Author: 0 Robinson: Comey clears the air, but more smoke blows in

What do you do if you've just been fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the administration has chosen to "defame" you with "lies plain and simple", and you believe the president of the United States may be trying to obstruct justice? Motive and intent key to determing if obstruction of justice occurred.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr defends father during James Comey testimony

Trump tweeted on Friday, May 12 , that " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversation before he starts leaking to the press". The president is usually arm's length from - some distance from it - not to be opining about ongoing investigations and bringing it up not once or twice, but a few times .

U.S. Backhoe used in attempted ATM theft outside Washington
Author: 0 Backhoe used in attempted ATM theft outside Washington

Investigators suggest the suspect could be the same man involved in another robbery in March 2016. A Maryland man recently learned this lesson the hard way when he stole a backhoe, drove it 8km, and then attempted to excavate some cash out of an ATM.

U.S. Trump Outside Counsel Takes on Comey, Fields No Questions
Author: 0 Trump Outside Counsel Takes on Comey, Fields No Questions

On Jan. 6, Comey said, he briefed then President-elect Trump on what he called "salacious and unverified" material relating personally to Trump in connection with the Russian Federation investigation. The White House initially said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the Justice Department, citing as justification a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Author: 0 Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

It recently came to light that almost half of Trump's 32 million Twitter followers aren't real people but fake egg-bots that the president may have bought to bolster his image. Yet the president's tweets, while informal, do not stick to topics of no effect. "I think it's that it's the dissonance", Neiss said. When asked if the Trump's tweets should be considered official statements from the White House, Spicer appeared incredulous.

U.S. Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports
Author: 0 Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports

The 36-year-old Kushner, a NY real estate executive before joining Trump's White House staff, is married to Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka, who also is a White House adviser. "There ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid", Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, the NY Daily News reported.

U.S. Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Protect Obamacare
Author: 0 Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Protect Obamacare

The study also showed that although most of the Americans surveyed believed "many" people in the U.S.do not have access to the health care they need, they showed less concern about the discrepancy than those in other countries. The American Health Care Act contains $138 billion in funding for the Patient and State Stability Fund, which would directly subsidize high-risk Americans.

Author: 0 Trump aides tell him to keep Sessions as US attorney general

It would also leave Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed a special counsel to head the Russian Federation probe, in charge of the Justice Department until a replacement is found. An administration official told CNN that Trump's frustration with Sessions dates back to March 2, when Sessions suddenly recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation amid pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Woods was asleep at wheel, passed breath test, says police
Author: 0 Woods was asleep at wheel, passed breath test, says police

Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after his 2015 Mercedes-Benz was found in a roadway around 3 a.m. Monday morning. According to a breath alcohol test affidavit, Woods blew a 0.00 on a breathalyzer. Vioxx: Anti-inflammatory medication that had been taken off the shelves; Woods said he's taken this in the past but hasn't recently. Further details in the affidavit reveal Woods was in the driver's seat of his auto and wearing his seatbelt when police arrived at ...

Author: 0 James Comey's Big Message: Donald Trump Can't Be Trusted

When asked directly if he believed Donald Trump colluded with Russia, Mr Comey said: "It's a question I don't think I should answer in an open hearing". Asked how much of the televised Comey testimony Trump may have watched before departing the White House for his mid-day speech, Sanders replied she was unaware of the amount and described it "as a regular Thursday at the White House".

Author: 0 UK voters prioritize security in wake of attacks

That headline had prompted Brian May, the musician who leads a campaign for " common decency " in British politics, to suggest that "somebody from the Daily Mail should go to prison for libel". Final surveys back May to increase her majority. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", he said.

U.S. Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers
Author: 0 Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

Correctional Facility in Atmore. State prosecutors said Melson opened fire on four employees after ordering them into the restaurant's freezer. Melson was convicted of murdering James Nathaniel Baker , 17, Darryl Collier, 23 and Tamika Collins , 18, during a robbery at a fried chicken fast food restaurant in Gadsden, about 115 miles northwest of Montgomery.

U.S. Missouri governor calls special session on abortion
Author: 0 Missouri governor calls special session on abortion

But Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green of the 15th ward said that the governor's latest announcement doesn't explain exactly what he is trying to do. The Reproductive Health Services wing of St. Centers in Missouri are eligible to be reimbursed for some expenses from a state fund called the Alternative to Abortion program. "We urge the state legislature to address these matters quickly".

Author: 0 Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

How the attack unfolded is at the center of the criminal case against Terry Thompson , who is the husband of a Harris County Sheriff's deputy. Both face fives years up to life in prison if convicted. But the video along with public outcry and protests forced the case to go before a grand jury Thursday. A Texas grand jury has indicted a Harris County sheriff's deputy and her husband Thursday (8 June) for the murder of a man outside a Denny's restaurant in May, District Attorney Kim Ogg ...

Author: 0 Trump to evangelicals: We're 'under siege,' will be stronger

Still, there's no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said at one point during the hearing. US Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) left the Comey hearing saying he was not convinced what Trump did was obstruction of justice. "But that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work toward, to try and understand what the intention was there and whether that's an offense".

Author: 0 McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness

McCain appeared to be trying to establish that Comey had given preferential treatment to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her opponent at the time , Donald Trump . But McCain pressed ahead regardless, seemingly failing to grasp the fact that Clinton and Trump were not being examined as part of the same Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry.

Author: 0 Trump's United Kingdom trip should be canceled, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Again, Trump did not accept that explanation, accusing the media of spinning the narrative in the mayor's favor. "In the circumstances where Donald Trump as president had a Muslim ban, had changed the policies of the U.S., the longstanding policies around refugees, in the circumstances where many British people disagree with many of Donald Trump's policies, we shouldn't be having a state visit", he said.

Author: 0 Trump weighs in on Gulf diplomatic rift

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, the Qatari foreign minister, told CNN: "Whatever has been thrown as an accusation is all based on misinformation and we think that the entire crisis [is] based on misinformation". The dispute comes less than a month after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against extremism. But Gulf Arab neighbours and Egypt have always been irked by its maverick stances and support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which they regard as a ...

Author: 0 Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation

Comey went on to testify that because the memos were unclassified and he felt they were his personal recollections of events, he believed he was in a position to share them. Trump, seemingly aware that his legislative agenda is stalled in Congress as Washington's focus remains on Comey and Russian Federation, also urged the conservative supporters to keep up their work and try to win more seats in the House and Senate.

Author: 0 Qatar's foreign minister plans to visit Moscow on June 10

The ministry's statement said Qatari citizens needed to leave Bahrain within two weeks and that air and sea traffic between the two countries would be halted. On the same day, the Saudi-run Al Arabiya carried a report titled ' Proof that Qatar News Agency was not hacked ' and listed four supposed reasons the Qatari claim was false.

U.S. Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example
Author: 0 Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example

She entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. If convicted, victor faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000, according to court documents.

Author: 0 Comey delivers dramatic rebuke of Trump

Comey's official statement for the record, submitted to the committee on Wednesday , chronicles two separate conversations with the president that contradict statements made by the White House. "Release all the tapes", Comey said. Whether or not that qualifies as obstruction of justice-Comey told the senators that special counsel Robert Mueller will be reviewing this question-it is a serious charge.

U.S. Prosecution case nears end in Castile trial
Author: 0 Prosecution case nears end in Castile trial

While testifying about the events of that night, Castile's former girlfriend Diamond Reynolds shared new details of the night her significant other died and her Facebook Live video of the encounter became an global point of interest. Kauser worked with the St. Anthony Police Department from January 2013 to April 2017, when he left to join the Bloomington Police Department. Brad Parks reported from St.

U.S. Bill Cosby accuser rejects claim of romantic relationship
Author: 0 Bill Cosby accuser rejects claim of romantic relationship

Comedian Bill Cosby is on trial for three charges of sexual assault. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP ) - The jury at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about giving pills to Andrea Constand and then reaching into her trousers.

U.S. Social media responds to James Comey testimony
Author: 0 Social media responds to James Comey testimony

I find matters that are briefed to the Gang of Eight are pretty tightly held in my experience", Comey responded. And now, the GOP has got involved - but it hasn't gone particularly well for them. US President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a Faith and Freedom Coalition event in Washington DC on June 8, 2017 . Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., pressed Comey on why he didn't directly confront the president in an Oval Office meeting that Comey outlines in his opening statement .

Author: 0 Minnesota to host Miami in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Dates, network assignments and tip times will be announced at a later date. North Carolina will host MI in the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge , a source confirmed to Inside Carolina . Notre Dame heads to Michigan State and Louisville travels to Purdue. The Canes have defeated a pair of ranked teams during Larrañaga's tenure, downing No.

U.S. SC Rep. Trey Gowdy tapped for House oversight chairman
Author: 0 SC Rep. Trey Gowdy tapped for House oversight chairman

Gowdy was head of the hearings related to the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . Chaffetz was often criticized for being slow to investigate allegations against the president, including questions about the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation and conflicts of interest related to Trump's businesses.

Author: 0 Majority of Republican voters say Trump tweets too much

But the general public is growing increasingly concerned with his tweeting, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey that shows growing discontent - even among the president's own base - with his use of the social media platform.