The adviser under scrutiny is not named, but described as someone close to Trump. Trump used his position to try and extract favors. "I have known Jim Comey since approximately 2002", he continued. "I don't know where this will go". Everybody knows that. You take a look at the Federal Bureau of Investigation a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the arms deal was aimed at countering the "malign" influence of Iran. "Tremendous investments in the United States", Trump said. Simultaneously, Saudi Arabia is in a broad-based push for economic reform, and as part of that effort signed a flurry of deals with private US companies worth tens of billions of dollars .
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. Le Drian says he expects France to play a crucial role in a "complex, fragile, unstable global situation".
This included the largest arms deal ever made in USA history, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said was aimed at countering the "malign" influence of Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional rival. These will be first remarks that Trump has given overseas as President of the United States. The president was to give the signature speech of his trip, an address that aides view as counter to Obama's 2009 speech in Egypt to the Muslim world.
Both were acquitted in the Senate. Several President Trump supporters decried what they described as baseless news from anonymous sources and said they have not seen any concrete evidence to support the allegations against President Trump.
Trump's "impeachment" - in which charges would be filed against him by the House of Representatives - could follow, then conclude with a trial in the US Senate. "There was never a sense that the Clinton White House was dysfunctional", Zelizer said. "The out-of-the-blue ouster of FBI Director James Comey is more proof that we need an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate any and all ties between the Trump administration and Russian Federation", he said.
Labour also said that if the less generous pensions "double lock" - with which the Tories meant to replace the "triple lock" - had been in place for the past seven years, state pensioners would now be £330 worse off. Mr Farron told viewers: "The fact that Theresa May isn't here tonight tells you she is taking you for granted". But shadow chancellor John McDonnell told activists in Birmingham there was "all to play for" in the remaining three weeks, declaring: "Let's get out there and win ...
The Storm Prediction Center's latest forecast predicts "strong, long-lived tornadoes" and softball-sized hail. A tornado and 70 to 75 miles per hour winds moved across Saline County between 6 and 6:45 Thursday evening. "Again, because we're just not used to that kind of thing", he said. Friday marked the third time this week that tornadoes formed in Kansas. A barn in Bradford, east of Janesville, was destroyed by high winds that also left thousands without power.
When it was all said and done, Christy Clark and the BC Liberals claimed the province's first minority government in more than six decades. "I think for all of us, I think the message is the same". Both the NDP and Green participants voiced their opposition during the province's recent Clean Energy and Climate debate . The NDP focused its campaign on the seat-rich Lower Mainland.
They were greeted by King Salman as they walked down the steps of Air Force One. In his first overseas trip as President, Donald Trump sealed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth $350 billion over 10 years, with almost $110 billion to take effect immediately.
Regarding the emergence of a White House official as a person of interest in the FBI probe, Mr Spicer said: "As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".
GST rates have also been finalized for various types of hotels and restaurants. "Overall, the rates send a positive sentiment, particularly for Aam Aadmi and d also for Urban Middle Class", said former CBEC chief Sumit Dutt Majumder to DNA.
The GST rates for all but six items were finalised at the first day , headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state representatives. AC restaurants and those with liquor licence to attract 18%, 5-star hotels 28 per cent and hotels with tariff of 1,000-2,500 rupees 12 per cent tax slab .
The deal was signed, Tillerson said, "in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian-related threats, which exist on Saudi Arabia's borders on all sides". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson torday urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to dismantle Tehran's "network of terrorism" and end ballistic missile testing, in Washington's first reaction to his re-election.
Spicey's back. Boo-ya!:Let's do this!" Spicer then told Trump he couldn't do this anymore, which led the President to say how much he cares about Spicer and even request a kiss. "If he's your friend, why is everyone saying he's about to fire you and replace you with Sarah?" a reporter asks. McCarthy's Spicer wasn't ready for the emotional implications of betrayal.
Asked whether Trump might have to cut short his nine-day trip because of the latest controversies, a White House official said such a move was "doubtful". Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) sought to clarify whether Mr. Comey was sacked shortly after asking for additional resources for the Russian Federation investigation, as reported by multiple news outlets.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday that he could not imagine the United States having to choose between Turkey's strategic partnership and a "terrorist organisation". Tensions escalated last month when Turkey launched air raids on Kurdish bases in Syria and Iraq. In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling ...
The United States wants North Korea to trust its promise of no hostility and conduct no more nuclear or missile tests before Washington can consider opening talks with the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quoted as saying Thursday.
He said that it was certain that Pakistan would be approaching the International Court of Justice to decide the Kashmir issue and "it will then hardly lie in our mouth to object to the jurisdiction of ICJ since we can not blow hot and cold together".
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what is a victory for the Shiite nation's reformist camp and a sign that citizens favor fruitful engagement with the outside world. The most powerful leader in the system is the supreme leader, who is chose by a clerical panel and has the final say in all the state matters. He has been credited with bringing back reasonable calm since taking over after he struck a deal with the western countries two years ago to curb the country's ...
In a similar way, the US disappoints Turkish expectations in not responding positively to Turkey's request for the extradition of Sufi Muslim religious leader Fethullah Gulen, who they assert directed the coup attempt from his self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, PA.
Claire McCaskill said deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knew President Donald Trump was going to fire FBI Director James Comey before he wrote a memo recommending Trump do that. "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", Trump told television news anchors at a luncheon meeting at the White House.
The justice of the Nordic country reported that this Friday it will give more details about the closure of the investigation at a press conference. Mr Assange said the United Kingdom had refused to confirm or deny whether there is a warrant from the US for his extradition , insisting he is happy to talk to the US Justice Department .
According to the host president, those attending the meeting agreed that they will arouse worldwide cooperation on the development of the Belt and Road initiative, in which the challenges facing the world economy will be jointly discussed.
In their vigorous but so far faltering attempts to shift USA policy, Turkish officials have increasingly taken to blaming disagreements with the Trump administration over Syria on President Barack Obama and, specifically, holdovers from the Obama administration, including McGurk.
He feels the Founding Fathers' carefully constructed system is "under assault and is eroding". American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russian Federation, the U.S.'s former intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 USA election as well as possible ties with the Trump campaign.
The minister went on to borrow one of Trump's favourite campaign slogans, saying that a new relationship between the USA and the Arab world could "drain the swamps from which extremism and terrorism emanates". The first day saw the announcement of hundreds of billions of dollars in trade deals - welcome news for Trump as he faces mounting troubles at home linked with the probe into alleged Russian meddling during last year's election campaign.
Mr Comey's willingness to testify in an open session will likely alarm the White House, which has been struggling to contain the fallout from the sacking of one of America's highest profile officials. Now, he'll have the opportunity to talk not just about Russian Federation investigation, but why Trump fired him. "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
Mr Kushner is also a senior White House adviser and headed negotiations with Saudi counterparts led by deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the defence sale and Saudi investment plan. "Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia", Trump tweeted shortly after his arrival. Saudi Arabia is an unprecedented destination for an initial overseas trip by any US president.
US President Donald Trump has said he wants South Korea to pay for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system which detected Sunday's test launch. "Many more "Juche weapons" capable of striking the USA will be launched from this land". The U.S. Pacific Command said Sunday's test flight "is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile".
With 62 senators , including 20 Republicans, coming from states that expanded their Medicaid coverage under the PPACA, the House's American Health Care Act nearly certainly can't pass the Senate in its present form, the Times notes. The federal government has been paying the full cost of that health care . A large number of those with pre-existing conditions now get their insurance through the ACA.
USA intelligence officials have asked NBC News and other media organizations not to report the type of equipment, where it was stolen, and the name of the city where the intelligence was gathered, because doing so could harm US national security, they say.
Comey's decision to send the letter was praised at the time by President Donald Trump, whose aides initially used Rosenstein's memo accusing Comey of flouting Justice Department rules as justification for his dismissal. "It explicitly usurped the role of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the entire Department of Justice, " Rosenstein said of that public announcement.
Bruno Le Maire, who served under former center-right President Nicolas Sarkozy, has been named as Macron's economy minister. Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel became the Sports Minister. On his second full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron has met with the United Nations secretary-general for talks on global issues such as peace and security.
Mueller, a former federal prosecutor at the Justice Department, was confirmed as FBI director days before the September 11, 2001, attacks that would ultimately shape his tenure. "There was considerable frustration in the room", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the Armed Services Committee. "I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country", he continued.
The Minister of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, in a statement today from the WHO's regional office in Africa described "an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)" in Likati health district (Aketi, Bas-Uele province), in northern DRC.
News reports that Comey had written memos about his conversations with Trump since January have fueled that aspect of the probe. The news comes after Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks suggesting that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign, and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.
Luis Enrique could become the third Barcelona coach to win La Liga in three consecutive seasons, after Pep Guardiola (three between 2008 and 2011) and Johan Cruyff (four from 1991 to 1994). "It's not goodbye, but rather a "see you later". Gerard Pique missed the game at Las Palmas last weekend through illness and is a big doubt once again, while Javier Mascherano is sidelined after pulling a hamstring in the warm-up for that match.
Rojas told police after he was tackled following the mayhem in Times Square that police should have shot him to stop him and that he wanted to "kill them all", prosecutors said. Aubry said results of drug tests on Rojas were expected in the next few days. The carnage happened in a part of the city that has always been considered a possible terrorist target because of its large crowds, a concern that became elevated after the September 11 attacks and compounded by recent attacks in ...
Was he in position to stop the Derby victor? Jockey John Velazquez knew he was in trouble as the horses turned for home in the 1 3/16-mile race. It was the first time trainer Mark Casse had a horse finish better than fourth place in a Triple Crown race, but that was little consolation.