During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey testified that Trump asked him for his loyalty and asked him to end the Flynn probe. The tweet from Trump about Comey claiming total vindication was a milestone for the president in one way: It ended Trump's second-longest tweet drought since he became a presidential candidate, falling just three minutes shy of the all-time mark .
He testified that Trump invited him to a private dinner at the White House on January 27, where the president said , "I need loyalty". "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said in reference to the twin controversies dogging his administration - accusations his aides colluded with the Russian effort to tilt the vote, and that he sought to block the related Flynn probe.
Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates and other countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week and cut off air, sea and land travel to the peninsular nation. Qatar has called the move a " campaign of incitement based on lies ". Anxious residents have responded to the crisis by emptying grocery stores in the capital of Doha , and Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country across its only land border.
From left, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , National Intelligence Director Dan Coats , and National Security Agency Director Adm. There are " reports , that nobody has laid to rest here, that the president of the United States has intervened directly in an ongoing FBI investigation and we've got no answers from any of you", Warner said.
It doesn't make sense. Key points such as whether Mr Trump implied Mr Comey would keep his job if the "cloud" of the Russian Federation probe lifted, or whether the president asked Mr Comey to drop the investigation into fired NSA Advisor Michael Flynn, remain one man's word against the other .
Coats' testimony before the Senate intelligence committee has been scheduled for weeks, an event that was already expected to kick off two days of blockbuster hearings. president early last month. But Sen. Marco Rubio , a Florida Republican, pressed both of them if Trump had simply " asked " them to rebut Russian Federation stories - they refused to answer .
Senators will nearly certainly ask Comey whether Trump asked him to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Flynn's contacts with Russian government officials. But, the source said, there is a question of whether the "aggregate pattern of behavior" could be seen very differently, especially after the President fired Comey.
Nike, which signed Woods in 1996, had previously backed the 14-time major victor following his 2009 sex scandal, while other sponsors such as Gatorade and AT&T dropped him. Woods, a 14-time major victor, was released from jail on his own recognisance and is due in court on July 5, records show. Tiger released a statement , saying, "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved".
HORSLEY: But when senators pressed the intelligence officials on whether Trump had asked them to intervene, Rogers and Coats repeatedly brushed them off. "You swore that oath", King pounded. Angus King , a ME independent who caucuses with the Democrats, blasted Rogers in the middle of his questioning.
The bounty hunters were Corpus Christi residents Gabriel Bernal, 33, and Fidel Garcia, 54. The 49-year-old had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a first-degree drug charge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Authorities in Tennessee say seven people they described as bounty hunters shot at four people in a auto April 23 in Clarksville, killing one man and injuring another.
Discussing her first meeting with Trump as president, Nancy Pelosi said he erroneously told her that he'd taken the 2016 presidential election in both the popular and electoral college votes. She continued, "I am very anxious about his [Trump's] fitness, but that's something he and the people in the White House have to make a judgment about".
ACT for America , a lobbyist organization with ties to the Trump administration, organized the rallies under the banner " March Against Sharia ". The same basic scene was repeated in other cities throughout the country Saturday, with most confrontations happening as the protests ended.
According to reports, Castile informed Yanez he was armed during a traffic stop. The officer was already on alert after the convenience store robbery and Castile looked like one of the robbery suspects. Kapelsohn said that's faster than an officer could react. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, June 5, 2017, in the trial for officer Yanez, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in the St.
Trump also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. I mean, I will tell you I didn't say that. "I didn't say that", Trump said. Trump's decision to weigh in personally on Comey's testimony represented a sharp shift in strategy for the White House and could come with political risk for Trump, who has potentially undermined himself legally on other matters through his tweets, ...
Butt rented a white Renault van in the evening instead, using a recently activated mobile phone. The high volatility of TATP - the quick speed at which it evaporates or sublimes and thus becomes useless as an explosive - means he nearly certainly made the explosive substance in the three days between his return from Libya and the attack, the sources told CNN .
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday that he has signed onto the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition launched last week when Trump announced that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. "Collectively, they will redouble their efforts to ensure that the USA achieves the carbon emissions reductions it pledged under the Paris Agreement", Bloomberg wrote in a letter to the United Nations secretary-general.
In the Friday filing, the government argued that the clause does not apply to fair-market transactions, such as hotel bills or golf-club fees. "Plaintiffs' broad-brush claims effectively assert that the Constitution disqualifies the president from serving as president while maintaining ownership interests in his commercial businesses", the administration said in the court filing.
But Ossoff sought to avoid making Trump the key issue in the debate and took pains to reach out to moderate Republican voters, who led to Trump only carrying the district by 1% in November. Asked if he was part of the "resistance" opposing Trump, Ossoff would not define himself as an anti-Trump candidate. He specifically cited higher costs in urban areas.
Almost five months in, though, little of that has happened. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters he didn't "think we can put it together among ourselves". As negotiations to reach some middle ground began in earnest Tuesday night, the proposal offered by House GOP leaders would lessen the Senate's proposed state spending levels by $66 million in the health department, $19 million in higher education, $18 million in corrections, $13 million in the Department of Children and Family Services ...
Several other health organizations have also voiced their opposition to the US withdrawal from the Paris accord. Combating global warming is necessary. Garcetti is a co-founder of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda , which issued a statement signed by him and 60 other mayors pledging to adhere to the climate agreement.
It said Tillerson and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani "discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing them as well as the situation and the latest developments" in a crisis between it and Arab countries.
REP. MARK MEADOWS , R-N.C.: I think it was actually a day that vindicated the president, when you have Director Comey three times saying that he wasn't under investigation. In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
Congressional Republicans have compared the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in the current Russian Federation investigation with Lynch's refusal to appoint one in the 2016 probe into Clinton's use of a private email server for government communications.
Jon Corzine, a Goldman alum Christie defeated in 2009. Murphy contributed to the state's powerful county political machines, drawing harsh attacks from his opponents that he was trying to buy their support, while giving him the lead position on ballots across the state's 21 counties.
Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time. and WOW, Comey is a leaker". Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9, revealed during his testimony that he had a friend, later identified as Columbia University Law Professor Dan Richman, leak contents of his private memos to the media in hopes of prompting the "appointment of a special counsel".
Trump ultimately refused Sessions' offer, which came just before Trump embarked on his first worldwide trip in late May, according to a person who regularly speaks with Sessions. Trump rants about nearly everything on Twitter but chooses to remain silent on his administration's controversies and the nation's tragedies. The president has frequently defended his use of Twitter as a way to reach out directly to the American people without the influence of the media.
Lawmakers grilled NSA Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Wednesday over whether they were ever pressured by President Donald Trump or his administration concerning ongoing investigations. The three are expected to provide a comprehensive overview of FISA's authorities, its current oversight mechanisms and examples of the value this court-authorized collection provides to the United States intelligence community, according to the committee's press ...
He asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats if he would interview with Comey to kill the investigation. Rogers also offered what appeared to be a scripted dodge to the question. "However, he has never felt pressured by the President or anyone else in the Administration to influence any intelligence matters or ongoing investigations", Hale said in a statement.
Erin Hills is about 40 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The U.S. Golf Association has announced full-field tee times for the first and second rounds of the 2017 U.S. "If I was being completely honest, there is some of that", USGA executive director Mike Davis said. USGA officials have confirmed the yardage for the course will be set at 7,741 yards, potentially making it the longest major championship in history.
West's portrayal of Bruce Wayne's Batman in the campy , 1966 television show and film helped establish his career as an actor. "They'd seen a series of commercials I'd done for Nestle Quick instant milkshake in which I did a kind of spoof on the James Bond character", West told freakish magazine in 2004.
The Kremlin denies USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign in Trump's favour, including by hacking into the emails of senior Democrats. "I think your unwillingness to answer a very basic question speaks volumes", Heinrich told Coats. "And that is what we lack right now", Collins has said.
One of the men had opened fire on the other three people before he killed himself. The victims were identified as 63-year-old Terry Lee Sterling , 26-year-old Victoria Todd Brong and 47-year-old Brian Hayes , police said . "If I didn't have YouTube , I wouldn't be too happy". Everything around me seems to have faded away. It's not depression, but just like feeling like I'm nobody.
That was a mistake, one that lends itself to the theory that he cared more about protecting his job than reining in the president, although I think it can be explained in terms of the dynamics of a superior/subordinate relationship. Comey said he complied with Lynch's directive to use the "inaccurate" terminology because it "wasn't a hill worth dying on". Ousted FBI Director James Comey provided a lot of answers during his public testimony before a Senate committee, but he left one ...
The president may not realize that, but maybe I have more respect for the office of the president than he does". He is the President of the United States. He was going on and on. Nancy Pelosi has seen the light and decided that former president George W. Bush, Sen. "What I have advised him to do - go to sleep".
On Tuesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to say whether Trump retains confidence in Sessions, following Trump's tweets on the travel ban . Trump learned of the attorney general's decision shortly before Sessions announced it at a news conference. However, a new report by Politico claims that Sessions had floated the idea of resignation in late May, days before Trump's scheduled global tour of the Middle East, according to a close confidant of the attorney general.