his new approach is simply the "right and moral thing to do", noting upticks in violent crime in several cities across the USA and linking those surges to drugs. [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy honors moms, wrecks Sean Spicer on new SNL

At the sketch's start, political aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders (played by Aidy Bryant ) filled in for Spicer, who not-so-subtly hid in the bushes outside. Their delightful harmonies voices were in full effect as they showcased new tunes that continue their sunny Laurel Canyon vibes. When she gets on the Studio 8H stage, McCarthy is fearless, blessing us with laugh-out-loud moments where she do... [Full Article...]


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