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Pence hires counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

The FBI and other Federal prosecutors are also investigating the financials of a number of Trump's associates including Michael Flynn , Paul Manafort and Carter Page. Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI, that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. Lire la suite »

Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

In other words: Trump probably needs to get rid of Rosenstein if he wants to get rid of Mueller. Robert Mueller's investigation enjoys some independence from the Justice Department bureaucracy. Someone else would have to fill that role. Rosenstein, who is now in charge of the probe, is mulling the recusal, according to ABC News . Trump allies have been questioning whether Mueller can lead an unbiased probe, given that some members of his team have made campaign contributions to ... Lire la suite »

United States lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

Congressional staffers and two Capitol Police officers were also hit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). The two sat side by side, wearing Louisiana State University's purple colored gear in honor of Scalise's alma mater. He requires assistance to breathe and will need additional surgeries, his family said through a statement . Once recovered, Mr Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said. Lire la suite »

Ajax appoints Marcel Keizer as new coach to replace Bosz

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Keizer added: "This is a great opportunity which I will seize with both hands". As well as being a Cambuur player, technical director and coach, he also had spells in charge of Telstar and Emmen before returning to Amsterdam . I'm now on holiday but will be proud to put my signature to the new contract soon. Keizer takes charge of Ajax after they finished second in the Eredivisie and reached the Europa League final , where they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United. Lire la suite »

London blaze death toll reaches 30 as queen visits survivors

Many in the United Kingdom are upset with Prime Minister Theresa May for her response - or lack thereof - to the Grenfell Tower fire . "I completely understand the growing sense of frustration within the local community and especially those people for whom Grenfell Tower was home", he said . Lire la suite »

Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

In his tweet, Trump appeared to be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo recommending that Comey be fired. WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Lire la suite »

British PM Theresa May To Meet Fire Survivors In Downing Street Residence

Facing flak for not meeting with locals sooner, May was set to visit the injured in hospital yesterday, as pressure mounted on her after a failed poll gamble. "They have been left with nothing - no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives". While members of her party have suggested security issues contributed to her lack of engagement with the public, residents seemed unwilling to accept the explanation. Lire la suite »

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

Roger Williams, who sustained what he described as "an ankle/leg injury" while diving for cover during the shooting, told reporters Wednesday afternoon. Doyle gave the winning trophy back to the Republicans to put in Scalise's office. "I want to take a moment and send our thoughts, love and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family". Lire la suite »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Sava estimates there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's pelvis and says doctors don't intend to try to remove them all, as that could cause more harm than good. Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership, was among six people who were injured after a gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Lire la suite »

U.S. lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said. The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said. Supporters of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., hold signs before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington . Lire la suite »

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey's memos on Trump

If President Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation, he and his administration should be welcoming the investigation to put any false accusations to rest. The Times points out that Trump's tweet came hours after an "oddly worded" statement by Rosenstein about leaks. At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to answer whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation. Lire la suite »

Trump 'mulls firing Special Counsel' in Russian Federation probe

On Trump's plane ride home after a trip to Wisconsin, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters he "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even though she maintained that "the president has the right to". Ruddy later confirmed that he and the president hadn't discussed the matter personally. Shortly after leaving the White House, Ruddy appeared on PBS Newshour and said that Trump is considering firing special prosecutor Bob Mueller, who is investigating the Trump campaign's potential collusion ... Lire la suite »

US Democrats Warn Trump Against Firing Special Counsel Mueller

If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand, a Trump appointee, would become the top Justice official overseeing Mueller's work. Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller. Brand was sworn in as associate attorney general on May 22. He said this week he had not found reason to do so - making the statement in the days after Trump's friends raised the possibility that the president himself was thinking of "terminating" Mueller. Lire la suite »

Venezuela and Bolivia Decry Trump's Cuba Policy Rollback

Trump's move, announced Friday in Miami, actually leaves in place most of the important elements of President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the island. Such policy characterized the U.S. approach to Cuba for decades. American businesses, including airlines, cruise lines, and telecommunications companies, earned 26 agreements with the Cuban government from 2015 to 2017. Lire la suite »

Despite Clinton impeachment vote, Gingrich says President 'cannot obstruct justice'

While the White House denied that Trump had any intention to fire Mueller, the New York Times reported Tuesday night that the president had begun entertaining the idea of firing Mueller last month. "What you have lived through for 2.5 long years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction-of-justice, cover-up, and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history", Gingrich said in 1998. Lire la suite »

Here's a snapshot look at Trump's new guidelines on Cuba

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Trump foreign policy has only one guiding principle: do the opposite of Obama, no matter the cost. While tourism to Cuba is banned by US law, the Obama administration had been allowing people to travel to Cuba as part of "people to people" educational trips for visitors, a popular classification that a White House official said was "ripe for abuse" by those looking for beach vacations. Lire la suite »

Sheriff David Clarke Isn't Taking Homeland Security Job After All

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Clarke said in the statement he thinks his skills could be better used in a "more aggressive role". WISN has not been able to reach Clarke or his spokesman for comment. Clarke previously said he would start the DHS job in June. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Lire la suite »

Trump Attacks Investigation of Possible Obstruction of Justice

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A few hours later, Trump again tweeted, this time attempting to divert attention toward his former rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, first saying: "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Democrats dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" "Sad!" Trump tweeted Friday morning. Lire la suite »

Trump policies could roll back US-Cuba ties, says Mexican academic — Interview

Senior administration officials said in a media briefing Thursday afternoon that President Trump will ban people-to-people travel to Cuba for individual Americans. In one of the most important changes, transactions with the Business Administration Group, S.A - GAESA - will be prohibited. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had been one of these lawmakers who met with President Trump in the Oval Office in early May to drive his crackdown on #Cuba. Lire la suite »

Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial after jury deadlocks

Cosby's defense attorneys argued the sexual contact was consensual and worked to highlight inconsistencies in Constand's testimony on cross-examination. He reminded prosecutors and the defense that "a mistrial is neither vindication nor victory for anybody". Although Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Lire la suite »

WashPost: Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller

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Rosenstein appointed Mueller , a former FBI director, in May while facing questions about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Trump has been warned by key figures in Capitol Hill and conservative legal experts removing Mueller would lead to a constitutional crisis which just made firing the special counsel nearly an impossible option. Lire la suite »

Schiff Says Congress Won't Allow President To Fire Mueller

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The California Democrat said if the president opts to terminate Mueller from his position lawmakers will reappoint Mueller to the position. Chris Ruddy, a longtime Trump pal, told PBS's Judy Woodruff that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Robert Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Lire la suite »

EU, Britain to kick off Brexit talks on June 19

While European leaders try to gauge what to expect from the Brexit talks due to begin in Brussels on Monday, May is so weakened that her own Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate in her own party, and by her potential allies. "They can't have it both ways, it has to be dealt with sensibly", she said. DUP leader Arlene Foster insisted that any deal with the Conservatives would not undermine the province's peace accords. Lire la suite »