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Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

Senators want to get Sessions' take on all this. Comey testified that when he approached Sessions about the one-on-one meeting with the president, the attorney general remained silent. "The president then excused him, saying he wanted to speak with me". Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Sessions whether Trump records his conversations in the White House. [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls James Comey 'Very Cowardly'

President Trump Calls James Comey 'Very Cowardly' A Justice Department spokeswoman tells NPR that Sessions requested it be public. Sessions on Saturday said he would appear in response to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey's testimony to the panel that took place on Thursday. [Full Article...]

US Senators agree to impose new sanctions against Russian Federation

Despite mixed signals from the President and his administration this year over sanctions, a senior source on Capitol Hill said the White House is not fighting congressional efforts to push through the measure. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., also participated in the negotiations and pushed for provisions that bars punished individuals from using family members to get around the sanctions. [Full Article...]

AG Jeff Sessions Headed to Hot Seat in Senate Intel Committee

AG Jeff Sessions Headed to Hot Seat in Senate Intel Committee Sessions conceded he'd met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as part of his duties as a US senator - he was also a longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - but he firmly denied the allegation by former FBI Director James Comey in testimony last week that he had a third, previously undisclosed, meeting when Trump gave his first foreign policy speech during the campa... [Full Article...]

Disgraced Ex-Reporter Cops To Cyberstalking, Bomb Threats

Disgraced Ex-Reporter Cops To Cyberstalking, Bomb Threats Juan Thompson , 32, of St. Louis pled guilty to one count of cyberstalking and another charge of conveying false information and hoaxes. In each instance, he would use the name of his ex. After breaking up with his girlfriend that summer, the St. Louis native tried to set her up for a string of threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League that sparked panic shortly after... [Full Article...]

Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis

Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis On Friday, US President Donald Trump also turned up the heat on Qatar, warning it to stop "funding terrorism" while his state department urged Arab states to ease their blockade on the country. We have to stop the funding of terrorism. Shortly after Tillerson's remarks, the Pentagon said that while the Qatar blockade was not affecting current operations against Daesh, it was "hindering" the ... [Full Article...]

Imprisoned Warmbier leaves North Korea, NBA Rodman arrives

At that time , North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats in Pyongyang, who handle USA affairs there, would be allowed for the first time to visit four Americans imprisoned by the North, including Warmbier . Fast forward to January 2014, when CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Rodman about his recent trip to North Korea and about Bae. A big difference though in their return trips, is Warmbier's fami... [Full Article...]

Sessions "key" to Russian probe — Blumenthal

Sessions A senior White House official didn't deny it but insists that friend did not speak to the President. Sessions did not say in the letter whether his appearance would be in public or behind closed doors. Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that had met twice past year with the Russian ambassador... [Full Article...]

Comey's dad says his son 'laughs' over subject of leaking

Comey's dad says his son 'laughs' over subject of leaking Before Trump testifies, however, Schumer said he first would have to consult with special counsel Robert Mueller. At a press conference on Friday, Trump denied Comey's account that he asked Comey to pledge allegiance or he asked the then FBI director to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

UK fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people

The four countries have also granted Qatari nationals two weeks to repatriate and barred Qataris from transiting through their airports. Mr Johnson will tell them a swift resolution is in the interests of the region and the United Kingdom , and express concern about the impact of the blockade on ordinary people in Qatar. [Full Article...]

Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced Many of them live in overcrowded camps, where soaring summer temperatures are compounding the difficulties faced by the government and the United Nations in maintaining acceptable living conditions. He put the number of victims at 850. Some officials accused a Qatar-based charity of providing tainted food. Nowzad Hadi, the governor of the region's capital city Arbil, said on Tuesday that seven... [Full Article...]

Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey . Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts previous year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both ... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Sessions , in opening remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the election to help President Donald Trump win, said he made a decision to remove himself from oversight of the criminal investigation of the Russian interference because of rules at t... [Full Article...]

Trump sued over business benefits of his office

Trump sued over business benefits of his office The domestic argument is that states can court Trump's influence with their own forms of emoluments , including tax breaks and permits for Trump businesses - putting pressure on Maryland and the district to match those perks. Reaching back to the nation's founding, they said the Emoluments Clause was a "material inducement" - a provision to entice states to join the union - because many, includ... [Full Article...]

12 security personnel injured in multiple militant attacks in south Kashmir

12 security personnel injured in multiple militant attacks in south Kashmir In a spate of militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley, terrorists carried out several attacks after which a red alert was sounded by the security forces. While Army camps were targeted in attacks in four attacks, a CRPF camp was attacked in another. Two cops were injured and terrorists looted some rifles also. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to National Basketball Association title

He missed 11 playoff games dealing with on-going complications from back surgery. Green had sat out this very game a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4. NPR's Eric Westervelt has more from Oakland. It was the same story early in Game 5, when the Cavs took advantage of six first-quarter Warriors turnovers and led 37-33 after... [Full Article...]

Instagram rolls out its Archive feature to all users

Instagram rolls out its Archive feature to all users Luckily, now there's a solution: Instagram's new archive feature lets you hide any posts you no longer want to display on your profile, without having to delete them forever. Instagram Archive should automatically appear on both iOS and Android in Instagram 10.21 and above, so have a look and see if you can begin archiving your posts. [Full Article...]

Sears Canada raises 'going concern' doubts as retailer explores sale

Sears Canada raises 'going concern' doubts as retailer explores sale The department store chain, which has been operating at a loss since 2014, said it was recently expected to borrow up to $175 million secured against its owned and leased real estate. The company also posted a first-quarter loss C$1.42 ($1.07) a share in the period, compared with a 62-cent deficit a year earlier. As a result of the postponement, Jeffrey Stollenwerck, who is not standing for re-ele... [Full Article...]

Number of Britons becoming German citizens rises 361%

This is the highest figure ever recorded for British citizens, the Destatis said, adding that "some link with the Brexit issue" was clear. Many Britons are concerned a hard Brexit will leave them outside the EU's single market and cherished free movement within the bloc. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions said he agreed with a letter drafted by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein , that Comey should be replaced. As their exchange continued, Wyden asked about Comey's testimony , in which he said that there were problematic issues with Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]


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