Ron Johnson: It Would Be 'Troubling' If Trump Recorded Comey Conversations

They have argued that the White House's explanation - that Comey was terminated due to his handling over the Clinton investigation - meant Trump could have fired him months ago. Press Secretary Sean Spicer also said Trump wasn't threatening Comey in that tweet. Garland was President Barack Obama's pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after Scalia's death a year ago.

Trump to pressure Muslims on radicals

During a ceremony at the grand Saudi Royal Court, the king awarded Trump the Collar of Abdulaziz al Saud, the theocracy's highest civilian honor. The president's stop in Saudi Arabia's dusty desert capital kicked off his first foreign trip as president, an ambitious, five-stop swing that will take him through the Middle East and into Europe.

Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange

Assange says that while " today was an important victory, an important vindication ", the " war is far from over ". "The UK has said it will arrest me regardless". The UK no longer has any legitimate basis to interfere with Ecuador's lawful decision". "U.K. refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a USA extradition warrant for Julian Assange ".

Korea's Moon floats summit; will North bite?

Possible efforts by President Moon Jae-in to reopen it will likely be opposed by the Trump administration. Sworn in earlier today, South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in has promised to "urgently" tackle his nation's serious foreign policy problems, with an eye on trying to defuse soaring tensions with neighboring North Korea, while also trying to come to some sort of agreement with the USA and China over the THAAD missile defense system.

Swedish prosecutor says to drop Assange investigation

The 45-year-old Assange has always denied the rape allegation but has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition . He has been there ever since, fearing that if he was in custody he might ultimately be extradited to the United States for his role at the helm of WikiLeaks, which has enraged governments around the world by publishing tens of thousands of leaked classified USA documents.

Chinese newspaper slams India for OBOR summit boycott

All roads will effectively lead to Beijing, as The Australian newspaper noted, with new infrastructure linking China to its neighbours and beyond built by Chinese companies using Chinese loan capital. Even Vietnam, which has had rough ties with China, was represented by its President. We always want India to participate in the Belt and Road initiative.

School employee lifts Pennsylvania student by neck

Surveillance video capturing the April 12 incident shows a 13-year-old boy walking down the hallways of the alternative education program for students with academic and behavior issues. "Then finally the kids says, 'I'm going to do what I want, '" Thomassey said. Woodland Hills School District's Superintendent Alan Johnson told Fox 8 that the district plans to fire Golden after having seen the footage.

'Help us stop Scottish nationalists', UK PM May's Conservatives ask Labour voters

May launched the Scottish Conservatives' election manifesto with a direct appeal to unionist, pro-Brexit and Labour voters to back the party, again framing herself as a unifying force who would govern from the centre. "We have a different geography and there are far more people off-grid, who receive their fuel from not the gas or electricity grid but in terms of liquid gas, for example", he said.

Trump seeks to move past USA troubles on first trip overseas

Accompanying her husband on his first global trip, U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and trousers to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens.

PM leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

The second deal is really a collection of smaller deals between Saudi Arabia and us -based defense and energy companies to further develop the kingdom's military as well as diversify its economy, which is heavily dependent on oil. She and President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on the opening leg of his first global tour since taking office. Neither did German Chancellor Angela Merkel nor British Prime Minister Theresa May during their visits earlier this year.

Deals signed with USA 'in excess of $380 billion,' Saudi minister says

The visit is the president's first overseas trip since taking office and will include visits to Israel and Italy. The White House badly bungled the president's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the federal investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Russian Federation probe turns to possible cover-up as investigation reaches White House

The notes were taken from inside the office and circulated "as the official account of the meeting". In that same conversation, Trump referred to Comey as "crazy" and "a real nut job", according to the Times . The reports come as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas.

Trump's description of Comey as a 'nut job' causing real shock

A very important question just got even more massively important now that the FBI's investigation has found its way into the White House. Chairman of the Senate Select Committee Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said in the statement his testimony "will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the president".

Russian FM Says Did Not Discuss Firing FBI Chief With Trump

Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly about his role in the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and any possible connections to the campaign of President Donald Trump , the Senate Intelligence Committee has announced.

Senators: Former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

The senior official now under scrutiny is said to be someone close to the president, the newspaper said, attributing its report to "people familiar with the matter". Comey to drop an investigation into one of his top advisors. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of Congress Friday he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump pick for FBI director could come within days

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said the Founding Fathers created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding". He later resigned after he said the global soccer organization had mischaracterized a lengthy investigative report he had produced. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration, ex-FBI agent and former Rep.

Who Is Robert Mueller? Donald Trump-Russia Probe Special Counsel

However the White House said at midday that there would be no announcement Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). The Times cited notes from a May 10 Oval Office meeting, the day after Trump fired Comey. Senators said that Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.

Sunday shows preview: Trump overseas as Russian Federation probe heats up

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday he had not discussed the firing of the former FBI Director James Comey with U.S. President Donald Trump, Interfax news agency reported . This is the man of whom Trump said , "He was insane, a real nut job". Trump on Thursday denied asking Comey to drop the probe into links between Russian Federation and his former national security adviser Michael Flynn and decried a "witch hunt" against him.

WRIGHT: 'Russian thing' quite the mess for Trump

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller after a succession of jarring developments that brought questions over Russia's alleged meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign to a boil. "While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr.

New Time Magazine Cover Depicts Overtaking of White House by Russia

MAD Magazine weighed in with a side-by-side photo showing a December 12, 2016 cover of their magazine remarkably similar to the Time cover, with onion domes covering the top of the White House, and accused Time of stealing their material.

Syria, Russia condemn US-led coalition strike

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said the strike unmasked "fake claims" by the USA that they were fighting terrorism, adding that anyone claiming to be fighting the Islamic State and al-Qaida should "direct strikes against them" and not against Syrian and allied forces.

Former FBI chief Comey to testify in Congress

Simultaneous to this bombshell story going online was a report from The Washington Post which revealed that the Russian Federation probe had reached a current White House official. The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner is among those whose contacts with the Russian government have come under scrutiny. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to a document that described the meeting, which the The Times got access to via a USA official.

Comey To Tell His Side of the Story To Senate Intelligence Committee

Late Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced that Comey had agreed to testify at an open hearing at an undetermined date after Memorial Day. Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, did not dispute the account of the Oval Office statements. Though the story has evolved over the last few days, Mr.

Three things to watch on Donald Trump's foreign trip

The trip, which also includes stops in Israel, Italy and Belgium next week, has been billed by the administration as a chance to visit places sacred to three of the world's major religions while giving Trump time to meet with Arab, Israeli and European leaders.

Fanfare And Deals Dominate Trump's First Day In Saudi Arabia

The American President is expected to give a speech later on Sunday on the Islamic faith as well during a US-Arab Islamic Summit with almost 50 other Muslim-majority country leaders. But the president and first lady made the best of it, meeting the king and taking in the sounds of cannons and the sight of US -made and Saudi-purchased jets overhead, trailing red, white and blue exhaust.

20 forces killed in co-ordinated attacks

Taliban has also attempted to take Kunduz, situated in the country's north. For years, Taliban has had a strong presence in Ghazni, but today's attack was the fiercest by the insurgents, said police chief Aminullah Amerkhi. Meanwhile, Zabul's deputy police chief Ghulam Jilani Farahi said 40 rockets fired by militants slammed into Zabul's provincial capital Qalat 340 km south of Kabul early Sunday but "fortunately" causing no loss of life.

House Dem threatens to introduce impeachment resolution

The official reason was his violation of the Tenure of Office Act - which was later declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Two other articles of impeachment - a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power - failed to pass in the House.

Bookmakers' odds now suggest Trump impeachment likely

That leaves out a lot, but just from those facts, some Republicans are starting to use the word "Watergate" to describe the scope of unfolding revelations about Trump. But I'm not talking about any alleged crimes, misconduct, or impeachable offenses on the part of anyone in the Trump Administration. A senior official in the Trump administration was even more candid (albeit anonymously) to the Daily Beast, saying: "I don't see how Trump isn't completely fucked".

Texas Rep. Green calls for Pres. Trump's impeachment

This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. "For those who do not know, impeachment does not mean that the President would be found guilty". Some, such as California Rep. Maxine Waters, have explicitly called for impeaching the President. And Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, among others, has encouraged Democrats to stop talking about impeachment altogether, saying the facts aren't in.

Tories accused of 'all out attack' on pensioners over axed triple lock

The shadow chancellor and business spokeswoman Rebecca Long-Bailey continued to put pressure on the Tories at an election press conference in London today. Under plans in the Conservative manifesto, eligibility would be related to income - although the party has not indicated what the threshold would be and who would qualify.

Impeach Trump: US Congressmen allege 'obstruction of justice'

Other Democrats have repeatedly echoed their thoughts. Amash paused and responded, "yes". In December 1998, Bill Clinton was impeached by Congress - but acquitted by the Senate the following month. Several legal specialists across party lines have cautioned that with the facts still unclear, talk of impeachment is premature, says the New York Times , especially considering the White House has denied that Trump pressured Comey to drop his investigation.

United States signs $110bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors whose technology was part of the U.S-Saudi accord, said in a statement that the deal "will directly contribute to [Saudi Arabia's] Vision 2030 by opening the door for thousands of highly skilled jobs in new economic sectors".

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.

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