That claim was later repeated by White House spokesman Sean Spicer, and then by Trump himself, who has stood by it even after denials from a series of top United States political and law-enforcement officials, as well as the British. "So you should not be talking to me". In a blog post , he denied giving information to Napolitano but said information he gathered about "the possibility" of British officials spying on Trump affiliates had been passed to Napolitano by someone else.
Although his aides in private conversations since Thursday night had tried to calm British officials who were livid over the claim, Trump made clear that he felt the White House had nothing to retract or apologize for. "We have a close, special relationship with the White House and that allows us to raise concerns as and when they arise as was true in this case", he added.
The group has been in talks with Tillerson's deputies "about a variety of issues related to media access", the statement said , "and we welcome the State Department's pledge to address our concerns in the very near future". He also said that there was no attempt to "ostracize" the diplomatic press corps. An official explained that the delegation would be flying on a smaller plane than normal and that press access would be limited.
President Trump has stood by unproven claims that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 White House race. "That's the initials for the British spying agency". He launched a kind of trial run for the White House in 2011 by embracing birtherism, laying the groundwork for his successful 2016 bid by aligning himself with the far right, talk radio wing of the GOP.
However, the secretary of state defended his decision not to necessarily take anyone along in an interview with the same reporter, Erin McPike, on Saturday. "President Trump has the utmost confidence in the Secretary of State and looks forward to Mr. Tillerson implementing a bold agenda to revitalize American foreign policy", Anton said.
A government source, who requested anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said an initial examination of the material turned over by the Justice Department indicates that it contains no evidence to confirm Trump's claims that the Obama administration had wiretapped him or the Trump Tower in NY.
Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta if there was an apology by the administration to the British government over the matter, Spicer replied, "No, we were just passing on news reports". Napolitano's claim about British intelligence. "We've received assurances that these allegations won't be repeated", May's spokesman said . Fox News stated unequivocally on Friday that it did not have evidence Trump had been surveilled.
Clooney, writing in a Washington Post op-ed with John Prendergast, his co-founder of the investigative initiative The Sentry, urges leaders to address the starvation, target the root causes of the crisis in South Sudan, and make those responsible and profiting from human suffering in that country pay for their crimes.
Pyongyang has long denounced the exercises as rehearsals for an invasion despite Washington's assurance that they are defensive in nature. North Korea said the arrival of the USA strike group in the seas off the east of the Korean peninsula was part of a "reckless scheme" to attack it.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman James Slack reportedly said Friday the White House has promised not to repeat the unsubstantiated claim. On Thursday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said in a statement there is no indication that Trump Tower was "the subject of surveillance" by the US government before or after the 2016 election.
On Monday, Ankara banned the Dutch ambassador from entering Turkey, also halting diplomatic flights and suspending high-level government meetings. The Dutch began voting on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of anti-immigrant and nationalist feeling, magnified in the last few days by a spat with Turkey, and as one of three polls this year that will gauge the strength of the ties that bind the European Union together.
The nine groups, which include the AJC-affiliated Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human rights, wrote a letter last month to Tillerson arguing that the USA can better protect Israel from disproportionate criticism if it remains a member, according to Foreign Policy .
Trump was surveilled by the government during the campaign. "We have a close, special relationship with the White House and that allows us to raise concerns as and when they arise as was true in this case", said May spokesman James Slack.
The pilots made a pan-pan call - used to ask urgent assistance in non-life-threatening situations - around noon on Friday as they were descending towards the airport. "If anybody finds it, they should contact the police in the first instance". A spokeswoman for Regional Express said the airline was still investigating what caused the propeller to dislodge on Flight ZL768.
François Molins, French chief prosecutor, said machetes, foreign currencies and cocaine were found during a search of Belgacem's home. Security forces opened fire, killing the man during the morning attack at the airport. The anti-terrorist section of the Paris Public Prosecution has started an investigation to shed full light on the motivations and circumstances of these acts and on possible complicities, added the communique.
In a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the US President was asked whether he regretted tweeting the claim that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Towers during the election. Sean Spicer mentioned that report at the Thursday press briefing, GCHQ called it nonsense in a subsequent statement, and today Trump did not back down from it, simply saying that people should check with Fox.
A State Department spokesman said the decision to allow IJR reporter Erin McPike on the trip was "to bring somebody in who doesn't necessarily cover the State Department, a media outlet that isn't steeped in foreign policy and give it a new, fresh perspective".
He is also the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur. Born as Ajay Singh Negi in Panchur, Pauri Garhwal, he renounced the world at 21years of age to join his spiritual father Mahant Avaidyanath. Moreover, in view of Lok Sabha election in 2019, the BJP can not afford to take any wrong decision, said some party insiders when asked about the delay in declaring the CM's name.
Three resignations and many voices of dissent demanding an overhaul in the creaking Congress machinery has prompted the leadership to ask for a report on all the dissenting comments made by the Congress leaders after the disastrous results of March 11.
Trump's stubborn refusal to back down has left him at odds with fellow Republicans as well as Democrats who say they have seen no evidence from intelligence agencies to support his claim. But at a news conference Trump brushed aside a question about whether it was a mistake to accuse British intelligence of eavesdropping. Smith added: "Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary".
Having witnessed tension over the past few days, Turkey chose to further escalate the unrest with the Netherlands after the latter had prohibited two Turkish ministers from rallying to gather support for the upcoming Turkish referendum . For many Turks, whose long battle to be accepted into the European Union has consistently been rebuffed with weak justifications, Mr. Erdogan has exposed the European hypocrisy of championing the Western value of free speech with blatant Islamophobia.
The second question regarding quality of health care is more hard to quantify, but it is becoming abundantly clear that the House Republicans are more interested in decreasing the federal deficit than improving the health of the American people.
AP also reported that a White House official confirmed that Darroch and Lyall expressed their concerns to both Sean Spicer and Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Spicer says Trump's charges were based on reporting by a number of news organizations, including Fox, the BBC and the New York Times . The angry response from Britain stemmed from Trump's persistence in accusing Obama of tapping his phones past year despite the lack of evidence and across-the-board denials.
Included in today's edition of " 1600 Daily " is a Washington Post article titled, "Trump's budget makes flawless sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why". The new plan would increase defense spending by $54 billion and fund the increase with targeted cuts in other discretionary spending . The plans for the EPA's budget include "decimating its staff and lifesaving programs", and the DOI proposals would "sharply reduce the budget to protect America's parks, public ...
Tillerson said that 20 years of US diplomatic and other efforts to get North Korea to denuclearize have failed, but gave no specifics about how the Trump administration, which is now doing a policy review, would tackle the issue. Washington says the manoeuvrs are routine and defensive. Speaking in Seoul, the South Korean capital, Mr Tillerson said that the "strategic patience" of the Obama administration was over but declined to say what would take its place.
Adityanath's name was proposed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Khanna and was supported by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. After Adityanath was announced as BJP's chief ministerial choice in UP, Opposition leaders attacked the saffron party for rewarding the rabble-rouser with the CM chair.
Asked by a German reporter at a joint White House press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel to address the diplomatic row, Trump instead pointed the finger of blame at Fox News. "The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election", Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Friday.
The official said consultations are underway between South Korea and the USA over the deployment. South Korea has also made efforts toward a decapitation force, and global calls for action have increased in intensity after North Korea's latest missile test , which simulated a saturation attack to defeat United States and allied missile defenses.
They were not able to revive him and he was pronounced dead at 1.26 pm, police said. In a statement from police, his family requested privacy. It was announced on his 90th birthday in October 2016 that Berry was set to release his first studio album since 1979 later this year.
But on Wednesday, he threatened to unilaterally scrap a deal struck with the EU a year ago to stop migrants crossing into the bloc's territory in return for EU aid, visa-free travel and a resumption of talks on Turkey joining the union. However, the three later said on the demo's Facebook page , that they are withdrawing the plan. There can be no other explanation. Addressing a rally in northeastern Gumushane province ahead of the April 16 referendum on constitutional reforms, Yildirim ...
Trump did not disavow the accusation but instead said "You should not be talking to me". And though he hasn't said who his sources are, The New York Times reported that Larry C. The American right won't be taking any credibility lessons from Susan Rice, thanks, but there's no denying that conservative sites would have had a field day with Josh Earnest casually floating a theory involving a Republican president masterminding an illegal spy op against the Democratic nominee via GCHQ .
The previous year, an appeals court ruled against USA Funds when it came to collection of the fees. Nearly 7 million people with $ 162 billion in loans held by guarantee agencies are affected. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., sent a letter urging the Education Department to uphold the Obama administration's guidelines.
Penney's portfolio and less than 5 percent of total annual sales. Six other Pennsylvania JC Penney locations will also close: Bloomsburg, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Towanda, Pennsdale and Willow Grove. According to a list released Friday afternoon, 138 stores will close across the nation this year, six in N.C. including Albemarle, Boone, Gastonia, Hendersonville.
President is?" "These nations must pay what they owe", he said , apparently referring to the failure of some member-states to comply with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation guideline calling for devoting at least two per cent of gross domestic product to the military.
Josh King then almost scored an own goal as he sent a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick just wide of his own post with a flicked header. Federico Fernandez will be disappointed with his participation for the goal, racing out of defence to mis-time his interception and leaving his goal exposed.
The statement said British Ambassador Kim Darroch and National Security Advisor Mark Lyall Grant had communicated their concerns over the remarks, in which Spicer defended Trump's repeated accusations that Obama had wiretapped his Trump Tower residence and office.
The remainder of his South Korea agenda will include a visit to the interim government of Prime Minister and Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn, which has been facing pressure over the USA military's recent deployment of an advanced missile-defense system known as THAAD.
Merkel said that "immigration has to be worked on", but that refugees needed "opportunities to shape their own lives where they are". A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that the British government made it clear to Spicer that the "ridiculous" claims should be ignored.
He is a BJP Member of Parliament who has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998. However, Mr. Naidu informed that during his thanksgiving address the CM-elect pitched that since UP was a large State he needed assistance in governing it and proposed the names of Mr.
The group has started an online funding campaign to raise money to finance food aid, while asking Turkish Airlines , the only company that flies to Somalia, to deliver the aid to the East African country suffering from draught and starvation.
Yogi Adityanath was not projected as the chief ministerial face during the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh as that department was taken care of exclusively by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A BJP leader said the three-time MP from Ghazipur was emerging as the consensus choice to head UP. Presently he is the Minister of State of Communications and Minister of State for Railways.
A Spanish man who has lived on the streets for 25 years has his scruffy appearance dramatically changed. 'The new look has helped me deal with the way I feel inside. The video shows Antonio receiving a hair cut, beard trim and colour and the results are pretty incredible. "It changed my life", he said. Graciela Aguero, an Argentinian who saw the video of the transformation after the footage reached South America: 'I became so emotional when I saw his smile.
Trump met Merkel at the front door of the West Wing of the White House, but there were signs of strained interaction a little later when they appeared before cameras in the Oval Office, CNN reported . After almost a dozen years as chancellor, Merkel is known for her successful track record on dealing with notoriously hard leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
However, GCHQ said the claim was "nonsense" and should be ignored. "And frankly, unless you can produce some pretty compelling proof, then I think that President Obama is owed an apology in that regard", Oklahoma Rep. Spicer and H.R. McMaster, the U.S. National Security Adviser, formally apologized for the comments, according the British intelligence officials. A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged the apology, in which the Spicer promised the USA would not repeat claims ...
He also claimed that Trump Tower in NY was monitored, but provided no evidence for the claim. When asked if there was an apology by the administration to the British government over the matter, Spicer replied, "No, we were just passing on news reports".
The nine groups urging the U.S.to remain, which include Freedom House, the Committee For Human Rights in North Korea, and the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, argued in an earlier letter to Tillerson that the United States could better hold rights abusers accountable and shield Israel from diplomatic attacks if it remained a member.
All states would feel the cuts. Trump's budget proposal would cut $9 billion from the Department of Education - amounting to a 13% reduction in the department's funding. More than 130 of the students, most of whom live in low income household, are part of an after school program called Wings for kids. If enacted, the proposal would eliminate the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG), which provides funding for low-income students to pay for college.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed the news, telling reporters: "ETA has decided ... to unilaterally disarm itself". The activists said the arrests by French and Spanish police were targeting peace activists managing the bands' disarmament.
Local residents said the first blast was heard around 5am in Rasoolpura area near the cantonment railway station. A threat letter was also left on railway track. "There have been no specific intelligence inputs or any official alerts, but going by media reports we have stepped up security at the Taj", senior police superintendent Preetender Singh told Agence France-Presse on Friday.
Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano stirred controversy on Tuesday during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" when he claimed without providing evidence that the BCHQ, Britain's top spy agency, had spied on Trump's campaign at the command of the Obama administration.