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Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe

Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe Why would Trump consider firing Mueller? I said, ;hey, I never said I spoke to the president , ' and interestingly enough they never denied my underlying report. Should Rosenstein refuse, Trump could ask him to resign or fire him and direct his successor to fire Mueller. If Rosenstein declined, the task would then fall to acting solicitor general Jeffrey Wall. [Full Article...]

'Rocky,' 'Karate Kid' Director John Avildsen Dies at 81

'Rocky,' 'Karate Kid' Director John Avildsen Dies at 81 Sylvester Stallone in 1976's " Rocky ", directed by John G. Avildsen . In the 1980s, Avildsen helmed another popular franchise in The Karate Kid , directing the original 1981 film and its two subsequent sequels in 1986 and 1989, to the tune of almost a quarter-billion dollars grossed overall. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

As majority whip, he is the chief vote counter in the Republican conference. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, . He was transported in shock to the medical center. Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period... [Full Article...]

Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials

Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials The Justice Department's special-counsel investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election is now also reportedly examining whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. That witness: James Comey, who replaced Mueller as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump blasts report on obstruction probe

Coats will also meet with members of the Senate intelligence committee Thursday, one week after his tense grilling by the panel, according to a committee source. However, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday: 'While the President has the right to (fire Mueller), he has no intention to do so'. [Full Article...]

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords praises police in wake of Virginia shooting

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords praises police in wake of Virginia shooting Sen. Paul says he was in the batting cages on the right side of the field when the first shot was sacked. He said there could have been as many as 25 deaths had the armed officers not been present. "That was locked", said Rep. Michael K. Conaway, Texas Republican. More than 2,100 officers and civilians work for the Capitol Police. Pence had visited the hospital where Scalise is being treated e... [Full Article...]

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us' Scalise, who is House majority whip, was severely wounded in the attack. If not for the presence of the U.S. Capitol Police officers, authorities say, the toll could have been much worse when a heavily armed gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington early Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say Matt Lewis, a CNN political commentator, said Trump has a pattern of surprise moves , such as the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. "Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately", Rosenstein said. [Full Article...]


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