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Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday. " He was insane, a real nut job", Mr. Trump said, according to the readout of the document provided to the Times . The White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal. Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said he expects Comey to "shed light on issues critical to this committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election".

Mueller returns: Can he save Trump from himself?

The committee's chairman, Sen. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, said he also believes Rosenstein's memo had little to do with the president's decision. It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". The Times cited notes from a May 10 Oval Office meeting, the day after Trump fired Comey.

Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him

The report did not name the adviser. Press secretary Sean Spicer, who is on Air Force One with Trump, issued written statements responding to the stories from the Post and the Times . Mark Warner, D-Va., the committee's vice chairman. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration". "When I made that decision, I actually thought that it would be a bipartisan decision".

4 in the running — New FBI chief

USA media quoted an unnamed White House official as saying that 11 candidates are being considered, including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He made the comments during a flight to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he delivered his first commencement address as president to graduates of Liberty University.

US Senate panel still negotiating with Flynn over documents: congressional aides

Panel Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said they will schedule the hearing for after Memorial Day. "That's not a surprise to the committee". Flynn, through his lawyer, had earlier asked for immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to cooperate with the committee. The committee, Burr said, has completed over 30 interviews with officials involved with the campaign, and the number of individuals continues to grow as the investigation continues.

Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam

Israeli reportedly supplied the USA with the information that Trump gave to the Russians, according to the New York Times , heightening the importance of his meeting with Israeli leaders. His travel ban orders are, however, stuck in the USA courts. After, Trump will leave to visit holy sites in Jerusalem, meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian authority president Mamoud Abbas.

Trump kept pushing Comey for information on Russian Federation investigation, kept wanting loyalty

It is expected to include scrutiny of Trump's fired national security adviser, Michael Flynn, as well as his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and two former advisors, Carter Page and Roger Stone, and their contacts with Russian officials.

Trump Reportedly Told Russians That Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Eased Investigation

What we do know is that, ahead of the trip, Trump is in a defensive posture - and he has resorted to grievance politics. "I believe that's why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very, very strong letter", Trump said. Earlier on Friday Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended a memo he wrote criticising former Mr Comey, telling law makers on Capitol Hill that Mr Comey had "damaged public confidence in the Bureau and the Department".

The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

He said the post-election scrutiny was making it hard to work with Russian Federation. Many Democrats have accused Rosenstein of providing the president with cover for what they describe as a blatant attempt by Trump to obstruct a federal investigation.

White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe

He then added: "I'm not under investigation". Reports of a memo said to have been written by Comey details the former FBI director's discomfort during a meeting with the president in which he asked Comey to "let it go" in regards to the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .

Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Now on the shortlist to be the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Lieberman has nonetheless worked for the Trump-linked law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman since leaving the Senate. Lieberman is no stranger to Washington, serving three terms as a CT senator, twice as a Democrat and once as an Independent. Previously, the president had expressed interest in Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn , R-Texas, for the post.

Some abducted Chibok schoolgirls refuse to be 'freed', says negotiator

Photos tweeted by the president show dozens of the freed girls at Buhari's official residence. Military and civilian militia sources in Banki said the girls were brought back to the town in ICRC vehicles late yesterday and stayed in the military barracks there overnight.

Russian Federation investigation identifies White House official as person of interest

You might have thought it was a worse idea to exclude American press, or to omit from the official White House account that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who's at the center of the investigation, was in attendance. The rest of the hearing was closed, as it was when Rosenstein briefed the Senate on Thursday. "In 2005, when Mr. Comey was deputy attorney general, he participated in selecting me to serve as a United States attorney".

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller named special prosecutor for Russian Federation investigation

Thursday afternoon, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who appointed Mueller, briefed senators behind closed doors. "He knew that Comey was going to be removed prior to writing his memo", Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill told reporters after the briefing.

After Times Square attack, calls for more sidewalk barriers

A handcuffed Rojas said nothing as Judge Tamiko Amaker ordered him held without bail, and his defense attorney, Enrico DeMarco, declined to comment after the hearing. Rojas was detained by police and civilians, police said. "I laced the marijuana with PCP". "I looked back and she was in a pile on the street", Donahey said.

Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

Spicer did not dispute the Times account of the Oval Office meeting between Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak, which took place the day after Comey's sudden firing shook Washington D.C. The Times story came as the Washington Post separately reported that the investigation into Russian Federation had led to a person of significant interest who works in the White House right now.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Reinstate NC's Strict Voter-ID Law

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders say they're going to try again after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal to reinstate a 2013 law mandating photo ID and other voting restrictions. "An ugly chapter in voter suppression is finally closing", Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Voting Rights Project, said in a statement .

Chicagoland Speedway to lose playoff race, report says — NASCAR schedule

The driver, the late Davey Allison , went to the hospital and his damaged vehicle did not go to victory lane. Instead, the recently announced second triple-header event weekend held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (which took New Hampshire's September race ) will serve as opening track to the 10-race playoffs.

Lobo men's golf advance to NCAA Championship

The Wildcats finished 54 holes at the Baton Rouge, La., regional tied for fifth with Jacksonville, necessitating a sudden-death playoff for the final berth. Burnham was 1-over-par at the turn, but finished the back 6-over par and is in 44th place. The score of 80 is Pagdanganan's second-best round in her four rounds at the NCAA Championships dating back to previous year.

In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone _ Lee last

Payne says if they are successful in getting the New Orleans monuments, they would put them on display and build a garden around them in a place of prominence on the property. Still, removing a Confederate symbol can be fraught with legal challenges and fierce, sometimes violent, opposition. New Orleans officials say the rest of the monuments are locked up until a permanent location is found.

Senior White House adviser under scrutiny in Russia investigation, Washington Post says

Comey was abruptly fired by Trump at a time when he was leading an investigation into whether the latter's election campaign had links with Russian Federation during the USA presidential polls a year ago. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver told reporters he might be the only Democrat who feels better after the briefing and felt "higher level of comfort" after hearing that Rosenstein is giving Mueller wide latitude "including latitude to investigate him" on how he handled Comey's firing.

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on investigation

Lieberman was among four candidates Trump interviewed at the White House this week. He said Trump's Oval Office comments amounted to "pretty clear evidence" that his "motive in firing Comey was to obstruct justice". The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner is among those whose contacts with the Russian government have come under scrutiny. Stringing the timeline together, this exchange took place right as his White House staff, with only an hour's notice, began spinning the firing as the ...

Trump keeps the Iran deal alive, for now

Iran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons and foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Thursday that its missile programme is part of its "absolute and legal right to build up the country's defensive capabilities". "The Treasury Department is imposing new sanctions on Iranian defense officials, an Iranian entity, and a China-based network that supplied missile-applicable items to a key Iranian defense entity", the Treasury Department stated.

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Assange says "will not forgive or forget" detention for 7 years

Considering that all possibilities to take the investigation further have been exhausted it no longer appears "proportional to uphold the decision about detention of Julian Assange in absentia and maintaining the European detention order".

Davenport earns NFCA all-region honors

It's the fourth straight season (2014-17) that Louisiana produces at least four all-region honorees. It is her first all-region selection; she also netted her first All-Big Ten first team nod last week. Throughout the season, Maze collected an impressive 29 multi-hit games, and she had a team-best 11-game hit streak during the year. She also tied a school record with 22 stolen bases.

Bangladesh police arrest 27 youths in gay crackdown

Zahangir Hossain Matobbar said the police plan to charge the men with drug crimes since they were detained before any sex. RAB's duty officer Abdur Rashid said they were arrested as homosexuality was prohibited under law and they carried out the raids responding to complaints by residents in the neighbourhood.

Ford to cut 10% of global workforce

Ford plans to cut 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia as part of a cost-cutting drive as the American auto boom shows signs of fatigue, the automaker said Wednesday. Ford's net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter. Ford is pouring billions into developing driverless cars, while sales of its conventional models are struggling to keep pace with rivals including General Motors Co.

Ordered released from prison, man faces removal

Celeste Martinez, who leads immigrant rights work for Together Colorado, has been working with the Lima-Marin family since his reincarceration in 2014. He was mistakenly released on parole in 2008. "His case was unique in that sense", said Lima-Marin's attorney, Kimberly Diego, of Lima-Marin's accomplishments after being released from prison, reports CNN .

Will Dodgers hand Marlins third straight loss? MLB Predictions 5/18/17

Ryu then hit a double to the right-center gap - the sixth of his career - and came around to score the Dodgers' fourth run on Chase Utley's single. "I know to my eyes it didn't look good coming off third base", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Three teens face charges in shooting of 6-year-old Mississippi boy

According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation , this all started around 1 a.m. Authorities say Kingston was sitting in a silver 2000 Toyota Camry at the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson when someone stole it. Other family members, including aunts, uncles, and Kingston's grandfather, Walter Williams, began to scream and cry out in pain. "We ask all citizens to keep the Frazier family in their thoughts and prayers".

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans

Crews will remove the statue of Robert E. Lee, who was the top military leader in the Confederacy, on Friday sometime after 9 a.m., the city said in a statement. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. "The statues were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the 'Cult of the Lost Cause, ' a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy", Landrieu's office said in a statement Friday.

After Comey firing, Trump's frustrations boiled over

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump wrote, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "I was going to fire regardless of (their) recommendation", Trump said in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, calling Comey a "showboat" and "grandstander" who led the agency into turmoil.

White house fires back after special counsel appointed in Russian Federation probe

Combative and complaining, Trump fell short Thursday in trying to resolve investigations into his campaign and his first four months in office. It says one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.

Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence speech

Pence served as IN governor for four years. In addition to "standing up" for those who feel targeted by Pence's policies, Miranda said he hopes the walkout will "spread an even larger message to the Notre Dame community: Why are we ok with this?" "They are going to be in the audience in one of the most important moments of my life with someone targeting them for who they are", he said.