White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied Ruddy's remarks, but his comments fueled most of the media narrative on Wednesday. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) ripped into Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a Senate appropriations committee hearing Tuesday morning after Rosenstein's boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , skipped out on the hearing and sent him instead.
You couldn't help but wonder what Kevin Durant was thinking last night as the clock ticked down to the NBA Championship. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presents the Warriors with the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Despite winning two championships and going to the NBA Finals four straight times during his tenure in Miami , James doesn't think the Heat were a super team .
In his special counsel role, Mueller has assumed all the powers of a federal prosecutor - including subpoena authority. I never said that the President told me. In a freakish, televised cabinet meeting on Monday that forced even non-partisan news agencies such as Reuters and AP to drop their impersonal tone, Trump called on his cabinet members to boost his administration, after claiming that "Never has there been a president , with few exceptions.
Trump later said he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. "The Vice-President is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the President's agenda and looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter", a Pence spokesman said.
Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller is investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he suggested Comey drop an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, as well as when he fired Comey.
On the other hand, it would cause a political storm, said the writer. While the White House denied that Trump had any intention to fire Mueller, the New York Times reported Tuesday night that the president had begun entertaining the idea of firing Mueller last month.
While Rosenstein has some supervisory responsibilities for the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether any Trump aides conspired with that campaign, the probe is being led by Mueller , the special counsel Rosenstein appointed in the wake of Comey's firing .
The protest was peaceful, but a smaller group splintered off and walked down an entrance ramp to block Interstate 94, quickly snarling traffic and leading to the freeway's shutdown in both directions, The Associated Press reported. He testified that he didn't see Castile's gun, but noted that he was paying more attention to the car's passengers. The public outcry included protests in Minnesota that shut down highways and surrounded the governor's mansion.
Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of the conservative news website Newsmax , made his remarks during an interview on PBS Newshour . Mueller faces conflicts, he said, noting that Mueller actually met with Trump just days before his appointment as special counsel. Trump was considering hiring Mueller to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.
Brexit talks start Monday without clarity on what the exact nature of the UK's departure from Europe will be. "It's quite ironic because she was the one who said that you had to take certain things off the table, and she said that we should not take off the table a no-deal outcome, which of course seemed insane to most people".
While the DUP continue to hammer out the details of the arrangement with the Tories, the other four main parties at Stormont confirmed they would be meeting Mrs May on Thursday. 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.
Allies of the president cast doubt on the idea that Trump would take such a drastic step, and White House officials said Ruddy had not met directly with the president while he was there. Nixon sought to dismiss a special prosecutor, Archibald Cox. Gingrich, though, ominously predicted that Mueller's team will "find some poor person like Scooter Libby", who Gingrich said "did nothing wrong" during the Valerie Plame investigation but "ended up going to jail" when the independent counsel ...
The other Arab powers accuse Qatar of supporting Islamist militants, which it denies , and some of them have criticised Al Jazeera as a terrorist mouthpiece and an agent of interference in their affairs. Another Al-Jazeera Arabic account described the move as part of an "organized campaign" targeting it. Al-Jazeera has said it has come under cyberattack as well amid the diplomatic crisis.
Pressed on reports of secret talks between Cabinet ministers and Labour MPs, Mr Gove said the two parties had a "similar" position on Brexit and the reality of the hung parliament meant the Government would have to "work with everyone". Mr Hammond's comments are likely to be seen as a further indication that he is pressing for the Government to take a "softer" line on Brexit than the immigration-driven approach previously set out by Theresa May.
Andrew Slaughter, the Labour MP for Hammersmith and Fulham, told BBC Radio London it was vital that every victim of the blaze was "rehoused in the immediate area". 'The Prime Minister's thoughts are with all of those affected by this bad incident and the emergency services, who are working tirelessly in very hard circumstances'.
The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to USA officials briefed on the probe.
Mueller has been criticized by some Republicans who suggest he may have a conflict of interest because of his close relationship with former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by Trump in May. Mr Comey at least has the advantage of having documented their meetings soon after they had finished. "I'm not a flak for the White House". On Trump's plane ride home after a trip to Wisconsin, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters he "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even ...
A young Syrian refugee was identified on Thursday as one of the first victims of the huge fire which gutted the apartment block in west London earlier this week. The Queen and Prince William spent half an hour at the site in Kensington, meeting survivors, firefighters and those still searching for missing loved ones.
Some have compared Trump's firing of then-FBI Director James Comey in May to the storied "Saturday Night massacre" that occurred during Richard Nixon's presidency. (Melania also reportedly told her husband "she believed the appointment of Mr. Mueller would speed resolution of the Russian Federation scandal", resulting in his exoneration.) "The pushback also represented growing willingness among staff members to try to keep Mr.
After Ruddy told PBS NewsHour the president was "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel", Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wasted little time in composing his reply. The talk about dismissing Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump allies - including some close to White House strategist Steve Bannon - who are increasingly frustrated with the prospect of a long and winding probe.
Riley Curry has every reason to celebrate after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games, finishing an fantastic National Basketball Association playoff run with a record-setting 16-1 record. "I don't believe I've played for a superteam", James said. "I thought they gave everything they had, and we fought, we competed, and we never gave in, but they beat us".
Duke apologized "for the pain and confusion that we created" but said the committee was concerned about giving the appearance that they hated their enemies, which isn't Christ-like. McKissic said Baptists "did some damage in the larger marketplace by being hesitant". "We're not intimidated or afraid to speak out, even though it brings up dirty laundry from the past".
The agency also this month closed a different long-running case involving a transgender student's complaint about locker room access in Palatine, Ill., according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents the student in that case.
An investigation was under way to determine what caused the night-time collision between the destroyer and the container ship. The Philippine ship is 29,060 tons and is 222.6 meters (730 feet) long, the coast guard said. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Coast guard official Takeshi Aikawa said seven crew members are unaccounted for, and one had a head injury.
With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. Five people were injured, including MI native Matt Mika and U.S. Rep Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, who remain in critical condition . He was shot multiple times , including at least once in the chest.
Varadkar, a former general physician, born to an Irish nurse and a doctor from India , was elected the leader of the Fine Gael party earlier this month after the general elections. Varadkar was first elected to political office when he was 24 and came out as being gay later in 2015 . Naomi Long said: "Northern Ireland and the Republic have a good relationship and I am confident it will continue under his stewardship".
PAUL, Minn. (AP ) - The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer. Hill Montessori, where he was loved by his students and co-workers". Ms Reynolds, whose video showed 32-year-old Mr Castile covered in blood as an officer pointed his gun at him, said he had been reaching for his licence when he was shot.
The destroyer USS Dewey and several U.S. Navy aircraft will join Japanese Coast Guard and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopters, ships and aircraft to "render whatever assistance may be required". "This has been a hard day", Aucoin said in a release. The USS Fitzgerald's captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the Fitzgerald's commanding officer, who is in a stable condition in hospital.
The officials kicked, punched him and beat him with a stick when he opposed them. Alleging that it was Zafar Hussain who "started hitting and abusing employees" in the morning as they parked their vehicle in Kutchi Basti area. The municipal commissioner has denied the allegations and told the Indian Express: "As part of the government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, we go around in the mornings to prevent people from defecating in the open and spread awareness.
Donald Trump's income from his Mar-a-Lago resort is up this year, according to personal financial disclosures filed on Friday. It is our first real insight into how the president has been disentangling himself from his business interests, and shows how the valuation of the Trump brand has changed.
Londoners were left searching for answers Thursday one day after a deadly high-rise fire - as experts eyed the apartment building's extremely flammable covering as a possible culprit in the fast-moving blaze. We have set up a helpline for any concerned tenants who need extra reassurance. "My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital", the monarch said .
Paul Maskey, Belfast West MP, told a media briefing in Westminster: "Almost 250,000 people voted for us, for the seven of us and others who were unsuccessful, they gave us that mandate not to take our seats". "We are certainly up for the task of getting devolved government back up and running in Northern Ireland". Sinn Fein, the SDLP and Alliance have all said that the Tory Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not continue to chair talks aimed at resuming powersharing at Stormont.
Capitol Police officers in Mr Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson later died from his wounds. - Concerned citizens can make a "Replenishment Donation for Steve Scalise ". Steve Scalise , who is seriously wounded - but I can say with confidence that he continues to receive the best possible medical care". "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.
Out of 17 seats reserved for women, BJP bagged eight, Congress six, independents two and CPI (M) one. According to the BJP's claims, a party rebel has extended his support to the party. However, the Congress on Saturday claimed that a candidate named Rachna , who won from Vikas Nagar ward, was a party member. "Now we are going to win the final (assembly polls), too", he told IANS over phone.
The Secret Service doesn't have audio recordings or transcriptions of conversations between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey , the agency told the Wall Street Journal . Personal anecdote: Candidate Trump once said he had taped a call with me, after disputing how he was quoted. He warned Comey on Twitter saying that the fired FBI Director should hope there are no secret tapes of the conversations between him and Trump.