Trump's administration chose to "defame" him and the FBI , Comey said , using " lies, plain and simple ". Near the end of the conversation, Mr Trump said: "He is a good guy, I hope you can let this go". "I think people now realize why the president is so frustrated". Mr Comey , who was sacked by Donald Trump on 9 May, gave some clues to the inner workings of the Trump administration and its relationship with the intelligence services.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan closes his eyes as he joins London Ambulance workers in observing a minute's silence at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London, in honour of the London Bridge terror attack . Following a terrorist attack in March in London's Westminster, Donald Trump Jr . also used Twitter to criticize the London mayor . " There's no reason to be alarmed ".
The firing came, Comey said, after he was pushed to drop the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Whether Trump's behavior and comment amount to obstruction of justice, however, depends not on how Comey understood the comment, but Trump's intent in delivering it.
Qatar will respect the LNG gas agreements it has made with the United Arab Emirates despite its cutting off relations with Doha , Sheikh Mohammed said . Qatar strongly denies the allegations and has expressed a willingness to engage in talks. He says Qatar will need to close or limit its Al-Jazeera news network and stop funding extremists groups to end the crisis.
I think they applauded because they knew it would put this country at a disadvantage. A sign at a nearby rally held as a counter to the "Pittsburgh, Not Paris" rally correctly noted that "Pittsburgh's Mayor Supports the Paris Accord". Today, Connecticut announced it would join the alliance . Nine other states and Washington, D.C. have also reportedly said that they plan to abide by the guidelines of the Paris agreement .
Reality Winner's attorney, Titus Nichols , told NPR Wednesday his client would fight accusations from the federal government that she illegally leaked information to a news outlet while working for a private contractor. Before she was charged with leaking USA government secrets, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump and his policies for the whole world to see.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele pinched the bridge of his nose and stared at the table as Constand gave the response. Cosby, who turns 80 in July, showed no emotion as Gianna Constand testified. One juror could be seen dozing off, and Constand did not appear to be thrown off by the line of questioning. She said she noticed changes in her daughter after she came home.
Comey is now testifying about his exchanges with Donald Trump in the six months before the president fired him from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comey made his comments as the packed hearing got underway, bringing Washington and parts of the country to a halt as all eyes were glued on the hearing room.
The full House Republican conference is expected to confirm the choice next week. It will make the South Carolina Republican the only member of the state delegation to run a standing congressional committee in D.C., and the first since Budget Chairman John Spratt, a Democrat from the Rock Hill area who was defeated in 2010.
Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify Thursday about his private discussions with Trump and the Russian Federation investigation has lapped into the White House, with questions about the President's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.
However, he also said that he did not believe that either Trump nor his staff had asked him to stop the Russian Federation investigation. In a startling disclosure, Comey revealed that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving one of his memos about Trump to a friend of his to release to the press.
The Secret Service declined comment Friday. Griffin also said that she asked the photographer Shields to take away the photo . 'No one walked out of the studio and said, 'No! He called it "outrageous" and added , "I believe she's going to be cleared", calling the stunt a "bad joke" his client has apologized for.
The president often respond to major global events on Twitter . Trump's Tuesday tweet came a day after Ambassador Dana Shell Smith retweeted some of her previous statements praising Qatar's efforts in combating terrorism financing and its role in countering ISIS.
Despite President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord , several usa states plan to honor the agreement . The reaction to the Trump administration's decision to opt out of an agreement, which in essence is: "a series of voluntary non-binding goals submitted by countries ...
Petersburg International Economic Forum. Kushner, 36, who is married to President Trump's daughter Ivanka, played a central role in his father-in-law's 2016 campaign. He is expected to testify before the Senate and House Intelligence committees on his meetings with Russian government and banking officials, but no dates have been set.
If confirmed, Wray will replace James Comey who was sacked by the President last month. To build a criminal obstruction of justice case, federal law requires prosecutors to show that a person acted with "corrupt" intent. But their counterparts on the House Russia investigation clearly thought the testimony could prove obstruction of justice by Trump. "Comey. told President Trump he was not personally under investigation".
What she needed to say was that not every job is meant to have a "living wage" because not every job is fitted for one person to raise an entire family on. Less regulations. Less taxes. Handel pointed to her track record of cutting spending, balancing budgets and fighting for lower taxes. No offense, but you don't have a lot of Forbes 25 in there running businesses.
After playing two seasons in the NBA, Jent served as interim head coach and an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic in 2004-05, and as an assistant coach/player development for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003-04. Matta's teams won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons, making him the school's career leader in wins and games. The timing of Ohio State's move meant a high-profile coaching vacancy at a rare time in the sport's offseason.
Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, said the ongoing impasse is unfortunate but hopes Democrats "will work with us" in the month ahead. We need to fight for our taxpayers- make sure they are protected. A long, bitter feud between Rauner and Madigan continues. State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, said the budget package they passed reflects Republicans priorities and are within Rauner's proposed revenue and spending limits.
Gates, too, received an honorary degree from Harvard when he gave the commencement speech in 2007 . "For our society to keep moving forward, we have a generational challenge to not only create new jobs", he said , "but to create a renewed sense of objective".
The White House has yet to lay out the specifics of the infrastructure plan, which it hopes to achieve largely through public-private partnerships. The speech comes a day before former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify in front of Congress and as the White House faces new allegations about possible efforts by the president to influence the investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.
He also said he believes he was sacked because of his probe into Trump's alleged Russian ties. "Those were lies, plain and simple". However, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said that while Trump's dealings with Comey were inappropriate, "We do not indict people for being boorish or clueless".
The Republican National Committee and other White House allies worked feverishly to lessen any damage from the hearing, trying to undermine Comey's credibility by issuing press releases and even ads pointing to a past instance where the FBI had had to clean up the director's testimony to Congress .
Govan was with him, but the two miraculously walked away from the wreckage unscathed. Police then took Fisher into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence without incident. "Barnes went insane. He got in his vehicle and went to the house and went after Fisher". Barnes is now one win away from winning an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors .
Richard Burr (R-NC) asked Comey about an exchange he laid out in his written testimony , in which President Donald Trump asked him to "let this [investigation into Flynn] go". "Release the tapes. I'm good with it", he testified Thursday. "But the the explanations, and the shifting explanations , confused me and increasingly concerned me ".
We suppose the good news is that there are more effective security strategies than this temporary travel ban - better vetting, for example, which the ban was supposed to provide time to accomplish - so even if Justice Neil Gorsuch writes the unanimous majority opinion striking it down, Trump won't be out of options.
The statement came after the UNSC voted unanimously on Friday (New York time) to adopt Resolution 2356 to sanction more North Korean officials and entities after the communist country carried out a series of defiant missile tests. Chinese U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi said that the resolution reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia.
While infrastructure initially was seen as an area where Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plan for using tax incentives and public-private partnerships to finance improvements. Rogers. Later in the day, Comey's opening statement for his Thursday appearance before the committee was released, dominating news coverage. Trump talked on, speaking about insurance providers pulling out of Obamacare, the Saudi arms deal (including a shoutout to ...
He said it rang in his ears as "will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest", paraphrasing a quote attributed to English King Henry II that courtiers took to mean he wanted the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket murdered in the year 1170.
When it comes to approval numbers for Trump, the news only gets worse. Quinnipiac's latest poll is less than encouraging for the president, with his approval rating declining to 34 percent, its lowest level recorded by Quinnipiac. "If this were a prize fight, some in his corner might be thinking about throwing in the towel". The numbers reflect the public's growing distrust surrounding possible Trump-Russia connections - 31% of respondents said Trump did something illegal in dealing with ...
Sure he wanted to uphold a campaign promise, but he was also eager to tell off Europe and was mad that Emmanuel Macron tried to emasculate him in the press. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that Trump's effort to prop up the coal industry has been successful. This is true (and mining employment was up 6,600 in May), but that's not the same as coal-sector jobs, of course, although to his credit Mr Pruitt has since kinda-sorta corrected himself: "We've had over 50,000 jobs since ...
It costs the New York Police Department between $127,000 and $146,000 per day to guard Trump Tower as Melania and Barron Trump live there. The move will officially take place next Wednesday, June 14th, according to people familiar with the planning.
As the child climbed on a play structure, Thomas allegedly grabbed him and shoved something into his mouth. The nanny checked the boy's mouth and initially found nothing in it, police said. She runs around talking to herself. Police said anyone with information about the case should call UC Berkeley police's criminal investigations bureau at 510-642-0472 during business hours and 510-642-6760 at other times.
In Trump's inauguration speech, he declared , "From this day forward, it's going to be only America first". "First and foremost, for Hawaii in particular, the science really speaks clearly", Lerner said . State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the sole trustee of the $192 billion state pension system with a voice in corporate shareholder governance, said he will use that power to press companies to "seek out sustainable investments and change corporate behavior".
The order said the judges considered "inequities" caused by the gerrymandered maps and the great costs of ordering special elections "in only the most cursory fashion". The federal courts have ruled that Republicans relied too heavily on the use of race as they drew new legislative and congressional lines in 2011. "The only ruling now in place requires the districts to be redrawn prior to the November 2018 elections", Forest said.
Trump said in a post on Twitter . North Korea is likely showing its determination to push ahead in the face of global pressure to rein in its missile programme and "to pressure the [South Korean] government to change its policy on the North", South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said.
It all sets up a he-said, he-said conflict. "The RNC's job is to defend and promote the President", the senior RNC official said. You had a mayor or a police chief she appointed and the police chief investigates the campaign and the mayor fires the police chief.
We had hoped Northwestern could draw a big name school like Louisville, Notre Dame or Duke after the Wildcats' historic run to the NCAA Tournament , but we'll have to make do with what we have. NC State prepares for the 2017-18 season under new head coach Kevin Keatts. "This game will no doubt strengthen our schedule and be another test for us away from Carver-Hawkeye Arena early in the season".
Abe, who is also the ruling party's president, said the government will handle the proposal "thoroughly". Roh Jae-cheon, a spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing the missiles flew northeast at a maximum altitude of about 2 km.
His visit comes a day after big insurer Anthem , the largest seller of Obamacare plans in OH, said it was effectively abandoning that market in the state next year . Hamilton County , though, which covers the Cincinnati metro area, was one of just eight OH counties that preferred Clinton to Trump on election day - by 10 percentage points.
Political experts argue social media helped Mr. Trump win the White House . Two advisers to President Donald Trump attacked morning show hosts for covering the president's tweets after he issued a series of statements pushing his "travel ban", an executive order banning USA entry for individuals from six majority Muslim nations.
Trump has brushed aside such worries in favor of the potential economic boosts from environmental deregulation on numerous occasions, most recently with last week's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. "He's going to continue moving forward with exactly what the people of this country elected him to do". "Presidential leadership is what delivered the Interstate Highway System" during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s, "and Roosevelt got the dams and locks started" in the 1930s ...
Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, June 2, 2017. Sandusky wasn't arrested until a tip in 2011 led investigators to interview the shower witness. At the center was Spanier, the 69-year-old who once ranked among the nation's most prominent and longest-serving university leaders.
He is a good guy. Mr. Comey said, "You will get that from me" but went away thinking "it is possible we understood the phrase "honest loyalty" differently". According to Comey, Trump was acutely aware of the political toll of the investigation, complaining that the probe had left a "cloud" that was "impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country".
Not from anonymous sources or friends, but from the former director himself. Somewhere, reporters for the Times and the Washington Post are smiling. "At the end of his conversation, Trump said: "'Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know, '" Comey reported , adding: "I did not reply or ask him what he meant by 'that thing'".
Watch for a battle between Democrats and Republicans over how to characterize Trump's request of Comey - as well as Trump's other requests, like his repeatedly asking Comey for his loyalty. That investigation is being led by Robert Mueller, Comey's predecessor. Wray's nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. James Comey said on Thursday he was disturbed by President Donald Trump's bid to get him to drop a probe into the former national security advisor, but the former Federal ...
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, joined the three other Ohio Democrats in the U.S. House in writing a letter Wednesday to Trump urging his administration to act on broad policies that invest in America's infrastructure. States and cities will also receive grants to meet their own infrastructure needs. Trump will be speaking on the topic of infrastructure at the Rivertowne Marina beginning at about 1:20 p.m.
One lawmaker in the House spoke out during the debate on several bills, expressing her frustration. Rauner blamed Democrats for his failure to get his budget proposal enacted - and for wrecking the grand bargain. The state has been seeing a budget deadlock that has lasted about two years now. "The need for this legislation was evident from the heartbreaking calls and e-mails that we have received over the years from frustrated transgender Illinoisans who say the outdated Illinois law ...
A day after a child was stabbed to death and two others left in critical condition, Tiffany Phillips, 25, and her son Josai Phillips, visited the familiy's apartment to leave a balloon tied to the railing. In an interview, neighbor Tim Hill recalled seeing the injured woman in the immediate aftermath of the incident. It wasn't immediately clear when or why she was released from the mental hospital and whether the daughter in the 2005 attack is the same one found critically injured Monday in ...
Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, did not immediately respond to a Reuters query about whether Comey's testimony would support an obstruction case. "'I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know, "' Comey recalled being told by Trump, adding that he didn't ask the president what "that thing" referred to.