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Donald Trump And James Comey

The Clinton investigation was closed in early November, and Mr Trump has been in office since 20 January. It is also unusual for the FBI to go public with an investigation, especially during an election campaign. "I don't know if there was collusion", Clapper said. "We'll see what happens", Trump said. The tweet immediately conjured up thoughts of former President Richard Nixon, who resigned during the Watergate scandal and infamously recorded conversations that helped lead to his decision ...

River North security guard attacked by man she was trying to help

According to Stigler, she found the unidentified man almost passed out and vomiting in front of the complex around 2 a.m., and when she asked him and his friends to move along, he allegedly punched her in the face without warning. You can tell they saw the punch because of their reactions on their faces.The guy who attacked her walks away and soon the three others are gone as well.

Fairfax County firefighters fight blaze in their station

Fire officials believe a firetruck parked in the station caught fire and spread to the attic area. Back-up generators have been brought in to enable police and fire crews to continue working as normal.

Gunman and Broward deputy trade shots after man wounded at nightclub

He was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out. Deputies later found a man who had been shot at the Tropicante. Public Information officer Veda Coleman-Wright is now gathering the details. Dozens of deputies and police officers have converged on the area near North Dixie Highway and Sample Road and set up a perimeter which extends to the borders of Pompano Beach and Boca Raton.

NYC weather: Temperatures to hit 87 degrees this week, NWS says

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 79 and an overnight low of 49. Temperatures are set to drop and approach about five degrees above the seasonal average, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD). Check back with PennLive for the latest weather updates. A weeks-long string of depressing weather will give way to sunshine Monday before the mercury begins rising over the course of the week, peaking Thursday .

Texas Is On The Verge Of Banning Transgender High School Athletes

Previously, the UIL did allow athletes to take steroids, like testosterone, as long as the medication is "dispensed, prescribed, delivered and administered by a medical practitioner for a valid medical objective", as is the case for a student who is transitioning.

Trump pledges to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press. Why should he wait and give Trump the satisfaction of dumping him from a job that's been completely thankless? And Trump has done little to quash speculation that Spicer's days in the White House are numbered, offering no reassurance for the press secretary in an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News on Saturday evening.

U.S. government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Warner said it was "virtually unprecedented" to have a president fire an FBI director - it has happened just once before - and the fact it occurred as Comey led an investigation into the Trump campaign was particularly concerning. Mr Lee said recording conversations in the White House was "not necessarily the best idea". Initially, they said that Trump's decision had nothing to do with the Russian Federation probe and was based entirely upon the recommendation of deputy attorney general Rod ...

GOP health care bill moves on, for now

McConnell dislikes surprises and drama. Senate Republicans and top White House officials have already indicated that the House proposal, shepherded by House Speaker Paul Ryan, is likely to undergo changes in the coming weeks and months. "So this is a rescue mission to make sure that we can achieve the goals we all want, which is getting the cost of coverage down and making sure that everyone has access to affordable health care, especially and including people with pre-existing ...

Hillary to launch resistance against Trump

In an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee in March, Comey confirmed the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign. U.S. President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both complained about the 2016 Presidential Election . He said WikiLeaks can not claim protections as a journalism organization, because it has become "simply about releasing classified information to damage the United States of America".

President Trump says 'perfect accuracy' not possible

Media outlets have pointed out that on the campaign trail Trump was quick to praise Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. It appears that the president fears the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, whom Trump fired on Tuesday, might begin to tell his side of the story.

Trump's 'religious freedom' order does not attack LGBT rights as expected

Rolling back the Johnson Amendment does not favor any particular religious views over others, and the president has broad authority to decide not to enforce certain laws, said Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Today in Conservative Media: White House Leaks Prove Trump Isn't a Fascist

The invitation had been extended for Tuesday, a week after Trump's shocking announcement that he was firing the director. Based on my conversations with many print reporters and television producers, I know they fully appreciate that Donald Trump's presidency is a threat to our democracy.

White House opens in-house movie theater to public tours

Reports emerged last month that the first lady is preparing for a move to the White House "sometime this summer" after Barron Trump's school year has concluded. In 1942, at the direction of then-president Franklin D. Roosevelt, the East Terrace cloakroom was converted into a movie theater. He did however remodel the screening room to have 51 tiered seats.

WSJ Poll: Just 29 Percent Approve of Trump's Firing of James Comey

Trump tweeted on Friday that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, based on Attorney General Office recommendations and the president's view that Comey "wasn't doing a good job".

White House Again Postpones Meeting on Paris Climate Pact

It's the second time a meeting to discuss the landmark climate agreement has been shelved. She did not say who was involved in discussions about the Paris agreement. European leaders said they would stay in the Paris agreement even if the US pulled out, but the loss of the world's largest economy and second-largest greenhouse gas emitter would be a huge blow.

Schumer: Block new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until special prosecutor on Russian Federation is appointed

The choice of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director seen as independent from the White House will be closely scrutinized as Trump faces an avalanche of criticism for firing Comey, the man in charge of a criminal probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Donald Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

After an early-morning tweetstorm in which he addressed inconsistencies between his statements and those of his surrogates by suggesting the cancellation of "all future press briefings", President Donald Trump reiterated the threat in an interview Friday afternoon.

'Hands Around City Hall' mark Los Angeles riot anniversary

King, who later admitted he tried to elude authorities because he had been drinking and was on probation for a robbery conviction, pulled off the freeway and eventually stopped his vehicle in front of a San Fernando Valley apartment building.

W.House refuses to rule out Trump Oval Office recordings

This comes after Spicer, Sanders, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump gave conflicting reports for why former FBI Director James Comey was sacked earlier in the week. "The tweet speaks for itself". "I said, 'If it's possible, would you let me know, am I under investigation?' He said you are not under investigation", Trump said in an interview Thursday with NBC News .

Shortlist to replace Comey includes former NYPD commissioner

A separate report from the Associated Press found the Senate intelligence committee had subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia's election meddling. But by week's end, Trump said he had made up his mind to fire Comey regardless of the recommendations and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he chose to dismiss Comey.

Schumer: Sessions 'Seems To Be Violating' His Recusal From Russia Probe

Democrats are going to make Republicans hitch their political futures to Trump and support his FBI Director most likely on their own. How many "special prosecutors" have the Democrats called for in the first four months of the Trump administration? "There's so much factual fabrication and then backsliding and contradiction.

Texas bill could keep transgender students out of high school sports

Any bill not approved by midnight dies in its current form but could still live on as a proposed change to a related bill that's already advancing. Controversial Bill 2899 or what is often referred to as the " bathroom bill " missed a key deadline in the Texas House, but some say it still has a chance to survive.

U.N. Security Council to meet Tuesday on N. Korea missile launch

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missile landed 97 kilometers (60 miles) south of Russia's Vladivostok region. "Korean-missile-test?">told reporters in Tokyo. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House said.

Trump Pledges To Move Swiftly To Nominate New FBI Chief

They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially. Dean also said that both Trump and Nixon are "klutzy" when it comes to electronics, and that Trump's apparently Luddite approach to technology may have made any recordings he'd made as apparent as Nixon's were to Dean.

Van Wert accident leaves one dead, four critically injured

Sunday. A passenger in the Volkswagen, 57-year-old Joyce Schlenker of Wapakoneta, was hurt and died from her injuries at the scene. Michael Schlenker was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition. Both of the children were transported to Parkview Hospital by Samaritan helicopter. All four individuals were in critical condition as of 8 p.m. Sunday.

Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj flays Trump at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Dems Chairman Marcel Groen said in a release before the event. Meanwhile, over in Washington , the evening's host - The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj - ripped Trump apart despite organisers asking him not to. The event was scheduled hours before the actual White House Correspondents' Dinner , neither of which Trump attended as he addressed a rally in Harrisburg, PA .

US, Japan request emergency UN Security Council session

North Korea's missile on Sunday flew 430 miles, South Korean and Japanese officials said. Japanese officials say the missile, which launched from north-western Kusong, reached an altitude of 2,000km. In Brussels, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu called Pyongyang's move "a new flagrant breach of a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions", constituting "a threat to worldwide peace and security".

Police Break Up Alt-Right Protest in Charlottesville's Lee Park

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer condemned the rally and its attendees. A judge issued a temporary injunction earlier this month preventing the city from going through with the removal for the next six months. The group surrounding the Confederate statue in Charlottesville's Lee Park extinguished their torches just before 9:30 p.m. and left as cops swarmed the street, according to the Daily Progress newspaper .

15-month-old girl seriously hurt at Kansas carnival

To pass the time while waiting, she made a decision to swing back and forth on a wire in front of the bouncy house while her father shot video at about 9 p.m. Police say the cause is still under investigation, and officers haven't confirmed she was shocked. "She's got burn marks on her toes where it came out of her I guess", she said.

Baylor softball bombs Texas, 7-0

Looking ahead: The No. 7 Sooners, the regular-season champions of the Big 12 for the sixth consecutive season, will start the Big 12 softball tournament in Oklahoma City against No. In the fifth inning, Shelby Friudenberg singled before McGlaun hit her two-run homer. Here's what coach Kenny Gajewski had to say following the Friday sweep.

Trump may pick a new FBI director by next week

The White House has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing Comey. Now that he is no longer head of the FBI, and therefore not leading an investigation into anything, he also theoretically has some time to sit down and chat with the Senate Intelligence Committee about their own probe into any possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

Trump warns Comey over leaks after threatening to cancel media briefings

When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey told him, "You will have that", the associates said. But Democrats have escalated the pressure for a more vigorous probe amid statements by Trump that contradict his White House's initial contentions that Comey's dismissal was based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Pastor Jeffress: Trump Is Ending Gov't 'Assault' on Religious Liberty

The statement came after Trump signed a "religious freedom" executive order Thursday. The order affirms the Constitutional right to religious freedom in the United States. Earlier this year, Trump vowed to "get rid of and totally destroy" the amendment, which would require Congress' approval. Byard issues a warning, "GLSEN is relieved that the threats against LGBTQ people and basic American values embedded in the draft executive order leaked in February have not yet been publicly ...

Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Citing Russian influence in the US election, Clapper told CNN's Jake Tapper on " State of the Union " that outside forces were responsible for weakening the USA government. Asked whether Trump had fired Comey in order to obstruct ongoing investigations, Warner said "what was going on the president's mind, I don't know".