Trump has called the investigation of his presidential campaign's ties with Russian Federation a "witch hunt".
WASHINGTON ― A pair of bombshell reports on Friday threaten to overshadow President Donald Trump's first overseas trip and further embroil his administration and presidency in scandal. "I am surprised he will do so given the fact we now have a Special Counsel who will likely be investigating matters related to their conversations".
Comey has been at the center of a series of damaging leaks from the White House since he was sacked on May 9, including reports that Trumpasked him to drop an investigation of Russia's ties with former White House aide Michael Flynn during Trump's first weeks in office.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Richard Burr, said he hoped the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony would "clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media".
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer didn't deny the comments, but said, "The president has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues..."
The White House initially attributed the firing to Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, while Democrats and the press suspected an effort to disrupt the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. That was two days after Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations'.
Trump made the remarks to reporters in the Oval Office with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger after a closed meeting with Russia's foreign minister.
Trump has come under fire for firing FBI Director James Comey, a decision which he has attributed in part to the way that the FBI handled the Russian Federation probe.
As the investigation has progressed, the public has remained clued in because of a heavy focus on the matter by The New York Times and The Washington Post, often relying on anonymous sources. "I certainly want former Director Comey to be able to tell his side of the story in regards to President Trump".
The paper said the comments came from the White House's written account of the Oval Office meeting.
The Times said the quotes were read to them by one American official and a second official confirmed what it called broad outlines of the discussion.
Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, Trump said no - and then added of the lingering allegations and questions: "I think it's totally ridiculous".
In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", said Trump.
The director had some hope that, over time, he could effectively point out the appropriate procedures and guidelines to both Trump and the White House staff about how the process of communications normally works.
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According to the company, the new band colors have been "inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk". Apple and Nike have a rich history of coming together and collaborating on various products.
Catering services for the prestigious train will be managed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Tejas Express will soon be pressed into service on the Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Lucknow routes as well.
The cyber security expert said that it was a less likely scenario for the attack to create chaos by spreading WannaCry . Those tools have evolved, but are what researchers call "variants" of the same tools used in the other attacks.
He stressed that the US only conveys messages publicly and will not hold dialogue with the North out of public view. The above given information was reportedly attested when North Korea's state media confirmed the estimates.
The images also show Microsoft sticking with USB 3.0 with the new Surface Pro , eschewing USB-C connections. The latter two are probably going to be sold as optional accessories in black, blue, red and silver colors.
Sixty-four people are still hospitalized, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. France, which has repeatedly been hit by devastating militant attacks since 2015, extended emergency powers.
Later on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News that North Korea nuclear testing was "disappointing, disturbing". South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew across the demilitarised zone from North Korea .
It is far below cuts from OPEC at a time when demand is likely to keep growing strong, said Justin Jenkins, analyst at the firm. Non-OPEC nations Oman and Mexico also confirmed their support for prolonging the curbs through the first quarter of 2018.
MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies will develop for Memorial Day Monday, with a high temperature of 79 degrees. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except for higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
The Chinese finance ministry claimed Moody's had painted an inaccurate picture of the country's financial outlook. The downgrade adds to warnings about China's reliance on credit to propel growth after the 2008 global crisis.
Trump Voters Lean to Russia as Ally Over Others
More than two thirds, 68 percent, said that Russian interference in the election is "very important" or "somewhat important". According to the survey, the president's job approval rating declined to 45 percent now from 49 percent in March.
Cooler with occasional rain and a t-storm on Thursday
As I mentioned Memorial Day has the best chance (60%) for widespread showers and storms which could interrupt your holiday plans. Highs will pick up Tuesday , with high 60s to low 70s expected through Friday , when we should also see a gradual clearing.
China to address implementation of Paris Agreement
Taking into account the economic benefits of avoiding climate change impacts such as flooding, that number goes up to nearly . And the world's most vulnerable countries reminded us that no country can be "great" without increased climate action.
NFL To (Finally) Loosen Celebration Penalties
Now the interesting part will be whether owners - a group which skews rather older than players - are willing to go along. May 23, 2017Prolonged acts, miming weapons, offensive gestures, sexually suggestive stuff still expected to be banned.
Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead
Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin played in his 141st postseason game, surpassing Jaromir Jagr for the most in franchise history. The defenseman who scored just once during the regular season zipped home his second in two games 8:14 into the first.