Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about offering former FBI Director James Comey political asylum, Bloomberg reported Thursday. When asked about increased Western sanctions in response to Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 United States elections and the country's intervention in Ukraine, Putin described them as "unexpected".
Until now, it was examining Russia's alleged efforts to tilt last November's presidential election Mr Trump's way and whether the winner's campaign was involved in any way. Is President Trump prepared to let the special counsel pursue his investigation? If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.
Dennings later told of responding officers arriving on the scene within two minutes of receiving a distress call circa 8.03am, where they found three male victims and one female victim dead at the scene. A woman reacts after a deadly shooting Monday, June 5, 2017 , in Orlando, Fla . Police said the gunfire occurred at multiple locations inside the business, which produces awnings for recreational vehicles and campers.
Senate candidate, was recognized as the victor by the Associated Press just before 10:30 p.m.in a race that stayed tight as precincts continued to count ballots. Voters across the Commonwealth will get their say Tuesday on who will be on the ballot for offices including governor and lieutenant governor. State legislators Glenn Davis, Bryce Reeves and Jill Vogel are vying for the GOP lieutenant governor nomination, while Democrats Susan Platt, Glenn Rossi and Justin Fairfax are seeking ...
In this Wednesday photo, Uli Stielike, head coach of the South Korean men's soccer team, stands to meet the media after arriving from Qatar at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. The former Germany midfielder was appointed coach in 2014 and led the team to the final of the 2015 Asian Championships where they lost to hosts Australia in extra-time.
Mr Trump, in a video message posted on Twitter, urged Congress members to "play extra hard for Steve", who he called a friend, patriot and a true fighter. Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit Thursday morning to Scalise, his former colleague when he served in the House. A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017.
The people familiar with the plans, both outside the White House , spoke earlier this week on condition of anonymity because discussions are ongoing. Trump's critics have also questioned why his administration is now singling out Cuba for its human rights record while downplaying the issue in other parts of the world.
Yellowstone National Park's fantastic geothermal features are fed by the massive supervolcano beneath it. A North Carolina man is in critical condition after falling into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park Tuesday night. Gatete was with seven other people when he fell. Gatete was rushed by ambulance to West Yellowstone, in Montana , and airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The prospect of a DUP deal was discussed at the first post-election cabinet yesterday. "I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out of it", May told her party MPs. Sir John said he was "concerned" about the DUP deal, and said he is "wary" and "dubious" about the deal "both for peace process reasons but also for others reasons as well".
Some observers asked whether hazards in the Grenfell complex, which had 120 apartments that housed as many as 600 people , were ignored because its residents are mainly poor. Meanwhile, Merton Council said it was "seeking reassurances from the housing association Clarion Housing Group, and other housing associations that own and manage homes in Merton, that their fire safety measures are robust and comprehensive to ensure the safety of residents".
Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Robert Mueller must tread carefully when investigating President Donald Trump because of his past ties to James Comey , former DOJ official John Malcolm told CNBC on Thursday.
The Centre's efforts notwithstanding, the State Government remained in a belligerent mood with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee telling a police function in Kolkata that she would "not tolerate goondagiri (goodlumism)" and that "the Government will go any distance to tackle those who are trying to disrupt peace in the Hills", even as sources close to her said the order to raid Gurung house had come directly from the State secretariat at Nabanna in Kolkata.
Later on Wednesday, it emerged that the leaders of Sinn Féin , an Irish nationalist party and a political opponent of the DUP , would meet May at Downing Street on Thursday. But Jeremy Corbyn , leader of Britain's main opposition, said his Labour Party would not support May's Queen's Speech in the lower house of parliament to try to force her out of power through a vote of no confidence.
Comey testified last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he gave a detailed account of his conversations with the President, who he said asked him for his "loyalty" and insinuated that his job as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief might depend on providing such a pledge.
Election officials on June 12 said that with almost all ballots counted, Macron's Republique en Marche party (Republic on the Move) had 28 percent of the vote in an election marked by a historically low turnout. "There is also the fact that a majority for Macron's party seemed a foregone conclusion and people are just exhausted of an election campaign that has been going on for months".
The bill passed Thursday 233-186 along partisan lines, causing the most ire among Democrats for its downsizing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau . "It's fitting that @realDonaldTrump is celebrating a bill that will harm service members, seniors, and families #WrongChoiceAct", Nancy Pelosi , the leader of Democrats in the House, tweeted in reply.
Scott Applewhite). I've been yelled at and spat at walking in the streets in IL. But he hopes it won't become necessary for Capitol Police to have to accompany members of Congress while they're back home in their districts. "Many, many members have reported the same thing", said MacArthur, who was influential in moving a health overhaul bill through the House. The Capitol's usual partisan combativeness, though not absent, was less pointed than usual, and warm words were exchanged between some ...
Trump appeared to be a responding to a Washington Post report that special prosecutor Robert Mueller "is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said".
This is true for reasons similar to those that prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the same investigation. "I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate", Rogers said.
As the Times decried political viciousness in their piece, the editorial also brought back the unfounded accusations that the former governor of Alaska once encouraged Jared Lee Loughner to attack Giffords and others at an Arizona supermarket.
Demonstrators gathered to protest against Islamic law take part in a rally Saturday, June 10, 2017 , in NY. However, counter-protesters accused the marches of being not just against Sharia Law, but rather was part of an anti-Muslim movement.
Some jumped to their deaths rather than face the flames, and witnesses reported seeing small children thrown from the tower by their families in a desperate bid to survive. Local residents say there had been repeated warnings about the safety of the building, which recently underwent an exterior refurbishment, which included new external cladding and windows.
Mueller, the former FBI director, was put in charge of the investigation after Trump fired Comey and public pressure mounted for a special counsel to take over. Trump has since slammed the report , calling it a "phony story", and a spokesman for Trump's lawyer questioned the legality of leaking information in a statement to TIME , but did not deny the report.
Seventy-nine-year-old Bill Cosby is currently facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault (stemming from a single incident) related to a sexual encounter with now-44-year-old alleged victim Andrea Constand . As he had earlier in the day and yesterday, Montgomery County police officer James Reape read out Cosby's words in the deposition in response to questions by D.A.
USA politicians are playing in a charity baseball game a day after a shooting - as they practised - wounded a top Republican and three others. Standing at second base, Scalise was struck once in the left hip, according to witnesses, and collapsed as the shots rang out, one after another, from behind a chain-link fence near the third-base dugout.
She said urban search units backed by specialist dog teams would slowly make their way through the building as structural surveyors helped make the tower safe. "She was with a group of people in the fire escape, in the fire stairs, they live on the 20th floor", said Ms Ruiz. Adele was also seen visiting the Grenfell Tower last night, while Rita Ora posted on Instagram : "This is my neighbourhood, I can't believe this is happening".
Mueller's office has now taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government. A few days after the March 22 meeting, Trump spoke separately with Coats and Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of coordination between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Steve Scalise (R-La.) and injured several others at a baseball field in Alexandria , Virginia . T. Hodgkinson . He was taken to a nearby hospital Wednesday morning, where he died from his injuries. I debated whether to play up Hodgkinson's politics at all, because it might be irrelevant. Hodgkinson was interviewed at an "Occupy" rally in 2011 in St.
Although Khan responded to past attacks from the president, he denied doing so this week, with his office saying that the mayor "has more important things than responding to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet". "MSM (mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!" Speaking to Channel 4 News last night, Khan suggested a state visit by the U.S. President should be cancelled.
The ministry said the strike came as IS leaders gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa, the group's de facto capital. The U.S. -led coalition fighting Islamic State said it could not confirm the Russian report that Baghdadi may have been killed.
The AP cited a Trump administration source who was not authorized to discuss the decision publicly and said the decision could be announced as early as next week. There have been about 2,400 USA military deaths in the war-torn country since congressional authorization for military force in Afghanistan took effect in 2001, following the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington , DC, and Pennsylvania, where 2,996 Americans were killed and more than double that were ...
London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton today said they are not expecting to find any survivors after a fire tore through the tower block as harrowing first pictures from inside the gutted building emerged. Rydon, the firm responsible for the refit, said the project "met all required building regulations". Clothing and refreshment are laid out near a tower block severely damaged by a serious fire, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 14, 2017.
The Wall Street Journal cautioned readers not to jump to conclusions when it published the Secret Service's response to the publication's Freedom of Information Act request. The request from the Journal sought recordings or transcripts of any recordings made after January 20 at the White House . On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer , asked again if there were recordings, would not confirm it.
So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms" after he learned the shooter had volunteered on his Democratic presidential campaign.
Comey was sacked to prevent the Russian investigation from moving forward. Associates of Comey revealed an unclassified memo in which the former FBI director describes a conversation with Trump, with the president asking him to end an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.