Steve Scalise readmitted to intensive care
Due to new concerns for infection.
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Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was critically shot on June 14, was originally moved out of the ICU on June 23. Now he's back in the ICU, according to a statement released by his office late Wednesday:
"Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6."
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Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama who was removed from power by an invasion from his former U.S. allies in 1989, is dead. He was 83.
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Alicia Acuna, a reporter for Fox News who was in the room with GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte when he allegedly assaulted reporter Ben Jacobs last evening, says she witnessed the candidate grab the reporter "by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground ... then began punching..."
In a statement late last night, Gallatin County Sheriff's office announced they'd issued a citation to Gianforte for misdemeanor assault, saying the injuries suffered by Jacobs did not warrant felony assault. Gianforte is due to appear before court on June 7.
Get up to speed on the full incident, including audio and the competing statements, here.
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President Trump has commented on the terror attack on Manchester, which left at least 22 dead and around 50 injured. From his remarks at a pool spray in Bethlehem, where he's meeting and speaking with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas:
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The Associated Press is reporting that Michael Flynn, the former general fired from his National Security Advisor role by President Trump for lying about his contacts with Russians, will decline a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Background on the subpoena, here.
Carolyn Kaster / AP
Fired FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session that will be scheduled after Memorial Day.
Chairman Richard Burr:
Vice Chairman Mark Warner:
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Here's a heck of a scoop from the NYT's Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman and Matthew Rosenberg, who report that Trump told the Russians in his Oval Office meeting earlier this month that getting rid of James Comey eased "great pressure" on him.
"I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job... I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off. ... I'm not under investigation." — President Trump, to Russian officials in the Oval Office
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The quote you'll want from Rod Rosenstein's remarks to the House and Senate on his memo:
Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik, Kremlin Pool via AP
Trump campaign officials engaged in more contacts with Russians and Kremlin-affiliated individuals than have previously been disclosed, according to a new Reuters report that cites "current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges."
Why it matters: "The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators..."
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From deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, on his decision to name Robert Mueller the Special Counsel on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: