The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican President for possible obstruction of justice . However, Trump later told NBC News' Lester Holt that he had already chose to fire Comey before that memo was written. Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing ...
He appeared to be referring to comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, who told ABC in an interview Sunday that he was "not going to speculate" on whether Trump might at some point order deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller.
And although he later casually revealed that he meant to terminate Comey anyway, the memo's existence at least functioned as a semi-plausible explanation for the firing other than "He was investigating Russian Federation and I didn't like that and I wanted him to stop and he wouldn't".
Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, was given asylum by Russian Federation for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency to journalists. He played it mostly straight on U.S. Nothing extraordinary has happened (in Russia ). He explained why he recorded his private talks with the U.S.
POLITICO revealed on Thursday, June 15 that the Brexit talks would get underway Monday as planned despite the start date being thrown into doubt by the inconclusive result of the UK's general election. "As we enter negotiations next week, we will do so in a spirit of cooperation, taking a pragmatic approach, trying to find a solution that works both for the United Kingdom and the European Union 27", he told reporters before a meeting of the 28 EU finance ministers in Luxembourg.
The others have ruled out letting May negotiate in person with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and others. In a separate interview, she said the talks with the Conservatives had covered corporation tax and same-sex marriage.
McMaster from the Oval Office to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington , Friday, June 16, 2017 , for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Miami. The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.
Having been forced into retreat across much of Syria , Isis' biggest remaining foothold in Syria is in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, where Russian Federation is supporting a group offensive by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
The Conservatives have reached a " broad agreement " with the DUP , a source told AFP on Thursday. The Conservative Party won an overall majority of parliamentary seats on the mainland, otherwise known as Great Britain . In a separate interview, she said the talks with the Conservatives had covered corporation tax and same-sex marriage. The EU has insisted that this sequence involve sorting out Britain's departure and urgent issues like the rights of citizens affected by Brexit ...
Trump, who isn't typically shy about leveling criticism, especially on Twitter, hasn't commented on the longtime former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. After news of Ruddy's interview surfaced, Rep. Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, tweeted: "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller".
Trump calls a partisan witch hunt. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, had written a memo castigating James Comey before Trump dismissed the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - a memo that the White House at first said was critical to the decision, before Trump suggested it was irrelevant because his mind was already made up.
The wife of a gunman who shot and wounded a top Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington, D.C. because he wanted to work on tax policy. At the YMCA, Hodgkinson was nondescript: he always wore black trousers and golf shirts, sometimes beige, sometimes gray, sometimes black. Stephen Brennwald, another YMCA member, said he never saw Hodgkinson talk to anyone and figured the man was a "loner".
Bickert and Fishman said that when Facebook receives reports of potential "terrorism posts", it reviews those reports urgently. In years past, Facebook and other social media companies relied heavily on the manual effort of human moderators to identify and potentially block or delete offensive content.
Ocala Fire Rescue spokeswoman Ashley Lopez told the Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2sK96r8 ) that at least one shot was sacked Saturday afternoon at West Marion Community Hospital . 'It all happened and ended very quickly'. The suspect was immediately detained after the incident, Lopez said. The victim's current condition is unknown.
It was Rosenstein who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to take over the year-old investigation into Russian election meddling started by the FBI, in the wake of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey . Brand was sworn in as associate attorney general on May 22. Now, ABC News reports that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein , who replaced Sessions in supervising the Department of Justice's investigation into Trump-Russia collusion, knows that he might have to recuse ...
A senior US government official also forecast that the North will likely be ready to test-fire an ICBM within the year. On Thursday, the North fired what appeared to be several short-range anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast in the latest series of missile tests in defiance of worldwide sanctions, according to the South Korean military.
Ancora non chiarite le cause della collisione. A quanto pare la USS Fitzgerald ha subito danni ingenti nello scafo di dritta e, nonostante riesca a muoversi con la propulsione dei suoi motori, la potenza di moto è molto limitata. Le autorità sono al lavoro per capire le circostanze della collisione. L'incidente tra la USS Fitzgerald e la ACX Crystal è avvenuto ieri alle 2.30 locali (le 19.30 in Italia) a 12 miglia nautiche dalla penisola di Izu.
Britain and the European Union now have less than two years to conclude exit negotiations before the UK's departure date at the end of March 2019. A deal with the DUP also risks destabilising Northern Ireland by increasing the influence of pro-British unionists.
According to Bloomberg News, Qatar has signed to buy 36 F-15 jets. United States and Qatar signed an agreement to purchase the last American F-15 fighters worth $ 12 billion. It is home to 10,000 American troops and a major American military base that acts as the center of USA operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In another development, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks in Doha with with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatari Foreign Minister ...
The sale "will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar ", the Defense Department said in a statement, according to the publication. In addition to the arms deal, the US Navy has sent two boats into Qatari waters today to join the nation's fleet for military exercises. The decision of Turkey to stand with Qatar has taken the Middle East by surprise.
May is due to meet the leaders of all five Northern Ireland political parties, June 15, in an effort to try and form a consensus over power-sharing, following the fallout between Sinn Fein and the DUP in January, when Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy First Minister, throwing the executive - the devolved government - into chaos.
His House colleagues paid tribute to him at their annual charity baseball game, while law enforcement tracked the path the shooter traveled to his ballfield carnage. Sava didn't address what organs were damaged. "Five people were wounded in the assault, including a member of House Leadership -- my good friend, Steve Scalise ", Trump said in his weekly web and radio address to the nation.
The discussions with the DUP were "productive talks", she added. Using Mrs May's election slogans against her, the Labour leader said: "I'm sure we all look forward to welcoming the Queen's Speech just as soon as coalition of chaos has been negotiated".
The numbers favoured Team New Zealand throughout the afternoon and they were reflected in the final results, with the Kiwis finished 30 seconds ahead of Oracle in the first race and one minute 28 seconds in the second. Still, this isn't the start the powerhouse Oracle squad expected. "They're tough", Bertrand said. "Clearly we weren't sailing at our best". "There were still some opportunities there and I thought [tactician Tom Slingsby] did a good job of keeping us close".
House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday, was at "imminent risk of death" when he first arrived at the D.C. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday. The congresswoman's wife, Jennifer, issued a statement Friday thankful for "the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received".
Radio New Zealand quoted former long-time Vanuatu parliamentarian Sela Molisa as saying that the country had "lost one of its greatest leaders". During his presidency he led the appeal for global assistance after Cyclone Pam devastated much of the country.
The blaze, dubbed the Lake Fire, was moving at "moderate" speed northeast into the Angeles National Forest, said Inspector Richard Licon of the L.A. County Fire Department. Access to fight the fire was limited, but fixed wing aircrafts and boats were being brought in to fight the flames. High temperatures were also reported, reaching 97 degrees at 2 p.m.
Overall, six Trump properties that the President has visited since taking office brought in roughly $US132.7 million, the disclosure shows . They saw a surge in new money from a major new hotel that opened in Washington , while revenue dipped substantially or was flat at a number of his other marquee properties such as the Trump National Doral golf course in Florida , an annual financial disclosure report made public Friday showed.
The toy is out now for £149.99. Sphero's Spider-Man in some ways feels similar to this, but in a much larger capacity, with a microphone that can listen to your phrases and respond, and with an app that you can take on various adventures.
The expansion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation would represent the clearest legal threat to date for Trump , who has long maintained that he is not personally under investigation - and who reportedly pressured former FBI Director James Comey to say so publicly.
Cosby , 79, pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. The jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial is going home for the night after failing to reach a verdict on the third day of deliberations. The jury resumed deliberating Wednesday morning with Cosby in the courthouse. Since the prosecution and the defense gave closing arguments Monday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the jury has spent more than 13 hours behind closed doors examining the details of the ...
I'm out of here now. Still, Corker and other Republicans said they expect Trump to sign the bill if it's passed by the House. Maryland senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, told TWS that the White House might express some reservations about the bill, but he expected them to support it.
Constand in a statement to the jury made of seven men and five women said , "I was frozen". The comedian pleaded not guilty. His depositions in that case, however, were unsealed by a federal judge in 2015, revealing his admissions that he had given sedatives to young women in the 1970s and prompting prosecutors to reopen the case.
Lawyers for Andrea Constand issued a statement on her behalf Saturday. "We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". When asked if Cosby had a message to share with his accusers, Wyatt bristled: "This is not about all the women, this was about Ms. Constand". Allred noted the prosecution sought to call 13 other women but the judge allowed only one, Kelly Johnson, to take the stand and allege sexual assault by Cosby .
The cast of " Come From Away " performs at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in NY. In his acceptance speech last night, Platt summed up the importance of the musical, his role and the larger conversation Dear Evan Hansen has created around mental health in a very quotable few words: "Don't waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself, because the things that make you unusual are the things that make you powerful".