That remark came after revelations that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the USA last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Mr Sessions did not verbally respond to his request, Mr Comey said. But they hope the hearing offers a chance to at least get Sessions on the record as either answering or dodging answers about pivotal events related to Comey and the FBI's investigation.
Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "I saw people jumping out of their windows, the building was literally on fire, the ambulances, the police". Ayyub Asif told CNN his family lived on the 18th floor and as soon as he saw the flames from his own house, miles away, he ran toward the blaze. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes.
Comey endorsed Mueller's appointment when he appeared last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, further angering Trump and his staff. It's believable enough. After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the FBI investigations into Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 election, and any signs of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Flames shot from windows all the way up the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. "Many others are receiving medical care", London Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale", she said. Another witness said a family friend was "stuck on the eighth floor with her 5-year-old daughter" until 5 a.m., nearly four hours after the fire broke out.
President Donald Trump says that top House Republican, Rep . Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, was "badly injured" in the shooting but says he will "fully recover". Rep . Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting. Rep . Mo Brooks , an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".
Many were seen jumping from upper floor windows in horror scenes "reminiscent of 9/11". The London Fire Brigade said: "Crews continue to work hard at tower block fire in North Kensington". The major fire comes just 10 days after a terrorist attack occured in the city. "We saw the people screaming", she said. Once the fire has been put out and Britain has begun to count the terrible human cost of the tragedy, questions will undoubtedly arise about how such a fire started, and how it was ...
He also said the government was still open to not accepting a bad deal. It was a surprise move - Gove was sacked as justice minister by May past year after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing.
Brooks said there were a number of congressmen and congressional staffers lying on the ground , and at least one of them was wounded. "Cindy's and my thoughts and prayers are with Whip Scalise , the staff, the Capitol Police officers, and the family and friends of those hurt", Ross said in a statement.
Some residents told reporters they did not hear any fire alarms when the blaze broke out. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said a "recovery operation" could take some time and there could be people in the building who are unaccounted for, though he would not be drawn on a figure.
It is not known what caused the blaze. It is not now known how many people have been killed, but police have confirmed a "significant" number of fatalities, with several hundred people believed to have been in the flats at the time. Many were awake at the time the fire broke out having their early morning meal before beginning the daily fast for the holy month of Ramzan. Arriving at a local church, some brought with them water and clothes, others came clutching fresh fruit and clean towels.
Two Capitol police officers and a lobbyist were also shot. Steve Scalise , a member of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall.
He also said Trump wanted him to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Trump also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter.
On June 1st, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the United States was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord . In a statement on Monday, he defended the USA position. "We're not opposing for the sake of opposition", said Brown. "The momentum around the Paris agreement is irreversible", McKenna said. Erik Solheim , the head of the UN's Environment Program, called on the United States to lead global action on climate change , despite the Trump administration's ...
Sessions said . This one was even more surprising than Senator McCain's line of questioning at Comey's hearing. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) accused Sessions of impeding the Senate's investigations, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Hodgkinson from Illinois, NBC News reported . Sen. Rand Paul , who was also at the practice, said the police response saved lives. Congressional aides and two Capitol Hill police officers were also shot. In all, five people were taken to hospital, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was among the first to reach Scalise and administered first aid.
Sessions poured cold water on the notion that he somehow collaborated with Russian officials . US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vehemently denied Tuesday that he colluded with an alleged Russian bid to tilt the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favor.
The suggestion that I participated in any collusion .is an appalling and detestable lie , " scolded Sessions . "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me and I don't appreciate it". "You don't walk into any committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with President of United States". Questions about Trump's support for Mueller were raised after Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media and a close friend to the president, said Monday he believed Trump was ...
Plumes of black and gray smoke billowed high into the air over the British capital hours after the blaze broke out at the Grenfell Tower where several hundred people live. She went on to interview the crowds who had gathered at the scene to offer a helping hand. "It's all free of charge guys so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love...
The Premier League today published its 2017-18 fixtures . The weekend of August 19 sees Tottenham host reigning champion Chelsea at Wembley . Christmas and New Year sees teams lined up to play four matches over 10 days between December 23 and January 1 - Arsenal against Chelsea on New Year's Day looks the pick of the festive matches.
A massive manhunt is underway after two Georgia inmates allegedly shot and killed two prison guards while being transported Tuesday morning near southeast Atlanta. Sills also said both men were still armed Tuesday with the Glock pistols they stole from the murdered guards . Baldwin State Prison , where they were both housed in Hardwick, Ga., is a medium security prison built in 1976 that houses adult male felons.
It also promised to guarantee the rights of European citizens now living in Britain , regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. This means that not only does her party have less seats in government than when she went into the election but Conservatives do not have enough seats to vote through new laws without being defeated by their opponents.
May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. "We are in not quite a political stalemate, but we are in a situation of turmoil just when the Conservative said they wanted stability because of the Brexit debates and Brexit arguments", he added.
Europe is ready to start these negotiations."Asked whether the prospect of a Conservative government in Britain reliant on support from the DUP was in itself a threat to Northern Ireland's peace process, Flanagan said:"Not necessarily the case".
The cause of the blaze remains unknown. Check if your building has a fire policy which will advise you on a specific fire safety plan for that building in the event of a fire - this will determine your emergency plan. More than 100 police officers were on scene, alongside 100 medics and 250 firefighters, he said. London Ambulance have since confirmed the sad news that there have been "a number of fatalities" in the "unprecedented" incident.
Moving US air operations would involve a massive undertaking by the US military, which coordinates its air campaigns in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan from Qatar. Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding told about his incredible plan first to the Bloomberg news agency, stating that it would take as many as 60 flights to deliver the cattle, which were bought in australia and the US.
Federal prosecutors arrested a man in central California on Tuesday for allegedly uploading the Marvel movie " Deadpool " to his Facebook page shortly after being released in theaters in February 2016. The authorities say Franklin illegally uploaded the movie under the username "Tre-Von M. King". Despite the complimentary and illegal showing, " Deadpool " was a huge box office hit, making a total of $783 million globally, according to Deadline .
Last Thursday, Guterres urged countries in the region "to avoid escalating tensions and work instead to overcome their differences", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The curbs placed on gas-rich Qatar have ranged from bans on flag-carrier Qatar Airways using airspace of the countries involved to Saudi Arabia suspending subscription sales and renewals to a Qatar-linked sports broadcaster.
The former ruling party in France, the Socialists, which was led by Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande , took just 9.5% of the vote with allies and are expected to lose 200 seats. With 46 percent of votes counted from Sunday's balloting, the Interior Ministry said Macron's Republic on the Move party had more than 26 percent of votes in the elections for the 577 seats in the National Assembly.
The crunch talks could also force the delay of the government's presentation of its legislative programme to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II , due on June 19. Pen can not be put to paper until the exact contents of the speech are finalised, which appears to be dependent on the outcome of Tory talks with the DUP.
However, what we do know is that fires of this type are extremely rare. Owner Sebastian said: "We just thought it's the least we could do". Six people have been confirmed dead, the number is expected to rise; 20 are in critical condition at London hospitals.
Since 1967, Israeli authorities have expropriated thousands of square kilometres of Palestinian land for settlements and their supporting infrastructure, the group said. Israeli policies to destroy the two-state solution will not be met with the disappearance of our rights, rather they will be met with more resilience from our people who will remain steadfast towards the fulfillment of their rights.
He said "my heart goes out to everyone affected" and confirmed the news that there have been fatalities and "more than fifty people have been taken to hospitals". He said he saw people jumping from the building. Another witness said a family friend was "stuck on the eighth floor with her 5-year-old daughter" until 5 a.m., nearly four hours after the fire broke out.
In the remarkable interview, Terry described how riot shields were used to protect firefighters from falling debris as they entered the West London 24-storey tower block. London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still being investigated, but several residents reported one man had said it started in his faulty fridge.
Law enforcement officers have reportedly identified James Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, as the alleged shooter who opened fire on a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday morning , injuring several people including Rep. Hodgkinson participated in a 2012 Belleville protest against income inequality, where he said he was part of the "99%", according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
One described hearing a neighbour screaming for help before apparently jumping out as flames engulfed his seventh-storey flat. "There was heavy smoke in the hallway". "Very possibly (there are people still trapped), because the staircase when we were coming out was already clouded with smoke". She said her friend, with her five children, were all unaccounted for.
London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters: "This is an unprecedented incident". "I could see there was ash coming through the window in the living room, which was partially open", she said, sitting with her husband and son, 16, and daughter, eight, outside a local community centre.
The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said on Twitter at 7:30 a.m. "Matt has worked for Tyson Foods for more than six years and we're deeply concerned about him and his family". Terry McAuliffe said about the Capitol Police officers. He said the shooter was "taken down". The FBI will lead the investigation, officials said.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared. The group claimed access to the building was "severely restricted" for emergency services and other vehicles and that residents were advised to stay in their flats in case of fire.
There are more than 40 Indian companies in Spain, in the fields of technology, pharmaceuticals, automotive and energy. Two-way trade totalled United States dollars 5.27 billion in 2016. "Spanish firms are global leaders in sectors that are a priority for us". On his two day visit to Germany (29-30 May) PM Modi will attend the fourth IGC (India Germany Intergovernmental Consultations).
Senator Angus King, an independent, questioned Sessions' legal basis for refusing to answer questions after Sessions said Trump had not invoked executive privilege regarding the conversations. In the final moments of the hearing, Sessions admitted that the Trump administration did not have "an effective strategy" to counter cyber threats to the United States.
In her statement on Wednesday, Giffords said that she was "heartbroken" for Scalise and the other victims, adding that she was "thankful for the great courage of the Capitol Police, who were my protectors after I was shot and became my friends".
Now more than ever, our democracy depends on the watchdog role of journalism and the ability to receive open access to lawmakers. Republican senators and Senate law enforcement officials seem to be cracking down on press access in the Capitol building, as Republicans try to secretly push through their massively unpopular health care bill and reporters flock to hear lawmakers' reactions to Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Senate testimony on the congressional Russian Federation ...
But a dazzling France attack, led by Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe , continued to tear holes in the England defence despite the numerical disadvantage and Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele became the third home player to score a maiden worldwide goal when he sealed victory 12 minutes from time .
Several hundred people would have been in the block when the fire broke out, local officials said. People inside the building were seen flashing torches or mobile phones to attract help and a witness described seeing at least one person falling from an upper floor.
The president made a strong plea for security at an worldwide peace conference on Afghanistan attended by around two dozen countries. In another incident on Tuesday, a rocket-launched grenade had exploded inside a tennis court of the residential complex of Indian ambassador Manpreet Vohra in Kabul .
Flames licked up the sides of the block in the north Kensington area as 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought the blaze for hours. Soon after, people nearby reported seeing smoke and flames shooting from its windows. Some people threw their children from windows and others jumped from upper floors.
Metropolitan Police in London say they're continuing to evacuate people from a massive apartment fire in west London . "They literally just jumped. We work closely with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) to ensure the fire safety of our buildings and our tenants. The web page detailing the refurbishment was unavailable for a time on Wednesday.
Asked if Scottish Tories would push for a softer line on Brexit , he said: "I think we can have a tremendous amount of leverage". That is the key question hanging over Scottish politics in the wake of Thursday's election, in which the SNP lost almost two in five of the seats they were trying to defend.
Palaniswami . When DMK legislators continuously raised slogans and disturbed the session, the speaker ordered to evict them immediately. Speaker P Dhanapal ruled that the issue was sub-judice and can not be discussed and ordered the eviction of the DMK MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin , as they insisted on raising it.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump , Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington . "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for president, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", he said .