Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

Mueller I would jealously guard the witness pool", Graham said . Asked if Mueller's appointment would preempt his own request for Comey information, the Iowa Republican replied, "I don't know". "It was a counter-intelligence investigation before now, it seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation", Graham said in an interview on Thursday. [Full Article...]

W.House refuses to rule out Trump Oval Office recordings

W.House refuses to rule out Trump Oval Office recordings That's because Congress in 1974 passed the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act that designated tapes like those Nixon recorded as presidential records that must be preserved in federal archives. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" "I actually said today, let's not ever do any mo... [Full Article...]

Senate holds key to better health care insurance

Senate holds key to better health care insurance And some GOP senators are saying the House bill will be looked at in depth before it comes to a vote. However, he also seemed to make a point of giving the Senate time to make changes, despite Trump's strong desire to fulfill his campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. [Full Article...]

Grassley Seeks Copies of Reported Comey Memos and Possible Trump Tapes

So you think there is a case for obstruction of justice? When that ended, Trump asked everyone to leave except Comey, and he eventually turned the conversation to Flynn. "If he's pressuring repeatedly and won't take no for an answer, that becomes evidence of intent", Petalas said. Comey's response could also be an indication. [Full Article...]

TrumpCare Puts African American Health Progress at Risk

Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, one of 13 Republicans tasked with crafting a consensus health care bill in the Senate, said Tuesday Medicaid expansion may be turned over to the states in phases after 2020 instead of all at once. That program will be axed under the proposal working its way through Congress. Say what you will about Obamacare, but the law's goal was to make medical care available ... [Full Article...]

Trump Establishes Commission Investigating Voter Fraud

Trump pledged in late January to strengthen the government's ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation. But state election officials throughout the country have uniformly said there was no massive voter fraud in the November 8 election, although there were reports of a relative handful of individual instances... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director Lieberman, who retired from the Senate in 2013, now works at the same law firm as longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz. Lieberman's front-running status, first reported by Politico , followed the former senator's Wednesday meeting with Trump. [Full Article...]

Rape probe dropped for WikiLeaks' Assange; uncertainty ahead

Rape probe dropped for WikiLeaks' Assange; uncertainty ahead Earlier this month, Assange, via his lawyer, demanded that the arrest warrant against him be suspended since the United States had declared that they meant to imprison him. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, told a news conference in Stockholm that she could make no judgment on Assange's guilt or innocence. Reuters reported in March that a long-running U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Eyeing Low-Income Subsidies in Obamacare Repeal Bill

Possession of an insurance card does not equate to health-care services and medical treatment. That's not to say the Obamacare marketplaces aren't struggling. A 60-year-old with the same income would pay $8,040, or more than 40% of his or her annual income. It would also allow states to opt out of coverage of pre-existing conditions and to impose "lifetime caps" on coverage. [Full Article...]

Former asst. special counsel: Don't expect public updates

Former asst. special counsel: Don't expect public updates Zeidenberg was the assistant special counsel in the 2003 investigation into the leaking of the identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame, which ultimately lead to Vice President Dick Cheney's advisor Scooter Libby being convicted of obstruction of justice, among other counts. [Full Article...]

Sad Mother's Day for family of slain Ohio nurse's aide

Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersvill. This undated image released by Allison Burnett shows her mother Cindy Krantz, a 48-year-old nurse's aide who was fatally shot, Friday, May 12, 2017, at an OH nursing home where she worked. [Full Article...]

Shootings by man who was freed early prompt changes at court

Shootings by man who was freed early prompt changes at court Those included lack of checks and balances on the early release process, the fact that an early release recommendation fell exclusively on the shoulders of the interviewing probation officer, that no hearing was held on the matter and that no input was sought from Medrano, who filed the domestic violence complaints against Hartless. [Full Article...]

Why Trump's Combative Trade Stance Makes US Farmers Nervous

Lighthizer was appointed United States trade representative Monday. The renegotiation provides the Trump Administration with a unique opportunity to reset the USA trade agenda, according to National Farmers Union (NFU). "While NAFTA involves three parties, it must be OK to acknowledge and reflect differences and, even where there may be common ultimate goals, allow the U.S". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header

Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header Mr Franken said , referring to why Mr Trump did not dismiss Mr Flynn for his misleading statements immediately. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). Vice President Pence had initially said that Flynn and the ambassador did not discuss USA sanctions against Russian Federation, which turned out not to be true. [Full Article...]

Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes dies aged 77

Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes dies aged 77 Concluding that viewers would never warm to Nixon, nor would the media establishment, Ailes struck a winning formula by packaging him in comfortably staged TV town-hall meetings as a man whose intelligence the audience would respect. The allegations of sexual predation did not surprise me. Hell, yes. Do I care? Second, Fox has gone off the deep end. "When it comes, I'll be fine, calm". [Full Article...]

Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief In an interview with Fox News Friday, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House. March 8, 2017: During a cybersecurity conference at Boston College, Comey says he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, quipping, "You're stuck with me for another 6 1/2 years". [Full Article...]

Trump imposes sanctions on Venezuelan Supreme Court justices

Opposition activists accuse the country's President Nicolas Maduro of mismanagement that has led to a deep economic crisis in the country and call for an early election. That action, which was later reversed in the face of worldwide criticism and street protests , was one of a half-dozen rulings by the court that USA officials say "interfere with or limit the National Assembly's authority". [Full Article...]

Trump claims witch hunt, says he's most hounded leader ever

Trump's request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. "I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that many other things". "I hope you can let this go". Flynn is under investigation for his contacts with Russian Federation as well as his work on beha... [Full Article...]

Trump denies urging former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to drop Flynn inquiry

Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. "We have a very divided country because of that and many other things", Trump said . But earlier, several lawmakers said Rosenstein told them during a closed Capitol Hill briefing yesterday that Trump made the decision to fire Comey the day before he wro... [Full Article...]

Interviews well underway for new FBI director

Interviews well underway for new FBI director Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy Press Secretary of the White House had said that Comey's firing would not affect the investigation into Russia's meddling in the United States presidential election. "And he made a decision based on that", Sanders said in an interview with MSNBC. "It hasn't recovered from that", Trump explained why he wanted to fire Comey. [Full Article...]

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