Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it’s essential that the special counsel investigating Russian election interference and possible connections to the Trump campaign be allowed to complete his work. Collins issued a written statement Monday saying that it would “devastating” if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is impeded. “He is a person of great experience and impeccable integrity, whose appointment was praised by both sides of the aisle.
Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King is questioning the timing of the abrupt ouster of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, describing it as mean-spirited. King, appearing on the CBS public affairs show Face the Nation, also says the Trump administration’s continued attempts to discredit the independent probe into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election could create a constitutional crisis.
The field of gubernatorial candidates affiliated with Maine’s two largest political parties has shrunk from 24 to 12. Seven Democrats and five Republicans met the Thursday’s deadline to submit 2,000 petition signatures needed to qualify for the June primary ballot. Independent candidates, who will not appear on the primary ballot, have until June 1 to submit 4,000 signatures.
@newsgirl70 I don’t think the Maine media is excited about this as a news story given that some aren’t even reporting it and those that are — or most of them — are largely treating it as the weird encounter that is was.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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