CNN's source added that it's still unclear whether Trump's attempts to influence Comey amounted to obstruction of justice. A Washington Post report , citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election.
The Lib Dems' pro-EU stance helped the party gain its ninth MP in the 650-seat parliament in a December by-election, beating the eurosceptic Conservative candidate by running a strongly anti-Brexit campaign. Sitting a distant third place in opinion polls ahead of the June 8 vote, the Lib Dems are styling themselves as the party of the 48 percent who voted a year ago to remain in the European Union.
The tram driver was photographed lying next to tram with a defibrillator after reportedly complaining of chest pain but his condition is unknown. The tram , although derailed, appears to have suffered only minor superficial damage to its doors and windows.
It is not in any way a verdict or finding of criminality in and of itself. Per Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, the House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach or make formal charges against an elected official.
Others, like Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, have merely mentioned the possibility, with Gabbard saying last month that she was studying the impeachment process. After Johnson, the House did not launch impeachment proceedings against another president for more than 100 years. Andrew Johnson - After the American civil war, President Johnson clashed with the Republican-controlled Congress on how to reconstruct the South.
On May 1, President Nicolas Maduro called for a new Constitution as a way to overcome the political crisis, and pushed for forming a constituent assembly to draft the document. On Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council held a closed-door session over the deteriorating situation in Venezuela at the request of the United States.
The hearing will occur after Memorial Day, committee leaders said on Friday evening. Since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to take over the federal probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, the congressional investigations are likely to be largely frozen while newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller does his work.
Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz - who earlier announced he would not seek re-election in 2018 - has made a decision to end his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives before his current term is up. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the panel, has repeatedly clashed with Chaffetz during several investigations, but told CNN that he was "going to miss him" and that he brought a "breath of fresh air" to the committee after it went through some tumultuous times under prior Republican ...
Trump's comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey in an NBC News interview Thursday flatly contradicted the accounts provided earlier by White House officials, including Vice President Pence, exposing their explanations as misleading and in some cases false.
She said she will personally make any comment on Congress if any was needed", a member of the state cabinet who was present at the meeting told HT. It is learnt that she is likely to accompany him back to Kolkata on Thursday as the President heads to West Bengal on a two-day visit.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday that Israel would continue to build in " our capital" Jerusalem , declaring his country's unquestionable sovereignty over the entirety of the city, including east Jerusalem and its holy sites such as the Western Wall and Temple Mount.
Stunning. Trump to Coast Guard grads: "Life is not always fair..." PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. In rambling remarks at the military branch's commencement Wednesday, Trump , following weeks negative coverage of his own making, said "no politician in history ...
Trump fired Comey amid an ongoing investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russians, an allegation the president has repeatedly denied. McMaster also said in Sunday's interview that the central objective of Trump's conversation with Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to Washington was to confront Russian Federation on areas where the United States considers them disruptive, such as Syria.
During the hearing, the counsel, Mr Das, argued that Sudip's bail plea should be considered by the high court, as he was an elderly person and keeping unwell these days. Among other conditions, the MP has been asked to submit his passport in the trial court and cooperate with the investigating officer (IO) as and when required.
Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. "A vote for me and my team is a vote for strong and stable leadership. Strengthen my hand as I fight to strengthen our Union". "Education might be a devolved matter but I still care very deeply about the life chances of Scottish children". "That is because of a simple truth".
Ghasemi has said Iran would retaliate by adding nine United States individuals and companies to its own sanctions list, accusing them of "clear violations of human rights" in relation to their support for Israel or "terrorist groups" in the Middle East.
The U.S. response included summoning the Turkish ambassador to the State Department Wednesday, where he met with Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon, the acting Deputy Secretary. Senator John McCain on Thursday called for the envoy to be expelled. It is interesting that while Erdoğan and Trump were meeting at the White House, an American administration official was briefing the militant Kurds in northern Syria, assuring them that "this is not a sellout".
Macron also promised French troops: "I won't risk your lives for nothing. but my determination when in action will be total". He added that Germany and other European countries can do more to help. Most of the West African extremist groups France is fighting trace their origins to al Qaida's North Africa branch. More than 332 people were killed in 385 attacks in 2016, including 207 civilians in the north and center of Mali, the NGO said.
France's United Kingdom ambassador, Sylvie Bermann added Mr Macron wants the "reconstruction of Europe" and will work alongside Germany to achieve that. However for this to work, Macron would have to make domestically hard changes to France's labor costs and taxes, now among the highest in Europe. He intends to press for the creation of a parliament and budget for the eurozone which would see Germany, the zone's richest member, contribute funds to support economic growth in weaker nations.
Cloud Computing, who went off at 13-1 odds compared for 2-1 for Classic Empire, was only the second horse in modern Preakness history to win with three or fewer prior starts. "We have some exciting young horses coming up through the ranks and some 3-year-olds getting ready to come back to the track", de Meric said. Castellano, who will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this summer, said the victory held great meaning for his family.
A Jammu and Kashmir Policeman decamped with four self-loading rifles and ammunition from a Food Cooperation of India godown in Budgam. Shah had on Saturday fled with four rifles which included his own weapon. But this is not the first incident of a constable fleeing to join militant ranks. In March 2015, Naseer Ahmad Pandit, a policeman from Pulwama, also joined Hizbul after fleeing with two rifles.
Donald Trump's first foreign trip has become mired in more damaging domestic accusations, with claims he told Russian officials the dismissal of "real nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey had eased "great pressure" on him.
And he said that it had been necessary to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland. "And it's the British people who will pay for this for generations". Replacing Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader would not improve Labour's chances in the general election, according to a new poll which shows Labour's support surging in the final weeks of the campaign.
More than 41.2 million people voted out of 56 million who were eligible to do so. The two other candidates left in the race, Mostafa Mirsalim, a former culture minister, and Mostafa Hashemitaba, a pro-reform figure who previously ran for president in 2001, respectively netted 478,000 and 215,000 votes each.
The creation of a fund that solicits donations from such countries and is championed by Trump's daughter, one of Trump's closest advisers, could open the President up to charges of hypocrisy, saying that the concept is not dissimilar to the Clinton Foundation, which he roundly criticized as a candidate.
Aberg was eventually removed from the Predators bench to undergo protocol. A moment before he scored the biggest goal of his life, Aberg was upended during a scramble. We'll get ourselves ready. Johansen led the Predators with 13 points in 14 playoff games and has tweeted a couple photos of himself from his hospital bed.
The Committee will schedule the open hearing after Memorial Day. The New York Times cited an unnamed USA official as its source for receiving the comments, which had been taken down in notes summarizing the meeting. "I also expect that director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election", he said.
Not only did Cher prove that she's experimented with auto-tune before it was a thing but she also danced with her crew of backup dancers. She then had a quick costume and wig change to sport the iconic black sheer and leather outfit from the 1989 track, "Turn Back Time".
Economy class air travel will attract 5 per cent GST while business class will be charged 12 per cent, he said. Jaitley said, "The key feature of Thursday's rate decision has been that tax rate under GST will not go up for any of the commodities".
Earlier this week, Chaffetz said he had asked former FBI Director James Comey to testify in front of the committee and subpoenaed memos detailing communications between Comey and President Trump . Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress. "The best format to discuss this issue and address it effectively would be the general session, where you have 45 days, and the public can come in and give input", he said.
And when Duterte asked what that was, Xi reportedly said: "We will go to war". We want to maintain warm relationship, but if you force the issue we will go to war.' Ano pa bang sabihin ko? In an interview with Russia Today, Duterte expressed that although he has nothing against the United States, what the Philippines needs is a policy that's unconstrained by American interest.
Trump has sought to accelerate the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and his outreach signals that Trump understands he needs a more constructive relationship with Muslim countries, particularly those in the Middle East, if he hopes to succeed in his stated goal of destroying ISIS and other terrorist groups.
Newly-installed US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress of the intent to revamp the pact with Canada and Mexico, which accounts for about $1 trillion in annual trade. The announcement came as Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray was meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington. Canada and Mexico both welcomed the American move to launch a Nafta revamp.
The Labour leader came under fire following a television interview in which he faced repeated questions over whether he condemned the IRA. Newspaper commentators warned of a backlash against May's proposed plan to address the rising cost of social care for the elderly, which could see higher bills for many people.
With only three days to go until election day on May 19th, reports also came in today that reformist candidate Jahangiri has also withdrawn from the presidential race and is now backing ally Rouhani. Iran agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below.
North Korea has fired another medium-range missile in its latest ballistics test. Missile tests such as Sunday's present a hard challenge to Moon, a liberal who took over as South Korea's president on May 10 and has expressed a desire to reach out to the North.
White House officials said they considered Trump's address to be a counterweight to Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. Either way, he sought to put more of the burden on Muslim leaders, calling on them to do more to confront extremism in their midst.
President Donald Trump said he "respects" the Justice Department's decision to appoint a special counsel to handle its investigation into Russia's election hacking, but called the effort a "witch hunt" created to hurt his presidency. The president's tweets and comments to the TV anchors drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in heaping praise on Mueller, who served under George W.
Kislyak set up the meeting between Kushner and Gorkov, according to a report from The Times . According to the NY Times , the surfaced document claimed Trump told the Russians "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
Trump called on Muslim countries in the Middle East to bear more of the share in fighting terrorist groups including the Islamic State. "Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship". He also said "Islam hates us", called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, floated possibly creating a database of Muslims in the United States and called for surveillance of USA mosques.
Trump also has flexed USA military muscle, though with little apparent effect in deterring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from his rapid tempo of weapons tests. North Korea says the missile can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. The council urged North Korea to show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action" and stressed the importance of "working to reduce tensions".
Several jets then flew overhead leaving a red, white and blue trail. Ben Rhodes, President Obama's former speechwriter and foreign policy alter ego, got an earful on Twitter when he complained that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was foolish to slam Iran's record on human rights while standing next to the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia , whose record is arguably worse.
Spicer said. "That's taken off", he said. The New York Times , citing a document summarising last week's meeting, says he called Mr Comey a "real nut job". Vice President Pence even said repeatedly that Russian Federation was "not what this is about". While we've known for some time that the FBI's investigation into Russiagate has been ongoing since last July, all of the specific subjects of that investigation have yet to be confirmed .
Nevins told the Tampa Bay Times that said she called the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line for help at 6 p.m. Wednesday. But after she placed two vials of sperm inside a 2-quart stainless steel thermos and added dry ice, she closed the lid without removing the rubber O-ring as the directions required.
Mr. Trump has said that it was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo that recommended Comey's removal as the top law enforcement official that prompted him to fire Comey last week. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story", the president told NBC News shortly after ...
President Donald Trump sits down to a meeting with of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders, including Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R), during their summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". Sitting next to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, Trump praised the Egyptian leader for what he said were successful efforts to fight terrorism under "trying ...
China Foreign Affairs University worldwide relations professor Su Hao said North Korea had "to be held accountable and pay the price" for violating United Nations resolutions. "It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced calibre compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed", he said, referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 3,000 to 4,000 km (1,860 to 2,485 miles).
Sunday in Riyadh at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit, President Donald Trump said leaders of the Middle East must "drive out the terrorist and drive out the extremists". U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh . Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia also served as something of a reset with the region following his presidential campaign, which was frequently punctured by bouts of anti-Islamic rhetoric.
That could halt congressional passage of measures needed to pull Brazil from its worst-ever recession, including moves to ease labor regulations and raise the pension age. There was some good news for Temer, however. They came courtesy of Batista's plea bargain deal to reduce his own sentence in Car Wash . The testimony also claims former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received $50 million in bribes in offshore accounts from JBS, while ex-President Dilma Rousseff took $30 million in ...
Former President Obama, as one of his final and more controversial acts in office, commuted the remainder of Manning's sentence, saying he believed 35-years was disproportionate to what other leakers have received and that justice had been served .