The FBI probe, now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller , shifted its focus to allegations of obstruction in the days after Trump fired the agency's then-director James Comey on May 9. James Comey laid out his version of his meetings with the president and in doing so, issued a challenge to Donald Trump. The FBI is also conducting a parallel probe, which reportedly includes special counsel Robert Mueller looking into whether the president obstructed justice.
Robert Bond, the CEO of the Rydon Group, said in a statement . on the company's website, "We were shocked to hear of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and our immediate thoughts are with those that have been affected by the incident, their families, relatives and friends".
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later said he had already made the decision to fire Mr Comey. Last week, Comey told Congress he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. Sessions, in response to Comey's testimony , sat down before the intelligence committee Tuesday, and while he largely deflected senators' questions ...
Nik told reporters that he's looking to build a permanent, family-friendly attraction on the US side of the Niagara Falls that would showcase his family business. While the stunt was billed as a made-for-television event, hundreds of people watching from Terrapin Point were awestruck by what was happening above them.
Conservative Party sources say May wants to show her government is up and running but her loss of authority in last week's election will make it harder to handle a hectic agenda - Brexit talks with the European Union, tackling a slowing economy, a political crisis in Ireland, and a devastating fire in London.
US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump seemed to threaten the Justice Department official who appointed Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, tweeting , "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional panels are investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency.
Barry Bennett, a GOP strategist who served as an adviser to Trump's campaign, said he believed it would be too damaging for Trump to try to remove Mueller, but that he had concerns about the appearance that the probe was being politicized. Mueller, who preceded Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was the longest-serving director since J. Edgar Hoover. "There's a lot of smoke and there's a lot of alarm bells going off", Ryan continued.
The "wonderfully bipartisan" vote is an example of how senators can work together to get things done despite divisions on overarching political and philosophical issues such as health care and tax reform, Ernst said . Senators say the review provision restores Congress' role in setting sanctions policy. The proposed sanctions still must gain approval from the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump , which is why Putin said he would wait to see how the ...
In what is sure to ignite another firestorm of debate in polarized Washington , a longtime friend of President Trump said Monday night that Trump is "weighing" whether to dismiss Robert Mueller , the Justice Department special counsel investigating possible ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
European Union leaders have given chief Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier no authority to so much as talk about future trade with Britain until he clinches outline deals on Brussels' priority issues, including London's exit bill. But pressure was mounting on Mrs May to change course on the type of Brexit Britain should pursue, and consult more widely across rival parties. She added that the British government has taken away £1billion from Northern Ireland .
Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said in a televised statement yesterday: "Sadly I can confirm that the number of people that has died is now 17". The Theresa May government on Friday was grappling with the aftermath of Wednesday's blaze at Grenfell Tower, amid rising anger among residents and demands by the Labour Party to acquire over 1,000 empty houses for those rendered homeless.
Spicer also defended Rosenstein, telling Fox Business on the night of the firing that he is "someone who has earned bipartisan support and most recently served as the USA attorney for Maryland under President Obama". KEITH: In that same interview, Trump said that the Russian Federation investigation had been on his mind when he chose to fire Comey. "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks ...
Sanctions regarding business dealings between the USA and companies controlled by the Cuban military are also going to be reinstated, and American tourists will be prohibited from spending money in hotels or restaurants that are in any way linked to the Cuban government.
The horrific fire early Wednesday morning has put increased pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and her senior ministers at a time when her authority has been weakened by an election that saw her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament.
He said the current process - which involves the United Kingdom and Irish governments chairing elements of the negotiations and the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service moderating other discussions - is the "right approach". The DUP have been playing their cards close to their chest, but we know the areas they're talking about because of a DUP plan drawn up in 2015 in anticipation of a hung Parliament .
A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing. He said the Prime Minister had met residents and heard their "heart-rending stories". Mr Javid was pressed on what would happen to other buildings with the same cladding as Grenfell Tower. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund.
With news reports that the Special Counsel investigating election interference in 2016 by Russian Federation is looking at possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump , Mr. Mr Comey said the directive, which came amid an open investigation , "gave me a queasy feeling". However, after a private meeting occurred on a Phoenix tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Lynch on June 29th, the long investigation swiftly wrapped up.
Now the special counsel is looking into whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice by firing Comey, a decision first reported by the Washington Post this week. That would leave Brand, the associate attorney general, in charge of a probe that now has Trump squarely in its crosshairs. Among other roles, she was an official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy under George W.
May said on Tuesday that talks with the DUP had been productive - a view shared by DUP leader Arlene Foster - and that Brexit negotiations would begin as planned next week. "Any deal which undercuts in any way the process here or the Good Friday Agreement is one which has to be opposed", he said. On May 22, the EU Council authorised the start of Brexit talks and adopted its negotiating directives.
The talks were "productive", May told a news conference in Paris following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron . May's government has said its Brexit plans remain the same, and her Brexit minister David Davis will be pressing for close economic ties but a clear break with the bloc to be able to control immigration and restore sovereignty over British laws.
FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . Scalise was shot in the hip , with the bullet tearing through his pelvis and injuring internal organs. It is not yet clear if the names on the list were intended targets, the source said. The note was not considered an assassination list, the network said.
Rosenstein had written a scathing memo criticizing Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation , which the White House initially cited as the impetus for Comey's ouster. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to Mr. Trump. If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the task of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the Justice Department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand.
After additional surgeries and rehabilitation, Scalise can be expected to walk "and hopefully run", Sava said. Republicans and Democrats fight for bragging rights Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball game as one unit - Team Scalise.
Your headline and story " Comey testifies he was sacked over Russian probe", barely mentions that fired FBI director James Comey admitted under oath he told President Trump on three separate occasions that he was not, and never had been, the subject of any intelligence agency investigation regarding collusion with the Russians.
Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone. Congressional Democrats and Republicans put aside their political differences Thursday to play in the traditional Congressional Baseball Game a day after a horrific shooting left Louisiana Rep.
At 38, Varadkar is now in line to become the youngest person to hold the office of Taoiseach in Ireland. "I'm not a half-Indian politician, or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter". "He's a once-in-a-generation politician", said Fine Gael member of parliament Jim Daly, echoing the comments of most of his colleagues who have placed high hopes in Varadkar.
Shortly after the collision the USA made a request for support from the Japanese Coast Guard, which first arrived on scene and continues to be lead for finding the seven missing Sailors. John Richardson said four sailors were medevaced. She said she last communicated with him via Facebook messenger on Wednesday. The merchant vessel involved in the collision is the ACX Crystal based in the Philippines.
Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. Sailors also may have gotten trapped in compartments below deck, Schuster said, pointing out that container ships have a bulbous bow below the water line that could have plowed into the U.S.
If Trump's presidency is threatened by Comey's accusations that Trump pressured him to end an investigation of Trump's former national security adviser, that's Trump's own fault. this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story". "If I'm Trump's lawyer, I now know that the obstruction file is open in the special counsel's office", he said, asking not to be identified.
But Rosenstein recently informed his colleagues, including Brand, that he might have to recuse himself from the investigation, according to a report by ABC News. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has privately told colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe, according to ABC News.
Hodgkinson died of injuries sustained in a shootout with Capitol Police, including officers on the security detail attached to Rep. Steve Scalise , who was shot and wounded in the attack. A number of social media users were quick to seize upon the opportunity to call out Trump, Pence and Scalise - who remains in critical condition - for their lack of support for LGBTQ rights.
Among the questions investigators are looking to answer: How did Hodgkinson know about the congressional baseball practice, and was he targeting anyone specifically? The suspect, who also owned a shotgun, is believed to have obtained a permit to carry a concealed weapon in the last two months or so.
For the game, which began in 1909, members of the Senate and House of Representatives donned uniforms representing teams from their constituencies for the game and many topped them with hats from Louisiana State University, Scalise's alma mater, as a tribute.
President confirms he is the subject of an inquiry into obstruction of justice and abuses of power. Trump allegedly asked Coats whether he could convince now-ousted FBI Director James B. But Mr Rosenstein , too, may ultimately have to end his oversight, given his role in Mr Trump's decision to fire Mr Comey. Mr. Mueller must denounce the leak and defend the independence of his investigation.
Adams' claim comes after former Conservative Prime Minister John Major voiced his serious reservations about a deal between the Tories and the DUP to prop up the Conservative government. She is now seeking to cling to power by forging an alliance with the Democratic Unionst party of Northern Ireland . May took up her familiar refrain, arguing the deal is vital to "give the stability to the UK Government that I think is necessary at this time".