Trump again blows up a careful White House statement with a tweet

Comey was very apprehensive heading into a dinner with the president in late January, because of his previous encounters with Trump during the transition and immediately after the inauguration, according to one associate. After all, I've been writing for more than twelve years now that Democrats have failed to rise to the threat- saying that we have one Party (the Rs) that will make a fight out of anything (even when the nation would be better served by cooperation) and another Party (the Ds) ...

Melania Trump arrives in Middle East, shuns headscarf

The two countries will also sign a defense cooperation agreement and private sector agreements Saturday which are meant to create tens of thousands of new jobs in the USA defense industry. Trump was referencing President Barack and Michelle Obama's trip to Riyadh in January 2015 in which the First Lady chose to forgo a headscarf. A few hours later, Trump tweeted for the first time on global soil as president, writing "Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ".

James Comey to testify before Senate in public hearing

Capping days of political drama in Washington, Mueller's appointment came as Trump fends off a stunning series of allegations including claims he shared U.S. The New York Times story about fired FBI Director James Comey's unease with Trump would have been a big deal in another era, but in the current climate it was like a maintenance dose of methadone.

Trump reportedly called Comey a 'nut job' to Russian officials

Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. Trump would not spot him and call him out. Cleaver said Rosenstein told House members " this is not a partisan investigation, this is about Russian Federation involvement in our democracy".

Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia to start 5-nation tour

Foreign Office officials earlier had confirmed to a leading daily that efforts were underway to arrange a maiden bilateral meeting between Trump and Nawaz at the sidelines of the summit. President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for his first stop overseas since taking office, CNN reported. Trump waved from the doorway after Air Force One touched down and before descending the staircase with first lady Melania Trump.

Mexican leading investigative journalist in combating drug traffickers is shot dead

The official was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, the Associated Press news agency reported. At a news conference, journalists from Riodoce and other outlets angrily questioned Sinaloa Gov.

Thousands of women march across Venezuela as political crisis deepens

Rafaela Requesens, student leader of the Federation of University Centres of the UCV (FCU-UCV), said that the President's proposal to amend the Constitution by convening the National Constituent Assembly "does not make sense" because "what has to change" is the government of Maduro.

Pippa Middleton's wedding: Little Royals' get starring roles

While the Middletons have attended St Mark's church in Englefield before, locals are convinced that... St Mark's is on private land and therefore relatively sheltered from the camera crews expected to descend on the surrounding village. John Haley, who owns The Old Boot Inn in Stanford Dingley, near the Middleton family home, said there was a "buzz" around the area ahead of the wedding.

Budget 2017: $75b plan to create more than 60000 jobs

The budget will invest $18.6 billion in extra funding to schools over the next 10 years. Economic nuts and bolts aside, there is big spending in infrastructure and education, while the $13 billion in so-called "zombie" measures from Joe Hockey's ill-fated 2014 budget - stymied by the Senate - have been dumped.

Sharif to leave for S Arabia tomorrow, could meet Trump

Thereafter, Trump will visit Israel, Vatican and then will attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. The president and First Lady Melania Trump waved as they stood at the top of stairs that had been rolled to the side of the official presidential aircraft after it landed.

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea in transfer talks with ace

It is suggested that the Reds - alongside Paris Saint-Germain - have held discussions with Bakayoko's representatives as they bid to secure a deal for the midfielder. Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his ranks in the summer and with Champions League football potentially returning to Anfield next season he will want to sign star quality.

Russian Federation probe reportedly has current White House advisor under scrutiny

The Washington Post is reporting that a current senior White House adviser is under scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "I don't think (Rosenstein) did a lot to bolster our confidence in him today". The report is the latest in a steady stream of bad headlines for the White House related to the fallout of Comey's firing.

James Comey Will Testify in Open Session Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey is expected to speak before the committee after May 29 - the end of Congress's Memorial Day break. "He was insane, a real nut job", President Trump said in a meeting with Russian officials last week, according to the Times report on a document summarizing the meeting.

Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt'

Mueller I would jealously guard the witness pool", Graham said. But Rosenstein's own professional standing could start to recover as well. "The general consensus is it was a good decision to pick a special counsel", said South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, saying most lawmakers have "a lot of confidence in Mr.

Rose Valley Group chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay granted bail

While granting bail on medical grounds, the court in Cuttack ordered Bandyopadhyay to surrender his paasport and to co-operate with the CBI for the ongoing trial and further investigation. One more TMPC MP, Tapas Paul, who was also arrested in the same Rose Valley Group chit fund scam, is now lodged in Jharpada jail here. The Rose Valley Group is alleged to have cheated investors from West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand and Maharashtra more than Rs 17,000 crore with false ...

North Korea missile launch officially a success

At the Pentagon, Mattis said the missile test shows North Korea is not heeding cautions from the global community. The reclusive North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programs, even from its lone major ally, China, has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the U.S.

Girls Refusing Rescue Should Be Forced Out - Chibok Leaders

Garba Shehu said that originally they had been negotiating the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. A girl who was kidnapped by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram three years ago has chose to remain in captivity to stay with her husband, the government has said.

State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

Several different groups, which included representatives from the Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, and Assyrian communities, participated in the protest, while President Erdogan met with U.S. After his talk with Erdogan, the bodyguard walks towards the protesters and Turkish security personnel at the residence of Turkish ambassador attack them immediately after Erdo─čan's bodyguard approaches towards them.

Jeb Bush: I Said Trump Would Be A 'Chaos President'

Bush did give Trump some credit, saying he made some "really good appointments", including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. "Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now". While Bush praised the administration's selection of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice, he said that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russian Federation investigation may straighten out the new administration.

White House lawyers research impeachment

However, officials still believe the possibility of remvoal is a long shot. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstsein wrote a letter on Wednesday tasking Mueller with investigating links 'between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump'.

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja: Reuters witness

The departure of Nigeria's president for more medical checkups in London is renewing fears for his health in Africa's most populous country. The 82 schoolgirls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army and were brought by road convoy from a remote area to a military base in Banki near the border with Cameroon.

New sanctions coming for Venezuela officials

Venezuela's UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez accused the United States of encouraging violent elements within Venezuela seeking to topple the Maduro government. Analysts are growing increasingly concerned about the possibility of huge disruption in Venezuelan oil exports. He warned that if things go wrong Venezuela could "descend into conflict" and threaten global peace and security, "and so we need to act, in whatever way we can, starting with our discussion today".

White House denies Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty

The associate with knowledge of the conversation confirmed an account of the conversation in The New York Times is accurate. On Friday, the president created another stir with a flurry of tweets , one of which warned that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Goldberg, who grew up in NY, said he understood Trump's style of governing.

China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

Harris insisted that dealing with the threat of a nuclear North Korea was not just a regional or a US problem (given that the USA bears the brunt of much of North Korea's bellicose language), but a world problem. The U.S. secretary said that he would like to make clear all the options available are to do with diplomacy, security or economy and that there are many steps to take before a preemptive strike option.

Trump willing to engage North Korea: Seoul

Tillerson made the comments in a meeting with South Korean presidential envoy Hong Seok-hyun. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the United States remains open to talks with North Korea but the country would have to "cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behavior in the region".

Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Head Julian Assange

Assange has been holed up in the embassy since mid-2012 when he sought asylum there to avoid extradition to Sweden to face accusations he raped a woman in 2010 in Stockholm . Swedish prosecutors announced Friday that they have dropped their rape investigation against Julian Assange . He feared being extradited to the USA if sent to Sweden .

Yemen's Houthis say fired ballistic missile towards Saudi capital

The area is open desert and there were no casualties, the official Saudi news agency SPA said. Saudi Arabia, with the support of several other regional states, began an air assault against the rebels the following year. Both Houthi rebels and Saudi coalition have been accused of committing war crimes. High on the agenda will be a series of US-Saudi security deals, with reports suggesting that the Trump administration is prepared to step up non-lethal support for the coalition.

Ex-FBI director to lead Russian Federation probe

Earlier this week, investors dumped stocks in response to reports that Trump in February had asked Comey to stop investigating his former national security adviser, prompting accusations the president may have tried to hamper the probe. Trump has insisted at times that the decision was his alone, but he also has pointed - as recently as Thursday - to the "very strong" recommendation from Rosenstein.

Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

A Washington Post report, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election.

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

The Atlantic published an interesting article last week, quoting a source close to the White House who said Trump appears to be "worried about" what Flynn has to offer investigators. One US official explained to CNN the Obama administration offered to green light arming the Kurds during the transition in order to spare Trump the fallout with Ankara.

2 in U.S. court over Washington protest fight

Police said 11 people had been injured in the brawl, and two people, Ayten Necmi , 49, of NY and Jalal Kheirabaoi , 42, from Virginia had been arrested at the scene and charged with assault and assault on a police office respectively.

Ben Gibson undecided on Middlesbrough future

Boro have endured some tough moments on the red side of Merseyside over the years, including a cruel late loss in the final few minutes at Anfield in August 2008 - after leading 1-0 with five minutes left - and a 5-1 battering in December 1996, a sign of things to come in a season when the Teesside club got to both domestic cup finals, but were relegated.

Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia for first trip abroad as president

Mrs. Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head, consistent with the custom for foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia. After spending much of Saturday meeting with King Salman and other members of the royal family, Trump was to end the day at a banquet dinner at the Murabba Palace.

How Minnesota's delegation to Congress responded to special counsel for Russian Federation probe

Durbin said Trump's actions - including the decision to fire Comey and his "incessant" provocative posts on Twitter - have done more harm than any enemy, real or perceived, could. While Miller said it is standard practice for an Federal Bureau of Investigation director to record potentially inappropriate conversations and behavior, Comey could have taken a different approach when speaking with the president.

Iran's Hassan Rouhani leads initial count in presidential election

Ahmadi says the initial vote count has the moderate cleric Rouhani with 14.6 million votes. "The wide mobilisation of the hardline groups and the real prospect of Raisi winning scared many people into coming out to vote", said Nasser, a 52-year-old journalist.

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