The next director will immediately be confronted with oversight of an FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, an inquiry the bureau's acting head, Andrew McCabe , has called "highly significant".
Under Senate rules, Republicans could still confirm an Federal Bureau of Investigation director with 51 votes. And the reactions continue to be partisan; 58 percent of Republicans approved of Trump's decision, while 66 percent of Democrats disapproved.
Either way, Spicer was dumbstruck by the news, just like the rest of us. But let's put that aside for one moment. Comey was abruptly ousted as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein interviewed eight candidates Saturday, including some who were not among the names distributed a day earlier by the White House.
In addition to the fact that several studies have found no evidence of mass voter fraud in the U.S., Gupta said there is "simply no way to take this commission seriously or to think that it is in any way independent, given that Kris Kobach has been named at the helm of it".
According to a document released Friday by Centre County District Attorney, Stacy Parks Miller, the brothers of Beta Theta Pi waited 12 hours before calling for medical help after Piazza fell 15 feet, head first, down a flight of basement stairs during a pledging ceremony.
And Trump has done little to quash speculation that Spicer's days in the White House are numbered, offering no reassurance for the press secretary in an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News on Saturday evening. The conversations intensified this week as the aftermath of the Comey firing pushed the White House from chaos into crisis. Schmidt wrote: "Instead, Mr.
That child was taken to the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Firefighters respond to an overturned bus on I-95 southbound, Monday, May 17, 2017 in Havre de Grace, Md. One woman was flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center's trauma center in Baltimore, but was still being triaged, the University of Maryland Medical System said in a statement.
And as a result of the pressure she received due to her political views and involvement, she felt pressured to leave. O'Dowd is also a board member at Lakeland Bank, where Avelanda was previously employed. The congressman became chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee this year. "Whether or not it breaks a criminal statute is one issue, but the very clear issue is that it appears that a member of Congress might be using his power to threaten someone's employment due to ...
So how - short of a time machine - can something that happened four days after Yates' conversation with McGahn be used as evidence of why the White House was right not to trust what Yates was saying about Flynn? Judging from Yates' testimony, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined in January that Moscow had a potential agent of influence inside the Oval Office: the national security adviser, retired Lt.
The suspect in the stabbing, 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. The man suspected of killing a woman and then carrying a severed head into an OR grocery store and stabbing a checkout clerk has been identified as 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb .
Military and civilian militia sources in the town of Banki, on the border with Cameroon, said the girls had left for Borno state capital Maiduguri on board six military helicopters at 6:10am. Some 113 young women are still missing, however, she said. He added: "This is good news to us". Aisha Yusuf, a "Bring Back Our Girls" campaigner, speaks on the release of the kidnapped Chibok School Girls at the unity fountain in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday, May 7, 2017 .
In a victory for voting rights advocates, the Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from North Carolina's Republican leaders and let stand a decision that struck down their 2013 law that added new restrictions on voting. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law and provisions of a civil rights law called the Voting Rights Act . The Richmond, Virginia-based court said the law was enacted with intentional bias against black voters.
Timothy Piazza (center) is pictured with his parents, Evelyn and James, at Hunterdon Central Regional High School football's Senior Night. The night Piazza fell, Rizzo told investigators he heard the sound and went to the top of the basement stairs.
Day Heyman, 54, a reporter with Public News Service , allegedly caused a disturbance by shouting questions at Price while the HHS secretary and Special Counsel to the President Kellyanne Conway visited the Charleston capitol building Tuesday afternoon.
Martin Truex Jr . has had a steady 2017 season thus far. Joey Logano will start second Saturday, and Martin Truex Junior third, while the drivers who failed to get through inspection will have to start at the back of the field based on points.
Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Monday night to get both personal and political. He said that President Trump fought hard to "ensure there was that extra layer of protection for anybody with a preexisting condition, no matter their stage in life".
Comedians and Trump critics who've used the president as the subject of a same-sex joke have drawn accusations of homophobia - most recently, Late Show host Stephen Colbert who alluded to the common Trump-as-Putin's-puppet criticism with a joke painting a close sexual relationship between the two world leaders.
Trump again tried to to dismiss the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible nefarious coordination between his campaign and Russian Federation. Sanders, the White House spokeswoman, said Trump had been considering letting Comey go since coming into office, while Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told a press briefing last week that the president "had confidence" in Comey.
President Donald Trump last night said the United States could do with a " good shutdown " of its government to fix the "mess" that had transpired in Washington . Mulvaney also acknowledged the funding won't allow the White House to build "new wall" - certainly not the massive concrete barriers Trump has so often promised his supporters - but unveiled the administration's plans to fix and replace existing fencing with a "see-through steel wall".
Instead of personal defenses, Trump came to Liberty's campus armed with a message of thanks for those evangelicals whose votes helped him prove the naysayers wrong in November - "Boy did you come out and vote", he said - and imparted on the graduates some tips for the future that could have come from Trump's own political playbook.
But the timing of Trump's decision raised questions as he remains frustrated by FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential campaign that ended with Trump's election, along with possible ties between Trump associates and the Russian government.
The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. Equality Texas , an LGBT advocacy group, said the bill goes about fixing things bass ackwards. When an athlete like Beggs is transitioning, he takes steroids.
Though Trump appeared to defend his team, saying that as an "active president", "perfect accuracy" would be too much to expect from his staff, he has apparently not been pleased with the results. Still, Priebus was among the tight circle of staffers Trump consulted about Comey's firing. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", President Donald Trump tweeted.
Trump said. The president said "the future belongs to the dreamers, not to the critics". Today was a great day for the University, its president Jerry Falwell Jr., and a great day for the legacy of my friend, mentor, and Liberty's founder, Dr.
Even though the Senate still has to act, Republicans now largely own a measure that would curtail, and in some cases take away completely, benefits Americans have embraced after seven years. So the chances 51 senators will embrace a bill that cuts rich people's taxes at the expense of middle-class cancer patients, special-needs students and workers covered by employer-subsidized health plans - all of whom face a loss of coverage, dramatic premium hikes or both under the House plan - are ...
The Trump administration had not indicated whether it would continue honoring the Paris Climate Agreement, an worldwide accord obligating participating countries into taking concrete steps to reduce their carbon emissions output. After the rally, the protesters marched behind a sign reading, "Welcome to the frontline of climate change", to the building where the Arctic Council welcoming celebration was being held.
In a detailed, at times emotional explanation of his actions, Comey laid out the sequence of events that he said led to his July 5 news conference, his October 28 letter to Congress and a follow-up letter three days before the election. The highest-ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said he thought the investigation was ready to move forward, though a hearing with former officials from the Obama administration, including Yates, is only now being ...
All along, Trump's spokesmen insisted that his decision was not shaped by his growing fury with the Russian Federation controversy, including the FBI investigation overseen by Comey into Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election and whether there had been any coordination with Trump associates.
In a nod to television's obsession with re-runs, the so-called swift end to O'Reilly's career at Fox News was preceded by a similar scandal involving Roger Ailes, the network's co-founder and then-chairman. "Sadly, Bill Shine resigned today", Murdoch said in the email. "Shine has been with FOX News since its inception over 20 years ago". "We will all miss him".
About 280,000 Mormon boys ages 8 to 13 will remain in the Scouts while the church develops its program, the Mormons said. Church Spokesman Doug Anderson said the decision was based on the inability of teen Scouting programs to appeal to older members who achieved top ranks and merit badges early.
Ivanka Trump has said she'll focus partially on climate change in her White House role, and helped set up a meeting during the transition period between her father and former Vice President Al Gore, an outspoken climate activist. However, fears loom large that if the world's number two carbon polluter, the United States, pulls out, it will throw the pact into disarray. Delegation head Trigg Talley, who represented the USA under Obama, declined to answer questions on the team's new brief.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump must immediately provide Congress with any tapes and warned that destroying existing tapes would violate the law. "Well, that I can't talk about", Trump said Thursday in an interview with Fox News. "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is risky", Durbin told MSNBC , the cable news channel.
Trump about potentially heading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports from ABC News and the Associated Press. An online petition calling for Mr. "This is our graduation", the petition stated. In an interview Friday, she said she had no desire to censor Cornyn, but rather to represent the values of the school.
He is standing in for ousted director James Comey , who was sacked by President Donald Trump this past week. "We'll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move". The Justice Department has said Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein , were involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general.
Holbrook said in a statement to reporters he was on "high alert" due to the recent issues between the two teams: "Just given the situation and the tension between the two clubs and all the stuff that's gone on over the past few weeks, we're all on high alert with anything".
Commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the impending offensive in Tabqa, which the alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters captured from ISIL on Wednesday along with the nearby dam. "We hope the new USA administration will not repeat the mistakes of the old administration on both the FETO issue and the fight against Daesh in Syria", Yildirim said.
But she, nor anyone else in the White House, has provided any evidence that shows the White House sought and received reliable data about the Bureau before President Donald Trump chose to fire him. But according to sources close to the White House, being the administration's top spokesperson is a job no one is excited to fill. Spicer isn't handling the daily press briefings from Wednesday to Friday while he is fulfilling his Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon, which the White House says was ...
At issue before state Judge Kern Reese on Wednesday was whether the city owns the monument honoring Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. "Three weeks ago we began the process of removing statues erected to honor the 'Lost Cause of the Confederacy, '" Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) said .
First of all, you have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair". "So, everybody was thinking they should've won the election". He wanted to stay on as the Federal Bureau of Investigation head. "We had a very nice dinner". Mr Schumer said: "Over the last three decades of your career at the Department of Justice , you have developed a reputation for integrity and impartiality".
Yet city officials and first responders spoke against the bill Wednesday morning, prompting Bonnen to repeatedly interrupt and challenge them. The bill's opponents didn't fall for that concern-trolling spin. "It's time to go home", said Hinojosa. The house must still take a final vote before a final bill can be sent to the to the Governor. In the end, though, common sense and, no doubt, intense political pressure, resulted in the compromise bill that is expected to raise roughly $630 ...