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White House could use ethics rule to hamper special counsel on Russian Federation

The report did not name the adviser. That was two days after Rosenstein named Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Fired FBI chief James Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Jason Chaffetz, "should. have his subpoena pen ready" to obtain any White House documents related to Trump's meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. "That's taken off", Trump was quoted as saying. The Russian government is accused by United States intelligence of trying to tilt the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

Acting President, Osinbajo Receives Copies of 2017 Appropriation Bill

He was responding to a question on whether the budget will be signed by Osinbajo or taken to President Muhammadu Buhari in London where the latter is now receiving a medical treatment. "The 2017 budget will be transmitted to Mr President and the president will assent to the budget". Osinbajo is now presiding over today's Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Syrian negotiator calls U.S. strike "terrorism" and a "massacre"

De Mistura met separately with the delegations during the four-day Geneva VI peace talks on Syria . First practical result of the sixth round of talks on ending Syrian conflict became the agreement of the warring sides to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional and legal issues", although putting on hold previous UN-proposed constitution that had been presented to the negotiating teams.

Trump heads to Saudi as Comey agrees to testify

In Rosenstein's meetings with lawmakers, he reiterated the scathing critique laid out in his memo concerning Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including Comey's July news conference announcing that the FBI would not recommend charges.

2 men convicted of hate crimes in Sikh man's assault

On the night of September 25, 2016 Mr. Khalsa was alone in his auto, dressed in traditional Sikh clothes on his way to a religious ceremony when occupants of a pickup truck began to throw beer cans at his vehicle while stopped at a red light on Hilltop Road in Richmond CA.

Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

Sitting next to his wife, Julie, and their dog, Ruby, Chaffetz said after almost eight in years in Congress, he wanted a change. "I promise", Chaffetz said. He said one of his colleagues can handle the Trump investigation, adding that his committee must first find out from the U.S. Department of Justice if documents exist to verify allegations of Trump's tampering with the FBI review of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Moors murderer Ian Brady dies, Ashworth Hospital confirms

Brady and Myra Hindley were called the " Moors Murderers " because four of their victims' bodies were buried on the moor outside Manchester. Glasgow-born Brady had been held at Ashworth High Secure Hospital since 1985 and died at 6.03pm. "I would like an assurance before I do so that first of all the person who asked to take over responsibility for that funeral has a funeral director willing to deal with the funeral and that he has a crematorium willing and able to cremate Mr Stewart-Brady's ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe moves into White House

The rest of the hearing was closed, as it was when Rosenstein briefed the Senate on Thursday. "I have made no such determination", Mr. Rosenstein said. " Appointing a special counsel has created, I think, a dynamic for Congress that is going to have to be very leery of crossing into Mr. Mueller's lane because of the possibility of a criminal investigation".

Canada backs sanctions legislation targeting rights abusers

The bill, proposed by an opposition legislator, has widespread backing and is certain to become law. The bill says Canada can punish those "responsible for, or complicit in, extrajudicial killings, torture or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights" against people who try to expose illegal activity by government officials or promote human rights.

Former asst. special counsel: Don't expect public updates

The tweets followed remarks he made at a public appearance on Wednesday at a coastguard academy in which he said no politician in history had been treated "worse or more unfairly". The Justice Department said Mueller has resigned from his job at a private law firm to take the job of special counsel. I guess that's why we won. The Trump-Russia-Mike Flynn-James Comey story just got a whole lot more interesting.

Justice Department appoints special counsel in Russian Federation probe

Considering the unique circumstances of this matter, Rosenstsein said a special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. He was insane, a real nut job. "And I think it's a very, very negative thing". The appointment follows bipartisan calls for a more independent investigation into President Donald Trump's potential ties to Russian Federation.

Julian Assange's Swedish Rape Charges Have Been Dropped

The Ecuadorian government is to step up efforts to allow Assange to continue his asylum in its country after Sweden's director of public prosecutions Marianne Ny said she had chose to "discontinue" her investigation. The 45-year-old Australian's accuser was angered by the decision and Assange declined to say whether he would leave the embassy. But US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said last month that "we will seek to put some people in jail", when asked if arresting Assange was a "priority" ...

Special counsel announced to probe Trump-Russia links

The President blasted the probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign as a "witch hunt". However, a special counsel has less autonomy than a special prosecutor, a role phased out in 1999. Trump fired Comey in an effort to choke off the Russia investigation. "Zero", Trump said at a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Trump Denies Pressuring Comey to End Flynn Probe

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said: "Bob was a fine USA attorney, a great Federal Bureau of Investigation director and there's no better person who could be asked to perform this function". "Look at all the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, who were saying such awful things about Director Comey", he said. Lawmakers will have to be "leery of crossing into Mr.

Special counsel a 'witch hunt,' Trump says; Senators briefed on Mueller

Adding to the drama, Comey apparently kept exacting notes and memos describing his private meetings with Trump, evidence that could prove crucial if Mueller's investigation determines there was an effort by the White House - or Trump himself - to obstruct Comey's Russian Federation investigation.

Cummings tells Chaffetz to demand WH docs on Trump, Russia's Comey conversation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote the memo the president initially cited as justification for firing FBI Director James Comey. Questions about the FBI's ongoing Russian Federation investigation dominated a joint press conference with Colombia President Juan Manual Santos.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (DRH) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Canaccord Genuity

Credit Suisse AG boosted its position in DiamondRock Hospitality Company by 14.9% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,106,698 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $23,490,000 after buying an additional 100,596 shares in the last quarter.

New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest

Rycroft said the United Kingdom is very concerned about the humanitarian impact of the current crisis, "the growing risks of flows of migration out of Venezuela and. Venezuela's Supreme Court has always been filled with government loyalists. No one replied when Capriles said “buenas” (good afternoon) to an office full of airport officials.

It's obvious that some want to harm Trump: Ryan

He cited the current investigations by congressional intelligence committees and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz's request for transcripts and tapes of Trump's conversations. The White House would not confirm whether Mr Trump had revealed the information in question, but said he "did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known".

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller To Probe Donald Trump Campaign Russia Link

Trump, who said in a speech earlier on Wednesday that no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly", has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory. "This includes assisting Congressional Committees as they gather information and specifically, the Department should immediately send documents Committees have been requesting since February pertaining to former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn's ...

Explaining the mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

Trott says Rosenstein answered that he didn't want to interfere with the independent investigation that will now be run by former FBI chief Robert Mueller. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Comey should still appear before congressional committees that have invited him to testify, despite Mueller's appointment.

Game Digital PLC's (GMD) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital

Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating CareDx, 2 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Therefore 17% are positive. Analysts await CBRE Group Inc (NYSE:CBG) to report earnings on July, 27. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, March 24 by BNP Paribas. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 3 by AlphaValue. The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th.

Irish Prime Minister to Leave Fine Gael Party by Early June

The Loughill native has had the privilege of serving as a Minister in every Fine Gael led Government since 1982. The two challengers were left to fight it out as Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Education Minister Richard Bruton ruled themselves out of the race.

Comey's independent streak could haunt Trump

In a bombshell interview on Thursday night with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump claimed he had received three separate assurances from the now-ousted Comey that he was not personally under investigation for collusion with the Russian government. Other candidates include former NY police commissioner Raymond Kelly, former Republican senator Kelly Ayotte, and South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who headed the Benghazi investigation in the House.

Young protester dies, taking Venezuela unrest death toll to 37

Similar rallies took place in other cities. It was not immediately known if there were casualties. In Caracas , at least one protester caught fire when other demonstrators set ablaze a military motorcycle. Local news media on Friday carried a video circulating on Twitter of a statue of the late President Hugo Chavez being pulled down. While the opposition was keeping up momentum, it was unclear how the protests could achieve their aims after demonstrations in 2014 failed to dislodge ...

Donald Trump Says Special Counsel Appointment 'Hurts Our Country Terribly'

His request came in response to media reports disclosing the existence of a memo written by Mr Comey, whom Mr Trump fired last week, alleging that Mr Trump asked him to end the Flynn investigation during a meeting at the White House in February.

Trump boasted to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

The report was published as Trump travelled to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip overseas that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump denies asking Comey to shelf Flynn probe

Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax".

Comey prepared extensively for his conversations with Trump

White House officials have disputed the accuracy of a memo Comey wrote describing what was said at the January dinner. The appointment won Rosenstein wide praise from Republicans and Democrats. The winners of such a shift could be congressional Republicans. That's something that, perhaps inadvertently, Graham nodded to. "We can go back to dealing with legislative matters that affect the American people".

Deadline to register to vote draws close

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy at the general election is 5pm on Wednesday May 31. This compares to 65% of 18 and 19 year-olds and 67% of 20 to 24 year-olds who were eligible to be registered to vote . To find their details, enter your postcode on the Your Vote Matters website , which will give you the contact details of your local electoral registration office.

President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

As with other elements of the Comey firing, which occurred Tuesday, there are several unanswered questions about Trump's tweeted salvo. "There's nothing further to add on that", he said . Then on Thursday, Trump told NBC anchor Lester Holt that the decision to fire Comey was his alone and that he would have made it "regardless" of what Rosenstein recommended.

Trump says appointing special counsel to oversee Trump-Russia probe "divides country"

Rosenstein , who was appointed USA attorney by President George W. Bush and held the job for the entire Obama administration, didn't immediately embrace the idea of a special counsel while facing persistent questions from Democratic senators at his confirmation hearing.

USA airstrike hits pro-Syria government forces for first time

Yesterday, the USA forces in Syria bombed pro-Bashar al-Assad convoy at Tanf base that were advancing well inside an "established de-confliction zone", according to reports. SANA news agency says Assad and Faleh al-Fayad on Thursday discussed "practical" measures to strengthen cooperation in fighting terrorism - a reference to the war against Islamic State militants.

Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo

The next day Rosenstein issued the memo to Trump, and Comey was swiftly dismissed. The press conference comes one day after Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel into the investigation of possible Russian Federation collusion with the Trump campaign, and one day before Trump will take his first foreign trip as President of the United States.

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