Author: 0 Robert Mueller gifts probe to US President Donald Trump for birthday

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 ...

Local Congressman Scalise upgraded to serious condition, speaks with family
Author: 0 Congressman Scalise upgraded to serious condition, speaks with family

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 .

Local US Supreme Court holds on case of Wisconsin electoral districts
Author: 0 US Supreme Court holds on case of Wisconsin electoral districts

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.

Local Virginia shooting suspect's wife addresses media
Author: 0 Virginia shooting suspect's wife addresses media

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.

Author: 0 Seattle police shoot, kill woman who reported burglary

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.

Author: 0 London attack on Muslim worshippers: What we know

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 .

Author: 0 Bill Cosby's attorney says he is worried about entertainer's health

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".

Local Scalise upgraded from critical to serious
Author: 0 Scalise upgraded from critical to serious

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 ...

Author: 0 White House denies Trump wants Mueller out - but heat's on

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".

Author: 0 Roger Stone to Trump: Fire Mueller and Rosenstein

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.

Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition is Upgraded, Watched Baseball Game

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.

Author: 0 Gingrich: Mueller 'Should Recuse Himself' - We're Right Back Where Comey Was

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.

Author: 0 Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

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 ...

Author: 0 Philando Castile verdict unjust; what would Tupac say?

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.

Local Tulsa's Mike Neal Talks About Long-Time Friend Scalise After Shooting
Author: 0 Tulsa's Mike Neal Talks About Long-Time Friend Scalise After Shooting

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.

Author: 0 Trump decries 'witch hunt' but lawyer insists no probe

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.

Author: 0 Trump decries Russian Federation 'witch hunt' as lawyer insists no probe

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.

Local Rosenstein Hits Media for 'Anonymous Allegations' on Russia Probe
Author: 0 Rosenstein Hits Media for 'Anonymous Allegations' on Russia Probe

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.

Author: 0 Trump Lawyer Contradicts Trump Tweet, Stumps Sunday Beltway Hosts

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 .

Author: 0 Five Potential Vegas Victims Through Expansion Draft — Louis Blues

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.

Author: 0 Iran police kills four Islamic suspects in south

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.

Author: 0 Senate Passes New Iran Sanctions Bill 98-2

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.

Author: 0 Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation, Despite Tweet

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.

Author: 0 Koepka takes US Open title

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.

Local Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1
Author: 0 Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1

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).

Author: 0 Five key moments that propelled Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory

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.

Author: 0 Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

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.

Author: 0 Hundreds March On Father's Day For Philando Castile

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.

Author: 0 The mighty Casey strikes out on 14th

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.

Author: 0 Trump lashes out over Russia probe

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 ...

Author: 0 Trump personal attorney says president not under investigation

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.

Author: 0 Trump not under investigation for firing ex-FBI chief Comey - lawyer

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.

Author: 0 President Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy in Miami

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.

Local Jared Kushner's business dealings being investigated, Washington Post reports
Author: 0 Jared Kushner's business dealings being investigated, Washington Post reports

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.

Author: 0 United States president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney

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 ...

Author: 0 Queen's: Murray to open against Bedene

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.

Local Longest active win streaks on line when Beavers, Tigers meet
Author: 0 Longest active win streaks on line when Beavers, Tigers meet

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.

Author: 0 Trump acknowledges he is being investigated, cries 'Witch Hunt' on Twitter

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.

Author: 0 Donald Trump had the absolute worst week in Washington

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.

Author: 0 Flash Flood Watch also issued for parts of CNY

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.

Author: 0 Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

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.

Author: 0 Trump not under investigation, says lawyer

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".

Local Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse
Author: 0 Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse

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.

Author: 0 Thousands Gather In Tehran To Mourn Victims Of Attacks

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.

Local Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery
Author: 0 Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery

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 ...

Local Warriors owners to foot hefty bill for championship parade
Author: 0 Warriors owners to foot hefty bill for championship parade

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.