The Deputy Attorney General also said he would not follow any orders to fire special counsel Mueller unless there is a good reason and the orders are lawful. "In recent days, the president has told his staff, his visitors, and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced Mueller, like Comey, his successor as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was part of a "witch hunt" by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced from office", the daily said.
The FBI also recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera in the shooter's van and is processing the items , according to a statement the agency issued on Thursday. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital, and later died. Told they were GOP lawmakers, Hodgkinson walked back to his auto. And at one point, Hodgkinson had a family.
Trump "believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason", said Representative Adam Schiff, whose committee is also investigating Russia-Trump ties. People were amazed Trump would make such public statements about the ongoing investigation, particularly if he was calling out Rosenstein . (See video .) Colbert was referring to Trump telling Holt that he was thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey.
Few senators will have time to read it, the Congressional Budget Office would have no time to estimate its effects and costs, and pressure will be high on moderate Republicans, who may have otherwise waited to make a decision on the bill without seeing how it might effect their constituents, to pass it.
In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Mr Scalise was said to be "more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones". Steve Scalise said it upgraded his condition to "serious" after performing additional surgery for injuries sustained in a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice last week.
Mr Mueller is looking into whether Mr Trump tried to obstruct justice during a meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey , whom he later sacked, The Washington Post reported , citing senior officials. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said.
Solicitor General Robert Bork carried out Nixon's order. 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.
The MTP host highlighted that Trump seemed to be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his tweet regarding the investigation, leading into a back-and-forth between the two over whether Trump fired FBI Director James Comey due to the Russian Federation investigation or Rosenstein's recommendation.
Authorities have not released the name of the suspect but said he was carrying identification that showed he is an Algerian student. Michel said the attacker was "neutralized" by police. "We took cover in a nearby store and they left us there for about 15 minutes before fully clearing the area". He said he and his wife saw police holding their guns up as they ran toward someone.
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. They will certainly challenge Republicans to take some action now that they themselves have become the target of a crazed gunman . Law enforcement officials continued Friday to analyze Hodgkinson's social media activities and examine his Belleville, Ill ., home.
It is still unclear if she has locked in the support of the Northern Irish DUP to prop her up in the House of Commons and give her the majority she needs to pass a vote approving the agenda set out in the Queen's Speech. Monday's negotiations are to open at 11:00am in Brussels (0900 GMT) with 90 minutes of talks between Barnier and Davis, followed by a working lunch between the pair and a press conference.
However E! News reported yesterday that a woman was spotted with balloons for a girl and a boy at an LA hospital - and a card reading "B & J". "Bey and Jay are on a small cloud, and they have begun to announce the news to their families and loved ones", an anonymous source close to the couple told People magazine.
But, facing pressure from US business and some of his fellow Republicans to avoid turning back the clock completely in relations with communist-ruled Cuba , he also will leave intact many of Obama's steps toward normalization. An increased arrival of U.S. tourists thanks to eased curbs fuelled a boom in tourism, especially in Havana , creating demand for more lodgings, restaurants, taxis and tour guides in the fledgling private sector.
But he won roars of approval and cries of 'Viva Cuba libre!' from the invited crowd of Cuban-Americans and Cuban exiles. "Today is a major setback for global relations, NAFSA, our allies and the Cuban and American people". Individual people-to-people visits were the most popular category of the 12. But the new changes will require travelers to come on organized trips.
On Saturday afternoon 58 people were confirmed to be missing, presumed dead. "We as the police , we investigate criminal offences - I'm not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it".
Ben Carson, the Trump administration's secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said in an interview on Friday he believes the special prosecutor appointed to investigate potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, as well as related obstruction of justice allegations, should be given "a chance" before being rejected.
Scalise, the number three House Republican, was shot along with three other people early Wednesday when a lone gunman, angry about President Donald Trump , attacked a group of Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a congressional charity baseball game.
Britain's Press Association says around 70 people are missing. The presumed death toll from the London tower block inferno jumped to 58 yesterday as embattled Prime Minister Theresa May , accused of misreading the growing anger over the tragedy, pledged action after meeting survivors desperately seeking answers.
So far this year, six US soldiers have been killed in combat in Afghanistan , all of them involved in the fight against the Islamic State in Nangarhar province. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement . It is not always clear if the attackers are rogue members of the Afghan forces or are infiltrators wearing Afghan Army uniforms.
The Queen's statement was in stark contrast to Theresa May's response to the tragedy , which has been widely criticised for lacking empathy. "This was a awful tragedy that took place", she said Friday. After being heavily jeered by protesters, May attracted additional criticism in a BBC interview Friday when she sidestepped questions about whether she had failed to grasp the mood of the public after the disaster.
These tests have become a difficulty for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has shown interest in reaching out to North Korea . He added the USA military was undertaking a more detailed analysis. "We are aware, certainly, of the situation and the suspension of additional launchers", Nauert said. The last time North Korea conducted a missile launch was on May 29, when it fired at least one short-range ballistic missile.
The Met police have confirmed that 30 people died in the fire and scores more are still missing. This includes the 30 fatalities confirmed so far. BBC News reported Friday that about 40 additional people remain missing. The queen and Philip stood silently before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the queen's official birthday. May announced £5 million, or $6.4 million, in aid to help victims of the Grenfell Tower fire pay for emergency supplies like ...
It was Washington's "ultimate double standard" to ban other countries from nuclear or missile tests amid its own attempts to modernize the US arsenal. -China relations, saying that while competition between the two countries "is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable". It has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes.
Thirteen states, at least 80 mayors , and more than 100 businesses will task themselves to meet ambitious climate-change goals-with or without federal participation. Countries that pledge to be green could move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, said Gabriel Chan, assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
The momentum of climate change efforts and the affordability of cleaner fuels will keep the United States moving toward its goals of cutting emissions despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris global accord, business and government leaders in a growing alliance said Tuesday.
Questioning what Baghdadi would have been doing in that location, he said: "Is it reasonable that Baghdadi would put himself between a rock and a hard place of the (US-led) coalition and Russian Federation?" The army said that Baghdadi might have been killed along with around 30 other ISIS military commanders and 300 militants.
Locals yelled questions at mayor Sadiq Khan when he walked through the neighbourhood on Friday. No 10 said the Prime Minister told survivors they will be consulted on the terms of reference for the inquiry, which will allow them to shape the way it is run so they can get the answers they are seeking.
President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.
However the announcement of any deal between the DUP and the Conservatives has been postponed due to the London tower block fire. Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds is leading the DUP delegation to London as party leader Arlene Foster has returned to Northern Ireland, the spokesman said.
A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). A sign in the crowd proclaimed "ONE FAMILY" and the announcer's mention of Mr Scalise , the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack, brought the masses to their feet.
The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly - 97 to 2 - to add the Russian Federation measure to a bill sanctioning Iran for its work to develop ballistic missile technology, in a bipartisan rebuke to Trump's suggestions about improving relations with Russian Federation.
The U.S. State Department released a statement in response to the ceasefire, welcoming a reduction in hostilities but promising Assad's regime would be judged "by the results not the words". But recent weeks have seen heavy clashes in Deraa city and the surrounding area, with civilians among those caught in the fighting and bombardment.
It was unclear if the two diplomats had been kidnapped, but the Pakistani reference to a "heinous crime" may be an indication that they have been abducted. In February, Pakistan completely sealed the border crossing with Kabul for over a month after the attacks. Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.
On Saturday afternoon 58 people were confirmed to be missing, presumed dead. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead at the charred building. They're also unahppy with the "years and years" of neglect which has been brought to light by recent events. Officials said due to the nature of their deaths, it's possible all of the victims of the fire might not be conclusively identified.
The White House downplayed Ruddy's comments. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein offered assurances to lawmakers on Tuesday that he is exclusively responsible for Mueller's fate since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.