Trump on Asking for Comey's Loyalty: 'I Didn't'

After Trump made a decision to fire Comey, he was told by aides that Democrats would likely react positively to the news, given the role many believe Comey played in Hillary Clinton's defeat past year. The president tweeted, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy".

U.S. Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Supreme Court

She said the order was one more example of US attempts to destabilize Venezuela's government, adding that Maduro strongly backs the Supreme Court magistrates who are "victims of USA imperial power". In issuing its sanctions ruling, the U.S. Treasury Department cited several court rulings since the opposition gained control of congress. There was no immediate reaction from the Maduro government, but in the past it has disputed that the country's justice system is politicized.

Syria 'categorically' denies United States accusations of mass killings

State Department officials making the allegations yesterday conceded that the timing was primarily related to the recent visit of Russia's Foreign Minister to the USA, and followed it by claiming Russian Federation must be "endorsing" the killings that they offered no evidence were happening in the first place.

Flood: Quebec residents weep as govt declares state of emergency

Coiteux cautioned that Quebecers must be realistic and realize things will not return to normal until at least late this month or early June. "The situation won't improve overnight". Gatineau resident Thomas Little spent days piling sandbags around his property, saying local authorities should have seen the flood coming. "A group of residents and volunteers shouldn't have had to make that kind of decision".

Babri case: Vedanti, Champat Rai, three others granted bail

All the accused who surrendered on Saturday had been allegedly involved in the demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. "I am ready to be jailed or be hanged on charges of getting the structure demolished". The CBI has been ordered to ensure that at least one prosecution witness appears in the trial court for recording of testimony. However, the Supreme Court, on April 19, ordered that the case in Rae Bareli be transferred and clubbed with the one being pending in Lucknow ...

Was Mueller the right choice for special counsel in Russian Federation investigation?

Democratic lawmakers for weeks have been calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to head the investigation, particularly since Mr. Trump abruptly fired former FBI chief James Comey last week in the middle of the agency's probe into Russia's involvement in the U.S.

Sabarmati Express blast: Court acquits ex-AMU scholar

Gulzar Ahmed Wani was freed because of lack of evidence. "He along with another accused Mubeen were released by the Barabanki session court of all the charges in Sabarmati blast case by the court today", APCR National coordinator, Advocate Abubakr Sabbaq who was defending Gulzar, was quoted as saying.

India lose 2-3 to New Z'land

They looked a risky unit, putting up a structured performance with good attack, strong long drives and cross field passes, which put the host on the back-foot and constantly kept the New Zealand team in the hunt. The Black Sticks pulled out to a 3-1 advantage in the 39th minute thanks to a nice play from Shiloh Gloyn who sent a strong reverse shot at goal which deflected into goal off a defenders stick.

Donald Trump claims witch hunt, says he's most hounded leader ever

Mr. Wittes summarizes his lunch with Comey this way: "He had to throw some brushback pitches to the administration". A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offence that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

Trump Tells Russians Comey Ouster Eased Pressure on Probe

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest , showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, the Washington Post reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

Senior White House Aide 'Person of Interest' in Russia Probe

The White House document that contained Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. " What we're witnessing is a very undemocratic atmosphere, where anonymous officials from within the intelligence agencies within the deep state are driving media coverage, driving the public into hysteria, aiming at impeachment ", Blumenthal said.

President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

The official asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. Most foreign nations' embassies, including the US since 1966, are located in Tel Aviv. The move away from preconditions does, however, put the ball in Israel's court, and puts the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has previously talked up unconditional peace talks, but whose far-right government largely opposes the peace deal as a general concept.

Fresh representation made to prez: Justice Karnans lawyer

Justice Karnan had alleged this was done because he is a Dalit. Justice Karnan was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for six months after being held guilty for contempt. If the said allegations are untrue, they would at the most amount to defamation which will entail an actionable right, both civil and criminal, in the Judges named in the said letter.

James Comey Will Testify In An Open Session Before The Senate

In a statement in response, White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not deny the report, but said Mr Comey had created "unnecessary pressure" on the US' ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination", he said. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration".

Trump will convey opposition to 'settlements' during Israel trip

Throwing diplomatic salt on an open wound, Haley continued her Brody File remarks saying "Obviously, I believe that the capital should be Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem because if you look at all their government it's in Jerusalem ".

Officials blame Erdogan security forces for 'brutal attack' on Washington protesters

Nauert said in her statement that the United States respects Turkey's concerns about its approach, and will continue regular consultations on the issue. " We said we would not be in such an operation with you where you ally with terror organizations and so we said good luck ", President Recep Tayyip Erodogan said after meeting President Donald Trump in Washington, according to AP.

McCain: Turkish ambassador should get 'the hell out'

As the violence broke out, videos from the confrontation quickly spread on social media showing Erdogan's bodyguards pummeling people, even kicking people in the face. Several Republican lawmakers shot back, decrying the violence and demanding that Turkey apologize for the incident. We said: if there is YPG there, we will not take part in it, you yourself will conduct the operation.

Current White House staffer caught up in Russian Federation probe, source says

The relentless rush of Trump-related leaks continued on Friday, as the Washington Post revealed that the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign has now focused in on a high-level employee currently working out of the White House.

French troops will remain in Mali until militants are eradicated- Macron

Paris: Newly elected French President, Emmanuel Macron vowed to fight Islamist militants in Africa on his first visit to French troops fighting jihadis in Mali. Macron says he has no doubt the cooperation will continue, given recent comments by President Donald Trump about his commitment to eradicate terrorism.

Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

White House hopes that Donald Trump could leave allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his departure. The White House repeated its assertion that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

Rouhani Wins Iran Presidential Election

Many of those countries worry about Iran's regional intentions. Analysts expressed caution about how much Mr Rouhani would be able to do to bring about broader reforms, despite his apparently decisive win, given the influence of security hardliners in Iran's hybrid clerical-republican system.

Trump slams Russian Federation allegations as greatest 'witch hunt' in USA history

In the letter Trump sent to Comey last week informing him that he had been fired , Trump told Comey: "I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". A clip played of Wittes declaring: " Trump singles him out in a fashion that he regarded as sort of, you know, calculated .What he told me was that he was - it was bad enough that he was there, it was bad enough that there was going to be a handshake, but you know, there really wasn't ...

Amit Shah Arrives In Chandigarh To Grand Welcome By BJP Workers

When specifically asked to comment on the speculations that Khattar is likely to be changed in coming days, in the wake of reports on "dissident" activities by at least 16 MLAs, Shah said, "there is no change". With the BJP-led NDA government soon completing three years in office, Shah said, "In this country dynasty, casteism and appeasement had been plaguing the country's politics for a long time".

Congress flays government for jobless growth

Addressing a press conference here, state unit President Raj Babbar and senior leader Randeep Surjewala said that in the three years it has been in power, the BJP government has added to the miseries of the farmers. "It is important to be specific, it is important to nail the lies of the Government, it is important to be factual.", Mr. Singhvi said, adding, "In the "Jumlebazi" of this government, I want to ask a few questions through the media - what is it that they are celebrating?" Or are ...

Rouhani wins Iran re-election

In his first speech after the vote, Rouhani thanked reformist figurehead Mohammad Khatami. I know he is not a reformist, but who cares? On Saturday, Rouhani said that Iran will continue interaction with the worldwide community and is ready to expand the cooperation with other countries.

Caffeine-induced cardiac event kills SC teen

It's the stuff of nightmares: a high school student has died after drinking too much caffeine. Cripes autopsy showed no undiagnosed heart conditions and that he was healthy with no medical conditions that could have triggered by the caffeine intake.

Trump opens first presidential trip overseas in Saudi Arabia

He's the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president. "Almost USD 7 billion are GE technology and solutions - across multiple sectors and partners aimed at creating a truly diverse and sustainable economic platform", a GE statement said.

Pippa Middleton & James Matthews' Semi-Royal Wedding

Prince Harry is on the guest list. Prince William and Prince Harry arrived together wearing formal suits . Then it was off for champagne and, later, a short spin in a different Jaguar. There is speculation Harry will bring his American girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle. Her husband Prince William is still being ribbed for his poor behaviour - he stuck out his tongue at one point - at his uncle Andrew's wedding in 1986, when William was just 4.

France's President Macron appoints cabinet with figures from the left and right

Collomb has been nominated as French Interieur Minister Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The French President says he requires ministers to sign a commitment to "integrity and morality". During the Cabinet meeting, Macron called on his ministers to have the "necessary discipline" and "solidarity" despite their sometimes stark political differences, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said.

Crews battling large fire near Wharton State Forest

Thirty firefighters from the state Forest Fire Service worked a control line Saturday around a containment area and set protective backfires behind 25 to 30 structures, Considine said. Roughly 30 forest fire service personnel are battling the blaze. Authorities say the fire is burning near Dingletown and Bards Bridge Roads off Route 206 in Shamong Township.

TPP trade deal members seek to move ahead without US

The US pulled out of the TPP in January, after Trump labelled it a "job killer". There are at least three scenarios for reviving the TPP, according to observers and analysts. The other two Nafta participants, Canada and Mexico, will be at the Apec meeting. He also met with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr Kentaro Sonoura, to exchange views Hong Kong's trade and economic relations with Japan.

Jurgen Klopp tries to lift pressure off Liverpool ahead of final game

Arsenal play Everton at the Emirates Stadium. "There's no alternative. It's always what we're all playing for". Last season Manchester City, who reached the semi-finals in which they lost 1-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid, racked up €83.8m from Uefa.

Trump in Saudi capital for first foreign tour

Trump's account is delivering a diplomatic message. Saudi Arabia is looking to build a powerful regional coalition against its regional rival Iran with the US. 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.

Boy, 12, charged with Sydney stabbing

A police officer at the scene on John Street, Waterloo. The three boys who were arrested at the scene are assisting with inquiries at Redfern Police Station. The injured boy has also been released from hospital. Police are continuing investigations and anyone with information is urged to contact Redfern Police Station via Crime Stoppers.

Rouhani wins re-election as Iran's president

According to state television, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has won re-election, CNN reported Saturday. Rouhani defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi on Friday in a victory for the reformist camp in the predominantly Shiite nation.

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