Does Trump Record His Conversations? The White House Won't Say

Mr Trump also reportedly asked Mr Comey during that dinner if the FBI was investigating him personally - a question that some have said is a breach of protocol. "I think overall as far as Jim's stature as a public servant, a consummate public servant in my view, he was tremendous". Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey , a White House official said.

Blue House: South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi

Beijing, meanwhile, likely hopes to win big concessions from Moon, and Tokyo worries he'll upset a delicate arrangement meant to settle the two countries' hard past. A few days before Moon's election, the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. During Thursday's call, Xi reaffirmed China's opposition to the THAAD deployment, Moon's office said.

Jefferson Davis statue coming down overnight, parents at nearby school told

City officials have refused to provide precise dates, because of threats made against contractors involved in removing the statues. The statue was first unveiled in 1911. However, Landrieu previously said the monument of Davis and the statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard could come down "anytime, sooner rather than later".

White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat

Mr Trump also reportedly asked Mr Comey during that dinner if the FBI was investigating him personally - a question that some have said is a breach of protocol. The White House Correspondents' Association responded to the tweets with a statement from President Jeff Mason saying that the briefings "provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the USA government".

Trump says he planned to fire Comey 'regardless' of Justice recommendation

Warner said he was offended at Trump's remarks. Trump on Friday defended the struggle by his administration to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey this week. Grassley also says his committee will be hearing from Comey in a closed session, though he didn't say when. He promised to tell the panel of any White House meddling into the agency's probe of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election .

Pakistan signs almost $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Tekeda said and added, : " So the initiative provides possibilities for infrastructure development and the connection with resources mobilization. The scrutiny of outbound investments by Chinese regulators will not affect the Belt and Road projects , Mr.

Navy Seal killed in Somalia was based in Virginia Beach

Another American soldier died Saturday in Iraq. "He is irreplaceable as a husband, father, son, friend, and teammate - and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and teammates", Rear Admiral Timothy Szymanski, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, said .

UCLA forward Pugh joins the Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit have announced they have acquired US women's national team forward Mallory Pugh by using their number one spot in the NWSL distribution ranking order . This season the Spirit haven't been bad per se, but so many injuries in combination with key players from 2016 leaving has made this quite an adjustment period for them.

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

The expiration is an issue because a resupply is uncertain as Arkansas and other states struggle with suppliers that don't want their products used in executions . Supreme Court's current consideration of a case about the rights of inmates to access an independent mental health professional to determine their competency for execution.

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

The U.N. Mission said the Ministry of State Security has declared that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA and South Korea". He added: "Our nuclear power is our sovereign right". The tensions around North Korea have been high over the last months in relation to the country's nuclear and ballistic missile tests, which had been condemned by the worldwide community, including the United Nations.

Pakistan signs nearly $500 mln in China deals at Silk Road summit

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said China supports dialogue between Pakistan and India as the "most viable solution" to the Kashmir issue as he met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang here. Many countries, including Ethiopia, have had difficulties in terms of domestic resources mobilization, and infrastructure development, which is needed to connect people, expand markets and develop cooperation, Dr.

'English language losing importance in Europe'

Juncker speaks French, German, English and his native Luxembourgish. He said he also wanted to speak French to be better understood in France ahead of Sunday's final presidential election round. May has been seeking parallel talks on unwinding Britain's European Union membership while at the same time already negotiating a future relationship and a trade deal with the bloc.

North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Yonhap

Choe Son-hui, an official in the North Korean foreign ministry responsible for North American affairs, told reporters in Beijing that bilateral talks between Pyongyang and Washington would be considered. After threatening military action, Trump said earlier this month he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions.

Trump Says He Planned To Fire Comey Before Justice Department Recommendations

In the NBC interview Trump said Comey had assured him he wasn't personally being investigated in connection with any collusion between his associates and Russian agents. Trump in separate tweets on Friday morning said it wasn't always possible to ensure statements made during daily briefings were correct. Spicer called the coverage of changing stories behind Comey's dismissal miss the point.

North Korea claims CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong

In a detailed report , North Korean officials claim that the Central Intelligence Agency helped a group of terrorists enter the DPRK and that these terrorists were all set to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a public event in the capital city of Pyongyang .

Groups Celebrate Buhari, Nigerian Army Over Release of Chibok Girls

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday visited the 82 Chibok girls that were released by the Boko Haram sect on Saturday. She also renewed the government's resolve to negotiate for the release of the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls and other captives.

PM invites new president of South Korea to India

Mr Moon also said he would "sincerely negotiate" with the US, Seoul's military backer, and China, its top trading partner, over the deployment of the US THAAD anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea. "The Central Prosecutor's Office will ask for the handover of those criminals and prosecute them under the relevant laws", Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, told foreign diplomats and reporters in Pyongyang, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

James Comey Declines to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

A New York Times report further claims that Mr Trump had asked for a pledge of loyalty from Mr Comey during a dinner in January. "It's just another one of his fantasies that he is putting out before the public", Durbin said on MSNBC's " Morning Joe ".

On Deck For The Obama Presidential Library: A Recording Studio

Obama spoke directly to the violence impacting the city and the need for the presidential center to begin engaging in the community before construction is completed. Included in the plans for Obama's presidential center are a tower-like museum, walkways lined with trees, a public plaza, and classrooms. "It's not just a building, it's not just a park but hopefully this ends up being a hub that all of us can see a brighter future for the South Side".

Comey firing compared to Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre'

On Wednesday, Huckabee insisted that President Trump dismissed Comey on the recommendations of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his new deputy, Rod Rosenstein . Trump invited Comey to have dinner with him at the White House, and in the course of their conversation, the president asked Comey if he would pledge his loyalty to him.

Commerce Secretary Warns China's Tech Plans Threaten US Security and Economic Stability

But with China , which accounts for half of America's trade deficit, Washington is now assuming a starkly different attitude. The deal lifts the 2003 ban on beef and opens up the world's second largest beef buyer to beef producers in Minnesota.

Trump says he was going to fire Comey regardless of recommendation

He also would not confirm Mr Trump's account that Mr Comey had told him on a number of occasions he was not under investigation. Rosenstein was confirmed in his post after Trump fired former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and wrote the two-page memo that served as the White House's rationale for Comey's firing.

A reporter was arrested for asking Trump officials a question

It called the charges against Heyman "outrageous" and demanded they be dropped immediately. "At some point, I think they decided I was too persistent in asking this question and trying to do my job, and so they arrested me". Va ., about his arrest by capitol police on Monday. Mr Heyman can be heard telling the lieutenant that he had been screened going into the building and was wearing a press pass.

Talks between U.S. and North Korea possible

Moon, just elected this week, a liberal who favors a more open policy toward North Korea , won election this week as South Korea's President. If needed, I will fly straight to Washington. North Korea on Thursday urged Moon's government to end what it considers confrontational policies, including joint drills with the U.S. military.

Trump suggests he may cancel all White House press briefings

Instead, they said , the president fired Comey on the advice of senior members of the Justice Department, who anxious about his handling of a 2016 investigation into Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton . "You've got a man like James B. Comey whose probity is legion, and you contrast that with the president, whose moral turpitude was on full display during the campaign, as well as in the past", Gagliano said on CNN's "New Day".

'Very good' chance for Israel-Palestine peace

The US president greeted Abbas on the White House lawn, barely two and a half months after having received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump complimented Abbas for denouncing terrorism, praised his role in the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, and said he wanted to support Abbas "in being the Palestinian leader who signed the final peace agreement" with Israel .

Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

He was also asked about his letter firing Comey in which he wrote , "I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". Trump also said that at the dinner, he and Comey discussed whether the USA top cop would stay in his role and continue his 10-year term. "He said: 'You are not under investigation '".

Frustrated Trump threatens fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss as new questions swirl

Trump said the discussions happened in two phone calls and at a dinner in which Comey was asking to keep his job. Although it's unclear where and when Trump may have potentially recorded his conversations with Comey, it seems most likely their conversations happened in either Washington, D.C.

Trump hopes to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director quickly

The president has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when he sent shockwaves around the world by removing the head of the agency that is investigating Trump's links to the Kremlin. It was Trump's first public event outside the White House since Comey's ouster. It's not clear yet whether Trump has any recordings of the conversation that took place.

Russia Is A Made Up Story, Says Donald Trump

Comey, who was the former public face of the FBI, was previously applauded by Trump for his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server. "I love the FBI ", Trump said, when asked whether firing Comey had anything to do with an ongoing probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Cops: Man high on PCP stops van in Lincoln Tunnel to masturbate

The Lincoln Tunnel became the tunnel of self-love when a man high on PCP blocked traffic with his minivan to take time to pleasure himself, officials said Friday. Police said he refused to get out of the vehicle but they eventually arrested him after covering him with a blanket. A glass pipe along with a small glass bottle containing the drug were found in his minivan, which was impounded.

Kumar Vishwas trying to break AAP at BJP's behest: MLA

We owe that to the voters and volunteers. "The results can not be viewed only by blaming the EVMs", Mishra said. Should we run a campaign to change electoral process. This comes after Kejriwal's close aide Kumar Vishwas asserted that the Delhi Chief Minister should not have attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over surgical strikes and that EVMs were not the reason why the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the MCD polls.

Indian PM in Sri Lanka for UN Buddhist event

Talking about the bilateral and economic relations, Prime Minister Modi said that "economic and social well being of people of Sri Lanka is linked with that of 1.25 billion Indians and security of our societies is indivisible". This assumes significance since China is aggressively trying to make inroads in Sri Lanka. "We will continue to invest in driving positive change and economic growth to deepen our development co-operation", he said.

English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker

Speaking to press on the steps of Downing Street, Mrs. While local issues are usually the main influence in such polls, May's decision last month to call an early general election ensured her own record and Brexit would be on voters' minds.

After Saudi stop, Germany' Merkel heads to neighboring UAE

Siemens signed a framework agreement with the Saudi National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP) which the German group said could lead to equipping infrastructure projects worth at least a billion euros, reported Reuters . Saudi Arabia intends to refrain in future from asking for more weapons from Germany, and to concentrate instead on economic cooperation in other sectors, according to an interview in the German news magazine "Der Spiegel" published on Sunday.