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Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

She will join her father for some events and hold some of her own. The New York Times reports that ahead of Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, foreign dignitaries have been sharing tips on the best way to deal with the president. Trump departed for his nine-day trip Friday afternoon as a pair of news stories broke regarding his firing last week of FBI Director James Comey and the federal investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

Both Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in have expressed a willingness to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang on the condition that the North first show a commitment to denuclearization. All 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, the world organization's most powerful body, this week called the launch a violation of existing sanctions and vowed to take new measures, including additional sanctions.

Rosenstein Briefing to Senate Suggests Russia Probe Now Criminal, Republican Senator Says

Asked earlier in the brief session with reporters about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to take over the FBI's investigation, Trump replied: "I respect the decision". The appointment, he said in a briefing with news anchors, "hurts our country terribly". The latter appears a reference to comments made by James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence.

Russian Federation probe: Trump cries victim of 'greatest witch hunt' in American history

Comey may once have tried to hide behind curtains to avoid Donald J. Trump, but the former FBI director's investigation could mean curtains for the Trump presidency. Rosenstein told the full Senate he knew that former Director James B. Comey would be fired before he wrote his controversial memo that the White House initially used as justification for President Trump firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Rio Tinto plc (RIO) Upgraded by Citigroup Inc to Buy

Huntington National Bank now owns 3,707 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 2,319 shares during the period. 04/05/2017 - Rio Tinto had its "Buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche. ValuEngine upgraded Rio Tinto plc from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th.

Trump called ex-FBI director a 'nut job' in comments to Russians

The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president this week, including that he may have obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop an investigation into one of his top advisors. The New York Times reported today that Trump told Russian diplomats in the Oval Office that Comey's firing had relieved pressure on the White House amid the ongoing Russia investigation.

Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

The NY Times published a piece Thursday afternoon stating that FBI Director Comey wrote "detailed memos" about all of his interactions with the President and the White House . The White House, however, said initially that it was Rosenstein's memo on May 9 that led to Mr. Trump's decision to fire Comey last week. The memo harshly criticized Comey's handling of an investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race-interior ministry official

Suspicions that the Guards and the Basij militia under their control falsified voting results in favor of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad led to eight months of nationwide protests in 2009. Pro-reform news websites said Rouhani was the victor, but offered no evidence. Raisi accused Rouhani of "economic elitism, mismanagement, yielding to Western pressure, and corruption".

Flynn's lawyer says he won't answer subpoena

Burr said the committee has already completed more than 30 interviews with Trump campaign officials. Burr says he would welcome Flynn's willingness to cooperate. The committee last week issued a subpoena for documents regarding his interactions with Russian Federation officials. In March, the committee rejected Flynn's request for immunity from prosecution .

White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians

Senate committee investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "That's taken off." Mr. Trump added, "I'm not under investigation". Sources told the news network that Russian officials were heard boasting of the close relationship they had developed with Flynn, who would eventually be chosen by Trump to serve as his national security adviser - but who was sacked from the post only weeks into the new administration's term.

Trump Lands in Saudi Arabia Amid Controversy Back Home

US political opinions varied on the visit of US President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, as some politicians described it as an opportunity to unveil the president's stance towards Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders, while others noted that such visit would promote partnerships and alliances with more than 55 Islamic countries around the world.

Trump hit by twin Russian Federation bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

President Donald Trump has hit out at the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russian Federation probe as "the single greatest witch hunt" in USA history, hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation. Democrats said the new stories underscore their belief that Trump fired Comey in order to shut down the Russian Federation probe. Bob Casey, D-Pa. Before the latest reports, the White House had hoped to shift attention away from the political firestorm in ...

Russian Federation probe 'hurts our country terribly'

Trump emphatically said "no" when asked during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House's East Room. "I believe that's why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very very strong letter", he said.

Trump starts foreign tour in Saudi as scandals mount at home

The president will also meet members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels and attend a G7 summit in the picturesque Sicilian town of Taormina overlooking the Mediterranean. Billboards featuring the image of Trump and the king dotted the highways of Riyadh and lights bathed Trump's luxury hotel in red, white and blue lights and, at times , an image of the president's face.

Cornyn, Gowdy among candidates to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

But Burr said he expects Comey will soon speak privately with members of the committee. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", Trump said in another tweet to his more than 28.8 million followers on this popular social media site.

NAFTA an opportunity to improve trade deal for Ontario: Wynne

Both organizations commented that trade in fresh fruit and vegetables in North America is highly integrated across the entire supply chain. "We should build on what has worked in NAFTA but change and improve what has not", Lighthizer said.

Counting begins in Iran Presidential election

His nearest challenger is hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi, with 15.5 million votes. Meanwhile, officials announced they would keep polling stations open for an extra two hours on Friday evening after many people queued for hours to cast their ballots in the presidential and council elections.

Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee

Mr Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting. And The New York Times said the United States president had told top Russian officials Mr Comey's sacking had relieved "great pressure" on him.

Jewish Israelis less certain of Trump's support for their state, poll suggests

McMaster told reporters at a press briefing where he outlined Trump's schedule for his upcoming four-stop trip to the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, and Europe. "Now is the time to honor our friend and fully recognize Jerusalem as the eternal, undivided capital of Israel", said Michael in a statement, according to The Daily Caller .

Trump brags to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

Trump also called Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander". The mainstream media have jumped on the as-yet-anonymous reports as additional fuel for their assertions that Trump ousted Comey for investigating his ties with Russian Federation.

Trump's comments to Russians about Comey 'is compelling evidence of corrupt intent'

The Times reported on Friday that during a meeting in the Oval Office on May 10, Trump told Russian diplomats that Comey was "a nut job". And in the meeting with the Russians, he said , "I faced great pressure because of Russia ". Moreover, the White House has not ruled out the possibility of using the rule to challenge Mueller's findings in court, should the investigation lead to prosecution.

Donald Trump US President embarks on first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia

Footage of President Trump and his wife Melania boarding Air Force One show them looking confident and excited to head to Saudi Arabia , Italy, and Israel. -Saudi relationship. Therefore, while Mr Trump has talked up expectations, results may be modest. In Saudi Arabia , Trump, who has been outspoken about his mistrust of Muslims and has tried to ban Muslims from entering the USA, is set to deliver a speech on Islam before a group of Muslim leaders.

Trump dismisses claims of campaign collusion with Russian Federation

On Wednesday, the US Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, fueling up the crisis that threatens to paralyze Trump's presidency, particularly after the President was accused of trying to shut down the ongoing investigation into possible links between him and Russia by his attempt to obstruct the investigations conducted by the office of ex-FBI Director James Comey.

New footage shows Turkish president watching Washington brawl

The incident occurred outsides the residence of the Turkish ambassador with the president watching for a few seconds before turning to go inside. The Turkish Embassy in the US blamed the violence on the protesters, who included Kurds, a minority group with tensions with the Turkish government.

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.

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