Former FBI Director James Comey testified at a Senate hearing, revealing details of a conversation he had with U.S. President Donald Trump during an FBI probe into ties between the Trump administration and Russian Federation. Comey accused the Republican president of trying to get him to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired him to undermine the Russian Federation probe.
Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. If it comes down to the Justice Department having to choose who to believe, special counsel Robert Mueller or the president, who will Sessions choose? How Sessions answers key questions will greatly impact what we know about the scale of communications between Trump allies and Russian Federation.
Supreme Court to immediately reinstate Trump's executive order and to consider the legality in an appeal of the ruling by the 4th Circuit. A federal judge in Hawaii also sided with the ban's opponents. The court said he was required to consult with Congress in setting the number of refugees allowed into the country in a given year and that he could not decrease it midyear.
The inaugural freight train left the port of Mombasa on the evening of May 30, arriving in Nairobi the following morning. "This is a historic moment as we begin our journey of transformation", Kenyatta remarked, adding that his government is banking on the SGR cargo train to hasten industrial growth and cross-border trade.
According to the report , the complaint will focus on Comey's testimony that he shared memos about his conversations with Trump with a friend, whom he also asked to pass the information to a reporter. "We've obviously pressed the White House ", he said. Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Flynn, Trump said, "I didn't say that".
Mr Trump also said he never asked Mr Comey for a pledge of loyalty. "That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost", Trump said of the investigation. A person close to Trump's legal team has said a complaint would be filed with the Justice Department . During his under-oath testimony , Comey's "Lordy! Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump said on Twitter .
On Friday, US President Donald Trump also turned up the heat on Qatar, warning it to stop "funding terrorism" while his state department urged Arab states to ease their blockade on the country. It shows that Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand", they said.
Since the election there has also been an increased willingness of business (a voice little heard from during the campaign, as none of the political parties were eager to be seen as the voice of business) to speak out: alongside the IOD report, a study by the Harvard Kennedy School of Business, authored by former Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and former head of Standard Chartered, Peter Sands, highlighted the concerns of medium and small business regarding Brexit , and in particularthe ...
Across all categories, family, economics, education and health, IN ranks 28th for the well-being of its children. Palmetto State kids also saw their health improve to 34th in the nation from 37th, mostly because children without health insurance fell to 4 percent in 2015 from 9 percent in 2010.
Kenya Red Cross said the building, in Nairobi's Pipeline estate, had been vacated minutes before the collapse on Monday night but some people were missing and a search operation had begun. Several houses have collapsed in Nairobi in the recent past, claiming many lives. The owner of the building could not be immediately traced. Housing is in high demand, and developers often bypass regulations.
Aaron Ramsey insists Arsenal's players are delighted that Arsene Wenger has signed a contract extension at the club. 'As a player, you try to put it to the back of your mind but obviously you are not sure what is happening. "I think that system suited us in the end, it showed with the way we finished the season and winning the cup in that formation", he added. That tactical change allowed Ramsey more freedom in a central midfield area and the Wales worldwide admits it is a system he ...
It was reported earlier that Russian opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny has been taken to a Moscow court to attend a hearing on an administrative case against him on violating the rules of holding rallies. "We are calling for all peaceful protesters swept up in these arrests to be immediately freed, and the right to hold peaceful rallies fully and genuinely respected".
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards, a powerful branch of the country's military, vowed revenge for the attacks and blamed them on longstanding regional rival Saudi Arabia. "If we're going to lose a dollar, they will lose a dollar also". Moreover, Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin-Abdulrahman al-Thani pointed out that Hamas itself has always been considered a "legitimate resistance group" across the Arab world.
Top Israeli cyberoperators penetrated a small cell of extremist bombmakers in Syria months ago, the officials said. The Israeli cyber-penetration "was how the United States learned that the terrorist group was working to make explosives that fooled airport X-ray machines and other screening by looking exactly like batteries for laptop computers", the Times reported .
He has said the United States could try to re-enter the deal under more favourable terms, but Italy , France and Germany have said the Paris accord cannot be re-negotiated. "We have to wake up our countrymen - in fact, the world", he added. His assessment of the meeting raised eyebrows, as it comes less than two weeks after he and Trump announced their intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a major environmental agreement negotiated under the Obama ...
JEREMY CORBYN: It was her decision to call the election . "I think the Conservative party as a whole is reluctant to get rid of Theresa May now because it would mean a leadership election, it would mean stalling on Brexit talks", Menon said.
Sessions' role in the ongoing probe into Trump campaign's alleged communications with Russian Federation has come under increased scrutiny since the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey this week. The next day, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation and said it would be overseen by his deputy attorney general, who last month appointed a special counsel to handle the probe.
Gove, who was sacked by May a year ago, was the biggest mover in a reshuffle of some of May's top team, as the Prime Minister looks to shore up her authority over the Conservatives following last week's election which saw the party lose its majority .
A Russian NGO tracking arrests said more than 200 people had been detained in Moscow and St Petersburg. Medvedev has called the accusations politically motivated "nonsense" and called Navalny a charlatan. Spicer called on the Russian government to immediately release all peaceful protesters. " Putin and his supporters prefer corruption and injustice", she said.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in for sharp questioning by senators on the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday. Comey testified last week before the same panel answering questions about Russia's involvement in the presidential election and his relationship with President Donald Trump .
The Latvian is the first teenager to reach the French Open semi-finals since 2007 when Serbia's Ana Ivanovic pulled off the feat. "But then I was just trying to be calm and just to try to play my game and just enjoy every moment". Halep beat the second seed Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to deny the Czech of claiming the world No 1 ranking from Angelique Kerber. The 27-year-old Bacsinszky on Tuesday defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes in a quarter final ...
Quirkily enough, while Bacsinszky turns 28 on Thursday, her opponent Ostapenko turns 20 the same day. "To play a semifinal of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it's really nice", said Ostapenko, who lost first round previous year. Bacsinszky started the better of the two players after the start of the match was delayed by heavy rain. But the Latvian, who is a chasing a first career title, hit back impressively with three breaks of serve in the second set to level the match.
He announced he was resigning with immediate effect but, despite a string of electoral losses in recent months, he insisted Ukip could "flourish" in the future. But Mr Nuttall saw Ukip's share of the vote slide 26.1% to 3,308 votes, while Labour increased its vote by 8.5% to 10,699 and the Tories by 19.8% to 27,271.
Reports and officials said in many cases the casualties took place as people were asleep to be buried under tonnes of earths as the downpours soften the hills while the rescuers found a lot of them to be minor children. Bangladesh, a delta nation of 160 million people, is prone to natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and landslides. Thousands of troops are stationed in Rangamati, where a tribal insurgency raged for two decades, and which still suffers sporadic violence.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, an intelligence committee member, said senators were still deciding whether Sessions would be asked to testify in a classified briefing after the public hearing. In March, Sessions recused himself from the federal probe into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign after acknowledging he met twice previous year with Kislyak.
The club were relegated to the Championship last summer and came up at the first time of asking, winning the Championship title by a point over Brighton. Back in April, the Newcastle Chronicle claimed Benitez could have up to £100m to spend in the transfer window. The Championship team won the League this term, and will return to the Premier League after just a season.
The support was declared by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani while talking to newsmen in Paris after meeting his French counterpart. Both Tehran and Ankara have been sending foodstuffs to Qatar amid the blockage of transit routes by Saudi Arabia and the other countries. The Gulf states have also been critical of Qatar's increasing closeness with Iran, Saudi Arabia's principal rival in the region.
It's in the middle of negotiating its way out of the European Union, and the terms of the deal could have wide-ranging impacts on the country. The result was a personal humiliation for Mrs May who called the election three years before she had to to bolster her position in Parliament as she embarked on the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
He added that it was Doha's aim to facilitate talks between the Taliban and the United States and that mediation and the fostering of peaceful ties lay at the heart of Qatar's foreign policy. "It's not about Iran or Al-Jazeera", he said, referring to the Qatar-based broadcaster. Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi said that the plunge in Qatari assets was a "normal" reaction to the Saudi-led move, telling CNN: "We're business as usual and we're open for business".
Michael gove is both a surprising and intriguing choice as Environment Secretary. Graham Brady, the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee and one of the party's key power-brokers, insisted that there was no appetite among MPs for an immediate leadership challenge which could see them plunged into another general election.
In Doha , Qatar Airways called on the UN's aviation body to declare the Gulf boycott against the carrier "illegal" and a violation of a 1944 convention on global air transport. Macron's office says that the French leader called for a de-escalation of tensions, and stressed the importance of regional stability and joining forces to fight terrorism.
Ruth Davidson , the Conservative leader in Scotland , said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP . However, she unpredictably called for early elections in April as she was nearly positive that her part would win the vast majority. Despite the Conservatives' poor showing, the election shouldn't be seen as a referendum on Brexit.
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He said he was "committing the United States to Article 5". The closest thing is "information that relates to any sensitive operational details or the substantive merits of any ongoing or open investigation or case", but asking Comey to go easy on Flynn doesn't really speak to the "merits" of the case, which are based on evidence.
Director Joss Whedon was tapped to make a Wonder Woman film for Warner Bros. more than a decade ago, but that project fizzled. Organiser Emma Jukes said the fun would begin with a costume competition at the BCC Lismore cinema at 2.30pm, followed by a showing of the film.
Donald Trump has accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism at the highest levels, in an extraordinary escalation of the diplomatic row with one America's most important military partners in the Middle East. Natural gas exports may help Qatar protect it in the ongoing dispute it has with other Arab nations. Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Thani expressed his government's frustration at not receiving specific demands from the Saudi alliance, which he said meant there was no basis for a diplomatic ...
The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey . The Justice Department responded to this in an official statement on the day of Comey's testimony: "The attorney general was not silent; he responded to this comment by saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful about following appropriate policies regarding contacts with the White House".
Oettinger's boss, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said his Brexit negotiating team under Michel Barnier was ready: "The clock is ticking", Juncker said. But he added: "I don't think we should read these results as calling into question the stance on Brexit which was clearly expressed by the British people".
They said Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham handicapping Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person advising the White House on how to handle the probe.
The DUP was the only party to offer explicit support to the prime minister and help her stay in office. The intervention by Mr Kenny has added to Mrs May's woes at a time when she is desperately fighting for her political career. "There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way."We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain".
After serving a 17-year sentence in the US, in 2007 USA officials agreed to extradite him to France, where he was sentenced to seven years for money laundering. Manuel Noriega's cause of death was a result of post-surgery cerebral bleeding. The following year, Noriega backed the country's first free presidential election in 16 years.
The U.S. Embassy in Manila over the weekend said U.S. forces had started assisting local troops in the ongoing military operations in the Mindanao Island city, highlighting Manila's determination - and the difficulty it has had - to end the fighting, which has claimed some 270 lives.
Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100 percent". "When he tells you to do something, guess what?" "I didn't say that", Trump told reporters when asked about Comey's account relating to the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .
While the Tories haemorrhaged seats across the United Kingdom, the Scottish Conservatives had huge success. Prior to the election, the Tories had just one Scottish MP, and the party has been toxic in Scotland since Thatcher. The DUP opposes same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where it is not legal. On Friday, Davidson said she sought and gained assurances from the Prime Minister that gay rights would be protected and promoted under a DUP ...
In response Qatar has also blocked all flights to the four boycotting nations. A six-member Qatari delegation had reportedly visited Islamabad last week to relay a message from the Qatari emir, asking Pakistan to play a positive role in resolving the diplomatic crisis engulfing the Middle East, Dawn reported .
The inaugural episode of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly featured an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin who didn't say much of anything. "I don't know. The routine job of an ambassador - do you think that from all over the world or from the United States, the ambassador reports to me every day who he meets with or what they discuss there?" Putin asked.
The election outcome is an embarrassing turn for May who called the vote three years earlier than required, to give her a strong position in Brexit negotiations. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".
Of the company's 12,000 or so employees, more than 20 have reportedly been fired because of this sexual harassment probe, with an unnamed source "familiar with the issue" claiming that some of them were senior executives. Uber did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Initially, the company had expected to make a public announcement this week, but that timing has been pushed back.
She described Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena of any tapes if needed. Members of both the Senate and House intelligence committees have insisted since that hearing that it is important they verify Comey's testimony.
Hart is in limbo at club level, having spent last season on loan at Italian side Torino after being frozen out at Manchester City by incoming manager Pep Guardiola. "First and foremost they were definitely great free-kicks, "he said". "Come Tuesday night, I don't know how everyone else finishes, after that is when conversations can be had and people can start being real".