Crucially, Congress need not concern itself with the question whether Trump committed a crime by obstructing justice or abusing his powers. Nixon wanted the FBI to halt its Watergate investigation. "I think that public opinion polls show that there is a very substantial majority of the populace, including people who voted for him, who believe that President Trump does not really have much adherence to the truth and if he says something that's true, it's nearly an accident", he said.
Catalonia's regional government plans to set a date for a referendum on a split from Spain, despite fierce opposition from the central government. That vote was organised by volunteers rather than government officials to get around court restrictions.
By the end of today the Torch will be carried by volunteers a little more than 30 miles on its way up to Skowhegan. The Torch began its June 8 leg towards its final destination of Bangor in Farmington Thursday. Prescott's torch run started at Walker House, on King Street, and ended at South Grenville District High School, with many students from that school taking part.
South Florida and Tulane travel to Koch Arena. Texas holds the mark with 124 straight regular-season wins in the Southwest Conference from 1981-1990 while Old Dominion won 96 in a row from 1995-2001. The American Athletic Conference announced its basketball pairings for next season, Wichita State's first season in the conference. With multiple games against USF and Temple, the second and third best teams in the AAC, the Huskies will maximize whatever value they can from the conference slate.
Under attack by Trump, Comey wanted to get his side of the story out. I don't think taking personal memos and giving them to a homie to leak is a crime, but it's definitely petty larceny. But if it is, the White House is in real trouble. He revealed that he then turned over the memos about his talks with the president to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, and did not retain a copy.
But clearly Donald Trump has worked overtime at putting his presidency at stake. Other experts said Kasowitz's claim that Comey leaked " privileged " information was off the mark, citing the fact that Trump previously had disclosed details about his interactions with Comey .
With the president's frustrations with his Justice Department spilling into public view, top White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to say Tuesday whether President Donald Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The poll carried a margin of error of 2 percentage points in either direction. JAMEEL JAFFER: I don't even think it's arguable. Additionally, the poll was taken before Trump sent out a bevvy of tweets defending his controversial travel ban, which may ...
Senators had said earlier they were weighing a two-step process that would postpone a repeal until 2020, with an initial priority on stabilizing premium costs in Obamacare's insurance-purchasing exchanges in 2018 and 2019 and continuing subsidies that help low-income Americans afford individual policies.
This context framed Comey's testimony to senators about his communication with Trump over the FBI investigation into Flynn. But he said Trump's request to terminate the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn left him "stunned", and senior FBI officials considered it to be of "investigative interest".
But the bill, called the Financial Choice Act , has little chance of passing the Senate in its current form. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tweeted Thursday, "Let me put it this way: #DoddFrank is more than a thousand pages long and has more rules and regulations than any other Obama-era law".
President Donald Trump (L-R), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, January 28, 2017.
For his performance of a lifetime, James B. Comey , finally free to speak his mind about the president who sacked him, chose to play two roles at once: The prototypical G-man, always on the straight and narrow, dedicated only to truth and justice, and the aggrieved victim of an undisciplined, line-crossing president.
Bush White House . The president, he said , never asked Comey to "let go" of the Flynn investigation. And as if to prove that he was constitutionally incapable of playing favorites, Comey focused his criticism not only on Trump but also on a list of others whose behavior he had found lacking.
Despite the brazen attempt and metal muscle, police said the man left without cash from the ATM. The machine was way harder to crack open than the thief could have bargained for. "Please help us get him off the street before he upgrades to a helicopter". Police think the robber is the same person behind an ATM theft past year.
However, Driscoll noted that it was hard to read whether Trump told Comey he would be fired unless he abandoned the probe into Flynn, or if it was more of an innocent conversation based on the former FBI Director's testimony on Thursday.
On Monday, Sanders took the podium and appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Spicer would be a less frequent on-camera presence for the White House. His Monday morning blasts came as the White House was attempting to kick off a week focused on infrastructure plans. Are the president's tweets important? President Donald Trump's tweets look nothing like the statements customarily made by commanders in chief.
And Republican senators hope to vote on that before the July 4th break. The association represents the state's 118 hospitals. That's big money for the 7.1 million low-income Americans who got Obamacare subsidies on the individual market past year.
But when one senator asked why he did not push back at Trump's request for him to drop the probe into former national security advisor Mike Flynn, Comey dropped his all-business persona. "I believe the timing of your firing stinks", said Democrat Senator Ron Wyden. If Comey's testimony is accurate and the president indeed attempted to influence the investigation into Flynn - who was sacked after the White House said he had misrepresented the nature of his contact with the Russian ...
Despite campaigning against Brexit, Labour has accepted the result but promised to avoid a "hard Brexit", focusing on maintaining economic ties with the bloc. In this general election age and previous voting behaviour are strongly related to voting intention; this means that the different profiles of likely voters are having a substantial impact on the overall poll results.
Melson then fired into the restaurant's freezer, killing three employees - Nathaniel Baker , Tamika Collins and Darrell Collier - and injuring worker Bryant Archer , the AP reported . The Alabama Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Court of appeals both denied Melson's request for a stay. Melson's attorney argued that the drug does not cause an anesthetic effect on the inmate, but rather a paralytic effect that causes the inmate to remain still but still feel pain.
He also praised them for helping women with job training, education, and for protecting them from domestic abuse. Greitens also is maneuvering to overrule St. "The overreach by an activist federal judge and the Board of Aldermen in the City of St. Louis raises this issue to the need of immediate action by the General Assembly", Onder said.
The poll showed the Conservatives falling from 330 to 314 seats, short of an overall majority. "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability so that we can all, as one country, go forward together", she said.
Of course, Trump Jr. left out the fact that Comey said he could only be wrong if the president was lying. Comey said he accepted the fact that the president could fire him for any reason - "or for no reason at all" - but he was "confused" by the public explanations for his dismissal from U.S.
In the initial aftermath from this weekend's attacks in London, Trump tweeted that Khan should be ashamed of himself for telling his citizens there's "no reason to be alarmed ". "The relationship with America is our deepest and most important defence and security relationship", she said. In an interview with ABC's Tom Llamas to promote the Trump Organization's upcoming Americana-themed hotel chain - "it has nothing to do with politics", Trump said, even though "more companies ...
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signalled that Qatar was open to talks, calling for "a dialogue of openness and honesty" to resolve the crisis. Saudi Arabia said relations with Doha can only be restored if it stops funding extremists, but Riyadh has also been accused of doing the same. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Tuesday by phone with his Qatari counterpart, a Pentagon spokesman said, without disclosing the details of their discussion.
Russian Federation has denied any allegations about efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and Trump's campaign colluding with Moscow. In the memo leaked to The Times, which was not shared in-full with the newspaper but instead summarized for reporters, Comey detailed a February 14 meeting he had with Trump in the Oval Office.
An outspoken Emirati ruling family member has raised the prospect of a change in leadership in Qatar , which is embroiled in a major diplomatic crisis with its Gulf neighbors. It quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Thursday that Putin wasn't scheduled to meet with Al Thani. Putin had a telephone conversation with the emir of Qatar Tuesday, urging dialogue.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord and mocked the president's claims about negotiating a different agreement. The Paris agreement is a hard-won result which represents the broadest consensus and strong political will of the worldwide community, and sets a target for the global campaign against climate change.
Based on evidence seized from her home, federal prosecutors detailed Winner's alleged plans to burn down the White House and travel to Afghanistan, pledging her allegiance to the Taliban. In numerous news stories, unnamed sources allege victor gave it to a reporter at The Intercept . Epps also said he was concerned that victor appeared to have a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, Begnaud reports.
In between bites of his Subway sandwich, a man named Valerie , who emigrated from Chad, reminded me of why the U.S.is called 'the Land of Opportunity.' "It's hard to separate Bill Cosby from his celebrity so it will have some effect, but I trust the American judicial system as we all should".
The comments raise the specter that there was more to Mr. Session's decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the presidential election than what has been publicly disclosed. Ousted US Attorney Preet Bharara Preet Bharara joked "We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes". 'I've seen the tweet about tapes.
A former federal prosecutor, Gowdy came into the House in 2010 and has served on the Oversight, Judiciary, Education and the Workforce committees, as well as chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations and other positions.
The implication being: Trump's tweets are not news, and the media covering them as such should back off. Trump's tweets are the most accurate representation of his administration's view, given they usually come directly from the President himself.
Kushner and Sessions, according to Comey, "lingered" for a while in the room, sensing that leaving the president alone with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be a bad idea. "My judgment was I need to get that out into the public square", Comey said. "That didn't make sense to me for a whole bunch of reasons, including the time and all the water that had gone under the bridge since those decisions had to be made".
She soon took down the photo from her social media, but the damage was already done. Bloom also talked of other famous men who had graphic and disturbing performances, but didn't apologize for them like her client did for hers. Griffin and her attorneys appeared at a free-wheeling news conference Friday morning in which Griffin cried and again apologized for the shoot.