Media outlets are lining up down the National Mall to prepare for Thursday's broadcast of James Comey's testimony in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
Former FBI Director James Comey's much-anticipated testimony Thursday could both help and hurt President Donald Trump's bid to remove the cloud over his presidency created by multiple probes into Russia's meddling in last year's election.
In the testimony, Comey did confirm news media reports that the President had cleared the room of everyone but the two of them following a meeting, then had said about the Flynn investigation, accrding to Comey's almost contemporaneous notes: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".
Comey offers only that Flynn is a "good guy". "I hope you can let this go".
Schiff also said Jeh Johnson, who served as Homeland Security secretary in the Obama administration, was scheduled to testify before the House intelligence committee. "And the president brings in the FBI Director and says 'please stop your investigation.' If that isn't obstruction of justice, I don't know what is". I did not understand the President to be talking about the broader investigation into Russian Federation or possible links to his campaign. Trump began by asking Comey if he wanted to keep his job, a question that deeply alarmed the then-FBI head.
Investigations into the Trump election campaign's alleged dealing with Russian officials had seen the White House's drive for tax reforms stall.
In it, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation official - who was leading the probe into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election - wrote that Trump told him "I expect loyalty".
Senate clears way for new sanctions on Iran State TV said one of the attackers was killed by security guards and that a woman was arrested following Wednesday's attack. An Iranian MP later confirmed that the video showed his office and one of his employees lying dead.
He said: "The President feels completely and totally vindicated".
"I would expect him to hew pretty closely to facts and events", said Jack Sharman, a partner at Lightfoot, Franklin and White and former special counsel to a congressional committee that investigated former president Bill Clinton in the 1990s.
Comey told Trump he wasn't under investigation. The conversation was one-on-one and could not be corroborated if the president denied it. Comey reports in the testimony that he spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions after his conversation with the president and took the opportunity to "implore the Attorney General to prevent any future direct communication between the President and me".
Comey's next interaction with Trump was far more fraught.
Mr Comey says Mr Trump again repeated his request to disclose he wasn't personally being investigated.
"It would have been quite another matter to fire (Comey) if (Comey) had said, 'Yes, you are under investigation, ' " said Rep. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate Republican leadership team.
Trump has blasted Comey on Twitter repeatedly since firing him. Trump fired him less than three months later.
The 13th seeded Mladenovic quickly got into her rhythm as she held serve and broke Bacsinszky's in the fourth game to lead 3-1. No. 6 Dominic Thiem. "I'm going to go into this match, (thinking) it's a Grand Slam quarterfinals here in Roland Garros ".
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He said terrorists are seeking to create trouble for the country, which is actively fighting against terrorism. ISIS claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building.
President Donald Trump made a decision to pull America out of the Paris Climate Accord , and the left is going nuts. Murray said he's confident the coal industry can compete once more of the expected pipelines in the US are built.
The Arab Sunni nations accuse Qatar of supporting radical groups, including allowing or encouraging financial support. On Wednesday Bahrain's foreign minister said it would consider "any options" to protect itself from Qatar.
In modern ODI cricket you need to innovate and come hard at the bowlers, batsmen can't let the bowlers get into their groove. Kohli and Yuvraj stood out in an all-round batting effort, propelling India to 319/3 after rain halted proceedings twice.
And some said other issues mattered more to them than the climate pact - starting with building a wall on the Mexican border. True to form, however, Kerry went on to explain why the joke was amusing , thus ruining it.
It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops. With the Apple TV about to welcome Prime Video into the fold, Amazon will soon need a new excuse for keeping Apple out.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unsure if the president read Mr Comey's testimony after its release. But he did say that he never felt pressure by anyone in government to do anything illegal or to politicize intelligence.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for that information and the Justice Department declined to comment. On Monday, he slammed his Justice Department on Twitter for what he views as a "watered down" version.
Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April
"The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims", Qatar said in response to Monday's announcement. Separately, the Pentagon thanked Qatar for hosting the largest USA air force base in the Middle East.
Thiem stuns Djokovic in French Open quarter finals
Rafael Nadal barely broke a sweat to reach the French Open semifinals as fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta quit with an injury. Open final a year ago , but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances.
US Begins Importing Iraqi Oil After Saudis Cut Exports
There are already doubts that the effort to curb production by nearly 1.8 million bpd is seriously denting crude exports. The move initially pushed Brent crude prices up as much as 1 percent as geopolitical fears rippled through the market .
Leaked NSA report highlights deep flaws in US elections
Prosecutors said when confronted with the allegations, victor admitted to leaking the classified document intentionally. Victor is set to go before US Magistrate Judge Brian Epps for a detention hearing Thursday in Augusta, Nichols said.
UAE threatens prison, fines for Qatar support
Those whose air travel plans have been affected due to the ban, airlines have offered refund of tickets for the cancelled flights. Trump later spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman and stressed the need for Gulf unity, a senior White House official said.
Eurozone growth at 2-year high but ECB set to hold fire
While few expect that to happen, the words underline that the bank is not yet willing to call time on the stimulus program. The latest European Central Bank staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area were released in March.
Kabul bomb: Who carried it out?
Associated Press writer Rahim Faiez reported this story in Kabul and AP writer Kathy Gannon reported from Islamabad. The Taliban - now in the midst of their annual "spring offensive" - denied they were involved.
Stunning attack in heart of Iran kills 12, injures 40
On a video released by the IS news agency Amaq a man purportedly inside the parliament says in Arabic: "Oh God, thank you". If confirmed, they would be the first assaults by the hardline Sunni Muslim group inside the Shi'ite Muslim country.