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Trump unleashes furious tirade at reporter after being asked about indictment: ‘You’re at the top of the list!’

Trump unleashes furious tirade at reporter after being asked about indictment: ‘You’re at the top of the list!’Donald Trump has furiously berated two journalists for asking about the possibility of him being indicted after leaving office, labelling them as purveyors of ”fake news”.The president was speaking to a group of reporters following Robert Mueller‘s closely watched testimony before two congressional committees on Wednesday.During the session the former special counsel confirmed that Mr Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice once he left office.“Could you charge the president with a crime after he left office?” Ken Buck, a Republican congressman, asked Mr Mueller.“Yes,” the former special counsel said in reply.“You believe that you could charge the president of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?”“Yes,” Mr Mueller said again.But the president insisted that Mr Mueller had corrected his answer, in an angry tirade at political journalists later in the day.“When you saw Robert Mueller’s statement, the earlier statement and then he did a recap, he did a correction later on in the afternoon,” he said when Hallie Jackson, a journalist at NBC News, asked him about the possibility of an indictment.“And you know what that correction was and you still asked the question, you know why? Because you’re fake news and you’re one of the worst.“And let me just tell you – the fact that you even asked that question, you’re fake news because you know what, he totally corrected himself in the afternoon and you know that just as well as anybody.”The president appeared to be confusing Mr Mueller’s response to Ken Buck with his separate answer to Ted Lieu. During the first hearing Mr Lieu asked if the special counsel had not indicted Mr Trump because of an Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo, which argues that you cannot indict a sitting president.The OLC is an agency which operates within the US justice department.Mr Lieu asked: “I’d like to ask you the reason, again, that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of OLC opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?”“That is correct,” Robert Mueller said.But the 74-year-old clarified his remarks later in the day.“(W)hat I want to clarify is we did not make any determination with regard of culpability in any way. We did not start that process down the road,” he said at the beginning of his appearance before the House Intelligence Committee.Mr Mueller did not correct his answer to Mr Buck, but the president repeatedly insisted that he had in later exchanges with reporters.“He didn’t say that,” Mr Trump said to a second journalist who asked him about the indictment remarks.“Again, you’re fake news and you’re right at the top of the list also.“Let me just tell you…read his correction. Read his correction! If you read his correction you’ll find out. That’s why people don’t deal with you, because you’re not an honest reporter.”Yamiche Alcindor, PBS White House correspondent, said the president had also lashed out at her.“I quoted Robert Mueller directly to President Trump and he replied that I was being “untruthful” in my question. He was totally wrong,” she said on Twitter.Despite Mr Mueller’s testimony there is little sign Democrats will start impeachment proceedings against the president, although Representative Lori Trahan joined 90 others calling for an impeachment inquiry.Nancy Pelosi, the house speaker, opposes moving forward on impeachment for now. She said Democrats wanted to assemble the strongest case possible, focusing her remarks on Trump’s personal finances and his business connections.“One of those connections could be to the Russians and that’s what we want to find out,” she said.Members of Congress are expected to leave Washington at the end of the week for a long summer break, returning in September.Additional reporting by agencies



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Trump Unleashes Furious Twitter Attack Ahead Of Mueller’s Testimony

Trump Unleashes Furious Twitter Attack Ahead Of Mueller’s TestimonyPresident Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of angry tweets Wednesday ahead of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of Congress.“Why didn’t Robert Mueller [and] his band of 18 Angry Democrats spend any time investigating Crooked Hillary Clinton, Lyin’ [and] Leakin’ James Comey, Lisa Page and her Psycho lover, Peter S, Andy McCabe, the beautiful Ohr family, Fusion GPS, and many more, including HIMSELF [and] Andrew W?” Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter.Trump also claimed Mueller denied reports that the president turned him down for the role of FBI director the day before Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in 2017.“It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel. Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the interview, including the Vice President of the United States!” Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter.Trump also expressed displeasure with Mueller’s request that Aaron Zebley, his deputy during the probe, be sworn in as a witness in order to address any questions that he is not able to answer. Several Republicans were also not happy with the possibility of Zebley’s inclusion.



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With Acosta in crosshairs, Trump unleashes tweet barrage at everything else he can think of

With Acosta in crosshairs, Trump unleashes tweet barrage at everything else he can think ofThe president published a multi-tweet rant on a host of unrelated subjects that seemed intended to shift attention away from the controversy surrounded his embattled labor secretary.



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On brink of Syria defeat, Islamic State unleashes car bombs

On brink of Syria defeat, Islamic State unleashes car bombsCapturing the village in eastern Syria will be a milestone in international efforts to roll back the jihadists, whose self-styled “caliphate” covered roughly one third of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014. The SDF had said it expected a “decisive battle” on Sunday after advancing gradually for 18 hours to avoid land mines sown by Islamic State (IS), whose fighters are also using underground tunnels to stage ambushes and then disappear. By midday, however, there was no sign of the battle being over, and a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition supporting the SDF said the pace of the advance had ebbed.



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On a crucial day in Russia probe, Trump unleashes Twitter fury at the world

On a crucial day in Russia probe, Trump unleashes Twitter fury at the worldPresident Trump on Friday unleashed his Twitter fury at Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation hours before new memos from the special counsel's office were due to be filed.



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Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear spray

Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear sprayDozens of Amazon workers have been taken to hospital after a robot tore a can of bear repellent spray, discharging fumes inside a warehouse. Employees at Amazon’s Robbinsville Township warehouse reported trouble breathing and burning sensations in their eyes and throats, a spokesperson for the township told CNN. First responders arrived at the facility on Wednesday after receiving a 911 call saying 54 workers were experiencing symptoms.



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In Searing Interview, James Comey Unleashes Against 'Morally Unfit' Trump

In Searing Interview, James Comey Unleashes Against 'Morally Unfit' TrumpFormer FBI Director James Comey gave a no-holds-barred interview on Sunday



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Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash columnJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.



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Indonesia’s Sinabung Volcano Unleashes a Towering Ash Column

Indonesia’s Sinabung Volcano Unleashes a Towering Ash ColumnThere were no fatalities or injuries



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U.S. unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan

U.S. unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in AfghanistanBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said. President Donald Trump touted the bombing as evidence of a more muscular U.S. foreign policy since he took office in January after eight years of President Barack Obama.



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