US Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief House Members on Trump-Russia Probe
US Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief House Members on Trump-Russia Probe
Former FBI head Robert Mueller will serve as special counsel in the Trump Russia investigation.
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19 May, 2017, 19:03
According to The New York Times, Trump's personal advisers are urging him to seek outside counsel in the investigations regarding whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russian Federation.
Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
The remarks were made shortly after the Senate met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
"Based on the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command", Mr Rosenstein said.
"I think it was a mistake", Swecker said on "Squawk Box", a day after Trump said he was the target of a "witch hunt" after the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
At a White House lunch with reporters on Thursday, Trump was asked about the appointment of a special counsel.
Fellow South Carolina Republican, Senator Tim Scott noted that the special counsel will "get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", The Associated Press (AP) reported. "And I think this shows a very divided country".
"The entire thing has been a witch hunt", he declared, echoing one of the tweets he'd sent out just after dawn: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"
Trump is leaving Friday for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, and aides had hoped the disarray at home would have been calmed if not resolved by take-off time. Some Democrats have lauded the appointment, seeing it as corroborating their allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to flip the election.
And Senator John Cornyn, who had been considered a contender for FBI director but removed himself from the running, said he believes senators are taking the investigation "enormously seriously".
"Mueller's in charge, completely in charge of this investigation", said Durbin.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Comey should still appear before congressional committees that have invited him to testify.
On a day of fast-moving developments, the House intelligence committee announced that it, too, had asked for documents, in this case from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department.
First, it's crucial to distinguish between a "special counsel", such as this is, and an "independent counsel". Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr indicated at one point that Flynn was resisting the committee's document subpoenas, but later clarified that he hadn't actually heard from Flynn's lawyer to that effect and he would welcome "their willingness to cooperate". Flynn, Trump's fired national security adviser, is a key figure in the Trump-Russia investigation.
Besides picking a president, Iranians are also voting to choose members of the country's City and Village Councils. Inflation has come down from around 40% since Mr Rouhani took over in 2013 but unemployment is still at 12.5%.
Saudi Arabia is a staunch ally of the USA in the Middle East, playing a crucial role in the war against terrorism. Carafano said that given the turmoil in Washington , an overseas trip presents an opportunity.
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Trump himself had already contradicted that explanation, telling interviewers earlier that he had already chose to dismiss Comey. Mueller is going to move forward with the idea of a criminal investigation versus a counterintelligence investigation".
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He advised people not to confuse someone who is good at putting deals together with someone who is weak. The taoiseach's decision to resign as leader of Fine Gael last night triggered a battle to succeed him.
The prime minister is visiting China on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the Belt and Road forum. The US delegation was led by the Asia director of President Donald Trump's National Security Council.
The bench had reserved the order on his bail plea after hearing arguments of both the prosecution and defence on May 8. Sudip's counsel had pleaded in court that the politician was in no way involved in the scam.
TV sitcom "Mom" have decided to make a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood rather than mount an Emmy campaign this year. Janney and her family have supported Planned Parenthood and its Los Angeles affiliate for generations.
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Utah's Chaffetz expected to leave office by end of June
This came after The New York Times reported that Comey wrote memos detailing his interactions with the president. In February, he met a packed townhall in his Utah district, filled with constituents chanting, "do your job".
China's Xi says willing to put S.Korea ties back on track
For his part, Lee said Moon asked him to express his "gratitude" to Xi for his message of congratulations after the election. Lee met separately with other senior Chinese officials, who had more forceful words for the South Korean visitor.
Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas has reached out to Markelle Fultz
But, while stating that, he pointed out something as well: Cleveland can play much, much better than they did in Game 1. Thomas said that he's fine if the rest of the world wants to write off the Celtics, but he believes in his teammates.
Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal
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