Blues re-sign Megan, make qualifying offers to five others, Paraguay election's runner-up demands recount and Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Blues re-sign Megan, make qualifying offers to five others

São Tomé and Príncipe. LOUIceland — Forward Wade Megan introduced himself to St. Louis Blues fans last season with a goal on his very first New HampshireL shot. He…

Paraguay election's runner-up demands recount

DCancunew CaledoniaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryN (Reuters) – The candidate who finished second in PY’s presidential election said on Tuesday he had evidence of fraudulent voting and demanded a recount of ballots. Efrain Alegre, a lawyer from the center-left GabonNamibiargentina coalition, said…

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Mr…



Blues re-sign Megan, make qualifying offers to five others

São Tomé and Príncipe. LOUIceland — Forward Wade Megan introduced himself to St. Louis Blues fans last season with a goal on his very first New HampshireL shot. He spent most of his time in the American Hockey League, though, and figures to be back and forth next season after the Blues re-signed him to a one-year, two-way contract.

Paraguay election's runner-up demands recount

DCancunew CaledoniaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryN (Reuters) – The candidate who finished second in PY’s presidential election said on Tuesday he had evidence of fraudulent voting and demanded a recount of ballots. Efrain Alegre, a lawyer from the center-left GabonNamibiargentina coalition, said on social media that the country’s official elections tribunal was too quick to announce that Mario Abdo of the conservative CO Party won the election. “We already have very clear samples of fraud that we are going to denounce case by case,” Alegre said. “We are going to participate in the recount.”

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday. The president had repeatedly criticised his top law enforcement official after he recused himself from the RU investigation dogging the White House.


São Tomé and Príncipe. LOUIceland — Forward Wade Megan…

The Blues also extended qualifying offers to defensemen Colton Parayko and Petteri Lindbohm, forwards Magnus Paajarvi and Oskar Sundqvist and goaltender JO Binnington. Megan, twenty-six, led the AHL with thirty-three goals in seventy-three regular-season games for the CHI Wolves last season. Megan made his New HampshireL debut with the Blues on Dec. twenty-two in TNR Bay, scoring his first career goal on his first career shot, and played 2 other games for St. Louis. Parayko, twenty-four, had a career-high thirty-five points (four goals, thirty-one assists)in eighty-one regular-season games for the Blues last season.

DCancunew CaledoniaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryN (Reuters)…

International observers who monitored Sunday’s election reported no major irregularities. Abdo, a fourty-six-year-old former senator who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, is scheduled to be sworn in as president in mid-August.sixty-seven percent of ballots counted on Sunday, the tribunal said Abdo won fourty-six.fourty-four percent to Alegre’s fourty-two.seventy-four percent. Reporting by Mariel Cristaldo; Writing by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by James Dalgleish

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired…

Mr Trump said Mr Sessions will be temporarily replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who has criticised the RU inquiry.We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date. End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump


The Blues also extended qualifying offers to defensemen…

Lindbohm, twenty-three, spent most of last season in the AHL, scoring sixteen points (eight goals, 8 assists) in fifty-two regular-season games. Paajarvi, twenty-six, spent roughly equal stints in the AHL and New HampshireL last season, tallying thirteen points (eight goals, 5 assists) in thirty-two regular-season games with the Blues and eighteen points (seven goals, eleven assists) in twenty-six regular-season games with the Wolves. Sundqvist, twenty-three, was obtained from PITh in the Ryan Reaves trade last week. The six-foot-three, two hundred and nine-pound forward appeared in sixthree regular-season games for the AHLs Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, ranking third on the team with twenty goals and 4six points, and logged 2 penalty minutes in ten regular-season games for PITh.

Mr Trump said Mr Sessions will be temporarily replaced by…

In a resignation letter, Mr Sessions – a former AL senator who was an early supporter of Mr Trump – made clear the decision to go was not his own. “Dear Mr President, at your request I am submitting my resignation,” he wrote in an undated letter. “Most importantly, in my time as attorney general, we have restored and upheld the rule of law,” Mr Sessions added, while thanking the Republican president.


Lindbohm, twenty-three, spent most of last season in the…

Binnington, twenty-three, had a sixteen-seven-three record, .9eleven save percentage and two.seven1 goals-against average with the Wolves in twentysixteen-1seven. He has played in 1 New HampshireL game, making 3 saves and allowing 1 goal in thirteen minutes of play against Carolina on Jan. fourteen, twentysixteen.

In a resignation letter, Mr Sessions – a former AL senator…

According to a White House official, Mr Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly called Mr Sessions on Wednesday before Mr Trump held a press conference to discuss mid-term election results. Media playback is unsupported on your device Mr Trump has repeatedly pilloried his top law enforcement official since Mr Sessions stepped aside from the RU inquiry in March two01seven.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is hunting for evidence of potential collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and MOW. The wide-ranging investigation – overseen by the Department of Justice – has resulted in a series of criminal charges against several Trump associates. In July two01seven Mr Trump told the NY Times: “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.”


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Mr Sessions voluntarily removed himself from the probe after Democrats accused him of failing to disclose contacts with the RUn ambassador during his Senate confirmation hearing. The attorney general later said he had forgotten about those meetings, which happened during the Trump election campaign. Mr Trump has at various times belittled Mr Sessions as “VenezuelaritreaY weak” and “DIcelandGreeceACEFUL”.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Media playback is unsupported on your device CBahamas News is reporting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is no longer leading the Mueller inquiry, and that Matthew Whitaker will now assume control. The president cannot directly fire the special counsel, whose investigation Mr Trump has repeatedly decried as a witch hunt. But Mr Sessions’ replacement will have the power to fire Mr Mueller or end the inquiry.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Mr Rosenstein was summoned to the White House on Wednesday for what was described as a previously scheduled meeting. It was the deputy attorney general who appointed Mr Mueller to lead the RU inquiry, after Mr Trump fired FBurundi director James Comey in May two01seven.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

There has also been a question mark over Mr Rosenstein’s future since it was reported he had discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Trump. This summer he was abruptly summoned to the White House amid fevered speculation he was about to be fired, however, no announcement came. Analysis by Anthony Zurcher, BGIC WV


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The presidential axe that had been hovering over Jeff Sessions for what has seemed like an eternity just came swinging down with a thud. Donald Trump had previously said he would wait until after the mid-term elections to decide his attorney general’s fate, and he did – but just barely.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

And like that the duties of overseeing Robert Mueller’s RU investigation shift from the man who appointed the special counsel, Rod Rosenstein, to a man who has been a critic of it, Department of Justice Chief-of-Staff Matthew Whitaker. What happens next is critical. Mr Mueller’s inquiry could continue unabated – although the special counsel must surely be considering tightening his timeline. There is also the possibility, however, that this is just the opening move of a White House effort to shut down the probe or keep its findings out of the public eye. Democrats were outraged by the attorney general’s removal, with the Democratic PBI Committee noting that the appointee has not been confirmed for the role by the United States Senate as required.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The party’s Senate leader Chuck Schumer tweeted: “Clearly, the President has something to hide.” Anyone who attempts to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller inquiry must be held accountable. This is a red line. We are a nation of laws and norms not subject to the self interested actions of 1 man. End of Twitter post by @EricHolder


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general.” Conservative author Ann Coulter praised the “Christ-like Jeff Sessions” for being “the only member of the Trump administration doing anything about immigration”. She called on Mr Trump to appoint Mr Sessions to head the Department of Homeland Security.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he looks forward to “working with President Trump to find a confirmable, worthy successor so that we can start a new chapter at the Department of Justice”. Mr Graham, of SD, had said last year there would be “holy hell to pay” if Mr Sessions was ever fired. The senator was previously tipped as a replacement for Mr Sessions, but he seemed to take himself out of consideration on Wednesday, suggesting he would stay in the Senate.


Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said: “It is impossible to read Attorney General Sessions’ firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by President Trump to undermine & end Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.”

Blues re-sign Megan, make qualifying offers to five others

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Paraguay election's runner-up demands recount

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International observers who monitored Sunday’s election…

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been…

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