Author: 0 Graham: Russia investigation now a criminal one

Republicans have largely stood behind Trump in the first months of his presidency as the FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling intensified. While Rosenstein didn't ask senators to stand down - one member said he was "unequivocal" that the Senate Intelligence Committee should continue its probe - some members are bracing for at least a temporary slowdown while Mueller determines the breadth of his probe.

Author: 0 Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump, whose administration has offered conflicting accounts of Comey's dismissal, left Washington on Friday for a nine-day worldwide trip that will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, as well as to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Belgium and Italy, respectively.

Author: 0 Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

CDT (0615 GMT) outside a Kroger store in Jackson while his mother was inside. The boy was found shot in the back seat, law enforcement authorities said . It was at that point that MBI issued the Amber Alert and were able to begin assisting in the investigation. "He doesn't even know what was going on", David Archie added.

Author: 0 Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe

The New York Times published a report Thursday detailing the strained relationship between former F.B.I director James Comey and narcissistic toddler President Donald Trump and painting a pretty clear picture of Trump's attempt to wheedle his way into Comey's affections.

Local Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on trip
Author: 0 Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on trip

But putting the embassy west of the Green Line, in an area of Jerusalem that Israel has controlled since 1948 and that only the history-denying U.N. "King David established Jerusalem as the capital of Israel 3,000 years ago", said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel and president of Christians in Defense of Israel .

Author: 0 Deadly tornadoes claim lives in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs and the National Weather Service say they will be sending damage survey teams to the area today to assess the locations and the number of tornadoes. The storm also brought numerous reports of large hail and strong winds. The tornado struck about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and wrecked much of the housing addition in south Elk City near State Highway 34 and State Highway 152, Oklahoma , about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City.

Author: 0 Mueller Probe Reportedly Will Investigate Possible White House Cover-Up

The memo focused on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, particularly the FBI director's decision to divulge details to the public at various junctures during her presidential campaign against Trump. This comes after Trump himself admitted in an interview with NBC that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, directly contradicting what his advisors had told reporters the night before.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina Voter ID Case

The Supreme Court's ruling blocks the state from requiring photo ID from voters, restores early voting days and same-day voter registration, as well as out-of-precinct provisional voting. The Rev. William Barber says in a news release that the victory is "unimaginably important for African-Americans, Latinos, all North Carolinians and the nation ".

Local CNN's Chris Cuomo: Trump's Clear Intent To Influence Russian Investigation
Author: 0 CNN's Chris Cuomo: Trump's Clear Intent To Influence Russian Investigation

Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin echoed McCaskill, saying Rosenstein told lawmakers that he knew of Trump's intent the day before he wrote a document that the White House initially said was the main reason Comey was dismissed. Q. What's the difference between a special counsel and a special prosecutor or an independent counsel? The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, made the announcement yesterday in his capacity as acting attorney general.

Author: 0 Trump Tells Reporters: 'Walls Work - Just Ask Israel'

Trump referred to eradicating "coco production", a gaffe that went unmentioned. During a press conference accompanied by Santos, Trump reaffirmed his plan to construct a wall along the U.S. "This is the first time that this could be done because of the peace", Santos said. The presidents also announced that they had agreed to form an "Entrepreneurial Council" to bolster business cooperation between the two countries.

Local Defiant Assange says will not 'forgive and forget'
Author: 0 Defiant Assange says will not 'forgive and forget'

Assange, 45, took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. It is not clear whether this will make any difference in practice to Mr Assange's position. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday it would be "an operational matter for the police" to decide whether to arrest Assange if he left the embassy.

Author: 0 Ford considers cost cuts, reducing workforce

Ford said the cuts would amount to about 10 per cent of a group of 15,000 salaried workers. But it wasn't an outright denial either - " Reducing costs and becoming as lean and efficient as possible also remain part of that work ", said the company.

Local China Will Resume US Beef Exports
Author: 0 China Will Resume US Beef Exports

The agreement would also streamline the evaluation of pending USA biotechnology product applications; pave the way for allowing American-owned suppliers of electronic payment services to begin the licensing processes in China and facilitate the entrance of Chinese banks into the US banking market, among other measures.

Local New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee
Author: 0 New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

It took nearly 7 hours for workers to strap the statue of confederate general PGT Beauregard and his horse to a crane and lift it onto a flatbed truck. Landrieu had proposed the removal of the monuments after the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a SC church. The four Confederate monuments in New Orleans were erected between 1884 and 1915, after Reconstruction and during the era of Jim Crow laws.

Local Senate Expected to Give House Health Care Plan the Cold Shoulder
Author: 0 Senate Expected to Give House Health Care Plan the Cold Shoulder

Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader, speaking at an unrelated news conference, also criticized the new health care bill, saying he was concerned the measure would make it more hard for Americans with pre-existing health conditions to find affordable coverage.

Author: 0 In Debate Prep, Hillary Clinton Practiced Dodging Trump's Weird Macho Hugs

But Trump tried to hug him anyway, which Comey avoided, and it resulted in an awkward handshake. Comey was also unsettled by Trump's attempts to establish a personal relationship with him and feared their interactions might jeopardize the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to associates who spoke to the New York Times .

Author: 0 Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Though Mr Trump has the worst ratings of any new president on record-less than 40% of Americans approve of him-most Republican voters are still behind him. Questions over the discussion come amid reports Mr Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Moscow.

Local Celtics win NBA lottery, Lakers get No. 2 pick
Author: 0 Celtics win NBA lottery, Lakers get No. 2 pick

Game 2 is on Friday night before the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. "I'm glad we didn't trade it, you can write it down", Boston managing partner Wyc Grousbeck said. The Sixers did get the number three pick (the Kings took the number five spot in the swap), while the Lakers and Celtics got the second and first picks respectively, and now that the draft order is set, the Sixers have a few interesting routes to take.

Local Putin Offers To Provide Record Of Trump-Lavrov Talks
Author: 0 Putin Offers To Provide Record Of Trump-Lavrov Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that said that Moscow could provide a recording of a controversial exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump that has plunged the White House into turmoil. director. "We had a very successful meeting with the foreign minister of Russian Federation", he told reporters firing a hail of questions at him. On Monday, the Washington Post , followed by a number of other U.S.

Local W House denies Trump caused 'lapse in national security'
Author: 0 W House denies Trump caused 'lapse in national security'

Chrystia Freeland and Harjit Sajjan dined with their USA counterparts for foreign affairs and defence - Rex Tillerson and James Mattis. "And that can result in a lot of people being arrested and potentially killed". His colleague Barbara Comstock called the reports "highly troubling" and demanded classified briefings. Sen. He said that during that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.

Local Dead in Cargo Plane Crash at Yeager Airport
Author: 0 Dead in Cargo Plane Crash at Yeager Airport

The Air Cargo Carriers plane had departed from Louisville, Kentucky, at 5:43 a.m. and arrived at the Charleston airport at 6:51 a.m., Plante said. Roads are blocked off around Yeager Airport. Airport operations have been halted. Yeager Airport Police Chief Joe Crawford said in the release, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Mr.

Author: 0 Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

Russian Federation has denied United States intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor. And while it may be easier to ignore "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history" as pure hyperbole, it can not be dismissed.

Author: 0 Is The Goal Still To Make Health Care Affordable?

The Kaiser study notes that the AHCA's premium tax credits would average 36 percent lower than those available to current government insurance marketplace enrollees. Supporters of the GOP bill say people have a personal responsibility to keep steady health insurance coverage, and not to wait until they are sick to buy a policy.

Author: 0 Trump alleges 'witch hunt', denies trying to kill FBI probe

That's according to several United States senators who met with Rosenstein Thursday afternoon in a secure room in the Capitol basement. "This was a very good first step". Mr Trump has in vain tried to put investigations into his campaign and his first four months in office behind him. Rosenstein had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing.

Author: 0 Trump Forms Commission on Election Integrity After Voter Fraud Claims

Kobach has been accused of extreme racism and having ties to white nationalists. "The president's committed to the thorough review of registration and voting issues in federal elections", White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.

Local Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director
Author: 0 Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director

Lieberman, who retired from the Senate in 2013, now works at the same law firm as longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz. The former presidential candidate met with Trump Wednesday and the Associated Press reported that he said it was a "good meeting".

Local Trump complains of 'greatest witch hunt'
Author: 0 Trump complains of 'greatest witch hunt'

That explanation quickly unraveled, however, as reports surfaced that Trump decided he would fire Comey almost a week before Rosenstein wrote the memo. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri also told reporters that Rosenstein said he'd learned Trump planned to dismiss Comey before writing his memo.

Author: 0 Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

But McCaskill said that the Trump administration, by talking down the law and threatening to withhold funds created to help stabilize exchange markets under Obamacare, is responsible for its bad condition. "The state estimates that this plan would cost the state almost $7 billion a year in Medicaid funding, and more than two and a half million New Yorkers could be deprived of the coverage they need", Brindisi continued.

Author: 0 Trump claims he did not interfere in FBI investigation

Mr Trump has been under fire since news emerged this week that he had shared secrets with the Russians and allegedly tried to stop former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey from investigating his former adviser Michael Flynn.

Local 64 guns seized from Ohio nursing home killer's house
Author: 0 64 guns seized from Ohio nursing home killer's house

The Newark Advocate reported sheriff's deputies and investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal investigation took the guns from the home of 43-year-old Thomas Hartless hours after the shooting at a Kirkersville nursing home. He promises it won't be a whitewash - he said, "Mistakes were made over here", and "it's important for the families and the public to understand what happened".

Local Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump
Author: 0 Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump

Sean Spicer on Tuesday defended the White House, following remarks former acting Attorney General Sally Yates had made during a congressional hearing a day earlier about former National Security Adviser Gen. Where there is smoke there is not necessarily fire. Throughout the Russian Federation probes, the Trump White House has pointed to testimony earlier this year from Clapper that he had seen no evidence in the January intelligence report of collusion between the President's campaign ...

Author: 0 Trump administration issues formal call to renegotiate NAFTA

Trade Representative alerting members of Congress to President Donald Trump's intention to revisit the trade pact. The decision to start the 90-day clock to begin negotiations over the deal marks the third time that the President has made a contentious announcement ahead of discussions between the USA and Mexico.

Local Warm and Humid Today. Scattered Showers and Storms this Afternoon
Author: 0 Warm and Humid Today. Scattered Showers and Storms this Afternoon

And more rain is bad news, because recent rains mean the Wisconsin River is forecast to reach moderate flood stage and crest at 18.3 feet on Saturday , Columbia County Emergency Management said. Low: 69. SSE 15-20 miles per hour. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Low: 66. High: 77. North northwest wind around 9 miles per hour.

Local Bill O'Reilly pays tribute to Ailes on podcast
Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly pays tribute to Ailes on podcast

One person was killed and 22 hurt in New York's Times Square today when a auto plowed into pedestrians. It may take 50 years or a century for us to recover. It was Richard Nixon who embodied the resentment that ordinary "forgotten" Americans felt toward the cultural and political elites. It was a sign, classmates say, of Ailes' strong-willed independence.

Local US President Donald Trump considering 11 candidates to replace James Comey
Author: 0 US President Donald Trump considering 11 candidates to replace James Comey

And they're not wasting time. White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed that report and said the president would "never even suggest the expectation of personal loyalty". "The US White House explained that there was no scandal and it was posted on their website that that everything had been agreed like in the case with other ministers", Lavrov said.

Author: 0 Netanyahu: Moving US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Will 'Advance' Peace

US Embassy in Tel Aviv. Israeli officials appear to be growing increasingly nervous over Trump's visit, when he is expected to make an attempt at relaunching long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians. The new US Ambassador, David Friedman, just arrived in Israel and his first visit was to the Western Wall where he said he "prayed for the president".

Author: 0 US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

On Thursday, Venezuelan prosecutors charged three soldiers and two police officers in the deaths of a teen and a father this week in the state of Tachira. France called on Thursday for a regional or worldwide mediation to be set up between the Venezuelan government and opposition groups to end the worsening violence in the oil producing nation.

Author: 0 Trump claims witch hunt, says he's most hounded leader ever

He went on to sharply criticize the investigation into his campaign's possible collusion with Russian officials to influence the US election. But the day after the story broke, under headlines that said "Trump reveals secret intelligence to Russians", the president decided that he had better come clean on this one, admitting that the story was in fact true.

Author: 0 Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

President Trump is hosting a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manual Santos at the White House Thursday afternoon, the president's first press conference in a week of rapid-fire developments. In a letter to Comey notifying him of his termination last week, Trump thanks the FBI director for telling him "on three separate occasions" that he is not under investigation.

Author: 0 US Senate panel still negotiating with Flynn over documents: congressional aides

That person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential details of the committee's investigation. Last week, the Senate subpoenaed a large number of documents regarding Flynn's interactions with Russian officials. Fl... Despite the disclosure, Trump appointed Flynn as his national security adviser. "We'll figure out on General Flynn what the next step, if any, is".

Author: 0 Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

Officials say 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman was visiting New York City from MI and was with her younger sister at the time of the tragic crash. Rojas was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in 2008 and 2015, police Commissioner James O'Neill said, losing his license for 90 days.

Author: 0 Trump says Lieberman front-runner to head Federal Bureau of Investigation

Frank Keating , FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe , and Richard McFeely , a former top FBI official. They include former Oklahoma governor Frank A. Keating, former Federal Bureau of Investigation official Richard A. He also disputed the administration's characterization of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump White House.

Author: 0 Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

Although, the unnamed victim never meant to press charges as she thought their convos were consensual. Federal sex offenders can't be alone with children, and if Weiner and Abedin do finally get divorced, Weiner cannot seek custody of his son.

Local Senator McCain Calls for Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador
Author: 0 Senator McCain Calls for Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador

It is unclear if they worked for the embassy or were members of the counter-protest. Washington police called the violence a "brutal attack on peaceful protesters". The unseemly incident is adding to U.S. "The fact that the US, which has not taken any steps forward on Gulen despite the insistent demands of Turkey, put Pastor Brunson on the agenda at high-level meetings begs the question: why is the priest important for the USA?" the newspaper asked, implying America was colluding to ...

Local Erdogan: Turkey will not take part in Raqqa offensive
Author: 0 Erdogan: Turkey will not take part in Raqqa offensive

A firebrand United States senator has advocated for Turkey's Ambassador Serdar Kilic's removal of diplomatic credentials after what he called " thuggish " clashes in front of the Turkish embassy in the USA capital. Police said they were checking reports that some of the attackers worked as bodyguards for the Turkish president. " We said we would not be in such an operation with you where you ally with terror organizations and so we said good luck ", Erdogan said.

Author: 0 Jason Chaffetz will resign from Congress in June

A Chaffetz spokesperson later explained the somewhat odd tweet , saying that they are having trouble finding Comey. Chaffetz' departure is likely to spark a battle over who replaces him as the head of the oversight committee that will once again pit the House Freedom Caucus against the establishment.