The president made the announcement Wednesday morning on the online news and social networking service Twitter. While the choice captured headlines early in the day, it was quickly overwhelmed by the advance release of Comey's riveting testimony, in which he said Trump sought his loyalty at a January dinner.
Basing her campaign on the slogan of "strong and stable leadership", she has said she alone could face the 27 other European Union leaders and clinch a deal that would give Britain control over immigration policy while ensuring favourable trading terms.
In an early morning two-sentence tweet , Trump said he meant to nominate Wray, a high-ranking official in George W. Bush's Justice Department. I reminded him I had previously told him that. Comey added that he told Trump "you will always get honesty from me". Frankly, I don't think this is an attempt at distraction by the President. Comey testified how uncomfortable he felt meeting privately with Trump and asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump.
He then called on Democrats to support him, saying, "That's why I am calling on all the Democrats, who honestly have really been obstructionists". "Obamacare is in a total death spiral and the problems will only get worse if Congress fails to act", Trump said.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior adviser Jared Kushner lingered in the room, but the president told them to leave, too, according to Comey. "His exceptional abilities were recognized, and he was brought to the Department of Justice headquarters.where he performed superbly during the incredibly intense period after 9/11".
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during the second half against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Game 3s are the most pivotal in a series. "Overall, it was just an incredibly tough, resilient performance", Kerr said. "We don't want to take the long 3s and things like that".
Stoops has become a college football institution during his run in Norman, the only place he's ever been a head coach. Though the Sooners haven't won the national title since Stoops' second season on the job, they're usually at least in the conversation.
Comey said in his statement that in a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on Feb.14, Trump asked him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn that is part of a wider probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election .
Both National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats soft-shoed their way around the question, adding that they didn't feel it was appropriate to discuss specifics about conversations they'd had with the president.
Comey will not accuse the president of obstruction of justice, ABC News has reported, but he will cast onto doubt Trump's claims that the FBI director told him three times that he was not under investigation. Every Trump tweet, no matter how reckless, destructive or lie-filled, is an on-the-record declaration by America's commander-in-chief. Kellyanne Conway , speaking to NBC News, scolded the media for their "obsession" with Trump's Twitter account.
The Phillies' shortstop, who hit 20 home runs a year ago with a previous career high of eight, seemed the most extreme individual example of the home run binge that swept across the sport beginning in the second half of the 2015 season.
Former FBI Director James Comey will say in his opening statement to a congressional hearing that President Donald Trump told him, " I need loyalty ". Trump repeatedly told Comey that he felt his presidency was operating under " the cloud " of the broad Russian Federation investigation and that it was "interfering with his ability to make deals for the country".
Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. If true, then I would think Trump would want to have Comey corroborate that in a public hearing. The Senate intelligence committee announced Comey's appearance, and a Comey associate said he had been cleared to testify by Robert Mueller, another former FBI director now overseeing that investigation as special counsel.
The count points to an embarrassingly low turnout in a district with more than 300,000 registered voters. "As we confront the cruelty and recklessness of the Trump agenda in Congress, Jimmy Gomez will be a powerful new voice for the values and the dreams of working people", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement .
Potentially making it harder for his lawyers to win at the Supreme Court , Trump again commented on the case on Monday, tweeting complaints that his own administration had issued a "watered down, politically correct version" of an earlier order he signed on January 27 that also was blocked by courts.
Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen , Bahrain , and the Maldives have all chose to freeze out the wealthy country, causing a potential crisis for Qatar. On Monday, risk consultancy the Eurasia Group said, "The recent measures by the anti-Qatar alliance signal commitment to forcing a complete change in Qatari policy or creating an environment for leadership change in Doha ".
Coats is among a number of top USA national security officials scheduled to testify before the Senate panel - including acting Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Andrew McCabe , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote the memo used as authorization to fire Comey, and Rogers, who reports say was also approached by Trump to defend Flynn .
Ryssdal: Yeah, and we should say here, just to frame this: Eric Trump has raised overall for St. Jude's something like $16 million. Zero profit to Trump, ' he told DailyMail.com. I dropped 88% to the bottom line, ' he told DailyMail.com. "What have you done today?!" he wrote Tuesday evening. Several of the charities had nothing to do with children's cancer.
Trump's lawyer says the president feels "completely and totally vindicated " by Comey's testimony and is eager to move forward. Released Wednesday, a day ahead of Comey's highly anticipated testimony to a Senate committee , the remarks detail a series of conversations between the men about the investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and Comey's discomfort with the interactions.
While Comey is anxious to recount his version of his conversations with the President, he also appears likely to sidestep questions about how he felt about Trump's comment - for instance, whether he felt pressured to drop the investigation or whether he thought they amounted to obstruction, another source said.
U.S. President Donald Trump is defending his frequent 140-character messages on Twitter , saying it's his way of reaching the public without his words being filtered through traditional news outlets. George Conway said the president's Twitter comments won't help him get a five-member majority on the nine-member Supreme Court , "which is what actually matters".
The legislation ends the "march to zero" income tax cuts that Brownback heralded for much of his time as governor.... "I just think this is the wrong way for us to go", he said. The Wichita Eagle reported overnight on GOP officials in Kansas embracing the one policy contemporary Republicans nearly never even consider. The bill raises individual income-tax rates to 3.1 percent, 5.25 percent and 5.7 percent by the 2018 tax year after an initial phase-in this year.
Comey's statement and expected testimony also appear to contradict White House assertions that Trump never demanded Comey's loyalty during their private encounters, as described by sources in recent news reports. Mr Trump has refused the resignation offer, they reported. "I don't think it's wrong to ask for loyalty from anybody in an administration", Burr said.
Former CIA Director John Brennan testified Tuesday in a U.S. House hearing that Russian Federation "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 presidential election and publicly acknowledged for the first time his concern about their influence. ally about an Islamic State group plot to bring down civilian airliners with bombs hidden in laptop computers. Former CIA chief John Brennan says he warned Russia's FSB security chief of tainted relationship if it interfered .
In dramatic written testimony, Comey said Trump told him at a meeting in the White House in February: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". "When I was at the lowest point in my professional life, right after Bridgegate was revealed, he was the call I made", the governor told MSNBC of nominee Chris Wray .
Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI Director James Comey last month. The announcement comes one day before ousted FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election.
While most still expect a Conservative victory, predictions of the margin vary widely, and one shock forecast model even predicted May could lose her majority of 17 in the 650-seat House of Commons . Latest polls put her party anywhere between 12 to 1 point ahead. But another polling firm, YouGov, has released estimates based on a complicated big-data model that suggest the Conservatives could drop to 302 seats.
The bill calls for the state to grant licenses to 10 medical marijuana treatment centers, along with the seven that already hold licenses to cultivate low-THC marijuana for the state's current, more limited cannabis program. Each grower will be allowed to operate 25 dispensaries across the state through 2020 when the cap sunsets and lawmakers can revisit the issue of how many dispensaries are appropriate for each grower to operate.
President Trump told the crowd, "We only hope that we every day that we can prove worthy. They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country". He then rested his hand on his heart as a bugler played taps. President Trump yesterday paid tribute to America's war dead, as well as three men who were attacked attempting to protect two women during an anti-Muslim tirade on a train in OR last week.
Watch for a battle between Democrats and Republicans over how to characterize Trump's request of Comey - as well as Trump's other requests, like his repeatedly asking Comey for his loyalty. "He said he would do that and added, 'Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know.' I did not reply or ask him what he meant by 'that thing.' I said only that the way to handle it was to have the White House Counsel call the Acting Deputy Attorney General [Dana Boente]".
It's not the first time Trump has looked at employees of King & Spalding for key posts - Bobby Burchfield, another partner at the firm, is an adviser to the Donald J. The Asbury Park Press reports that Christie and Wray previously worked together during the Bush administration, when Christie was a US attorney and Wray was a deputy attorney general.
The House passed a repeal bill without Democratic support, but the Republican-led Senate has yet to act. "The Democrats are destroying healthcare", he said. Eastern Time. The speech can be viewed live in the embedded YouTube player via The White House . "Raya and Dan are just two of the victims of the health care catastrophe caused by congressional Democrats".
Talking to the class of 2017, Zuckerberg not only shared his "best memory" from Harvard but also talked about the sense of objective that the millennials should have in order to create a better world. Addressing the Harvard graduates, Mark Zuckerberg shared his opinion. Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself with his parents and his Harvard degree posing with his parents, smiles on all three faces and degree in hand.
From 2003 to 2005, Wray was the assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division, confirmed unanimously by the Senate for the role. Former justice department official is "a man of impeccable credentials", Trump announces on Twitter .
Trump announced via Twitter that he will nominate Christopher A. Wray to the position, calling him "a man of impeccable credentials". Trump fired Comey in May over the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails leading up to November's presidential election.
Hoiberg, or any other candidate, would face a hard challenge at Ohio State even though it is typically considered a top-level job. Well, it looks like this actually might become a real thing. But, let's say Hoiberg does decide to leave. But the report was quickly shutdown by Hoiberg himself, who told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune that he wasn't going anywhere.
Ms Winner could face up to 10 years in prison if she is convicted of leaking the confidential information. Winner's tweets indicate she has strong progressive political leanings and even seemingly disavows her own race. He says when victor was arrested Saturday on suspicion of the leak, she was interrogated by police without an attorney present. She had been employed at the facility since on or about February 13, and held a Top Secret clearance.
Avery is now serving a life sentence for the Halloween 2005 murder of freelance photographer Theresa Halbach . It suggested the possibility that Avery and Dassey were wrongly convicted. Most of it is from Halbach's SUV found on Avery's Salvage property in 2005. A post-conviction relief is different from an appeal. The attorney says Hillegas' lack of an alibi for the night of her murder, the allegedly false information he gave to investigators about damage to Halbach's vehicle, and his ...
Rosenstein staked his own reputation and Mueller's reputation on the case, and Harris said she simply wanted his assurance in writing. The exchange involved whether Rosenstein would grant special counsel Robert Mueller unlimited authority in his investigation into possible Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
All eyes will be on the former FBI director as he is expected to address his statements released on Wednesday about being pressured by President Trump into pledging his loyalty to him, dropping the FBI investigation against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and telling the public that Trump was not being personally investigated.
While Carrie Underwood probably won't have 10 outfit changes like she did at the 2016 CMAs in November, Underwood certainly made an entrance on the red carper of the 2017 CMT Music Awards . Underwood's dress has a faint pink tint to it, basically a nod to the millennial pink trend. The list of performers for tonight includes Jason Derulo , Lauren Alaina , The Chainsmokers and many other notable names.
The White House initially said Mr Trump fired Mr Comey on the recommendation of the Justice Department , citing as justification a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticised Mr Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In the month of May, Shuman made the move to the Sunday starter role, winning his final three regular season games. He was the only other player to achieve that feat, starting 62 games, along with Hargrove. In his first year on The Flats, Wilhite was third on the team with 20 multi-hit games, which included a career-high four hit game in the win over No.
The nine-time champion took the first set comfortably 6-2 before his Spanish compatriot took a medical time-out and returned to the court with strapping to his abdomen. "The only positive Djokovic can draw from his crushing defeat by Thiem is that he can't play any worse than he is doing at the moment", said a disenchanted supporter.
PARIS France will go beyond its initial global commitments to combat climate change following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of last year's Paris accord , a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Environmental Protection Agency. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the move was "extremely regrettable", while French President Emmanuel Macron urged people to "make our planet great again".
Students whose families earn no more than $100,000 annually will be eligible for the scholarship in the 2017-18 school year. Recipients must also plan to live in New York State for the length of time they received the award. Students receiving the scholarship are required to go to college full time. To apply for the scholarship, visit https://www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior/.
While several senators on the committee, both Republicans and Democrats, expressed frustration with the lack of information provided by Rogers , Coats and McCabe, King stood out. He said he was not. The nation's top intelligence chiefs were supposed to spend Wednesday talking about foreign surveillance, but were instead grilled for more than two hours by senators angry at stonewalling over questions about President Donald Trump's influence in the Russian Federation probe.
And both Democratic and Republican lawmakers expressed their concerns during Wednesday's debate. "We all know criminals are not paying fees, taking classes and waiting for approval to come in the mail before they begin carrying guns", MI state Representative Michele Hoitenga, sponsor of the bill, said in a statement.
The celebration, which is symbolized by a rainbow flag, is a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equal rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build communities , and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.
As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey's testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.