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More surgery expected for Scalise; Trump visits hospital
- June 17, 2017

A spokesman for George Washington University Hospital said that Matt Mika, a lobbyist wounded in the attack, was improving, and that as of Thursday night his condition had been upgraded from critical to serious. Staff members, and even the young son of one of the members, ran for cover, jumping into dugouts and over fences. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, to prolonged applause. (more...)
Bijbehara encounter: Weapons, dead bodies of three terrorists recovered Bijbehara encounter: Weapons, dead bodies of three terrorists recovered
- June 17, 2017

Two civilians were also injured in the gun battle. "Malik along with senior member G.M. Dar was arrested from Abi Guzar and both of them were shifted to Central jail on a judicial remand till June 19", a JKLF spokesman said. The militants had laid an ambush on Anantnag-Achabal road and fired at the police party. "We do not have so many bullet-proof vehicles", he said. Others who have been killed in the attack include constables Sharik Ahmad and Tanveer Ahmad (Budgam district), Sheraz Ahmad ... (more...)
Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal
- June 17, 2017

A senior Conservative source briefed journalists that there was "broad agreement on the principles of the Queen's Speech", which will set out a slimmed-down programme for government following the failure to secure a majority last week. He added: "The UK government is offering whatever support we can, working alongside the Irish government, as appropriate, honouring our respective commitments in the Belfast Agreement to serve the interests of the whole community in Northern Ireland ". (more...)
UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached
- June 17, 2017

The debate within Britain's government about how to quit the European Union has been blown wide open by an election that left May without a majority in parliament and damaged her authority in the ruling Conservative Party. They also agreed to fall in favour of the Government in votes of no confidence, hence the name "confidence and supply". European Union leaders gave chief negotiator Michel Barnier no authority to so much as talk about trade until he clinches outline deals on Brussels' ... (more...)
Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation
- June 17, 2017

Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings. The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that Mueller's team is also focusing on the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner , Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law. (more...)
President Trump "Considering Terminating" Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller
- June 17, 2017

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. "You are not the witness we were supposed to hear from today". Mr Sessions made that choice because of his own conversations with Russian officials during the Trump transition - a potential part of the probe. (more...)
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
- June 17, 2017

Investigators say he had been living in his vehicle in Northern Virginia and hanging out at the YMCA. The FBI believes Hodgkinson had moved from IL to Alexandria in recent months, and was living in his vehicle. Was there any political violence in his past? We know that he had a criminal record. The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl by the hair and threw her on the floor. (more...)
White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on
- June 17, 2017

When asked to clarify the boundaries of Attorney General Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation probe, Rosenstein said, "I know what we're investigating and (Sessions) does not". When asked about the issue by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions deferred to the President's account. Sources told The Times that staff worked to talk Trump out of firing Mueller, what they viewed would have been a disastrous decision for the administration. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron govt reaffirms electoral reform plan as parliamentary majority grows
- June 17, 2017

Macron, by contrast, performed spectacularly well, in defiance of critics who had questioned whether his success in the presidential elections would be repeated in the legislative assembly elections, which pitted him, a relative political novice, against France's seasoned political operators. (more...)
Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday
- June 17, 2017

But Mr Davis insisted the United Kingdom still wants to negotiate its future trade relationship with the European Union "alongside" talks on the terms for Brexit, which he said was the process set out in Article 50 of the European Union treaties. (more...)
Trump Denounces Reports Of Widening Russia Probe
- June 17, 2017

In a series of early morning tweets on Thursday , Mr Trump wrote: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team, denounced the Post report, saying on Wednesday: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ". (more...)
Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
- June 17, 2017

Adam Schiff of California, has said that if Trump were to get Mueller fired, Congress would re-establish the independent counsel unit and name Mueller to head it. Paul Rothstein of Georgetown University, who affirmed the legality of a hypothetical Mueller firing, but noted the "tremendous political repercussions". (more...)
Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned
- June 17, 2017

Asked if he was now accepting Brussels' timetable, as set out by chief negotiator Michel Barnier , Mr Davis said: "What we have said is we will start down this process but I will have some discussions with Mr Barnier about how we progress to the wider thing of the trade area". (more...)
DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well
- June 17, 2017

The Prime Minister is to hold talks with political leaders from Northern Ireland in a bid to allay fears the anticipated parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionists will undermine the peace process. "Now that the UK General Election has failed to endorse the Prime Ministers vision of a hard Brexit, the parties who will be forming or supporting a new government here have the opportunity to reopen some of the question like the Customs Union and acceptance of ECJ jurisdiction in certain ... (more...)
White House has no update on Russian report of Baghdadi's death
- June 17, 2017

Reports of al-Baghdadi's death regularly surface, but the statement Friday was the first time Russian Federation acknowledged that it may have killed him. It said the military began planning the hit after getting word that the group's leadership was to meet to plan their exit to the south. The news coming out of Russian Federation included a breakdown of the casualties, which included 30 field commanders and up to 300 militant fighters killed in this strike. (more...)
Wall Street falls as Amazon-Whole Foods deal crushes retailers Wall Street falls as Amazon-Whole Foods deal crushes retailers
- June 17, 2017

Whole Foods Market has been satisfying, delighting and nourishing customers for almost four decades - they're doing an fantastic job and we want that to continue. The company reportedly considered buying Whole Foods last fall. Amazon , Whole Foods executives offered counsel to University of MI understudies. (more...)
'I Can't Believe He Did This,' Wife of DC Gunman Says 'I Can't Believe He Did This,' Wife of DC Gunman Says
- June 17, 2017

The game has been played for 108 years. He died from injuries following a shootout with Capitol Hill police at the scene in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington , DC, on Wednesday. The bullet traveled across his pelvis - fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. While he is conscious and able to communicate through notes, the family says Mika requires medical equipment to breathe and will need additional surgeries. (more...)
Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports
- June 16, 2017

I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States. Sessions' testimony came the day after Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy, a longtime friend of the president, claimed Trump was considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the investigation into the Russian conspiracy theory. (more...)
Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe
- June 16, 2017

Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions. The allegations reportedly centre on Trump's attempts to get former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. (more...)
Mueller probe examining possible obstruction Mueller probe examining possible obstruction
- June 16, 2017

And voila! Someone who wasn't a criminal goes to prison without forming any bad intent. Thanks to his firing of Comey and Comey's personal memos that accuse #45 of trying to get him to drop the investigation against ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn , the President is reportedly now under investigation for obstruction of justice . (more...)