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Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo

In a pair of morning tweets and at a later news conference, Mr Trump described calls for his impeachment as "ridiculous" and said he had done nothing to warrant criminal charges. The White House denied that account. "Zero", he told the news conference, standing alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.In his earlier Twitter posts, Trump criticized the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an official he himself ...


Senate demands Comey memos and Trump tapes as probes ramp up

Senate demands Comey memos and Trump tapes as probes ramp up

The move followed rising demands for an independent probe of alleged Russian efforts to sway the outcome of November's presidential election in favor of Trump and against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Republicans, meanwhile, have continued asking questions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server past year.


French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

Based on a projection, Macron's party would win between 280 and 300 seats of the 535 mainland French seats in the lower house of parliament. If Macron's En Marche! party receives "anything less than a decisive majority" in next month's legislative elections, "he could be forced to make individual changes or even completely reshuffle his cabinet to better reflect the makeup of the National Assembly", the newspaper says.



Maryland Lawmakers Join Near-Unanimous Praise For Mueller Appointment

But Mr Trump's missives on Twitter - the venue that the president most frequently turns to express his sense of grievances - not only underscore that he disagrees with his own Justice Department, but undercut claims by his own aides Wednesday that he had processed the news with grace and calm.


What's next in the Russian Federation investigation? The week's biggest bombshells

What's next in the Russian Federation investigation? The week's biggest bombshells

The Criminal President , screams an op-ed page headline in Wednesday's The New York Times . In such an intensely polarized political environment that distrust of mainstream media will make it less likely that Trump supporters - and the Republican officeholders who rely on their votes - will abandon the president any time soon.



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".