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"It could have been thunder but it didn't really sound like thunder, and we felt the building shake," Osin-Cohen told NBC's "TODAY" show. She said she got up and looked out the window toward the street and saw "a plume of smoke coming up." As they made their way back to their apartment, Osin-Cohen said they encountered an elderly couple trying to find a way out. She and her husband took the couple with them and waved down firefighters from the balcony of their apartment. Another witness, Fiorella Terenzi, said that she heard the collapse from her apartment one building away.
Persons: Cohen, Osin, NBC's, They're, Jadallah, Eliana Salzhauer, Nicholas Balboa, Balboa, We're, Fiorella Terenzi, Terenzi Organizations: Ofi Osin, Authorities, Dade, NBC Miami, MSNBC Locations: Surfside, Florida, Champlain, Miami, Balboa
Britney Spears' plea to end her conservatorship during a rare testimony Wednesday could help lift some of the restrictions she is placed under — but legal experts say it will be an uphill battle to end the court arrangement entirely. Scrutiny of her case has been heightened in the wake of "Framing Britney Spears," a documentary about her conservatorship released in February, helping to fuel the #FreeBritney movement on social media. Before the judge makes a decision, legal experts said Spears must file a formal petition to end the conservatorship, which has not yet been submitted to the court. “It’s very unusual to end a conservatorship precisely because people in conservatorships don’t get better,” legal analyst Lisa Green told the “TODAY” show Thursday. During her testimony, Spears added that she wanted "to be heard" and that the "laws need to change."
Persons: Britney Spears, Danny Cevallos, , James, Jamie, Spears, Jamie Spears, , don’t, Lisa Green, Britney, ” Green, Tamar Arminak, Amanda Bynes, she’s, ” Arminak, Green Organizations: NBC, MSNBC
Across Asian cultures, 100 days after the death of a relative marks a milestone in the mourning period. “It’s hard every time I pull into the [apartment] complex,” said Bobby Peterson, the youngest son of Yong Ae Yue, 63. The daughter's husband, Scott Lee, sitting next to her, spoke about the trauma the family has been through over the last few months. And then every night, when I sleep, I dreamed it.”As he spoke, Lee held his wife as she cried softly. “She would be gone for, like, days, weeks or months at a time,” Park said.
Persons: Richard Lui, , Bobby Peterson, Yong Ae Yue, ” Peterson, , couldn’t, Scott Lee, ” Lee, Lee, Randy Park, Hyung Jung Kim, hasn’t Organizations: MSNBC, NBC Asian, NBC, Films Locations: Atlanta, Asian American, NBC Asian America, Chung
But the Democrats whose districts were hit hardest by the SALT cap are offering a new argument. "The puzzle doesn’t get built if we don’t address the SALT deduction," he said. 'A SALT march, like Gandhi did'Some liberal Democrats are also leery of expanding the SALT deduction. "The SALT deduction cap threatens our ability to keep making those investments," she said. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he represents middle class people "severely affected" by the SALT cap, who want relief.
Persons: Ed Kelly, Kelly, Tom Suozzi, Mikie Sherrill, Lauren Underwood, Sen, Bernie Sanders, nix, Suozzi, Sanders, Tom Malinowski, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Gandhi, Mark Pocan, Sherrill, Malinowski, Jamie Raskin, We've Organizations: WASHINGTON, House Democrats, Democrats, Liberals, Center, International Association of Firefighters, Rep, Democratic, NBC News, MSNBC, Capitol Locations: Northeast, New York, New Jersey, United States, D, Ky, America
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is considering whether to form a House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot after Republicans blocked legislation to create a bipartisan panel. Pelosi informed the House Democratic Steering and Policy committee of her thinking Tuesday evening, stressing the importance study the attack, which left several dead and dozens injured. There was initial confusion as to whether Pelosi was moving to form the committee or mulling the possibility. Senate Republicans blocked House-passed legislation in May that would have established a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack. Pelosi, however, told her conference earlier this month that forming a select committee was one of the options on the table after Republicans blocked the legislation.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Drew Hammill, Hammill, Bennie Thompson, John Katko, Donald Trump, Jim Jordan of, Matt Gaetz, Chuck Schumer, Organizations: Republicans, House Democratic, NBC, Rep, House Homeland Security, Democrats, Justice Department, FBI Locations: Jim Jordan of Ohio, Florida
The Parks Department and the city were free to make a terrible business decision. Unfortunately for Trump, this is likely to be a short-lived legal adventure; the city can very probably get this case dismissed before it really even gets started. The Parks Department and the city were free to make a terrible business decision. The essence of an at-will contract is that it’s terminable even for lousy, ill-advised reasons. Of course, Trump being Trump, a dismissal here is unlikely to be the end; he likes courtroom dramas too much.
Persons: Donald Trump, who’s, Bill de, Blasio, Trump, Jack Nicklaus, Trump’s, Nick Paolucci, Organizations: White, New, The Parks Department, Trump, Department of Parks, , Trump Organization, United, MSNBC, Parks Department, The Washington Post Locations: New York City, Ferry, Bronx, America, New York, United States, The Washington
WASHINGTON — The Trump Organization is suing New York City over its decision earlier this year to cancel the company's contract to operate an 18-hole golf course in the Bronx borough with views of the Manhattan skyline. The lawsuit said that after the riot, de Blasio “denounced President Trump in the most inflammatory terms” and “characterized the Trump Organization as 'an organization led by a criminal.'" The Democratic mayor said that the city had a right to sever a contract with any company that is engaged in criminal activity. "Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity," he said at the time on MSNBC. The filing defended the company's right to keep running the golf course by listing “accolades and top rankings from major publications,” including statements from several professional golfers, such as Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Bill de Blasio, President Trump, de Blasio, Blasio “, Trump, , Joe Biden’s, Mitchell Silver, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Johnson Organizations: The Trump Organization, New, New York, Trump, Capitol, , City, Trump Organization, Democratic, United, MSNBC, Parks, de, Parks and Recreation Department, Trump Organization “ Locations: New York City, Bronx, Manhattan, United States, Ferry, de Blasio
“But there’s something else we know: that New York City said ‘Our first choice is Eric Adams’,” he said. Tuesday’s totals were enough to force a concession from former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who was in a distant fourth place. Voters also were choosing among eight Democratic candidates seeking to replace retiring Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The election’s outcome could help show where Democratic voters stand on the topic ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The leading moderate candidates - Adams, Garcia and Yang - all called for increased police resources.
Persons: Eric Adams, Adams, , Eric Adams ’, , Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Yang, Maya Wiley, Kathryn Garcia, Cyrus Vance Jr, Donald Trump’s, Garcia, Curtis Sliwa, Fernando Mateo, it’s, Meg Vasu, Wiley, , ” Vasu, Michael Hartman Organizations: YORK, Brooklyn Borough, New York City, Democratic, Tuesday’s Democratic, MSNBC, Manhattan District, Wiley, New, Guardian Angels, Republican, New York Times, New York Daily News Locations: Brooklyn, York City, , New York City, Brooklyn’s Fort Greene
— Experts say a highly contagious strain of Covid-19 is spreading rapidly through Missouri, particularly in smaller, rural communities where vaccination rates are sluggish. Researchers first detected the delta variant on May 10, in wastewater from Branson. Linn County’s health administrator, Krista Neblock, told NBC News the vaccination rate and the presence of the delta variant are disconcerting. Neblock said the delta variant appears to be spreading much faster than previous variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that the variant is a "variant of concern."
Persons: we've, Marc Johnson, Johnson, Chung, Ho Lin, Linn, Krista Neblock, Neblock Organizations: COLUMBIA, NBC, University of Missouri, Missouri Department of Health, Senior Services, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Health, Nationwide, Disease Control, Prevention Locations: Mo, Missouri, India, Branson, Brookfield, Linn County
Mayor, Candidates Look to Lock In Votes A crowded field of Democratic contenders is crisscrossing the city in a race that is still very much up for grabs. Joshua Bryson, 55, said that he had not yet decided who to vote for but that he was considering Mr. Yang. In 2013, the last time there was an open election for mayor, New York City saw no candidate-specific super PACs. At least 14 individuals identified as billionaires by Forbes magazine have donated to mayoral-related super PACs. And three of the top six spenders on television, digital and radio advertising in the mayor’s race are super PACs.
Persons: Andrew Seng, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Eric Adams —, Adams, Garcia, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Brian Lehrer, Yang, ‘ We’re, hustling, ’ Yang, We’re, , Yang —, Joshua Bryson, , ” Mr, Bryson, Wiley, “ I’m, Eric Adams, James Estrin, Eric Adams’s, Andrew, Raymond J, McGuire, John Kaehny Organizations: N.Y.C, Democratic, The New York Times, New York City, MSNBC, CNN, Jamaica Center, WNYC, Fairway, New, Public, Brooklyn Museum, Mets, Citi Field, WABC, New York, New Yorker, Forbes, New York Times, Citigroup, Finance Locations: Jamaica, Queens, Brooklyn, Prospect, Lefferts, Sunset Park , Brooklyn, Manhattan, Yang, Flushing, Corona , Queens, Washington Heights, East Flatbush , Brooklyn, Starrett City , Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten, New York, Staten Island, New, New York City, Albany
The president's talks this week could mark a final push to find a compromise before Democrats try to pass a sprawling infrastructure plan on their own. Biden initially called to hike the corporate tax rate to 28% to pay for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Disagreements over how broad the proposal should be and how to pay for it threaten to trip up the bipartisan plan in the Senate. At least one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, has insisted on passing an infrastructure bill with Republican votes. It is unclear if he would back a separate reconciliation bill if Congress passes an initial infrastructure plan with bipartisan support.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Biden, Psaki, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Rob Portman, Ed Markey, Markey, Joe Manchin Organizations: White, Republicans, Biden, Democratic, GOP, White House, Senate, Press, Ohio Republican, Massachusetts, MSNBC, Congress, Republican, CNBC, YouTube Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, Washington, Vermont, Ohio, West Virginia
Those three were on the run from Hong Kong authorities at the time of their escape, with two of them charged and facing possible multiyear prison sentences. Ray, 25, a warehouse clerk, participated in dayslong standoffs between protesters and police at two Hong Kong universities in November of that year. They declined to disclose who organized the trip, citing fear of reprisals by Hong Kong authorities. She said the government would continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Hong Kong people in accordance with the law. They held up a black flag calling for Hong Kong’s freedom, lighted commemorative candles and snapped photos of themselves with others from Hong Kong.
Persons: Ray, Tommy, Kenny, Stephen Voss, ” Ray, , Hong, Taiwan’s, Samuel Chu, Antony Blinken, Mr, Blinken, Chu’s, Chu Yiu, Chu, Tommy’s, Ray’s, , Chao Deng, Joyu Wang Organizations: U.S . State Department, Wall Street, Hong, Police, Authorities, The Wall Street, Taiwan Affairs Office, Washington , D.C, State Department, MSNBC, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Tiananmen, , U.S, U.S ., Communist Party Locations: TAIPEI, South, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, China’s, Ray, standoffs, Virginia, Taiwanese, South China, Kaohsiung, New York’s Washington, Beijing, Dongsha, Washington ,, U.S, China, France, Washington , U.S, Zurich, New York, Tiananmen, Chao.Deng
Live Updates: Final Sunday of Campaigning in N.Y.C. Mayoral Primary
  + stars: | 2021-06-20 | by ( Emma G. Fitzsimmons | ) sentiment -0.67   time to read: +2 min
New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, second from right, talks to supporters after a news conference on Tuesday, in Brooklyn, New York. She is trying to become New York City’s first Black female mayor and working to assemble a coalition of Black voters and progressives. Ms. Wiley speaks often about her biography as the daughter of a civil rights activist and how she attended a segregated public school as a child. Hawk Newsome, a co-founder of the group, said he was endorsing Ms. Wiley because she had made divesting from the police a consistent message in her campaign. Ms. Wiley wants to cut $1 billion a year from the police department’s $6 annual budget and to reduce the number of officers.
Persons: Maya Wiley, New York City’s, Wiley, Harlan Mandel, Kolot, Eric Adams, George Floyd, Hawk Newsome, Mr, Newsome, Adams, Bill de Blasio Organizations: MSNBC, New York, Black, Jewish Locations: York City, Brooklyn , New York, Harlem, Brooklyn, New, Park Slope, Greater New York, New York, Minneapolis
Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Thursday that the committee is considering a $6 trillion spending figure. There's no realistic chance that Democrats will finish the bill before the monthlong August recess. "We're just starting to meet now with committee chairs and the caucuses to get their input and putting it together," House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth, D-Ky., said in an interview. A group of five House Democrats is demanding debt stabilization measures, which the left rejects. In the meantime, Biden will have to decide whether to embrace or reject the bipartisan $579 billion infrastructure framework backed by 11 Republicans, who haven't released key details.
Persons: Bernie Sanders, Sen, Jon Tester, Joe Manchin, Joe Biden's, Sanders, We're, John Yarmuth, Yarmuth, Pramila Jayapal, Biden, haven't, Mitch McConnell, We've, Mitt Romney, Brian Schatz, Tester Organizations: Progressives, Moderate, Democratic, Republican, Senate, MSNBC, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Green New Deal, New, New Jersey Democrats, Republicans, White, GOP Locations: WASHINGTON, Ky, New York, New Jersey, R, Utah, Hawaii, China
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in Congress wrestled with what the new era of federal health care policy would look like after the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the latest existential challenge to Obamacare. "And now, we’re going to try to make it bigger and better — establish, once and for all, affordable health care as a basic right of every American citizen." "We will continue to work to lower health care costs by lowering the cost of prescription drugs," Pelosi told reporters. For now, there's no consensus among Republicans on what an alternative health care system should look like. Romney said that while he couldn't predict future lawsuits, any major health care changes in the near term would likely have to come from Congress.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Joe Biden's, Nancy Mace, Donald Trump, Mace, it's, Sen, Mitt Romney, Romney, there's, Jonathan Adler, Adler Organizations: WASHINGTON, Lawmakers, Affordable, Democratic, MSNBC, ACA, Case Western Reserve Locations: R, Utah
WASHINGTON — A Washington, D.C., police officer injured during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack said that he was snubbed by a Republican congressman who previously compared the riot to a “normal tourist visit." Fanone said he saw Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., in the elevator and extended his hand to the congressman — only to be rebuffed. “As the elevator doors opened, he ran as quickly as he could, like a coward,” Fanone told CNN about the interaction. Fanone said he was with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who also defended the Capitol on Jan. 6, when the encounter with Clyde occurred. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., a vocal critic of many of his GOP colleagues who support former President Donald Trump, tweeted Wednesday, “I just called Officer Fanone and confirmed this story.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Michael Fanone, CNN's Don Lemon, Fanone, Andrew Clyde, , , didn't, ” Fanone, Clyde, Harry Dunn, Eric Swalwell, Joy Reid, Swalwell, Adam Kinzinger, Donald Trump, Kinzinger, Matt Rosendale, Joe Biden's, ” Clyde Organizations: D.C, Capitol, Republican, Metropolitan Police, House Republicans, Metropolitan, CNN, Metropolitan Police Department, U.S . Capitol Police, Capitol Police, Clyde, Republicans, GOP, MSNBC, Staff, Montana Republican, Trump Locations: Washington, Montana, Clyde
(Reuters) - The eight leading candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor exchanged jabs on Wednesday over public safety, housing and homelessness at the final televised debate before Tuesday’s primary election. Adams piled on, calling Yang’s plan “Monopoly money.”Much of the debate’s early clashes focused on public safety, which has been the No. 1 issue during the campaign thanks to a spike in violent crime around the city. Adams, Yang and former sanitation chief Kathryn Garcia, considered more moderate candidates, have proposed beefing up the police department in response. Adams, Wiley, Garcia and Yang are widely seen as the top four candidates, based on public polling.
Persons: Tuesday’s, Eric Adams, Adams, Andrew Yang, Yang, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia, – Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales, Stringer –, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Garcia, Wiley Organizations: Reuters, Democratic, New York City, , MSNBC, Wiley, U.S, Representative Locations: Brooklyn
MSNBC employees are forming a union.
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( Michael M. Grynbaum | ) + 0.73   time to read: +1 min
Employees at MSNBC, the 24-hour cable news channel with a slate of prominent liberal anchors, informed the network’s management on Thursday that they planned to form a union representing about 315 workers including producers, bookers, writers, and fact checkers. The announcement is the latest example of a workers’ rights movement that has swept major media organizations, as print, digital and broadcast journalists seek to unionize amid a precarious outlook for their industry. Recently, employees at The Atlantic, The Daily News of New York and Insider, as well as tech workers at The New York Times have announced their intent to unionize. The MSNBC bargaining unit would be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East, which said that a clear majority of the network’s employees had signed a letter seeking voluntary recognition of a union. The Writers Guild represents many news and entertainment outlets, including ABC News and CBS News, whose involvement dates to the guild’s beginnings in 1954.
Persons: , , Andrew Joyce, Rachel Maddow Organizations: MSNBC, The, The Daily, The New York Times, Writers Guild of America, ABC News, CBS News Locations: New York, East
LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin knows Wednesday's summit with U.S. President Joe Biden will not be a friendly event, with Washington-Moscow relations at their lowest ebb since the Cold War. But Putin has likely achieved his main aim the minute he and Biden shake hands, some experts say. Nevertheless, Putin likely gave the interview with NBC News "to butter Joe Biden up ahead of these tough negotiations," according to Nixey at Chatham House. People walk under Russian and American flags on a bridge in Geneva prior to a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. "I think that is because reporters would have asked Biden, in front of Putin, whether he still thinks Putin is still a killer, as he did three months ago," Nixey said.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Putin, Biden, James Nixey, Denis Balibouse, Donald Trump, softballing Putin, White, Mark Galeotti, Nixey, niceties, Alexei Navalny, Navalny's, Sean Gallup, I've, Michael McFaul, Obama, McFaul, Germany that's, It's Organizations: Russia, Chatham House, Wednesday, U.S, NBC News, NBC, Biden, Mayak Intelligence, New, Russia’s Federal Security Service, America's, MSNBC, White Locations: Washington, Moscow, Canada, Italy, Russia, America, United States, Eurasia, Europe, London, U.S, Switzerland, Cointrin, Geneva, Swiss, China, Nixey, Chatham, New Yorker, America's Russia, Russian, Germany
There are few places on Earth that crowdsource law enforcement services from regular folks. That was demonstrated Friday night when an unruly Delta passenger was subdued by others on board. Federal law regulates domestic and international flights, as do some international treaties, such as the Tokyo Convention. The Tokyo Convention applies only to international flights. It was ruled a homicide, but federal law enforcement declined to prosecute.
Persons: Vigilantism, isn't, , We're Organizations: Police, The Federal Aviation Administration, U.S . Capitol, Tokyo Convention, Aviation, Transportation, Southwest Airlines Locations: Al Qaeda, Pennsylvania, Tokyo, U.S
And, after The New York Times dared to defend its editorial board member, former President Donald Trump’s acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, tweeted: “Dear God....the @nytimes justifies mocking the American flag because Donald Trump likes the American flag. It’s easy for some to dismiss such conflation of the American flag with racism as overwrought. When an unarmed young Jewish man rushed onstage, he was viciously beaten by attendees before police took him away. The American flag as a weapon, wielded against an American. Such hijacking of the American flag by people who rightly evoke our disgust should make clear that it’s a mistake to treat the flag as a sacrosanct object.
Persons: Woodrow Wilson, Mara Gay’s, , Gay, Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Richard Grenell, Donald Trump, ” Gay hadn’t, , Hitler, George Washington, It’s, Samuel Johnson, ” Johnson, Trump’s Organizations: New York Times, MSNBC, The New York Times, Nazi, Madison, German American Bund, “ Rangers, Detroit, of Christian America, Glory Locations: America, West, Nazi Germany, Poland, Madison Square, Boston, Charlottesville , Virginia, British
"Look, such decisions in this country are not made by the president," Putin said. Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in March 2011. Asked what he thought of Biden, Putin said he was a professional and suggested that he could work with him. Then President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. "You are presenting it as dissent and intolerance towards dissent in Russia," Putin said.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, Putin, Putin's, Joe Biden, Navalny, Biden, cybercrime, Donald Trump, Alexei Druzhinin, Kevin Lamarque, Trump, I'm, Mike Pence, Ashli Babbitt, Babbitt, Nancy Pelosi's, Trevor Reed, Paul Whelan, Antony Blinken, Reed, Whelan, , Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander Natruskin, Keir Simmons, Matt Bodner, Tatyana Chistikova, Yuliya Talmazan, Laura Saravia, Corky Siemaszko Organizations: NBC News, Kremlin, NBC Nightly, MSNBC, U.S, Sunday, NBC, ., Washington, Capitol, Trump, Post, Biden's, Capitol Police, Air Force, FBI, Russian, Marines, Russia, International, NATO Locations: MOSCOW, Geneva, Russia, Crimea, Moscow, U.S, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Washington, China, Helsinki, Iran, Tehran, Iraq, Michigan, Belarus, Minsk, Ukrainian, Russian, Alaska, London, New York City
Putin in an NBC News interview wouldn't guarantee Navalny will leave prison alive. Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC News would not guarantee his most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, would leave prison alive. NBC News' Keir Simmons asked Putin if he was willing to "personally ensure that Alexei Navalny will leave prison alive?" Putin said that Navalny will not be treated differently than other people in the Russian prison system. Nobody should be given any kind of special treatment," Putin said of Navalny.
Persons: Putin, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, Keir Simmons, They're, Navalny, Leonid Volkov, Volkov, Simmons, Joe Biden, he's, Washington —, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Alexei Navalny's, Dimitar Dilkoff, Novichok, Navalny's, There's Organizations: NBC, MSNBC, Putin, Kremlin, White, CNN, Saturday, Biden, Germany — Locations: Russia, Geneva, Russian, Soviet, Siberia, Germany, Moscow
Families seek Americans' release ahead of Biden-Putin summit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Washington has protested the detention of both Trevor Reed and Paul Whelan, and repeatedly demanded their release. read moreAsked if he would consider a prisoner swap, Putin told NBC News in an interview that aired on Monday: "Yes, yes of course." Blinken added that he has urged his own Russian counterpart to release Whelan and Reed, telling MSNBC: "Their arbitrary, unlawful detention needs to end. David Whelan told NBC he was conflicted about a potential exchange, saying his brother was innocent. "We'd rather see the door just open and him come out rather than some sort of negotiated release of Russian convicts," he said.
Persons: Marine Trevor Reed, Tatyana Makeyeva, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Trevor Reed, Paul Whelan, Whelan, Reed, Putin, Washington, Antony Blinken, Biden, Blinken, David Whelan, Joey, Paula Reed, Weeks, Jen Psaki Organizations: U.S, Marine, REUTERS, Marines, NBC News, Sunday, MSNBC, NBC, CNN, Reuters, White, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Russia, Wednesday's, U.S, Washington, United States
Congress to probe 'rogue' actions of Trump's Justice Dept
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Susan Cornwell | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday vowed to probe the “rogue” actions of the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers. The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump’s personal and political interests ahead of the law. “The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump, understand that, in so many respects. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc for data on Schiff and Swalwell. Senator Susan Collins, one of that chamber’s most moderate Republicans, said on Sunday that she supported the Justice Department’s internal probe.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Andrew Kelly, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, William Barr, Jeff Sessions, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, CNN’s, , Chuck Schumer, Barr, ” Schumer, , Joe Biden, “ Trump, “ I’ve, ” Biden, Pelosi, Michael Horowitz, Pelosi sidestepped, Schiff, Apple, Donald McGahn, McGahn, Robert Mueller’s, ” Schiff, Susan Collins, Merrick Garland, Garland Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Congress, Justice Department, Democratic, United States Department of Justice, Washington , D.C, REUTERS, Department, Union, Senate, Sessions, White, Seven, Trump DOJ, New York Times, Trump -, Apple Inc, Times, Reuters, White House, MSNBC, Justice, CBS, CNN, Washington Post Locations: Washington ,, CNN’s “ State, New York, Britain, U.S
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