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Trump friend says the president is considering firing Mueller as special counsel

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Gingrich and Ruddy said it would be a "mistake" for Trump to remove Mueller, although both said they see the probe as unnecessary. 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. Lire la suite »

Russian Federation investigation: White House allies add pressure on Mueller

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That may have been by design, according to a person who spoke to Trump on Tuesday. Update 12:11 p.m. ET: Gingrich explained why he changed his mind on Mueller so fast in a tweet Monday, which you can read below. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. Within days of Comey's ouster, investigators began looking into Trump for obstruction of justice, The Post reported . Lire la suite »

Pres. Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Shortly thereafter, he followed that up with another tweet , in which he returned to one of his main themes regarding the ongoing probe: "You are witnessing the single greatest witch hunt in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people". Lire la suite »

Vladimir Putin among huge crowd to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

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Find out by following our live matchcast. The Krestovsky Stadium was late in opening and came home well over budget, while serious problems have been experienced with the playing surface. New Zealand's goalkeeper Marinovic, who plays in the German lower leagues, did well to keep the Oceania champions in the game in the second half, producing a fine double save from Poloz and Yerokhin and then turning away another effort from Rostov forward Poloz. Lire la suite »

Putin offers Comey political asylum in acerbic remarks

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The Russian leader said if Comey faced any consequences for his leaking of conversations, then "we are ready to offer political asylum in Russia to him as well". Russian President Vladimir Putin today asked citizens for his policy of avoiding disclosure of details about his family, although he said he was just born his second grandchild. Lire la suite »

Trump lashes out at 'phony story'

Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller , both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say. Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI. Lire la suite »

Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said yesterday it would launch her policy programme next week, a sign of confidence she will strike a deal to stay in power after days of political uncertainty since losing her majority. He wouldn't be drawn on whether he supported Britain's continued membership of the single market or the customs union. "Our view is that withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other", said the spokesman. Lire la suite »

Brexit talks to start on Monday as planned

But staunch Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner said his party was committed to reforming Britain's membership of the Single Market and attacked Mrs May for failing to consider that option. "The risk is that Northern Ireland continues to fail to find solutions, and potentially the peace process unwinds", he told AFP . An election in March saw the Protestant, pro-British DUP finish narrowly ahead of Catholic socialists Sinn Fein . Lire la suite »

Trump could force out Rosenstein, fail to stop Russian Federation probe

There are 3 ways President Trump can sack Robert Mueller . She also echoed concern that the president will try to fire Mueller and Rosenstein. "Witch Hunt", wrote Trump. Reporters who shouted questions for clarification after Trump stepped off Marine One on his return to the White House on Friday from a Miami trip got no answers. Lire la suite »

Potus admits he's under probe over Russian Federation ties

President Trump said, quote, "I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - exclamation point - witch hunt". And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked. "Nice", Mr Trump wrote in his first tweet . Lire la suite »

Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal

Sinn Fein have dismissed speculation they would take their seats in Westminster to help Labour block Theresa May's Queen's Speech. The DUP is understood to be close to agreeing to its ten MPs supporting Mrs May's minority government on a " confidence and supply basis". Lire la suite »

Suspect in custody after shooting at Florida hospital

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Ocala is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Orlando. The suspect was immediately detained after the incident, Lopez said. Just as they were about to release him, the man got into a fight with three troopers, pulled a gun from one of them and shot a nurse in the leg, the FHP said. Lire la suite »

Facebook Deploys AI To Fight Terrorism on Its Network

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The AI technology uses tools including image matching and analyzing text but the company says there is no simple technical fix. "We want Facebook to be a hostile place for terrorists". "Through this work, we've been able to dramatically reduce the time period that terrorist recidivist accounts are on Facebook", the company said. Facebook has said that it is using Artificial Intelligence , among other methods, to help the platform combat terrorism. Lire la suite »

Most Americans Think Trump Committed Obstruction of Justice by Hindering Russia Probe

One source said Rosenstein has yet to formally ask career attorneys inside the Justice Department for their opinion on whether he should recuse himself . According to the ABC report, Rosenstein discussed his potential recusal with Brand and told her she would have to take over his role if he did so. I felt, required it, ' Sessions said in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week. Lire la suite »

N.Korea to soon test ICBM: State media

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USA Today reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the launches, according to KCNA, which said the missiles "accurately detected and hit" floating targets at sea after making "circular flights". Kim Jong-un was in attendance at the launch. This was a form of protesting South Korea's support of fresh United Nations sanctions adopted last week. Lire la suite »

Pentagon agrees to $12 billion jet deal with Qatar

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The Pentagon justified the massive sale by saying the jets-reportedly 39 of them-would increase "security cooperation" between the two countries. Despite the rift between #Qatar and its Arab neighbors, The United States has struck a deal that would see a $12 billion worth of US F-15 fighters sold to the Gulf nation . Lire la suite »

Dems win emotional congressional baseball game, 11-2

Jack Sava , the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center , told reporters . Scalise has received two surgeries for his injuries since Wednesday, including a surgery on Thursday in orthopedic trauma to fix a broken bone in his leg. Lire la suite »

United Kingdom political turmoil continues

That's why we're ready to start very quickly. DUP leader Arlene Foster says she's had "very good" discussions with the British Prime Minister, and she hopes to reach a conclusion sooner rather than later . Corbyn would back a call for a referendum on Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom and joining Ireland. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. Lire la suite »

Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen, or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital. Scalise was shot in the hip , with the bullet tearing through his pelvis and injuring internal organs. His sedation level has been lowered enough to where he has been able to communicate with doctors and his family. On Thursday evening the hospital announced that Scalise had another surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Lire la suite »