Sessions heads to Capitol Hill in a perilous position with his boss, with USA media reporting Trump has grown displeased with his attorney general, notably for his recusal on the Russian Federation probe. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings previous year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .
Sessions said no. "What would you have done?" Throughout the questioning, Sessions defended himself and refused to discuss any details of conversations he has had with President Trump. In general, as with most of the Russia-related hearings conducted by Congress, it was a tale of two parties. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel".
Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe is going to use his summer break to discuss his future with his family. Madrid are believed to be the club closest to sealing his signature, where he would work under compatriot Zinedine Zidane, though he was more coy when asked specifically about those links.
Mattis was not the first senior official of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to publicly warn of a dire prospect for the security situation in Afghanistan . House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Vice Admiral James Syring, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said that "the advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others, in the advancement of and demonstration of technology of ballistic missiles from North Korea".
The "supply and confidence" deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. Theresa May has told Tory MPs "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it", two sources present at the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee meeting have confirmed.
The US ambassador to Qatar said Tuesday that she is resigning her post in Doha amid the worst diplomatic crisis involving Washington's Persian Gulf allies in years. He said the list would likely include Qatari sanctions on bank accounts of individuals that Qatar's neighbors have already sanctioned - and possibly on the banks themselves.
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea in what would be his first trip to the country since President Donald Trump took office. Shortly after this segment aired, news emerged that North Korea was releasing the American, Otto Warmbier . Sen. Rob Portman of OH said in a statement that Tillerson had confirmed to him Warmbier's release.
Ruddy tried to explain to Real Clear Politics about how he decides to share some things and not others from his conversations with Trump , saying, "I make a decision as to what I think he would like or not like, if I share something he said".
And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". "So I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said. Sessions said he walled himself off and never got briefed on any investigative details starting on February 10, the day after he was sworn in.
Not only did she push him to discuss his role in the firing James Comey despite having recused himself from the Russian Federation investigations - "this Russian Federation thing" being the reason Comey was sacked - Senator Dianne Feinstein also made it clear that Mr Sessions' choice to avoid answering some questions when he could just say no says a lot.
I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. "Who would do that?" King said either his House Intelligence Committee or the House Judiciary Committee will look into whether Comey broke the law when he admittedly leaked his Trump meeting memos to a friend, who then released them to the New York Times.
Since then, more than 64 people have been taken to hospitals, and 20 are in critical care units, the London Ambulance Service says. He said it did not look like fire crews were able to get past the fourth floor - and spraying the building with water had not had much effect.
Monday's Moscow demonstration had been authorized at a different location, but late Sunday night Navalny told his followers to move it to the city's central Tverskaya street, where they did not have permission, arguing authorities had tried to sabotage the event.
Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia within the Syrian Democratic Forces as a terrorist group aligned with militants who have fought an insurgency in southeast Turkey since 1984. The statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters. On April 4, a USA military source says an airstrip has been prepared in Kurdish-controlled zones for use by C-17 cargo planes.
Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in an interview on CNN. As news broke Wednesday morning of multiple people being shot at a congressional baseball team practice, members of Nebraska's congressional delegation expressed their concern. On Twitter, he described Mr Scalise as "a true friend and patriot" who was "badly injured but will fully recover". "By him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life", he added.
The cause of the fire was not known at this stage, London Fire Brigade said. Muna Ali, 45, said: "The flames, I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11". He said he was alerted to the fire not by fire alarms but by people on the street below, shouting "don't jump, don't jump". The charred structure still had pockets of flame rising from several storeys as desperate efforts to bring the blaze under control continued.
A witness to the London tower inferno grabbed an axe and entered the building's second storey through a window in a bid to save residents. Samira Lamrani said: "The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby".
Good sources of information on displaying the flag include the Elks Lodge, which created the idea of Flag Day, the American Legion, and any Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop. National Flag Day is an important time in our country's history that is not observed as closely as other holidays, but it's just as important. As we each have a birthday, our nation's flag, "The Stars and Stripes", also has a birthday.
Russian Federation has denied repeatedly that it interfered in the US election, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Kamala Harris was cut off by her Republican colleagues while posing questions at a Senate intelligence committee hearing.
I mean, she said vote for me, and I'll be a strong and stable leader in the Brexit negotiations. 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.
Del Potro is 3-6 against Murray all time, but has taken two of the last three matches from the top-seeded Murray. Murray leads 6-3 in head-to-head over Del Potro, and he has also won the two most important meetings between the players. "He is one of the smartest guys on the circuit". In remaining third-round men's play, seventh-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia swatted aside Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.
People don't want to see what's going on. Of Trump and even his closest lieutenants, Stone said "they don't speak with one voice". "We are going to stop these other countries from coming in and killing our companies-American steel will get more and bigger".
The prime minister may not be present as the talks continue because she is heading to Paris for a meeting with newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Labour's unexpectedly strong second-place showing has thrown national politics into disarray. It comes as the Northern Ireland assembly remains gridlocked over talks to restore power-sharing between Sinn Féin and the DUP.
The DUP , which is Northern Ireland's largest unionist party, won 10 seats in last week's election, enough to give the Conservatives a slim majority in the House of Commons. Before the election, May proposed a clean break from the European Union , involving withdrawal from Europe's single market, limits on immigration and a bespoke customs deal with the EU.
But what we don't know-and what there is high speculation brewing around-is if the Warriors will actually make the traditional visit to the White House . And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system . The Warriors would be the first National Basketball Association champions to travel to Washington since President Donald Trump took office.
The meeting with the rank-and-file, some of whom have called for May to step aside sooner rather than later, was brought forward a day. The Conservatives have to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the June 8 snap general election .
Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one". "Now, is it possible under some odd scenario that since Jim Comey has left an investigation has started?" "I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance".
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, noted the former Marine general strongly supported such spending when he was in uniform as a complement to military force. The US and Russian Federation, which backs the government in Damascus, are communicating with each other exclusively to ensure the safety of their planes in the air, because the National Defense Authorization Act restricts any kind of military cooperation, Dunford said - adding that Mattis could waive that restriction for ...
Joanna O'Connor, a local resident, told Sky News: "At about 2am woken up by screaming, sirens and helicopters". "I watched flames burst out of our window and our flat was engulfed in flames", he said. A number of unofficial online crowd funds have sprung up, many of which have already raised thousands to help the survivors of the fire. You could hear people screaming.
Mr Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.
With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". In his testimony, Comey detailed three one-on-one meetings with Trump in January and February, one of them a dinner.
Qatar on Monday asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene after three Gulf states closed their airspace to Qatari planes as part of their attempt to isolate Qatar. "Let's stop fooling ourselves". That was the pointed question Saudi King Salman raised during a meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif today. The deal in U.S.
Democrats voiced frustration with Sessions' refusal to answer questions about his conversations with President Trump about the decision to fire Comey . "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" he said. Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of OR gave cable news interviews in which they called for Sessions to be fired OR have him tender his resignation.
The Conservatives , led by Theresa May , are now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) to forge an informal alliance. However, George Osborne , a former finance minister who is now editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper and a vocal critic of May, said she appeared a " dead woman walking ".
But voters soured last year on the governor's policies, ousting two dozen of his allies from the Legislature and giving more power to Democrats and moderate Republicans who then backed this year's tax increase. The Kansas Legislature overrode Brownback's veto Tuesday night, with a 27 to 13 vote in the Senate and 88 to 31 vote in the House. The Senate earlier voted for an override, with exactly a two-thirds majority.
SEOUL-South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Sunday nominated a former navy chief as his defense minister, the president's office said , as the government faces challenges tackling North Korea's rapidly developing weapons program. Last month, a top American military commander in Seoul said the deployment of THAAD in South Korea is seen as a critical part of efforts to lessen North Korea's leverage from asymmetric weapons.
That was a welcome correction to Heinrich, although he did note that he wondered why it wasn't offered to begin with, and lambasted Sessions for refusing to answer questions about his conversations with Trump despite the president not having invoked executive privilege .
Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings. "If merely being a supporter of the President's during the campaign warranted recusal from involvement in any matter involving him, then most typical presidential appointees would be unable to conduct their duties", he said at the time.
Comey also said he told Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump , because he didn't think it was appropriate for the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to have private meetings. "I am not stonewalling ", Sessions replied. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel", said Sessions .
Here are the top five things we learned. He also explained that he recused himself not because of any involvement with Russian Federation but because of a rule in the law that keeps campaign officials from participating into investigations into their campaign.
In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate intelligence committee for more than two hours this afternoon.
Wenger is now fighting to keep this new title winning side together with star forward Alexis Sanchez yet to commit his own future to the club, which could leave the Arsenal manager in the transfer market longer then planned. Arsene Wenger has agreed a new deal to remain in charge of Arsenal . 'Arsenal must sell Ozil and Alexis!' Jubilant with the contract extension, the French manager said that he is really fond of this club and that he is now looking forward to add many more ...
In sworn testimony to the Senate on Thursday, Comey painted Trump as untrustworthy and admitted he asked a "friend", identified as a Columbia University law professor, to release a memo of his conversations with the president to the press.
But we were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said . In recent days, the two men [Comey and Trump] have offered differing accounts of whether Mr. Ryan defended Trump by saying that he is "just new to this". "Comey's excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information. appears to be entirely retaliatory", Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz said in a statement.
She took it when the Frenchwoman fired a forehand volley wide. Both players struggled in the blustery conditions in the first part of the match but the French 24-year-old in particular lacked the intensity and power of her Muguruza win. Two rain delays - totalling nearly four hours - meant Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's French Open quarter-finals were postponed until Wednesday .
He said Trump called him once each during December 2016 and January 2017 to check-in on him, similar to how the president contacted Comey. That said, it's at least plausible that Kasowitz would've been in a position to offer Trump occasional advice on legal matters, and he may have seen Bharara as a potential threat to his pal in the Oval Office.
He said it was likely to be some time before police are able to identify the victims, adding that it was too early to speculate on the cause of the fire. The London Ambulance Service said it has sent more than 20 ambulance crews and other responders, and that 50 people have been taken to five hospitals.
Megan Gething, a 12-year-old from Rockport, Massachusetts , was playing in a marsh (??) when her friend Mackenzie George slipped and cut her leg on a pipe. "I figured it was a well-known method of stopping bleeding", Megan said. Megan told the Gloucester Times that the only thing going through her mind was helping her friend.
Congressman. He fired 50 shots from a rifle, taking shelter behind the dugout. A bystander reportedly used a belt as tourniquet on Mr. Scalise. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the situation, and "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected".
Sadiq Khan , the city's mayor, said he was in close contact with the London Fire Commissioner and the heads of other emergency services. She called the fire an "unprecedented incident" and said she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career.