The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking even more political oxygen out of the West Wing. "Nice", Mr Trump wrote in his first tweet . Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe.
Trump's tweets Friday were especially remarkable considering the context that Trump was repeatedly asking Comey and other investigators to go on the record to say he wasn't under investigation . "I know of only one person in the White House who thinks the tweets are a great idea", the official said. Were Rosenstein to step aside, authority over the probe would fall to Rachel Brand , a member of the arch-conservative Federalist Society , and former Bush administration official.
High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. Schiff told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
The jury heard two weeks of testimony and spent about 27 hours deliberating. All this coming after a jury found St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on a count of manslaughter and two counts of endangerment, after five days of deliberation.
Castile's gun permit was later found in his wallet. The jury heard closing arguments Monday and deliberated for about a half-day. Jurors are set to return to the Ramsey County Courthouse Tuesday morning to continue their work. Anthony officer testified in his defense Friday, telling the court he was "scared to death" when he shot Castile. The jury has to find three elements to convict Yanez of second-degree manslaughter: that the death occurred, Yanez caused the death of Castile by ...
Thursday night, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement complaining about leaks in the case. At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during last year's presidential campaign.
Many reporters were quick to speculate that the statement was an attempting to squash existing leaks, or possible a story that hasn't yet been reported. At the same time, Republicans have used congressional committee investigations into possible connections between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign to questions officials about leaks.
Now, days after Mr. Comey's testimony to Congress , in which MSNBC's Chris Matthews said the Trump-Russian collusion theory collapsed , Mueller is reportedly looking to see if Trump had obstructed justice. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly complained about leaked reports about the progress of Mueller's investigation, many of which have appeared in either the Post or The New York Times .
Under the expected changes, the USA will ban American financial transactions with the dozens of enterprises run by the military-linked corporation GAESA, which operates dozens of hotels, tour buses, restaurants and other facilities. America severed ties with Cuba in 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a USA -friendly government, and the two countries had been at loggerheads ever since.
Germany and Austria said the new punitive measures could expose European companies involved in projects in Russian Federation to fines. The legislation is expected to head to the House in the coming weeks. They blocked USA companies such as Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., voted against the sanctions package.
Senate's recent approval of (new) sanctions against Iran is undoubtedly in clear violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and contrary to its text and spirit", said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
According to Karl A. Racine , the D.C. Attorney General and Brain Frosh, the Maryland Attorney General , Trump's violations have gone too far. The lawsuit on Monday said heavy spending by foreign diplomats and embassies at the Trump International Hotel just a few blocks from the White House , payments by foreign entities at his Trump Tower and Trump International Tower in NY, and other business operations effectively violate the US Constitution's ban on presidents enriching ...
A longer debate could leave room for the House Republican leadership and the White House to coordinate on a strategy and improve relations with Moscow in the interim or "get leverage". It sends a very strong signal to Russia ", Corker said. The bill would solidify sanctions imposed against Moscow over Crimea's reunification with Russian Federation following the Washington-backed overthrow of democratically-elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, its support for the Syrian ...
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
The Fitzgerald had limited propulsion and a U.S. defence official said there was flooding in three compartments. Officials are now questioning the freighter's crew at Tokyo's Oi wharf over the cause of the night-time crash. This picture shows the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald next to tugboats off the Shimoda coast after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship on June 17, 2017 .
The Fitzgerald suffered extensive damage above and beneath the waterline on its starboard side. The commanding officer of the ship, Cmdr. "Search and rescue efforts continue by United States and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels in the hopes of recovering the seven USS Fitzgerald (crew) still unaccounted for", the Navy said yesterday evening.
Beck says teenage police cadets stole three patrol cars and led officers on wild chases through the city. Racing through the streets of South L.A.in a pair of stolen police cruisers, three teenage cadets led LAPD officers on vehicle chases that ended in separate crashes, Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday afternoon.
Mr Trump does not have the authority to dismiss Mr Mueller, and he would have to ask Mr Rosenstein, who appointed the special counsel, to do so. Under Department of Justice rules, it is actually up to the deputy attorney general to make that call , though the president could bypass that protocol.
Rosenstein was the Justice Department official who drafted a memo to the President alleging numerous deficiencies in the performance of then-FBI Director James Comey . That statement seemed aimed at the WaPo story a few days ago that claimed, according to "officials", that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction .
There's another odd aspect to all of the back-and-forth about Trump's multiple conversations with Comey: The president apparently never inquired about the substance of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. That investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries. "It's all hot air", one person inside the White House said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe internal water-cooler conversations.
Kaiser said he has so many customers, he can't remember all of their names. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. Also suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth . Sue Hodgkinson said pleadingly.
President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt" against him. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that the investigation has reached a turning point and will no longer just focus on possible collusion between Trump campaign aides and the Kremlin, but it will also investigate any possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.
Other than Rasmussen, the highest Trump's approval rating stands elsewhere is 42 percent with The Economist/YouGov. According to the results of this poll, only 35% has expressed approval over the job performance of the President and what he has been doing, while as many as 64% of those who participated in the poll have expressed disapproval.
Trump and his White House have offered various explanations for Comey's abrupt ouster, including that he lost the confidence of the bureau's rank and file - a suggestion flatly dismissed by acting director Andrew McCabe. A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller. Top Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein expressed concern that Trump may try to fire both Mueller and Rosenstein, warning "he's in for a rude awakening" if he thinks he can shut down the ...
President Donald Trump met with Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday to rejuvenate efforts to overhaul the USA healthcare and tax systems as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration.In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May."Now the Senate I'm sure ...
Steve Scalise , the third-ranking member in the House, could happen to anyone in public life. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). A playground near the baseball field is cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continue at the scene in Alexandria, Va ., Thursday, June 15, 2017 , the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La.
One person with significant underlying health conditions in their 90s has died. Of the six people hospitalized, two have already been released, officials said. Symptoms include fever, cough, chills, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. While Legionella bacteria can't be eliminated from the environment, Bassett said the city will continue to monitor for outbreaks of the disease, and issue public notices when clusters of infections appear.
Despite his optimism, Sava said Scalise's condition remained critical: "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries". There was a loud ovation when Special Agent David Bailey , one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch. Hodgkinson contacted both of his state's Democratic senators frequently, always through email links on their websites , spokesmen said Friday.
Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that Trump told him in a one-on-one Oval Office meeting on February 14 that he hoped that Comey would let go of the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for making false statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
Also, Puerto Ricans living on the USA mainland, who outnumber those on the island, tend to be more in favor of independence but could not cast ballots in the referendum . He argues that statehood would help Puerto Rico in its attempt to face down its debt crisis. The referendum isn't enough to make Puerto Rico a state.