House oversight panel calls for May 24 hearing with Comey
House oversight panel calls for May 24 hearing with Comey
WH on NYT Report: 'The President Has Never Asked Comey … to End Any Investigation'
19 May, 2017, 16:26
Putin dismisses scandal involving Trump sharing intelligence with Russian Federation as 'schizophrenia'.
But Trump defended his highly unusual move the next day, tweeting that he had the right to share information pertaining to terrorism and airline safety with Russian officials, and that he wanted to do so because of "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism". Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress have expressed concern bordering on alarm.
Questions over the discussion come amid reports Mr Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Moscow.
"I spoke to him (Lavrov) today", a smiling Putin told a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Interest was hardly limited to the U.S. No less a commentator than Russia's Vladimir Putin called the dramatic charges swirling around Trump evidence of "political schizophrenia spreading in the U.S".
On February 13, Flynn resigned from his post, acknowledging that he had provided White House officials with "incomplete information" over a phone call he'd had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just 24 days, is at the center of a sprawling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Jason Chaffetz, the House Oversight Committee has officially invited James Comey to testify next Wednesday.
But Ms May said she remained confident, highlighting the need to co-operate with the U.S. and other allies to counter the security threats posed by Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said the appointment was consistent with his goal of ensuring that "thorough and independent investigations are allowed to follow the facts wherever they may lead". "There is plenty of oversight that is being done". Ryan added the FBI is continuing its investigation into reported ties between Russian Federation and the Trump administration. Sources close to Comey and who are familiar with the memo said the Times account is accurate.
The newspaper cited two anonymous sources, who claimed that Flynn first revealed his ties to the Turkish government "on January 4...to the transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel".
But Comey did meet for a dinner January 27 at the behest of the President, where sources said Trump asked if he was under investigation and sought a pledge of loyalty.
Anxious to paint Trump's first foreign trip as leader as historically weighty, his advisers have scheduled an ambitious programme, with the president taking a whistlestop tour of the world's most important religious sites. His first stop on his five-nation tour will be on Friday in Saudi Arabia.
"It's absolutely absurd the president supposedly made such a comment and director Comey sat on it for three months", Miller said Tuesday on CNN.
FILE - In this February 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. And politicians have alleged that the sudden ousting was an attempt to stifle the bureau's investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russia's meddling in the campaign.
Warner, the top Democrat of the Senate's Russian Federation investigation, would not say if Comey had accepted the committee's invitation - sent Wednesday - but said he was confident Comey will appear.
"Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said.
Do you think the information in the Comey memo is true? "I hope you can let this go".
The next day, after the Comey news, the official revised their previous statement to say, "We can't even wrap up one Russian Federation fiasco before we're on to the next one".
The latest political storm, coupled with the still-potent fallout from Trump's recent disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats, overshadowed all else in the capital and beyond.
"Mr. Speaker, we can not allow this to go unchecked", Green said.
Citing unnamed sources, the Washington Post reported that Trump had shared intelligence with Lavrov regarding an Islamic State group terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on airplanes.
In her 2006 memoir My Story , co-written with Kathryn Bonella, Corby documented her "acute phobia" of photographers and cameras. Surung said Corby had not attended because she was not too "fresh" due to the media filming outside her house.
Before the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the first quarter up 30-19, one play summed up the state of the Boston Celtics defense. Three Cavs (James, Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving) each grabbed two steals apiece. "I saw it in Kev this morning".
We are getting constant feedback from our members and there's been an incredible response, a very positive response. KD: Labour activists and candidates across Scotland are campaigning for our radical plan to transform the country.
The actor spoke with the Evening Standard to discuss his role as well as the time he's spent in London. The untitled stand-alone Star Wars film II is scheduled to be released in the USA on May 25, 2018.
A deeper look into the Trojan's eruption reveals a callous disregard on Microsoft's part for users of its older operating systems. There are apprehensions that a second wave of the attack may arrive Monday as employees return and switch on affected computers.
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. "He did acknowledge that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo", McCaskill said. That's something that, perhaps inadvertently, Graham nodded to. "But beyond that, we're going to have to work this thing out".
The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $30.76. (NASDAQ:GILD) rating on Thursday, September 10. The Maine-based Schroder Inv Gru has invested 0.35% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. 678,315 were reported by Bnp Paribas Inv Prns Sa.
At the moment, all PCs that do not have the latest Microsoft security updates are vulnerable to attack by the ransomware . Meanwhile, Microsoft said governments around the world should treat the attacks as a "wake-up call".
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to instruct a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton if he won. For now at least, the Russian Federation probes are the purview of Mueller and the congressional Intelligence committees.
He eventually ran out of partners with Pandya brothers too back in the pavilion leaving Mumbai at 101 for six in the 15th over. Earlier, Mumbai Indians put up a decent bowling effort until Dhoni hit a barrage of sixes to help Pune post a fighting total.
Mueller was appointed Wednesday by Rosenstein , who had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing. Trump attached both documents to his letter informing Comey of his removal.
Democrats get a special counsel - but still want more
At the February 27 press briefing, Spicer said, "I think that Russia's involvement in activity has been investigated up and down". Flynn in the intervening three months, that could potentially constitute obstruction of justice.
Donegal's Minister pays tribute to Taoiseach Kenny
It's as there's been a groundswell of support in the west and northwest for Minister Leo Varadkar to succeed Enda Kenny. The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed he will stand down when the new Fine Gael takes over.
Could Oblak replace De Gea at Manchester United?
It's very important as it can give confidence and we needed confidence at the beginning of the game. Tells (Wilfried) Zaha to go slow, leaves (Christian) Benteke at home; I hope he goes soft on us".
Shelby Goes Wide With its 2017 Super Snake Concept
The company says the wider track - 4 inches in the rear and 2 1/2 inches in front - gives the auto more grip in turns. It rides on BDS suspension with Fox shocks and 18-inch Shelby engraved alloy wheels and BFGoodrich K02 tires.
Judge Erases Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction
Without that proof, she said she felt that she had to follow the existing MA law and officially overturn his conviction. The judge who presided at Hernandez's trial in Lloyd's killing has scheduled a hearing Tuesday.
Will Smith Comes to the Defense of Netflix at Cannes
Smith, who has the big-budget Netflix movie Bright on the way, spoke as the voice of the streaming generation. He and Jaoui danced a bit to the jam while Smith also tried to get Almodovar to bust a move but to no avail.