• WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings
WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

Comey in May 2017 amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. A team of investigators hired by special counsel Robert Mueller to probe Russia's campaign to influence the US election will look at the finances and business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, according to a report.

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  • Protests in London erupt at town hall over high-rise fire
Protests in London erupt at town hall over high-rise fire

More than 20 police officers rushed into the town hall to restore order and mounted police were on stand-by. Mr Blackman, who served on the local government select committee, said: "I don't think it's right that people should continue living in these buildings".

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  • Cuban Americans speak out ahead of Trump's Little Havana visit
Cuban Americans speak out ahead of Trump's Little Havana visit

The policy changes also do not seek to close off diplomatic ties, shutter the newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana, or limit what Americans can bring back from Cuba, including cigars and rum. Officials briefing journalists about the new policy were asked why human rights concerns had led to punitive measures in Cuba's case but were not playing a r...

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  • Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe
Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

Trump , however, tweeted he fired FBI Director James Comey, which triggered the obstruction of justice probe, based on the recommendation of Mueller and Rosenstein . Rosenstein told the Associated Press earlier this month that when he hired Mueller he discussed the possibility of having recuse himself "if anything that I did winds up being ...

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  • Trump longtime pal says he may fire special counsel Robert Mueller
Trump longtime pal says he may fire special counsel Robert Mueller

Chris Ruddy, a friend of Trump's and the chief executive of Newsmax, a USA news outlet, went so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller. White House officials sought to downplay Ruddy's comments. The conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting: "Now that we know Trump is not ...

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  • Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings

White House staffers have nonetheless sought to talk Trump down from the idea. Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., asked Rosenstein: Why would the deputy attorney general have written a memo to Sessions that was "exclusively" about a matter from which Sessions was recused? Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI D...

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  • Rosenstein Sees No Reason To Fire Special Counsel
Rosenstein Sees No Reason To Fire Special Counsel

Yet, at least initially, he holstered his Twitter finger and publicly said nothing. For now, the staff has prevailed. U.S. President Donald Trump has "no intention" of firing special counsel Robert Mueller , the White House has said of the former FBI director who was hired by the Department of Justice last month to lead an independent inve...

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  • Trump attacks obstruction of justice probe by former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Mueller
Trump attacks obstruction of justice probe by former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Mueller

Trump tweets . Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: " Witch Hunt ". A source familiar with the Mueller investigation confirmed the Post report, saying an examination of possible obstruction of justice charges was "unavoidable" given Comey's testimony , although the issue may not become the main focus of the probe.

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  • Russian Federation vs. New Zealand opens Confederations Cup
Russian Federation vs. New Zealand opens Confederations Cup

New Zealand slipped to a 2-0 defeat against their Confederations Cup hosts. "We have visited Moscow and the St Petersburg stadium and I can say that every technical detail there has been fine-tuned and we can expect one of the best competitions ever here in Russian Federation", said the Senegalese FIFA official.

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  • Putin compares former FBI Director Comey to NSA leaker Snowden, offers asylum
Putin compares former FBI Director Comey to NSA leaker Snowden, offers asylum

Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, was given asylum by Russian Federation for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency to journalists. When asked if he had talked to Trump in the previous year or so, Stone said no but did say that he "directed him" in a scene that was cut out of his 2010 film Wall Street: Money Never...

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  • United Kingdom finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit
United Kingdom finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's main opposition, said his Labour Party would not support the Queen's speech to try to force her out of power through a vote of no-confidence. "Our view is that a withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other", a spokesman for Britain's Brexit ministry said.

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  • Officials on both sides confirm Brexit talks will start on June 19
Officials on both sides confirm Brexit talks will start on June 19

European Union leaders have given chief Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier no authority to so much as talk about future trade with Britain until he clinches outline deals on Brussels' priority issues, including London's exit bill. "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into...

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  • Trump may sack special counsel in Russian Federation inquiry, says friend
Trump may sack special counsel in Russian Federation inquiry, says friend

Such moments sometimes reflect the deep division among Trump's White House advisers about the best course for the president to take in the face of political or legal adversity. for a special counsel". Last Saturday evening, Ann Coulter - whose interpretation of reality is always suspect - fired off an especially loony tweet : "Now that we FINALL...

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  • Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation
Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rosenstein joked awkwardly about being at the center of criticism since taking office, according to people who were in the room.

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  • North Korea says missile launch a new type of 'cruise rocket'
North Korea says missile launch a new type of 'cruise rocket'

Pyongyang on Friday hailed the successful test of a new type of surface-to-ship cruise missile, which it said was created to hit "any enemy group of battleships" that threatened North Korea. "This is a conversation that's taken place at the highest level". A joint investigation by South Korean and US militaries has concluded the craft were on r...

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  • UK PM Thersa May and DUP have largely agreed support deal
UK PM Thersa May and DUP have largely agreed support deal

May desperately needs the DUP's 10 seats to pass legislation. The listing of four policy areas where the parties are in agreement suggests a final deal may go further than a basic confidence and supply arrangement, which would see the DUP guarantee its support only on financial measures and no-confidence votes.

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  • US Moves to Reassure Qatar with Arms Sale, Joint Exercise
US Moves to Reassure Qatar with Arms Sale, Joint Exercise

The agreement is for the purchase of a number of F-15 fighter jets, a sale which the Pentagon says will ensure that Qatar has "state-of-the-art" defensive capabilities. While the two sides are far apart at the moment, there are positive signs they're willing to reach a conclusion and want Kuwait to continue to mediate, reports said, adding that ...

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  • Amid Gulf Crisis, US and Qatar Agree on F-15 Fighter Sale
Amid Gulf Crisis, US and Qatar Agree on F-15 Fighter Sale

Qatar has signed a deal to buy $12bn worth of F15 fighter jets from the USA, despite President Donald Trump's claims that the state has been funding terrorist organisations. [The arms sale] appeared to be another example of the confusing series of mixed messages sent by the Trump administration, in which the White House speaks in an entirely d...

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  • Secret Service: We don't have any Trump White House tapes
Secret Service: We don't have any Trump White House tapes

The agency was responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Wall Street Journal . White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday an announcement would come "when the president is ready to make it". Knowing this, another reporter asked what's stopping the president from releasing tapes that supposedly exonerate Pre...

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  • Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures
Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures

A lobbyist shot multiple times and critically injured also remains hospitalized. The players gathered for a prayer before the game started. The Washington Nationals released additional seating in Nats Park to accommodate the demand. Ivanka Trump, joined by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and her two eldest children Arabella and Joseph Kushner,...

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  • Theresa May to meet Sinn Fein at No 10
Theresa May to meet Sinn Fein at No 10

GERRY Adams has said he told Theresa May that she is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement in their first face-to-face meeting since the election. The remarks come amid mounting criticism that Mrs May's proposed deal with the Unionist MPs - needed for the Tories after they lost their majority - jeopardises peace in Northern Ireland.

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  • Doctors: Scalise arrived at hospital in 'imminent risk of death'
Doctors: Scalise arrived at hospital in 'imminent risk of death'

If such a shooter had had photos of conservative Republicans or President Trump on his FB account and had shot Democrats, there is no doubt in this writer's mind that headlines would be blaring "Right-Wing Trump Supporter Goes On Murderous Rampage".

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  • Celtic confirm signing of Ireland winger Jonny Hayes
Celtic confirm signing of Ireland winger Jonny Hayes

The player, who made 37 appearances in the French second tier last season but is uncapped at an global level, was first linked with Celtic in January when they signed Ivorian Eboue Kouassi for £2.8m from Russian club Krasnodar. "He's up there with the best coaches I've ever worked for and I'm glad I'll get to play for him again", Hayes added. "...

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  • Doctors: Scalise in critical condition but they are 'encouraged' by his improvement
Doctors: Scalise in critical condition but they are 'encouraged' by his improvement

Scalise said in the statement. For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of...

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  • Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda
Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

Emirates Team New Zealand drew first blood on day one of the 35th America's Cup , recording back-to-back victories over Oracle Team USA on Saturday. In light easterly winds, the New Zealand team's foils, which lift the boat out of the water at speed, appeared to be more efficient, consolidating the Kiwis' reputation as light wind specialists.

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  • May fighting for survival after failed election
May fighting for survival after failed election

Britain's bestselling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. DUP leader Arlene Foster with MPs at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. And 57 per cent of those who backed Jere...

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  • French woman killed, 11 hurt by explosion at Colombia mall
French woman killed, 11 hurt by explosion at Colombia mall

The explosion targeted the Centro Andino Mall in the Zona Rosa neighborhood, a luxurious upper-class and tourist district. Bogotá's Mayor Enrique Peñalosa called it an act of "terrorism" and said a 23-year-old French woman, who was working here as a volunteer teacher, died in the blast.

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  • Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M
Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M

The club doubled its initiation fee after Trump's electoral victory in November, increasing the cost to $200,000. The financial disclosure report further showed that Trump earned more on royalties for his book Art of the Deal since becoming president.

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  • Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case
Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case

If Cosby is found guilty on all or some of the three felony indecent assault counts against him, he could face up to ten years in prison. For all the ways the judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has streamlined the case inside the courtroom, the frenzy outside grows larger and wilder each day of jury deliberations.

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  • Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks
Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

LONDON , June 17 British Prime Minister Theresa May will face an immediate leadership challenge from eurosceptic lawmakers in her party if she seeks to water down her plans for Brexit , the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing senior Conservative sources.

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  • Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia
Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on toughening sanctions against Russian Federation and increased pressure on Iran . The legislation, which was passed by a 98-2 vote, seeks to punish Russian Federation for its meddling in the U.S. Sen. (R-Idaho), the chairman of the Banking Committee, praised the agreement as a "strong bipartisan measure" that wi...

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  • Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial
Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial

The 79-year-old pioneering black actor could face spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against 44-year-old Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004. More than a dozen excerpts from Cosby's deposition, including the "friends" comment and his acknowledgment that he'd ...

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  • Last day of the Bill Cosby sex assault trial
Last day of the Bill Cosby sex assault trial

Less than 48 hours later, and working into the weekend on a Saturday - the 11th day of the trial - the panel informed the judge that they were still deadlocked on all three counts against Cosby . "They (asked) themselves if the evidence showed beyond a reasonable doubt that Ms. Constand was coerced into taking drugs or if she willingly took dr...

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  • Broadway shows its age on Bette's big night out
Broadway shows its age on Bette's big night out

Bette Midler's Best Film Roles! During the 11-minute opening number , he donned tap shoes and numerous costumes as he parodied the Broadway shows nominated for awards on Sunday night. Midler wasn't the only household name to win; Kevin Kline , Cynthia Nixon and Laurie Metcalfe were recognized. Andy Blankenbuehler took home yet another ...

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  • Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial after jury deadlocks
Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial after jury deadlocks

The accuser, Andrea Constand , testified that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in his home in 2004. Allred said she hopes the retrial of Cosby will include the testimony of additional women who have accused the actor of uncharged sexual misconduct.

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