Spicer was citing Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, who recently suggested British intelligence agency GCHQ had helped then-President Barack Obama spy on Trump . The Russian government has rejected an accusation by U.S. intelligence agencies that it worked to influence the election in Trump's favour by hacking computer systems, among other methods.
The decision stirred complaints because it broke with decades of tradition and may impede news coverage of Tillerson's foreign policy moves. "America needs a secretary of state like Rex Tillerson who has the potential to quietly and effectively get the job done, as opposed to a showy one like John Kerry who got out-negotiated by the Iranians, Russians, Chinese and other adversaries at every stop", said Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the conservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
A Turkish-Dutch friendship group in Turkey's parliament group will be abolished within the week following the eruption of a diplomatic crisis with the Netherlands, the group's chair, Ertuğrul Soysal, has said. A senior member of her conservative bloc in parliament, Hans Michelbach, demanded Sunday that the European Union stop aid to Turkey and ruled out any hopes that it would join the bloc.
The first explosion took place in a garbage dump when the Municipal Corporation workers where cleaning the site. However, there have been no reports of any major damage of casualty. The police are still investigating the blasts and security has been tightened up. In the wake of the blast, the bomb squad and and the dog squad have also reached the spot, in anticipation of finding and neutralising any other explosives and explosive devices in the region.
A House Republican says President Donald Trump should apologize to Barack Obama for his unproven claim that his Democratic predecessor wiretapped his NY skyscraper. He also claimed that Trump Tower in NY was monitored, but provided no evidence for the claim. Republicans in Congress also said Trump should retract his claims.
As his supporters raised slogans in Lucknow this morning to demand that Yogi Adityanath be made Chief Minister, the lawmaker flew down to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and returned to Lucknow on a chartered flight along with the party's UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.
Top sources in the BJP say the decision on the chief ministers has to be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah alone. The legislature party meeting will be held at the Pacific Hotel in Dehradun at 3 PM in the presence of the central observers and party incharge of Uttarakhand affairs Shyam Jaju, Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt said.
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith said Friday that the network could not independently verify the reports from Andrew Napolitano , a former judge and commentator who has met with Trump. FBI Director Comey would also be privy to any FISA request, which is why he asked the Justice Department to reject Trump's wiretap claim. "We're talking about the president of the US".
Dutch police used dogs and water cannon Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters waving Turkish flags outside the consulate in Rotterdam. "The Netherlands is a place of freedom and democracy, as for sure is Rotterdam, the city of Erasmus, brutally destroyed by the Nazis, which today has a mayor born in Morocco".
Tillerson's remarks are consistent with those of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who told the Today Show (Matt Lauer with the scoops!) last week that "we're all aware military action could be an option" and North Korea is the free world's "absolute, number-one threat".
They were accompanied by SARC ambulances, eyewitnesses say. How many people are leaving? Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi said the evacuation process was being overseen by Syrian and Russian forces, as well as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.
He died after being airlifted to hospital. The man who was shot, Rodney Hess, is a New Orleans native with family who still lives here. TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said Hess was shot after attempting to run over officers with his auto at least twice.
The president, in a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, declined to back down from his accusation that the Obama administration had authorized surveillance against him. "He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the Central Intelligence Agency, he didn't use the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and he didn't use the Department of Justice", Napolitano said , claiming that Obama used Britain's GCHQ to circumvent USA law.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says military action against North Korea is "on the table" if the country keeps developing nuclear weapons. But the chances of Tillerson persuading China to do more to curb North Korea's weapons programs while in Beijing appear scant, given China's anger at the deployment of a USA anti-missile system in South Korea last week, and Trump's repeated threats to impose punitive tariffs on Beijing to correct a large trade imbalance.
It is among the options being considered in a full review of North Korea policy expected to be completed by late March or early April, the official said.State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Wednesday Tillerson will have "substantive, hard" talks on next steps in dealing with North Korea but that his visit was not likely to produce an immediate specific response.
Tillerson announced the end of Washington's "strategic patience"- the stance of the previous administration under Barack Obama. "We're exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures". North Korea's increasing ability to launch without warning is one reason Secretary of State Tillerson overturned two decades of US policy toward North Korea.
US President Donald Trump stirred concern in the region during his White House campaign by suggesting allies like Japan and South Korea need to do more to defend themselves. As under the Obama administration, there appears to be little desire for now to negotiate with North Korea, unless it commits to denuclearization, which it shows no sign of doing.
This is not the first time that a Secretary of State has sought to play the missile defence card. He said it was time for a new policy on North Korea, but released no details. Tillerson urged China and other countries to fully implement the sanctions. - The U.S. and South Korea are now holding their biggest-ever annual joint military exercises, which are seen by the North as a dress rehearsal for invasion.
The statement came after Trump earlier Friday told a reporter "all we did is quote a certain very talented legal mind" and said further questions should be directed at Fox. Asked by a German reporter about the wiretapping allegation, he made a reference to " fake news " without addressing the matter. "Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary", said Smith.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr Farooq Sattar was released in less than an hour after being arrested on charges of hate speech late Friday night, police said. MQM Pakistan is celebrating its 33rd Foundation Day on Saturday with preparations in the Jinnah Ground of PIB Colony. Earlier, heavy police contingents surrounded the party's provisional headquarters in the PIB Colony area.
Erin McPike of Independent Journal Review is in Asia with the secretary of state. Tillerson said the department was "coming off a historically high allocation of resources" adding that much could still be accomplished with "fewer dollars".
Trump has stood by his claim, repeating the allegation again Friday while standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And I think if you watch-if you watched the Bret Baier and what he was saying and what he was talking about and how he mentioned the word "wiretap", you would feel very confident that you could mention the name.
Several others are feared trapped under the debris as the explosion caused the building to collapse. According to SP (Rural) Rajesh Kumar, the gas leak started in the chiller plant led to an explosion at the Katiyar Cold Storage in Shivrajpur area of Kanpur earlier in the afternoon.
Fillon, an avowed Catholic, was the surprise victor of the rightwing Republicans' primary in November after campaigning as a man of integrity. The other gifts were paid for in cash, the paper reported . Fillon has since repaid the loan. "Everyday I am hit with a new squall". Opinion polls indicate suggest he will be eliminated in the first round of voting on April 23.
A regulatory filing by Goldman Sachs showed that the bank's compensation committee reduced Mr Blankfein's package by around 4% to 22 million United States dollars (£17.8 million) following weaker company performance past year. One ethic that has long pervaded Goldman Sachs is a commitment to public service if one is given the opportunity to serve. "The charge is that Goldman Sachs is able to extract certain advantages that others can not", Blankfein writes.
Two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have resulted in severe water shortages, a drop in food production, livestock deaths and rising costs of food that is pushing Somalia towards a starvation just six years after some 260,000 people starved to death in the East African nation.
Numerous wounded lost arms and legs in the strike, the Yemeni medical official told AP on condition of anonymity. "These nations must pay what they owe", Trump said at a joint press conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Spanish newspaper El País reported that ETA would use civil intermediaries to notify French legal authorities of the location of its weapons caches - thought to be mostly in France - so that they can then be put under the supervision of an worldwide committee.
I think the key thing here is: what is the story? The British spy agency told ITV News that any suggestion it was involved in wiretapping the now president "was utterly ridiculous and should be ignored". " We have a close, special relationship with the White House and that allows us to raise concerns as and when they arise as was true in this case ", he added.
Trump had accused former United States president Barack Obama on March 4 of a wiretapping plot that would nearly certainly be against U.S. law. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has sought to clarify the claims, saying that Trump put "wiretapping" in quotes to more broadly refer to surveillance activities by the Obama administration.
When asked if the DOJ's documents would confirm Trump's as of yet wholly unsubstantiated allegations, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told CNN, "I don't think so" as he walked into a room to read the report. "We have a close relationship with the White House and that allows us to raise concerns as and when they arise as was true in this case". So, simply by having two people saying to them the president needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump's conversations, ...
But he said Tillerson had sought to emphasize that the USA prefers a peaceful solution and that the US was taking issue with North Korea's government, not its people. "We're always cognizant of China's influence over North Korea, and we're always encouraging it to play a more forceful role in that regard, whether it's through a more thorough implementation of the sanctions regime that exists, or through other ways", Toner said Monday.
An IJR reporter had dinner near the president at DC's Trump Hotel based on a tip from a source. The first draft of President Trump's budget proposes massive cuts including 31 percent less for the Environmental Protection Agency and a nearly-...
The luck of the Irish will be present across bars and pubs on Friday as landlords toast the weekend with an increase in beer and other alcoholic drinks sales. "I am 110 percent Irish", said Jim Reardon of Havertown. For Paddy Murphy's in Bangor, St. Patrick's Day isn't your typical holiday. The festivities wouldn't be complete without a traditional Irish jig.
On March 5, a Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force had crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district. "The incident took place when a training sortie was conducted". The two pilots then went in for "a planned ejection" to parachute down safely at about 2.15 pm, but three villagers were left injured on the ground. India has over 300 units of the helicopter under licence from Aérospatiale of France.