• Former FBI Director Robert Mueller named special prosecutor for Russian Federation investigation

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    The White House initially said that letter prompted Trump to fire Comey, but Trump later said he had already made a decision to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing". "I believe that the professionals at the Justice Department need to do their jobs independently, objectively and throughly, and I believe that the special counsel, which is Robert Mueller now, helps them do that", Ryan said at his weekly press conference.
  • Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

    Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

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    The Justice Department is appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the growing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump associates. President Trump didn't get much of a heads up on the appointment of Mueller, who led the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 12 years under George W.
  • Cummings tells Chaffetz to demand WH docs on Trump, Russia's Comey conversation

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    The president told NBC News' Lester Holt that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision to fire Comey, which he said he made unilaterally, contradicting the initial White House justification for his ouster. The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38 percent of adults approved of Trump while 56 percent disapproved. United States stocks immediately pared gains after the reports but still closed higher for a second straight day.
  • Supreme Court Won't Revive North Carolina Voter ID Law

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    We need to be making it easier to vote, not harder - and the Court found this law sought to discriminate against African-American voters with "surgical precision". A man votes in November in Durham, N.C. The U.S. Supreme Court had refused to reinstate strict voter restrictions in time for Election Day. Critics said the commission would justify voter suppression efforts, while state election officials are anxious it could "divert attention from other serious concerns, such as aging equipment ...
  • US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

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    The new sanctions package was aimed at stepping up pressure on the leftist government of Venezuela n President Nicolas Maduro and his loyalists amid growing concern over a crackdown on street protests and his efforts to consolidate his rule over the South American oil-producing country.
  • Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case involving minor

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    For twelve years, Weiner represented Brooklyn and Queens in the House of Representatives, but he stepped down in 2011 after it was discovered that he had sent sexual messages to various women online. The government is seeking a term of 21 months to 27 months in jail on the single count of transferring obscene material to a minor , though with no mandatory minimum the judge could still give him probation.
  • Iran's presidential election begins as Supreme Leader casts vote

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    But in the aftermath this boiled over into the biggest public protests since the 1979 Iranian Revolution that paved the way for the Islamic republic. Rouhani and the suave Javad Zarif, the foreign minister in the outgoing government, showed how there was space to manoeuvre, despite the all-encompassing and powerful office of the Supreme Leader.
  • Trump Denies Asking Ex-FBI Director Comey to Drop Flynn Inquiry

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    Mueller's appointment may halt the rising tide of criticism and demands for investigation into the Russian Federation controversy and even give Trump breathing room to get his house into order. John's University in NY who formerly worked for the independent counsel who investigated the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan administration. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican.
  • Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe

    Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe

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    The date of the hearing has not yet been set. Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. In another Twitter post Thursday, Trump said: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed".
  • White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation

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    Trump has said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's hiring of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation "hurts our country terribly". The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38 percent of adults approved of Trump while 56 percent disapproved. In the Oval Office weeks later, Mr Comey told associates, the President asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.