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Macron's Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

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Not only is the party less than a year old, many of its candidates have little or no political experience. They also blamed the long election cycle, with party primaries that started past year before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative voting, for turning voters off. Lire la suite »

Running update on AG Jeff Sessions' testimony

Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he recused himself from the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election because he had been associated with the Trump campaign - rather because of the Washington Post's reporting that he had undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Lire la suite »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russia probe

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Comey also said he told Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump , because he didn't think it was appropriate for the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to have private meetings. Sessions said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein prepared a memo on Comey's performance that "noted some serious problems" with his performance. Lire la suite »

Ryan tells Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller do his job'

Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly". Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US and declared it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Donald Trump to ... Lire la suite »

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: Robert Mueller Won't Be Fired Without Cause

Sessions' Democratic critics quipped that's like refusing to answer questions in court, because you might later request immunity under the Fifth Amendment. Mueller, who preceded Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was the longest-serving director since J. Edgar Hoover. The reason the deputy attorney general is in charge is his boss has recused himself . Lire la suite »

Turkey President ratifies troop deployment to Qatar

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The spat has led to one of the worst Gulf crises in decades, with suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships. The blockade is hindering U.S. "The blockade is hindering United States military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS ". Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said: "While current operations from Al Udeid Air Base have not been interrupted or curtailed, the evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations". Lire la suite »

White House Plays Down Talk of Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. White House officials sought to downplay Ruddy's comments. Consequently, he recused himself from any investigations into Russian Federation in March. On the other side of the aisle, House Speaker Paul Ryan offered some mild criticism of Trump's alleged plan to fire Mueller. Lire la suite »

Secret Service Doesn't Have Recordings of White House Conversations

During a closed-door meeting following his public testimony last week, former FBI Director James Comey told senators that the FBI was looking into the possibility that Sessions had a third, previously undisclosed discussion with a senior Russian official at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on April 27, 2016. Lire la suite »

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

If President Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller . Have he and the president ever discussed the possibility of issuing criminal pardons in the Russian Federation matter? Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of PBS , "I think he's weighing that option". Lire la suite »

Senate Republicans Are Using A Special Rule To Vote On Health Care

The latest national Quinnipiac survey, for example, found that only 17% of Americans approve of the Republican health care plan. Others have argued that the Trump administration's uncertainty about whether to provide taxpayer subsidies to pay Obamacare premiums, along with new rule changes affecting the Affordable Care Act , have served to undermine Obama's signature legislative achievement . Lire la suite »

Tillerson: North Korea releases US college student

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North Korean state-run media said early previous year that Warmbier was arrested for what they described as "a hostile act" against the regime. "We have no comment on Mr Warmbier's condition, out of respect for him and his family", Tillerson told U.S. Lire la suite »

Bill Cosby jury wants police testimony read back

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Cosby maintains the sexual contact was consensual. McMonagle said that while the comedian had been unfaithful to his wife, he didn't commit a crime. Cosby, 79, is facing more than 10-years behind bars if found guilty on three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault. Lire la suite »

JP Morgan Chase Pulling Ads Ahead Of Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones Interview

It seems like there was nearly no way for this interview to go well, given the subject's proclivity for nonsensical rants , and considering that Kelly left out one crucial side to the story she was reporting - perspectives from the Sandy Hook parents who have to live with Jones' accusations they are actors paid to perform grief by the United States government for ... Lire la suite »

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan: lawmaker

Conservative veteran Nicholas Soames said after the meeting: "Unreserved support for PM at 1922". Instead she finds herself weakened and isolated as she meets Macron, a 39-year-old neophyte who rode to victory in last month's presidential elections and is on course for a landslide victory in France's legislature. Lire la suite »

Lawmakers to consider cutting power of California tax board

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Those functions and about 90 percent of staff would be transferred to new state departments run by Brown appointees. A state audit shows the agency misallocated tens of millions of dollars and made unusual moves like using tax auditors for "parking lot duty" at a promotional event. Lire la suite »

Bill Cosby jury to hear more of his deposition testimony

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Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Constand , 44. A look at the sexual assault charges against Cosby and the punishment he could face if convicted. In the prosecution's closing argument, Steele said that Cosby's lurid statements from 2005 helped corroborate Constand's allegations. Phone records showed she made no such call in January, he said, and instead show she only called Cosby's phone numbers in NY. Lire la suite »

Golden State Warriors take NBA title

During a post-game interview inside Oakland's Oracle Arena with ABC's Doris Burke, Mama Durant intervened to let Durant know just how proud of him she was. Curry shot 10 of 20 and completed a double-double with a game-high 10 assists. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. When David West and Tristan Thompson squared off, with J.R. Lire la suite »

Trump accuses Comey of lying under oath

If Trump hadn't violated all good sense and asked for a private session with Comey to ask (allegedly) for loyalty and for him to drop the Flynn investigation, Comey would have had little to testify about, given that he can't talk about the Russian Federation investigation. Lire la suite »