He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House . "I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct". Trump has begrudgingly accepted the USA intelligence assessment that Russian Federation interfered with the election.
The president's chief lawyer now in charge of the case is Marc E. Kasowitz, a tough NY civil litigator who for years has aggressively represented Trump in multiple business and public relations disputes - often with threats of countersuits and menacing public statements - but who has little experience dealing with complex congressional and Justice Department investigations that are inevitably influenced by media coverage and public opinion.
Trump barely mentioned the global warming that the Paris Agreement aims to ameliorate, suggesting that he continues to think that climate change is, as he once put it, a " hoax ". Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency who is a well-known climate skeptic, said on Fox News that "the president has indicated that the climate changes".
Regardless, this is a big development: It was bad enough when Trump's Twitter habits were controversial and destructive, but now they're also violating the Constitution. Privately, Trump's allies had already dialed up pleas to Trump to lay off Twitter and focus on efforts to set the agenda in Washington . Networks will carry the hearing live.
During Thursday's testimony Comey told committee members that Lynch had asked him to refer to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as a "matter", rather than an "investigation". Fired FBI chief James Comey appears before the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017. "I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department", Comey said in the hearing.
We've got one more to go". On Wednesday in Cleveland , the Cavs were at their very best. LeBron was incredible once again. Four players-Green, Klay Thompson , Curry and Andre Iguodala-were whistled for two fouls in the first quarter.
Trump on Friday said Comey's testimony showed "no obstruction". The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it's going to take more than James Comey's testimony to shake them.
A win Friday night against Cleveland (51-31 regular season) would seal the deal. "We want to play fast; we don't want to play in a hurry", Lue said . "Did some great things". They spoke openly of their desire to beat Jordan's 72-win team in 1996, but this time have downplayed the importance of 16-0.
Coats refused to confirm or deny Tuesday's explosive Washington Post report that cited United States officials saying Trump had asked Coats if he could lean on then-FBI director James Comey and urge him to ease the part of the Russian Federation probe that focused on sacked national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Fulton County police said 38 people were on board the bus at the time of the crash, which left four people in critical condition. Smith says the bus was carrying more than three dozen people, and they were headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a trip to Africa .
Police said they had to prioritise resources on suspects who were believed to be preparing an attack or providing active support for one. Pressure has been building on police to explain why one of the three attackers had managed to slip under the radar despite having known links to extremists.
The team, which is mostly comprised of 11-year-olds, initially added Mili to their roster due to her unbelievable talent. Mili Hernandez , an 8 year-old talented soccer player from Nebraska , was forced off the field over the weekend when officials decided she is a boy.
Warner asked NSA Director Mike Rogers whether, in his experience, he thought it was "typical for a president" to discuss an ongoing FBI investigation that could concern his campaign with top intelligence officials. The two intelligence chiefs joined acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before the panel on Wednesday.
I was not playing very well and the phone rang - it was Mike Pence on the phone saying the president would like to consider you for secretary of State. Romney past year said Trump was a "fraud" and a "phony" whose behavior was "degrading" to women. The former MA governor made the remark during a speech at his annual political retreat in Park City, Utah.
Should the president's actions be perceived as an obstruction of justice , this could lay the ground for impeachment proceedings, though Mr Comey stopped short of stating that the president had obstructed justice, saying it was a matter for special counsel Robert Mueller .
Texts between Carter and Roy have surfaced as evidence throughout the trial, including the exchange they had the morning Roy committed suicide. But Moniz, who is serving as "fact-finder" in the trial, which has no jury per Carter's request , will not dismiss the involuntary manslaughter charge against Carter.
The president planned to travel to OH on June 7 to address ways of improving levees, dams and locks along inland waterways that are crucial to agricultural exports. "To be clear, when President Trump spoke today about "private dollars" in infrastructure, specifically relating to surface transportation, he is talking about tolls".
South Jersey has the warmest temperatures - it's 62 in the Fortescue section of Downe Township and 57 in West Cape May. Clouds will be rolling in Wednesday night to bring overnight lows into the high 50s, and winds will strengthen, with gusts as high as 26 miles per hour.
A 4-year-old in Texas shockingly died days after swimming in knee-deep water. Francisco suddenly reopened his eyes a few hours later: "He just woke up, suddenly". In addition, an individual may have a change in personality and energy levels as a result of the brain not getting enough oxygen. I didn't know what was wrong with him.
Trump said he never asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty and never told Comey he hoped the investigation of Flynn would go away. Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".
Given what happened in Portland when a recent pro-Trump "free speech" demonstration devolved into violence and resulted in 14 arrests , the Seattle Police Department said that it will have "the necessary staffing and equipment available" to ensure peace is kept.
CHARLOTTE , North Carolina - An LGBT group says it was denied a float at a gay pride parade because it supports Donald Trump . "Everything fell into place except being able to celebrate who I am", Talbert said . So far, Trump is probably the most LGBT-friendly Republican president we've had. Starnes, who is host of Fox News & Commentary, reflected on the issue by writing: " Charlotte Pride should be celebrating diversity".
The DNI later referred back to the statement his spokesman gave the Post: "Director Coats does not discuss his private conversations with the President". At previous hearings, Senate Republicans were more focused on leaks than they were on the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.
Comey provided enough political ammunition for each side to spin the hearing into a political victory, but the overall takeaway is that Democrats , Republicans, and Comey himself have plenty to be embarrassed about. Mr Comey testified that he was "stunned" the president was asking him to drop an investigation and, in retrospect, he probably should have been more firm with the president.
Lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the Justice Department's inspector general and will also make a "submission" to the Senate Judiciary and Senate Intelligence committees about Comey's testimony , said the source, who declined to be identified because the matter was not public.
British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right or left. Yesterday's meetings between Merkel and President Mauricio Macri concerned coordinating the summit as part of the G20's troika. "We see it as an opportunity to reach an agreement with the European Union after more than 20 years of these conversations", Macri said.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord . Other advocates of the Paris climate deal, including many leading voices in the US business community, have also offered rather unsatisfactory arguments for the United States to stay in the agreement: that it is non-binding and doesn't actually require emissions cuts.
In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Trump is interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. A Gallup poll conducted in April found that just 36 percent of Americans found Trump "honest and trustworthy" - down from 42 percent in February.
He told the Senate Intelligence Committee that even if he dedicated more resources the NSA would not be able to calculate an estimate, which privacy experts have said could be in the millions. "Have we reported every one of those to the court? Yes. "Without 702, we could not have produced that level of insight", Rogers said. Rogers added that the NSA "purges the data" if the conversation has no valid intelligence objective.
Vanessa Harrison, a spokeswoman with Arlington police, said the second driver was able to kick out the window of his auto and escape before his vehicle caught fire. Fort Worth police reported the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash "was able to escape" tand transported to an area hospital. The KXAS report also states there is a woman in the cab of the truck and her current condition is unknown.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations blockade air, sea, and land traffic into Qatar. "We have to stop the funding of terrorism". The dramatic moves came after years of tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, in particular Saudi Arabia.
That idea has received push back from Delta and a coalition of general aviation interests, including private pilot groups and rural airports. Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control operations will likely be included in legislation reauthorizing the FAA .
Vinay got the opportunity to deliver the finishing blow when Rajeev incorrectly spelled " marram ", a kind of beach grass. " Marocain " is a French word for a dress fabric of ribbed crepe, made of silk or wool or both. Being from California, Ananya is naturally a Golden State Warriors fan. The first to win was Nupur Lala. "It's like a dream come true", she said after her win according to AP.
Comey also called Trump and the White House "liars" and said they had defamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump then made two calls to Comey, saying that the investigations into potential Russian Federation connections were creating "a cloud" over his presidency, asking what Comey could do to "lift the cloud" and if he could make it known that Trump was not personally under investigation.
ABC News reported that Sessions even floated his resignation at one point. Trump was reportedly caught off-guard by Sessions' recusal , according to The Times , learning of it "when he was in the middle of another event", NYT reporters Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman wrote.