Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

The American diplomat also expressed the Americans' admiration of the "resilience and strength of Filipino people in battling adversity". The Philippines government had requested assistance by USA special operations in Marawi , a Special Operations Command Pacific spokeswoman said.

Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice

Trump's repeated attempts to undercut and discredit the investigation look like the acts of a man who has something to hide. Mr Mueller is overseeing an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling the 2016 United States election and any Trump links to it.

Theresa May to meet five Northern Ireland parties

Theresa May to meet five Northern Ireland parties

Theresa May insisted the Government was "absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to the Northern Irish peace process as she faced questions on whether a DUP-Tory alliance would put fragile agreements at risk. Former finance minister George Osborne, who May sacked after taking office following the Brexit vote last June, said she was now a "dead woman walking".

Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'

Time to rethink". "It's very sick", Gingrich told radio host John Catsimatidis. Gingrich effusively praised Mueller last month after his announcement as special counsel, calling him a "superb choice" with an "impeccable" reputation for honesty and integrity.

Pence hires counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

Pence hires counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

The probe, which began a year ago as an investigation into Moscow's meddling in the presidential election, has since widened to include prospective money laundering by Trump associates and the possibility that people close to the President were in contact with Russian operatives throughout the campaign.

Mueller probe looking at obstruction by President Trump — Newspaper

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, reacted to the reports Tuesday and said that Mueller should be allowed to continue pursuing the investigation independently and thoroughly. Rosenstein also said that having made political contributions "is not a disqualification" from working for the special counsel leading the Russian Federation investigation.