US Justice Department appoints Ex-FBI director to oversee Russia probe

US Justice Department appoints Ex-FBI director to oversee Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to the position in a letter obtained by CNN. Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from any involvement in the Russia investigation due to his role as a prominent campaign adviser and surrogate. As special counsel, Mueller is “authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters,” according to the Justice Department order Rosenstein signed. Mueller’s appointment aims to quell the wave of criticism that Trump and his administration have faced since Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last…

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Former FBI director appointed to oversee Russia probe

Former FBI director appointed to oversee Russia probe

Updated May 18, 2017 08:15:29 The United States Justice Department has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to oversee an investigation into Russia’s influence on last year’s presidential election. The appointment came amid a growing Democratic outcry for someone outside the Justice Department to handle the politically-charged investigation. It followed the revelation yesterday that fired FBI director James Comey had written in a memo that US President Donald Trump, in a February meeting in the Oval Office, had asked him to end an investigation into former national…

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Max Verstappen: Teen sensation fueled by adrenalin

Max Verstappen: Teen sensation fueled by adrenalin

While those things are important for a natural-born competitor like Max Verstappen, the Dutch teenager’s love for F1 racing cuts much deeper. “I grew up going to race rings and I really enjoyed it,” says the son of former F1 racer Jos Verstappen and go-karting mum Sophie Kumpen. “The smell of fuel, driving on the limit on the edge of sliding, it just gives you a lot of adrenaline. “That’s what I enjoy, always driving on the limit of what you can do,” Verstappen added in an interview Verstappen became…

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Bob Katter takes on Chanel over $2000 boomerang

Bob Katter takes on Chanel over $2000 boomerang

Updated May 17, 2017 22:27:04 Bob Katter has taken French fashion label Chanel to task for appropriating Aboriginal culture with its sale of an almost $2000 boomerang, and renewed his calls for the Australian Government to better protect Indigenous artists. Chanel’s black “wood and resin” boomerang — priced at $1,930 — has been the subject of heavy condemnation on social media. Mr Katter, who is the federal member for Kennedy, said it was unacceptable the item was “being sold as a highly valuable item when it remains to be seen…

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First look at Blunt’s Sydney video

First look at Blunt’s Sydney video

TWITTER court jester and pop superstar James Blunt is back to brooding in the music video for his latest single Don’t Give Me Those Eyes. Between scenes for the shoot at a Sydney mansion above Warriewood beach on his recent Australian visit, Blunt joked his view was more pleasurable to contemplate than his guilt-ridden lyrics. media_cameraJames Blunt with Sydney model Georgia McGlennon on the set of his music video. Picture: Stephen CooperHe did crack a smile in one scene opposite his video love interest, local model Georgia McGlennon. “Some of…

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