Though, the Post noted, the Supreme Court ruled during the Watergate investigation that executive privilege could not be used in criminal investigations. The investigation into Trump started after former FBI Director James Comey was sacked, according to the Washington Post report. They added that Coats and Rogers refused to comply.
In a May 18 letter to fraternity members, Beta Theta Pi house corporation attorney Mark Bernlohr said he reviewed the tapes and disagreed "with the vast majority of the factual and legal conclusions" prosecutors have reached. The defendants face a variety of charges, with eight accused of dozens of crimes, including involuntary manslaughter and felony aggravated assault, while five others are accused only of a single count of evidence tampering.
CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an OH hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on US soil. Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. "In no uncertain terms North Korea must explain the causes of his coma", Richardson, whose Center for Global Engagement had directly sought Warmbier's release with the ...
Sessions on Saturday said he would appear before the intelligence committee, which has been doing its own investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. Sessions wrote the chairmen that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein will take his place before both the House and Senate subcommittees to testify about the Justice Department's budget.
The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, was shot and killed by the officers. "Suspect is in custody and not a threat", the Alexandria Police Department tweeted. Davis, who was at bat at the time of the shooting, said he hopes Wednesday marks a turning point in how lawmakers engage in the future. He said he and his colleagues are secure.
Ron Wyden, D-Ore., rejected knowledge of such information and said that he doesn't appreciate the "secret innuendo being leaked out there about me". However, Sessions said Comey should have spoken to his bosses if he wanted to or was asked to talk to the president about the investigation. Comey's firing was recommended by last month-raising questions about whether he violated his recusal from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.
Steve Scalise , the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, was shot in the hip. "He will require additional operations". Hodgkinson also shot Matt Mika, who works as a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and was helping to coach the team; Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent who works for Texas Rep.
Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois. Scalise, the majority whip who rallies Republican votes in the House of Representatives, "was not able to move on his own power". "We are shocked and saddened by the shooting this morning". "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress , their staffs , Capitol Police, first responders , and all others affected", Trump said.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said only one of the police officers suffered a gunshot wound. After hearing about the shooting, House Democrats at a separate baseball practice started a spontaneous prayer for the victims. Asked if Wednesday's episode would have an effect on his stance on gun rights and restrictions, Brooks said he remains in favor of a close reading of the Second Amendment, which grants Americans the right to bear arms.
As one lawmaker would later note, it could have been a auto backfiring. The wounded also include a congressional aide and a lobbyist. Although the practice was taking place in Alexandria, Va., across the Potomac River from the Capitol, police were on hand to protect Rep.
Scalise's office said the 51-year-old was in stable condition at a Washington hospital after being shot in the hip. The shooter was identified as James T. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society", he said. Scalise, a representative from the southern state of Louisiana elected to Congress in 2008, heads the conservative House caucus known as the Republican Study Committee.
T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was shot and later died. Capitol police who were on security duty returned fire, as did Alexandria police who rushed to the scene. Earlier Wednesday, President Trump called for unity across party lines during a subdued statement from the White House . "I hear Steve Scalise over near second base scream".
Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis left morning practice about 10 minutes before the shooting and believes he had an "abrasive" encounter with the gunman before departing. He said there were easily 50 shots fired. She goes down. The Alexandria Police began to engage and between them and the remaining Capitol Police officer fighting, they got the guy to drop his rifle and then they shoot him.
The attacker was shot and later died . Scalise was standing in the in the infield and fell where he stood. He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, a congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition .
Correspondents and senators were taken by surprise. News reporter Kasie Hunt tweeted that "reporters at Capitol have been told they are not allow [sic] to film interviews with senators in hallways". Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska retweeted one of Hunt's tweet's, adding, "This is a bad idea". As Republicans in the Senate race to draft and vote on a healthcare bill they have no intention of sharing with the public, the Senate has changed long-standing rules that will make it ...
The proposed legislation calls for a 16.75 percent excise tax on top of the regular sales tax and a 5 percent local tax, for a combined 28 percent tax. "I would like to say this proposed bill directly assaults the will of the voters and is a prescription for increasing the illicit market", state Sen.
Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., to bring a gun to kill Republicans . After the shooting ended, five people were injured , one of them being House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , a House representative from Louisiana . "Our courageous Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill and their sacrifice makes democracy possible". "We are first, children of God, and second, Americans, and that should unite us".
FILE - In this September 11, 2013, file photo, planes take off from Travis Air Force Base as part of a training exercise and commemoration of the September 11 attacks northeast of San Francisco . "Though it was a false alarm, our first responders reacted appropriately". However, Security Forces personnel report an increase in fence cutting at Northwest Field with as many as six incidents occurring in the last two weeks.
He dragged himself away from the infield leaving a trail of blood before fellow lawmakers could rush to his assistance. A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. "We look forward to hosting the 108th Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park tomorrow evening". He said Hodgkinson's wife left for work in the morning.
Seeking to play down the controversy, Scalise's office said he had spoken to hundreds of groups during his political career and was unaware of the views of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater. " He will recover from this assault", Trump said.
The vote also underscored ongoing tensions among Southern Baptists whether Donald Trump , a thrice-married casino and real estate mogul, was morally fit to be president. The Rev . Dwight McKissic , a Texas pastor whose resolution a year ago repudiating the Confederate flag was amended before passage, requested that the alt-right resolution be brought to the messengers, or delegates, for consideration.
Barton praised the swift actions of the Capitol police, Alexandria police and members of Scalise's security detail in confronting the shooter. He said the gunman started shooting at Rep. The incident injured five people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . Barton said donations can be made to the fund or any of the other charities the event looks to benefit, including the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, the Washington Literacy Council and the Nationals' Dream ...
The two Capitol Police officers on his security detail, David Bailey and Crystal Griner , were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the gunman, identified as James T. "Suffice it to say that our officers acted, I believe, heroically today", Verderosa said. Tim Slater of the FBI which is now leading the investigation said that it is "too early to tell whether anyone was targeted".
The US congressman shot during a baseball practice is in critical condition following surgery, the hospital treating him said . CBS News has confirmed the gunman has been identified by law enforcement as James T. Speaker Ryan identified the wounded Capitol Police officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner. Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. "We were inside the backstop and if we didn't have that cover by a courageous person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we ...
The gunman shot himself. "They were all in rapid succession", said Deng, a 30-year-old tech worker who lives across the street from the warehouse. Two of the three victims died at the scene of the shooting. The shooting happened at around 9:00 a.m. inside of the UPS customer service center near 17th and Utah.
The company can not provide any identifications until the police investigation is complete. "We understand that there are potentially multiple deaths, although some individuals were transported to the hospital and we are unsure of their status at this time", UPS said in the statement .
The former intel head said Trump's administration had defamed him in comments made after his firing by saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray and that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. "And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it". Collins is referring to Trump's joint press conference with the President of Romania from Friday, during which Trump was asked if the tapes exist, only to respond, "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the ...
A special marine warning is also in effect until 4:30 p.m. The severe thunderstorm watch was in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday for all of northern IL, including the Chicago area, as well as parts of southern Wisconsin and northwest in, according to the National Weather Service .
The bipartisan agreement also gives Congress 30 days, or 60 days around the August recess, to review or potentially block President Trump in case he decides to lift or ease the sanctions. Sen. Bob Corker said ahead of Wednesday's procedural vote that the overall bill "is a good example of how the Senate can still work together to tackle complex and hard issues".
Duncan said that he briefly spoke with a man who "asked me if the team practicing was a Democrat or Republican team". "When we disagree, we do so in a way that is mindful of the fact that there are people who can hear us, whose decisions could be impacted by the weight of our words", said Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is insisting that the Palestinian government has agreed to stop paying salaries to militants' families, even as both the Palestinians and Israelis dispute it. Israeli officials said they had seen no evidence that the Palestinian Authority was stopping support. "Those people, (prisoners) have sacrificed their lives for their people and the minimum we can do to them is taking care of their families", Karake said.
Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. Scalise is part of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington , on March 8, 2017. Mr Scalise faced questions past year about some of his Louisiana ties.
Five people were injured when the gunman opened fire on the United States congressmen. "The other side of me - the military side - says, you know, I've got that guilty feeling that I should have been there to help my guys out", he said .
He added that it was a "good strategic move" to have lawmakers break for the weekend and return Monday, instead of resuming budget talks the day after the regular session ended. The committee, made up of members picked by Barras and Henry, rejected it on a 13-7 vote. All five of the House members on the committee signed the report.
Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, which is conducting a parallel Russian Federation probe, said on Twitter that Congress "must compel responses using whatever process necessary". In fact, Sen. Warner, we had talked about it even before I was confirmed and before he was confirmed. After the California democrat was interrupted by the Senate Intelligence Committee's chair - for the second time in two weeks - her name began trending ...
U.S. Rep Mike Bost told the Belleville News-Democrat that one of the Capitol officers was male and the other, who he said was shot in the foot, was female. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said the state had no "prior information that would lead us to believe anything like this was going to occur", and criticized gun laws in the US.
Brad Wenstrup, who is a physician, went out to where Scalise was lying to apply pressure to the wound. Trump refused to say the name of the alleged gunman, identified by multiple news outlets as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from Belleville, IL.
Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him . "Please pray for my colleagues", Duncan said. Several other people were also wounded, including several police officers. In a post on Twitter , Wenstrup said, "Capitol police and emergency responders reacted swiftly and courageously - we are grateful for their presence".
He is avid baseball fan and has played on the congressional team since he entered Congress . A heavily armed police unit then swept the premises. U.S. Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said.
Matthew Verderosa, chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, said police were interviewing multiple witnesses on the scene. "Today, we are especially grateful to our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe". The suspected gunman was killed as Capitol Police officers returned fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. Five people were transported medically from the scene in Alexandria, the city's police chief, Michael Brown told reporters.
Mr. Warmbier's relatives said he had been in a coma for months before his release, the Washington Post reported. The funding cuts in Trump's plan for the fiscal year beginning in October would mark a stark decrease in non-military USA government engagement overseas as the administration pursues Trump's "America First" world view.
Kildee said in a statement that he is "deeply saddened be the horrific shooting at the Republican field during congressional baseball practice". He was uninjured in the shooting. Bergman says the shooter, identified as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was hidden behind the third base dugout. "We're learning more about motive, but this is a good time to reflect on division and unity".
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He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is now undergoing surgery. "Then finally we heard the response from the Capitol Hill police". The gunman also was killed by police. CBS News reports Rep. Steve Scalise (R) of Louisiana was shot in the hip while he was standing on second base fielding balls.
T. Hodgkinson. The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Witnesses say they returned fire. Trump, a Republican, said in a statement that he and Vice President Mike Pence were monitoring developments closely. "I hear loud explosions". Jeff Flake , R-Arizona, told CNN .
Scalise was first elected to the U.S. House in 2008, representing Louisiana's 1st Congressional District. Rep . Glenn Grothman (R-WI) told Wisconsin's WTMJ that he believed the shooting "could have been much worse" if Scalise had not been there, due to the security detail that protects him.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and at least three others were shot during the practice in Alexandria, Va ., police and witnesses said . The shooting happened in the 400 block of E Monroe Street, according to police. Brooks told CNN that during batting practice he heard a "bam" and then a quick succession of shots and saw the gunman shooting through the holes in a chain link fence.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him. Rep. Scalise is reported to be stable condition and police have confirmed that the shooter, who was stopped by return fire from the U.S. "Right now everyone is focused on praying", Bond said. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who was at the practice, told CNN that in addition to Scalise, a staffer was hit, as well as members of a security detail.
That tweet has prompted repeated demands from the congressional committees investigating any possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, and the process by which he fired Comey , for him to hand over any tapes that exist.
After a growing number of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called on him to step aside, Sessions in March recused himself from any decisions related to the probes of election hacking and possible contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials.