Donald Trump asked James Comey to shut down Michael Flynn probe

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington , Tuesday, May 16, 2017 . "It would have helped contain the Republican fallout right away", one official said. As current and former federal prosecutors will say, "intent is key" and is often the most hard element to prove in an obstruction of justice case-but here Trump's remarks would surely go a long way to establishing intent.

Another big win: Celtics get first pick in NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers will select third. However, the Sixers' fate was sealed when we got to the eighth pick and the Kings were not called. The whole thing is kind of complex. And the Lakers will get a chance to take one of them after beating the odds to move up in their first year with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson as their team president.

South law enforcement officers celebrate National Police Week

It has been an emotional couple of weeks for members of the Palm Springs Police Department and the families of fallen officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, the deputy's family and the community". Today's memorial featured an honor guard comprised of Amarillo Police, local DPS troopers, and Randall and Potter County Sheriff's Office Representatives.

Outraged US lawmakers demand to see Comey memo

But White House officials, one person said, are becoming increasingly leery of putting their names on statements in the immediate aftermath of stories - because Trump often contradicts them publicly or on Twitter. The White House denied the version of the conversation described by Comey's aides, telling The Post "the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end an investigation".