Senators then asked Director Comey why he chose to go public with the investigation of Hillary Clinton but not the investigation of whether Donald Trump or his associates had inappropriate contact with Russian agents. Clinton will act as the connector, said one source, bringing donors to these groups and helping raise money for them, too. Comey said Wednesday that he welcomes the internal inquiry.
Ellison added that the circumstances around Comey's exit, coming as the FBI investigates ties between Russian Federation and President Trump's campaign, raise questions about his replacement's credibility. Comey's termination was announced Tuesday. The bureau said of almost 50,000 emails on Weiner's computer that were pertinent to the Clinton investigation, it found that only two with classified information were forwarded manually by Abedin and 10 were sent via the backup process.
November 6: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted. July 7, 2016: Comey vigorously defends the decision not to prosecute Clinton over her use of a private email server as secretary of state. Before Comey confessed last week that he felt "mildly nauseous" at the thought that he might have tipped the election outcome.
Trump has also strained the relationship with USA ally, South Korea after claiming that he plans to fix the "horrible" bilateral trade deal between the two countries and that he would also make them pay $1 billion for the THAAD missile defense system.
But Buckingham Palace stressed he may decide to attend certain events from time to time. The announcement came after members of the royal staff were summoned to a meeting on Thursday in London , a development that touched off alarms about the health of the queen and her husband.
Mr. Trump's decision to wait until later this month to render an official verdict comes as a blow to advocates of withdrawing from the climate change accord, since the G-7 summit in Italy will allow advocates of the agreement to press the president not to withdraw.
Clinton said her campaign was on track to win the election until Comey sent the letter to Congress on october 28. Trump tweeted on May 2, ahead of Comey's testimony last week before a Senate committee. "Why did it happen today?" But it had become increasingly clear that Comey had set his sights on the issue of Russia's election meddling, which has stalked Trump's presidency since he took office.
Hamas, which controls Gaza , recently published a new, more pragmatic political programme to end the isolation groups, which the West consider a terrorist organization. An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade has largely sealed Gaza since 2007. "We see Hamas continuing to invest all of its resources not just in preparing for war with Israel, but also in educating the children of Gaza to want to destroy Israel".
The most pressing one is why it took 18 days for Flynn to be let go, after the White House was told he was compromised. From there, she worked her way up to deputy attorney general at the Justice Department led by Loretta Lynch. The post Yates" Senate testimony on "compromised' Flynn returns Russian Federation probe to the spotlight appeared first on PBS NewsHour . But Trump stunned Obama advisers with his March 4 tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping his NY skyscraper during the ...
Those stops were announced earlier this year. The aim, one senior administration official said, was to reverse a trend "of America's disengagement from the world and some of its biggest problems". Senior sources told Reuters that Mr Trump was expected to meet the Pope on May 24. Francis has spoken of the need for bridges between nations, not the walls that Trump has called for.
John McDonnell said the party had to be more "effective" after it lost almost 400 council seats, won only two out of six of the new metro mayor posts and came third in Scotland, where it lost control of Glasgow council. "That is why I'm not taking anything for granted", she said. Liberal Democrats had a mixed election. A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said the results proved it was the only party capable of challenging the SNP across Scotland in the general election.
The White House also confirmed that former president Barack Obama advised Trump against hiring Flynn, less than 48 hours after the November 2016 election . White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday defended the administration's decision to wait almost three weeks to dismiss former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after the Justice Department warned he could be susceptible to Russian blackmail.
In a signed letter, Trump informed Comey that he was "hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately", explaining that he reached the conclusion that Comey is "not able to effectively lead the bureau". But Comey's decision to thrust himself repeatedly into the 2016 election, put him at odds with the FBI's general decision to stay away from the political spotlight.
Party, who has never held elected office, will be France's youngest president at the age of 39. Public television commented on the "importance" of Macron's victory but also pointed to the high abstention rate. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Macron on Twitter . "A victory over the scaremongers", said ARD national television.
Comey replied: "There's no Anthony Weiner statute". "We didn't say a word about it until months into it, and then the only thing we've confirmed so far about this is the same thing with the Clinton investigation: that we are investigating, and I would expect we're not gonna say another peep about it until we're done".
A 2 percent so-called Temporary Budget Repair Levy paid on incomes exceeding AU$180,000 ($133,000) over three years ends in July. "To support growth we choose to invest in building Australia, rail by rail, runway by runway and road by road", Mr Morrison said.
Netanyahu's statement marks the third time in less than a year that Israel has reacted to United Nations resolutions it deems biased against it by announcing the slashing of its payments to the body. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the declaration, saying it denies the Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem by presenting Israel as an occupying power there.
In the state, the health department will strengthen Red Cross society. Amritsar, May 8Bhavan's SL Public School celebrated the World Red Cross Day with the District Red Cross, Amritsar, today. In the next three months, IRCS branches will be opened in all the districts of Rajasthan and more people will be motivated to join it, he said. Earlier the programme was chaired by honorary secretary, ICRS Mon District Branch, Nyamto Wangsha and relief distribution to handicap was handed over by ...
The victim has filed a writ petition before the local court Jammu seeking registering of case under different sections of Ranbir Penal Code against four accused including her employer, the SHO, head constable and a woman cop. The applicant was not in a position to stand or walk. "For all these days the accused kept the applicant without food and water besides beating her everyday".
Trump will now wait until the G7 to make a decision, the White House said on Tuesday. "It's a sign that the president wants to continue to meet with his team ... "That's the short answer to the issue about the United States". Trump's decision won't be easy. In just more than 100 days in office, the realities of policy-making in the White House seem to have tempered some of Trump's rhetoric, at least when it comes to global relations.
President Donald Trump will meet Pope Francis during a visit to the Vatican later this month. Trump will also meet with Abbas "to discuss ways to advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, as well as efforts to unlock the potential of the Palestinian economy", Spicer said .
While Liaoning took nearly 15 years to be commissioned, the construction for the latest aircraft carrier began only in 2015. The conventionally powered aircraft carrier would be the second for China after the Liaoning , a remodeled former Soviet Union vessel that went into service in 2012 for crew training and studies.
According to International Monetary Fund report, Nigeria's, real GDP is expected to grow at 0.8 per cent in 2017 and 1.9 per cent by 2018. The IMF predicted a slight slowdown for China, with a growth rate of 6.6 per cent for 2017 and 6.2 per cent for 2018, owing to a slack in the real estate market and lower increases in salaries and consumption.
The Oversight Committee also released documents on Wednesday showing that the Pentagon warned Mr Flynn not to take foreign government payments without approval. "I don't understand why the White house is covering up for Michael Flynn ", Cummings said Thursday. Chaffetz also asked the Army to say why it hasn't already made a determination as to the legality of Flynn's payments from RT given that they have been widely reported for at least two years.
Kurdish officials describe the United States troop movement as "buffer" between them and Turkey. By launching air strikes against Syrian Kurdish fighters and threatening more action, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to send a tough message to Donald Trump in the hope of bringing about a major U-turn in US Syria policy.
Trump said he has always heard that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was the "toughest deal" to close. "We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians", Trump said. "As far as a permanent solution, we believe that this is possible and able to be resolved", Abbas said. But while Trump spoke broadly about his desires for a peace deal and some of the barriers to a deal, Abbas drilled down on the specific complaints and demands of Palestinians.
Messi scored twice to take his tally to 51 goals in all competitions but it was Neymar , with 10 league goals and 10 assists this campaign, who stole the show. "We played a good game today". Saul Niguez scored the only goal of the game as he hit a 69th minute victor to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at home to Eibar .
Such appeals have spurred speculation over whether China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, will emerge as a leader in the fight against climate change while the United States takes a backseat. The United States is the world's no. 2 carbon polluter, after China. The divide within the White House is between those, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who would have the US revise its commitment downward, and those like EPA administrator ...
Singapore had no diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, so relations were already minimal - and the authorities would not tolerate North Korea using the country for illicit financial transactions, he said. "We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed", Tillerson said, in remarks that critics said invited a military confrontation.
Mohammed Rasheed, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group based in Hama, confirmed that fighting had broken out after midnight, Reuters indicated. In the tangled mess that constitutes Syria's battlefields there is much that can go wrong with the plan, which emerged from a summit in Kazakhstan.
A convoy of Turkish military vehicles has relocated to a base near the Syrian border as tensions with USA -backed Kurdish militants escalate. It should be mentioned that in the morning, April 25 the Turkish Air Force struck the positions of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Karachok mountain region in north-eastern Syria.
Constitution. prohibits receipt of consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria, or salary by all retired military personnel, officer and enlisted, regular and reserve, from a foreign government unless congressional consent is first obtained", the letter reads.
Labelled a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, Hamas on Monday revised its charter to reflect a slightly more moderate stance, without however recognising Israel . Haniya climbed the ranks within the movement as a close aide and assistant of Hamas' cofounder, the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, in 1997. In recent weeks, Abbas has threatened to exert financial pressure, including cutting wage payments and aid to Gaza , as a way of forcing Hamas to cede ground.
Some 50 survivors have been rescued and taken to Pozzallo, Sicily. The dinghy started deflating at one end, the passengers shifted their positions in the boat and the craft capsized. IOM spokesman Joel Millman feared the better weather is kicking off the Mediterranean's traditional summer migration surge. Spanish officials say that about 300 migrants have tried to scramble across the six-meter border fence separating the north African enclave city Melilla from Morocco with many throwing ...
It failed to break through against the Conservatives in southwest England but in some General Election target seats, such as Eastleigh and Wells, it made gains. The party even lost control of the city council in Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city and once the staunchest of Labour strongholds. Labour must come out fighting after its "terrible" local election results , one of Jeremy Corbyn's closes allies insisted today.
While damage was reported , there were no immediate casualty reports. Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.
A Navy SEAL was killed Thursday in Somalia while accompanying Somali National Army soldiers on a raid targeting a remote al-Shabab compound just outside Mogadishu , U.S. In March, President Donald Trump granted extended powers to the US military to conduct air strikes in Somalia, adding onto Obama's war efforts in the region.
Almost 1,900 homes have already been flooded across the province of Quebec, with 126 towns and cities affected, according. The floods claimed at least one life in the province - Mike Gagnon, 37, whose auto ended up in the surging Ste-Anne River in the eastern Gaspe region.
We might focus on the fact that Republicans are rushing to pass it without having held a single hearing on it, without a score from the Congressional Budget Office that would tell us exactly what the effects would be, and before almost anyone has had a chance to even look at the bill's actual text - all this despite the fact that they are remaking one-sixth of the American economy and affecting all of our lives (and despite their long and ridiculous claims that the Affordable Care Act was ...
The White House says President Donald Trump is sending a certified letter to Sen. Graham asked former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday whether he had concerns about Russian ties to Trump's business interests.
Anonymous delivers this unnerving forecast because of the recent collective actions of China, North Korea, Japan and the US, which they say allude to the "real story". The video touched on China reportedly telling its citizens living in North Korea to flee the country while tensions between the country and the United States rise.
The victories, fuelled by a collapse in the Ukip vote as anti-EU supporters flocked back to the Tories, mean Theresa May could see a substantial increase in House of Commons majority if repeated in June. It failed to break through against the Conservatives in southwest England but in some General Election target seats, such as Eastleigh and Wells, it made gains.
The White House said the search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director was beginning immediately. Former President Barack Obama appointed Comey to a 10-year term in 2013, but Trump had the prerogative of removing him from the job.
Julio Borges, president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, warned over the weekend that a constitutional convention would allow a push by Maduro toward a Cuban-style regime and was an attempt to fight fire with gasoline. On Monday evening, he called on Venezuelans to bang pots and pans in protest and to block streets across the country Tuesday morning.
The new document no longer defines Hamas as "the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood", perhaps an attempt at better relations with Egypt , which has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and imprisoned many of its leaders. Haniya was dismissed as PM by the president of the PA, Mahmoud Abbas, but he remained the de facto leader of the movement in the Gaza Strip. Hamas has frequently highlighted his modest background as a counterpoint to officials within president Mahmud Abbas's ...
He said that he looks forward to attending the upcoming forum in Beijing. In the world of diplomacy, an invitation to the White House is more than a friendly gesture. Kine claimed that with the invitation, Trump would be acting the interests of human rights since a complaint against Duterte has been filed at the International Criminal Court in which the Philippines leader is accused of mass murder.
At least 70 per cent of the 2,516 candidates in fray for the Delhi Municipal Elections, including 40 of the AAP and 92 of the Congress, lost their security deposit. Delhi BJP Unit Chief also lauded Mr. Modi's and Party Chief Amit Shah's leadership and policies for the victory. The AAP with 48 seats finished second, Congress with 29 seats third.
The measure also slams Israel's excavations in East Jerusalem al-Quds and the Old City. According to Israeli diplomatic officials, when Sweden made clear that it would vote for the measure, other European Union countries who were not comfortable with it - led by Italy, the Netherlands, Greece and Lithuania - chose to vote against.
The ruling Conservative Party seems to be gaining local council seats according to preliminary resul. Opinion polls suggest May has a runaway lead in the national election of around 20 percentage points, which could give her over a 100 more seats in parliament.
If fully enacted - something far from guaranteed given the Senate's skepticism of the bill - the American Health Care Act would take the USA even further away from universal coverage. "President Trump praised the Australian health care system. and the president is right", the video states. A Vermont independent, Sanders has become more influential in the Senate since 2016, when he took his long-shot presidential bid and turned it into a political movement against inequality.