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Author: 0 Senate panel chairman: Flynn won't honor subpoena

Comey apparently kept memos of his interactions with top officials and he reportedly wrote that during a conversation with Trump in February, the president said of the Flynn investigation, " I hope you can let this go ." . Flynn's attorneys had said in the past that he might not turn over requested documents. The relevant statute, 2 U.S.C. § 194, directs the President of the Senate (Vice President Mike Pence or, in his absence, president pro tempore Orrin Hatch) to certify the contempt ...

Author: 0 President Trump Addresses Graduates at Liberty University

Liberty's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., was an avid supporter of Trump throughout the 2016 election. Trump kept to a largely upbeat message during the roughly 30-minute speech , never mentioning his stunning decision this past week to remove James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Author: 0 White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

John Cornyn, R-Texas, have said they are not interested in the job. Lieberman served in the Senate for more than two decades and was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 with then-Vice President Al Gore. "I'm not going to give any other comment on that". The firing also came as Comey was leading investigations into allegations that the Trump campaign and transition team had inappropriate contacts with Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Comey Hid Among White House Curtains to Avoid Trump

Given that Comey reportedly made a habit of taking notes, the committee also asked the FBI for any notes Comey took from interactions with former President Barack Obama, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, regarding the Clinton email investigation or Trump associates' alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Global Second Labour council group barred from Tory coalition deal
Author: 0 Second Labour council group barred from Tory coalition deal

The terms of the coalition deal proposed were rejected, she said, because the SEC "didn't believe there was enough evidence in the proposal put forward that there would be no compulsory redundancies and there would be no end to austerity". "There are a few SNP politicians who have called him out, but [many] have actively encouraged him along". "She really is lost". Scottish Labour will publish its own manifesto next week.

Author: 0 Explaining the mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says his panel has not received a response from Michael Flynn's lawyer - correcting his earlier statement that Flynn would not comply with a subpoena. The selection of Mueller, a taciturn former federal prosecutor who led the FBI through the September 11 attacks, received bipartisan embrace. He was appointed under a rarely used statute that requires him to report the findings of his investigation to Rosenstein in a confidential report.

Global WH Pushes Back On Report Flynn Told Transition He Was Under Investigation
Author: 0 WH Pushes Back On Report Flynn Told Transition He Was Under Investigation

Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just 24 days , is at the center of a sprawling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. In the days after his resignation, Flynn's lawyer floated the idea that he would meet with Senate investigators in exchange for an offer of immunity, but political leaders called that idea premature.

Author: 0 McDonnell urges Labour supporters not to believe opinion polls

Ms Dugdale, the party's leader in Scotland, said she defined success as "winning the election". Gideon Skinner, head of political polling at Ipsos MORI, said: " Labour shouldn't get too carried away by the rise they see in the polls ". "He's got now just under four weeks to try to see if you can break through that image and it's going to be a very, very hard task.whether that breakthrough can happen, we'll wait and see".

Global Author: Trump Pressured Flynn to Be National Security Adviser
Author: 0 Author: Trump Pressured Flynn to Be National Security Adviser

Former US national security adviser, Michael Flynn, reportedly blocked a military plan against the Islamic State that was opposed by Turkey just days before President Trump was sworn in. McGinley now works in the White House as Cabinet secretary and deputy assistant to the president. Flynn hired a lawyer a few weeks later. Kelner then followed up with another call to the Trump transition's legal team.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released from U.S. military prison

Minutes later, she tweeted a photo of her feet in tennis shoes, with the caption: "First steps of freedom!" Ms Manning, then Bradley, was apprehended in Baghdad by USA officials in 2010 and spent over 1,200 days in military custody which were removed from her sentence upon her conviction in 2013.

Author: 0 Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

In an interview with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House. The FBI has never had a female director. Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and GOP Sen. The president has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when he sent shockwaves around the world by removing the head of the agency that is investigating Trump's links to the Kremlin.

Author: 0 Impeachment: Donald Trump's worst nightmare?

Donald Trump, the most-unlikely and least-liked president in the history of the United States, had barely celebrated his first 100 days when calls for his impeachment started flying faster than Anthony Weiner dick pics at a Girl Scout cookout.

Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ verdict today

Pakistan's two crucial arguments didn't work at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against an Indian appeal to save Kulbhushan Jadhav, an alleged spy sentenced to death. Swaraj said, "We are grateful to Harish Salve for presenting India's case so effectively before ICJ". "It [the court] considers that the mere fact that Mr.

Author: 0 Iran imposes sanctions on nine United States firms, individuals

Trump administration officials say the White House is carrying out a comprehensive review of USA policy on Iran , which is focused on what officials consider Tehran's expanding influence in the region. While Rouhani will be able to point to the Trump administration's granting of continued sanctions relief as a victory of the nuclear deal that was achieved on his watch, such grandstanding may have lost the effect that it once had.

Author: 0 Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

Police said an 18-year-old woman was killed and her 13-year-old sister was injured and taken to the hospital. The vehicle only stopped after colliding with a pole, at which point it caught fire. Navy records show that in 2013 he spent two months at a naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina. They don't indicate why. They said Rojas, a former US Navy veteran, has a record of drink-driving and is now being tested for alcohol and drugs.

Global Budget 2017: $75b plan to create more than 60000 jobs
Author: 0 Budget 2017: $75b plan to create more than 60000 jobs

But the budget forecast a A$7.4 billion surplus in 2020-21, an improvement on A$1.08 billion at the mid-year review. Instead it seriously antagonised a Treasurer looking for a swift, neat, way to sweep billions off his budget deficit. That was slightly weaker than the Reserve Bank of Australia's estimates of 2.75-3.75 by mid-2018 through to June 2019. Mr Morrison last night argued "quite a top up" was needed to sustain the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which could have a $55.7 ...

Author: 0 US slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

At least 44 people have died in six weeks of unrest, which has also been fueled by anger over food shortages and soaring inflation. Meanwhile, the USA warned at the United Nations that Venezuela's crisis was worsening and could escalate into a civil conflict.

Global US exits hockey world champions with 2-0 loss
Author: 0 US exits hockey world champions with 2-0 loss

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more. Finland opened the scoring against the United States with a power-play goal at the start of the second period, with Mikko Rantanen scoring his third of the competition.

Global Paul Nuttall lacks the personal touch in the leaders' debate
Author: 0 Paul Nuttall lacks the personal touch in the leaders' debate

The Ukip leader apologised, saying: "It's my fault". Ms Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, accused Theresa May of pursing "a hard, extreme Brexit". "She thinks she owns our country, owns our future and owns our children's future". Mr Nuttall, meanwhile, presented Ukip as the defender of ordinary people, enacting immigration cuts and lowering the cost of foreign aid.

Global Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections
Author: 0 Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections

President Hassan Rouhani visited the site on Sunday, when angry coal miners kicked and beat his vehicle in protest. Rescue workers carry the body of a coal miner after he was pulled out from a mine in Azadshahr, in northern Iran, following an explosion leaving dozens of miners trapped on May 4, 2017.

Author: 0 North Korea's detention of USA citizen 'concerning': White House

Here are the latest updates on the standoff between Kim Jong-un's regime and Donald Trump's administration. "If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it", Trump said in a Bloomberg interview earlier this month.

Author: 0 ACLU Files to Get Comey's Memo on Trump Conversation

U.S. President Donald Trump's sharing of highly classified intelligence with Russian Federation could cause a problem with efforts to seek cooperation from allies in dealing with North Korea, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

Global Senate Intelligence Committee asks for all memos of Trump interactions with Comey
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee asks for all memos of Trump interactions with Comey

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. They asked the White House to turn over 'records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings'. Rep. Al Geen, D-Texas, called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor Wednesday morning. Republicans, meanwhile, have continued asking questions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server past year.

Global United States airstrike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria
Author: 0 United States airstrike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

There was no immediate response from the US -led coalition following the reports. The coalition hit the pro-Syrian government forces after warning shots, a show of force and apparent Russian attempts failed to dissuade those troops from moving into the "de-conflicted area", a coalition statement said.

Global Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
Author: 0 Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

Alpha Balde, who works in the square selling sightseeing tour tickets, said he and Bradix jumped on top of Rojas and held him until police took over. A vehicle has plowed into pedestrians in Times Square in New York City killing one and injuring at least 22 other people in an incident reminiscent of recent terrorist attacks in Europe, which, however, is not treated as such by the investigators for the time being.

Global US NSA OKs Trump to share info with Russian Federation
Author: 0 US NSA OKs Trump to share info with Russian Federation

After he spoke with the Russians, Trump was informed that he had broken protocol and White House officials placed calls to the National Security Agency and the CIA looking to minimize any damage. "I was in the room, it didn't happen". Rather, he said it was the "premise" of the article that was false. Trump hit back on Twitter early Tuesday, claiming the " absolute right " to share " facts " with Russian Federation.

Global No report yet of 'WannaCry' ransomware hit on Indian network: CERT
Author: 0 No report yet of 'WannaCry' ransomware hit on Indian network: CERT

The fact that news reports widely cited Windows XP-powered PCs as instrumental in the worm-like spread of WannaCrypt - including in the NHS' networks - was nearly certainly a factor in Microsoft's decision. If your company uses an older Windows network system no longer supported by Microsoft, you may not have been prompted to download security updates , but they're available from Microsoft's site.

Author: 0 Iran to elect its new president on May 19

REZA SAYAH: Rouhani's government signed the historic nuclear deal with the US and other world powers in 2015, the first agreement involving Washington and Tehran since Iran's 1979 revolution. Authorities say the number of eligible voters in the Friday elections stands at more than 56,400,000. The Supreme Leader - now an ultra-conservative cleric named Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - helps appoint the Guardian Council, an unelected panel of conservatives that decides who gets to run for president ...

Global France's new president meets UN chief
Author: 0 France's new president meets UN chief

Philippe and Macron chose experienced politicians from the left, the center and the right for the main positions. Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian (John-Eve Le DREE-on) was named foreign minister and prominent centrist Francois Bayrou (Frans-WA Bey-ROO) as justice minister.

Global Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia
Author: 0 Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia

His extremely lengthy rap sheet includes a 1995 conviction for negligent homicide, robbery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a controlled substance. And, as News.com.au reports, this happens to be the same day that United States police assert that the teen landed in Los Angeles International Airport (she is reported to have been met there by Price in a rented vehicle, with the pair then driving more than 12,000km to New ...

Author: 0 UK Election 2017: Labour to Raise Income Tax to 67.5%

Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke called the manifesto a "shambles" and said the plans weren't worth the risk to the economy. "I am very proud that we have a party that is diverse, that is inclusive, that is pluralistic and this manifesto is a product of that process".

Author: 0 Israel awaits Trump's landmark visit with rising anxiety over goals

Trump said in a speech to the American Israeli Political Action Committee conference in March 2016 that he would move the USA embassy to Jerusalem, calling it "the eternal capital of the Jewish people". Also, US representatives in Jerusalem reportedly angered the Israelis by turning down a request to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tag along.

Global Japan, New Zealand to work together to revive TPP
Author: 0 Japan, New Zealand to work together to revive TPP

Shinzo Abe wants to step up and take up where Barack Obama left off as boss of the TPP. Earlier this week, China hosted a two-day "One Belt, One Road", global forum, a program under which Beijing is trying to widen its economic influence in Europe and Africa.

Global Car Drives Into Crowd in Times Square
Author: 0 Car Drives Into Crowd in Times Square

Witnesses said the driver appeared to intentionally drive into a group of people, but police are still investigating the motive. Rojas, 26, is a Bronx resident, US citizen and Navy veteran, the mayor said. Sources said he punched a police officer as they took him into custody. A witness told Reuters about seeing "one person was covered with a bloodstained blanket after the collision".

Author: 0 Can Rouhani Pull Off a Win in Iran?

Iran's presidential election is seen as a referendum on Hassan Rouhani's outreach to Western nations and the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which lifted crippling global sanctions. The nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers ended a decadeslong crisis that removed sanctions on almost 80 million Iranians and potentially averted another military confrontation in the Middle East involving the United States.

Global Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony
Author: 0 Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony

The lynch mob insisted on dragging Officer Betty Shelby in front of a jury for shooting Terrence Crutcher, a thug on PCP who was reported firing a gun. Shelby maintained Crutcher did not listen to her commands to get on his knees; she said she shot him out of fear for her safety. A lawyer for Shelby said the officer was "elated" that the jury found her not guilty.

Author: 0 Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Rosenstein was thrust into the spotlight last week when a memo he wrote was initially cited by the Trump administration as the rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the FBI's investigation of Trump-Russia contacts. Trump has denied any collusion with the Russian government and no evidence has been publicly presented to show such collusion. Welcome to Trump Today, a one-stop entry point for the latest news on the 45th president of the United States.

Author: 0 Comey Memo Has Trump White House in Tailspin

The central question is whether Trump's reported conversation and statements to Comey constitute an obstruction of justice. The Republican leader faces allegations he asked his FBI director James Comey to halt a probe of a senior former advisor, and dismissed Comey in a bid to curb an investigation into his campaign team's possible collusion with Russian Federation.

Global Chinese Investment in exchange of EB-5 Visas
Author: 0 Chinese Investment in exchange of EB-5 Visas

Attendees were reassured by a United States lawyer that despite his tough talk on immigration, Trump himself was a key decision-maker for EB-5 policy and was unlikely to make any changes to it in the near future - making it a safe path to U.S.

Author: 0 US, Europe swap air security information at laptop ban talks

Meanwhile, "trusted traveller programmes" could be used to identify high-risk passengers . The ban proposal is now set to be extended to Europe in some manner, a move that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said would cost more than $1 billion to implement and be a logistical nightmare to adhere to for airlines.

Author: 0 Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

King, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee with Maine Republican Sen. From having Russians kicking it in The White House to passing classified secrets to said Russians to James Comey having receipts, Donald Trump is in the midst of deep struggle.

Global Free at last! Boko Haram releases 83 kidnapped schoolgirls
Author: 0 Free at last! Boko Haram releases 83 kidnapped schoolgirls

Some parents did not live long enough to see their daughters released, underscoring the tragedy of the three-year saga. Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls were released from Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday, according to Nigerian officials, a major development in the case of the Islamist group's most famous victims, the teenagers whose kidnapping inspired the #BringBackOurGirls movement.

Author: 0 Trump calls naming of special counsel a 'witch hunt'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented "witch hunt" that "hurts our country terribly". With the new special prosecutor, working completely independently of the Department of Justice, the investigation could take a turn or expand to include more individuals, just as it could wrap up quickly.

Global United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch
Author: 0 United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

If launched at a normal trajectory, officials believe it could reach US military bases in Guam. DPRK are the initials of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. That suggests a range of 4,500 kilometres (2,800 miles) or more if flown for maximum distance, analysts said. "This is a very uncomfortable development for the United States", said Lee Illwoo, a Seoul-based commentator on military issues.

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