Eve though the DHS job did not require U.S. Senate confirmation, the Washington Examiner notes that Democrats opposed Clarke's appointment because of his criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement, among other liberal causes. Clarke's adviser, Craig Peterson , said the sheriff had already formally notified the Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly about his decision.
Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself . Although the president is unlikely to be indicted if the Mueller's investigation finds any criminal wrongdoing, Mueller's findings could lead to calls for impeachment in Congress, where a few Democrats already are pushing for impeachment.
In a related matter, The Washington Post reported that Mueller is also looking into the finances and business dealings of presidential adviser Jared Kushner , citing officials familiar with the matter. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Mr Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the United States election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year".
Mueller continues to hire a team of lawyers, and with FBI investigators is gathering information that is widely expected to lead to a formal investigation into whether President Trump attempted to interfere in the investigation. Democrats and Republicans alike have criticised his use of Twitter, particularly amid the investigation into Russia's interference in last year's presidential election.
Let's look at one example. The president's partisan foes may be disappointed that no evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Moscow emerges. It is simply some people's opinion that Trump overstepped the bounds of propriety in the conversation. Attention is focused on the question of obstruction simply because so much of Trump's campaign to deep-six the investigation has been conducted openly, at full volume.
Antoine Duplantis , Nick Coomes and Michael Papierski each had two hits to lead the Tigers while Papierski homered. FSU lefty Tyler Holton appeared to end the inning with a strikeout of cleanup hitter Deichmann, but the ball caromed away from catcher Cal Raleigh , and Duplantis made the heads up play to not only take second and third, but to also head home with Holton not covering the plate.
That may be a task for Special Counsel Robert Mueller . During an interview on NBC's " Meet the Press " Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, said the president was specifically tweeting about the reports that he was under investigation and insisted that Trump had not been notified of any investigation.
CNN filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, citing the public's interest in the memos, a Justice Department ruling that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should expedite the network's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and Comey's claim during his testimony last week that the memos were not classified.
The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett , who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation .
The flash flood watch affects southern and northern Litchfield County, Hartford, and Windsor Locks, as well as parts of NY, western MA and southern Vermont. The immediate Buffalo area should escape the worst of the storms though heavy rainfall is possible during the evening hours. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings for Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on Friday.
President Donald Trump said he was under investigation for his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in a series of tweets sent in the early morning hours of June 16. Mr Comey, who had been leading one of several Russian Federation inquiries, testified to Congress last week that the president had pressured him to drop an inquiry into links between Mr Flynn and Russian Federation.
The Golden Knights must select the following number of players at each position: 14 forwards , nine defensemen and three goaltenders and must select a minimum of 20 players who are under contract for the 2017-18 season. Carpenter was a pending unrestricted free agent, while Heed and Ryan were both restricted. "That really didn't happen, which we were really happy about", said McPhee.
Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, the doctor said. Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country".
The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that Mueller was investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice. Beyond Mueller's inquiry, both the House and Senate intelligence committees are probing Russian election hacking and Trump collusion. Trump also red his own lawyer last month for probes by a special counsel and congressional committees.
During a less-than-effective attempt to explain his legal theory for why Trump would have a right to be upset should the Department of Justice investigate him for following their advice to fire Comey, Sekulow seemed to admit that the president was, in fact, under investigation.
Bell said the injured include children and adults, who were taken to area hospitals by ambulances and helicopters from around the region. As of 7pm Saturday all patients were in stable condition, with injuries ranging from mild to severe on the victims of all ages.
After the verdict, St. Anthony announced plans to dismiss Yanez. "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son", Valeria also remarked. "And the murderer gets away". Mr. Yanez's defense argued that the officer 'did what he had to do, ' claiming that Mr. Castile had marijuana in his auto and that 'he was stoned, ' a too-common rationalization in police killings, and an allegation that would appear in this case to be contradicted by dashboard video showing Mr.
Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday night that 43 suspects had been arrested and operations to identify and crush more "terrorists cells" were underway. Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statement . Riyadh and Washington both condemned the attacks, which came soon after Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-ruled countries cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist militants and closer ...
Reports emerged that President Donald Trump may sack special counsel Robert Mueller . Under Justice Department regulations created to ensure a measure of independence for the special counsel, Rosenstein may only fire Mueller for "good cause".
Mr Robert Mueller , the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russian Federation matter, is now examining whether Mr Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday. Even though Mueller is technically leading the investigation, the DOJ controls the funding for the investigation and can fire Mueller if the department decides it's warranted.
The Republicans had been holding early morning practices for weeks at the Alexandria, Va., field for the annual baseball game on Thursday against Democratic lawmakers. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Dr Sava said. The shooter was an IL man, James T. Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Trump and Republicans over social media.
Residents from one southern IL city are still in shock after finding out one of their neighbors is accused of shooting several people, including a congressman, outside of Washington D.C. Former Alexandria mayor Bill Euille told The Washington Post he'd seen Hodgkinson use the showers at a local YMCA gym and said he appeared to be homeless.
Golden State plays under a set of offensive-friendly rules, and critics said they wouldn't have stood up to the rugged play of the past. He certainly was the best player on his own team, a Warriors roster that is loaded with two MVPs and two other all-stars.
During last year's presidential campaign, Trump threatened to "terminate" deals that the Obama administration made with Cuba. According to the Miami Herald , President Trump will tighten travel restrictions and ban USA spending with any state-run businesses tied to the military.
But at 28, Fowler is the ninth-ranked player in the world and should be more than ready for Sunday. About the best Stricker can hope for today is that the much-anticipated wind will finally kick up and players will start moving backward for the first time all week.
Candace Parker had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists. On Friday, Taurasi scored nine points in the first half, and then was held off the scoreboard until she made six free throws in the final minute of the game. Wings 87, Mystics 83: Glory Johnson scored 16 of her season-high 27 points in the third quarter and the Dallas Wings closed on an 8-0 run to beat the Mystics in Washington.
Members of the Florida Highway Patrol family are remembering a trooper who lost his life while on duty in Alachua County Saturday. According to the crash report, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu involved in a previous crash was parked in the southbound inside emergency lane at Mile Marker 403, about 15 miles north of Gainesville.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said: "Bob Mueller is a good and honorable man , but I certainly hope that the appointment of a special counsel doesn't turn into a fishing expedition". There is no chessboard, no master plan, no carefully-curated strategy unfolding before our eyes at which we'll one day look back and marvel at its genius.
Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the USA election in favour of Mr Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. Mogilevich associates are reported to have owned condos in Trump Tower in NY, and the father of Trump's business partner in the Trump Soho hotel, Felix ...
At around 10:50 p.m., the group started marching east on the interstate toward police. "We need to stand in solidarity to let them know that we are. A protest on a Minnesota freeway over the acquittal of a police officer in the slaying of black motorist Philando Castile resulted in the arrest of 18 demonstrators early on Saturday, state police said.