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In tweet, Trump denounces Russian Federation probe as 'phony story'

In Russia, meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin repeated a denial that Moscow interfered in the US election - and made mocking remarks about former FBI Director James Comey during a nationally televised call-in show. Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency.


Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing

The Justice Department declined to comment on Friday. But Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Mueller broadened the probe with the President now under investigation for obstruction of justice in probe regarding possible collusion by his campaign with the Kremlin.



Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar's Al-Jazeera Twitter account suspended

Otaiba said a formal list of demands to Qatar hadn't been completed yet, because of coordination among the four main boycotters, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. They also cut all land, sea and air communications with the country. " Qatar is still engaged in double standards through its misleading media , which promotes terrorism and extremist ideologies", he added.



Newt Gingrich's stance on Special Counsel Robert Mueller will give you whiplash

Indeed, his expectation that threatening to oust Mueller might compel him to soft-pedal the F.B.I. probe betrays a remarkable naivete of how Washington , and longtime civil servants like Mueller, operate. "In recent days, the president has told his staff, his visitors, and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced Mueller, like Comey, his successor as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was part of a "witch hunt" by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced ...


Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting

After accepting it gracefully, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice". Scalise's office released a statement from his wife, Jennifer, thanking people for their support and praising the two Capitol Police officers, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who were injured while bringing down the gunman .



London fire could delay Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May in March formally notified the European Union of its intention to leave, starting a two-year timetable for negotiating the exit. Grainne Teggart, campaigns manager for Amnesty International , said: "The UK Government has a responsibility to deliver abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland".