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Sen. Bob Casey: Mueller would be ‘mistaken’ to release final Russia report close to midterms

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Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., believes it would be a mistake for special counsel Robert Mueller to release his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election near the fall midterm elections.

Casey’s comments come after Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals last week and three groups with charges associated with interfering with the 2016 election. Mueller is also investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials.

“I don’t think we’ll know anywhere near the full story until [Mueller] issues his report,” Casey said in an interview with John Catsimatidis in New York. “I don’t know if that report will be in the spring or the summer.”

Casey cautioned that once it’s the summer and closer to the fall midterms, “I think it’s a mistake for him to release it late. I think you should wait until after [the election].”

Casey also touched on the Senate’s failed votes on immigration reform this past week.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected to indicate Casey is a Democrat.

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British holidaymakers given major boost as EU outlines plans to reopen borders

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BRITONS have been handed a major summer holidays boost after EU bosses announced plans to welcome them to the Continent this summer.

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Here’s what the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would do

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As he welcomed the guilty verdicts Tuesday against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, President Joe Biden pressed Congress to advance the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, named for the Black man Chauvin killed while kneeling on his neck.

The bill, approved by the Democratic-led House in March, has yet to receive a vote in the Senate, where 10 Republicans would be needed for passage.

“George Floyd was murdered almost a year ago,” Biden said in remarks Tuesday night at the White House. “It shouldn’t take a whole year to get this done.”

A jury convicted Chauvin of second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter, a development that Biden described as a “step forward” toward addressing systemic racism and police misconduct but “not enough.” Biden that when speaking with Floyd’s family he “assured them we’re going to continue to fight for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act so I can sign the law as quickly as possible.”

The bill aims to end certain police techniques, including chokeholds and carotid holds, two forms of potentially deadly force. Such practices would be banned at the federal level, and federal funding for local and state police agencies would be conditioned on those agencies outlawing them. The bill also seeks to improve police training and invest in community programs designed to improve policing and promote equitable new policies.

Other provisions in the bill would:

  • Prohibit racial, religious and discriminatory profiling by law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels and mandate training against such discriminatory profiling.

  • Require local and state police agencies to use existing federal funds to ensure the use of body cameras, require all federal uniformed officers to wear body cameras, and require all marked federal police vehicles to use dashboard cameras.

Several Republicans, including Sens. Tim Scott, of South Carolina and Rand Paul, of Kentucky, have offered alternate proposals to address police misconduct. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., the sponsor of the George Floyd bill, said after the House moved the legislation in March that she is confident the House and Senate can work toward a compromise.



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'Cowards!' Johnny Mercer breaks silence on Boris sacking as he launches explosive rant

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FORMER veterans minister Johnny Mercer has sensationally hit out at the Government after being sacked from his position yesterday evening.

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