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by | June 14, 2017 | 10:55

The Justice Department said Monday that Sessions requested Tuesday's committee hearing be open because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". Ian Prior, a Justice Department spokesman, disputed that account and said that Sessions replied to Comey and said he "wanted to ensure that he and his Federal Bureau of Investigation staff were following proper communications protocol with the White House".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:29

Born in 1973, Rowe was being held for life without the possibility of parole for multiple armed robbery convictions in Bibb County from October 2001. Newport Police Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 41, who was named the 2016 Jackson County Outstanding Officer of the Year, died on Monday night in a hospital.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:32

As late as Sunday, the Justice Department signaled it expected Sessions testimony to be closed but said the final decision was up to the committee. The view of the US attorney general coming before a group of aggressive senators may paint a picture similar to the media bonanza of Comey's blockbuster hearing last week.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:49

Upon arrival, Trump said at the private event in front of Air Force One at Cincinnati's Lunken Municipal Airport that "Democrats are destroying healthcare in this country". Trump was holding a series of meetings on June 6 with members of Congress, but they're all Republicans. At a panel hosted by the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, Cordish said the problem wasn't a lack of government funding for worker training but ineffective programs.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:13

Comey also laid out specifics on at least two private phone calls initiated by Trump and said that altogether, they had had nine conversations. Whether or not Trump made the tapes is a huge deal for his presidency. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" That tweet has prompted repeated demands from the congressional committees investigating any possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, and the process by which he fired Comey, for him to hand over ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:20

Sessions told the senators that he has confidence in Mueller but said he had "no idea" if Trump did because he had not spoken to the president about the matter. At a separate hearing today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , overseeing that effort since Sessions stepped aside, said he's seen no basis for firing Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director he appointed as special counsel.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:50

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be at the center of two controversies in the Trump administration: whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win and whether the president obstructed justice. Senators from both sides want to know why Sessions was involved in the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing, reports CBS News' Nancy Cordes.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:15

As attorney general, Sessions is unlikely to answer in detail questions about conversations he's had with Trump. Comey testified publicly last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of reasons it would be problematic for Sessions to remain involved in the probe before he recused himself .

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:45

But legal experts say it's impossible to find any obvious violation in Comey's behavior, arguing instead that Kasowitz's threat is more likely a meritless attempt to bully Comey - which could have unintended ramifications for Trump . White House ethics czar under President Barack Obama , said he is prepared to formally defend the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director , should Kasowitz follow through on his threat to take legal action against Comey.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:11

Otto Warmbier , the American student arrested in North Korea about a year and a half ago for stealing a poster with propaganda slogans, was released from captivity. Three other U.S. citizens remain in custody in North Korea. The US government condemned the sentence and accused North Korea of using such American detainees as political pawns.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:39

The United States "knows that the Revolutionary Guard and its Quds force are the most important regional forces fighting terrorists", he said. While ISIS claimed responsibility, Iranian officials have also suggested Saudi Arabia may have played a role - and Iran's foreign minister called the official US response "repugnant", after President Trump ended his expression of condolences for the victims with the message that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:15

In Fairfax and Loudoun counties more Democratic ballots than Republican ballots were being cast, in part because the Democratic race for governor between Northam and former Perriello was seen as the closest race . But then Perriello, a one-term congressman who lost in the 2010 GOP wave, threw his hat into the race in January, running on a very anti-Trump, clearly progressive platform.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:26

The corrections officers killed have been identified as 42-year-old Christopher Monica and 58-year-old Curtis Billue . This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office taken on October 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose .

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:53

UVA's Alpha chapter of Phi Kappa Psi released a statement on Tuesday that it is "pleased to be able to close the book" on the "ordeal" stemming from the Rolling Stone article. Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of the feature, said she went into hiding after receiving death threats over the article, ABC News reported at the time.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:05

The defense secretary called on Congress to provide the Department of Defense with a budget, "not a continuing resolution", that is "passed on time", in order to push the US military through readiness shortfalls while maintaining a support role in two wars.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:43

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial instructed jurors to break for the evening on Monday, after four hours of deliberations. After about two hours, the jury returned to the court room with a question for the judge, saying they wanted to hear part of Cosby's original 2005 deposition in which he called the pills he brought for Constand his "three friends".

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:35

Open venue to be shaved back on four holes. "Really?" was his response when he was informed about the felling of the fescue. "We have 60 yards from left line (of the fairway) to right line". "If you're missing that fairway with a three-iron and that rough, because it is probably 70 yards of cut rough of grass, fairway and primary rough, I have no sympathy for somebody at that point".

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:54

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis smiles at photographers before he testifies at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the defense budget for the 2018 budget year, on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Washington . "We can't keep going like this". A new strategy for Afghanistan will soon be released . "I hope you understand that I am not criticizing you, but there are problems within this administration", McCain said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:15

Trump denied Comey's claims in a press conference on Friday, saying "no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker". President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, says her father felt "vindicated" and "incredibly optimistic" following fired FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony last week.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:25

Because Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation over his connection to Trump's campaign and his undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador, it was Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to lead the investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:14

Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . The former FBI Director said that, until mid-February, he chose not to approach Sessions about Trump's repeated approaches to him about the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:26

Deliberating for a second day, jurors asked the court to again watch dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the death of 32-year-old school cafeteria worker Philando Castile . Yanez, 29, who is Latino, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and with two lesser counts of endangering the safety of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her daughter for firing his gun into the auto near them.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:45

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The president publicly broke his silence about James Comey's testimony today in a Rose Garden news conference with Klaus Iohannis, the president of Romania. "I'll tell you about that sometime in the very near future", Trump said. And he was asked directly if he has recordings of their conversations as he's hinted before.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:09

Another likely line of inquiry will be on any discussions Sessions had with President Trump before the president chose to dismiss Comey. And while you may be thinking that you can laugh all you want from the safety of your own computer at home or your workstation, I would advise against any chuckles, guffaws, or yuck-em-ups.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:13

Bill Cosby arrives at Montgomery County Court House, in Morristown, Pennsylvania as a twelve person jury deliberates for the second day in on three counts of aggregated indecent assault case against the comedian. She said, 'I called him from the street and told him I was here and could I pull into the driveway. "I have three friends for you to make you relax", Cosby said he told Constand during the 2004 incident, according to a transcript of the deposition.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:52

We will correct this as soon as possible, ' stated Mattis in an appearance before the US Senate Armed Services Committee . On hearing of the testimony to lawmakers on Pentagon budget, Mattis said North Korea is increasing the pace and scope of its nuclear weapons program with acuity and Kim Jong-Un has stated that one day they will be capable of delivering a bomb on the US.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:35

Sessions testified that he had never had any meetings with officials from Russian Federation or anywhere else about interference in the United States elections. Shortly after the meeting, Comey said he confronted Sessions, saying that had become increasingly uneasy about being left alone with Trump. "I don't think it compromises sources or methods or in any way harms America's position in the world, so we'll start with that", Wyden said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:57

Mattis added that the USA is "working with China on North Korea because that is also a problem for China". On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the United States to expand the scope of sanctions, travel bans and asset freezes against North Korea .

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:08

And what would it say if the president were to direct the firing of Mueller at any point in the course of this investigation? Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the committee to address matters that former Comey brought up last week in dramatic testimony to the same panel.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:40

Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:15

McCain, Obama's 2008 opponent who remained a vocal critic during his presidency, asked by The Guardian whether USA standing in the world was better under Obama. However, McCain has ramped up his criticism of the president, claiming that American leadership was stronger under President Trump's predecessor, John McCain's 2008 Democratic rival President Obama.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:41

The public evidence before the Senate Intelligence committee should yield Mr Sessions' most extensive comments to date on his role in the firing of James Comey , his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to step aside from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump .

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:33

Sessions is scheduled to meet with the committee on Tuesday but it is not now clear if it will be a public testimony or a closed-door discussion. Last week , ABC News learned that the relationship between Trump and Sessions had declined to the point that Sessions recently suggested he could resign.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:03

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he has never known Qatar to support "terror" organisations and vowed to "continue to give all kinds of support" to Doha . He said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:17

The nation's top law enforcement official, Sessions recused himself from supervising the Russia investigation after he came under criticism for failing to disclose two meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. The former Alabama senator put in a shaky performance under questioning from his former colleagues during his confirmation hearing. It comes as political intrigue pulses through the United States capital following explosive testimony by Comey before the same panel last ...