Trump tells Russians about firing Comey

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, said Rosenstein was asked about the timeline of the firing and essentially replied, "Let the record speak for itself". Mueller will have to propose a budget to the Justice Department within the next 60 days - and update it annually, for as long as the investigation runs. [Full Article...]

Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

But according to a person close to the White House, Rosenstein was upset about the narrative that emerged from the White House the evening of May 9. Current and former staffers will likely have to hire pricey lawyers and sit for interviews. [Full Article...]

Family Torn Apart After 6-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Mississippi

A short time later two subjects pull up to his mother's Toyota Camry in a Honda Civic. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for Kingston at about 4:30 a.m. (Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP). Three youths - Byron McBride, 19, and DeAllen Washington, 17, both of Jackson , and Dwan Wakefield , 17, of Ridgeland - were arrested and are being charged with cap... [Full Article...]

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

In response to The New York Times report on those memos, Chaffetz demanded copies from the Federal Bureau of Investigation of all of Comey's records related to conversations with Trump by next week and threatened to subpoena the records if necessary. [Full Article...]

Texas Sen. John Cornyn Drops Out Of Running For FBI Chief

Susan Collins, who sits on the intelligence committee with Cornyn, said it made sense to choose either Garland or Mike Rogers, a former House intelligence committee chairman and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent. Several Republican senators had promoted Garland even though they had refused to give him a hearing when Republican Trump's predecessor President Barack Obama, a Democrat, nom... [Full Article...]

New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era

New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era Because of that, the first three statues were removed during the night. Workers prepare to take down the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Lee Circle in New Orleans , Friday, May 19, 2017. P.G.T. Beauregard followed in quick succession until only Lee was left. "After the Civil War, these statues were a part of that terrorism, as much as burning a cross on someone's lawn". [Full Article...]

Announcement on Federal Bureau of Investigation director not for now: White House

Trump met with the Russians on May 10, the day after he fired Comey. Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting. The president's move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling into the U.S. elections and a possible collusion between the Trump campaign and ... [Full Article...]

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A Yates characterized her disclosures to McGahn about Flynn as warnings about a "very sensitive" matter - not a "heads-up", as Spicer described it. Flynn stayed on as national security adviser for the administration for 18 days after Yates first brought those concerns to the White House counsel's office. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein knew before he wrote memo that Comey would be fired

Mueller is going to proceed forward with the idea of a criminal investigation versus a counterintelligence investigation". Every passing day brings a fresh revelation. "I don't think there's a way out", said Robert Jervis, an expert in national security policy at Columbia University. "What we all find odd is that all of sudden he chose to put that in a memo and send it over the president", Car... [Full Article...]

(Audio) Busy Summer Planned At West Point Library

(Audio) Busy Summer Planned At West Point Library For more information on programs throughout the summer, check TRL's online event calendar . The Adult Summer Reading Club will run from June 1 through July 15. Plus, the library invites patrons to escape the heat with a coloring social hour, starting in June, on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Supplies and beverages will be provided. [Full Article...]

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans

Robert E. Lee in Lee Circle in New Orleans , Friday, May 19, 2017. City officials say the monuments will be moved somewhere such as a museum where they can be "placed in their proper historical context from a dark period of American history". [Full Article...]

With days to go, Minnesota budget talks hit a stalemate

With days to go, Minnesota budget talks hit a stalemate In 2015, the last time legislators sent Dayton a plan without his sign-off, the governor ultimately vetoed three of the budget bills, leading to a one-day special session that was almost derailed over disagreements about spending on the environment. [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

Late Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced that Comey had agreed to testify at an open hearing at an undetermined date after Memorial Day. Trump's decision to fire Comey two weeks ago has fed into a maelstrom for his presidency. Asked whether that included Rosenstein, he said, "I don't think he did a lot to bolster our confidence in him". [Full Article...]

Trump may hire an outside lawyer as probes engulf White House

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Asked outright whether he had asked Comey - as reported - to drop the investigation into the Moscow connections of his sacked national security advisor, Michael Flynn, Trump fired back: "No". [Full Article...]

Anti-government protests claim another life in Venezuela

Speaking alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday, Trump expressed dismay at Venezuela's crisis, asking how a country holding the nation's largest oil reserves could be stricken by so much poverty and turmoil. The sanctions freeze any assets the country's most powerful judicial figures may have in USA jurisdictions and lock them out of much of global banking. [Full Article...]

Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure

A senior USA senator said on Friday that he expects Congress' investigation of Russian Federation and the 2016 US election to go ahead, even after the appointment of a special counsel, and said Congress has a broader mandate that extends to financial conflicts of interest. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

The Associated Press reports White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that an announcement is not imminent. Lieberman, the left-leaning Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee in 2000 who later was re-elected to the Senate as an independent, met with Trump on Wednesday at the White House. [Full Article...]

After Times Square attack, calls for more sidewalk barriers

The U.S. navy veteran who steered his vehicle into pedestrians in Times Square has been charged with murder and held without bail. Her 13-year-old sister also sustained injuries. Authorities said he then barreled straight up the sidewalk, knocking down some pedestrians as others ran in terror, before he crashed his vehicle into protective barriers. [Full Article...]

Comey to testify publicly in Senate

Comey, however, turned down an invitation to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee as well, which left chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., "extremely disappointed", the lawmakers said in a statement Friday evening. [Full Article...]

Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash

Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash Leading up to Trump's scheduled visit to Israel, officials there reportedly got into a yelling match with a senior member of the US delegation for the trip who had told them that the Western Wall "is not your territory, it's part of the West Bank". [Full Article...]

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