Trump, however, doesn't appear to have any idea how misguided that kind of threat is - even if it is only a sham created to intimidate Comey. Trump has rejected the probe as "fake news", and claimed Comey assured him at a dinner and in two phone calls that he wasn't under investigation.
As has happened on previous occasions since Trump took office, different versions rapidly circulated of an event, in this case phone conversations between Comey and Trump and a dinner the pair had at the White House. Lester Holt was fully prepared, and asked all the key questions . Trump said Friday in a furious tweetstorm. "I'd had several conversations with him, but I didn't ask that question directly", she said.
Comey. During last year's presidential campaign, a Wall Street Journal reporter who had come to interview Mr. Trump in his office told him that he planned to tape the conversation. " You have to have Democrats, you have to have independents, you have to have Republicans". Democrats also expressed outrage at Trump trying to play it coy with the existence of tapes.
In an email Brooks sent Monday addressed "Dear Conservative", he railed against a GOP leadership that he said has forgotten a voter mandate "to repeal and replace Obamacare, to stop the flow of illegal immigration, to bring good manufacturing jobs back from overseas, and to end runaway government spending".
Greg Miller, one of The Post reporters who broke the story , told NPR's Ari Shapiro on All Things Considered that by sharing the information from another country, it could damage future intelligence gathering and USA relations with other partners.
That is thanks, in large part, to Isiah Thomas and his gaudy numbers (more on I.T. later). The Celts ranked 15th during the regular season in points allowed per game (105.4.) and they still haven't figured it out in the postseason, ranking 8th allowing, 103.4 points per game.
Widely considered to be a thank-you gift to his evangelical supporters, the order " Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty " calls for all tax-exempt organizations - but more specifically, churches - to be given the freedom to engage in political activity without suffering tax penalties.
About 280,000 Mormon boys ages 8 to 13 will remain in the Scouts while the church develops its own program, the Mormons said. Saying it wants a new, simplified program of its own that is more closely tailored to Mormon teenagers, the church announced that boys ages 14 to 18 will no longer participate in the Boy Scouts starting next year.
Mr. Trump, who tweeted Friday morning he is considered canceling the daily press briefing, said he would make a decision over the next few weeks if he would cancel them. A strong majority of evangelicals voted for Trump in November despite some predictions to the contrary. He then asked , "Does that sound familiar, by the way?" Falwell became a key surrogate and validator for the thrice-married Trump during the campaign, frequently travelling with Trump on the candidate's plane and ...
No one else was on the Learjet, which was coming from Philadelphia. The public works building was not struck, borough officials said, but two other buildings were damaged - with fire erupting on the roof of the National Paper & Envelope Corp.
The Palestinian leader said he envisions a two-state solution with a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem , and Israel's borders defined by the so-called 1967 lines. The front of the U.S. embassy is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel January 20, 2017. "I'm not going to get into the decision-making process", she said. Jerusalem's status is one of the most emotionally charged issues in the conflict, with both sides laying claims.
Brown was charged and convicted of wire fraud and tax evasion as part of her role in funneling money into a fake charity known as One Door for Education and then into her own personal bank account. She says that all the financial details were left to Simmons and other hired staffers, admitting that she should have paid more attention to the finances of One Door.
Here's a closer look at what happened in Sunday's missile launch, which came only a few days after the inauguration of a new South Korean president, and why it's viewed as a worrying development by North Korea's neighbors and Washington. One of the missiles looked similar to the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea had included in previous parades. Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the UN, has called the launch a message to South Korea after the inauguration of ...
Attorney for Utah under President George W. Bush, said in a statement anticipating the policy change. Both states saw a double digit percentage increase in the overdose death rate between 2014 and 2015. Sessions expressed support in general terms for drug treatment and prevention programs, but he emphasized that "criminal enforcement is crucial to stopping the violent transnational cartels that smuggle drugs across our borders, and the thugs and gangs who bring this poison into our ...
Saturday Night . A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible in western Oklahoma on Tuesday , forecasters said. Low: 68. Wind: S 15-20 miles per hour. NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Wednesday: Partly sunny & exceptionally warm.
I was thinking about it during this period of time", he said . The next day, however, Trump said he had been considering firing Comey for a while, and that Rosenstein's memo had sealed the deal. Bush administration. Several candidates were interviewed on Saturday, including New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge and former prosecutor Michael Garcia.
Did Trump fire James Comey for the initially stated reason that Attorney General Sessions and Deputy AG Rosenstein found his handling of the Clinton investigation unsatisfactory? Unwilling to believe his BFF Trump would ever do anything to hurt him, Spicey takes to the streets, motoring his podium up to NYC to get the truth in person.
Improper or fraudulent registrations, voting fraud and voter suppression are among the issues the commission will study , they said. Trump called the alleged voter fraud the most-pressing matter facing his presidency. However, since 2016, there have been cases of voter fraud in North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and Wyoming, said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a voter integrity group.
Mrs. Clinton sought to use Comey's exoneration of her as a reinforcement of her qualifications for the Presidency, but when Mr. Comey announced in late October 2016 that he had reopened his investigation, Mrs. "It's not necessarily the best idea". Congressional Democrats, not surprisingly, spoke about obtaining the recordings in even more forceful terms and have begun weighing procedural steps they could pursue to tie up Capitol Hill until this question is resolved.
The State Department said it believes about 50 detainees are being hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, about 45 minutes north of the capital Damascus. He did not give an official estimate for the total number killed, but cited an Amnesty International report that between 5,000 and 11,000 had died in the prison between 2011 and 2015.
The official said, "Politics and religion and morals often intersect". More than 1,300 clergy members put out a full-page ad in Politico , warning that "religious liberty" could be used as a weapon against LGBTQ individuals, women, and children in foster care.
It wasn't immediately clear who was operating the plane at the time of the crash, and NBC 4 NY wasn't immediately able to reach the company. The Federal Aviation Administration said the jet left Philadelphia and went down in Carlstadt. Carlstadt police said two crew members on board were killed in the crash. A man can be seen running across a parking lot toward the crash site as thick, black smoke spews into the air.
Ten members were arraigned Friday, and the other eight are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday. One of the students arraigned Tuesday - Becker - was arrested in mid-February on felony drug charges for allegedly selling large amounts of marijuana, according to court documents.
The lawsuit, filed by Richard Marksbury in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, says the city can not legally take down the statue of because it does not own the memorial or the land it's on. New Orleans is a predominantly black city of almost 390,000. "Another historic monument was removed under the cover of darkness using amateur, masked workers in armor, unmarked vehicles and equipment with a heavy police presence", said Peter McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee in a ...
NBC 4 NY reported Monday that Manzo and Cantin were robbed and physically attacked in Holmdel Township, New Jersey on Saturday, May 13. Dina Manzo is recovering after a scary home invasion over the weekend. The RHONJ star was also treated for injuries to the face as well. At the time of NBC News 4's initial report, Manzo and Cantin's identities weren't released by officials.
Truex called a year ago "the biggest heartbreaker", when he had several seconds on the field and came in to pit with 54 laps to go. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins agreed. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick finished 1-2 in the first two rounds of time trials-with Busch posting the fastest lap of the day at 190.624 miles per hour in the second round-but Blaney was fastest when it counted, on his third run on tires.
The Post reported that Trump shared "code-word information" - the term for intelligence classified at the highest possible level - with the Russians. Since Trump's reveal to Russian Federation, the White House has been trying to fix the situation by contacting the CIA and the National Security Agency.
In her lawsuit Roginsky alleges that Scott did not investigate her claims of sexual advances towards her, and was one of a number of executives that encouraged Fox News contributors to retaliate against former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who filed the sexual harassment lawsuit a year ago against Ailes that eventually led to his resignation.
The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the travel ban case Monday afternoon shortly after the language was removed . Skeptical federal judges peppered a government lawyer Monday with questions about how much weight to give President Donald Trump's campaign statements calling for a "Muslim ban" as they assess the constitutionality of his revised travel ban.
Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill. The divergent Republican comments revealed the debate within the party about how to gut aspects of the Affordable Care Act, which became law in 2010 and which the Republican Party has promised to repeal.
However, the federal prison population is expected to grow under Sessions' watch, considering both his battle against drug offenses and the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. The Justice Department memorandum orders prosecutors to pursue "the most serious, readily provable offense", noting that the offenses "carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences ".
On Friday morning, President Trump fired off a tweet suggesting he may have recorded the conversations he had with former FBI Director James Comey and threatened to release them if Comey spoke out. Mr. Comey again replied that he would give him "honesty" and did not pledge his loyalty, according to the account of the conversation. Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be ...
No date has been set as yet for Mr Comey's public testimony or any announcement of whether the Senate committee would be willing to hold the hearing publicly. Out of the gate, she asked him about this tweet and Trump's use of Clapper as cover. The letter didn't include any documentation and Trump, breaking with presidential precedent in the recent past, has refused to release any returns for public scrutiny.
He said that newly de-classified documentation "underscore the depths to which the Syrian regime has gone, with the continuing support of its allies, Russian Federation and Iran". An Amnesty International report , titled "Human Slaughterhouse", detailed the conditions behind these numbers, describing a setting where many detainees "have been killed after being repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care".
Despite all this, give me the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards at 9-to-5 tonight against the top-seeded Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal . The Wizards responded with more energy after half-time, but each of their mini-runs were quickly beaten back by Boston , which continued to share the ball and take advantage of their fast break opportunities.
Regarding "Time for President Trump to really put America first" (May 10): Your editorial shows just how much you want to bend the facts to suit the current rhetoric. "But I know that he's been contemplating it for a while", Sanders replied. According to the AP report , sources within the Trump administration that enjoy personal contact with the president assert that he "increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesperson".
By party, 58 per cent of Republicans say they approve of Trump's firing of Comey, while 66 per cent of Democrats disapprove. A majority (65%) said they had either a great deal of confidence (25%) or some confidence (45%) in the FBI's investigation, but only 40% said the same about Congress.
Republicans have by and large believed what Trump says more than the intelligence community when it comes to Russia's hacking and even when it comes to Trump's accusation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign. A reeling White House has no obvious path out of one of the most intense self-imposed crises in modern political history, as the shockwaves of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey intensify.
That much has been confirmed by USA intelligence agencies. Trump said he thought Comey's firing would enjoy bipartisan popularity: "This is total obstruction", he added. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is trying to schedule an all-senators' briefing with Rosenstein on Capitol Hill as soon as next week.
But the New York Times hears word that it wasn't testifying that Comey objected to, but rather that he wants his testimony to be open to the public. During a Thursday interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump said he made the decision to fire Comey on his own, and that he would have done it regardless of what Rosenstein recommended, adding that he had been thinking of "this Russian Federation thing with Trump" when he came to his decision to fire Comey.
They said he enjoyed a "broad" level of general support at the time of his firing. "It's safe to say that, with the events of the last week, it's reminded me of the importance of what I do". But Trump went on to defend his press secretary, Sean Spicer, and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trump said in a May 12 tweet. "He is a wonderful person - he is a nice man".
Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore from New Jersey, died after consuming large amounts of alcohol and sustaining traumatic brain injuries when he fell several times on the night of February 2. Nobody in the fraternity called 911 until 10:48 a.m. But Piazza had fallen down a flight of stairs on that morning in February and was on a couch in the club house, unresponsive.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, May 9, 2017, at the White House in Washington . To say that McGahn has his work cut out of him is, therefore, an understatement. "She was just awesome", the Minnesota Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. Spicer defended the White House process in handling Flynn, even though the former National Security advisor wasn't immediately removed from duty after the warnings.
Police located the body and determined the woman had died in the home. Joshua Webb was booked into jail Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder. The gruesome and freaky chain of events began Sunday afternoon when Webb entered the Thriftway grocery store covered in blood and armed with "what looked like a large kitchen type of knife", Roberts said.
The girls were among a group of 270 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 by the militant group Boko Haram , which has waged an eight-year-old insurgency to create an Islamist caliphate, killing thousands and forcing more than two million from their homes.
The law firm that said Donald Trump has no financial ties to Russian Federation " with a few exceptions " was recognized in 2016 as Russian Federation law firm of the year. While Trump has dodged personally releasing his tax returns as every president since Richard Nixon has done, portions of previous returns have been leaked publicly - although it's unclear who is responsible.
Agweb.com also reported that Clovis is being considered as undersecretary for research, education and economics. Yet Clovis, who was one of Trump's earliest campaign advisers, doesn't exactly check off the required boxes, according to reports by the Washington Post , ProPublica , and other outlets.
Tilmon could not be reached for comment. With Tilmon's signing, Missouri rises to No. 6 in 247Sports' composite team recruiting rankings, up there with elite programs like Duke, Kentucky and UCLA. "He dominated. But just getting accustomed to the SEC and the Division I college level, he'll be a force to be reckoned with". Tilmon signed in the fall with IL.
A West Virginia journalist was arrested and jailed on Tuesday (May 10) after he repeatedly asked a question of US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as he toured the state's capital with White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, the reporter said .
A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit had found in 2016 that North Carolina legislators had acted "with nearly surgical precision" to blunt the influence of African American voters. Both organizations had challenged the law. "This is a huge victory for voters and a massive blow to Republicans trying to restrict access to the ballot, especially in communities of color", he said in a statement .