Yates' Senate testimony, like the testimony of FBI Director James Comey, made it clear that the need for a full and independent investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation, and its subsequent attempts to cover up those ties, is an urgent matter of national security.
Clapper qualified his earlier statement that he knew of no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - a point House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has used to exculpate Trump.
Clapper repeated that assertion Monday, although he was unaware of an FBI investigation into the matter. But she noted that "you should not draw from that an assumption that that means that the answer is yes".
Yates testified that she reached out to and met with White House Counsel Donald McGahn about Flynn, who was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. If Yates was a partisan actor hostile to Trump, why should the White House have been expected to take her advice about presidential appointments seriously? Billingslea knew Flynn would be speaking to Kislyak, according to two former Obama administration officials, and seemed concerned Flynn did not fully understand he was dealing with a man rumored to have ties to Russian intelligence agencies. What was of most interest to the senators was information regarding Trump's former national security advisor Gen.
"Why did the president wait 18 days to fire Mike Flynn after the White House was informed of his conduct and warned that he was a potential target for Russian blackmail?" asked Kaitlan Collins of The Daily Caller.
Pence said in January that Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling.
Her warning, of course, was on point - as we know, since Trump finally fired Flynn.
Meanwhile, the USA administration fiercely denied Trump's contested travel ban deliberately single out Muslims during an appeals court hearing Monday - despite the president's campaign call for a blanket Muslim ban. "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer-funded charade end?" he fumed in one post, while in another, he targeted Ms Yates - claiming she had "said nothing but old news!" after earlier assailing her for allegedly leaking classified information.
Now there are calls among Democrats in her home state of Georgia for Yates to become a candidate, possibly for governor next year.
Spicer's attacks came a day after Yates told the Senate subcommittee that she warned the White House that Flynn, also fired by the Obama administration, had misrepresented his contacts with Russian officials and was potentially susceptible to blackmail by Moscow.
But here, too, Yates' correctness is borne by the president's actions.
Yates' testimony returned the spotlight to the simmering controversy over Russia's meddling in last year's United States election.
He indicated Trump has not accepted her finding that Flynn may have been compromised, calling it "a little premature".
Ross said a deal for coal exports to China wasn't likely, given the far shipping distances. -China trade agreement. China is the third largest LNG importer, behind Japan and South Korea, bringing in 26.06 million tonnes in 2016.
That's pushing up inflation, which is now 2.3 per cent annually, within the central bank's goal of about 2 per cent. This could imply the BoE will raise rates for the first time since 2007 just as Britain leaves the EU.
Andrew Cuomo said such cuts would reduce support for hospitals, nursing homes and 7 million New Yorkers who rely on the program. The promise of protecting people with pre-existing conditions was at the epicenter of Trump's own campaign stump speeches.
On Friday, May 5th, 2017 the Supreme Court of New Delhi took its final judgment in Nirbhaya gangrape-cum-murder case. Now the convicts have the chance to file review and the curative plea against the verdict.
On Tuesday night, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in what sources told CNN was partly a direct response to the investigation. Later, however, they said that Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless. "That's the problem with the Russians - they lie".
Our record stands comparison to anybody against Arsenal . "I wish we found that before", he said of Arsenal's recent revival. Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny is a slight doubt with a knock, while Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.
A nice change from that furrowed brow and flickering doubt that so often danced in his eyes during his recent slump. He conceded only two break opportunities to Djokovic, who converted one early in the second set.
In Game 6 a year ago, Washington fell into an early 3-0 hole before rallying to force overtime, in which the team ultimately lost. Sullivan switched around his lines for the game, moving Jake Guentzel down to the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust.
Since his election victory, Trump has said multiple times that "millions" of undocumented immigrants voted in November's election. Nor does it spell out what type of cyberattack would constitute an "act of war" or what response the attack would invite.
Trump also reiterated the claim that the Russian Federation story is fabricated in a separate Tweet Friday. Here is a timeline of explanations provided by the White House and the President since Tuesday.
Traditional grocery stores were offering organic choices, but not almost as well-stocked as Whole Foods Market is. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 66,109 shares in the company, valued at $2,011,035.78.
Hunnam has what it takes to become a major movie star and I think this movie proves it, but nearly no one else agrees with me. Below, watch the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword featurette on Vortigern ( Jude Law ).
Caitlyn plummets in baby name popularity
The Social Security Administration's website provides lists of the top 1,000 baby names for each year, dating to 1880. Say hello once again to Noah and Emma, who made the top of the baby names list for the third year in a row.
Halep reaches Madrid semis, to face Sevastova
The Frenchwoman will take on the reigning champion after overcoming world number nine Kuznetsova 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Friday. Halep will play Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who defeated Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-3.
Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity
The founder of BabynameWizard.com, Laura Wattenberg, said: "It was inevitable". " Caitlyn was already falling in popularity. This remark resulted in the 83-year-old reminding Jenner that she's still a sexual viable person.
Trump reassures Abbas at the White House
The status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "But we need two willing parties". Trump sparked global criticism at the time when he appeared to back away from supporting a two-state solution.
San Antonio soundly eliminate Houston Rockets
San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field, compiled a 60-37 rebounding advantage and limited Houston to 28 percent shooting. After an MVP caliber regular season, Harden took a bit of a step back during the Rockets playoff 11-game playoff run.
Brazilian stars as Juventus reaches Euro final
It will be the ninth time Juventus, runners-up to Barcelona in 2015, have contested the final of Europe's elite club competition. It is his second European final duty, after handling Sevilla's 2014 Europa League title win over Benfica in a penalty shootout.
No One Wants To See 'Snatched' With Amy Schumer
Emily points out she could still be tortured and just forced to write stuff down, but Ruth chooses to ignore this observation. Of course they manage a rather implausible escape and have to work their way through the Amazon to get help at a US embassy.
China says it has successfully tested new type of missile
China and Russian Federation openly protested at the United States deploying the THAAD, accusing them of using it to spy on them. Military analysts said the "rare high-profile announcement of the missile tests" was a response to the THAAD deployment.
Republicans praise debt cuts in revised budget
However, he said he believed the university's salaries were too high and that changes in remuneration should be made. He's also wants to reverse a proposed $500 million cut for low-income childcare that he sought in January.