The 56-year-old Arzuaga managed several accounts controlled by Alejandro Burzaco , assisting in the payment of 25 million U.S. dollars in bribes. After the official's death, Arzuaga said he helped distribute bribe money left in his account to the official's heirs.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump once again lashed out at the latest leak indicating special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into possible obstruction of justice after the president's recent dismissal of FBI Director James Comey .
While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for his impeachment in Congress. Any such step would face a steep hurdle as it would require approval by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by Mr Trump's fellow Republicans.
Police said officers on routine patrol noticed the man acting suspiciously and said he reached for a knife. The incident is not thought to be terror related. British armed police detained a man on suspicion of having a knife near parliament on Friday, police said. Evening Standard political editor Joe Murphy tweeted that there were shouts of "knife, knife, knife" and a man was brought down with a Taser.
British projects and businesses can now bid for financing from the European Investment Bank, which has provided around 48 billion euros for transport, energy, housing and water investments across the country. Diplomats from some of the 27 other European Union member states said they were willing to listen to new proposals from Britain. That could be hard to achieve.
Comey's most damning allegation was that Trump had pulled him aside in inappropriate private meetings and not-so-subtly hinted that he should drop the probe into Michael Flynn's ties to Russian officials. Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of a possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year's presidential election .
Although Rosenstein's response was vague, it did suggest that the Justice Department was more likely to bring down the hammer than allow the industry to carry on unscathed. He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Lindsey Graham of SC tried to clarify where that line for "good cause" was.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice. "I've not ever been a particular fan of Mr. Comey rejected those requests and the investigation continued. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asked Sessions whether Trump records his conversations in the White House .
James Hodgkinson , who has been identified as the shooter of Steve Scalise , protests outside of the United States Post Office in Belleville, Illinois, in this April 2012 image. About 20,000 people turned out for Thursday night's game, raising more than $1 million for the Washington Literacy Center , The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington , the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and The Capitol Police Memorial Fund .
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign - and critical of President Donald Trump . Authorities said Wednesday there was not yet a clear motive for the shooting, as the FBI investigated Hodgkinson's associations and social media postings. A congressman says the gunman approached him in the parking lot - and asked which political party was practicing. "I guess he was exhausted of some of the politics going on".
They include Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and his former deputy director, Richard Ledget, the Post reported . Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". There has been many twists and turns during the 2016 Presidential election, take a look at some of the key moments which won and lost the race for the White House.
The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian Federation and the 2016 elections.
Mueller, that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most provokes his rage, will be a critical test for a president who has continued on Twitter and elsewhere to flout the advice of his staff, friends and legal team.
Among topics that need to be agreed upon is the status of United Kingdom citizens living and working in the EU, as well as that of European nationals doing the same in Britain . "A deal will be done", insisted one minister confidently. "I think one of the most shameful aspects of the whole Brexit process from the beginning to now has been the disregard shown by many for that peace process".
Sessions noted that several lawmakers on those panels had said they meant to ask him about the Russian Federation investigation, after testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the intelligence committee Thursday. The following day, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, and several top Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, demanded he resign.
Doctors say Scalise had surgery Wednesday night and will require additional surgery. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding that he also had visited the wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital.
Chris Ruddy, a friend of Trump's and the chief executive of Newsmax, a USA news outlet, went so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller. "I think he's weighing that option". "If there were good cause, I would consider it". The deputy attorney general also said: "I'm confident (Mueller) has full independence".
Putin compared Comey to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been given political asylum in Russian Federation, and implied there was no difference between the actions of Snowden and those of Comey. "Without creating such conditions, resulting in improvement of mutual trust, we will not be able to achieve anything", Putin said. The Russian leader claimed that the "crisis is over", pointing at modest economic growth over the past nine months, low inflation and rising currency reserves.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy admitted he did not speak with President Trump about the notion of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller . CNN has reported at the time that the White House was given only a brief heads up that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was naming Mueller to oversee Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion from Trump's campaign associates.
Records from the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department show he had multiple run-ins with neighbors, complaining of them turning around in his driveway and damaging his yard. He said Hodgkinson never talked politics with him, but he was a passionate person who occasionally got into fights. According to the report, Hodgkinson struck that man in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-gauge shotgun before firing off a round as that man fled.
Authorities have not said what caused the explosion , but police were treating it as a criminal case and have targeted a suspect, according to Xinhua . Nine people have been described as seriously injured, according to Xuzhou city government. CNN reports authorities can not confirm if children are among the dead.
The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. And on Thursday, the committee will hear testimony from Coats in a classified session - after he refused to say publicly last week whether Trump asked him to pressure Comey to back off Flynn.
Quoting officials, the newspaper said one event of interest to Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Coats told associates that Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey to get him to back off the focus on Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the Russian Federation affair.
Government sources suggested that the Conservatives do not necessarily need an agreement with the DUP before Wednesday, because the DUP would be unlikely to support the opposition Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn. "We were often in a situation where the other parties, particularly in the case of Sinn Fein and DUP - who are by far the two biggest parties now, even more than they were in my time - they'd never talked to each other", he said.
O'Neill, the presiding Montgomery County judge. After six days of emotional testimony and reams of evidence, 12 jurors were deliberating Bill Cosby's fate for a second day on Tuesday. The prosecution rested its case on Friday after calling 12 witnesses to the stand. Cosby testified over a decade ago as part of that lawsuit, eventually settling with her for an undisclosed sum.
The gunman later left the building and shot three officers before police killed him. AAP/Julian Smith/via REUTERS A police officer stands guard outside the Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Brighton in Melbourne , Australia, June 6, 2017 after police on Monday shot dead Yacqub Khayre after he held a woman hostage.
On Thursday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said in a joint statement the sanctions, if implemented, could threaten Russian gas supplies to Europe. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate affirmed new sanctions against Russian Federation for Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
Mr Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. In his interview Ruddy claimed Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel.
It would be procedurally complicated to challenge a decision by Trump to block Comey's testimony. FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to clinch a deal on Wednesday that would allow her minority government to survive, as European Union leaders voice growing impatience to start Brexit negotiations. "It's entirely up to them", he added less than a week before the Brexit talks are due to start. Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party , which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or ...
The cost of the 2,000- km. pipeline is expected to reach some $6.7 billion. Global efforts to develop a gas pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean will be fast tracked, Greece's premier said on Thursday. Nechama Spiegel Novak, a mother of four who has been flying for the national carrier since earlier this year, left Ben Gurion International Airport on Wednesday, June 14, guiding a chartered Boeing 737 to Thessaloniki, where Netanyahu is participating in a trilateral summit with Greece and ...
United States President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice , the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Comey revealed last week under oath before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that he provided the contents of one of the memos detailing his February 14 meeting with the president to a friend, believed to be Columbia University professor Daniel Richman, who read parts of it ...
An obstruction of justice finding could form the basis for Mr Trump's impeachment but such a step would face a steep hurdle because it would require approval by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by the President's fellow Republicans.
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.