In a series of tweets during the hearing, U.S. Sen. "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected with the Trump campaign". The Justice Department subsequently released decades-old memos from its Office of Legal Counsel that it said supported Sessions' position. "From that point, February 10th, until I announced my formal recusal on March 2nd, I was never briefed on any investigative details, did not access any information about the investigation".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was concerned about the situation in Qatar, adding that all Gulf nations, and also Iran and Turkey, should work together to find a solution to the regional dispute. Smith's decision comes in the middle of a major diplomatic crisis in the country, a week after major Gulf nations detached their ties with Doha . There are no apparent plans by Arab states to propose that names from their Qatar blacklist be subjected to United Nations ...
While Tuesday's Appropriations hearing was billed as an opportunity to discuss the Department of Justice budget, U.S. Sen. During today's congressional testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Sen. That's why he had answered that he himself had had no contacts with such officials-an answer that turned out not to be true and subsequently led to his ostensible recusal from matters pertaining to the FBI's investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election campaign.
Local resident Nadia Yousouf also told BuzzFeed that Muslims were the first to spot the fire, saying, "They saw it just after they woke up to eat". The devastating blaze that swept through Grenfell Tower in west London would have killed more people if Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan had not been awake to help rescue tenants, a resident has said.
The federal Environment Minister says she has told the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency directly and also in a meeting with her G7 counterparts that Canada is extremely disappointed with the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Paris accord on climate change .
The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament . The DUP leader said: "There's been a lot of commentary around the issues that we are talking about and it won't surprise anyone that we are talking about matters that pertain, of course, to the nation generally".
The drone is now being analyzed to determine if it had sent to North Korea before it ran out of fuel and crashed, the AP reported . North Korea has long boasted of its drone fleet, showcasing reconnaissance and attack drones modeled after similar USA aircraft during parades in 2012 and 2013.
Republican Scalise is the current majority whip in the House of Representatives, the lower house of the U.S. legislature. Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., said this incident points to the need for more security for congressional members, especially in light of the amount of angry people at town halls lately.
After the discussions, Mrs May joined MPs in the House of Commons, where opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived to applause from his lawmakers. It is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are extraordinarily complex. "We are steadfast in our commitment to devolution and are ready to work with all willing partners to restore the devolved institutions in the interests of all our people".
To win a seat in the first round of voting, candidates need to win more than half of the votes which must account for at least a quarter of the registered voters. "We had a recent (presidential) election which shook up the classic parties and I think that the legislative elections give Macron the possibility to show what he is able to do".
Qatar strongly rejected accusations that it supports terrorist groups and called for a diplomatic solution to the growing tensions. So while Qatar can still buy perishables from the United States, for example, it is experiencing difficulty physically getting the goods to the country.
Sessions has landed center stage in the ongoing controversy and criminal investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation because of a question Minnesota Senator Al Franken asked five months ago. At a Senate appropriations committee hearing, Rosenstein hinted - without confirming directly - that Mueller's investigation could probe deep into Trump's White House.
Asked about media reports that he had met with Kislyak on a third occasion at a Washington hotel previous year, Sessions testified that did not remember meeting or having a conversation with the ambassador at the event. "I have confidence in Mr. Mueller", he said. "Will you let me qualify it?" Sessions, in a heated exchange with Sen. A Trump loyalist and early backer of the billionaire businessman's presidential bid, the 70-year-old Sessions has recused himself from all ...
Now, in order to do this, Donald Trump would have to order the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, to fire Mueller. Democrats were unhappy with Sessions declining to testify about his discussions with Trump . Sessions repeatedly refused to discuss private conversations with Trump on a wide variety of topics. "You are impeding this investigation". It's a strategy that's becoming familiar in these hearings.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that six people had died and warned that the figure would nearly certainly rise. Flames shot from windows all the way up the side of the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as firefighters battled the blaze, and a plume of smoke could be seen for several miles.
Nearly immediately after reports emerged of a massive fire engulfing a 24-storey high-rise in West London on Wednesday morning, Londoners took to social media platforms offering whatever assistance they could to displaced strangers in their time of need.
And lawmakers throughout the hearing pressed Sessions on providing emails and other documents to them. He literally is the vocal embodiment of Jim Crow, and the fact that he looks like a Keebler elf, and sounds like hatred of "coloreds", is troubling.
The vehicle is believed to be from Pyongyang because it bears similarities to a North Korean drone that crashed on Baengnyeong island in 2014, according to the official, though it was slightly larger and had twin engines. "It has been confirmed that it took photos of the THAAD site in Seongju", a defence ministry official told journalists Tuesday. Unsophisticated drones, such as the ones used by North Korea , have steadily become an important issue for US troops around the world.
The feline is said to have become separated from his owners after the huge fire consumed the Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road, West London on Tuesday night. The Grenfell Tower building, situated in Kensington in West London, is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the suspect owned a home inspection business, but the business license expired a year ago. The practice reportedly was for members of the congressional Republican baseball team. Photo taken on June 14, 2017 shows the site of the gunshot at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia state, the United States. Jeff Flake told reporters at the scene.
Witnesses at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia say a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffers, hitting several people including at least one congressman. The man wasn't carrying anything, DeSantis said. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.
He was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting . The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans. Karoline Hutson, public relations manager for George Washington Hospital, told Washington Post that two people from the shooting were there in critical condition.
Turkey also is eager to maintain workable relations with Iran , Saudi Arabia's foe with whom Doha's critics say Qatar maintained excessively close ties. "Following Tillerson's call, they [those countries imposing the sanctions] have tried to pull the wool over global community's eyes", Al Shafi said.
Assuming the oft-impulsive president doesn't change his mind, the report would seem to quash earlier caginess on the part of Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer regarding the issue. President Trump look push a $1 trillion infrastructure plan with a series of White House events and a trip to OH nest week. However, it's not as if these criticisms came out of nowhere either; House and Senate members of both parties had been publicly criticizing Comey for months, including his new boss, Jeff ...
Just after a takeoff, a male passenger on Flight MH128 tried to enter the cockpit while holding what one passenger described as a "huge, unusual, black, metallic, odd thing. Malaysia Airlines experienced two deadly plane crashes in 2014, and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that year on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Bloomberg noted .
Legal experts said there was some merit to Sessions' argument. Two of the letters were sent when Comey was still director, and requested the FBI "investigate all contacts the Russian ambassador, or any other Russian officials, may have had with Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his staff".
The mother and daughter, who can not be named for legal reasons, originally lost their High Court action in May 2014. The Court said availability and funding of abortion in the Province was a matter for the democratic process within Northern Ireland and not the responsibility of the NHS in England.
The Czech Republic has so far taken in 12 asylum seekers out of the 2,691 it was required to accept. The Polish ministry of foreign affairs on Wednesday said the country is ready to " plead its case before the European Court of Justice " in response to the European Commission's decision to launch an infringement procedure against Warsaw for failing to comply with its obligations on migration.
Roger Williams' staff and Capitol Police officers. In a statement issued by the White House Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the situation. Flake says Scalise was playing second base at a congressional baseball practice when he was shot by a man standing off the third-base side of the field.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The death toll from a truck-bomb explosion in Kabul last week has reached more than 150 people, President Ashraf Ghani said today, making it the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001.
Two people are in critical condition. It was not known the condition of the others who were shot. The suspected shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, died of wounds he suffered when he was shot by police, according to President Trump .
When asked by Cotton whether the collusion of a sitting USA senator and a foreign ambassador would ever appear in one of these "fantastical situations", like a clandestine meeting at the Mayflower Hotel, Sessions used another literary reference to demonstrate what he sees as the ridiculousness of such a theory.
Rand Paul told CNN . Then "a burst of gunfire" erupted, he said . He said two of the wounded were congressional staffers. "Scalise will continue fighting to protect every citizen's second amendment right to keep and bear arms", a gun rights page on his congressional website promises.
The suspect was taken into custody, the Alexandria Police Department confirmed on social media. Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot, but "is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery".
Qatar Airways on June 7 announced the cancelation of all flights into Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain , just weeks after having been hit by a new United States travel ban on laptops and tablets in passenger cabins. It did not give reason for the withdrawal but the move comes as Qatar faces a major diplomatic crisis with some of its Gulf Arab neighbours. Officials in Doha say an alleged hack of the state-run Qatar News Agency in late May saw controversial comments attributed to ...