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by | May 19, 2017 | 12:05

The administration struggled this week to explain the circumstances surrounding Comey's ouster, with Trump on Thursday undercutting the message from senior White House officials that his decision to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was dependent on a Justice Department recommendation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:29

Trump fired Flynn in February from the key White House posting after routine US eavesdropping on foreign officials showed he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington in the weeks before Trump assumed power in late January.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:25

Gore and Lieberman narrowly lost the disputed 2000 election to Republican George W. Bush, and the CT senator mounted his own unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004. Al Green, D-Texas, called for Trump's impeachment on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday. McCabe became acting director following the May 9 firing of Comey.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:37

Hours after former FBI director Robert Mueller was tapped to take over the investigation, Trump took to Twitter in the early morning to scrub the White House's earlier, more measured, response. "I look forward to reviewing the findings of Mueller and the findings by the various House and Senate committees investigating these issues". Mueller will have to propose a budget to the Justice Department within the next 60 days - and update it annually, for as long as the investigation runs.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:28

Initial tests came back negative for alcohol, the law enforcement sources told ABC News. The New York Post is reporting that the woman killed was Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old visiting the city from MI with her 13-year-old sister, who was also injured in the incident.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:14

I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. Mueller said in a statement tweeted by CBS News: "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability". "Not asked about it". Mostly. Democrats have been calling for the appointment of a special counsel for months, and just a week ago, that still looked like a long shot.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:07

Ms Dugdale suspended nine councillors in Aberdeen after they defied the wishes of the ruling Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) and went into administration with Conservatives in the city. Labour has suspended the membership of the nine councillors pending an investigation. "I've got a list here of abuse that's been hurled at me by many people who are now Tory councillors in Scotland", she said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:49

Later on Thursday, the president told TV anchors on the record, "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided". During the course of Thursday's press conference, Trump said he fired Comey based on the recommendation made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:13

A third source with direct knowledge of Trump transition team discussions confirmed that Flynn did not want the National Security Adviser post, though he claimed Flynn was instead hoping for a position in the intelligence community, preferably Director of National Intelligence or the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:34

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that Labour's plans would see individuals and firms taxed more than at any point since the 1950s. "Taken together, some of the headline propositions in the Labour Party manifesto will give business communities across the United Kingdom real cause for concern", he said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:57

He fired Comey on May 9. Around the time of Flynn's call with McGahn, the FBI began investigating Flynn on a separate matter: phone conversations he had in late December with Sergey I. According to McClatchy , some members of Congress have used the word "treason" to describe Flynn's intervention while he was on Turkey's payroll. "But Trump insisted on it", said historian Ledeen, co-author of Flynn's 2016 book The Field of Fight, their manifesto for defeating Islamic militancy.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:34

Ms Manning, then Bradley, was apprehended in Baghdad by U.S. officials in 2010 and spent over 1,200 days in military custody which were removed from her sentence upon her conviction in 2013. The diplomatic cables and military files she passed to WikiLeaks includes secret documents on the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:19

But that hope reminds us that, in a much smaller way, the Democrats have contributed to the destruction of norms in Washington as well, and that the "nuclear option" triggered just a few years ago now deprives the Senate of any ability to reject a nominee through a filibuster.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:32

But Mueller's decision to leave his job at WilmerHale, the law firm he has worked at since 2014, could actually be a little problematic, as the firm's client list includes several key people who are linked to Team Trump. "Mr. Mueller will tell us what we can get", Graham said, referring to former FBI Director Robert Mueller , who Rosenstein appointed as special counsel on Wednesday.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:22

Under the 2015 nuclear agreement, the USA lifted those sanctions. As president, he has altered his position, insisting he is still studying the accord and hasn't made a final decision. In a memo to Tillerson and the secretaries of Energy and Treasury, Trump said there's enough oil being produced now by other countries that Iran's output could be reduced without hurting global supplies.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:11

He tweeted: 'Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President between 9am & 10am CST (3pm & 4pm BST)'. The outburst came amid intensifying pressure on the president in the wake of his firing of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, in the midst of a probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian attempts to tilt the USA election in his favour.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:41

In its interim order on Thursday, the United Nations court agreed that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention. Hailing the judgement , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said it had come as a great relief for Jadhav's family. She said Pakistan hired the best legal counsels in this case and any speculations in this regard are baseless. No date has yet been set for Mr Jadhav's execution, although Pakistan told the ICJ during the trial that it was unlikely to happen before August ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:30

According to the LA Times , this strategy is a follow-on from the Obama administration's policy of sticking by the nuclear agreement whilst punishing the Iranian Regime for its ballistic missile programme and its support for terrorism. Iran denies seeking nuclear weapons and its foreign ministry on Thursday condemned the new U.S. sanctions and announced plans to impose its own against "nine United States individuals and companies".

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:36

Police are considering the possibility that Thursday's deadly crash in Times Square was a deliberate act after the driver told police he smoked drugs and heard voices telling him to hurt people before the crash, two law enforcement sources said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:11

Referring to ISIL, also known as ISIS, and al-Qaeda, he said: "Saudi Arabia agrees with the USA administration's view in relation to the role of the U.S. They hope he will increase support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen against rebels - aligned with Iran - who have seized the capital, Sanaa.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:46

The protests erupted after the government-stacked Supreme Court issued a ruling March 29 nullifying the opposition-controlled National Assembly, a decision it later reversed amid a storm of domestic and worldwide criticism. But sanctions so far have stopped short of hitting the oil sector in Venezuela, which is a major USA oil supplier. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who had pushed for further sanctions, called the measures a message "to Maduro and his thugs that their actions are not ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:21

A quick shot by Mark Scheifele gave them a 1-0 lead on the power play in the first period and Jeff Skinner doubled their advantage late in the second period. Rantanen, 20, beat US goalie Jimmy Howard on a power play at 1:01 of the second period to open the scoring, and Joonas Kemppainen had the other goal as the Finns advanced and the Americans were eliminated from the tournament.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:36

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of J C Penney Company by 1.9% in the third quarter. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 53.35, and it's gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:33

Cavusoglu said Turkey received USA assurances that arms sent to the YPG would only be used against IS, without explaining how this would be monitored. Along with the threats, Borazan said she is also getting messages of support. Ruken Isik, a pro-Kurdish activist, said she was with a group of about 15 other activists who routinely stage peaceful demonstrations in the capital against Turkish policies toward Kurds.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:33

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani faced angry protests from victims' families on Sunday when he visited the site of a mine accident that claimed dozens of lives, two weeks ahead of an election. Rouhani is running for re-election in the May 19 presidential poll, a contest largely viewed as a referendum on the president and his nuclear deal with world powers.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:14

An ethnic Korean born in China in 1963, Kim studied agriculture at a Chinese university, then studied theology in Los Angeles between 1995 and 2005. The State Department has confirmed that it is aware of the reports and would work on the issue through the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:22

Rep. Jason Chaffetz said in a tweet Wednesday that he still hasn't spoken with Comey about testifying. They called on the administration "to provide records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings". " The time President Trump spent sharing sensitive information with the Russians was time he did not spend focusing on Russia's aggressive behavior", McCain said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:23

The U.S. strike marks a new approach in what has become an intensely crowded and complicated war zone. Later Wednesday, President Bashar Assad's top envoy met separately with de Mistura inside the compound. They said a tank and a bulldozer were also hit. Meslet, who spoke at a demonstration outside of the U.N. Geneva compound led by female relatives of prisoners held in Syria , said the proposal involved "the constitutional frame" for an eventual transition period in Syria.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:29

Ms Lucas used her opening statement to insist the United Kingdom can cope with the serious challenges it faces. But a defiant Mr Nuttall said only his party was "truly committed to the Brexit that people voted for" in last year's referendum.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:37

The statement said that a separate letter was sent to Comey, whom Trump sacked last week, "seeking his appearance" before the committee in both open and closed sessions. Those events set in motion a tumultuous week that has terms like "constitutional crisis" and "obstruction of justice" being tossed around, with subplots involving potential tapes and notes of White House conversations, presidential requests for loyalty and foreign allies' dismay.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:45

The vehicle appeared to catch fire, as smoke was seen coming up from it. Witnesses said the driver appeared to intentionally drive into a group of people, but police are still investigating the motive. Police said Rojas made a quick U-turn onto 42nd Street and then drove up the sidewalk for three blocks, passing tourist draws like the Hard Rock Cafe and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant and mowing people down before slamming into a pole.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:33

According to the New York Times , the meeting had been personally requested by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The intelligence was deemed too classified to share with other United States allies, let alone a rival state like Russian Federation, the Washington Post's sources said .

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:50

The government today said there was no serious impact on the country from a global ransomware cyberattack, except for a few isolated incidents in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, and steps were being taken to deal with any future threat. The attack also proves how potentially risky massive computer disruptions can be. Patch your computers. They should have the latest software update .

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:45

If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. The Trump administration has signaled that it would continue the Iran nuclear deal made under the Barack Obama administration for the meantime as the U.S.is still forming a new comprehensive Iran policy.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:04

France's new Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was a respected defence minister in the outgoing Socialist government, praised for his pragmatism and the flurry of orders he chalked up for the arms industry. Several Socialist members of parliament have also joined Macron's cause and 21 LR members of parliament, including some party heavyweights and former ministers, issued a joint statement on Monday urging the party to positively respond to the "hand extended by the president".