Politics
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Mueller breaks silence on Russia investigation

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/29/19, 12:52 pm

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday gave his first public comments about the investigation into Russian interference in 2016 U.S. presidential election. He announced his resignation from the Justice Department and said he did not plan to testify before Congress. Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to examine whether Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russian government to influence the election’s outcome. The probe’s results are described in a 448-page report and led to indictments of 37 people and businesses.

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Bolton blames Iran for attack on oil tankers

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/29/19, 10:52 am

The sabotage of four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates “almost certainly” came from naval missiles positioned by Iran, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday. While in Abu Dhabi to meet with Emirati officials, Bolton told journalists there had been an unsuccessful attack on Yanbu, a Saudi port, a couple of days before the attacks on the tankers.

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Court ruling puts border wall on hold

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/25/19, 09:49 am

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked construction on sections of the wall at the U.S. southern border, which President Donald Trump planned to fund through a national emergency declaration. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. of San Francisco ruled that because he thought a lawsuit against the effort would likely succeed, the government should postpone work on a 46-mile section of wall in New Mexico and a 5-mile span in Yuma, Arizona. Trump declared a national emergency at the border in February following a protracted funding battle with Congress and a government shutdown.

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