AP first reported the comments and the aide confirmed them to USA TODAY. Trump also referred to Obamacare as a "disaster" during the meeting, which was attended by a diverse set of Republican senators including Orrin Hatch , Rob Portman and Ted Cruz , according to CNN .
Britain's Press Association reported that some 70 people are still missing after the fire. At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's inferno at the Grenfell Tower, while dozens of others are missing. "[This aims] to give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones", Ms May said. "It's disgraceful. I don't think people are going to stand for this much longer", she added.
The office of Director of National Intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment. Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, criticized the Post report: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".
The most interesting thing about this meeting is that it comes at a time when the Dollars has endured a less than stellar jobs report (some decried it as disastrous, ) and with inflation possibly slowing as forecasts for last month's CPI see it dipping from 2.2% back to 2.0%.
The death toll from the fire has risen to 30 as of Friday but is still expected to grow. Another large group of protesters stormed the town hall of Kensington and Chelsea, the borough in which Grenfell Tower is located. "But it is a bad tragedy". Grenfell Tower was home to about 600 people and whole families remain missing after the fire, which forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children to safety.
At least 76 people are unaccounted for, according to media reports , although it was not known whether some of those were among the bodies recovered so far. Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council , Roy Wilsher, said if the fire spread up the outside of the tower, sprinklers might not have made a difference.
On Thursday, Trump blasted news reports that he is under criminal investigation as a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people. The rising criticism puts a new focus on the relationships between the president , special counsel and the Justice Department, especially as questions loom over whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's probe.
All previous investigations have mostly been about Russia's meddling in the presidential election , and, as James Comey confirmed , Trump was never personally under investigation . Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. On Thursday Trump derided a " witch hunt " against him, led by some "very bad" people .
Paul, Minnesota, U.S. June 16, 2017 . Yanez testified that Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out. While it captures what was said between the two men and shows Yanez firing into the vehicle, it does not show what happened inside the auto or what Yanez might have seen.
President Trump urged Americans on Thursday to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise as he fights for life a day after being shot on a baseball field. "I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country".
Trump added, "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all, they love our country". "While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these fearless public servants, he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols", he said.
In a desperate attempt to delegitimize the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with the Russian government, Donald Trump's team and media surrogates are engaging in a coordinated smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller .
The USS Dewey, medical assistance and two Navy tugs have also being dispatched as quickly as possible, the US Navy said. A second MEDEVAC is in progress. The ship completed $21 million in upgrades and repairs in February and is now forward-deployed to Yokosuka, supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the service said.
Protesters have entered Kensington Town Hall here, demanding answers from the local council over the Grenfell Tower residential building fire , media reported on Friday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also called for the "truth" to be revealed in the aftermath of the tragedy . "We have to get to the bottom of this", he said.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said only he has the power to fire Robert Mueller as special counsel on Russian Federation. The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.
Trump , who tweeted earlier Thursday that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in USA political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people", tried to turn the conversation to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton .
BOZEMAN, MT - MAY 25: Republican Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters after being declared the victor at a election night party for Montana's special House election against Democrat Rob Quist at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 25, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana.
In the space of five days, he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ige says the islands are seeing the impacts of climate change first-hand. Hawaii is the first state in the US that will legally enforce parts of the Paris Agreement.
Glance to your left and watch the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench sulk as Kevin Durant drains the go-ahead trey in Game 3. Riley Curry has every reason to celebrate after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games, finishing an incredible National Basketball Association playoff run with a record-setting 16-1 record.
Reddy, who represents Anantapur constituency, has reportedly told his party leadership that there was no question of tendering any apology to the airlines staff, notwithstanding the ban by all the major airlines in the country on his domestic air travel.
Forty-nine pale yellow wreaths emblazoned with the victims' names adorned a wall at the nightclub on Monday, and many people at the ceremony wore T-shirts bearing messages such as "we will not let hate win". One year later, Murrieta reflected on the tragedy. A foot race was held over the weekend, and eight gay and lesbian students were awarded $4,900 toward their college studies by a local businessman.
Dr. Ira Rabin shakes hands with President Donald Trump as he and first lady Melania Trump leave MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday in Washington , D.C., after visiting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). There were a lot of great images to choose from, but The Daily Caller News Foundation narrowed them down to the top seven. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalised.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also called for the "truth" to be revealed in the aftermath of the tragedy . The local authority has been criticised for ignoring residents' concerns over fire safety. "I wanted to show the absolute sorrow and horror of everyone in the House of Commons from the prime minister down". "Meet the victims!" one person yelled as Leadsom was interviewed on Sky News .
The blaze engulfed the 24-storey building in west London in the early hours of Wednesday , and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday ordered a full public inquiry . The type of cladding used on the exterior walls of a London tower block that went up in flames this week was not graded fire-resistant and its use is restricted in the United States, British media reported on Friday.
Mr Cundy said the victims included one person who had died in hospital. She later appeared on TV to announce a public inquiry into the fire and promise that those left homeless will be rehoused nearby. In a blog post from November, the Grenfell Action Group warned that only a "catastrophic event" would "bring an end to the unsafe living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation".
Mayor Sadiq Khan was confronted by an angry young boy demanding answers to why a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower. Hannah Al-Othman of BuzzFeed reported that May was leaving as protesters shouted, "Coward". "As you can appreciate, it's a very large building with a large number of people in there". As TRT World's Sarah Firth reports, questions are growing over the cause of the fire.
May is looking for support from the DUP after failing to win a majority for her Conservative Party in last week's elections. After intensive talks on the start date, the negotiations will go ahead as planned by the European Union , two days before the programme of British prime minister Theresa May's new cabinet will be set out in the Queen's speech on Wednesday (21 June).
Dianne Feinstein of California, Rosenstein testified that now he would have to assent to Mueller's firing because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from investigations involving the 2016 campaign and that he would not now do so because he did not see the good cause that is required by the special counsel law.
But the tower reportedly had no central sprinkler system or fireproof doors and was built with materials that are often flammable - all of which could have led to the fire spreading more quickly. "The local community feels their grief has been made worse by the lack of information about their missing family members and friends", he wrote. The Independent reports that Saye posted to Facebook at 3 am Wednesday that she and her mother were trapped in their apartment, and asked people ...
He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Mr Trump to the White House . But with a president as erratic as Trump, intention is a handily fluid concept. The counter to that argument is that Mr Mueller himself was appointed to Justice Department posts, including Federal Bureau of Investigation director, by Republican presidents.
Vishal Sikka , Chief Executive Officer, Infosys said, "I congratulate Karmesh and Nitesh on their appointments as the global leaders for two of our key strategic industry segments". Karmesh Vaswani has been appointed as the global head of retail, consumer packaging goods ( CPG ) & logistics and Nitesh Banga has been brought in as gobal head of manufacturing.
Trump, if left to his own devices and to the influence of enablers such as Jared Kushner (who encouraged Comey's firing for reasons that may have to do with reported investigation of his own financial dealings), will destroy his presidency.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced the bill, which now must pass in the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump before being enacted. Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Mr Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Mr Trump fired him to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. The media have focused intently on Trump's tweets , accusing him of damaging the " new tone" of civility in Washington after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.
Reliance on Northern Ireland's DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party , gives Ms May a pathetic two-seat majority. But her party is deeply divided over what they want from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years.
Sessions was scheduled to testify before Congress on Tuesday for the first time since he was confirmed as attorney general in February. 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.
Tellingly, the $ 12 billion deal was signed despite Qatar being criticized by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting "terrorism". Qatar hosts a big USA military base housing the headquarters of US air forces in the Middle East.
Pakistan's pace trio that also included Hasan Ali , the tournament's leading wicket-taker with ten wickets, stunned England's much-vaunted batting line-up bowling them out for just 211. "I want to see revival of bilateral cricket", the former captain said. Hasan urged his fans to pray that he is able pull his celebratory moves "three, four, five times" in Sunday's final.
United States President Donald Trump today appeared to confirm a Washington Post report that he is being investigated for firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . As recently as Monday morning, the panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" ripped Trump for his continuous rants on Twitter , with co-host Mika Brzezinski saying, "He can't help himself".
Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe. But a department official said no one asked for the statement and Rosenstein acted on his own. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" the President ...
Meanwhile, the police have said that some of the dead, from the devastating blaze may never be identified, as officers warned that the painful process of retrieving the victims could take months. Some jumped to their deaths rather than face the flames, and witnesses reported seeing small children thrown from the tower by their families in a desperate bid to save them.
The US base houses about 11,000 troops and is the primary base for Central Command. Trump , speaking in the White House Rose Garden yesterday, said his concerns about Qatar's support to terror groups was raised during his meeting weeks ago with Arab and Muslim leaders.
Meanwhile, Chief of Naval Operations at Yokosuka, Admiral John Richardson was quoted as saying that the US Navy , the Japanese coast guard and Japanese maritime defense vessels are working to stabilise the marred ship. Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet. More patrol vessels and a helicopter would be dispatched to the collision site, Japan's coastguard said.
The "Gone with the Wind" actress was honoured for services to drama. Christopher Barmby, from Tonbridge, has been appointed an MBE for services to policing and the community, and Dr Paul Bennett, from Canterbury, will collect the same honour for services to archaeology.
A Conservative source said this meant the party was "confident" it had enough votes for the programme to be approved, after May suffered a disastrous setback in snap elections a week ago that saw her lose her majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, just ahead of crucial Brexit negotiations with Brussels.
Meanwhile, U.S forces in Afghanistan have released a statement and confirmed the death of Afghan border soldiers during overnight operations in Helmand. He, too, was killed in the incident. Afghan officials said that a USA airstrike on a border outpost in southern Helmand province killed two border police officers and wounded six others late Friday or early Saturday.
And Obama was very quiet on those things and I don't think it's very controversial to say he put a lower priority on that type of thing than President Trump seems to be doing with some pretty good results. But I did take the call, and it was gracious, and it was nice, and I thank him for that". Otto Warmbier visited North Korea as part of a tour organized by a Chinese-based company.
They say senior intelligence officials will be interviewed on whether Mr Trump tried to end an inquiry into his sacked national security adviser, and about the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey . I was sacked, in some way, to change - or the endeavor was to change the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted'. He also called Comey a "nut job".
Warmbier is now in treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where doctors have described his condition as "unresponsive wakefulness ". Warmbier remains in a coma, but stable since being brought back to his home state of Ohio. "U.S. citizens in the DPRK are at serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement".
The suspected shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders . He led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. Hodgkinson posted anti-Republican messages online, writing in one Facebook post , "Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy".