Meanwhile, three other men were also arrested overnight on suspicion of terror offences in east London not connected with Saturday night's assault on Borough Market. Choosing to remain anonymous in an ITV interview, the man added that he was in denial when rumours started to spread that Butt had been involved in the attack.
The White House has declined to say whether such tapes exist, or whether Mr. Trump regularly records conversations with people. And he accused the president and the White House of lying. Comey was sacked on May 7. This was a powerful appearance. Democrats said they would press the issue of obstruction while Republicans hedged their comments.
Not before, or, Comey added, at the time of his stunning and abrupt dismissal on May 9. "Those were lies, plain and simple". "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting", Comey said. "The president then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn, saying, 'He is a good guy and has been through a lot, '" the testimony read . In his prepared remarks released Wednesday, Comey detailed his discussions with the president, revealing that Trump asked for "loyalty".
Comey declined to say whether President Trump's encouragement to scrap his investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was obstruction of justice. "Prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI's leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally".
On Tuesday, Trump called the Saudi King to reiterate the need for unity among the Gulf states, or, as the White house said in a statement: "The president underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability".
Authorities on Monday identified the other two attackers as 27-year-old British citizen Khuram Shazad Butt and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who also lived in East London . The search in Ilford , just north of Barking, is seeking to determine whether the group had accomplices. Some 48 people were initially admitted to hospital.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes said this will not function in the same way as an amending protocol to a single existing treaty, which would directly amend the text of the Covered Tax Agreement. This convention comes at the conclusion of negotiations involving more than 100 countries on a multilateral instrument that will swiftly implement a series of tax-treaty measures to update global tax rules and lessen the opportunity for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.
Michelle Obama expanded the scope of first lady fashion by often choosing to wear (and therefore support) American designers. "He's like, "Mmm, I'm ready". She said that the absence of girls and women in the so-called Stem fields has a deleterious affect on the tech industry. The impact Michelle Obama had on the industry is indelible, but it's fair to point out that this scrutiny didn't always (or really ever) translate to her spouse.
Russel Neiss, who created the bot, was inspired by a tweet from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman suggesting Trump's tweets be taken seriously, and former Obama communications staffer Patrick Cunnane, who first had the brilliant idea of giving Trump's tweets the context they merit.
In Italy , a senior police official told The Washington Post that Zaghba had been suspected of associating with a terrorist group. Police have named Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian man who lived in east London , Khuram Butt , 27, from Barking, and Rachid Redouane , 30, who also lived in Barking, as the men who carried out the attack .
Comey was asked by Arkansas Sen. Leaving little doubt about the price of continued retention, the president twice, according to Comey, told him that he expected "loyalty" from Comey, just as he did from everyone else around him. He goes on to detail some of the contents of "nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in four months - three in person and six on the phone".
He said there was a perception that in past administrations the career employees doing the screening may have weeded out candidates because the selecting officials were not 'comfortable with their political persuasion.' He said the political persuasion he was referring to pertained to candidates who had been in the military or law enforcement, 'whether you call that conservative or not.' "Chris Wray is super smart, a great lawyer and highly experienced".
Donald Trump's brief presidency has been marked by an estrangement from truth. As the Director of the FBI , Mr. Comey was ultimately responsible for conducting that investigation... He is a good guy. After Comey writes up his latest encounter, he implores Sessions "to prevent any further direct communication between the president and me".
The statement reiterated that the bond purchases are meant to run at the present rate of EUR60bn per month until the end of December 2017 and beyond if necessary. "Indeed, with stories circulating that the European Central Bank will downgrade its inflation forecasts through to 2019, the door is open for sustained policy support going forward".
Political experts argue social media helped Mr. Trump win the White House. "The president is the president of the United States ... they are considered official statements of the president of the United States", Spicer said at the press briefing in the West Wing about Trump's social media habit.
An even bigger miss occurred the year before, however, when polls completely underestimated the Conservatives Party's support, some instead predicting a victory for Labour's then-leader Ed Miliband. Corbyn attacked May's cuts to the police when she was home secretary, from 2010 to 2016, while the prime minister hit back with criticism of the Labour leader's record of voting against anti-terror legislation.
Varadkar will be voted in as PM when parliament sits on June 13 to become first gay PM and the youngest candidate ever. Varadkar, the 38-year-old center right politician, is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India and came out in 2015.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday in part because of comments posted briefly on the Qatar News Agency's website on May 23. But Sheikh Mohammed told the AP that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer.
Their opponents instead blame the two governments for casting the conflict in starkly sectarian terms. The statement indicates only five people carried out Wednesday's twin attacks, rather than the six originally reported. At least 42 people were wounded and 13 lost their lives. Several members of parliament visited the injured, including the head of parliament's national security and foreign policy commission, Allaeddin Brojerdi.
Comey asked on Thursday. Following his statement about Trump, Comey also apologized to his former employees. He said he had "no doubt" Russian Federation had interfered with the presidential election. Later, Mr Trump told reporters he fired Mr Comey because he was doing a "bad job". " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" read Trump's tweet on May 12.
This kind of presidential intervention in a pending criminal investigation has not been seen, to my knowledge, since the days of Richard Nixon and Watergate. Comey entered the overflowing Capitol Hill hearing room Thursday and took his seat at the witness table, alone, as the session got underway. May 10: In an Oval Office meeting, Trump tells top Russian diplomats that Comey "was insane, a real nut job", according to the Times .
Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign. After explaining that he wanted to talk about Flynn, Trump said he wanted Comey to "let this go". Comey said he felt uncomfortable with the president's behavior, and told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he did not want to be alone with the president again.
Less is known about Rachid Redouane , who also used the surname Elkhdar, and he is not thought to have been known to the authorities. The Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the IS group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State".
May has reacted by sticking to her campaign messages, endlessly repeating the same slogans and appearing mostly at tightly controlled events - prompting many in the media to deride her as an uninspiring "Maybot". But her government's record on cutting funding for health and education have also featured strongly in the campaign, to the benefit of Labour. Political campaigning was suspended by the main parties after the Manchester Arena bombing, which saw 22 killed and over 100 wounded, and ...
The CNN report quoted the Qatari government communications office as saying it was working with the FBI and Britain's National Crime Agency on an ongoing hacking investigation. Germany's Foreign Ministry says it is trying to understand the USA position on the Gulf crisis, after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar .
It said they returned to Iran in August under the command of an IS leader and escaped when authorities initially broke up their extremist cell. President Trump's answer to this, then, is to remind everyone that Iran is a "state sponsor of terrorism", an official designation by the USA government which means effectively nothing, and only now applies to three countries that the U.S.
You're here to learn about Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing , at which former FBI Director James Comey will testify. Other than that, you should keep your eyes and ears peeled for anything Comey says about obstruction of justice, meddling in ongoing investigations, and/or whom the FBI is investigating.
Mr Temer, the running mate of leftist president Dilma Rousseff who replaced her when she was impeached previous year, said his campaign accounts received no illegal money. He is alleged to have endorsed the payment of hush money to former Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha, another former ally. Mauricio Santoro, a political analyst at Rio de Janeiro State University, said he expects the court to postpone the decision or find a way to separate Temer from Rousseff's ticket.
In the wake of Wednesday's attacks, Iran's Revolutionary Guard released a statement accusing the Saudis of being complicit in the attacks. They entered Iran previous year under the command of Abu Aisha al-Kurdi, a ringleader of the ISIS terrorist group to carry out terror attacks in Iran's religious cities, according to the ministry.
The prime minister called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations, to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce and to strengthen her grip on the Conservative Party. The Liberal Democrats have been focused on their Remain- voting target seats, while the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has stuck to its central message of ensuring there is no back-tracking on Brexit.
He is the only man this year to have defeated Nadal on clay with his last-eight win in Rome offsetting losses in the final in Barcelona and Madrid. Nishikori, 27, broke serve twice to take the first set as his groundstrokes had Murray constantly on the defensive.
Comey also said that he was disturbed that the President repeatedly raised the issue of his wanting to keep his job and interpreted it as a sign that the President hoped to get something in return. "The fact that he asks Comey to be alone with him is problematic and indicates a state of mind", said Michael Zeldin, a former top official at the Justice Department.
Gause also noted Qatar's relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood "and other oppositional political groups", as well as Qatari cooperation with Iran on some issues "at a time when Saudi Arabia is confronting Iran directly on all sorts of fronts".
The twin attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group, media reports said. "Repugnant White House statement ... as Iranians counter terror backed by USA clients". This has made Iran, the predominant Shiite power, a priority target for IS, which published a rare video in Persian in March warning that it "will conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as it was before".
Comey said Trump had asked him to drop the investigation into Flynn, after the resignation. Indeed, the "why did Comey really get fired" question draws a far wider circle of potential entanglement, implicating not just the White House but also Comey's superiors at the Department of Justice who signed on to his dismissal.
The movement said the minister's remarks "are a shock to our Palestinian people and our Arab and Islamic nation, which considers the Palestinian cause its central cause". "That would be really bad news for Hamas". Residents in the Gaza Strip , run by the Islamist Hamas group, said the protesters were throwing stones near the fence when the Israeli troops shot at them.
Two Australians were confirmed among the dead by the country's minister for foreign affairs, Julie Bishop. Mr Turnbull appeared to confirm she was the other Australian victim, saying he had spoken to her family as well as Ms Boden's. In a statement released by the Metropolitan Police, her family said their "heroic" and "adored" daughter would never be forgotten. Ms Boden's death was confirmed on Tuesday.
It does not matter whether the person succeeds in impeding an investigation. All of that sounds like a genuine obstruction of justice, and most legal experts would tell you it is grounds for impeachment . "Plus, to repeat, he did not order Comey to end the investigation". Raising the Oval Office meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to pull back the Flynn probe, Feinstein asked: "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr".
He said Mr Trump could say he was merely vouching for Mr Flynn's character and voicing concerns about how the probe was interfering with his ability to function as president. Comey, who will also testify before the committee in a closed hearing this afternoon said he was "confused" by Trump's various explanations. Comey's appearance was one of the most anticipated moments of congressional testimony in years, bringing some comparisons to the drama of the Watergate hearings more than four ...
Egypt, Yemen , Libya and the Maldives also severed ties with Qatar . Earlier, a Saudi press agency statement said the move was necessary because of "grave violations being committed by the authorities in Doha over the past years in secret and public", including giving shelter to various terrorist groups, some of them backed by Iran .
The video shows the launch of a target missile from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on Tuesday, followed by a shot of an interceptor missile launching from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Pentagon says it still needs to incorporate additional upgrades and complete further testing under more realistic conditions before the interceptor system can be considered a truly reliable defense against long-range, nuclear-armed weapons.
The third 29-year-old man was arrested from the residential address in Ilford on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts. Last night's activity follows the detention of a 30-year-old man as detectives raided an address in Ilford in the early hours of Wednesday.
General Rawat also updated that a new strike corps "17 Strike Corps" is being raised specifically for mountain warfare. Rawat also claimed that there was nothing wrong with killing Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. He said the Make in India initiative will give results in 2-3 years. General Rawat added that all armies across the world maintain an inventory in the ratio of the 30:40:30.
Trump disputes those points, the source said. The Trump administration originally said Comey was sacked due to mishandling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. "There was an open criminal investigation in his connection with the Russian contacts and the contacts, themselves". "The American people need to hear your side of the story, just as they need to hear the president's descriptions of events", said committee Chairman Richard Burr , R-NC at the outset of ...
A Southern California woman accused of fatally stabbing her 6-month-old granddaughter and critically injuring the infant's sister and mother has been arrested . "This is one of the greatest sadnesses I've ever encountered in my 40-year career", he told the AP Tuesday. Police did not immediately reply to a message seeking answers to those questions.
The questions from the Senate intelligence committee, at a hearing on surveillance law, were in response to news media reports that both Coats and Rogers had been asked by Trump to publicly state that there was no evidence of collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
On Tuesday, counter-terror officers were searching a property in Ilford, east London , after entering the address at around 01:30 BST. Michael Mimbo, 25, said the suspected attacker was nicknamed "Abz" at the local gym. May responded that she gave police extra powers to deal with terrorism, which Corbyn had opposed when he was a backbench MP. May's government has been working with police on security measures to make the voting safe.
A police officer who was stabbed in the eye trying to stop the London Bridge attackers with only his baton has said he was sorry he couldn't do more . Opponents have lambasted her for cutting police numbers by 20,000 when she was interior minister between 2010 and 2016. Detectives from London police's counterterrorism command raided properties in east London on Thursday, detaining three people on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offenses.
Bologna prosecutor Giuseppe Amato said the warning had been passed on after Zaghba was intercepted at the city's airport trying to board a plane for Turkey, en route to Syria . But the focus of attention remains on Butt, who had featured prominently in a 2016 Channel 4 documentary about extremists linked to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary .
Iran blamed the Wednesday attacks on Saudi Arabia, casting them in the context of a broader regional conflict that encompasses the war inside Syria. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which authorities on Thursday said killed 13. The US State Department also issued a strong condemnation against the ISIS militants.