• Possible Lawsuit Against Comey for Leaks 'Obstruction of Justice' - Congressman
Possible Lawsuit Against Comey for Leaks 'Obstruction of Justice' - Congressman

Mr Comey also said the president defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation by claiming the agency was "poorly led", which Mr Comey called "lies, plain and simple". After news reports in mid-May about the conversation, the Justice Department did just this, appointing Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to ove...

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  • Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal
Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired Comey. Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey told Congress last week that he believed he was sacked "because...

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  • Russian banker Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner
Russian banker Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner

In the course of negotiations the parties discussed the business practices applied by foreign development banks, as well as most promising business lines and sectors. Kushner's financial disclosure documents show no mention of his family's substantial art collection, standing in stark contrast to the reports of other White House officials s...

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  • Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session
Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session

The special session will begin on July 18 and the first item for consideration will be the sunset bill , the Texas Tribune reports . "If they fail, it's not for a lack of time". In contrast, LGBTQ activists have blasted SB 6 as discriminatory, unnecessary and harmful to Texas' business climate. Abbott's announced July 18 start date comes just...

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  • Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions
Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions

The measure would require a green light from Congress in the event sanctions on Russian Federation are relaxed, suspended or terminated. Previously, U.S. Existing US sanctions imposed by the Obama administration have hurt Russia's economy, but haven't moved the Kremlin on policy, according to Saradzhyan.

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  • Proposed education cuts in Trump FY 2018 budget are a non-starter — Blunt
Proposed education cuts in Trump FY 2018 budget are a non-starter — Blunt

That means an eligible student can receive up to $8,880 annually if they enroll in an extra summer semester, Blunt said . The department has similarly ignored thousands of teachers whose TEACH grants were unjustifiably converted to delinquent loans because of minor clerical errors on the teachers' annual applications.

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  • Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'
Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

Ruddy's remarks came on the heels of Trump loyalists growing louder with their calls that Mueller should be removed from heading up the Russian Federation probe. In a Tuesday Senate hearing, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who could be called on to perform the firing , did not promise not to. Mueller, who preceded Comey as Feder...

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  • Trump blasts 'phony' obstruction of justice report
Trump blasts 'phony' obstruction of justice report

In a later tweet , the President once again called the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt" and called the people leading it "very bad", apparently a reference to Mueller and others at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a 1974 ruling by the Supreme Court to clarify the matter, it said: "A President and those who assist him must be ...

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  • Trump questions Hillary Clinton's link with Russia in series of tweets
Trump questions Hillary Clinton's link with Russia in series of tweets

Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration . The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration , including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national...

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  • Mueller probe now includes investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice
Mueller probe now includes investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice

According to a Washington Post report, the move to investigate President Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the investigation, which until recently focused on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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  • Trump is mad online about being investigated for obstructing justice
Trump is mad online about being investigated for obstructing justice

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton and supporters protested the investigation of independent counsel Kenneth Starr, which began as a probe of the Whitewater real estate deal and ended with Clinton's impeachment on charges of perjury and obstruction regarding his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.

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  • Sen. Chuck Schumer Parodies Trump's Bizarre Cabinet Meeting
Sen. Chuck Schumer Parodies Trump's Bizarre Cabinet Meeting

At the Cabinet meeting , the president's advisors were enthusiastic, saying they were honored to serve with Donald Trump , thanking him for the "opportunity". It was a cabinet meeting like no other. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, however, took a pass by taking a shot at the president's favorite punching bag: the press.

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  • U.S. attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats
U.S. attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

As Sessions entered the crowded hearing room, a swarm of news photographers clicked away with their cameras. What I thought most important was Comey's response to a senator's question about Trump's continued denials of Russian interference in the USA election - which the president denounces as "fake news".

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  • Trump chastises special counsel for investigating obstruction of justice
Trump chastises special counsel for investigating obstruction of justice

He also criticized "false attacks" and "innuendo" that he implied were created to thwart the Trump administration's capacity to enact its agenda. Democratic senators have seized on the possibility of a third meeting to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador.

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  • Nebraska preliminary May jobless rate drops to 2.9 percent
Nebraska preliminary May jobless rate drops to 2.9 percent

Over the year, Georgia gained a total of 103,100 jobs, a 2.4 percent growth rate, up from 4.36 million in May 2016. AUSTIN, Texas -Labor officials say the Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.8 percent in May. The state's jobless rate - lowest in the nation - remained at a four-decade low dating back to when state record keeping began in 1976. ...

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  • Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says
Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

Four people were wounded by the gunfire. House Majority Whip Steve Scales (R-La.), who was shot in the hip on Wednesday, remains in critical condition following the incident and had his third surgery Thursday morning. Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter , a frequent voice on conserva...

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  • Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap
Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

The White House has sought to make workforce development the focus of its message this week. He used, as an example, the possibility of encouraging more apprenticeship programs to be twinned with people getting college degrees, citing the case of a former student who wanted to be a police officer but got a college degree without being qualified...

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  • Lawmaker with porn sites as web tabs: 'I am not a pervert'
Lawmaker with porn sites as web tabs: 'I am not a pervert'

A panel of Rhode Island lawmakers has approved a $9.2 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that closes a $134 million budget shortfall and finances the first step of a gradual phaseout of the state's unpopular auto tax. Mattiello said in order to close the budget gap, the new plan does not include some new employees requested by the ad...

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  • LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals
LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals

Their 16-1 playoff record is unprecedented; no other team has gone better than 15-1. This may just be the beginning. Rihanna also weighed in on the feud, re-posting a parody video made by a fan that featured Rihanna as Simba, Durant as Scar and Cavs star Lebron James as Mufasa from Disney's The Lion King .

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  • Florida Added The Most Jobs Of Any State Last Month
Florida Added The Most Jobs Of Any State Last Month

The nationwide unemployment rate is at a 16-year low of 4.3 percent. Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in May, a record low. The last time Alabama's unemployment rate was at or below 4.9% was March 2008 when it measured 4.8%.

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