The rest of the Obama policy remains - full diplomatic relations; reduced immigration favoritism for Cubans; restored commercial flights and cruise-ship visits; enhanced cash remittances and visitation by Cuban Americans; removal of Cuba from the list of state terrorism sponsors.
In an attempt to sound upbeat and to downplay the new developments in a controversy that has now reached the Oval Office, Trump also said that "despite the phony witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". The tweets immediately prompted concerns among lawmakers that Trump might try to can both Mueller and Rosenstein . Trump aides have urged him to stop meddling in the investigative process, but law enforcement and intelligence officials have recounted how the ...
Representative Steve Scalise's condition has improved but remained critical on Thursday, a day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice. 66-year-old James Hodgkinson was later identified as the shooter. "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said .
The Constitution requires states to redo their political maps to reflect population changes identified in the once-a-decade census. The issue of gerrymandering - creating districts that often are oddly shaped, with the aim of benefiting one party - is central to the debate.
According to the Guardian , when she was asked if she'd like to say something to the victims, Sue Hodgkinson replied, "I don't even know who was shot". "There's nothing I could do about it", she said, adding that she felt "horrible, horrible". His only contact with the 66-year-old was returning a saddlebag that fell off Hodgkinson's Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Usually, only one officer would respond to a standard burglary call like this one, Jamieson told reporters. Seattle police say one person has died in an officer-involved shooting near Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood Saturday.
The incident early Monday follows two recent terrorist attacks in London in which vehicles have been used as weapons, both on bridges over the Thames River. "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester , Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", he said in a statement .
The trial of Cosby, who lives on a compound in Shelburne, began June 5 and was in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. "She's entitled to a verdict in this case". She then said she was "grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence; which is the rightful way to make a sound decision".
The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise today", LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri said before the team left for Omaha. Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive. CNN's tweet came on the heels of Wednesday's shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, perpetrated by ...
Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. That leaves deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller in the first place. Last Saturday evening, Ann Coulter - whose interpretation of reality is always suspect - fired off an especially loony tweet : "Now that we FINALLY got Comey to admit Trump not under investigation, Sessions should fire Mueller".
Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation formally denied the FOIA request for the Comey memos, citing a law enforcement exemption. Rosenstein, in office for less than two months, is the top Justice official overseeing the probe because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself.
Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, . Scalise, 51, and four others were wounded when an IL man opened fire Wednesday morning on the team practice in Alexandria. Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against U.S. president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers.
The protesters marched through St. Anthony on Sunday to remember Philando Castile and demonstrate against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled", Kaepernick wrote.
In a tweet , the president also seemed to accuse the USA deputy attorney general of pursuing a "Witch Hunt". He wrote in multiple social media posts that he views Mueller - a long-serving former Federal Bureau of Investigation director respected by both parties - as leading a biased probe with the singular aim of dislodging Trump.
Click for more from The Washington Examiner . I'm not a lawyer, but neither is Newt Gingrich (he holds a Ph.D.in European history), and if I can google some legal definitions, he should be able to as well. But in a Politico report from 2011, Gingrich criticized liberals for blaming conservatives over the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat who survived being shot in the head during a shooting at a constituent event in Tucson.
But Trump, as president, has the authority to fire Rosenstein, a career justice department civil servant who has worked under five presidents. The move by special counsel Robert S. He declined further comment. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. "He was appointed by (former President George W.) Bush, he's a professional and he would abhor any kind of leaks and be looking at it himself", the Massachusetts ...
In reaction to the verdict, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton offered his condolences to the Castile family, calling his death "a awful tragedy" in a statement that made no mention of Yanez. They raised questions about discrepancies in Reynolds' statements to investigators, including where Castile carried his wallet and who purchased the marijuana that was in the auto.
Trump said Scalise "continues his very courageous fight", but added: "it's been much more hard than people even thought at the time". "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday.
Mr Rosenstein has appointed investigative special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the inquiry. Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Former FBI Director details meetings with Trump. If Mueller strays from the straight and narrow, Rosenstein should not hesitate to remove him and name someone else to serve as special counsel. She said "the president has embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light". What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.
Denny HeckDenny HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE (Wash.) on Friday mocked President Trump's campaign promise to bring jobs back to the USA, saying the president has instead boosted employment for lawyers.
But Jay Sekulow , part of Trump s legal team, said the president was writing about reports of an investigation , not an actual probe. The conservative lawyer, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, is assisting Trump as Mueller probes into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and the potential obstruction of justice by the president in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey .
Jay Sekulow , chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, appeared across the major political talk shows on Sunday. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director", President Trump tweeted .
Vegas general manager George McPhee , his Golden Knights staff and the general public will have access to those lists Sunday afternoon. He has already declared giving the no-movement clause in his contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins , which clearly makes him up for grabs.
An armed man stands in a window of the parliament building in Tehran , Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Today, the head of the justice department in Kordestan province in western Iran announced more arrests. The terrorist attacks - the first in many years on Iranian soil - have been claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), which has denounced Shia Iran as a nation of heretics in the past.
The Trump administration reportedly is weighing the return of Russian compounds on US soil seized by the Obama administration, and the president has repeatedly expressed a desire for better relations with Moscow while downplaying the impact of Russia's cyber activities.
Top Trump ally New Gingrich warns that if false and/or compromising information continues to leak out of former FBI Director Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in 2016, the deputy attorney general might have to appoint a special counsel to investigate the current special counsel's investigation.
It also marks the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first time victor. Stricker said he is likely to skip the U.S. Senior Open , as he wants to concentrate on the regular PGA Tour . Another followed on the eighth and he battled hard after dropping a shot on the 10th, holing a 10-foot par-putt on the 13th before effectively winning the title with his birdie streak from the 14th.
Probably didn't throw strike one as much as I would've liked to have seen, but I thought, overall, he gave us a chance to win a baseball game". "I did pretty well", he said. RHP Trevor Cahill (right shoulder strain) threw a side session Friday. Brewers: No timeline yet for the return of INF Jonathan Villar (lower back strain) or OF Ryan Braun (strained left calf).
Babar Azam kept the run-rate ticking along with 46 from 52, before Mohammad Hafeez (57no) took control in the final overs, smashing a crucial half-century from just 34 balls and finding great support in Imad Wasim (25no). But Pakistan made one change, with the fit-again Mohammad Amir returning from the back spasm that saw him mis Wednesday's impressive eight-wicket semi-final win over previously unbeaten tournament hosts England in Cardiff.
Dozens of women have come forward to say he had drugged and assaulted them. Jurors were unable to render a unanimous verdict on the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault Cosby had been charged with. Cosby broke barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, "I Spy", in the 1960s and created the top-ranked "Cosby Show" two decades later, starring as kindly Dr.
According to CNN , Minnesota State Patrol reported 18 arrests following I-94 demonstrations when protestors did not comply with orders to disperse. Meanwhile, in a statement on the verdict, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman called Castile "a son of St. Paul - a graduate of Central High School, and a dedicated employee at J.J.
Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy provided quite the contrast here on the second day of the 117 US Open . Rickie Fowler , the first-round leader, is in a three-way tie at 6 under, followed by an eclectic mix of five golfers at 5 under. "I thought 63 was the number". "I usually love places like this". T8. Hideki Matsuyama , Si Woo Kim, Xander Schauffele , Brandt Snedeker: Matsuyama posted a 65 on Friday, the third round of 7-under already at Erin Hills.
Trump, who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, continued his harsh criticism of the investigations in series of tweets on Friday. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations". Because the investigation now includes questions about whether or not President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice in conversations with former FBI Director James Comey ...
It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. The statement was most likely resulting from several news pieces released by the Washington Post and New York Times that were quoting unnamed sources regarding the probe, Business Insider reports.
Rod Rosenstein recommended to President Trump that he fire former FBI Chief James Comey , though also made a decision to bring in Robert Mueller , now the probe's special counsel. At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand , the Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rosenstein joked awkwardly about being at the center of criticism since taking office, according to people who were in the room.
Through civilian-run holding companies, the Cuban military owns or controls much of the economy, particularly the tourism sector. The White House says it's willing to negotiate more favorable terms with Cuba, but only if the Castro regime allows free and fair elections and releases political prisoners.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump, who has been putting together his own team of outside lawyers to represent him, called the Post's report Wednesday that he is being investigated for collusion "phony". The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.
Rosenstein told The Associated Press this month he would recuse himself from any oversight of Mueller if he were to become a subject of the probe. Sekulow made the Sunday morning Beltway show rounds today to explain the president's revelatory - or maybe not - June 16 " witch hunt " tweet , the one that began "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Rosenstein has authority over the inquiry because Attorney General Jeff ...
Federer, who plays in Halle this week, believes that this is the start of the more important half of the year - and having been in 10 Wimbledon finals and won seven of them, he knows a thing or two about playing on grass. When I go out I'm really trying to get better and learn stuff and improve. "It's absolutely true and that's why I mentioned being invisible because I'm uncomfortable if people are staring at me", said Murray.
Poche was not exhausted. Busby put the Noles on the board in the top of the first inning with a two-run home run to center field , and again in the top of the third with an RBI single, both times plating Taylor Walls , and giving FSU a two-run advantage with each hit.
But it's not a sure thing that she'll actually take over for Rosenstein. She was sworn-in little more than a month ago. Trump disputed the investigation's credibility. Mr Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Mr Trump fired him to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe.
The source familiar with the Mueller probe told Reuters that Mueller was also examining whether Trump or others tried to interfere with the investigation. "This pick really shows that Mueller recognises that Russian organised crime and sophisticated financial transactions involving them are going to be right at the centre and Page is definitely a leading expert there", said Scott Horton, a U.S.
According to the NWS, a very moist airmass is moving into Western New York that will produce the thunderstorms. By mid- to late-afternoon, however, strong instability will develop, allowing for scattered storms to develop, the forecast discussion said.
The teams announced the deal Thursday, about 48 hours before the NHL's trade freeze prior to the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft. Nashville Predators forward James Neal and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen also were left unprotected.
Todd continued to push Sekulow, asking before the interview closed why Trump seemed obsessed with the investigation even though he insisted he was innocent. Senator Marco Rubio , who lost the Republican primary election to Trump, called for a "full and credible investigation". Schiff said he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat".
Kalispell Regional Healthcare officials confirmed on Sunday that over 50 people were injured and transported in Saturday's deck collapse at Glacier Camp, south of Lakeside. The cause of the collapse remains under investigation. Glacier Camp is a Presbyterian summer camp near Lakeside, on the northwest side of Flathead Lake in Glacier National Park.
Authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attacks . "Exactly when the Iranian people was engaged with an attack on the parliament by terrorists, the US Senate shamelessly approved a bill against the Iranian people, and approved supporting terrorists", he said.
Scalise was in dire condition when he was shot at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed. "However, Scalise will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks". Scalise and other Republican congressmen were practicing at the time for an annual game between Democratic and Republican legislators that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for ...
Three of Golden State's top players - Green, Durant and Curry - were asked about their individual match-up assignments against players from Cleveland. A parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors' second National Basketball Association title in three years is underway in downtown Oakland. But in a recent podcast with Bill Simmons , Durant spoke about the challenges the Warriors faced in the playoffs, specifically noting the difficulties the Jazz presented.