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In the post, the president said: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker". Though Republicans worked to discredit Comey and to blunt the impact of his testimony, the ex-director's statement deepened questions about the basis for his May 9 dismissal and about whether Trump's actions constituted obstruction of justice.
  • Trump Uncharacteristically Quiet on Day of Historic Testimony

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    Russia's goals right now, Maynes says, include improving relations with the United States as a way to increase their standing in the world. You can listen to the full interview with reporter Charles Maynes above . Burr's was a strategy created to offer conservatives a simple, sound bite-friendly ways to support the White House. And as Comey dropped his explosive revelations before a stunned audience, including millions tuning in on television and digitally around the world, the ...
  • Trump's attorney rejects key parts of Comey's testimony

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    Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey 'let [former National Seurity Adviser Michael Flynn] go, '" Kasowtiz said. USA stocks were higher in afternoon trading as Comey's testimony was seen by investors as having no smoking gun that could affect Trump's presidency.
  • Alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner denied bail

    Alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner denied bail

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    In one notation she wrote: " I want to burn the White House down ", Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari told the judge. Reality Leigh Winner , 25, an Air Force veteran and NSA contractor working for Pluribus International Corporation, which provides analytical services for the United States defense and intelligence apparatus, was arrested June 3 and appeared Thursday before a Federal court in Augusta, Georgia.
  • Morehouse College interim president has died

    Morehouse College interim president has died

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    The Morehouse College community woke on Thursday morning to the news that William Taggart , interim president of the historically black institution in Atlanta , had died Wednesday night. Many students and alumni questioned the board's decision. Outside of Morehouse College, Taggart was actively involved in several business and civic organizations.
  • 'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': Highlights Of James Comey's Testimony

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    Comey indicated that he was hopeful there were surreptitious records of his conversations with the president, as Trump has claimed on Twitter , so that there would be reliable documentation on their exchanges. "President, this is wrong, '?" McCain added, "Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games". "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what ...
  • Murder charges possible in deadly 'Ghost Ship' fire

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    Almena was the leaseholder at the warehouse and Harris was his assistant, living in the same building as a tenant. She said Almena was arrested in Lake County and Ohr was arrested in Los Angeles. "I'm only here to say one thing, that I am incredibly sorry and that everything I did was to make this a stronger, more handsome community and to bring people together".
  • Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis

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    Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. have stopped exporting white sugar to Qatar, ADM Investor Services International said in a report. Qatar's only land border is with Saudi Arabia, over which it imports around 40 per cent of its food and much of its building materials and other commodities.
  • Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general

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    Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with Trump over his decision to recuse himself from a federal investigation into ties between Trump's associates and Russian officials when Russia was allegedly meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, according to media reports.
  • Catalonia Secession From Spain: Independence Referendum To Be Held Oct 1

    Catalonia Secession From Spain: Independence Referendum To Be Held Oct 1

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    The announcement came despite Madrid's firmly opposition to such a move. Speaking in Barcelona, Carles Puigdemont said the question would be: "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic". The Spanish government remains completely opposed to Catalan secession, arguing that it is a violation of the Constitution, and has vowed to stop the referendum from happening by all possible means.
  • Workers remove portion of St. Louis' Confederate monument

    Workers remove portion of St. Louis' Confederate monument

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    They point to a 1912 ordinance that says the location of the monument shall be mutually agreed upon between the parks commissioner and the Confederate Monument Association of St. It became freshly controversial this year in light of the national movement to remove Confederate statuary in other cities. A 50-foot barricade has been set up to give engineers space to figure out how to take the monument apart without damaging it.