The president celebrated via Twitter the ouster of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who had been probing connections between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, as “A great day for Democracy.” McCabe said his dismissal was a deliberate effort to slander him and part of an “ongoing war” against the FBI and the Russia probe being led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
McCabe was fired roughly a day before he was set to retire. With 20 years of law enforcement service under his belt, he could take a federal job for a day to get his full retirement benefits, a former government official said.
A historic NCAA basketball upset over No. 1 seed Virginia put a national spotlight on the University of Maryland Baltimore County, its president — and the school’s social-media manager, who responded with sweep, soul and snark.
A controversial warrant used in five states allows police to temporarily confiscate guns from law-abiding — but at-risk — owners. It represents the latest piecemeal attempt to prevent gun violence in the U.S.
Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s visit to New Hampshire has stoked speculation of an intraparty battle. Variables such as the midterms and the special counsel’s investigation could determine whether Flake, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Mitt Romney or another challenger comes forward.
“I am here to talk about your future, our future, the future of this country,” Flynn told a California Republican women’s group. And yet, President Trump’s former national security adviser kept alluding vaguely to the past.
Three bodies were in the two flattened cars. The death toll, now at six, could rise. Of the eight vehicles caught beneath the 950-ton bridge, six were trapped entirely, with four being “very difficult to extract.”