Jeff Sessions’ Testimony Leads to More Questions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee was supposed to clear up any remaining questions about the Russian investigation and the firing of former FBI Director, James Comey. After his testimony, many news organizations have more questions than ever.
Sessions recently admitted that he violated his pledge of recusal in relation to the investigation. When Senator Diane Feinstein asked how he was involved in Comey’s firing, he explained how he was critical of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. Sessions essentially advised the President to fire Comey for these actions. The Senate Intelligence Committee may not have another chance to question Sessions under oath, but this case is far from over.
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Kamala Harris Shushed
Jeff Sessions declined to answer certain questions during his hearing due to a government policy that protects the secrecy of conversations between the President and other elected officials. When Senator Kamala Harris questioned Sessions on the specifics of this policy, her republican colleagues repeatedly interrupted the California democrat, with former presidential candidate John McCain, mirroring an exchange from last weeks Comey hearing.
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr insisted that they “allow the chair to control the hearing”. Sessions himself was laughing during Harris’ questioning.
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Not your average day at the ballpark- Shots fired in D.C.
Gunshots were fired at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14th. The shots were fired at a congressional baseball practice that was taking place at the time. The shooter hit several targets, including House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise who is still in critical condition. President Trump released in a statement that one of the victims died from injuries suffered.
A passing bystander found a safe distance and filmed the shooting for nearly six minutes. Police at the scene killed gunman James T. Hodgkinson.
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Mueller Pursues Obstruction of Justice Investigation
America’s political Pandora’s box began with an investigation on Russian interference with the 2016 election. Since then, the question has become whether or not President Trump attempted to obstruct justice by firing James Comey.
To the fear and dismay of many White House Officials, Robert Mueller is heading the investigation. He’s doing so by reaching out to current and recently resigned officials on the subject. Mueller met with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee this past Tuesday, but the specifics of the meeting were classified.
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Trump is the Word
Oxford University Press recently declared “Trump” as the Children’s Word of the Year. The publishing house explained that the word has seen a skyrocketing of usage as of late for obvious reasons. Its use has gone up 839 percent. This is the first time a name or proper noun has been selected as the word of the year for children or adults. But as Americans, we’re learning that there will be a lot of firsts under the Trump administration. Runner-ups included Brexit, fake news, social media, vlog and super.
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