But earlier Friday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said indicated that Comey would testify, although she said it was up to the president whether he would invoke executive privilege . The president has the authority to block testimony by his current or former aides by invoking executive privilege. When Trump summarily dismissed FBI Director James Comey , the rumbling began anew - many critics alleged that Comey had only been fired to stymie any investigations into ties between ...
Scalise was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice. Thursday night's annual Congressional Ball Game drew record crowds and, despite an 11-2 rout by Democrats over Republicans, the GOP team took home the trophy as lawmakers dedicated the game to Scalise.
Warmbier's parents hadn't heard from or seen him since he was sentenced to 15 years in prison at hard labor in March 2016 for attempting to steal a propaganda poster at the end of a five-day tour in North Korea . According to the State Department, North Korea got urgently in touch with the United States at the United Nations on June 6 to say that Mr. Warmbier was in a coma and needed medical attention.
Griner, who was shot in the ankle, and Bailey, who suffered a minor injury, fired back at the gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old disgruntled home inspector from IL. Shortly after the shooting , Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign past year.
Kosciusko-Morizet, a former member of the French National Assembly who once served as former President Nicolas Sarkozy's official spokesman, was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital. She is now standing to re-enter parliament in Paris itself, following two-round elections which end on Sunday. NKM is in fact a conservative and was out campaigning for the Republicans party in upcoming parliamentary elections .
The Post , which has been leading coverage into investigators' interest in Kushner's interactions with Russian officials, previously reported that USA officials were aware that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told his Kremlin superiors that Kushner suggested establishing a secret channel between the Kremlin and Trump's transition team in December.
Trump, who has spoken against the Afghan war, has dubbed the 2001 invasion and following occupation of Afghanistan as "Obama's war", but now his administration is sending thousands of more troops to the war-torn country, signaling a policy shift.
Independence agitator in chief Alex Salmond, and the SNP's Westminster leader Angus Robertson were two of the high profile scalps to be claimed on election night. Edinburgh's call for a special deal to keep Scotland in the single market while the rest of the United Kingdom leaves the bloc has been repeatedly rejected by the British government .
Mike Crapo, one of the sponsors of the legislation, says, "Americans are concerned about Russia's behavior in the Ukraine and Syria and they are concerned about Russia's increased cyber intrusions". "Essentially, we would ask for the flexibility to turn the heat up when we need to, but also to ensure we have the ability to maintain a constructive dialogue ", Tillerson said.
In Seattle , hundreds of counter-protesters outnumbered the anti-Shria contingent. Local police officers closely controlled the demonstrators and issued a few warnings but there were no arrests. Sirens blared and police vehicles pulled to the scene as counter-protesters linked arms, standing side by side on the street. Hundreds of protesters gathered at the December 2 memorial near the intersection of Orange Show Road and Waterman Avenue Saturday to denounce Sharia Law.
President Trump plans to roll back some of President Obama's opening to Cuba on Friday while leaving other changes - including the embassy in Havana opened two years ago - intact. Polls suggest most Americans support the liberalized policy towards Cuba pushed by the Obama administration. Since then, travel to Cuba has steadily increased as Cuban-Americans and others who travel to Cuba.
The same basic scene was repeated in other cities throughout the country Saturday, with most confrontations happening as the protests ended. On the capitol steps, about 60 people carried flags and signs that said things including "No Sharia Law" as part of the "Harrisburg March Against Sharia ".
Then on Monday, Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy, a right-wing media executive, told "PBS NewsHour": "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Comey also suggested another factor in his termination was his declining to lift what Trump, during private phone conversations, described as the "cloud" of the Russian Federation probe hanging over his presidency that was making it hard for him to govern.
U.S. television network CNN on Wednesday fired comedian Kathy Griffin from its annual New Year's Eve coverage after she provoking outrage for being photographed holding up the prop depicting Trump's bloodied severed head. "The death threats are constant and they are detailed and they are serious and they are specific". "If you don't stand up, you get run over". I am not going to threaten him, I have no desire to harm him.
Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats through good policy, technology and human analysts. Having lost a majority in parliament , May needs the DUP's 10 lawmakers to win any kind of vote, including on the pieces of legislation needed to enact Britain's divorce from the EU.
Amid reports that US President Donald Trump was considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said that he - and not the President - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so.
The bullet that struck Scalise tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said . The congresswoman's wife, Jennifer, issued a statement Friday thankful for "the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received". "My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us", Trump said.
Cosby's lawyers have tried to poke holes in her story, citing differences between her courtroom testimony and the accounts she gave police and in a lawsuit in 2005. "You were not drugged and unconscious on March 16, 2004, right?" the attorney asked. Instead of telling her, she said he responded, "I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?" Constand said she was going to confront Cosby about the assault during an event he was hosting at his home for high school students.
The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said . It was confirmed by the White House that Mueller was among the candidates who Trump interviewed to replace Comey . The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice.
At Friday's announcement at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami (named after one of the leaders of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion), the U.S. President, reportedly pushed by past and potentially future Republican rival, Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio , undid a part of predecessor's legacy.
President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt" against him. The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. "I can go around them". As part of the widening probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election , senior intelligence officials, including Daniel Coats , director of national intelligence, and Adm.
Kinzinger praised the Capitol Police special agents who are being credited with stopping the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville. "The tone of politics in this country has gotten really, really bad", he said. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is uninjured after a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., where Republican Congress members were practicing for a coming Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, which was scheduled for Thursday.
One of the latest twists to the story links back to #Robert Mueller , the former FBI director who is now the special counsel to the investigation into Russian Federation. Any findings by the department's investigation would be referred to Congress, where lawmakers would determine whether to impeach the president. Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates.
According to the BBC, however, May's former leadership rival and newly-appointed Environment Secretary Michael Gove has dismissed calls for the government to change its Brexit stance. He said: "But it's not a good reaction now to think about what we need is economic sanctions". But like Alice In Wonderland , not all doors are the same.
The Apple HomePod has been positioned as a smart speaker first, but interestingly the HomePod bears a lot in common with both the Amazon Echo and the Google Home . Come for the nice speakers, stay for the home assistant. The Echo now only runs Alexa, Amazon's smart voice assistant. The two speakers also have other functionalities aside from playing music.
The United States agreed a $12-billion warplane sale to Qatar and began manoeuvres with its military Thursday, re-affirming support for the emirate in the throes of a diplomatic crisis with its neighbours. Soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said last week it was in "regular contact" with the 2022 World Cup organising committee of Qatar , after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates , along with Egypt, severed ties with Doha over ...
Qatari businesman Moutaz al-Khayyat said that the delivery of the beasts, which weigh up to 590kg each, will take as many as 60 Qatar Airways flights. "Experts and groups in Syria say Qatari finances have indirectly propped up militant groups..." "We still have no clue what is behind these measures", he said.
But Macron's score of 24 percent in the first round of the presidential race and Sunday's low turnout undermine "the illusion of Macron-mania", he said. If, as polls project, Macron and his fledgling party win a commanding majority in next week's second round, it will be another blow for the mainstream parties on the right and left which failed to get a candidate into the presidential run-off.
Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran on Wednesday were Iranian members of ISIS who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults. Iran and the United States cut diplomatic ties shortly after Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution and enmity to Washington has always been a rallying point for hardline supporters of Khamenei in Iran.
North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the US regards this as a " clear and present danger ", Mattis said in his speech at the forum. attack. The UN Security Council voted unanimously to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes to a UN sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tougher new sanctions that the United States was ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Thursday it would launch her policy programme next week, a sign of confidence she will strike a deal to stay in power after days of political uncertainty since losing her majority. "We want to see an administration set up again that will last and one that will last for all of the people of Northern Ireland", said Ms Foster outside Dublin's Government Buildings.
If he had the chance to meet Trump, Branson said he would tell the president that they are now both grandfathers. Trump's declaration last week prompted a series of corresponding announcements of new climate alliances and efforts nationally by state leaders and others determined to keep up US efforts overall against climate change.
Republicans and Democrats play one another in annual event, which raises funds for charity . But beyond that and a brief discussion of the hospital statement released Wednesday night, leadership did not give additional details on his condition or prognosis.
His family said they only found out about the illness last week and refuted the North Korean's explanation. "He has not spoken", Kanter said at a news conference. At a news conference earlier on Thursday, father Fred Warmbier said they are left with many questions and no answers. He hasn't spoken to the media since returning and US officials have referred most questions to Warmbier's family.
After James T. Hodgkinson allegedly opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday, authorities are searching for information to help them understand his motivations. His voice sounding emotional, Bost said the morning's event served to remind him of the importance of family. Police have not said if the attack was politically motivated, while at least one congressman leaving the practice described an encounter as he left the baseball practice, in which ...
We do not consider the United States as our enemy. Putin was speaking to journalists after his annual marathon phone-in with Russian citizens, during which he said that judging by the public's questions sent to the studio, government corruption is "not a priority".
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated H. E. Mr. Leo Varadkar on assuming office as Taoiseach of Ireland . "He represents a modern, diverse and inclusive Ireland and speaks for them like no other, an Ireland in which each person can fulfil their potential and live their dreams".
Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting . Representatives for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Scalise offered no updates on his condition on Thursday morning.
The risk is lower than when Scalise was brought in to the hospital, Sava noted, adding that he more confident and optimistic about the congressman's condition. A Democrat ally of Steve Scalise asked for better protection for himself and his fellow lawmakers a week before the House of Representatives Majority Whip was left fighting for his life after Wednesday's shooting at a Congressional baseball practice.
A spokesman for President Donald Trump's lawyer says a Washington Post report that the president is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice came from an "inexcusable and illegal" FBI leak. A spokesman for Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House committee, said Mueller will meet with members of the panel this week or next.