Officials have also denied that Trump asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "I determined that a special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome", he said.
Backlash for a sales pitch from Jared Kushner's family firm to Chinese investors came quickly, with one former White House ethics advisor calling the weekend's presentation "corruption, pure and simple". During the presentation, a slide was shown identifying US President Donald Trump as being a "key decision maker" for the EB-5 program. According to the New York Times , Meyer talked about how family values had shaped Kushner Companies and spoke about her grandparents, who survived the ...
And such a proposal wouldn't just inconvenience customers; it has the potential to devastate the airline industry by driving away customers and leading to a sharp drop-off in bookings and profits. The broad topic of a laptop threat was less sensitive than the specific intelligence, which contained information from its context that could jeopardize the intelligence-gathering abilities of the USA ally.
Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said in an interview today on CNN's "New Day". Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former US attorney. He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen". I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things. "Charges of obstruction of justice have been a staple of the last two substantial attempts to impeach a president", William Yeomans, fellow in law and government at American University, ...
On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. His investigation will run in parallel to those being carried out by the FBI and the U.S. Congress. He did work for the Department of Justice for a dozen years as a US attorney, and was an assistant to Attorney General Dick Thornburgh under George H.W.
Parts of that area are unsafe because of fighting between the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and the government of Nigeria. She quickly pointed out that the government had never denied parents and guardians of the girls from meeting them.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday requesting that it turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and Trump.
The White House denied the accounts, and Trump in an NBC News interview that aired Thursday described a dinner in which Comey was the one who wanted to meet. Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. Grassley suggested that perhaps someone could be pulled from the federal bench for the role, citing the example of William H.
Presidential election. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, who is leading his own Russian Federation investigation through the Senate Judiciary Committee, said, "Congress is now pretty much shut down when it comes to all things Flynn".
Ties between Seoul and Beijing soured before Moon's election over the deployment of THAAD, which the U.S. says is aimed at guarding against threats from North Korea but which China sees as a threat to regional security. "First, the ultimate goal is to completely dismantle the North Korean nuclear weapons", Yoon Young-chan, the spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, explained.
We are sending messages out to our members saying, this is a decent, honest man, who is on your side, what have you got to be afraid of, what have you go to lose? "I'm not optimistic, but we'll wait and see". "The reality, of course, is that Labour has launched their manifesto, a fantastic manifesto, a manifesto for workers, for ordinary working people and a manifesto which will change Britain for the better".
In keeping with his promise of gender balance, Macron named nine men and nine women, but men got more of the top jobs. François Baroin who is leading the Republicans' parliamentary elections campaign said: "They have gone, it's their choice, it belongs to them".
He later stated that he had long planned to fire the director, and accused Comey of being a "showboat". Trump's comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James B. The White House had no immediate comment. After four months in office, US President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the ...
CORNISH: This afternoon, the State Department said it's communicating its concerns about what happened yesterday to the Turkish government, quote, "in the strongest possible terms". His comments came hours after Ankara said the United States should dismiss its special envoy in the battle against Islamic State, citing his support for the Kurdish militia.
Also on Tuesday, it emerged that President Donald Trump personally appealed to ex-FBI director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to reports . Donald Trump - President Rex Tillerson - Secretary of State H.R. McMaster - National Security Adviser Dina Powell - Deputy National Security Adviser Missing? Donald Trump and the White House have sought to brush off the controversy over his sharing of highly sensitive ...
However, Beijing , taking exception to India's stand on its Belt and Road initiative, said it was welcome to participate in the mega project but New Delhi should explain what kind of "meaningful dialogue" it wants Beijing to hold with it.
The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, which represents 265 airlines , wrote to both the European Union and the U.S. State Department on Tuesday to oppose the proposed ban, which it said would deeply affect the economy and cause the equivalent of $1.
The strike comes over a month after the USA launched tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base in response to American intelligence assessments that stated the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in an attack at Idlib.
Turkey has been pressuring the United States to drop support for the militants and doesn't want them spearheading an operation to retake ISIL's self-declared capital of Raqqa. In a later statement Mr Erdogan hailed the "outstanding relations" between the nations - positive words considering much to Ankara's consternation the White House last week announced it had approved a fresh supply of weapons to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.
She would not name the countries the organization was still trying to secure visas from because this could put any Chechens whose applications ultimately succeeded in danger, but she said in an email to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that "we were informed that the U.S.
Meanwhile, U.S. Senator John McCain, one of the leading foreign policy voices in Congress, on May 18 urged the expulsion of Turkey's U.S. ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's recent visit.
According to the New York Times , a rep for the singer-songwriter - who also fronted Audioslave and released four solo albums - called his death "sudden and unexpected", and his family said that they will be "working closely with the medical examiner to determine" a cause of death.
The cyber-attack, he insisted, was not because of " NHS manager incompetence". A spokesperson for the trust said: "Our systems and services were not affected by the recent cyber-attack". "This means that as a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale", officials said.
Regarding the Western Wall, Haley said: "I don't know what the policy of the administration is but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it...we've always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel".
Fico's statement, provided for the TASR newswire by his spokesperson, declares that the French people have elected their president in a free election and this decision needs to be respected. That means many of them may be burdened by the handicap of being largely unknown to voters in constituencies they compete for. Le Pen, 48, said she had also offered her congratulations.
The Senate Republican Conference has term limits for all its leaders other than the majority. "Cornyn was honored to be invited to address TSU's graduates, but he respects the administration's decision and looks forward to continuing to engage with the university in the future".
Witness videos showed a man identified as Hernandez lying lifeless on the pavement, his eyes wide open, as a bystander ripped open his shirt, revealing a bloody wound underneath. Maduro says that is needed to bring peace to Venezuela , but opponents view it as a cynical tactic to buy time and create a biased body that could perpetuate the socialists' rule.
South Korea has been mostly spared from the global cyber chaos that crippled scores of governments and companies in 150 countries. But computers and networks that didn't update their systems were still at risk. " Until this weekend's attack, Microsoft declined to officially confirm this , as US Gov refused to confirm or deny this was their exploit", wrote NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in a tweet.
Trump tweeted , "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" Mr Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". Durbin added that Trump's tweet on Friday "could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation , which is another violation of federal law".
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein will interview acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, Texas Senator John Cornyn, former federal prosecutor Michael Garcia and former assistant attorney general Alice Fisher, The New York Times reported .
Rogers came endorsed by the FBI Agents Association, which said his diverse background makes him the best choice for the job. "And I hope he will be". That led Trump to tweet Friday morning, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy".
Volvo did not announce any investment details but added that the company is working together with Volvo Group India - the truck, bus, construction equipment and Penta engines manufacturer, and will make use of Volvo Group India's existing infrastructure and production licenses near Bengaluru .
Judge Deborah Taylor has now confirmed that the 87-year-old will be released from Stafford Prison tomorrow, telling jurors that he will appear in court in person for the remainder of the trial. Asked by prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC if she came forward to testify against Harris because she was motivated by money, the witness replied: "I'm not driven by money".
Votes from MEPs of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) tilted the balance. The European Parliament will now prepare a formal resolution to launch a process to determine whether there is a "clear risk of a serious breach" of EU values by Budapest.
As per reports when the bridge collapsed there were more than 50 people on the bridge and over 30 people are still missing. When the bridged caved in, all of them fell into the river. According to reports, a few among them saved themselves by swimming to the shore in due time. Efforts were underway to evacuate others. PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar who rushed to the site said the bridge was closed for use for the last four years.
Senior presidential secretary for public affairs Yoon Young-chan told reporters Friday that Moon made related instructions to abolish the impeached ex-president's signature education policy. Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also China and other parts of Asia, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
That's unfortunately not true. US President Donald Trump has boldly stated his desire to do "whatever is necessary" to achieve a lasting peace deal in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, despite the failure of several previous US administrations.
A senior Israeli official who was involved in the incident, but asked to remain anonymous, said that when the PMO employees asked the Americans what help they needed, diplomats from the American consulate in Jerusalem , which is responsible for relations with the Palestinian Authority, told the us delegation that it couldn't discuss this issue with Israeli government officials.
But the existence of the document should come as no surprise to those who know the career law enforcement officer, according to Matthew Miller, a former Justice Department spokesman and MSNBC analyst. The FBI said it has no contact information for him. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee joined the Senate Intelligence and House Oversight Committees requesting copies of Comey's memo.
Organisations around the world have spent weekend trying to recover after being hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until victims pay a ransom . The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee is monitoring the attack and expects to receive a briefing in the coming days from the Trump administration, a panel aide said.
A man and a two-year-old child were missing in eastern Quebec on Monday after their vehicle drifted into a river because of heavy flooding on a road. More than 130 communities in Quebec have been hit by the flooding, with some 700 people forced to abandon their homes.
Yet US allies and some members of Congress have expressed alarm. "Let's get to the bottom of what happened with the director". During the campaign previous year, Trump praised Putin and voiced hope that badly strained Russia-U.S. Moreover, said Wright and other lawyers, the president can't be sure advice he receives from White House lawyers will remain confidential . McConnell's office later said in a statement to the Journal: "It's appropriate and timely for the Senate to hear directly ...
A celebration for Lopez in a plaza near the University of Puerto Rico drew at least 1,000 people by late afternoon, some embracing and wearing T-shirts reading: "Welcome to your homeland!" But Rivera was never connected to any specific bombings.
Ms Dugdale said: "Labour can not do any deal with another party if it would result in further austerity being imposed on local communities". "I think there's a rumbling, a subterranean rumbling at the moment, where people are saying we want change".
In March, a federal judge in Hawaii enjoined the order from taking effect, not based on the language of the directive, but rather the "religious animus" of comments Trump and his advocates made about the policy. Katyal responded later to that point, arguing that the challengers were "not trying to get into the President's head", since the challengers had many actual statements by Trump that he acted to achieve "a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country".
The mandate gives Zoran Zaev 20 days to form a government, but he shouldn't need them. "(Serbian PM and President-elect Aleksandar) Vucic has spoken about "the Macedonian scenario", the way our neighbors talk about Macedonia is unpleasant", he told N1 broadcaster in an interview, adding that his country "hjeld democratic parliamentary elections".
Financial activities added 1,300 jobs, education and health services added 800, and other services added 100. MA added 3,900 jobs in April, according to the preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "The labour market is a lot weaker than the employment figures suggest", said BIS Oxford Economics analyst Kishti Sen. 'The employment figures do move around a lot and we had strong growth in full-time employment last month, ' Mr Turnbull told reporters in Rockhampton.
The White House said Trump fired him following recommendations by the US attorney general and deputy attorney general. Trump fired Comey on May 9. No evidence of wrongdoing or collusion emerged in the communications, the officials told Reuters , but they are part of the record the FBI and congressional investigators are examining, the report said , as part of the federal probes into Russian interference in the US election.
Bamba visited Duke in February, and attended its home game against Florida State. Five-star recruit Mohamed Bamba committed to the University of Texas, he announced in a post on the Players Tribune Thursday. "He's as unique a person and player as I've been around". Bamba was a staple on the postseason All-American game circuit, and he scored a game-high 17 points to go with five rebounds and four blocks at the McDonald's All-American Game in March.
Trump was among world leaders sending congratulations to Macron, noting his "big win today as the next President of France". Reflecting on Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff on Sunday, Valls said it was a blow to populism in Europe that gave a "terrific" image of France overseas.