Mr Comey admitted in his sworn testimony that he had asked a friend to leak notes he kept detailing his meetings with Mr Trump to a reporter. "The FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change", Comey says in the prepared remarks.
The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines confirmed the move in a statement released to several media outlets. The U.S. has praised the Philippines for its resilience in the face of ISIS . The fighting is concentrated in Banggolo, the business district of Marawi which is only a few hundred meters from the city hall. Forty other marines were wounded, he said.
China and Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949 and Beijing has vowed to take control of the island by force if necessary. He said the political decision made by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and the Panamanian government meets the fundamental interests of the country.
Palestinians seek a state based on the Green Line, Israel's pre-1967 border, comprising 22 per cent of the territory of historical Palestine, and including East Jerusalem , the West Bank and Gaza. "Fifty years is a young man's idea of a long time". Sixty-two percent of Jewish Israelis object to the term "occupation" to describe Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria, a Jerusalem think-tank said Monday.
The two leaders emerged from their first meeting - discussions at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles that lasted more than an hour longer than planned - clearly still at odds on multiple issues, but also seemingly keen not to let their differences define their fledgling relationship.
The feeling I have is impossible to describe. If he wins, Nadal will become only the second player, man or woman , to win 10 titles at the same major tournament. "I think from the beginning from my side, for sure, I didn't play my best tennis . After holding his serve in the first game, Nadal broke Wawrinka's serve to love in the next.
About 11 million spellers participated in the competition that kicked off at local levels. Vinay, a 12-year-old sixth grader from Fresno, California , had spelled " marocain " to win the trophy and $40,000 cash prize. Ananya, a 12-year-old Californian, cheers for the Golden State Warriors. In 2015, 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam aced the spelling of the word "nunatak", which is a hill or mountain surrounded by glacial ice, while co-champion Vanya Shivashankar correctly spelled the word ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May's future was hanging in the balance yesterday as she prepared for a showdown with angry MPs from her Conservative party following its disastrous performance in last week's election. Speaking in Downing Street after a meeting of the Cabinet he was unable to say when the Queen would now open Parliament. The agency, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers that she was the one "who got us into this mess" and that she was the ...
The win means Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz's team will finish in the top two places in Group A of Asia's final round of qualifying. With this result, Iran joins Russian Federation -the host- and Brazil, leader of the South American classification, as the first countries with a participation ticket to the World Cup.
Thaiday's isn't the only familiar face that will be missing from Queensland camp, with Nate Myles and Jacob Lillyman's Origin careers in the balance after they were left out of Walters' 17-man squad on Monday. "The transition period for Queensland is now". "I would probably be lucky to jag 18th man, but whatever happens, I'm just happy to play good football for the Cowboys".
Quigley's office notes that they have two concerns: Trump is using a personal Twitter account instead of the official @ POTUS account for government business and he's been deleting some of his tweets as president. "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries", Trump wrote in another tweet, according to the Independent , "not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" As legislative acronyms go, COVFEFE is probably better than most.
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, was employed as a contractor with Pluribus International Corp., a government facility in Georgia from around February 13, according to an affidavit supporting her arrest. "She was very scared", Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told Cooper. All of the funds raised will be held in trust for victor and her family.
Is that true - if so why didn't he act? Mr. Sessions could refuse to answer some of the panel's questions on his conversations with Mr. Trump by citing executive privilege. He will also likely be asked if he knows of any ties between anyone in Trump's campaign who may have coordinated with the Russians, and if there is any suggestion of obstruction of justice by the president following the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn.
May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). "As we are the party that won most seats and most votes, we are the only party that is in a position to form a government that can do that". "Negotiations on our exit from the European Union are about to commence, and we now face uncertainty at Westminster".
But that didn't stop Gov. Ricardo Rossello from vowing to push ahead with his administration's quest to make the island the 51st US state and declaring that " Puerto Rico voted for statehood". The referendum isn't enough to make Puerto Rico a state. Meanwhile, 7,600 voted for independence and almost 6,700 voted for Puerto Rico to remain a territory.
The term of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee ends on July 24. The committee will consult political parties - including the Opposition - to select a consensus candidate for the presidential poll. The opposition has made it clear they would await the choice of the ruling side before announcing its strategy. Speaking on the issue, Venkaiah Naidu said the National Democratic Alliance will reach out to various political parties to ensure unanimity on the next President of India.
Capital goods sector contracted by 1.3% in April against a growth of 8.1% a year ago. Consumer prices rose 2.99% on year in April. In May 2016, CFPI inflation was at 7.47%. A Reuters poll had predicted May's figure would be around 2.60%. Last week, while releasing the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data, the Ministry had also revealed IIP and CPI data of the last six financial years (2011-12 to 2016-2017) based on the new series calculation.
He was born on 29th July 1931, in a remote village of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh . He is noted for his wide array of work and was considered an authority in Telugu literature. His first work of poetry and lyrics, Navvani Puvvu , came out in 1953. However, because of his intense love for the language he taught himself Telugu and it was only during his degree that he took the option of Telugu as a paper.
May's political opponents said that the possible rescheduling signaled that May's minority government is having more problems than it's letting on. "She took loads of questions and gave proper answers", said another. Over the weekend, May's top two aides stepped aside. He added he was going to do what he thought was in the national interest, and that was to keep the Prime Minister in office.
Still reeling from her shocking loss of her parliamentary majority , British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled on Sunday to garner support in her efforts to form a new government. It was not what Theresa May said when seeing backbench MPs tonight that prolonged her tenure as Tory leader and Prime Minister, but it was her demeanour - or how she came across.
Nearly 60 per cent of grassroots Tories told the ConservativeHome website that the Prime Minister must fall on her sword - suggesting Conservative MPs will be facing strong pressure to mount a leadership challenge. Gove, who was dismissed when May became prime minister a year ago, will now serve as environment secretary. Even if Ms May strikes a deal with the DUP, her government will have a mere two-seat majority-that presupposes all Conservative lawmakers tow the party line.
President Trump has endorsed the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize Qatar , even as U.S. Cabinet officials have said it is hurting the campaign against ISIS. "(It) gives others the impression the U.S does not know how to manage the relationship with its allies or is incapable". He was hopeful that if honest efforts were made by Pakistan and other Muslim countries, they would help in resolving the diplomatic crisis engulfing the Middle East in a peaceful manner and without causing ...
Pakistani ambassadors in Saudi Arabia , Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz attended the conference on Monday. He also criticised Saudi Arabia and the UAE for shutting down the airline's offices. "If Qatar was to do anything like that, in Dubai the lights would probably go off, " said Christopher Davidson, a professor of Middle East politics at Durham University in Britain.
It was a surprise move - Gove was sacked as justice minister by May previous year after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing. They are content to leave her in Downing Street for the moment, not least because they can not face the prospect of an immediate leadership contest - or worse still, a second general election.
Leaders of the House intelligence committee have written to White House lawyers to ask whether there are any records or memos of Mr Comey's discussions with the President. On Friday, Trump promised we would learn the answer the the Oval Office mystery in the "very near future", adding, "you're going to be very disappointed".
In those conversations, Comey said, Trump asked him for a loyalty pledge and requested that he end a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. "Why can't that question be answered simply?" "It's nearly become comical if it's not so scary - that there's the voice from the White House saying we're going to look under the couch cushions".
Farmers in Maharashtra, who had been on a war path from June 1 to press for their various demands, yesterday called off their stir after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced loan waiver for them. Joshi. Veteran journalist P. Sainath on Sunday described farm loan waiver as a relief but not a solution to agrarian crisis and accused the Modi government of not fulfilling its poll promise of implementing M.S.
Karat also advised the Army chief to "exercise restraint", adding that the public outrage should, in fact, be directed at BJP president Amit Shah for his comments on Mahatma Gandhi , the Father of the Nation. That comment was made in a specific context and the matter should end there. Sitharaman also referred to Rahul Gandhi's "khoon ki dalali" barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi a year ago.
Trump has remained relatively media shy since the Justice Department tapped former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel looking into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible ties to it.
View the draft articles of impeachment hereSherman said he's sent out possible articles of impeachment to every member of the House. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) has drafted an article of impeachment , accusing Trump of committing obstruction of justice.