• President Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'
President Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

Mika, a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, is director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington , D.C., office and has worked for the company for more than six years. Vice President Pence on Thursday morning. The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout. President Donald Trump is ...

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  • Trump's son-in-law being investigated for Russian interference in United States elections
Trump's son-in-law being investigated for Russian interference in United States elections

Robert Mueller, appointed as special counsel in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is scrutinizing Jared Kushner's "finances and business dealings, " The Washington Post reported Thursday citing unnamed "officials familiar with the matter".

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  • Jared Kushner's business record is under investigation
Jared Kushner's business record is under investigation

Were Rosenstein to step aside, authority over the probe would fall to Rachel Brand , a member of the arch-conservative Federalist Society , and former Bush administration official. In light of Trump's concern about leaks, it's possible that Rosenstein's Thursday night statement was aiming to appease a president who has himself often criticized th...

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  • Trump announces he's being investigated
Trump announces he's being investigated

President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the USA election, accusing special counsel Mueller of driving a biased investigation. The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. Rosenstein took o...

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  • Shot congressman Scalise shows signs of improvement
Shot congressman Scalise shows signs of improvement

The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family. According to the doctors, the main concern for Scalise at this point is making sure he does not have an infection. "At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic upd...

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  • Donald Trump supporters float idea of firing investigator Robert Mueller
Donald Trump supporters float idea of firing investigator Robert Mueller

He said he's confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate. "I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job . Trump could alternatively direct the Justice Department to repeal the regulation, potentially allowing the president to directly fire a special counsel.

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  • Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open
Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

Fleetwood, who tied for 27th in his only previous U.S. Open in 2015, has moved the ball smoothly through the long, links-style layout, illustrated by his average of just 1.54 putts per hole, tied for fifth-best in the tournament. Harman, who is hoping to become the first lefthander to win the U.S. Open, must have felt overlooked given Thomas' acc...

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  • Jury Acquits Minnesota Officer in Shooting Death of Black Motorist
Jury Acquits Minnesota Officer in Shooting Death of Black Motorist

The U.S. Attorney's Office released the following statement Friday evening: "From the outset, this case has been closely monitored by the Department of Justice". They argued that the officer overreacted and that Castile was not a threat. "He didn't deserve to die the way he did", Philando Castile's sister, Allysza, told reporters, through tea...

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  • Michelle Carter found guilty of texting her boyfriend to kill himself
Michelle Carter found guilty of texting her boyfriend to kill himself

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Indeed, prosecutors and Judge Moniz pointed out that Carter was " mindful " of the fact that it would take 15 minutes for Roy to die from the carbon monoxide , and that Carter later texted a friend admitting she'd encouraged Roy to kill himself, amplifying her ...

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  • Bodies found of missing sailors inside damaged destroyer
Bodies found of missing sailors inside damaged destroyer

It's pretty heartbreaking." Saucedo, who still has friends aboard the vessel, said the crew is trained for many scenarios, including collisions. The sailors were missing for more than 24 hours after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a much larger container ship before dawn on Saturday, causing heavy damage and flooding areas of the destroyer.

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  • GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'
GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'

The Louisiana Republican is recovering from "substantial damage" he suffered when a bullet pierced his left hip and traveled directly across to the other hip, Dr. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Mr Scalise'...

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  • Trump friend says the president is considering firing special counsel Mueller
Trump friend says the president is considering firing special counsel Mueller

Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, said any move to oust Mr Mueller would "be the last straw" for many in Congress and would have "echoes of Watergate", when president Richard Nixon dismissed special prosecutor Archibald Cox over Mr Cox's subpoenas for White House tapes.

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  • Special prosecutor investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Special prosecutor investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Tuesday night, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders maintained the president has the right to fire Mueller , but doesn't plan on it. Some of Mr Trump's allies have begun questioning Mr Mueller's credibility as the investigation intensifies. Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions re...

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  • Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties — WashPost
Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties — WashPost

The story cited "U.S. officials familiar with the matter". Trump, who on Friday confirmed he's being investigated by the Special Counsel, has dismissed the Russian Federation investigation as a " witch hunt ". A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller. Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said of Trump last weekend: "You m...

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  • Gunman had list of names when he opened fire on congressmen
Gunman had list of names when he opened fire on congressmen

She said her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , told her he was going to Washington because he wanted to work on tax policy. "I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it", she said with difficulty, through tears.

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  • Ted Cruz Will Have to Work With GOP on Healthcare Reform
Ted Cruz Will Have to Work With GOP on Healthcare Reform

While Mr Trump's Republican party has a majority in both the House and Senate , his margin in the Senate is considerably smaller - just three Republicans voting against the bill would prevent it from passing. Vice President Mike Pence, who has worked with Senate Republicans for weeks on health care, also joined the lunch. "We want to brag abou...

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  • President Trump Releases Financial Information Outlining His Business Assets
President Trump Releases Financial Information Outlining His Business Assets

The documents show about about $11 million from the Miss Universe pageant and $84,000 from a Screen Actors Guild pension. The report suggests that in 2016 and in the first months of 2017, Trump made $598 million but at the same time , he has a $320 million debt, $130 million of which he owes to Deutsche Bank.

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  • Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller
Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller

The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russian Federation probe.

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  • Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition
Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

Capitol Police officers returned fire, and Hodgkinson was fatally wounded. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. Scalise, 51, suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleedin...

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  • WashPost: Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller
WashPost: Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller

Trump later telephoned Coats and Rogers to separately ask them to issue public statements denying that there was any evidence of coordination between Trump's campaign and Russian officials. Rosenstein appointed Mueller , Comey's predecessor and friend, to direct the investigation last month. The White House has said the subsequent meeting wit...

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