Robert Mueller’s much-awaited report details “multiple contacts” between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials, and sets out 10 “episodes” in which Donald Trump possibly obstructed justice. The special counsel began his investigation into possible collusion in May 2017, soon after Trump unceremoniously fired FBI chief James Comey. “The investigation ... identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign,” Mueller writes. The report makes clear that the Trump campaign “showed interest” in Democratic party emails hacked by Moscow and welcomed their potential to damage Hillary Clinton, Trump’s opponent. Obstruction of justiceThe Mueller report says that in June 2017, Trump told his White House counsel to call acting attorney general Rod Rosenstein and order him to fire Mueller.
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The principal of Columbine high school in suburban Denver, Colorado, he was working in his office at 11.19am when his assistant burst in reporting gunfire in the building. Photograph: Benjamin Rasmussen/The GuardianHe replied: “My answer to that is that I worry when people state that if we have tougher gun laws we’re never going to have another school shooting. “If you and I wanted to buy a gun right now and bypass the gun laws, there’s somewhere we could do it. To say that gun laws can be circumvented is to accept that more Columbines are inevitable. It rocked America when the Parkland kids reacted to the massacre of 17 people at their Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida in February 2018 by stating that enough was enough.
The indictment of the longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone also drew a link between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, suggesting Stone had advance knowledge that WikiLeaks disclosures were forthcoming and reported back to a high-ranking Trump campaign official. Trump claims 'game over' on Mueller report as Democrats say game on Read moreThe Mueller report states that the Trump campaign “showed interest in WikiLeaks’s releases of hacked materials throughout the summer and fall of 2016”, noting that Trump claimed to know about the forthcoming release of emails. Trump’s team has downplayed the role both men played in the 2016 campaign, but the Mueller report says some mysteries remain about their activities. The report states that the special counsel was “not fully able to explore” the nature of Papadopoulos’ contact with Sergei Millian, a US citizen and native of Belarus. The special counsel said Millian claimed to have “insider knowledge and direct access to the top hierarchy in Russian politics”.
“I just thought it was impossible,” Miranda told the Guardian. It’s about how what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control, threatening to ruin her career. Afterwards, however, school officials told Miranda she could no longer serve as a “role model” for students, according to Ray. Locally, protesters have voiced support for Miranda, including the activist known as Sister Leona, who did so topless and interviewed with Vice. They don’t know what’s appropriate, how to appropriately use social media, how harmful and detrimental it could be,” she said.
“The attorney general is not the president’s personal lawyer, although he may feel he is.”Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, went farther. “OUR Attorney General acts as Trump’s defense attorney,” Swalwell tweeted. That memo seemed to foreclose any idea that as attorney general, Barr would recommend prosecution of the president, analysts said. As attorney general for just over a year in the early 1990s, Barr was known as an immigration hardliner. In a 2017 Washington Post op-ed, a year before his attorney general nomination, Barr argued in favor of the firing of the former FBI director James Comey.
Peel Holdings operates behind the scenes, quietly acquiring land and real estate, cutting billion-pound deals and influencing numerous planning decisions. A 2013 report by Liverpool-based thinktank Ex Urbe found “well in excess of 300 separately registered UK companies owned or controlled” by Peel. Try it yourself on the Companies House website: type in “Peel Land and Property Investments PLC”, and then click through to persons with significant control. Until recently, it was even harder to get a handle on the land Peel Holdings owns. He asked it to release a database detailing the area of land owned by all UK-registered companies and corporate bodies.
Now she’s back with the bold film Greta – and a desire to remain ‘the outspoken girl’Chloë Grace Moretz could make almost anyone she met feel old. Alongside the Fanning sisters, Moretz is one of cinema’s best modern actors whose career began when they were barely school-age. In the film, Moretz’s mother has died and she has a strained relationship with her father. In real life, Moretz and her father have been estranged since he left the family when she was 12. What if you don’t have a career?”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pushing the envelope ... Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
Beach Blanket Babylon claims to be the longest-running show of its kind in the world. Decades-old bars and restaurants are shuttering everywhere, so the end of Beach Blanket Babylon has hit the city hard. Facebook Twitter Pinterest An actor plays Kim Kardashian in Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon at Club Fugazi in San Francisco’s North Beach district. Steve Silver began Beach Blanket as street theater, and its initial run was only expected to be six weeks. Yet over the years, Beach Blanket Babylon became that rare thing: an icon beloved by locals and tourists alike.
“I can speak to my own personal experience,” Sanders told the White House press. I don’t know what else I can say.”POLITICO (@politico) Mueller's report said Sarah Huckabee Sanders told investigators she made comments to reporters that were "not founded on anything." Sanders replaced Spicer as White House press secretary in July 2017. A year ago, when comedian Michelle Wolfe mocked Sanders for lying at the White House correspondents’ dinner, the comments about Sanders sparked outrage and condemnation for conservatives, as well as criticism from some national political reporters. The White House Correspondents Association backed away from Wolfe’s comments in response to criticism, calling her monologue “not in the spirit” of the association.
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The victim was named as journalist and author Lyra McKee, who was covering the unrest taking place in the Creggan area of the city. It has been linked with four murders, including the shooting of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on Thursday night. Its presence is strongest in Derry, north and west Belfast, Strabane in County Derry, Lurgan in County Armagh, and pockets of Tyrone. The Sinn Féin deputy leader, Michelle O’Neill, said the killing in Derry was a “senseless loss of life”. I unreservedly condemn those responsible for killing this young woman.
April 19, 2019 00:01 UTC
The group has repeatedly appeared in local news stories in recent weeks, expressing support for Donald Trump’s proposed border wall and presenting themselves as “volunteers” aiding border patrol efforts. As he filmed the migrants kneeling in the dirt, Benvie narrated on his video: “There’s no border patrol here. This is us.”It’s difficult to decipher exactly what’s happening in the dark footage, but border patrol agents eventually appeared in the footage. The men subsequently appeared to call border patrol, with one saying, “Hello, I’ve got seven over here.”“There’s very dangerous people here. People who have left water for migrants and helped border crossers facing health crises have increasingly faced criminal prosecution.
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For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplannerViewing guide, by James JacksonWoodie Guthrie: Three Chords and the TruthBBC Four, 9pmBy 1933 the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression meant that nearly 15 million Americans had lost their jobs. Drought and the ruined economy made Midwestern families up sticks and trek west to California, a migration immortalised in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. One of these “Okies” was Woody Guthrie, a young busker with a knack for pithy articulations of the working man’s lot. Hardly famous at the time, Guthrie and his folk songs would go on to inspire everyone from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen and the Clash. He was, you could say, the first “singer-songwriter”.
April 18, 2019 23:02 UTC
Extended houseMyddle, ShrewsburyWhat you get The main part of this five-bedroom house in two acres of land dates from the Georgian period. It has carved wooden detailing, Victorian-era additions, three en suite shower rooms, a bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room and drawing room. A garden room connects the main house to an extension, which houses a gym, shower room and study. The village of Myddle lies nine miles north of Shrewsbury and has a village shop and a gastro pub. Longlisted for…
April 18, 2019 23:02 UTC
A privately owned oil company that was barely heard of until two years ago will become the largest producer in the UK North Sea this year after striking a $2.7 billion deal to buy an American energy giant’s fields. Chrysaor will seize the top spot after boosting its production by more than 40 per cent through the deal to acquire the entirety of Conoco Phillips’ UK oil and gas fields, which produce about 72,000 barrels a day. The acquisition builds on Chrysaor’s 2017 purchase of about half of Royal Dutch Shell’s UK portfolio in a $3 billion deal that catapulted it overnight into the ranks of the biggest North Sea producers. For Conoco Phillips the sale marks the end of 55 years’ involvement in production…
April 18, 2019 23:01 UTC
In large parts of the globe, these are dark times in which to profess the Christian faith. Recent figures from a Dutch charity called Open Doors suggest that 245 million Christians worldwide face violence and oppression, a rise of 15 million over the previous year. As Christians worldwide commemorate today the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, those who do so in liberty and safety will be mindful of the risks undertaken by their brethren overseas. Particularly, but not only, Roman Catholics will also have imprinted on their consciousness the images this week of a historic cathedral engulfed in flames. The durability of Notre Dame, allied to the willingness of Christians to undergo mortal risks for their faith,…
April 18, 2019 23:01 UTC