Senate committee authorizes subpoena power in ‘Obamagate’ probe — and it could be used against Jim Comey and Susan Rice

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoena power in the investigation into the motivation for the FBI probe into Russian election interference. The vote allows Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) to demand testimony and documents from infamous figures implicated in what many call "Obamagate," including former FBI Director James Comey and former national security adviser Susan Rice. The 12-10 vote fell...

Seattle mayor praises ‘cop-free zone’ as police battle protestors to help neighborhood residents

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) spoke out on Thursday in defense of the so-called "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" set up by protestors in her city, while police officers voiced concern over the fact that response times to non-demonstrating residents in the six-block area were being delayed amid push-back from activists proclaiming the area to be "cop-free." What are the details? Durkan...

Former coworker who claimed Floyd and Chauvin ‘bumped heads’ at work is now retracting his story

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Only days after telling CBS News that George Floyd and ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin "bumped heads" while working overlapping shifts at a nightclub and knew each other "pretty well," former employee David Pinney is retracting his story.Pinney now says he had mistaken Floyd for another unidentified black employee. "There has been a mix up between George and another...

Beheaded Confederate statue is pulled down — and lands on protester’s head, cutting it open and knocking him out

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After demonstrators beheaded four Confederate statues in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Wednesday night, they pulled one of the statues down using a tow rope, the Virginian-Pilot reported.The toppled statue then landed on a protester's head and cut it open, the paper said.Louie Gibbs, vice president of the Portsmouth NAACP, said the man -- who is in his 30s -- lost...

George Floyd’s killing was ‘personal’ and ‘premeditated,’ his brother tells Congress

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The killing of George Floyd was "personal" and "premeditated," Floyd's brother told Congress on Wednesday. Philonise Floyd believes former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin had personal motivations to kneel on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.Floyd and Chauvin both worked as security guards at El Nuevo Rodeo, a nightclub in Minneapolis. For a year, Chauvin...

Black conservative radio host Sonnie Johnson lays out the real issue with policing in black communities to President Trump

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During a roundtable discussion with President Donald Trump and a group of black conservative leaders and media personalities, SiriusXM Patriot host Sonnie Johnson effectively explained why defunding is not the way to address policing issues in black communities, pointing to Ferguson, Missouri, to illustrate her point.In response to the recent police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna...

Joe Biden says the military will make sure Trump is physically removed from White House if he loses in 2020 and refuses to leave

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Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he will use the military to escort President Donald Trump from the White House if necessary -- assuming that Biden wins a 2020 matchup. What are the details? Biden told Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," that he fully believes the incumbent president will attempt to "steal this election." During the...

US Soccer reverses itself, repeals rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem

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The U.S. Soccer Federation voted to reverse a rule that required players to stand during the national anthem. "U.S. Soccer affirms Black Lives Matter, and we support the fight against racial injustices," a Wednesday statement said.The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors voted to repeal Policy 604-1, which prohibited players from kneeling during the national anthem. "The policy was put...

Chairman of Joint Chiefs issues apology for appearing with President Trump in church photo-op: ‘I should not have been there’

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Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he's sorry for taking part in President Donald Trump's photo-op at St. John's Church on June 1. Trump and members of his administration faced criticism after walking from the White House to St. John's Church to pose for a photo. Controversy erupted when, prior to the president's appearance, law...

President Trump demands Washington leaders take back Seattle area captured by protesters: ‘If you don’t do it, I will’

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President Donald Trump called for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) to regain control over the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone," a six-block area of the city taken over by protesters and declared a police-free jurisdiction.Durkan ordered police to surrender the East Precinct on Monday in an effort to de-escalate conflict between officers and protesters....