Comey testifies he was concerned Trump ‘might lie’; British Conservatives lose majority after snap election

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, June 9.

James Comey testified before a Senate committee, accusing President Donald Trump and his administration of lying about the former FBI director’s firing, saying he was concerned Trump “might lie” about one of their conversations and admitting to leaking information about his meetings with Trump to the media in hopes it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the president and possible connections to Russia.
(The Washington Post)

Britain’s snap election, which Prime Minister Theresa May hoped would solidify her support ahead of Britain’s exit from the E.U., resulted in a hung Parliament, causing the Conservative Party to lose its majority and giving the Labour Party more power. May, however, will not step down as prime minister.
(The Washington Post)

Former Fairfax City Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne will be sentenced today for his involvement in a sex-for-drugs sting operation.
(The Washington Post)

Amazon Web Services will open an East Coast presence at One Dulles Tower in Herndon, bringing with it 1,500 new jobs to the region.
(WTOP)

Opioid deaths in Virginia rose from 800 in 2015 to an estimated 1,100 in 2016.
(WTOP)

African-American voters will play a key role in deciding the Democratic gubernatorial primary next week.
(The Washington Post)

The New Ag School in Loudoun County opened this week with a mission to offer training and strengthen agriculture business in the county.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

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