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'We are under siege,' Trump tells religious right group as Comey testifies

The president again demanded loyalty: "Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know". "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it really important to document", Mr Comey said. [Full Article...]

Man kicked by cops in critical with burns

Man kicked by cops in critical with burns Mayor Steven Fulop also Tweeted about the video on Wednesday night, calling the behavior shown "unacceptable". There are issues with how they continued the chase after receiving additional information, and obviously there are issues around what you see on the video. [Full Article...]

Qatar defiant as crisis grows

Turkey's Erdogan called Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, late on Wednesday and discussed developments in the Gulf and ways to cement cooperation between Muslim countries, the Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA said. There has been no immediate word from the Pentagon or Washington on how, if at all, this crisis will affect over 11,000 active service members in the region and t... [Full Article...]

America Divided: Liberals hope James Comey's Testimony will give answers

America Divided: Liberals hope James Comey's Testimony will give answers Bush. Comey confirmed earlier reports that Trump told him he hoped the FBI could let go of the investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , who lied to Vice President Mike Pence about improper meetings with Russians before the president's inauguration. [Full Article...]

Comey and Trump: 2 alpha males face off over dinner

It's unusual for the FBI to ever publicly disclose an investigation, much less one that affects the president, and there was significant uncertainty ahead of the hearing about whether Comey would break from protocol and acknowledge the probe was underway. [Full Article...]

Illinois Legislature, governor set national futility record

Illinois Legislature, governor set national futility record Bob Pritchard of Hinckley weighed in on the lack of a vote after five months of deliberations. Rauner said Democratic leaders' failure to pass a budget is a " dereliction of duty ". "We want to engage with every member of the Legislature, House and Senate, Democrat and Republican". Rauner vetoed a similar measure past year. State Senator Dave Koelher believes the state of IL is being destroy... [Full Article...]

Grandmother Wanted In Triple Stabbing Taken Into Custody

Grandmother Wanted In Triple Stabbing Taken Into Custody Dr. Elyn Saks, a professor at the University of Southern California , says making that ruling requires the person to understand right and wrong and prove they are not a danger to themselves or others. Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, said his office "strongly opposed" Darrington-Clark's petition. [Full Article...]

Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate: Tillerson

Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate: Tillerson Mr Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris accord, blaming, among other things, India and China , who he said were benefiting unfairly with billions of dollars. The agreement between 196 countries aims to curb the impacts of climate change. "And if the Paris agreement was something that works for them, that they can achieve, they should do that", Haley said. [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director James Comey Senate hearing testimony: Things to know

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday before the Senate on his interactions with President Donald Trump , and a copy of his testimony released Wednesday is full of eye-popping details. A day before Comey's much-anticipated testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's prepared remarks were officially released, b... [Full Article...]

Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia

Grilled by senators, intelligence officials including Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday refused to answer whether President Donald Trump asked them to intervene in a probe into alleged Russian interference in the US election . [Full Article...]

Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to deny Russian collusion evidence

Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to deny Russian collusion evidence The Post story said a record of Trump's request to Rogers was in a memo from a senior NSA official - and that memo, as well as any that may be from the DNI's office, would be available to former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed last week to head the Justice Department's investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel order

If the government's emergency requests are granted, the ban would go into effect immediately. The three dissenting judges were nominated by Republicans, and said their colleagues had wandered into uncharted territory by relying on campaign statements to find an Establishment Clause violation. [Full Article...]

In the United States initiated formal impeachment proceedings Trump

It's also unclear if he'll have any co-sponsors, though Green has not been alone in his calls for impeaching Trump . On May 17, Green said Trump should be impeached for obstructing the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the possible relationship between the president and the Russian government. [Full Article...]

White House looks for ways to undermine Comey's credibility ahead of testimony

White House looks for ways to undermine Comey's credibility ahead of testimony Wray would have reported to Comey, and there are photos from a press conference during those years where Wray is photographed standing behind Comey, who was announcing a settlement the government reached with AOL to close fraud investigations. [Full Article...]

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session The House transportation budget focuses more on ferries, coastal dredging and ports and airports, while the Senate budget emphasizes repairing and replacing aging bridges. It'll cost Texas almost $22 million in its 2018-2019 budget, despite the oil-price slump leaving the state up to $6 billion short of being able to maintain current spending levels. [Full Article...]

Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment

Legislators are expected to try to override his veto, and their votes could come as early as Tuesday night. "This is not an easy vote", said Rep. Troy Waymaster, a Bunker Hill Republican who voted for the override. The law to increase taxes over the next two years comes as legislators seek to close a projected $900 million budget gap for that same period and bolster funding for K-12 schools ... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops plans to retire

FILE - In this September 12, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops answers a question during an NCAA college football news conference in Norman, Okla . "So, great coach to the next one". "This stuns me today", he said. Well, nothing really. However, if the Bears are looking to make a big splash, if Stoops wants to stay in Chicago and coach a team, that offer might be tempting for him... [Full Article...]

Scooter Gennett Hits 4 Home Runs For Reds To Tie MLB Record

Scooter Gennett Hits 4 Home Runs For Reds To Tie MLB Record Tim Adleman cruised to victory, giving up just one run on 3 hits while striking out 7 over 7 innings of work. Ryan Joseph Gennett - born in Cincinnati , nicknamed Scooter since the age of five - entered the halls of baseball history by becoming only the 17th player to hit four home runs in a game . [Full Article...]

Putin dismisses U.S. claims about Trump, Russia and elections

The White House appears to be considering raising the issue of executive privilege, but Trump may have a weak case for claiming that his conversations with Comey should be considered private - especially since the president himself has commented publicly about the circumstances surrounding Comey's May 9 firing. [Full Article...]

Staff Found Out About Trump's FBI Director Pick Via Twitter

Bush , where he reportedly worked with longtime Trump ally and campaign surrogate Chris Christie . Lawmakers attending Wednesday morning's closed-door caucus said they had no early word of the president's selection of Christopher Wray , a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. [Full Article...]


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