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Special counsel isn't ideal, but it's welcome

On Wednesday evening it was announced he had been appointed as special counsel by the Justice Department, with the ability to initiate investigations, subpoena records and bring criminal charges. "Mr. Rosenstein has done the right thing", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on the Senate floor. "I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead".



Graham believes Russian Federation probe 'considered a criminal investigation'

Former CIA Director John Brennan will appear before the House intelligence committee next week to answer questions about allegations of Russia's meddling in the presidential election. Trump was reacting to Wednesday's appointment of Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to lead the probe into whether any of Trump's aides criminally colluded with Russian officials in an effort to boost the Republican's chances of winning.


John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

Arizona Sen. John McCain said in an interview on Thursday that the US government should throw Turkey's ambassador, Serdar Kilic, "the hell out of the United States of America". During his visit to the Turkish embassy residence in Washington DC after the meeting, his supporters clashed with another group who gathered outside the embassy building in order to protest Erdoğan's policies in Turkey.


Maria Sharapova responds to French Open denial: Nothing can stop my dreams

Maria Sharapova responds to French Open denial: Nothing can stop my dreams

The 30-year-old Russian was granted wild cards by three clay-court tournaments: in Stuttgart, Germany, in April, followed by Madrid last week, and then Rome , where she quit because of a left thigh injury during a match Tuesday. "I believe every tournament should give her a main draw wild card, and I think the safest play is to give her a wild card into the qualies", Justin Gimelstob, a Tennis Channel analyst and member of the ATP board of directors, said Monday.


Did Sessions Just Escalate The War on Drugs?

Did Sessions Just Escalate The War on Drugs?

A controversial new policy on prosecuting drug offenders announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could put more people behind bars and for a longer period of time. Kerry Harvey, who was the US attorney for the Western District of Kentucky until earlier this year, said implementation of the policy will depend on each USA attorney's office.



Explaining the mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

Comey reportedly asked for more resources to expand the Trump-Russia probe, and the pressure Mr. Comey said Mr. Trump applied months earlier to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia.