Author: 0 How the Comey Relationship Turned Into a Problem for Trump

It also suggested that principal characters in the drama, like Sessions, are likely to face pointed questions from Democrats when they come to Capitol Hill for other business. "Whether it rises to criminality ..." "Knowing my father for 39 years when he " orders or tells " you to do something there is no ambiguity , Donald Trump Jr .

Local Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'
Author: 0 Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

He demanded that Qatar, as well as the other nations, take steps to curtail support for terrorism. US President Donald Trump , whose tweets on the crisis have caused controversy, spoke to Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, by phone on Wednesday and offered a possible White House meeting to help resolve the crisis, officials said.

Local At least 8 injured in Texas high-speed chase, suspect in custody
Author: 0 At least 8 injured in Texas high-speed chase, suspect in custody

Officers and a SWAT team approached the truck's cab, where the man inside had apparently barricaded himself inside. Perez said the semi hit several vehicles before it crashed and caught fire in Arlington. Authorities haven't revealed if the occupant was the driver or if there were any other people inside the 18-wheeler. "So I don't know if this driver was under the influence, whether it was a medical condition or if it was something else of that nature", Perez said.

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade

Tillerson says the US will support efforts to mediate the crisis along with Kuwait. "We have been isolated because we are successful and progressive". But Sheikh Mohammed told the AP on Thursday that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer.

Author: 0 Trump seeks to privatize US air traffic control system

For a Trump White House beset by investigation into its ties with Russian Federation, which is also struggling to gain traction on other legislative efforts including promised tax reform - which so far exists only as a one-page outline - and the health care overhaul, low-hanging fruit could give them an easy win.

Local White House, Intel Chiefs Want to Make Internet Spying Law Permanent
Author: 0 White House, Intel Chiefs Want to Make Internet Spying Law Permanent

Neither the White House nor the United States intelligence community can legally target United States persons for surveillance, experts and current and former officials have noted. Section 702, which authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use U.S. tech and communications services, was the legal basis for the so-called PRISM surveillance program , which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others.

Local Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'marocain'
Author: 0 Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'marocain'

She took time to console Rohan, who remained in his seat, wiping tears from his eyes. The California sixth grader was upbeat when she said:"It's like a dream come true". Ananya was crowned the victor of the 90th instance of the erudite tournament after she spelled 35 words correctly. "It was interesting to go back and forth for so many rounds", she added.

Author: 0 Pelosi says Trump abused power in interactions with ex-FBI chief

The wounds from the almost three million vote divide between the president and Hillary Clinton were clearly still fresh. In addition to Trump's sleeping habits, Pelosi said she is also "worried about his fitness for office". "It takes some kind of stamina to keep your thoughts together", she said. This is not the first time that Pelosi has wished that Bush was still president.

Author: 0 Alleged NSA Leaker May Have Had Plans to Release More, Feds Say

Wearing an orange jumpsuit and leg shackles, victor pleaded not guilty in USA district court to charges that she illegally retained and transmitted national defense information. Prosecutors have not named the news outlet, but her arrest was announced Monday as the website The Intercept reported it had obtained a classified National Security Agency report suggesting Russian hackers had attacked a US voting software supplier before last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 The mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We have our own climate deal

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday requiring state officials to plan a response to climate change that aligns the state with the standards and goals of the Paris pact, according to Scott Glenn, an environmental adviser to the governor.

Local Jeff Sessions offered to resign because of Trump's anger over this
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions offered to resign because of Trump's anger over this

But pressure has been mounting on Trump over his campaign's communications with Russians. In his early morning social media display, Trump faulted his Attorney General for making what he calls a "politically correct" version of the ban. A spokeswoman at the Justice Department declined to comment, and the White House did not respond to a request for comment. From his Twitter posts , Trump clearly indicated he preferred the original travel ban executive order he signed in January, which ...

Local Trump Said to Have No Plan to Fire Sessions as Attorney General
Author: 0 Trump Said to Have No Plan to Fire Sessions as Attorney General

The White House stood behind Sessions. The travel ban is just one of the things that have soured Sessions' record to President Donald Trump , according to the International Business Times . Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, who was with Sessions in Atlanta Tuesday, declined to comment. Comey said when asked how Sessions reacted.

Local 'Lies, plain and simple' - Comey on Trump admin
Author: 0 'Lies, plain and simple' - Comey on Trump admin

Comey this week has recounted conversations with Trump in which the president said he hoped Comey would let go of the FBI's investigation of a former national security adviser. "Those were lies, plain and simple". "If there are tapes", Comey said , "it's not just my word against his". He told the committee that he might be able to answer some of those questions in a classified briefing, and one was scheduled for immediately following the public hearing.

Local Humane Society of Parkersburg collecting donations for Pet Appreciation Week
Author: 0 Humane Society of Parkersburg collecting donations for Pet Appreciation Week

She has lived with cats in her previous home, but may need some time to adjust to a new furry friend or two. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will hold its 4th Annual "Free Adoption Day" on June 22. Scott says they take in more than 80 percent of pets from the community and local pounds.But sometimes they have to ask for help. "We do reach out to others that are up north from Northern Virginia up to New Hampshire to try to find an outlet to where we can transfer that pets into their care ...

Author: 0 Iran arrests 41 suspects over Tehran attacks - ministry

The attackers who stormed Tehran's Parliament complex and the revolutionary leader's shrine were Iranian nationals who had joined the Islamic State (IS) group, a top official said. A few senators pleaded for a delay until next week of the previously scheduled vote in light of the attacks in Iran . Hours after the attacks, a condolence statement was issued by the Trump administration, which called Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Author: 0 London Mayor Suggests Trump Shouldn't Get State Visit After Unfounded Twitter Attacks

A spokesman for Mr Khan said he had more important things to be doing than responding to Mr Trump's "ill-informed" tweet - but yesterday the United States leader posted a fresh attack to his 31.5 million Twitter followers. Trump's tweets appear to be self-defeating for the president, the Journal added. "There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong". "The Mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this ...

Author: 0 James Comey's 'explosive' testimony before State Intelligence Committee: Seven biggest claims

The Senate Intelligence committee and its sister committee in the House by definition have access to classified information that the other Congressional committees do not normally possess. Comey replied that he did not know. If that's not enough to make your stomach turn, Comey also admitted that he kept highly detailed memos of private - if not privileged - conversations with the president and then leaked them.

Local Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden asked if any of the witnesses had taken notes or recorded any of their conversations with the president that concerned the Russian Federation investigation, as Comey reportedly did. And U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday had no answer for those who demanded to know how many U.S. citizens may have been swept up in the surveillance efforts, a figure Coats said would be impossible to deliver.

Author: 0 Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

Mr Trump tweeted: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication". In his testimony, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Trump's Twitter Use Cuts Out Middle Man

Donald Trump's tweets aren't official presidential statements or statements of policy - and the media obsesses over them anyway! "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN! " read one of several Monday morning tweets .

Author: 0 Testimony of Ex-FBI Director Leaves Door Open to Speculation

There is an open counterintelligence investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign worked with that foreign adversary to help that campaign win the White House. When asked about the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the Russia investigation, Comey hinted that Sessions had a "variety of reasons " to do so beyond his undisclosed meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak .

Author: 0 How Comey's 'smoking gun' could kill the Trump presidency

That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out", Comey responded, referring to the newly appointed special counsel who has taken over the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation. "I have to say, the chronology is pretty bad for him", Georgetown University law professor Julie O'Sullivan said of Trump. Under questioning from senators on Thursday, Comey said he interpreted that an order from the president.

Local Ex-convict arrested in death of 12-year-old Florida girl
Author: 0 Ex-convict arrested in death of 12-year-old Florida girl

Morgan said investigators zeroed in on Howard during a canvass of the neighborhood where Naomi Jones lived near Pensacola. Pensacola Police Chief Chip Simmons said, "We have caught our monster". It is not known whether Howard has an attorney. The sheriff said in a news conference Wednesday the child may have been targeted by someone she had previously interacted with on social media.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Infrastructure Speech in Cincinnati, Ohio

The residents of OH and Kentucky, like so many Americans, have "horrendous" and costly coverage, he said. 'That means another 20 counties in the state of OH will have no health care plan'. ABC News has found that one of the deals finalized during Trump's trip two weeks ago - a claimed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia - only secured $25 billion in its present state, with the remaining future sales not guaranteed.

Author: 0 Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial

No matter one's opinions on the propriety of the charges against her, we should all agree victor should be released on bail pending trial. We'll be told victor is a patriot whose leaking was motivated by the same spirit of public service that led her to join the military.

Author: 0 Mom fears woman accused of leak to be made an example

The prosecutor said investigators also found the names of three Islamic extremists known to federal authorities listed in Winner's notebook. "They say they were able to narrow down the source using the unique "microdots" in the printout, which identify the source printer, as well as the fact that victor had been in email contact with a news outlet, presumed to be The Intercept ".

Author: 0 Trump fires back on Twitter: 'Comey is a leaker!'

Mr Comey , who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, said the president pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey admitted his dark reading of Trump's intentions was based in part on "the nature of the man". Former adviser NSA Flynn was being investigated for his contacts with Russian officials.

Author: 0 Donald Trump returns to OH to push infrastructure plan: 5 takeaways

President Donald Trump will outline his vision on Wednesday for an infrastructure plan that includes federal grants to rural areas as well as to states and localities to create additional funding for projects, according to a preview of the speech provided by the White House.

Author: 0 Fired FBI Director Comey faces Senate and rebuts Trump

And Comey said that he believed he was sacked by Trump to impede the FBI's overall investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections - "the way the Russian investigation was being conducted" - not just the FBI probe of Flynn. Comey wouldn't discuss details or any evidence that people in Trump's orbit colluded with the Russians. Many Democrats blame Comey for Clinton's loss, leading Trump to apparently believe they would applaud him for firing Comey last month.

Local AG Sessions' Tiff with Trump Is Over Loyalty, Not What's Right
Author: 0 AG Sessions' Tiff with Trump Is Over Loyalty, Not What's Right

Mr Sessions, 70, occupies a unique role in Mr Trump's world. White House spokesman Sean Spicer wouldn't answer a question Tuesday about Mr. Trump's level of confidence in Mr. The news outlet reported that the "friction" between the president and his attorney general stems from Sessions' March decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling and all campaign-related inquiries.

Local USA lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing
Author: 0 USA lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

Senate Intelligence Committee's open hearing will feature officials closely tied to President Donald Trump's abrupt firing last month of Comey , which sparked accusations the Republican president was trying to hinder the FBI investigation and stifle questions about possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 France vows to go beyond Paris climate commitments

Experts have warned that climate change could lead to droughts or flooding, which could provoke the country's chronic food shortages. Under the Paris accord, the United States pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Local North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile
Author: 0 North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

South Korea's military says the missiles flew some 200 kilometres. North Korea additionally tested the Pongae-5 surface-to-air missile system successfully in May, with Kim Jong-un declaring that the system had reached initial operating capability.

Author: 0 Trump's Twitter Habit Is a Growing Problem Among Voters

The reaction to Mr. Trump's tweets has illuminated the disconnect between the people and the press, said Karen North, director of the University of Southern California Annenberg Digital Social Media program. "And I think many times he's used it the right way to get his message out there and have people hear directly from him what he thinks, and other times I think what he's done hasn't been in his best interest".

Author: 0 'WOW, Comey is a leaker!': Trump tweets response to Comey testimony

In the post, the president said: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker". It's a discrepancy that a recording could resolve, if one exists. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". The former FBI director said he interpreted that "as a direction to get rid of this investigation".

Local French PM Philippe says British election does not question Brexit
Author: 0 French PM Philippe says British election does not question Brexit

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has delivered a similar warning about the threats. However one European diplomat with experience in worldwide negotiations said the election was just "noise", and that until Britain came to the table the EU wouldn't actually know what its strategy is.

Author: 0 May's Authority in Brexit Talks Destroyed After Losing Majority Parliament

There was already talk in Conservative circles that she might have to resign, less than a year after taking over from David Cameron , who stepped down following the Brexit referendum. "That's enough to go". The Scottish National Party led by Nicola Sturgeon has claimed 34 seats, or 5.2%. The last hung parliament result in the United Kingdom was in 2010, when David Cameron took over as PM and formed a Conservative- led coalition with the Liberal Democrats .

Author: 0 Trump, Jr.: Father Has 'Been Proven Right' About Terrorism 'Every Time'

Trump appeared to be referencing Khan's comments earlier in the day in which he said there was no reason to worry about the increased police presence in London . "I think he's a very, very unsafe man", Himes said of Trump , "and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics". "The U.S. Commander in Chief also has better uses of his time than making himself look foolish", the editorial said, adding that Trump's comment made him seem "small".

Author: 0 Trump decides against Russian Federation 'war room' in the White House

The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points. There is practically nothing which defines Trump's presidency more than Trump on Twitter , which has been an open route into whatever is on his mind. This might not matter if he weren't also the sitting president of the United States, vested with all the powers that accompany the office. Respondents who identified themselves as Republicans were further divided over whether they believe Trump's Twitter use has little impact on or ...

Local Donald Trump hits back at James Comey after scathing testimony
Author: 0 Donald Trump hits back at James Comey after scathing testimony

Comey also said he started writing memos about his meetings with Trump after an encounter with the president-elect on January 6 because he was concerned Trump might lie about it. "I take the president at his word, that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", said Comey . He said the circumstances, the subject, the person, and the fact that they were alone compelled him to do so , but beyond that, a sense of unease.

Author: 0 Microsoft Increases Xbox One E3 2017 Briefing Time to Add More Games

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 feature a wealth of entertainment apps, as well as the ability to play media housed on external storage. While Sony has kept numbers relatively close to the vest for its PlayStation Now service - which allows gamers to play older titles for a monthly cost - the company has generally been lukewarm at best about the feature.

Local Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort
Author: 0 Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

Making his third appearance this season since recovering from a strained left elbow, Price (1-1) was tagged for six runs, eight hits and four walks in five innings. Reddick's double scored Springer with the first run of the inning. Braves 3, Phillies 1: R.A. Dickey allowed only three hits in seven innings to earn his first win in five weeks and lead host Atlanta over rookie Ben Lively (1-1) and Philadelphia.

Author: 0 The Trump Administration Is So Dire, Even Jeff Sessions Tried To Quit

When Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked on Tuesday about whether Trump had confidence in Sessions, " I have not had a discussion with him about that". The White House shocked Washington by announcing on 9 May that Mr Comey "has been terminated and removed from office". "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump posted on Twitter on Monday, June 5.

Author: 0 Donald Trump sought loyalty, Comey offered honesty

Comey on Thursday called for those tapes to be released to the public. " I don't think it's the discussion that's the obstruction", Kaine said. Contrary to Kasowitz's suggestion, there was nothing illegal about Comey's decision to tell a reporter-directly or indirectly-about the contents of the memos he'd written after his meetings with the president.

Local Accused leaker Reality Winner pleads not guilty, denied bail
Author: 0 Accused leaker Reality Winner pleads not guilty, denied bail

A federal grand jury has indicted victor on a single count of " willful retention and transmission of national defense information ". While the charges do not name the publication, two USA officials with knowledge of the case confirmed that victor was charged with leaking the NSA report to The Intercept .

Local Morehouse Interim President William Taggart Has Died
Author: 0 Morehouse Interim President William Taggart Has Died

The interim president of Morehouse College, William Taggart, has died. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time". Taggart, who had a long and successful career in business, was named chief operating officer of Morehouse in 2015.

Author: 0 Comey hearings fallout? Depends on the listener

Comey went out of his way to note that the probe might turn to Trump, saying he hesitated to publicly say that Trump wasn't being investigated because he'd have a "duty to correct" if that changed. The hearing unfolded amid intense political interest, and within a remarkable political context as Comey delivered detrimental testimony about the president who fired him, a president who won election only after Comey damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton , in the final days of the campaign.