Author: 0 USA spy chiefs are ducking questions about Trump and Russian Federation

The intelligence officials are also expected to defend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , or FISA, which will expire on December 31 unless Congress votes to reauthorize it. Heinrich [D-N.M.] and my questions deserve answers. I'm quite sure it's the latter. King hammered relentlessly on the point that there was no legal reason at all for Coats not to answer questions in open session and Coats answered, in effect and repeatedly , that he would prefer not to.

Author: 0 Iran arrests dozens of Islamic State 'agents' following Tehran attacks

In a condolence message ahead of a funeral for the victims, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attack: " will not damage the Iranian nation's determination and the obvious result is nothing except an increase in hate for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like Saudi (Arabia )".

Author: 0 Sen. King grills Trump intelligence officials

Trump's unexpected ouster of Comey stunned Washington , with critics questioning the timing of the firing . The statement ran counter to what senior intelligence officials had previously promised both publicly and in private briefings during the previous administration of President Barack Obama, a Democrat, lawmakers and congressional staffers working on drafting reforms to Section 702 said .

Author: 0 Have LeBron's NBA Finals opponents been better than MJ's?

No NBA team had overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals until LeBron James and the Cavs did it a year ago, storming back and stunning defending champion Golden State. I got a promotion when I got to the 30s. "I won't be able to play this game forever, but I do know I'll be able to work out for quite a while". It allows us to gather a snapshot of any team at any point, like say, every NBA Finalist entering Game 1 of the championship round.

Author: 0 Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

That cut Golden State's lead to 3-1, but as usual Green's stats were only a small chapter of his story. The incident was captured by TMZ . Green's mom later said apologies had been exchanged, but still, it might be a good thing that the series is returning to Oakland.

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Author: 0 Michelle Carter text message

I was the one on the phone with him and he got out of the vehicle because he was working and he got scared and I (expletive) told him to get back in. "A third text to a friend after Carter found out the police were going to search through Roy's phone stated: ".they read my messages with him I'm done.

Author: 0 Intel agencies want to make the most controversial foreign surveillance rule permanent

NSA Director Michael Rogers broke down two scenarios in which the core controversy, namely the incidental violation of the right to privacy for US citizens, comes up. "If the answer is yes, then we refer the conversation to the Department of Justice", Rogers continued. Rogers added that the NSA "purges the data" if the conversation has no valid intelligence goal.

National Intel chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to intervene in investigations
Author: 0 Intel chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to intervene in investigations

Heinrich replied: "You realize - and obviously this is not releasing any classified information - you realize how simple it would simply be to say, no, that never happened". "We know what you mean", one of the senators reassured him. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), silencing her when she tried to pin Rosenstein down. Richard Burr of North Carolina, said he would focus Wednesday on reauthorizing a key portion of a USA surveillance law that is set to expire later this year.

National Portland Stabbing Suspect: 'You Call it Terrorism, I Call it Patriotism'
Author: 0 Portland Stabbing Suspect: 'You Call it Terrorism, I Call it Patriotism'

Mr Best, 53, died on the train and Mr Namkai-Meche died at the hospital a short time later. The family of accused MAX attacker Jeremy Christian is offering condolences to those affected by the incident. "I call it patriotism!" during his first court appearance since the deadly Friday episode in Portland. "Suffice it to say, that I think it's immensely, immensely and morally wrong how much money we have gotten as opposed to the money, love, kindness that has been given to that ...

National Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating
Author: 0 Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

President Donald Trump gives a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. US President Donald J. He also said Trump wanted him to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn . He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons ...

National Rockies escape late jam, beat Cubs for 6th win in row
Author: 0 Rockies escape late jam, beat Cubs for 6th win in row

In 2014, they won 21 away games the entire season. So it's not in our heads all the time. Raisel Iglesias got his 12th save. The Rockies replied with four runs in the top of the second - all coming after two outs. Starlin Castro also connected for the AL East leaders in the opener of a three-game series between division foes. According to reports, Price cursed at the reporter and then two others when they asked to interview him.

Author: 0 Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act

At the riverfront rally, Trump said if the American economy is to completely recover "we must end Obamacare". Just moments before the president began his speech, the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington was hearing testimony from Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Adm.

National Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad
Author: 0 Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

If the fact that voters generally disapprove of Trump's constant tweets is bad for him, the Politico poll also underscored that voters disapprove of the Trump presidency and his recent actions such as his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.

Author: 0 If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them

Comey told the Senate panel that he shared an unclassified memo about his February conversation with Trump about Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel. "I was sacked in some way to change, or the endeavour was to change, the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted. That is a very big deal".

Author: 0 Spicer: All of Trump's tweets are his official statements

That tweet that was retweeted or liked more than 100,000 times . Trump told people at the time that he anxious the decision would be seen as an admission of defeat - and has continued to express frustrations with the Justice Department's actions.

Author: 0 Vacation Bible School for June 10, 2017

Vacation Bible School , 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for ages 3-4 and grades K-5. The Bible school is free and open to children ages 5 years old to preteen. ■ New Life Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 1456 Worthington Road, will host its second annual men's day service and celebration at 11 a.m. June 25 .

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Author: 0 'Outrageous' That Comey Didn't Publicly Clear Trump

For Trump's most ardent supporters, Comey's testimony exonerated the president. In particular, three main themes stood out. The issue of the Trump election campaign's relationship with Russian Federation has dogged Trump's first months in office and distracted from his policy goals such as overhauling the US healthcare system and making tax cuts.

National Senate tax chief says scope for tax cuts still unclear
Author: 0 Senate tax chief says scope for tax cuts still unclear

The tax reforms would be comprised of such cur rates. "The concerns were, 'The guy won't pay and he won't listen, '" said one of Isikoff's sources, who is described as a "lawyer close to the White House ". Taylor said, "We're really hoping that we get an opportunity to go in and explain why there would be such a negative impact". United Way Worldwide wants the Trump administration to allow people to deduct their charitable donations, even if they take the standard deduction.

Author: 0 Internet, Marco Rubio confused by McCain; McCain blames Diamondbacks game

But given how McCain's questions took over the internet , the Diamondbacks chose the flawless time to break out the John McCain GIF. McCain went on: "At the same time you made the announcement there would be no charges brought against then-Secretary Clinton for any activities involved in the Russian Federation involvement in our engagement, in our election".

Author: 0 Spicer on Trump's Tweets: 'They're Considered Official Statements By the President'

FOLKENFLIK: The institute sent a letter yesterday to White House officials to demand that Trump stop blocking people from following his Twitter accounts. Washington is laser focused on the upcoming Comey hearing. Many of his aides regarded his recently concluded first oversees trip - during which his personal @realDonaldTrump missives were largely boring - as a success .

Author: 0 LeBron and co not about to give up on NBA Finals

Cleveland scored 49 in the first quarter and 86 during a dizzying opening 24 minutes that left players and fans gasping for air. Admit it, you thought the Cavs had it when J.R. The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors sweep them, and it was Cleveland , not Golden State, which busted Finals scoring records in the first half.

Author: 0 Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

Grilled by senators, intelligence officials including Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday refused to answer whether President Donald Trump asked them to intervene in a probe into alleged Russian interference in the USA election.

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Author: 0 President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader

Earlier on Thursday, Comey said , " Lordy , I hope there are tapes". He claimed that The New York Times quoted from the memo before Trump's tweet , although that is not born out by the timeline. - Donald Trump " I didn't say that and I didn't say the other", he added, referring to the charge that he also asked Comey to drop the probe of Mike Flynn, who was sacked as national security adviser after lying about contacts with Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Warriors vs. Cavaliers 2017

Golden State actually appeared to be in a bit of jeopardy on Wednesday night in Game 3 , trailing by 113-107 late in the contest. "He's been an wonderful player in this league for a long time , and I think he's - he senses this is his time , his moment, his team".

Author: 0 USA lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

Two of the men he would have had to convince to do that, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers , testified before the committee on Wednesday. To put it in frustratingly opaque government-speak, these top intelligence officials haven't confirmed whether Trump had inappropriate conversations with them about the FBI investigation.

Author: 0 Little girl's soccer team kicked out because she 'looks like a boy'

As the news spread, USWNT legend Abby Wambach shared Mili's story and spoke up for the 8-year-old with words of encouragement. So, not only was Hernandez banned, but her whole team got booted as well. She also has short hair. Her father Gerardo Hernandez is supportive of his daughter's passion, saying, "It's what she likes". Wambach said she won championships with short hair.

National US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts
Author: 0 US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

He, too, was not very forthcoming. Except, the Post is not reporting that Trump directed or pressured these intelligence officials to interfere in the FBI investigation. He has already spoken with newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller - who has taken over the FBI's Russian Federation investigation - regarding his testimony, and Comey will likely not divulge any new information on the probe, his associates told Politico .

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Author: 0 Mitt Romney to speak at his political summit in Park City

After being looked over as a finalist for secretary of state in the Trump administration, Romney has spent time campaigning for GOP candidates and taking to social media to weigh in on political matters. Trump also had harsh words for the former MA governor, calling him a "stiff" and a "catastrophe" who "choked like a dog" by losing to Barack Obama in 2012.

Author: 0 NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations

During Wednesday morning's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers , and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly declined to directly answer whether Trump asked them to publicly downplay the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe, or to otherwise interfere with the investigation, as numerous reports claim .

Author: 0 Top Intel Officials: Trump Never Pressured Us Regarding Russia Probe

House Armed Services committee lawmakers did not raise the issue when National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers recently appeared before a subcommittee hearing on cyber issues. Some officials said they viewed the prospective appointment of Feinberg as an effort to put pressure on intelligence agencies to close ranks with the White House.

Author: 0 Comey says Trump's lying, Trump says Comey's lying

Trump has emphatically denied the most serious allegations: that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, and that he tried to chill the investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russians who were attempting to interfere in the November 8 election.

Author: 0 President Trump details one trillion dollar infrastructure plan

Behind the president during his remarks was a barge of West Virginia coal. Trump said opposition from Democrats needed to be overcome in order to gain passage of a new law. Trump says the families have "had their lives completely upended by the disaster known as Obamacare". That drama will come to a head on Thursday when former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, who was leading the Russian Federation probe until Trump fired him last month, testifies before a Senate ...

National The first heat wave of the year is on the way
Author: 0 The first heat wave of the year is on the way

Although summer hasn't officially started yet, several days of scorching temperatures are in store for Chicago this week. In addition to the heat, we will have a fair amount of humidity. There are slight chances for rain and thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday and again on Sunday . Northeast wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Sunday , it will be sunny with a high near 90, the weather service said.

National Dad recognizes 'dry drowning' symptoms in son after reading viral story
Author: 0 Dad recognizes 'dry drowning' symptoms in son after reading viral story

Almost a week later, the child died suddenly when his father, Francisco Delgado Jr., noticed he stopped breathing, KTRK reports . Over the next week, he displayed symptoms that resembled a stomach bug - vomiting and diarrhea. The majority of dry drowning victims are children, medical experts say. USA Today spoke with Purva Grover , the medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatric emergency told parents that when their kids have a "near-drowning event...get ...

Author: 0 Who do you believe, Comey or Trump?

But Mr Trump insisted during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave to the Senate intelligence committee , and asserted that nothing in his testimony showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice .

National Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders
Author: 0 Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

The Raleigh ACT march is one of more than two dozen scheduled across the country. Sharia is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition as found in the Quran and the teachings of the prophet Muhammed. CAIR is planning a counter-protest on Sunday at 11 a.m. The other rally is a counter demonstration declaring solidarity with Seattle's Muslim community; it's permitted for a nearby park.

Author: 0 'Gays for Trump' group banned from marching in Pride parade

The contrast between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump with regards to support of the LGBT community was also mentioned. We are immigrants, we are women, we are seniors, we are communities of color, and on and on. Conservative gay Americans, for their part, view the march as a partisan event emphasizing "division far more than equality", said Gregory T. Angelo, president of Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBT group .

National 'Lies, plain and simple' - Comey on Trump admin
Author: 0 'Lies, plain and simple' - Comey on Trump admin

President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey on Twitter early Friday following the previous day's dramatic Senate hearing. Comey's memos would not sit idly for long. Comey said he has since turned over his memos to Mueller. McCain's questions were so jumbled that he later clarified in a statement that he was trying to determine whether Trump's actions qualified as obstruction of justice .

Author: 0 Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey over memos

U.S. President Donald Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said things that " just weren't true" in his testimony under oath at the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said. "I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign", Sessions said at the time .

National Nikki Haley claims Trump DOES believe in climate change
Author: 0 Nikki Haley claims Trump DOES believe in climate change

When asked why the USA pulled out of the climate agreement, Haley blamed former president Barack Obama for agreeing to regulations that were "too onerous", too strict and ultimately unachievable. Between this and his earlier comments, many thought he was a climate change denier. To which, France President Emmanuel Macron said: "We will not renegotiate a less ambitious accord".

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, NATO; promises change

The White House has yet to explain how the president will achieve that, other than to say he expects trade deals to be "fair". "And he views not just Germany but the rest of Europe as an important American ally". "Since you're misquoting the chancellor, let me read what she actually said" Spicer claimed. President Trump tweeted Saturday morning . Europe needs to step up its presence on the worldwide stage, for example by bringing about solutions to issues such as the Libya conflict, ...

Author: 0 Why is Donald Trump so eager to protect Mike Flynn?

Even before Comey's cryptic reference Thursday, Democratic senators had been raising more questions about Sessions' contacts with Kislyak. The key issue before the Senate Intelligence Committee was whether Trump sought to obstruct the investigation in nine conversations with Comey this year, leading up to his dismissal of the FBI chief on May 9.

National White House, Intel Chiefs Want to Make Internet Spying Law Permanent
Author: 0 White House, Intel Chiefs Want to Make Internet Spying Law Permanent

Because American citizens have Fourth Amendment rights, running into Americans in the course of foreign surveillance creates the sticky situation known as incidental collection, a major focus for privacy advocates seeking reform. "We have never, not once, found an intentional violation of this program", Coats said. He claimed that in 90 percent of cases, that form of collection is a result of two foreign targets who talk about a third person who is in the U.S.

National I-30 Closes After 18-Wheeler Pursuit Ends in Fiery Crash, Standoff
Author: 0 I-30 Closes After 18-Wheeler Pursuit Ends in Fiery Crash, Standoff

Around the Cooper Street exit on I-30, the semi crashed into a vehicle and then into a median. Perez said the semi hit several vehicles before it crashed and caught fire in Arlington. Fort Worth police reported the driver of the second auto involved in the crash "was able to escape" tand transported to an area hospital. Police said that SWAT teams were "working a standoff" with the stopped vehicle and at 3:20pm reported that "the occupant of the 18-wheeler is in custody".

National Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm
Author: 0 Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

Nor is the President wrong in his assertion that Qatar has a longstanding problem with terrorist financing. The president has claimed that his conversations there pushed him to call out Qatar. "We will issue a statement if we find out that it is designed against a particular country", Zakaria added. The emirate was responding just hours after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain published a list of 59 people and entities linked to "terrorism".

Author: 0 Plans To Privatize Air Traffic Control System In Works

Dismissing the current system as an anachronism, Trump said the air traffic control operations needed to be separated from the Federal Aviation Administration , an approach that USA airlines have long championed. "I share President Trump's desire to make travel in America's airspace safer, more efficient and technologically advanced", Estes says. "That air traffic can be managed from Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, for instance, because of the technology with cameras, sensors and things like ...

Author: 0 US National Spelling Bee Contest: 12-Year-Old Girl Wins $40k Prize

This was the 90th National Spelling Bee , an event celebrated on social media, shown on ESPN , and generally, something that serves as a true delight for even the most casual of word nerds. Congratulations to our 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion, Ananya Vinay . New rules this year are aimed to prevent tie endings like last year, where two joint winners both got United States dollars 40,000 cash prizes.

National Damaging Comey revelations exert pressure on Trump presidency
Author: 0 Damaging Comey revelations exert pressure on Trump presidency

Even in his prepared statements released Wednesday, Comey made it explicitly clear that he did tell Trump three times that he was not personally under investigation, noting the dates of January 6, Jan. Comey also testified regarding his concerns his one-on-one conversations with Trump, which he said he felt the need to report in memos. We could potentially be looking at years of investigators prowling around Washington, fishing in every pond, hoping to catch the kind of big fish that would ...