Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls
Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls
18 May, 2017, 11:14
US President Donald Trump has warned fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey against leaking material to the media.
President Donald Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.
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While Trump has continued to cast doubt on the intelligence community's findings that Russian Federation sought to influence the US elections to benefit his campaign, the intelligence leaders were unanimous in their assessment that Russian Federation had indeed interfered with the election.
The next director will immediately be confronted with oversight of an FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, an inquiry the bureau's acting head, Andrew McCabe, has called "highly significant".
Donald Trump and the White House can not get their stories over the firing of FBI Director James Comey straight, and now it appears that Trump's claim that Comey sought a meeting with him-and what happened in that meeting-is false.
Nearly half of those polled (46%) from May 11-13 said they believed the decision to dismiss Comey was motivated by how the FBI has dealt with the investigation into Russia's alleged involvement in the US election. Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding".
Initially, the White House said the firing was at the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The first line of Mr Trump's letter sacking Mr Comey refers to a memo written by Mr Rosenstein and says: "I have accepted their recommendation". "Let's say I did it on January 20, the opening, right, and that would have been the big story as opposed to the inauguration".
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The president also suggested via Twitter that he may have "tapes" of private conversations with Comey, evoking echoes of Watergate and demands by Democrats that he produce what could be critical evidence.
But he also weakened an Obama-era lobbying restriction that barred lobbyists from taking a job within an agency they had tried to influence in the last two years, which gives lobbyists more power to take jobs in the Trump White House as soon as they quit from their lobbying roles.
Spicer also denied reports that Trump solicited a loyalty pledge from Comey during their dinner earlier this year. "I actually asked him if I were under investigation", Trump claimed.
"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!"
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The reference to tapes has done nothing to silence the echoes of the Watergate affair that have resounded around the Russian interference inquiry.
Still, Trump's comments about "tapes" - which echoed the secret Watergate recordings made by ousted former President Richard Nixon - immediately drew sharp rebukes from Capitol Hill.
Democrats irate over Comey's abrupt ouster, and concerned by the inclusion of politicians on the list of possible replacements, are demanding Trump not select a partisan leader.
"There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date", acting director Andrew McCabe told the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a hearing that capped two days of high drama provoked by the dismissal.
The underlying technology is not new, and even appears on the Galaxy S8 smartphone in the form of Samsung's new Bixby Vision. The overview will come Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during Google's annual conference for thousands of computer programmers.
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Trump will meet with Israel President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem and plans to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial. Trump wanted the repressive kingdom to beef up the fight against radical Islamic terrorism, specifically ISIS.
Together with Germany, he said, he wants to work on "a common road map for the European Union and the eurozone". The 39-year-old former investment banker was inaugurated yesterday in a ceremony at the Elysee Palace.
You still go to jail, I think, when you're texting and you end up killing somebody, but may have not meant to do that. The Warriors feasted from the moment the game started, all the way from the top of the roster to the bottom.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the commission plans to have its work completed by 2018. Trump won the presidency with an Electoral College victory even though Clinton received almost 3 million more votes.
We knew Melissa McCarthy would be bringing back Sean Spicer on last night's new episode of Saturday Night Live. The White House press secretary had been getting ripped in the media after being caught hiding in the bushes.
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Arguably the most exciting example shown in the demo involved a photo of a Wi-Fi network's name and password. Another major part of Google I/O is usually the collaborations Google has to get Android into other devices.
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However, its timing - in the midst of the furore over the Trump administration's firing of Comey - has raised some eyebrows. But the meeting will be impossible to separate from the Trump administration's unfolding political drama in Washington.
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