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by | May 16, 2017 | 10:45

To understand why James Comey is a household name in the first place (his predecessor Robert Mueller headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 12 years - but you may not know his name) it's important to recall that he made two key interventions during the presidential campaign.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:35

Several candidates are in the running for James Comey's old job. "Trump's unpredictable", the former agent said. You know, it depends on how you define loyalty, number one. Gowdy, 52, is despised by Democrats and loved by Republicans after leading the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014 to 2016. Democratic Reps.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:18

Rogers, an ex-FBI agent and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has drawn the backing of the FBI Agents Association. Cornyn said at the time that Trump was "within his authority" to fire Comey and that it would not affect the investigation of possible Russian ties to Trump's presidential campaign.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:55

The Nissan ran off the left side of the I-95 Exit 75 ramp and came to a stop. Three Richmond Police officers discharged their weapons during an incident Saturday night on the city's southside near Pony Pasture. The vehicle the shots were fired from is described as a later model, white four-door sedan. Police say no one else in the auto was hurt. A woman passenger was taken to VCU Medical Center, where she died some time later.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:52

According to the report , Piazza, adhering to his responsibilities as a new pledge, got dangerously drunk and wound up falling down a flight of stairs, which did not escape the notice of his brothers-to-be: nearly 11 hours before a fraternity member called 911 the following morning, several brothers were already chatting about the incident over group text.

by | May 16, 2017 | 10:55

An FBI official cited by NBC News on Thursday called Trump's account "not correct". The significance of this, of course, is that these recordings - if they exist - can be subpoenaed. While progressives have been promoting the possibility of impeachment for weeks, an increasing number of establishment political observers appear willing to acknowledge that Trump's conduct is now pushing the presidential boundaries of acceptable behavior.

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:28

His defense of timeline of Flynn's dismissal comes one day after Yates revealed during a dramatic Senate hearing that she delivered dire warnings to the White House counsel that Flynn was compromised because he misrepresented to senior administration officials his conversations with Russia's USA ambassador.

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:54

Judge Robert King responded: “Hes never repudiated what he said .”. The judges on Monday peppered Wall with tough questions about the executive order , with several voicing skepticism that protecting national security was the aim of the policy, not religious bias.

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:18

Clackamas County sheriff's deputies confirm Webb is suspected in the death of his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, found at a home in Colton , about 12 miles away. The suspect was also taken to the hospital before being booked into jail. Sandy Interim Police Chief Ernie Roberts told KGW that the 36-year-old attacker did not say anything after he was 'subdued' - except to say he was thirsty.

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:23

At several points, as a candidate for office, President Trump's tax returns were said to be "off limits" because he was going through an audit with the IRS. They've argued that it's important to see Trump's tax returns to learn about his potential ties to Russian Federation and that lawmakers need to know how he would benefit from any tax-reform legislation.

by | May 16, 2017 | 05:55

Comey's version of events when it comes to meetings and conversations he had with Trump have now taken on new significance after the White House's shifting narrative on the reason for his firing was compounded by an interview the president gave to NBC News on Thursday and a subsequent tweet on Friday in which he appeared to publicly threaten Comey by teasing the existence of possible recordings of their interactions.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:35

After Anderson's exit, Missouri quickly hired Cuonzo Martin to be their next head coach. "His parents, April and Jeremiah, Sr., raised a son who we feel can really flourish at the University of Missouri". Mizzou has seven returning scholarship players - Nikko and Smith along with guards Terrence Phillips, Jordan Geist and Cullen VanLeer, and forwards Jordan Barnett and Kevin Puryear.

by | May 16, 2017 | 02:20

From 2002 to 2013, about three out of four new heroin users said they abused prescription opioids before they began abusing heroin, the CDC reported . Attorneys. We need to remember the past and how mandatory minimum sentencing destroyed our criminal justice system. In a memo he issued in March, Sessions had pointed out, "We do have strong evidence that aggressive prosecutions of federal laws can be effective in combating crime".

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:35

Two crewmembers died. There were no other passengers on the plane, according to police. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were on the plane. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport and was headed to Teterboro. A witness told Eyewitness News that it appeared the plane was trying to land at nearby Teterboro Airport.

by | May 16, 2017 | 00:47

As the dust settles on the initial round of global ransomware attacks, Russian president Vladimir Putin has said the incident has "nothing to do" with Russia, instead choosing to echo the view of Microsoft in placing partial blame for the incident with United States intelligence.

by | May 16, 2017 | 01:30

The shake-up could include White House press secretary Sean Spicer, top strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , Axios reported. One White House official defended McFarland to Politico , insisting that it was an honest mistake. Trump is said to have been furious at his communications team - led by Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Communications Director Michael Dubke - for what he has characterized as their failure to defend his decision to fire former Federal ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:34

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will also be on the commission, as will New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, a Democrat, and Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat. "He is exactly the wrong person to be involved in any commission on voter fraud". NPR's Tamara Keith contributed reporting to this story . While Mr Trump won the election by 304 electoral college votes to 227, Mrs Clinton comfortably won the popular vote, receiving around 2.9 million more votes ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:06

As has happened on previous occasions since Trump took office, different versions rapidly circulated of an event - in this case phone conversations between Comey and Trump and a dinner they had at the White House. He has already declined invitations for a closed-door session. "Even that is possible", Trump said, speaking on Air Force One before departing for Lynchburg, Virginia, where he delivered a commencement address.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:51

An appeal in that case will be considered by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 15. The court said that two Republican-appointed judges - Judge Allyson K. However, by the time arguments started on Monday, the statement had been taken down from the website. Jadwat argued that Trump's campaign animus motivated the order, making it illegitimate.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:41

Neal Katyal, who represented Hawaii, scoffed at that argument and said Trump had repeatedly spoke of a Muslim ban during the presidential campaign and after. "Again, in this court, the President claims a almost limitless power to make immigration policy that is all but immune from judicial review", Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin wrote to the 9th Circuit.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:30

Valls, a high-profile politician on the pro-business right of the Socialist party, said on Tuesday he was interested in joining Macron - a move that has angered Socialist colleagues who are trying to prepare to fight the legislative elections after taking a beating in the vote for president.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:48

Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., but the first lady's press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, declined to confirm it, citing privacy concerns. "We look forward to the coming school years at St Andrew's", Melania Trump said in a statement.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:58

Oddly enough, however, she compared it to a European vacation. "And this is a man I've been alone with many times who's never been anything but gracious and gentleman and elevated me to the top level of his campaign, the way he's elevated women in the Trump organization for decades, because he respects women", she said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:22

Brooks said he was running because, "the greatest nation in world history is at risk, because Congress is failing the American people by not rising to the challenges America faces". Luther Strange now occupies the seat. The National Republican Senate Committee has also vowed to back unusual as an incumbent, though he has not been elected to the office.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:43

Most of the injuries were cuts, bruises and scrapes, with some possible broken bones, medics said. Southbound I-95 is expected to remain closed into the afternoon, and preliminary expectations were it would reopen around 2 p.m. Media outlets report that the bus was operated by Phoenixville, Pennsylvania-based charter company Werner Coach. There's damage to the hill and guardrail on the right side of the highway.

by | May 15, 2017 | 23:15

Aides said Trump does not believe his team gave contradictory stories about his decision to fire Comey , despite the fact that the White House's explanation changed dramatically over a 48-hour period. Sen. Later in the morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway joined Fox News' "Media Buzz" to criticize the media's coverage of Comey's firing - and, in the process, defend the high-profile dismissal.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:51

The cold open incorporated numerous headlines from another eventful week for the Trump administration, from the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to the revelation that the President likes two scoops of ice cream for dessert.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:31

Frat brothers, he told NBC News, are "trading this moral compass, this general sense of humanity, decency and caring for other people that doesn't really serve any utility in the fraternity". Penn State President Eric Barron called the incident "sickening and hard to understand". "It is numbing how an atmosphere that endangers the well-being and safety of another person could occur within an organization that prided itself on commitment to each other and to its community", Barron said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:01

The White House has a new explanation for its decision not to immediately fire National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after learning that he could be the target of Russian blackmail efforts: The acting attorney general, who supplied that information, was a supporter of Hillary Clinton.

by | May 15, 2017 | 20:59

That's not to say it's impossible for Senate Republicans to figure out a way forward, but only to say that it should be at least as hard for them to get their version of the bill over the finish line as it was for House Republicans to do so.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:26

Piazza died in February after falling down the steps at the fraternity house during a bid acceptance party. As he lay suffering, investigators say fraternity members failed to help him; his death a "senseless tragedy". The documents say surveillance video shows four frat brothers carrying Piazza's unresponsive body up the stairs and placing him on a couch. Piazza is also seen being held down because he was "thrashing" around, according to the report.

by | May 15, 2017 | 20:54

And whoever the future Federal Bureau of Investigation director ought to be, it should have a law enforcement professional. He specifically mentioned drug traffickers, but the mandatory jail terms cover a wide range of crimes. Criminal justice reform has had bipartisan support, borne from the widely-held view that harsh sentencing policies failed, and had instead sent incarceration rates skyrocketing.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:42

And if you don't, it's no longer on Trump. "Oliver fulminated. "'I was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when I fired Comey' is the one thing that you are not supposed to say out loud!" Trump's White House first said Trump was following the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been in office two weeks, as well as acting on behalf of a demoralized Federal Bureau of Investigation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:26

Huckabee Sanders also said Trump plans to "be fully engaged on the Senate side" as the upper chamber begins negotiations on an Obamacare repeal following Thursday's House passage of a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has warned could lead to 24 million fewer people having health insurance.

by | May 15, 2017 | 22:02

The pomp of the ceremony, at the imposing Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris , immediately helped lend a presidential air to the previously untested leader who fought and won his first election. However, leaders of France's pro-family "La Manif Pour Tous" movement, whose nationwide protests against same-sex marriage, assisted suicide and other liberal changes have been supported by some Catholic bishops, warned citizens that Macron would "continue the anti-family ...