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U.S. The US Senate voted to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation
Author: 0 The US Senate voted to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation

Corker told reporters that "I only have talked a little bit with" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who testified twice this week that the White House would prefer "flexibility" to adjust Russian Federation sanctions as needed. Chuck Schumer of NY, the minority leader, said Wednesday. These latest sanctions are in retaliation for Russia's interference in last year's presidential election.

U.S. Travel World Responds to Trump's Cuba Policy Changes
Author: 0 Travel World Responds to Trump's Cuba Policy Changes

The US president framed it as a move against a "cruel and brutal" regime: bypassing the state military-run Business Administration Group (GAESA) to channel investment to the people. Both legislators have been involved in helping draft Trump's new Cuba policy. Can people still travel to the country? According to reports and administration officials, the two biggest changes would primarily impact individual travel to the island by United States nationals as well as place more limits on ...

Author: 0 Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

U.S. Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate
Author: 0 Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

Congress resumed session Thursday with a somber reminder that words matter, as U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise remained hospitalized after being shot during a stunning attack on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing baseball in Alexandria, Virginia.

U.S. Comey's dad says his son 'laughs' over subject of leaking
Author: 0 Comey's dad says his son 'laughs' over subject of leaking

Sen. Susan Collins says that while former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about his firing by President Donald Trump was "thorough, " there remains the possibility of "misinterpretation". He declined to speak with a reporter from The Record newspaper. Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating suspected Russian election meddling, have written White House counsel Don McGahn asking whether tapes exist and, if so, that they be produced to the committee ...

Author: 0 Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

Trump will end that practice for so called "people to people" travel , which has created a loophole that allows nearly anyone to travel to the island legally senior White House officials said. Trump cast that as a sign the US still wanted to engage with Cuba in hopes of forging "a much stronger and better path". An official said that the president was anxious that current policies were enriching the Cuban military.

Author: 0 Trump reacts on Twitter after special counsel reportedly starts investigating him

It was not immediately clear what prompted the release of that statement by Rosenstein , whether it was in response to recent stories that suggested the President was under investigation for obstruction of justice , or some other reason. Coats met behind closed doors for more than three hours Thursday with the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting a separate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Iran: Senate's sanctions show inherent hostility, despair

UNSC Resolution 2231 calls upon Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons". Approval of new bill imposing sanctions on Iran's non-nuclear activities at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee indicates their enmity and inborn hostilities against the Islamic republic, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.

Author: 0 Trump confirms that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director

Feinstein also is a member of the Senate Intelligence committee, which is conducting its own Russian Federation probe. The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked, people familiar with the matter told the Washington Post .

U.S. Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department
Author: 0 Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy. Attorneys at WilmerHale also represent family members of President Donald Trump, according to Politico . What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.

U.S. Senate Passes New Russian Sanctions Bill That Would Curb Trump's Power
Author: 0 Senate Passes New Russian Sanctions Bill That Would Curb Trump's Power

The 97-2 vote, which came as part of a broader debate over sanctions on Iran, marked a rare spot of agreement between Democrats and Republicans, who said they hoped it would be the beginning of more such deals. The Trump administration had considered lifting Russian sanctions in the past, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opposed the new legislation , worrying it could hurt the US' ability to have a "constructive dialogue" with Russia.

Author: 0 Trump tweet appears to confirm investigation

Rosenstein is hopeful that his leadership will restore the bureau's reputation. This was the week the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election reached the Oval Office - and Trump himself. Mueller's spokesman said the team, which is still being assembled, has begun its investigation and interviews. The NSA said in a statement that it will "fully cooperate with the special counsel" and declined to comment further.

Author: 0 Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice , claiming he is being probed for firing FBI director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. Although Trump polled at an average of 37 percent job approval for the week ending June 11, the weekly average was the lowest of his administration.

U.S. Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice
Author: 0 Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice

United States president Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for his dealings with Russian Federation and for firing former FBI directer James Comey . Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr.

U.S. Still no proof of collusion with Russians, says Donald Trump
Author: 0 Still no proof of collusion with Russians, says Donald Trump

As special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the election intensifies, key players in the Trump administration are taking action. But Rosenstein , too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing . The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he ...

Author: 0 All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

Among the juicier ones: The Tennessean's Adam Vignan reports that the Nashville Predators might protect Calle Jarnkrok , potentially exposing James Neal . There's also a wealth of proven goaltenders available given that teams were required to expose at least one. It seems the mania that was anticipated in the lead-up to the National Hockey League expansion draft is not exactly affecting the Rangers.

U.S. Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition
Author: 0 Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

Hodgkinson, who died from injuries sustained as he exchanged gunfire with authorities, had a list of lawmakers' names on his person. Scalise underwent his third surgery Thursday, which was anticipated when he first came into the hospital.

Author: 0 Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump, conservative lawmakers, and his surrogates have made the subject of intelligence leaks their prime focus amid a broad FBI investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Rosenstein could be a witness in the investigation he is overseeing if Mueller has expanded his probe of Russian influence to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI director James Comey .

Author: 0 Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

By Friday evening, thousands of peaceful protesters had gathered in St. Paul and were marching through the streets. An estimated 500 protesters snarled traffic and forced police to shut down the freeway in both directions, the Minnesota State Patrol said .