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Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was upgraded from critical to serious condition, a spokesperson for the congressman announced on Saturday evening. Scalise, 51, was among four people shot by a gunman identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Ill., who died after a shootout with police. [Full Article...]

Republicans warn Trump not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller

President Trump is known to value the element of surprise. Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto". "Director Mueller is going to have the full independence he needs to conduct that investigation, " Rosenstein said. Richardson refused and resigned, as did Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. [Full Article...]

Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

In May, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel to lead the probe. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is overseeing the Russian Federation probe - and Special Counsel Robert Mueller reports to him. [Full Article...]

Guns Recovered From Congressional Shooter Appear Legally Purchased, FBI Says

Guns Recovered From Congressional Shooter Appear Legally Purchased, FBI Says U.S. Representative Steve Scalise , the No. 3 House Republican, has shown improvement over the last 36 hours after being shot by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice earlier in the week, his lead surgeon said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Deliberations continue in trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

Castile had informed Yanez when the officer approached Castile's auto that he was carrying a gun. Prosecutors have run with the theory that Yanez's failure to use the word "gun" to alert responding officers at the scene and his language with investigators indicate that he never saw Castile's gun, which was later recovered from his right front shorts pocket, per Star Tribune . [Full Article...]

Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

Wife of DC Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This' What did she say? Four people - including Rep. Steve Scalise , the House majority whip from Louisiana, who was shot in the hip - were wounded in the shooting . Clair County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Richard Wagner, right, listens Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Belleville, Ill . "She had no idea he would do this". [Full Article...]

White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

He added , "I'm not going to follow any order unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders". For his part, the Deputy Attorney General who made the call on appointing a special counsel (after Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter) told Senators today that he saw absolutely no reason to terminate Mueller. [Full Article...]

Castile protesters target city where officer worked

Castile was shot with Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter in the auto. Interim executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota Teresa Nelson stated that Castile is one of 1,092 people were killed by police in 2016, a number that is probably less shocking than it should be, given the recent string of highly-publicized incidents. [Full Article...]


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