But Trump nearly immediately undermined that explanation in an interview with NBC News, saying, "Regardless of the recommendation I was going to fire Comey". Louis attorney who worked with Rosenstein when both were assistant US attorneys in Maryland. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC told reporters that it appears the FBI investigation is turning into a criminal investigation rather than a counterintelligence probe.
The statement says Jacobs was asked to leave and to lower the recorder (neither of which is heard on the recording). Late in the race, Quist pivoted to emphasizing Gianforte's support for the House health care bill. editor Lee Glendinning said. Gianforte's campaign says Jacobs entered a private office without permission and aggressively shoved a recorder in the candidate's face.
Victory enabled United to complete a sweep of European trophies - joining Juventus , Ajax , Bayern Munich , and Chelsea as the only clubs to have won the Champions League, the Europa League and the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup.
France's new president said in a statement that he will ask lawmakers to prolong the measure from July 15, its current expiration date, until November 1. Then president Francois Hollande declared that France was " at war " and deployed troops to patrol the streets. The extensions of the state of emergency, with rationales including ensuring the protection of the Euro 2016 football tournament and this year's elections, have met with little public opposition.
But Iran's efforts to open up to the world face a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and is now visiting its bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, Rouhani said that Iran will continue interaction with the global community and is ready to expand the cooperation with other countries.
The First Lady was caught swatting President Donald Trump's hand away on two separate occasions. Speaking at the Israel Museum Trump said "We know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis which has dragged on for almost half a century".
The "Side to Side" artist may not be backing down against ISIS - the terror group who claimed responsibility for the latest attack, but many other artists have begun making adjustments to their tour schedules. Saffie Roussos , 8, is the youngest victim identified so far. Two Polish parents were also killed while collecting their daughters from the venue, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
Some world leaders appeared surprised or bemused as the president said 23 of the 28 member states owed "massive amounts of money" to USA tax payers. Trump and his White House have long complained about "leakers" they think are trying to undermine his presidency. Trump went on to call for a renewed and united effort to fight terrorism, referring to militants as "losers" who must be driven out of societies and "never ever let back in".
Earlier Tuesday, at least 20 heavily armed, helmeted police surrounded a house listed as Abedi's address in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester and blasted down the door. The University told CNN that he was studying business and management but while he was enrolled for the current academic year he has not been attending classes.
Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they work to piece together his allegiances and foil any new potential threats. His 22 victims included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters.
Pogba, their world-record £89m summer signing, said: "We know things like this are very sad, all over the world". "We feel a bit proud to have done that". Additionally, the Red Devils had not won this trophy before, and while it may not carry the same prestige as a Premier League or a Champions League triumph, it means they have completed the full set.
The New York Times has published photographs said to show fragments of what has been described as a sophisticated device used in the attack. The suspension of information sharing only relates to the Manchester attack investigation specifically, as the United Kingdom continues to share vast amounts of military, police, human, and signal intelligence under the agreement known as Five Eyes - which also includes Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Last week , The New York Times reported that Trump explicitly asked Comey, then the director of the F.B.I., to shutter his agency's investigation into Mike Flynn , the former national security adviser who resigned amid scandal in February.
President Donald Trump is pledging to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information. After Trump defended his decision to discuss intelligence with the Russians during a White House meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said last week that Britain would continue to share intelligence with the United States .
He said he had spent the last few nights "praying that the bullets will not find their way to my house and hit us". The mayor said authorities will conduct a more extensive search of all vehicles and personalities. Lorenzana said martial law measures on Mindanao would include suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, the imposition of curfews and establishment of checkpoints.
Other officials said a security guard and two policemen were also killed, including the beheaded police chief. "Thank you Mr. President", Duterte replied. The Philippines is a long-time American ally and former USA colony but has been distancing itself from Washington since Duterte took office past year.
The Trump budget would make America ugly and unfair to average families. Women with student loans who are nurses, teachers, public defenders, or law enforcement officers would also be hit hard by this bill. "I'm not going to cut Social Security , '" Kaine said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day". "Come on. That doesn't add up". Yet Trump promised during the campaign not to touch these middle-class favorites, and his budget apparently honors that pledge - with the possible exception of ...
During Trump's press conference with Abbas in Bethlehem , the PA leader reiterated the long-held Palestinian position that peace with Israel is conditioned on the creation of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines, with its capital in eastern Jerusalem .
Trump visited the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center on Tuesday and now heads to Italy, where he is expected to meet with Pope Francis . His visit to Saudi Arabia, and speech to leaders from over 50 majority-Muslim countries on Sunday, is reflective of that. Today's tragic events raised the question why? Instead, President Trump focused on Palestinian President Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as the committed partners for peace, adding only that the ...
At least 21 people have died in the fighting, officials said . The United States has since 2001 offered a bounty of $5 million for Hapilon's arrest. Troops sealed off important entry and exit points to prevent Hapilon from escaping, the military chief of staff said. Alongside Abu Sayyaf, the Maute group is one of two major militias in the Philippines linked to Isis, which is attempting to intensify its presence in Asia.
This happened in Manchester but everywhere we have to be a united world to fight for peace and to have no more attacks. Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday that he had given United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of players he wanted to sign and we understand Keane, Van Dijk and Lindelof are the centre backs on the list.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, and Sen. Tuesday's letter narrowed the scope of the documents the panel is seeking. Trump associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone have provided the committee with information, while former campaign adviser Carter Page has not. The committee issued a subpoena for Flynn to provide documents related to its investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and whether there was ...
Rudd also scolded US officials for leaking details about the investigation into the Manchester attack before British authorities were ready to go public. The bombing also left 64 people wounded, of whom 20 were receiving critical care for highly traumatic injuries to major organs and to limbs, a health official said.
He also gave the Pope a piece of granite from the Martin Luther King Jr. Melania Trump wore a veil to the Vatican today to meet the pope, but no head covering a few days earlier to meet the king of Saudi Arabia, a religiously conservative country where most women cover themselves up from head to toe.
United says it's working to get the passengers to San Francisco as soon as possible. The flight crew deployed the plane's slide chutes and evacuated passengers on the tarmac. The jury now consists of seven men and four women - all but one of them white- in a case that Bill Cosby has said may have racial undertones. The flight, which was scheduled to depart around 8:30 p.m.
The much criticized administrative detention is a policy under which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge, Press TV reported. The Israeli regime has sentenced Barghouti, a popular figure among Palestinians, to serve five life terms in prison over his role in the Palestinian Intifada (uprising), and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) has placed him in solitary confinement since the initiation of the strike.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a document with the details of a CARACAS , May 24 - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro yesterday formally launched moves to rewrite the constitution, defying opponents who accuse him of clinging to power in a political crisis that has sparked deadly unrest.
She is expected to meet the victims, whom staff have worked tirelessly to help, during her visit. While talking with 14-year-old Evie Mills from Harrogate, the Queen said that she thought Grande was a "very good singer", adding: "She sounds very, very good".
Meanwhile, Tillerson also said Monday that Trump's views on Islam "continue to evolve". Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. Mr Trump, who had previously suggested that it would be easier than anticipated to solve the conflict which has vexed his predecessors for decades, said conditions are right in both Israel and the Arab world to strike what he has called "the ultimate deal".
The UK government has expressed its anger after a USA newspaper published photos apparently showing the scene of the Manchester Arena attack that left 22 dead and several others injured. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack". "I spoke to him about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Abedi said.
As he testified before the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said he was "aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and USA persons involved in the Trump campaign". However, Trump told NBC News in an interview two days later that "when I made a decision to just [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".
The Heritage Foundation and Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation have made similar points, while stressing that the Paris Climate Agreement would be devastating to the US economy. During his presidential campaign, Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the treaty signed by 195 countries, which Republicans claim is bad for the US economy.
It is no secret, however, that Netanyahu deeply objects to any attempt to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a territorial dispute that could be solved by an Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines. This evening, he will address a Jerusalem Day ceremony at Jerusalem's Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva, where in March 2008, two Arab terrorists infiltrated the school and opened fire on students studying in the library, killing eight and wounding nine others.
Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary and a devout Catholic, was left out of the president's meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. Some have suggested he was making a point about where his loyalties lie... To our ears, it sounds like the first lady said either "pizza" or " potica " back to the pope - who seems to get a kick out of her answer.
Liu spoke to reporters after emergency Security Council consultations behind closed doors on the North's latest missile test. They also quoted him as proudly saying that "the missile's rate of hits is very accurate and Pukguksong-2 is a successful strategic weapon".