The Pentagon chief is asking Congress to pass President Trump's 2018 spending request of $639.1 billion and chastised Capitol Hill lawmakers for imposing automatic spending cuts known as sequestration which he says is a bigger threat to our military then the enemy in the field.
White House aides declined to talk on the record about Trump's words. The president's private comments seem to fly in the face of his public ones, in which he has called the House bill, "incredibly well crafted", among other things. Separately, when reporters asked how much time the public deserved to see the bill before a vote, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said, "Well, I think we're not anxious so much about that as we are getting it together so we can get ...
New questions about Sessions were raised last week , after former FBI Director James Comey said that he and other leaders at the agency had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did - and that the reasons behind that thinking are classified.
But shortly after 9 a.m., the White House issued a new schedule that indicated, just like the first two days of "infrastructure week", there were other things on Trump's mind. "They have had their lives completely upended by the disaster known as Obamacare", Trump said. "One of the biggest broken promises ever". And that's even before former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump has appeared to admit firing in part to ease his worries over the bureau's Russian Federation probe, testifies in ...
Mueller", he said . But Mr Sessions disputed that was why he lingered. Sessions had written a letter to Trump recommending Comey's firing. But after Comey was sacked - which Sessions recommended - Trump told NBC's Lester Holt that he had fired him because of the Russian investigation .
Sessions is facing a new wave of scrutiny after former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday. Senators are also expected to ask the nation's chief law enforcement officer about his decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into possible ties between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump .
Rolling Stone has settled a lawsuit with the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were falsely accused of raping a female student in a November 2014 article, The Daily Caller has learned. The Virginia chapter had sued Rolling Stone for $25 million. Three alumni members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity had filed a separate lawsuit in federal court against the magazine, but that case was dismissed by a judge in June 2016.
Bernie". While both Northam and Perriello have pledged fierce opposition to Trump , Perriello has sought to portray his candidacy as the tip of the spear of the resistance. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But two 2016 Sanders supporters lost in recent special congressional elections, and other backers of the Vermont senator narrowly lost bids to chair the California and national Democratic parties.
Mr Mattis has also declared himself "shocked" by the state of the U.S. military's readiness, blaming legal budget caps and the grind of 16 years of constant war. Sequestration was created to be so injurious to the military that it would force Congress to compromise so its imposition would not be necessary. Mattis acknowledged that the request was $52 billion above the permitted cap under the Budget Control Act of 2011 of about $549 billion.
Diana Murphy, president of the USGA , said Tuesday that lessons were learned from the Johnson incident, in which he played the back nine of the final round not knowing whether he would be assessed a 1-stroke penalty for his ball having moved on the fifth green.
Secretary Mattis equated "winning" in Afghanistan with the Afghan government's ability to handle the enemy's level of violence, which he said will require a "residual force" of USA and allied forces to train Afghan troops and maintain high-end capabilities.
US College Student Otto Warmbier , has been released from North Korean prison where he was tried and imprisoned for more than a year. His parents say he's in a coma . Tillerson made no mention of Rodman's visit, and said the department would have no further comment on Warmbier and his condition, citing privacy concerns.
She went on to clarify that Rosenstein had the hiring and firing power, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March from anything related to the Russian Federation investigation. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. Ryan argued Mueller must be allowed to carry on his investigation "because of what [Trump] did with Comey", referring to the president's decision to fire the former ...
Paul. Yanez, who is Latino, testified last week that he saw a gun and that the driver, who was black, ignored his commands not to pull it out. After he shot Castile, Yanez is heard on the squad vehicle video telling a supervisor variously that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, then that he told Castile to get his hand off it.
Before asking to go back to their hotel, jurors asked to see a portion of Cosby's decade-old evidence from a civil action filed against him by Ms Constand. Constand said on the witness stand she didn't know Jackson. A jury considering sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby has asked for the testimony of the police officer who took accuser Andrea Constand's initial report.
As lawmakers grilled Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on the gap between President Trump's defense buildup promises and his 2018 budget, Mattis reassured them the "real growth" begins in 2019. McCain said he was confident that within the first 30-60 days of the Trump administration, a strategy would be produced. The issue of troop levels became especially sensitive in the Obama administration because precise so-called "force management levels" were set for USA deployments to Iraq and Syria.
Despite his swipe at partisanship, Trump encouraged the GOP senators to continue to fix the House bill, which the Congressional Budget Office estimates would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than if Obamacare were to stay intact.
The U.S. Secret Service said Monday that it doesn't have any tape recordings from President Trump inside the White House , according to a report , casting doubt on the existence of audio recordings of the president's conversations before he fired FBI Director James B.
For the embattled attorney general , the hearing will be the first time he is questioned by senators since January, when he testified during his confirmation hearing that he did not communicate with any Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when Sessions acted as an adviser to Trump .
Mr Comey testified Mr Flynn was the target of a criminal investigation at the time he was sacked, also confirming Mr Trump was not being directly investigated for alleged links to the Kremlin. "Who would do that?" Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance. I mean, think of it. "That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the Electoral ...
President Trump "aggressively courted" McCain to accept a position in his administration. The Guardian asked the republican leader about the message the commander-in-chief tried conveying. When asked if the country's global standing was better off under Obama than it is under Trump. Trump last week told British Prime Minister Theresa May that in light of public protests planned for Trump's potential state visit to the United Kingdom, he did not want to go ahead until the public ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify to Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning - in a sequel to last week's appearance by the fired FBI Director James Comey . Comey also testified that shortly after that meeting, he told Sessions that being left alone with Trump was inappropriate and should never happen again.
Comey also said that Lynch pushed him to call the investigation a "matter", rather than an "investigation". Comey, at the July 5 news conference concerning Clinton's email practice, said: "Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case".
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session Tuesday. There had previously been debate whether Sessions' testimony would be open or closed door. As for the timing of Sessions' recusal, Comey said the Federal Bureau of Investigation expected the attorney general to recuse himself weeks before he actually did.
Erdogan said he had never witnessed Doha supporting terrorism , adding Turkey "will continue to give all kinds of support to Qatar". On Thursday, Qatar rebuffed an invitation from Trump to come to the White House for mediation, saying it would ride out the crisis and that officials did not want to leave the country in the middle of it.
Given that as FBI director Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russian Federation and its possible collusion with the Trump team, the firing has led to questions about potential obstruction of justice. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal.
They reportedly overpowered the officers on the bus before killing them and escaping. "We're not sure", she said. The FBI released a wanted poster because both of the men are now wanted for homicide in the guards' deaths . The Oconee Enterprise also reported Dubose and Rowe were suspected of robbing a bank in Madison on Tuesday afternoon. "An attack on any American law enforcer is an attack on every American law enforcer", Rosenstein said.
During his election campaign, Mr Trump had said that climate change was a hoax and, since his announcement on Thursday, has avoided questions on the subject, as has White House press secretary Sean Spicer . "Just because the United States got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment", Ms Haley told CNN , adding that the terms of the Paris agreement , reached in 2015, were "too onerous".
A source told E! "Not exactly positive. I'm trying to figure it out now, but hoping to get to see some of my best friends from back home". As Kardashian enjoys her relationship with Younes Bendjima , Disick has been city hopping with a number of women, including young actress Bella Thorne and model Sofia Richie .
Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee has asked the court to reject Polanski's latest efforts , arguing that two previous Superior Court judges and an appeals court have ruled against the movie director, said The AP. "I was there. I'm fine". I don't think that I should be forced to lay my feelings bare and have a pity party for myself just for people's entertainment, and I'm not going to do it.
A graduate coaching assistant told administrators that he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in a football team shower in 2001. Spanier had been convicted in a March jury trial of misdemeanor child endangerment for brushing a 2001 allegation about Sandusky's abuse under the rug.
As the Stop Trumpcare guide on Indivisible says, "Every morning, Representatives and Senators start their day reading "press clips" - a collection of news stories that mention either the lawmaker or an issue they are following". By contrast, the debate over the Affordable Care Act spanned more than a year after former President Barack Obama's inauguration and involved more than 100 hearings, as well as adoption of multiple GOP-sponsored amendments.
He pointed out the many inconsistencies that Constand made to police, including that she had told authorities, in a sworn statement, that she and Cosby had never been alone prior to the alleged incident, a claim that the defense proved wasn't true.
She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president". His hunch was apparently correct, as the very next day former FBI director Bob Mueller was appointed to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation.
It added: "The DPRK is about 10,400 km far away from NY, but this is just not a long distance for a strike today". North Korea has hinted that it could test a long range missile capable of hitting NY, months after President Donald Trump insisted: "It won't happen ".
She said such a move would "destroy any shred of trust in the president's judgment that remains over here". "I am going to defend the integrity of that investigation", said Rosenstein . Lindsey Graham of SC tried to clarify where that line for "good cause" was. "Don't waste our time ", Schiff tweeted . Under questioning from Sen.
The president's 2018 proposed budget would cut spending at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by 32 percent and boost Defense Department spending by about 10 percent. Separately, 16 retired four-star generals and other ex-military officers said they would submit joint testimony to the Senate on Wednesday about the importance of foreign aid to national security.
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a U.S. missile defence system before it crashed. A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S.
In this, his seventh straight Finals, he became the first player to ever average a triple double (33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds , 10.0 assists ). OAKLAND , CA - JUNE 12: Stephen Curry #30 and Patrick McCaw #0 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.
It "will continue to engage with key worldwide partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment". Britain and Canada also did not sign the joint statement. Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti voiced his hope a future dialogue with the US could still develop in the near future.
Attorney for the Western District". Oklahoma's District 27 consists of Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties. Herdman, a former assistant USA attorney, is nominated to be US attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Trump in March ordered 46 USA attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration to tender their resignations. The other is Jay Town of Alabama, is a former associate at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter.
Community members have been encouraged to donate old, faded or tattered American flags in order for them to be disposed of in a respectful manner. For me, the United States flag represents freedom and our nation's commitment to achieving many challenging goals.
She said when Gardner would get off the van every afternoon, he would expect one thing - cookies. "You can see that my great-grandbaby suffered in that van", Christopher's great-grandmother Carrie Smith told the news station. She said the Arkansas Department of Health is closing the facility for the rest of the week due to a shigella outbreak. "When we pull up in the front, we blow the horn, they come out and check and then once we go to the back, we get out and check", the former employee ...
In a Tuesday hearing on the Justice Department budget for the 2018 fiscal year, Sen. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and the House one at 2 p.m. However, when pressed for comment, both the White House and the Senate Intelligence Committee seemed to think that the idea was ridiculous. "I mean Robert Mueller , there's some real conflicts", he explained.
The shooting was first reported about 7:30 p.m. and a multi-agency manhunt was underway a short time later, local media reported. It is not clear where or when he was arrested on Tuesday morning. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page , Weatherford is the 59th officer to die in the line of duty so far this year and the 21st to be killed by gunfire.
MacDonald's office said more information may be released later Tuesday. Hampton Police have declined to comment about the incident. Police say the suspects fled the store with cash in a silver sedan. He added that one of the suspects opened fire on police, hitting the injured officer. Hampton Police Division said the shooting happened near the AMC Theatre tweeted that people should not come to the area.
Sessions is skipping a separate hearing on Tuesday on the Justice Department's budget and sending his deputy for the session that will be open to the public. A lot of questions for Sessions cropped up after Comey's testimony last week . [Al] Franken [D-Minn.]. I want to know why, if he was recused from the Russian Federation investigation, he played any role in the dismissal of FBI Director Comey.
Casey 2017 Kids Count Data Book released today (Tuesday). However, child poverty rates remain high and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Arizona also has fewer children without insurance but more children living in poverty. The Kids Count in MI project is part of a broad national effort to improve conditions for children and their families. Linda O'Neal, executive director for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, said two factors contribute to the improvement of economic ...
The Trump administration is now reviewing the decision from the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that found Trump's travel ban unconstitutional , said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at Monday's press briefing, adding that he had the confidence that the president would ultimately be vindicated.
Bookies are taking bets under the odds of 4/7 (64% likelihood) that Trump will either be impeached or resign from his post before his full Presidential term is up in 2020, and 5/4 (44.4% likelihood) that he will serve his full term as POTUS.