Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Mr Trump replied: "100 per cent". In a written statement , Comey described his mounting discomfort in the weeks leading up to his dismissal as Trump pulled him aside in person and phoned to press him on the probe into his campaign associates and possible collusion with Russian Federation.
The US president s rhetoric on Friday, however, did not appear likely to calm spirits in Doha . Saudi Arabia and other USA allies in the region have cited Qatar's alleged support for regional rival Iran and for extremist groups as explanation for their decision.
Mr Trump has branded his former FBI director a "leaker", a day after Mr Comey gave testimony in which he accused Mr Trump of trying to quash an investigation and lying about him and the FBI. "That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral College, as you know", Trump said.
Qatar denies it backs extremist groups and says the allegations are politically motivated and meant to tarnish the country's image. Qatar said Thursday it will not "surrender" and rejected any interference in its foreign policy, defying its Gulf neighbours in an escalating dispute over its alleged support for extremists.
He initially chaffed at being typecast after " Batman " went off the air after three seasons. West said adult fans told him they watched Batman reruns with their children. He had smaller parts in a number of TV shows and movies prior to his life-changing role as the Dark Knight . "They'd seen a series of commercials I'd done for Nestle Quick instant milkshake in which I did a kind of spoof on the James Bond character", West told freaky magazine in 2004.
He added that the committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information". Sessions had been scheduled to testify on June 13 before the House and Senate subcommittees that oversee his department's budget, but will now testify to the intelligence panel instead, he said on Saturday in letters to the chairmen of those subcommittees, reports CNN.
British Prime Minister Theresa May kept her senior ministers in post on Friday after suffering humiliating losses in the snap election. Concerns over the potential impact on the upcoming Brexit negotiations and May's future as Prime Minister are now being raised, with one minister telling BBC's Laura Kuenssberg it was "hard to see how she could stay after these results".
However, according to local sources, the attack was an insider attack targeting USA soldiers by an Afghan solider. Earlier on Saturday, Attahullah Khogyani, a provincial spokesman in Nangarhar province, said that two other soldiers were also injured in the attack, which was carried out by an Afghan soldier in the Achin district, where USA and Afghan forces are carrying out joint operations against Taliban and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.
Explaining Turkey's stake in the conflict, Cavusoglu said, "we see threats toward the Gulf region as threats toward us". "It was unusual that Trump's statements were based on the views of the presidents of countries that took a political stance against Qatar", he stated.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said dozens of soldiers and pro-government forces had arrived at the border. The Pentagon has not said who was operating the drone, but the area near Al-Tanf has seen a surge in activity by Iran-backed troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
May had called the snap election with a view to increasing the narrow majority she had inherited from her predecessor David Cameron. Having lost a dozen seats in Parliament and with calls for her to resign, May was defiant in addressing the nation and committing herself to getting the best Brexit deal.
Speculation has been mounting over a leadership challenge following poor general election results which saw her party lose its majority. British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to hold her first cabinet meeting on Saturday in an early test of her hopes of forming a stable government after a crushing election setback .
The Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed the Americans, according to US and Afghan officials. The policemen were patrolling too close to a Taliban base when they came under attack, provincial spokesman Omar Zhwak told AFP . Similar incidents have also plagued Afghan troops, depleting morale and causing mistrust within security ranks. "This incident is under investigation", the statement said.
Some 13 marines have been killed in fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to a city in the Philippines. The Philippines military said in a statement on Saturday that United States forces are not fighting, but providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi City, which is now in its third week.
He did not name the third victim. The BBC reports that Thomas was last seen on London Bridge walking with his girlfriend, who was seriously injured in the violence. Gabrielli said some police forces had been deluged with tip-offs about potential radicals, making it possible for some to slip beneath the radar. It was not immediately clear how the three knew each other, but Collina said she recognized both Butt and Elkhdar as friends of her son.
Some 13 marines have been killed in fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to a city in the Philippines. About 40 foreigners have fought alongside the Philippine militants in Marawi City , majority from Indonesia and Malaysia, though some came from the Middle East .
Ghani also renewed his criticism of neighboring Pakistan, saying it was waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against his country. Ghani also acknowledged that "Taliban-sponsored terrorism is creating a platform that is bringing terrorists to Afghanistan and Pakistan".
In fact, three of the dead and eight of the almost 50 people wounded on Saturday night were French, according to French President Emmanuel Macron , who lived in London himself when he worked in the banking industry. Seven people died and dozens were wounded during the attack late Saturday. He was last seen lying on the ground and has not been heard from since.
Iran said Saturday it had killed the mastermind behind a terror attack in Tehran this week in which 17 people were killed, the country's Press TV reported . The intelligence ministry on 8 June revealed the identities of the five attackers and said they had fought for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier indicated the remaining 27 members were prepared to be flexible. "We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar", Merkel said during a visit to Mexico. He said he hoped the new Government was one "with which we can conduct serious negotiations and if possible keep Great Britain as close as possible to the European Union".
Mr Trump said he wanted Qatar "back among the unity of nations". Recently, Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Yemen, Libya's transitional government, the Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Mauritius severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in retaliation for its alleged support to terrorism and extremist ideology.
Police discovered 13 wine bottles containing flammable liquid with rags stuffed in them, essentially Molotov cocktails, and blow torches to ignite them, potentially meant for another wave of attacks. There were also office chairs, a suitcase and two bags of gravel which Haydon said might have been to add weight or to act as a cover story for their activities to friends and family.
May made no reference in her statement to her party's catastrophic showing in Thursday's general election , a vote they had initially been expected to win in a landslide. She added: "Overall I'm very concerned about consequences of a hung Parliament and what this means for the future and crucial negotiations with the EU".
That could translate to as many as 400 seats in the 577-seat chamber. "A wave or a tsunami?" asked the front page of the leftwing daily Liberation on Saturday. Marine Le Pen herself is running for a seat in Henin-Beaumont in northern France. "To all the scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland", Macron said in a video address on the ...
Britain voted 52 percent in favour of leaving the European Union in a shock referendum previous year, becoming the first ever member state ever to do so, but the regional breakdown of the results varied hugely. But until a government emerges in London, it is unclear how the talks can start. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will turn out badly".
Finally, Rachid Redouane , who was identified as an illegal immigrant and refused asylum in Britain but able to enter the country after marrying in Ireland and receiving a "4 EU FAM" residence card, rushes over as well, and all three begin stabbing their victim.
The foreign secretary called the report "tripe" in a tweet and said he was supporting May. In a pooled broadcast interview, Mrs May hinted she could be prepared to sacrifice them to appease her critics once she has completed her ministerial appointments.
The government of Qatar has hired former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to help the country challenge accusations from its Arab neighbors and U.S. Qatar does not support terrorist groups, it stressed, pointing out that "our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint statement-a fact that has been conveniently ignored by the authors".
It said the campaign failed to get "Theresa's positive plan for the future across" or " notice the surge in Labour support, because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who chose to vote for Labour".
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she wouldn't release further details in what she described as a fast-moving investigation. Redouane, a Moroccan-Libyan, had been living in Dublin until late 2016, according to Irish police sources.
May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party, which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government. Several ministers lost their seats in Thursday's election, which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament. A confidence and supply deal would mean them backing the Government on its Budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis.
Although Redouane was born in Fez, Morocco, his father was Libyan. London police said they were not naming the third attacker yet. "We will never be cowed by terrorism", he said, calling the attackers "barbaric cowards". The arrest comes as security services face growing questions over their monitoring of the three attackers in the lead up to last weekend's deadly attack.
Egypt's Interior Minister Magdy Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar formed the groups of the ministry's most professional specialists to investigate the routes of the perpetrators' vehicles before and after the attack . Coptic Christians , whose church dates back almost 2,000 years, make up about 10% of Egypt's population of 92 million. They said one of the assailants' SUVs got stuck in the sand, so they torched it and hijacked a truck traveling the same road, killing its occupants.
British Prime Minister Theresa May says the Conservatives are the only party able to form a government capable of delivering Brexit after holding an election which failed to deliver an outright majority. But, she's since performed a U-turn and made a decision to form a minority government . As an illustration of what the relationship was like between Ms Hill and the prime minister, I was told by a number of sources that Ms Hill would on occasion boss her boss around.
Comey on Thursday told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he was sacked by Trump in May over his handling of alleged Russian meddling in the USA election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. "No collusion, no obstruction", Trump told a White House press conference in reference to the twin controversies dogging his administration - accusations his aides colluded with the Russian effort to tilt the vote, and that he sought to block a probe related to the ...
Here are six key takeaways from the most unexpected of elections. A defiant Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Friday to form a government to lead Britain out of the European Union despite losing her majority in a snap general election and facing calls to resign.
On the other side of the street in the shade of a tall tree, Hadi Jawad stood with a group of counter protesters gathered in front of the center in support of Shariah law and local Muslims. An anti-Muslim activist group is rallying in multiple cities across the United States on Saturday. The rally was held inside the Capitol Rotunda with a heavy police presence, and attempt to avoid a repeat of the protest at the "March 4 Trump" rally earlier this year.
In the Sunday Mirror , opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who scored hefty gains in the election, said there was still a chance for him to be prime minister if May failed to form a government. The chief whip Gavin Williamson has been sent to Belfast to negotiate a deal, ITV's Robert Peston reports. This is expected to have an impact on the Brexit negotiations, which are due to open with the European Union on June 19.
However, there are always plenty of surprise announcements as well. The Sony PlayStation E3 showcase kicks off late on Monday, June 12, not going live until around 2am, BST. Microsoft has announced that it has managed to unlock an extra GB of power in the Xbox Scorpio dev kits, giving developers that have the SDKs up to 9GB of GDDR5 to utilise.
Several embassies were damaged and a number of foreigners wounded, but the majority of victims were, as ever in such attacks, Afghan civilians. India reported "some damage to windows" at the Indian Embassy building, located next to the German, Iranian and British embassies.
Photos of senators at the hearing taken while McCain was speaking have been coming out, and they reflect the freakish situation quite well. After that exchange, McCain took his last few minutes to address part of Comey's testimony and "that thing" that Trump asked him.
Mrs May was working on a Cabinet reshuffle, expected to be limited in extent as the election result means she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping at her from the backbenches. Alastair Campbell, the former Labour Party spin doctor who worked with former prime minister Tony Blair, hit out at the deal, saying May threatened the peace process in Northern Ireland by negotiating a "sordid, unsafe and distasteful" deal with the DUP.
Several other countries later followed suit. The UAE's national postal group suspended services to Qatar and the UAE aviation authority said it had closed air space for traffic to and from Doha . Shortly before Trump spoke, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that the dispute was hurting the US-led war against the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia ) and urged nations to work with Kuwait as a mediator to resolve tensions.
Square Enix has dropped the new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III onto YouTube, after premiering it at the " Kingdom Hearts Orchestra" concert in Los Angeles. Kingdom Hearts 3 is set for release on PS4 and Xbox One with the release date yet to be revealed. It's definitely a must-watch for those looking forward to this proper Kingdom Hearts sequel.
He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over contacts with Moscow's ambassador. Both men rejected Trump's imperious demand, telling him that what he was asking them to do was alarmingly inappropriate, the newspaper reported Tuesday, saying its information came from two current officials and two former officials.
The US today appealed to Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease their blockade of Qatar, saying it is hindering US military actions in the region and the fight against the Islamic State. Launching an extraordinary allegation against a key USA military partner, Trump derided what he called Qatar's "extremist ideology in terms of funding" terrorist groups, an accusation Qatar has repeatedly and vehemently denied.
Analysts suggest that the twin attacks in Iran by IS, whose members are largely Sunni, reflect the shrinkage of the group's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq under diverse pressure from Shiite militias and airstrikes by a US-led coalition. State TV broadcast the ceremony live. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide.
These pink ceramic knives were covered with adhesive tape and had a leather strap, which attracted special attention by the police, who appeal for anyone with more information about them to come forward. The men jumped out clutching the ceramic kitchen knives. Prime Minister Theresa May, a former home secretary, came under particular scrutiny for cuts to the police.
One of those wounded later died of injuries sustained in the attack. He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. The Taliban has claimed responsibility, saying a Taliban loyalist infiltrated Afghan forces "just to attack foreign forces".
State police accuse Randy Stair of gunning down three of his coworkers inside the Weis Market near Tunkhannock before taking his own life, during an overnight shift Wednesday. Stair "continued firing shots throughout the store", police said, before fatally shooting himself in the head. State police confirm images from a YouTube channel Stair used to post anime videos.