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Mattis, according to The New York Times , is believed to favour sending several thousands more troops to Afghanistan, but has not taken a final decision in this regard. And two U.S. Army Rangers died in a April 27 raid on an IS compound in eastern Afghanistan. It makes it hard for us to support you when we don't have a strategy.
  • Trump reacts on Twitter on 9th circuit Court verdict

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    Trump Administration lawyers asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to arrange a schedule to have the Justices consider the new appeals on the presidential restrictions on immigration next week - on June 22. After the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii also blocked the EO and issued a temporary restraining order in March, the Ninth Circuit for the U.S.
  • Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Mueller Without Good Cause

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    Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the issues Gingrich and others have raised. Republicans in Congress are also shaking off the notion that Trump could fire Mueller. With few exceptions, Trump's allies are urging him not to move to dismiss Mueller, which would be both politically and technically complicated. The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, recused himself in ...
  • Sessions Criticized Comey on Clinton Investigation Today, But Defended Him Last Year

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    He also vehemently denied speaking to Russian officials about the election, during a campaign in which he was a close adviser to candidate Trump. The public testimony should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe.
  • UK's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

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    The Britons plan to start Brexit talks as scheduled despite the ongoing political turmoil in the country. The Conservatives are having to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority at the general election .
  • Sessions Recused from Russia Probe But Not From 'Defending My Honor'

    Sessions Recused from Russia Probe But Not From 'Defending My Honor'

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    He was being asked about Comey's testimony . He said the intelligence agency needed a "fresh start" as it had "problems", adding that Mr Comey had caused "controversy on both sides of the aisle". CNN previously reported that congressional investigators are examining whether Sessions had an additional private meeting with the Russian ambassador in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
  • Investigators seek James Comey memos, tapes

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    Fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee marked the full shift of the Trump-Russia investigation from a probe dedicated to discovering collusion to a probe dedicated to proving the president obstructed justice.
  • Rubio corroborates details of Comey's meeting with Trump during Sessions testimony

    Rubio corroborates details of Comey's meeting with Trump during Sessions testimony

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    Ron Wyden (D-OR) had a heated exchange with Sessions, in which Wyden said "the American people have had it with stonewalling ". Sessions previously offered to resign because of tensions with Trump over his recusal decision. elections. After his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions was skewered for saying, "I did not have communications with the Russians". SESSIONS: No - yes, I do.
  • Democrats Fuming Over Sessions' Refusal to Answer Questions

    Democrats Fuming Over Sessions' Refusal to Answer Questions

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    And it's conceivable that that occurred. Harris went on to finish the question just before committee chairman Richard Burr chimed in, "Senators, we'll allow the chair to control the hearing". Sessions said that he was not sure what was "explicitly" in Trump's mind when he made a decision to fire Comey. Later, Sessions directly blasted Comey for his testimony in private last week, "This is a secret innuendo out there being leaked about me - and I don't appreciate it".
  • Sessions denies 'scurrilous' Russian Federation claims

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    In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Sessions is the most senior member of Trump's administration caught up in the Russian Federation controversy. The White House, which was slow to say whether President Trump has confidence in Sessions , finally confirmed at the end of last week that the president does have confidence in the country's top law ...