Sciff also said the incidental collection of intelligence that sometimes includes conversations with United States citizens is "unavoidable" and "lawful". "The effort to ask for the identity of an American citizen is necessary to understand the importance of an intelligence report, in some instances", Rice told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell .
During his 10 minutes on the floor, Senator Sanders outlined the many benchmarks by which he judged Gorsuch, viewing the uber conservative judge through a progressive lens. He said both sides have spiraled into attacks, and suggested the filibuster was acceptable retaliation for the GOP's treatment of Mr. Obama's nominee previous year, Judge Merrick Garland, whom Republicans denied a hearing, much less a vote.
And it's not some obscure low-level spy, but Barack Obama's chief adviser on all matters relating to national security. "This is not anything political as has been alleged", Rice said . "If I saw an intelligence report that looked potentially significant", she explained , "I can make that request", to " unmask " names of US citizens.
Two Democratic senators announced on Thursday that they will support Gorsuch, report Politico , Raw Story and the New York Times . "I think that the justices themselves will do everything they can to let all of that end, at the interest of the court, and they will treat him the same as if he were confirmed unanimously", said John Elwood, a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Washington , who closely follows the Supreme Court.
Let's start with Nunes. "We thank Mr. Manafort for volunteering and encourage others with knowledge of these issues to voluntarily interview with the committee". Later in the day, Nunes was flayed by House Intelligence Committee members for not sharing the information with them, with Democrats calling for him to recuse himself for acting like a "surrogate for the White House".
Vivian Branch, widow of jazz saxophonist Ben Branch, said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked her husband to play "Precious Lord" and to play it real pretty. "He made it clear that America would never be the great nation and could not keep faith with the Constitution itself.so it was a call for radical revisioning and restructuring of the whole system in the United States of America".
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters Tuesday . "I would suspect the border wall is in the supplemental", Blunt said. "The administration is asking the American taxpayer to cover the cost of a wall - unneeded, ineffective, absurdly expensive - that Mexico was supposed to pay for, and he is cutting programs vital to the middle class to get that done", said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of NY.
After hours of debate Monday, the Judiciary Committee voted 11-9, along party lines, to send Gorsuch's nomination to the full Senate, where McConnell, R-Ky., has vowed he will be confirmed on Friday. Let me tell you what's going to happen. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said: "What the majority leader did to Merrick Garland by denying him a hearing and a vote is even worse than a filibuster".
Susan Rice, former President Obama's national security adviser, appeared Tuesday on MSNBC to respond to reports that she requested on several occasions the identities of "masked" US persons in intelligence reports linked to President Trump's transition and campaign.
This has of course led to even more in-fighting for the GOP, and threatens to undermine what potential strength and solidarity Trump's GOP could have had. Amash, a West Michigan Republican, responded to Trump on social media, saying it didn't take long for the president to join the establishment he'd vowed to drain when he was on the campaign trail.
Williams said he was hoping things would change Monday night, and they did. This marks UNC head coach Roy Williams third national title, adding to championships at UNC in 2005 and 2009. "My teammates said just keep on pushing". While some NCAA Men's Basketball title contests feature two teams in an excellent display of basketball, this one didn't.
Schumer pointed to the treatment a year ago of Merrick Garland, Obama's Supreme Court nominee, who never got a hearing as McConnell led a Republican blockade. "I think the right approach is to understand that judges are principled people but politics is what decides which one of them gets on the Supreme Court", Johnstone said.
The White House is disputing allegations by former government lawyers that a tweet by a top Trump aide violated a federal law against government employees engaging in political activity. "The biggest change was putting the essential health benefits back in", said Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., a leading moderate and Trump loyalist. Main provisions of the shelved legislation included: eliminating the mandate that most individuals have health insurance and putting in its place a new system ...
The risk of flash flooding is low since the storms are expected to move through the area quickly. Showers and strong/severe storms will develop Wednesday with highs in the mid-70s. The WALB First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday. The threat of severe weather Tuesday into Wednesday comes after two twisters left behind damage in Madisonville and Covington.
But Cuomo says there's no final agreement. Negotiations bogged down over education spending and a juvenile justice reform sought by Democrats that would raise the age of criminal responsibility so 16- and 17-year-old offenders aren't prosecuted as adults.
And consumer advocates worry that the companies will be an enticing target for hackers. "Most notably, the rules would have required explicit consent from consumers if sensitive data - like financial or health information, or browsing history - were to be shared or sold ".
The storm front could dump up to an inch (2.5 cm) of rain as far north as New England as it rumbles through the Carolinas and the Middle Atlantic states later on Monday with high winds and thunderstorms, National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan said.
Democrats have secured the 41 votes to block Gorsuch with a filibuster after Delaware Sen. "If Judge Gorsuch is unacceptable to our Democratic colleagues, there will never be a nominee by this president that you will find acceptable". McConnell said on the Senate floor. Gorsuch clearly is a qualified, apolitical candidate for the high court. Garland was President Obama's pick to fill the seat now set to be taken by Gorsuch but Republicans refused to give him a hearing.
The Syrian Coalition, an opposition group based outside the country, said government planes carried out the airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, south of the city of Idlib, the provincial capital. United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is calling for the perpetrators of a suspected chemical attack in a northern province to be held accountable for the "horrific" attack.
The incident took place in Willoughby Hills in Lake County, Ohio. An Amber Alert was issued more than three hours after 3-year-old little girl, Ravin Briscoe, and her brother, 5-year-old Gavin Traylor were taken. He is 3 feet tall and weighs around 35 pounds. The vehicle involved is a dark blue 2013 Hyundai Sonata with OH plate number GWS5908. Police say Davis should be considered armed and risky.
In a huge setback for the White House and House Republicans, a vote on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare has been canceled altogether. "If the bill remains the same, I remain opposed to it and can not vote for it", Rep. He later tweeted an apology: "I deeply regret my comments on a very important topic". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said later: "Mark Meadows is a longtime, early supporter of the president".
A toddler and her mother were killed in Louisiana overnight when their mobile home was demolished by a tornado, part of a unsafe weather system that slammed the U.S. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, but the strongest chances for strong tornadoes will come in the early morning hours and then the mid-afternoon to evening hours when heating is most intense.
James Jackson , 28, rode a bus from Baltimore to New York Friday with the sole objective of stalking and killing black men for a statement-making media spectacle, police said . Jackson turned himself in to the police on Wednesday. Investigators say Jackson initially was following and targeting a different black male but was scared off for an unknown reason.
We have a very safe community in Travis County. Despite the Trump administration's threats, the city hasn't lost federal grant money yet. Seattle is asking a federal court to declare that it's not breaking the law by refusing to join the Trump administration's effort to strictly enforce federal immigration laws.
A 5-year-old was shot in the back Boston Sunday evening, and now officers are looking for two shooters. The boy was transferred to the ambulance and rushed to the Boston Medical Center, where police said he is being treated for a non-life threatening wound to the lower back.
Meanwhile, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said the death toll had risen from 11 to 14 after three people died in hospital. "First, I was really scared", said Viktoria Prishchepova, one who did take the subway. And Moscow's military involvement in Syria, which included heavy aerial bombardments of areas controlled by forces rebelling against that country's president, Bashar al-Assad, has also made Russian Federation a target of the Islamic State.
According to the story, White House lawyers learned in March that Rice had requested the identities of US residents whose names were collected during investigations of others. The relevant intelligence reports pertained largely to conversations between foreign leaders regarding the Trump administration's transition, though some of those conversations involved members of Trump's team.
Martin Parish Sheriff's Office said there were two deaths in the city of Breaux Bridge at about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday after a tornado flipped over a trailer and caused damage. Officials say severe weather has killed two people in MS, including a woman who was desperately directing rescuers to her submerged auto when she died.
Tesla is now the second-largest vehicle company in the USA by market value, after its stock ended trading an impressive seven per cent up in NY yesterday. At its low, GM fell 4.4 per cent, but maintained a market capitalization above $50.9 billion. Musk responded with "stormy weather in Shortville", a likely dig at those who suggested short-selling the company's stock in anticipation of a decline.
Earlier, in Florence, Mississippi, 52-year-old Jacqueline Williams was on the phone Monday morning with 911, trying to direct rescuers after her vehicle went off the road into a creek, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said. "Heavy rain can also be expected, with flooding possible". A Texas state trooper reported seeing a suspected tornado touch down early Sunday morning near Center Point, Texas, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio, Texas.
The team also shifted defenses from a 4-3 when Ferguson was drafted to a 3-4 under coordinator Vic Fangio and the limited time on the field couldn't have helped his chances of showing he was worth keeping around for a fourth season. This while he had already been ruled out with a knee injury. Ferguson, once a second round pick by the Bears, had been plagued by injuries in his first two seasons in the Windy City.
Severe storms are possible once again on Tuesday and all but inevitable on Wednesday . Hundreds of people are being evacuated in Rankin County due to flooding. Areas from northern Florida to North Carolina will continue to see severe weather through Monday evening, AccuWeather said. "There was one home with pretty heavy damage".
Attorney Bill Ruzzo, who is representing Frein, contended in earlier court filings that Frein's refusal to discuss crimes meant he invoked his right to remain silent. "You're both fathers?" Frein asks the state police and continued there was "one father who did not make it home". Judge allows confession in Eric Frein.
If Beijing were to aggressively clamp down on all its trade with Pyongyang, North Korea would certainly feel the pain - and possibly collapse. Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week.
A divided Senate panel is backing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch . Sen. Mitch McConnell , the leader of the chamber's majority Republicans, has vowed that he will ensure Gorsuch is confirmed and appointed to the court. To date, three Democrats have come out in support of Gorsuch, and the Republicans would have needed to secure eight Democratic votes to kill a filibuster.