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McCain explains confusing Comey questions: ‘Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late’

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 01:03

Too much Diamondbacks? Sen. John Mcain, acknowledged that his questioning of former FBI Director James Comey “went over people’s heads” as the Arizona lawmaker stayed up too late.


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Whoops: Trump’s lawyer defends ‘predisent’ after Comey testimony

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:32

President Trump’s personal attorney released a written statement Thursday that’s attracting attention for misspelling the word "president."


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Polling station pooches

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:17

It’s polling time in the United Kingdom and so is the trend #DogsAtPollingStations craze rightly back. Brits can’t stop tweeting about their adorable puppies waiting for them while they go to vote inside the polling stations. And unlike previous years it is not just dogs who are getting all the attention but horses, cats and rats too. And the cute beings unitedly are making election day look cuter like never before. (Reuters)


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James Comey testifies at Senate hearing

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 00:15

Former FBI Director James Comey asserted on Thursday,June 8, that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign.


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White House: Just a ‘regular Thursday’ despite Comey firestorm

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 23:29

Though fired FBI Director James Comey sparked national headlines with Senate testimony, Sarah Huckabee Sanders described the day as a "regular Thursday."


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Comey asked Columbia Law professor to leak memos to reporter

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 23:03

Former FBI director James Comey asked a Columbia Law professor to leak copies of memos about his interactions with President Trump to the press.


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Comey says special counsel Mueller’s probe will ‘turn over all the rocks’

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 22:27

Former FBI Director James Comey heaped praise on special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, while addressing Mueller’s investigation into the alleged collusion between President Trump’s campaign associates and Russia.


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‘That gave me a queasy feeling’: Lynch told Comey not to call Clinton email probe an ‘investigation,’ he says

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 22:17

James Comey revealed on Thursday an instruction from then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on how he should refer to the Clinton email inquiry.


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Comey on ‘salacious’ Trump dossier: I didn’t want a ‘J. Edgar Hoover’ situation

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 22:06

In testimony Thursday, James Comey explained why he told President-elect Donald Trump in January that he was not being investigated.


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‘Flynn stuff is BS’: Donald Trump Jr. tweets up a storm during Comey testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:25

As fired FBI Director James Comey delivered dramatic testimony to the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, Trump Jr. seized on the word “hope” as evidence it was not as forceful a statement as Comey took it to be. Hoping and telling are two very different things, you would think that a guy like Comey would know that.


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James Comey on Trump meeting: ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes’

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:14

James Comey told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence he hopes that President Trump actually recorded their private conversation.


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Comey: ‘I take the president at his word that I was fired because of the Russian investigation’

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:02

Former FBI Director James Comey told a Senate committee he believes President Trump fired him because of the bureau's investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.


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Comey says Trump ‘looking for something’ in exchange for keeping FBI job

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:51

In testimony Thursday, James Comey discussed his impressions of the relationship Trump tried to establish with him.


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Comey hints special counsel is looking into Trump for possible obstruction

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:43

Former FBI Director James Comey declined to give his opinion on whether President Trump had tried to obstruct justice in asking Comey to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, but suggested the issue is being looked into by special counsel Robert Mueller. Comey testified that Trump had summoned him for a private conversation at the White House in February, one day after Flynn resigned over undisclosed contacts with Russian officials, and told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.


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Comey: Trump administration ‘chose to defame me’

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:34

In testimony Thursday, James Comey didn’t dispute the president’s right to fire him from the FBI but strongly contradicted some of the reasons Trump gave.


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Sen. Warner on Comey testimony: ‘That’s not how a president of the United States should behave’

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:04

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he was distrubed by what former FBI Director James Comey had to say about President Trump on Thursday.


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In defense of Trump tweeting (but not what he tweets)

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:30

Twitter is exactly the right medium for the modern presidency. It’s just that Donald Trump continues to prove himself the wrong man for the job.


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Tom Perriello needs more than disgust with Trump to win Virginia

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 06:45

Despite the fact that a recent poll showed Perriello ahead by two points, the former one-term congressman knows he has a big hill to climb.


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 Democrats to drill down on Trump obstruction in Comey hearing

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 05:48

Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee members, including Sen. Kamala Harris of California, left, and Vice Chair Mark Warner of Virginia, center, will question former FBI Director Jim Comey Thursday in Washington. WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, Senate Democrats have what could be their only chance to publicly question former FBI Director James Comey about whether President Donald Trump attempted to interfere in the bureau’s investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections. Special counsel Robert Mueller has taken over the investigation into members of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, a probe that could take years and might never end up implicating the president.


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Trump asked FBI head for ‘loyalty’ and a halt to Flynn probe: 10 takeaways from Comey’s prepared testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 00:38

Former FBI Director James Comey’s opening statement, prepared for the hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, was released to the public Wednesday afternoon. Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., told NBC News that the testimony was released a day early because that’s what he and Comey had decided. In the testimony, Comey confirms a number of awkward, potentially improper conversations with Trump, who asked him for a loyalty pledge, to end the investigation of Michael Flynn and to announce publicly that the president wasn’t under investigation. ...


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