Grassley is known as one of the Senate's most dogged investigators, but in the early days of the Trump administration, it hasn't been clear how hard he intends to push on possible misconduct. Comey testified that initial explanations that he was sacked because of poor leadership were "lies, plain and simple". He decried a " witch hunt " that he said is being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Coats told associates that Trump had asked him if he could intervene with Comey to get ...
Congressman Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said he has "confidence" in Mueller. Rosenstein is the only person who has the authority to fire Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation.
In a letter on Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby Mr Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations sub-committees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.
Eastern and taken to the hospital, including the House Majority Whip, Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams , who is said to be in stable condition. The business of the House is resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game.
He said the Centre and the state government should solve the "political problem". GJM supporters in the early morning hours on Friday torched a panchayat office at Mirik, a hydro electric supply office at Lodhama in Darjeeling and a health centre in Rimbik-Lodhama.
Comey himself said when he testified before the Senate last week that he was "sure" that Mueller's investigation would look into a potential obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump . Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) asked Rosenstein if he has seen evidence for "good cause" to remove Mueller, whom he appointed last month after Comey's firing.
When asked about increased Western sanctions in response to Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 United States elections and the country's intervention in Ukraine, Putin described them as "unexpected". While it was not clear if Putin's offer was serious or not, many justifiably considered it a joke, give the prominent role Russian Federation is playing in discussions of American politics today.
Spicer, the spokesman, declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence "in all of his Cabinet". "I think he's weighing that option". Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto".
Can't see the video below? When Hodgkinson refused to stop, Schaumleffel called the sheriff's department. "He wasn't doing anything illegal, which is why there was no enforcement action taken", Fleshren said. The description of Hodgkinson differs drastically from that of people who encountered him in the month before the shooting. According to the report, Hodgkinson struck that man in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-gauge shotgun before firing off a round as that man fled.
The blast at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian , which struck at 4:50 p.m., was under investigation, the Xuzhou city government in Jiangsu province said on its microblog. It showed ambulances arriving and medics wheeling people into an emergency room. Two people were killed immediately and five others died from their injuries, according to Chinese Central Television .
Your headline and story "Comey testifies he was sacked over Russian probe", barely mentions that fired FBI director James Comey admitted under oath he told President Trump on three separate occasions that he was not, and never had been, the subject of any intelligence agency investigation regarding collusion with the Russians.
Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance Party have all questioned the ability of the Government to fulfil its obligation - under the Good Friday Agreement - to act with impartiality in Northern Ireland in light of its link-up with the DUP. She tweeted that she felt that the DUP had leverage over the government. "We will oppose any deal which undermines the Good Friday agreement", Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams , told reporters outside May's Downing Street residence, in reference to the 1998 ...
Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her three blue pills and then penetrated her with her fingers against her will as she lay paralyzed and half-conscious. Steele also castigated defense attorneys for raising doubts about Constand's credibility because she waited a year to report the alleged assault and maintained contact with the comedian after the alleged assault.
The DUP has used a controversial Stormont voting mechanism - the petition of concern - to prevent a law change, despite a majority of MLAs supporting the move at the last vote. "It's passing quicker than anyone believes That's why we're ready to start very quickly". Only time will tell. The UK's Brexit minister David Davis is scheduled to fly to Brussels Monday to begin the talks likely to lead to the UK's exit from the European Union and it is these talks rather than monetary policy ...
The gunman who was shot dead by police following a deadly two-hour siege in Melbourne overnight had previously faced court over a plot to attack an Australian army base. Since November, Khayre had been on parole after serving jail time for a violent 2012 home invasion. There was no indication the incident was part of a wider plot, Ashton said.
The US bill, opposed only by Republican Rand Paul and independent Bernie Sanders, was originally introduced in the US Senate to slap new sanctions on Iran but ended up with its bipartisan amendment on Russian Federation. is actually trying to boost its own competitiveness at the expense of its European allies that the new measures would eventually negatively affect " competitive positions of our [European] energy intensive industries and thousands of jobs ".
Subsequent reports revealed that Comey kept notes on his conversations with the president, including one where he claims Trump asked him to hold back an FBI investigation of fired national security advisor Mike Flynn - a story Comey intends to maintain.
Sinn Fein and even the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny have expressed their misgivings about the DUP going into government with the Conservatives . Macron said during a press conference with May in Paris on Tuesday that "of course the door is always open as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished."Earlier, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble made very similar comments on the possibility of Britain staying in the EU.
Greece, Cyprus and Israel have agreed to step up cooperation in particular in the energy sector to benefit the wider region, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday. "And when you look in the present in our region, especially looking eastward and some other directions as well, that's not a very common commodity", he said.
The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice . Comey's leadership in the wake of the Clinton email investigation". In its complaint , CNN argues that the "urgency and national public importance" in releasing those memos is "unquestionable".
It is unclear whether Ledgett had direct contact with Trump or other top officials about the Russian Federation probe, but he wrote an internal NSA memo documenting the president's phone call with Rogers, according to officials. Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller . Several top intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's team, according to reports in both The Washington Post and New York Times .
He dismissed recent problems between the United States and Russian Federation as a result of in-fighting among the U.S. leadership. One caller, who claimed to be an American man in Arizona, asked Putin about "racist Russophobia" in the United States .
A man fired from his warehouse job in April returned to his old workplace near Orlando on Monday and fatally shot five people before killing himself, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. FIAMMA is one of the world's largest manufacturers of RV awnings for motor coaches, fifth-wheels, trailers, camper vans, and sport utility vehicles.
He used those advantages to shore up support from numerous state Democratic Party's core constituencies, including teachers' groups and African-American political and religious leaders. His primary victory would suggest that Virginia, though next door to Washington, D.C., still makes a distinction between national and state politics.
The iconic comedian faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Jurors deliberated for four hours before stopping for the night. He said Constand has given "one inconsistent statement after another", questioning why she told police at various points in 2005 that she had never been alone with Cosby prior to her alleged assault, that she never contacted him again after and that her assault had happened in March 2004 - all claims she would later revise before her testimony last week.
South Korea sit second in their AFC qualifying group, seven points behind leaders Iran and one point ahead of third-placed Uzbekistan with two matches left to play. Stielike's reign started brightly, highlighted by Korea Republic's run to the 2015 Asian Cup final without conceding a goal, where they were eventually defeated by hosts Australia in extra time.
They said Scalise dragged himself from the infield as the shooting continued. "The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and caused severe bleeding". The team roster shows Scalise was the only member of the Louisiana congressional delegation at the practice. The hospital did not immediately provide an update, but lawmakers were informed at a meeting Thursday morning that Scalise was in surgery.
Officials briefing journalists about the new policy were asked why human rights concerns had led to punitive measures in Cuba's case but were not playing a role in the administration's policy to other notable human rights offenders, like the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
Hospital spokeswoman Suzanne Winchester told the Associated Press he was in critical but stable condition. Lower Geyser is the largest geyser basin in the park. Visitors are warned to stay on the trails and boardwalks in geyser basins . Gatete works for Colorado-based Xanterra Parks and Resorts , a hospitality company that lists Yellowstone as an affiliated property.
Police confirmed 12 deaths among the 600 residents thought to have lived in the tower but expect that toll to rise significantly as the building is searched . Afterward he said: "Some very hard questions have got to be asked and some very hard questions must be answered". Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn also toured the area Thursday, meeting with volunteers helping victims and promising to get to the bottom of what happened.
The president previously said that fired FBI Director James Comey assured him in private conversation that he was not under investigation. Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.
The conservative Republicans had 16 percent, while the far-right National Front took 14 percent. Pollsters Kantar Public-onepoint predicted that LREM and its centrist allies would take 400 to 440 of the assembly's 577 seats after next Sunday's second round of run-off votes.
In 2006, he was arrested for battery after allegedly punching a young woman in the face and striking and choking another individual. Despite this violent history, the Daily Beast notes that Hodgkinson's record "did not rise to the level to prohibit him from legally owning a firearm".
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) supported the Financial Choice Act which repeals the Dodd-Frank Law that created bank bail outs with taxpayer money and imposed regulations that contributed to the closing of forty-two New Jersey community banks .
Responding to the shooting , Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) told Yahoo News, "There should be some ideas to beef up security, not only in our homes and our communities, and also while we're here in D.C". Scalise's colleague Ralph Abraham (R-LA) says he was in disbelief. Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit Thursday morning to Scalise, his former colleague when he served in the House.
Michael Rogers and former NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett . "Officials say that changed shortly after Comey's firing". The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the President began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to sources with the knowledge of the development.
Documents found in a search of Lougher's home after he wounded the congresswoman and killed six people in Tucson, Ariz., showed he had planned the shooting in advance. "There was a lot of emails to each other and texts, encouraging each other to take care of themselves", Simon said of hearing the news Wednesday.
However, the cause of the fire still remains unknown. London Police said an investigation had been launched to determine whether the blaze involved any crimes and Prime Minister Theresa May announced a public inquiry , a type of probe that's used to investigate issues of major public concern.
May said people "deserve answers ", BBC reported . London firefighters, many traumatised by the devastation, worked through Thursday to make the building safe so they could continue searching for more victims. "When I visited the scene, when I spoke to the emergency services, they told me that the way this fire progressed, how it took hold of this building, was rapid, it was ferocious and it was unexpected", May said in a pooled TV interview.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was reportedly killed on 28 May along with other senior group commanders, according to the Russian defence ministry. The death has not yet been confirmed by coalition forces. Russian forces support the Syrian government which is fighting against Islamic State mainly from the west, while a USA -led coalition supports Iraqi government forces fighting against Islamic State from the east.
The statement was made to NBC after the Washington Post reported Wednesday evening that Robert Mueller , the special counsel hired by the Justice Department , had widened the scope of the investigation to include the president. Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI.
Four others were also wounded in the shooting , including two Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist. Scalise Wednesday morning was shot at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who was a combat surgeon in Iraq, treated some of the wounded before they were taken to the hospital. Reporters described members of Congress from both sides of the aisle as shaken, with some in tears .
Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower yesterday , with firefighters facing hazardous conditions as they searched the charred building. "I could see the flames behind - there's a new cladding system put on the outsides that looks like a new skin, there's an air gap an insulation behind that, to me that looks like a fantastic chimney for the fire to rage around".
President Donald Trump on Monday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for making a " pathetic excuse" to Londoners saying there was no reason for people to be alarmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the idea was "utterly ridiculous" and denied Trump had taken Khan's words out of context. Khan gave an interview in September 2016 in which he said terror attacks were "part and parcel" of living in a major city.
The report cited a statement made by General Nicholson in February saying that he needed a "few thousand" more troops. McCain said the U.S.is " not winning " in Afghanistan. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Well this was a mission that was started before I got here", the president said.
London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton meanwhile has said that a structural engineer is monitoring the stability of the building. Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the inferno . There were questions about why there was no sprinkler system in the Grenfell Tower which could have helped stop the fire spreading, or any central smoke alarm system that would have woken sleeping residents.
Scalise , a Republican from Louisiana, had surgery and is in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , his office said . But when 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville , Illinois was later identified as the suspected shooter, DeSantis confirmed that Hodgkinson was the same man who had approached him.
The Wall Street Journal filed a Freedom of Information Act request May 15 asking for recordings or transcripts made within the White House since Trump assumed the presidency January 20. Members of Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the election have shown interest in whether Trump did tape his White House conversations with Comey or anyone else.
Scalise, who's the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, underwent surgery and is in stable condition . He has represented Louisiana's First Congressional District since 2008 and serves as the chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.
Scalise remained in critical condition at a local hospital, his family by his side, grievously wounded by a bullet that entered at the hip and injured internal organs. The Congressional Baseball Game was scheduled to go forward on Thursday evening at Nationals Park, with additional security. "He was living out of the gym bag", Mr Euille said.