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Fractious House panel at center of latest Trump probes

Rosenstein on Thursday tapped former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead a probe of alleged Russian election interference. Later, though, Trump told NBC News that he would have fired Comey "regardless" and was thinking of the "Russia thing" when he did so.

President Trump to embark on first foreign trip as president

In fact, for some senior officials who have lost the President's confidence, the tour may be a final chance to save their jobs. "The mood music is going to be very different than during the Obama presidency", said the Heritage Foundation's Gardiner.

China Wants Ties With South Korea Back on 'Normal Track'

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China was ready to work with South Korea to get bilateral ties back on track, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. "China highly regards relations with South Korea as does South Korea", Xi was quoted as saying.

State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

New footage has emerged showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on as his armed guards violently clash with a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington D.C. "President Trump's embrace of Erdogan is another in the line of similarly warm embrace of autocrats around the globe", Schiff wrote on Facebook. The man then turns and rushes quickly in the direction of the protests.

Chinese media warn India over Belt and Road project

Britain, France and Germany were represented by finance or trade officials. President Donald Trump was scathing about China's trade policies on the campaign trail, but relations have warmed in recent weeks as the US leader softens his stance.

Polls Open in First Iran Presidential Vote Since Atomic Deal

That hasn't stopped those at Rowhani rallies from shouting for house arrested leaders of the 2009's Green Movement. This time , she says, Rouhani has one serious opponent: the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi. The other two candidates - Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, a reformer who had previously served as vice president under president Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005); and Mostafa Mirsalim, who served as culture minister between 1994 and 1997, but afterwards turned his back on politics - are not viewed ...

Israel arrests 2 after deadly West Bank clash

They also detained a second Palestinian and seized the ambulance and a bus used to transport some of the protesters, military officials said. Following the fatal shooting, the Israeli assailants' auto struck an ambulance, and rammed three Palestinians, causing mild wounds.

Sheriff Clarke says he's headed to DC

Most recently, corrections officers were blamed for the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas . "I have almost 1,000 inmates". Clarke responded , "No, I wouldn't agree with that at all". Although the agencies are given "considerable discretion" on how the forfeited assets are used, guidelines are outlined in the DOJ's Guide to Equitable Sharing for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Trump is leaving Friday for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, and aides had hoped the disarray at home would have been calmed if not resolved by take-off time . "It's special", he said. In addition to contradicting Comey's account of the encounter, Trump's comments also put him into stark opposition with Deputy Attorney General Rod J.

Trump reportedly asked Comey to consider imprisoning members of the press

Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Russia has repeatedly said that anti-Russian politicians in the United States are using groundless fears of closer ties with Moscow to sabotage any rapprochement and damage Trump in the process.

US sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is extending sanctions relief for Iran that was granted under the 2015 nuclear agreement, while imposing new economic penalties over Iranian ballistic-missile activity. Mr Rouhani has vowed to work towards the removal of remaining sanctions and called for more time to allow the benefits of the deal to reach ordinary Iranians.

President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

Trump faces fierce criticism over his sharing of sensitive national security information with Russian officials and his firing last week of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. The resistance has demanded an independent investigation into Trump and Russian Federation, and has been unrelenting in doing so. The White House has refused to comment on whether such recordings were made.

Manning released from USA military prison

Manning's release to Wikileaks put the anti-secrecy group in the public consciousness. Get Breaking News alerts from the Gwinnett Daily Post delivered to your email. While Graham was upset by Manning's release, he campaigned for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini from an Iranian prison. Chase Strangio , staff attorney with the ACLU, had the following reaction: "It is incredible to witness Chelsea Manning's freedom after having seen and worked with her behind bars for four years".

'Single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,' Trump claims

Mueller is going to proceed forward with the idea that this as criminal investigation instead of a counter intelligence investigation". USA president Donald Trump has claimed he is the victim of an unprecedented "witch hunt" that "hurts our country terribly" in the wake of an independent probe into claims of Russian Federation links.

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

The monument honors over 20,000 law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty throughout history. "We wanted to let the police officers who work out of these headquarters know that they're appreciated and very supported by this community", said Police Lieutenant Charles Warner.

Republicans starting to turn as committee asks to see Comey documents

Free webinar: Register now to learn about data center optimization strategies at the Justice and State departments. Trump also doubled down on his claim that investigations into his team's possible collusion with Russian Federation were a "witch hunt", while walking back some earlier criticism of Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the FBI's investigation.

Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

But asked about the justice department decision to appoint a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to investigate contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump appeared to shift his position from previous blanket denials. As the White House received the news Wednesday evening that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had chosen a special counsel, they issued a statement attributed to the president.

Brazilian President Says He Won't Resign Over Hush Money Allegations

The scandal comes at a crucial time for Brazil , which is mired in its worst recession in decades, the economy having shrunk almost 8 percent in the last two years with more than 14 million people unemployed. Late Wednesday, Globo newspaper reported that Neves was recorded asking JBS meat-packing company executive Joesley Batista for $700,000 to pay for his "Car Wash" defense.

Suspect in deadly Times Square mayhem charged with murder

According to the Associated Press, the suspect initially tested negative for alcohol, but other tests would be run to determine if he was high. Richard Rojas, 26, was arrested after his maroon sedan jumped the curb and hit 23 individuals in Times Square, killing Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from MI.

Lib Dems pledge pension tax relief review; commit to triple lock

The deadline to be registered to vote in the June 8 general election is on May 22. SNP candidate John Nicolson, who is facing a Lib Dem challenge in his East Dunbartonshire constituency, said voters couldn't trust the party to keep its word.

Mumbai, Satara celebrate ICJ verdict on Jadhav

Zakaria said, "After India stood exposed on state-sponsored terrorism and financing terrorism, it tried to divert attention by presenting the Kulbushan Jadhav case with a humanitarian angle". "We do not accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ in matters related to the national security of the country", he was quoted as saying by a television channel.

Naming Special Counsel Is 'Very, Very Negative Thing' For National Unity

In a second tweet a few hours later, the president addressed the appointment of a special counsel to look into Russia's connection to the 2016 Trump election campaign. United States intelligence agencies believe Moscow tried to tip the election in favour of Mr Trump. And President Richard Nixon resigned after a damning investigation by a select committee, before he could be impeached.

Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani

Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a figure in the principlist political faction who struggled to drum up support for his presidential campaign by hammering Rouhani, chose to quit the race on Monday in favor of Raeisi. Ghalibaf and Raisi clashed with Rouhani during last Friday's nationally televised debate. For the past several months the ultra-conservative camp has been vocal in its criticism of Mr.

Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous

The earliest talks will begin is August 16. A principal reason these talks could grow in scope is because of the U.S.'s chosen venue for updating the deal. Shortly after Lighthizer's appointment, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she expected Lighthizer would spend "a bit of time" in consultations before formally triggering the 90-day countdown.

Trump Cancels Masada Trip Because He's Not Allowed To Land his Hilicopter

Newsweek , citing Israel's Channel 2 , reported that the president declined to have the helicopter land at a nearby airbase, where he would be required to take a cable auto up to the historic site. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment, referring any matters involving Trump's schedule to the US government.

President Trump Denies Asking Comey To Scuttle Flynn Investigation

On Wednesday, a special counsel was appointed by the Department of Justice to oversee the investigation. The DOJ announcement comes as new reporting from NBC indicates that top Trump lieutenants Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn are emerging as key figures in the investigation.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

The new sanctions package was aimed at stepping up pressure on supporters of the leftist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro amid growing USA concern over a crackdown on mass street protests . Maduro's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Wednesday the government was sending troops to the western region of Tachira to quell violence there.

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

No". During a joint appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump called the federal investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian officials who interfered in the USA election "ridiculous" and made a point of noting he got a "very very strong recommendation" from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding Comey's termination.

Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

Speaking to the Politico website Mr McCluskey had said the scale of the task for Labour was "immense" and admitted: "I don't see Labour winning". "Who just want us to be getting on with the job of governing and changing people's lives".

Theresa May labelled 'scared' by fellow leaders for skipping TV debate

While Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said she does not want tougher border controls and wants to keep free movement with the EU. The leaders of five political parties have taken part in a live general election TV debate. According to the Daily Mirror , it "looked like the worst episode of Take Me Out ever", while The Independent's John Rentoul says it was "less interesting than a discussion among random people on Twitter or down the pub".

Trump has reportedly punted on moving the Israeli embassy

A timeline recently passed out to members of Congress said that because the operation would not be executed until after Trump was in office, Rice asked for Trump to sign off on it, but Flynn said to wait, and he ultimately rejected the plan, reports McClatchy's Vera Bergengruen .

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

New Sports Minister Laura Flessel arrives for the first weekly cabinet meeting under new French President Emmanuel Macron , Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris . Most of the extremist groups in the region trace their origins to al-Qaida's North Africa branch. France now has more than 4,000 soldiers in the West African nations of Mali , Niger , Chad , Burkina Faso and Mauritania as part of Operation Barkhane, which former French President Francois Hollande said is meant ...

Trump calls himself the victim of an historic 'witch-hunt'

After the White House put out a subdued statement on Wednesday night about former FBI Director Robert Mueller being named special counsel, Trump publicly vented on Thursday morning about the new probe. The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe.

The Trump administration just formally triggered its effort to renegotiate NAFTA

Under Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which Congress approved in June 2015 and which covers trade agreements reached before July 1, 2018, the administration is required to give lawmakers 90-days' notice prior to entering talks on a trade deal that would require changes in US law needed to comply with the agreement.

Did an Ohio Schoolteacher Lose an Eye in a Fidget Spinner Accident?

Fidget spinners may help distract children who suffer from anxiety but are too distracting to be used at school, she says. Another common thread involves people using some fidget objects - like a favorite smooth stone - to calm themselves down, helping them achieve a more relaxed, contemplative, even mindful state.

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