Two former senior Justice Department officials said it made little sense to fire Comey while the Justice Department Inspector General was still doing a review of the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation. That was not included in the memo dated Tuesday in which Rosenstein outlined his recommendation to fire Comey. But Rosenstein's own role in Comey's firing became increasingly murky Wednesday.
On Monday , former acting attorney general Sally Yates told a Senate panel she met twice with senior White House staff in late January to inform them of Flynn's deception and warn that he could be subject to blackmail by Russian Federation.
Spicer's announcement came the same day that a team of top administration officials postponed deliberations on whether to recommend that the USA stay in the pact or exit it, which Trump promised to do during last year's presidential campaign.
Kellyanne Conway does not take to having someone roll their eyes at her... especially when it's Anderson Cooper! "There are any number of issues and events that brought the president to this decision", she said. Conway replied: 'You're conflating two things that don't belong together. Meanwhile, Cooper pressed on, asking Conway why it wasn't fair game to refer to Trump's remarks as a candidate: "So that person doesn't exist anymore, candidate Donald Trump?".
First, there are no major movements to remove monuments in dedication to American heroes. Supporters and protesters were on scene to watch the workers bring down the controversial display. The 6-foot-tall bronze statue stands atop a roughly 12-foot tall column in a street also named after Davis. "The statues that are being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the 'Cult of the Lost Cause, ' a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white ...
President Donald Trump has scheduled a White House meeting for late Wednesday morning with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat. Speaking via video conference from Sochi in Russian Federation where he is meeting with Putin, President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Russian Federation for its continuous support for the Palestinian people.
Former President Barack Obama resurfaced Sunday night to say in a speech that it takes "political courage" to save the Affordable Care Act and not a lot of courage to do things to please the rich, powerful and influential. "So if we don't take the necessary action to slow and ultimately stop these trends, the migration that has put such a burden on Europe already will just continue to grow".
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, to appear before the Senate to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding Trump's action. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is dismissing that idea, saying a new investigation would only "impede the current work being done". Authority to Appoint Special Prosecutor Rosenstein has the authority to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate ...
She said he would meet with Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe later on Wednesday and that the administration wanted the Russian Federation investigation to be completed to show "there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia".
A number of other senior offices are not yet officially set to be filled. Viola, a former Army officer who went on to become a billionaire on Wall Street, cited the complications of getting through the Pentagon's conflict-of-interest rules.
The White House has already begun its search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Flynn is now one of the key figures in the investigation. Tillerson struck a hard line on Ukraine, stating that "the need for progress toward full implementation of the Minsk agreements" and that "sanctions on Russian Federation will remain in place until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered them".
The Peoples Climate March was the culmination of a string of Earth Week protests that began with last Saturday's March for Science. On their official website, they cite the need to "call out the politicians who threaten our climate, communities, and jobs".
Much of the news media carried that message on Saturday. "Eliminated", the ad says before purporting Trump also proposed the "biggest tax cut plan in history". "A respected Supreme Court justice: confirmed", the ad says while showing a clip of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as he takes his oath to uphold the high office.
The historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida, is at the center of criticism for providing a platform to the secretary to speak. In February, a statement of hers said historically black colleges and universities are the " real pioneers when it comes to school choice ".
According to witnesses, the 49-year-old gunman never left his poolside chair as he opened fire on seven people , killing one. The three surviving victims were taken to the hospital. Responding to questions about the university's response to Monday's attack, Carter said no sirens were used because they would have indicated that something else was going on, such as a lockdown.
No, it's not Mexican Independence Day, so don't be one of those people who gets confused. "True friendship, they say, must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity to be worthy of its name", said Ambassador Gutierrez during the Cinco De Mayo event, referring to the tensions.
Seven people were arrested, including one for obstructing an officer and wearing a mask to evade police, and another for possessing a knife. But the confrontations didn't materialize, largely because of a significant police presence and that members of an extremist left-wing group didn't show up to provoke clashes.
The cause of death was traumatic brain injury that resulted from several falls, including a fall down a set of basement stairs, according to a 65-page statement issued by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller after a county grand jury investigation.
Beta Theta Pi at Penn State University is suspended after the death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza. According to the Centre County district attorney, Piazza was made to run the gauntlet of drinking stations at a fraternity pledging event in February.
In the letter, Mr. Trump acknowledged that Mr. Comey had informed him "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation. The White House has cited a memo from Rosenstein, in which he criticizes Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email practices.
On Tuesday, McCain criticized Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into whether Trump's associates coordinated with Russian Federation to tip the election in the president's favor. Ahead of the vote, Sen. "Just when we thought all hope was lost, common sense prevailed today in the United States Congress", Jessica Ennis, Earthjustice senior legislative representative, said.
I want to explain to her what happens when somebody is President of the United States: People cover everything they do and they question everything they do and, according to the Constitution, they have a right to question everything they do.
He finished with 61 strikes on his 95 pitches before giving way to the bullpen. He walked just two Pirates and struck out five. Counting a grand slam by Bellinger on Saturday - Sunday's game was rained out - Taylor gave the Dodgers grand slams in consecutive games for the first time since September 2004.
There is no word on whether Oliver, a white police officer, will be arrested for the shooting death of Jordan Edwards. His 16-year-old brother was driving. Merritt said Jordan's shooting brings to mind the high-profile deaths of other black people after police encounters that have sparked outrage and protest in recent years, but that this case stood out for its "sheer recklessness".
The report was heart-wrenching, sickening and incomprehensible, Penn State President Eric Barron said . "That is an impossible burden to place on them". "Moving forward, the university is strongly hoping to work with the many parties involved, including Greek-life student active members, national fraternity organizations, alumni boards and parents in order to have a viable Greek life system in the future", she said.
As the lightning-rod secretary of education stepped behind the lectern, she was greeted with immediate boos from the students - a deepening roar that had begun in smatters minutes earlier when she received her honorary doctorate from school President Edison O.
Even as DeVos charged on with her address, ignoring the ongoing boos and jeers, members of the audience turned their back to the Education Secretary in a sign of disrespect. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to speak with you", DeVos said. According to CNN , Jackson told the student body, "If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you".
According to police, Soules fled the scene, but he left his truck behind. The Iowa State Patrol said Soules was driving a truck that rear-ended a tractor near Aurora around 8:00 p.m. Neither Soules or anyone connected to the Iowan has commented on last night's arrest or his current status as of early this morning. Chris Soules was under arrest after five hours of the fatal accident on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will order a review of offshore areas now off limits to oil and gas drilling to determine which might be reopened, in his administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production. According to USA Today , Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is also "directed to review all designations and expansions of marine monuments or sanctuaries designated under the Antiquities Act within the last 10 years".
DeVos , a West Michigan native, initially drew ire from students and supporters from historically black colleges and universities , or HBCUs, throughout the country after she connected HBCUs to the school choice movement in February. According to The Washington Post , students at Bethune-Cookman delivered a petition with thousands of signatures demanding the university drop her as a scheduled speaker.
And while his confirmation hearings were ongoing, Rosenstein reportedly told New York Senator Chuck Schumer that, if confirmed, he would appoint a special counsel to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation if it were necessary - an answer that's all the more relevant considering Rosenstein's role in Comey's sudden firing.
Landry and Edwards have fought about everything from funding for Landry's department to whether the attorney general has the final say over state contracts. Sterling, 37, was killed by police in Baton Rouge in July 2016. Amundson didn't immediately return messages asking him about the alleged verbal threat.
Stras, 42, a former University of Minnesota Law School professor, was on Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees. Justice Kennedy's vote has also been crucial in a number of Court rulings that have protected against government and corporate abuse.
Perhaps more appealing to Trump than a summer on the golf course, though, is the thought of an all-out war between Republicans and Democrats, something he's clearly encouraging. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has already dismissed Trump's call for the end of the legislative filibuster. "The notion that he would consider this a failure is really troubling" said McCaskill.
James Frank of Wichita Falls. "We believe there is room for all of us to care for these children, and we believe this bill ensures the inclusion of everyone while enabling us to adhere to our deeply held religious convictions", he added.
There is no mention in the ad of the botched attempts to implement a travel ban or pass legislation overhauling the Affordable Care Act. Funding for his promised wall along the USA border with Mexico, for example, needed to be stripped out of a federal funding bill in order to prevent a government shutdown.
Democrats have called in near unison for an independent prosecutor to be appointed to oversee the Russian Federation investigation, given concerns about the aims of a Trump-appointed FBI director. The administration said on Tuesday that Comey's firing stemmed from his handling of an election-year Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
He killed Manny Castro Garcia on June 10, 2016. Castro said her son was a noble person who studied and worked hard and was loved by everyone he knew. Numerous shootings took place in southwest Phoenix , with the victims targeted as they stood outside homes or walked about the area's predominantly Latino, working-class neighborhoods.
Students across the country and here in northeast Wisconsin will be kicking up the kick-stands and putting on helmets on Wednesday for National Bike to School Day. The day, which is organized nationally by the same organization that promotes "Walk to School day", is created to promote physical activity and bicycle safety.
On Thursday, Zinke did not say directly whether Trump has the authority to hold lease sales in the banned areas. "We don't need a man-made disaster in the form of an oil spill". "When President Obama withdrew irreplaceable and sensitive waters of the Arctic Ocean and important parts of the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling, it was a bold step in protecting these seas for our future and girding the global community against the worst effects of climate change", said Trip Van Noppen, ...
Munoz and his people for not trying to throw the city under the bus or pass the buck", Demetrio said . Dr. Dao's legal team also announced Thursday they've reached a settlement with United for the incident on April 9th. The airline will now offer passengers up to $10,000 to give up their spot, should the flight be overbooked-a practice United also said it would keep to a minimum.
The move by Texas to criminalize noncooperation comes less than two weeks after a federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump administration from withholding certain US funds from regions that decline to assist stepped-up enforcement of immigration laws leading to deportation.
Under the shadow of a possible USA pullout from the 2015 Paris climate accord, envoys are meeting in Germany on implementing the details of the deal. Big emitters like the United States and China, he said, must "lead the way" in the fight against climate change. Lisa Murkowski were just some of the discussions she is holding over the next two weeks as part of her White House "listening tour".
At 1 p.m. UC Berkeley tweeted that police had made two arrests . That event was canceled because of violent protests by a left-wing extremist group that smashed windows on campus and set fires outside the student union. Coulter, a conservative commentator, had been invited to speak by conservative student groups. Demonstrators gather Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif.
Rogers's carefully worded remarks before the Senate panel confirmed what USA officials had been warning about for months: Russian Federation would likely attempt to intervene in the French election by hacking into the computer systems of its political organizations.
Rep. Jim Himes, D-4 District, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own investigation into possible ties with Russian Federation, said , "The White House cited Director Comey's handling of the investigation into Secretary Clinton's emails as the reason for the firing, but many will be rightly skeptical of that explanation".
In the days since the bodies were discovered, the case has raised more questions than answers. Blood was splattered on the walls of their apartment. MacDowell said he recently hugged Field for making him feel better and told him, "You're lucky I don't kiss you". According to ABC News affiliate WCVB , the 11th floor penthouse where the Boston doctors died was purchased for $1.9 million in 2013.
There was another big difference in the 26th edition of what was formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards: TV shows were newly eligible for Golden Popcorn trophies. Watson is known for her tireless campaigns promoting women's rights and gender equality - so the award couldn't have gone to a more deserving victor.
Conservative allies of the Trump administration say White House officials have worked diligently since Trump's inauguration in January to comb through suggested nominees, vet them and prepare them for nomination. It would take congressional action to break up the 9th U.S. Circuit, and Republicans introduced bills this year to do just that. Among other things, Schiff successfully argued Sackett v.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told the daily briefing on Monday: "It's true that President Obama made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of General Flynn's". Once again, he categorically denied his administration has anything to do with Russian Federation. US President Donald Trump insisted there is no evidence he colluded with Russia after a Senate hearing that highlighted warnings that his former national security advisor was vulnerable to Russian blackmail.