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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

That is according to a document summarising the meeting obtained by The New York Times . According to a section of transcript notes of that meeting shared with the New York Times , Donald Trump told the men that "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Donald Trump's foreign trip

The White House official was described as a senior adviser who is close to the president, but sources would not identify the official's name, The Post reported. The Washington Post story reported that the probe into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation had identified a senior White House adviser who is close to the president as a "significant person of interest ".

Melania Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia without headscarf

Trump then visits Brussels for a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, including a bilateral session with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, and finally to Sicily, Italy, where he will attend a G7 summit of the United States' closest economic allies.

Donald Trump starts first foreign tour with Saudi Arabia arms deal

Indeed, back in 2015 Trump was aghast that Michelle Obama didn't wear a head covering on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, and tweeted his criticism of Obama and his concern about the U.S. Later Saturday, Trump was greeted by a traditional troupe of Saudi drummers and sword-waving dancers. On Sunday (Monday NZT), he will meet with leaders of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and speak to more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, mostly combating violent extremism.

Under Fire At Home, Trump Gets Warm Welcome In Saudi

White House officials hope the trip, complete with images of the accompanying pomp and pageantry of a president overseas, will help Trump recalibrate after one of the most hard stretches of his young presidency. The White House was rocked by another bombshell when reports emerged that Trump said his firing of "nut job" Comey had relieved "great pressure" on him due to the investigation.

Comey to testify before Senate intelligence committee

US President Donald Trump told visiting Russian diplomats that firing "nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey had relieved "great pressure", say US reports. He says his memo is not a finding of official misconduct and is not a statement of reasons to justify Comey's firing. In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him.

Sen. Graham: Russia Probe Now 'Criminal' After Mueller Tabbed

But that changed on Wednesday evening when Rosenstein announced that he had appointed another former FBI director, Robert Mueller, to conduct an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign. So, technically, Trump could fire Mueller, but after Rosenstein was dealt a "thrown under the bus" experience with James Comey, he would be hard pressed to do the president's bidding again.

Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

The hearing will occur after Memorial Day, committee leaders said on Friday evening. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, said Comey "deserves an opportunity to tell his story". On Thursday, Mr. Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history and denied allegations of collusion. CNN reported on Saturday that, according to a source, Comey believes that Trump tried to sway his judgment regarding the Russian Federation probe, however, ...

Russian Federation probe looking at current WH official

The headline on the Times story claims: "Trump Told Russians That Firing "Nut Job" Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation". And yet, here we're confronted with fresh evidence to the contrary - with Trump admitting to Russian officials that he dismissed Comey because of the "pressure" caused by the Russia scandal.

Majority say Trump shouldn't have shared intelligence with Russian Federation

That was the White House's position initially after the deputy attorney general argued in a memo that Comey had erred in handling the FBI's investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, even though Trump had praised Comey on the campaign trail past year.

United States diplomat hints at possible talks with Iranian counterpart

Trump was greeted warmly during his Saudi visit, and US and Saudi officials signed at least $350 billion in business transactions on the first day - including a $110 billion defense and military deal to bolster the Saudi military. The two leaders outlined a renewed commitment to defense cooperation. "At this point, I have no plans to call my counterpart in Iran, although in all likelihood we will talk at the right time", said Tillerson.

Jared Kushner's family apologises for name drop in pitch

The company on Monday said dropping the name of Jared Kushner, who's married to Ivanka Trump, was not meant to "lure investors" to the almost $1 billion One Journal Square project to build luxury apartments. "As previously stated, he will recuse from particular matters concerning the EB-5 visa program ", Roberts said. The housing complex, known as "One Journal Square", will include recreational facilities, child playrooms and a pet hospital, according to the QWOS website.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attend Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception Together

Prince William wore a sailor outfit for his duties as pageboy for Prince Andrew's wedding in 1986, while Harry went dressed as an 18th century pageboy for Sir Earl Spencer's wedding in 1989. And their two children will play starring roles in the ceremony. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, bridesmaid. Charlotte served as a bridesmaid and George as a page boy.

Trump signs Saudi defense, economic deals

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and chief strategist Steve Bannon also were there. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister had been quoted Thursday as saying that Melania Trump and her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump wouldn't be required to dress conservatively, which in Saudi Arabia typically means women wearing floor-length black dresses that cover their entire bodies, including their legs and arms.

John Prescott to campaign for 'prime minister in waiting' Jeremy Corbyn

A file would be opened on "someone who sympathises with a certain group, or is friends with a specific person" and the goal was to "assess whether the person was a threat", the source added. Jeremy Corbyn has spent the past two days accusing Mrs May of stirring up a "war between the generations" by playing off old against young - and of planning an "attack" on pensioners if she wins power.

Theresa May setting up 'war between generations', says Jeremy Corbyn

There was a raucous atmosphere in Birmingham's International Convention Centre, where Mr Corbyn was welcomed by loud chants of "Jezza, Jezza". The Labour leader accused Theresa May of fomenting a "war between the generations" by playing off old against young in her election manifesto.

Moderate Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian election in landslide

He, nevertheless, fired up the pro-reform camp before last Friday's presidential election with speeches that broke taboos by targeting Iran's hardline elite, from the conservative judiciary to the powerful Revolutionary Guards. But what scant data that was available before the vote showed Rouhani in the lead. "We've achieved what I wanted, which was not Mr Rouhani himself, but the path of reform, freedom and progress", said Pegah, a 25-year-old in the crowd.

Macron Cabinet reflects left, right and centre

France will be the European Union's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council once Britain leaves the bloc. Ministers will now be announced Wednesday. Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel became the Sports Minister. "He's very serious and well-liked but doesn't know that much about foreign affairs".

Is Macron As Popular As His Predecessors?

Speaking during a trip to Mali, where some 4,000 French soldiers are deployed, Macron said France would work in close cooperation with Germany, but called on other European Union states to support military and development efforts in the region.

Eddie Izzard backs Jeremy Corbyn as he reveals political ambitions

But, in his strongest expression of support yet for the Labour leader, he said Mr Corbyn was now transforming into "a prime minister in waiting". Crucially, it puts Labour comfortably above the 30.4% share of the vote achieved by Ed Miliband in 2015, a benchmark which some supporters argue should remove pressure on Mr Corbyn to quit if he fails to win power.

Deadly Ebola cases on the rise in Congo, number goes upto 29

Lindmeier says Congo authorities and its health partners are monitoring another 416 people who could have come into contact with the suspected cases. NAN reports that the Central African country has suffered seven previous outbreaks of Ebola since the virus was discovered there in 1976.

Senior White House Official Said to Figure in FBI Probe

Comey was, of course, leading the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation when he was, seemingly abrutly, fired on May 9. Questions about the FBI's ongoing Russian Federation investigation dominated a joint press conference with Colombia President Juan Manual Santos. The case began last July as an effort to determine whether any Trump associates coordinated their campaign activities with Russian operatives, but it has since broadened to ...

Rosenstein Stands by Memo Recommending Comey Be Replaced

As President Trump takes off today for his first global trip as commander-in-chief, The New York Times and The Washington Post dropped two new reports on the ongoing investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Polls: May's Conservative Party Lead Narrows

Meanwhile the Prime Minister highlighted another area of her policy platform, promising measures aimed at regulating the internet. The online survey interviewed 2,003 United Kingdom adults. Mr Corbyn claimed the Tories were taking the "grey vote" for granted and had decided not to do more for the young due to their comparatively low turnout levels.

Melania Trump says no to headscarf in Saudi Arabia visit

As he arrived, the president waved from the doorway of Air Force One and then descended the steps, joined by first lady Melania Trump. Twitter users did not spare the president snide remarks about his dancing skills as the first video, released by Fox News, circulated on social media to the amusement of many.

Gunmen shoot and kill 4 policemen in north Pakistan

Delivered at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Geo News reported the policemen were returning from Kamal Khel area of the district after conducting a raid when the gunmen opened fire on the vehicle. However, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for previous similar attacks in the province, which borders Afghanistan.

Saudi women are disappointed with Trump on human rights

In the deal, Saudi Arabia agrees to buy military equipment from the United States and to hire American companies to build them in Saudi Arabia, the White House said . According to the speech draft, Trump planned to urge unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world. It has been touted as a major event - along the lines of a landmark address to the Islamic world given by Obama in Cairo in 2009.

North Korea dismisses cyberattack allegations

Kim In Ryong told reporters that the U.S.' hostile policy towards North Korea is "the root of all problems" and that putting a definite end to this would be a "prerequisite for solving all problems on the Korean peninsula", Reuters reports.

Donald Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

Egyptian diplomats explained to their USA counterparts that they acted at the behest of Saudi Arabia, according to US officials and internal emails describing the exchange. -Saudi security and economic cooperation", according to aides. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the issue at a press briefing following a meeting with his counterpart and long-time friend Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, saying the continued arms negotiations were meant to help Saudi military actions in ...

UN urges Nigerians not to shun released Chibok girls

Many of the Chibok girls are Christian but were photographed in Muslim garb by their captors, and some were forced to take militants as husbands and bear their children. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq on Monday said that he had played a role in the release of the girls who were kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

God Brought You Back, Aisha Buhari Tells Freed Chibok Girls

Ojougboh said Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, nominated him into a government team to negotiate the release of the Chibok girls in May 2014. FILE- In this Monday May. "I am still hopeful that the rest of the abducted girls will also return safe and sound", she said. She added that photos of the 82 girls have been sent to families in Chibok for identification even as she added that families were now meeting to identify their daughters.

Trump tweet projected on billboard in Saudi capital

It strengthens the bond between us and it does chart this new pathway forward", said Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State. Tremendous investments in the United States. Trump was also captured swaying to the music. Trump did not specify what tension he needed to resolve. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, a senior White House adviser who is accompanying her father, also did not cover her head.

James Comey reportedly rebuffed Trump's attempts to get chummy

He did not offer any evidence of such acts in his reference to former Democratic President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But when you're 6 foot, 8 inches tall, it's hard to blend in forever, and Trump ultimately singled him out. Benjamin Wittes , a friend of Comey's and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution told reporters about a lunch he had with Comey in March.

Trump, Tillerson Dance In Saudi Arabia

The president was already under attack for firing Comey in the midst of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump campaign members. The package includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications and cybersecurity technology. As Trump arrived at Murabba Palace for a royal dinner, several hundred Saudi men in long, white robes danced the Ardha, a traditional sword dance performed on Saudi ...

Trump Presented With Gold Medal In Saudi Arabia

The United States sealed a multi-billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced on Saturday, a move that solidifies its decades-long alliance with the world's largest energy producer just as President Donald Trump begins his maiden trip overseas as leader of the free world.

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