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NYT: Trump Asked Then-FBI Director Comey to End Michael Flynn Probe
Sen. Chuck Schumer: "Concerns about our national security, the rule of law, the independence of our nation’s highest law enforcement agencies are mounting. The country is being tested in unprecedented ways. I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate: History is watching."
The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff of California, said Comey should return to Capitol Hill to testify, and promised to subpoena all relevant materials.
NYT: Trump Asked Comey to Jail Journalists Who Report on Leaks
Israel Cited as Source for Intel Disclosed by Trump to Russians
Jonathan Karl: "A yes-or-no question here: Did the President share classified information with the Russians in that meeting?"
H.R. McMaster: "And as I mentioned already, we don’t say what’s classified, what’s not classified. What I will tell you again is that what the president shared was wholly appropriate."
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered this morning to share with the U.S. Congress a recording of the Oval Office meeting between Trump, Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak. It’s not clear whether such a recording exists. During the meeting, the Trump administration barred all U.S. media while allowing a photographer from the Russian state media agency TASS inside the Oval Office.
Some Lawmakers Considering Trump Impeachment
The mounting White House scandals have led some lawmakers to openly discuss impeaching President Trump. On Monday, Texas Democratic Congressmember Al Green said Trump should be removed from office for obstructing the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Congressmembers Maxine Waters of California, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and other House Democrats have also raised the possibility of impeachment—as has Maine independent Senator Angus King, who spoke Thursday evening with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Wolf Blitzer: "If these allegations, Senator, are true, are we getting closer and closer to the possibility of yet another impeachment process?"
Sen. Angus King: "Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes, simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense."
President Erdogan's Bodyguards Attack Peaceful Protesters in D.C.
Afghanistan: Gunmen Storm Jalalabad Radio and TV Station
Iraq: Family of 8 Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrike on Mosul
U.S. Army Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Freed After 7 Years in Prison
Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar López Rivera Freed
Mexican Journalists Protest Violence Against Media Workers
Carmen Aristegui: "For us, Valdez has been converted into an emblematic case. The death of Javier Valdez should imply deep things for us. Javier Valdez and all the others who have lost their lives on this path should be a driving force for us. No to the silence. No to the self-censorship. No to the fear. Here, we all have courage to keep informing, keep reporting, keep investigating, keep denouncing, keep sharing opinions and speak out, speak out, speak out."
Mississippi: First-Ever Hate Crime Conviction for Transgender Murder
Georgia: Immigrant Detainee Hangs Self After Solitary Confinement
Georgia Executes Prisoner After SCOTUS Denies Firing Squad Request
Civil Rights Lawyer Larry Krasner Poised to Become Philadelphia DA
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