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Author: 0 Pence hires outside counsel for Russia probe

The New York Times reported last month that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told the Trump transition team - headed by Pence - that he was under FBI investigation for secretly lobbying for Turkey during the campaign. Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods LLP , served as Virginia attorney general and US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia before rising to the ranks of one of the most prominent law firms in the state.

Author: 0 Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe

If Trump ordered Brand to fire Mueller and she refused, the responsibility to oversee the special counsel would fall to Dana Boente, the USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to a presidential executive order. Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, also has retained an attorney to represent him. Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney ...

Author: 0 Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

After almost three years of warming relations between the United States and Cuba , President Donald Trump has announced that his administration will unravel many of his predecessor's policies on the communist state. "People-to-people" tour companies needed special licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department and were regularly audited and faced steep fines or loss of licenses for allowing travelers to engage in tourism.

Author: 0 CWS Primer: FSU Baseball takes on No. 4 national seed LSU tonight

The full bracket is available here - the victor of LSU-FSU will face the victor of Oregon State and Cal State-Fullerton on Monday night. The Tigers and Seminoles will follow on ESPN at 7:00 p.m. The Frogs have missed the NCAA tournament only once in the past 14 years. Look, we have all been here. "When we got up on the plane to come here, I called it a business trip.

Local What Would Happen If Trump Fired Robert Mueller?
Author: 0 What Would Happen If Trump Fired Robert Mueller?

Lawmakers were eager to ask Rosenstein about whether the special counsel was safe from being fired by the president after Ruddy made his provocative comments on PBS's "NewsHour" that Trump was "weighing" whether to dismiss Mueller. The attorney general is expected to be closely questioned about his contacts with Kislyak and his role in last month's firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

Author: 0 Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers for Special Counsel

He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. 3 official, newly confirmed Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement.

Local As Russia probe expands, Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation
Author: 0 As Russia probe expands, Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

He said on the micro-blogging site: "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". Mueller is also investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, the Post reported Wednesday.

Author: 0 Trump could force out Rosenstein, fail to stop Russian Federation probe

His aides scrambled in the wake of that tweet to make clear the President was simply saying he had read the reports that he was under investigation but had not been told it separately. The point is that Mueller's investigation is broadening, not narrowing. Rosenstein, who authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending Comey's firing, raised the possibility of his recusal during a recent meeting with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's ...

Author: 0 The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

Comey in May 2017 amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. In his tweet, Trump appeared to be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo recommending that Comey be fired. Why would Rosenstein have to recuse himself? . And that leaves Brand as the next highest Senate-confirmed official in the Department of Justice. It's the first time Rosenstein has made public comments about the matter.

Author: 0 Witness tells court Cosby drugged and assaulted her

About half an hour later, Constand said, she had trouble talking and difficulty moving and was suffering double vision . "In my head I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen ", Constand said. "He was a Temple friend, someone I trusted, a mentor and somewhat of an older figure to me", Constand told jurors. He has said he gave her Benadryl, whose side effects include drowsiness.

Author: 0 Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader

My (educated) guess is that during his visit to the White House on Monday, Ruddy heard that Trump was considering firing Mueller . "Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said late Monday.

Author: 0 Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting

But Democrats and Republicans recognized that what happened to Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise , the third-ranking member in the House, could happen to anyone in public life. Others shot were Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; and Matt Mika, a Tyson Foods lobbyist, who is in intensive care at George Washington University Hospital after being shot in the chest.

Author: 0 This Warriors Player Was The Drunkest At Team's NBA Finals After-Party

President Barack Obama with the Golden State Warriors at the White House, Washington, DC, February 4, 2016. In his post-game press conference, Tyronn Lue expressed where he feels the Cavs stack up against the Warriors . According to Lue, players were crying during his speech because they "wanted it so bad". "I thought they gave everything they had, and we fought, we competed, and we never gave in, but they beat us".

Author: 0 Dad: Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea not connected to Rodman

Friends and relatives gather to listen as Fred Warmbier , father of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, as he speaks during a news conference, Thursday. Pyongyang officials have said Warmbier fell into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Though Warmbier supposedly had been in a coma for more than a year, the USA didn't learn the full extent of his condition until Yun and the doctors saw ...

Author: 0 New York Times Sues FBI To Get Documents Of Trump-Comey Talks

The Republican leader also lashed out at the Justice Department's number two, the man tasked with organising the probe. Rosenstein told the Associated Press earlier this month that when he hired Mueller he discussed the possibility of having recuse himself "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation" and if recusal is necessary.

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Author: 0 Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

In July 2016, Yanez shot Philando Castile , 32, at point blank range during a traffic stop in Minnesota capital, St. Paul. Valerie Castile stormed out of court after the not-guilty verdict was read out. He was seat belted and doing as he was told, when he was shot by Officer Yanez who fired seven shots into the vehicle where my. daughter and I also Saturday.

Author: 0 Philando Castile death: Fate of police officer now in jury's han

Seventy-four seconds is the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad auto lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's vehicle. Castile appears to give something to Yanez through the driver's side window. The 32-year-old school cafeteria worker was one in a string of black men to die at the hands of police in recent years, and his death drew additional attention because his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed the gruesome ...

Author: 0 New opposition to Trump's United Kingdom visit

Khan had said in one of his first statements in reaction to the attack that people would see an increased police presence on the streets of the capital and should not be alarmed by that. May said Khan has been doing "a good job" in the aftermath of Saturday's London Bridge attack . Trump tweeted another round of criticism Tuesday morning.

Local Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence
Author: 0 Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence

Critics said the changes would only hurt everyday Cubans who work in the private sector and depend on American visitors to help provide for their families. Mr Trump stated that he would try to prevent United States dollars from being used to invest in what the administration sees as a repressive military-dominated government.

Local 2 children shot, injured on Chicago playground
Author: 0 2 children shot, injured on Chicago playground

Both girls were taken to a children's hospital in serious condition. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The shooting happened at around 1:51 p.m.in the 9200 block of S. CBS Chicago reports students ran inside the building after the girls were shot. Further details have not been released. The school was having a picnic in the playground area before the shooting , DNAinfo Chicago reports.

Local Cosby jury begins sixth day of deliberations
Author: 0 Cosby jury begins sixth day of deliberations

The jury appeared unable to agree on which version of the night in question to believe: Constand's or Cosby's. Had he been found guilty, Cosby, 79, would have faced a maximum of 10 years in prison for each count. Cosby himself didn't comment, remaining stoic as the judge declared a mistrial , but Wyatt declared the star's "power is back". After almost a week of deliberations, the judge declared a mistrial Saturday in the case.

Local Putin says US sanctions will 'complicate relations'
Author: 0 Putin says US sanctions will 'complicate relations'

Republican Sens. (Ky.) and (Utah) were the only senators to vote against including new Russian Federation penalties in the legislation. "I think the bill is a very, very strong signal to Russian Federation", he said , having played a role in drafting its wording, "but it does provide the administration the flexibilities they need to conduct business".

Local Iran vows measures against US sanctions
Author: 0 Iran vows measures against US sanctions

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday defended the country's "completely legitimate" missile defense program, emphasizing that nothing can prevent the Islamic Republic from exercising its right to defense. "Given that this worldwide document has been signed by all permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany and the European Union, these countries must also protest at the USA move and its lack of commitment [to its obligations under the JCPOA]", Boroujerdi added.

Local Judge, Yankees blast Orioles, 16-3
Author: 0 Judge, Yankees blast Orioles, 16-3

Judge, the reigning AL Player of the Week after recording a.500/.600/1.000 slash line with three homers, six RBIs and 10 runs in six games last week against the Red Sox and Orioles , finished the night 2-for-4 with a walk. Only three other Yankee centerfielders have ever had a multi-homer game against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium : Bernie Williams (1996), Mickey Mantle (1960) and Joe DiMaggio (four times, when they were known as the St.

Local Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife
Author: 0 Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife

The Daily Caller first reported that Hodgkinson had a note listing members of Congress on his person. Officials said Hodgkinson has been identified as the man who opened fire on Republican lawm. "The. ways they could do that is you've ever been treated by a mental physician or in a mental hospital, or you've been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted of domestic battery", said Wagner.

Local Pawn shop workers help nab polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs
Author: 0 Pawn shop workers help nab polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs

Jeffs was released from jail last June while he awaited trial; but, The Post reported at the time, he "was confined to his Salt Lake County home with few exceptions, told he couldn't contact various people affiliated with the sect, and made to wear a Global Positioning System monitoring device".

Author: 0 Maryland, DC sue Trump over business dealings

Attorney General Karl Racine . The lawsuit , which comes days after the Justice Department defended Trump's business empire from accepting foreign payments in a separate, similar case, alleges that the president has violated the Emoluments Clause by accepting millions of dollars in payments on properties his company owns.

Author: 0 Seven Americans still missing after destroyer's collision as search continues

At the time of the collision, most of the crew were probably asleep. The Fitzgerald suffered damage on its starboard side above and below the waterline, but the full extent of the damage was still being determined. At the time of the crash, the Crystal was weighted down by a 29,000-ton cargo load. The cause of the collision wasn't immediately clear. The US 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room.

Local White House Says Trump Has 'No Intention' To Fire Special Counsel
Author: 0 White House Says Trump Has 'No Intention' To Fire Special Counsel

Just weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity". That may have been by design, according to a person who spoke to Trump on Tuesday. Andrew Weissmann , the head of the DOJ Criminal Division's fraud section, for example, has gone to work for Mueller.

Local GOP health care bill fate could be decided this week
Author: 0 GOP health care bill fate could be decided this week

Senate Republican leaders emerged Monday from their regular weekly meeting with the surprise announcement that they have a draft bill on overhauling ObamaCare and that a vote could happen as early as July 4. But for McConnell, getting to 50 votes (Vice President Mike Pence could break a 50-50 tie) means losing no more than two Republican senators. "Of course, it's not everything I want", Cassidy said of the general talks, "but that's life".

Author: 0 Trump 'being investigated for obstruction of justice'

Mueller continues to hire a team of lawyers, and with FBI investigators is gathering information that is widely expected to lead to a formal investigation into whether President Trump attempted to interfere in the investigation. Trump did not directly address the allegations he obstructed justice - a potentially impeachable offense - neither did he deny he has entered the miniscule ranks of sitting presidents who have become the subject of a criminal investigation.

Local US Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes
Author: 0 US Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

The request from the Journal sought recordings or transcripts of any recordings made after January 20 at the White House. If President Donald Trump recorded his White House conversations, the Secret Service does not have copies, according to The Wall Street Journal .

Local Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out
Author: 0 Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

She said she thought he was going to return to IL because he'd run out of money. James Hodgkinson , a onetime home-inspection business owner, left the couple's home in March to move east to D.C. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant.

Author: 0 Trump obstruction charge is investigated as Texas Tribune polls released

The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction. "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.

Author: 0 Trump again lashes out at Russian Federation probe, says he is being investigated

Sad!" Mr. Trump said on Twitter. His comments follow revelations that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey . A Justice official said Rosenstein was motivated in part because of frustration that recent news stories have unfairly brought on a torrent of "leak" accusations against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's team.

Local Gingrich: 'The President of the United States cannot obstruct justice'
Author: 0 Gingrich: 'The President of the United States cannot obstruct justice'

President Trump is learning "every day a little bit" more. "But it's part of a pattern, as you saw the one sign this guy was holding, you've had an increasing intensity of hostility on the left", Gingrich said. "I think it's unbelievable, if you look at the - for example, CNN's 93 percent negative coverage according to Harvard , 93 percent negative, I think it's a miracle that Trump has any approval", the former speaker said.

Author: 0 US Open leaderboard crowded at the top

Discussing his woes at the long 14th, Casey added: "It was all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course, which is what I did". Masters champion Sergio Garcia returned a tidy one-under 71 to leave the Spaniard four back and in contention for a second straight major. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81.

Local Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case after jurors fail to reach verdict
Author: 0 Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case after jurors fail to reach verdict

If there is a mistrial, Cosby would not be considered guilty or not guilty, and prosecutors may choose to retry the case with a different set of jurors. Cosby did not testify. Cosby's wife, Camille , joined him in the courtroom as his defense team presented its case. The jury had deliberated for six days.

Local Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4
Author: 0 Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4

The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the victims as Wayne Chan, 56, and Benson Louie, 50, of San Francisco , and Michael Lefiti, 46, of Hercules. At around 10:30 a.m., police declared the building secure and said the incident was contained. "Several of them said it was a driver they worked with who had a gun and opened fire".

Author: 0 Gillespie and Northam will face off in November for governor's race

Gillespie - former Republican National Committee chairman, political consultant and 2014 U.S. Senate candidate running on an economy-focused message and calls to cut taxes - edged firebrand Corey Stewart , who modeled himself after President Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game took on special meaning a day after shooting

Under the bright glare of the national spotlight, the congressional baseball game was transformed on Thursday a day after the shooting of majority whip Steve Scalise and three others at a practice session for the Republican team . The shooting has brought members Congress together in some way. Blumenthal and Esty, along with several of Connecticut's members of the House of Representatives, were in the stands.

Author: 0 Cuba condemns Trump's 'hostile rhetoric' but still wants to talk

Despite his effort to roll back parts of his predecessor Barack Obama's cuba policy, Trump stopped short of closing USA embassy in Cuba. Signing a new National Security Presidential Memorandum, Trump announced stricter application of the rules under which Americans can travel to Cuba .

Author: 0 London fire toll at least 30, but dozens missing

British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire while police have subsequently launched a criminal investigation. The Theresa May government on Friday was grappling with the aftermath of Wednesday's blaze at Grenfell Tower, amid rising anger among residents and demands by the Labour Party to acquire over 1,000 empty houses for those rendered homeless.

Local Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends with a mistrial
Author: 0 Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends with a mistrial

The judge challenged McMonagle's requests to end the trial without a verdict, saying that for all he knows, the jury might be working toward an acquittal. Prosecutors argued that Cosby drugged Constand to incapacitate her so he could assault her. In one statement, she had told police that she had never been alone with Cosby prior to the incident, a claim she called a "mistake" while on the stand.