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by | June 14, 2017 | 15:48

The US Secret Service has said it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House, a disclosure that failed to rule out whether any tapes exist of Trump's conversations with ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:23

While Comey did not make a determination on that fact, he did say he was "sure" that the special counsel in the investigation into possible links with the Trump campaign and Russia , Robert Mueller , would investigate. "I hardly know the man", Trump said on Friday. "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" he said. Moments later, he added: "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".

by | June 14, 2017 | 16:07

Melania was a full-time mother until a few days ago when Barron's school year was officially over. On Tuesday, the NCAA Champion Clemson Tigers were hosted at the White House. Now that's she's at the White House full time, pressure will build for her to be seen more and to do more. Or rather, the version of the first lady played to perfection by Laura Benanti on " The Late Show " does.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:59

In fact, the chain of command for the special counsel is only directly to the Attorney General or in this case the Acting Attorney General. The resounding answer was no, and the implication is that if Trump ultimately decides to fire Mueller, then Rosenstein will have to go first.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:47

Sessions told the panel, his voice rising with pique. Senator Kamala Harris once again found herself interrupted by her male colleagues during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Congressional testimony Tuesday. He should have raised his concerns to Dana Boente, however, Sessions said. "We are talking about an attack on our democratic institutions and stonewalling of any kind is unacceptable ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:51

Sessions said he was unable to share what Trump said-but also said that he was not invoking executive privilege. Russian Federation has denied any such interference, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Sessions also said he has not received any briefing - classified or otherwise - on the FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling, including during the time between his February 9 swearing in and March 2 recusal from the FBI's Russia probe.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:39

The incident near the embassy of Germany took place earlier on the day of 31 may after a tanker packed with explosives was detonated, leaving over 150 dead and more than 400 others wounded. Afghan intelligence officials told VOA's Afghan service that the Taliban purposely deny involvement in most deadly attacks in Afghanistan to secure their Pakistani sponsors from further isolation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:18

Nobody called 911 until about 12 hours after Piazza's first fall. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity - which has since been barred from Penn State - is facing charges including involuntary manslaughter and hazing. Kidding among themselves". Their lawyers says it's a part of the process no parent wants to be a part of. Jim Piazza held his head in his hands and sobbed as prosecutors showed pictures of his son in the hospital.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:43

All three women's bodies were discovered in a bedroom at the family home , 'tucked up in the same bed , ' on Sunday. Maier said police do not think that the mother and daughters had any connection to the Johns. Police said the man had been inside the home for a few hours and knew the people who lived there. Brinkman was first arrested for receiving stolen property and unauthorized access of a computer system in Cuyahoga County , OH, in September 1998, according to the Daily ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:22

The drone, which was found near a South Korean border town last week, had several hundred stored images, the news service reported , citing to a South Korean Defense Ministry official. President Moon Jae-in spoke Tuesday in opening remarks during his first official visit to Yongsan Garrison for a meeting with Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:41

But he left aside scathing testimony by Comey , who was sacked in early May, that Trump had tried to derail a probe into his onetime national security advisor - at best, a political miscalculation by a tradition-shredding president, and at worst, a criminal obstruction of justice.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:39

The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity. The hearing will bring sharp questioning for Sessions and likely some uncomfortable moments from the Trump administration. That investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries. Trump's assertion came after he branded Comey as a "leaker" and claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony before a Senate Committee.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:30

According to USA Today , Dyer admitted she doesn't have all of the answers yet but claimed in terms of the suspension , "I knew enough at this point to get board approval to take that action". "HOWEVER, if we agree to talk instead of shout, I believe we can always find common ground". Berardo earlier told The Washington Post that school pictures were sent home to the students' families after the election and that there did not seem to be any issue with Grant's portrait.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:40

President Donald Trump welcomes Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis to the White House in Washington, Friday, June 9, 2017. The president declined repeatedly to say whether, as he suggested last month in a tweet , he had recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey .

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:19

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts, but they could be merged for sentencing purposes. Seven women are suing Cosby for defamation in separate lawsuits pending in MA, where Cosby has a home in Shelburne Falls. The allegation by Constand, a former athletic administrator at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University, is the only one not too old to be the subject of criminal prosecution.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:28

Sessions on Tuesday denied any involvement in possible collusion between Russian Federation and members of Trump's campaign, testimony Sessions called "unsettling". Worse, Sessions refused to commit to tell senators more in a classified, closed-door session as Adm. Mike Rogers, the National Security Agency director, did on Monday evening.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:44

But he said that he was unable to say whether he had discussed Comey's handling of the FBI investigation on the principle that his conversations with the President should be kept confidential. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:57

His parents later told the Washington Post that their son was being transported on a US military plane in a coma . As for the current trip, here's what Rodman said about his aspirations, in a video released just before he departed: "Hopefully we come back with a positive attitude, and hope that the door can be a little bit open".

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:49

You're impeding this investigation". Sanders confirmed that the President did interview Robert Mueller as a candidate for FBI director the day before he was named special counsel of the federal investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian Federation ties.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:30

Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee. "Particularly when that left a person, director Comey, who on the organizational chart is subordinate to Sessions, creating the sense that there was something sinister to be discussed".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:06

He also called on Congress to support DoD's request to conduct another round of base closures and realignments, saying this could save up to $2 billion a year. The secretary has sought to reassure allies in both Europe and the Pacific in recent months that the United States still stands with them, after President Donald Trump repeatedly raised questions about whether he was committed to longstanding military alliances.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:57

The directors of national intelligence and the National Security Agency say they are in discussions with the White House about whether their conversations with President Donald Trump are protected by executive privilege. "In the three-plus years that I have been the director of the National Security Agency, to the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate", said National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:42

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:00

When Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), pressed Sessions for more information after fired FBI Director James Comey told the committee last week there were "problematic" reasons why Sessions needed to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling, Sessions responded with perhaps the most memorable line of his testimony.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:17

The White House said on Tuesday it wouldn't comment "on rumors about private conversations that may or may not have happened". "There was a robust discussion involving the Senate's current work to rescue the American people from the failures of Obamacare ", Whitlock said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:55

The Justice Department said Monday that Sessions requested Tuesday's committee hearing be open because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". Ian Prior, a Justice Department spokesman, disputed that account and said that Sessions replied to Comey and said he "wanted to ensure that he and his Federal Bureau of Investigation staff were following proper communications protocol with the White House".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:29

Born in 1973, Rowe was being held for life without the possibility of parole for multiple armed robbery convictions in Bibb County from October 2001. Newport Police Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 41, who was named the 2016 Jackson County Outstanding Officer of the Year, died on Monday night in a hospital.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:32

As late as Sunday, the Justice Department signaled it expected Sessions testimony to be closed but said the final decision was up to the committee. The view of the US attorney general coming before a group of aggressive senators may paint a picture similar to the media bonanza of Comey's blockbuster hearing last week.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:49

Upon arrival, Trump said at the private event in front of Air Force One at Cincinnati's Lunken Municipal Airport that "Democrats are destroying healthcare in this country". Trump was holding a series of meetings on June 6 with members of Congress, but they're all Republicans. At a panel hosted by the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, Cordish said the problem wasn't a lack of government funding for worker training but ineffective programs.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:13

Comey also laid out specifics on at least two private phone calls initiated by Trump and said that altogether, they had had nine conversations. Whether or not Trump made the tapes is a huge deal for his presidency. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" That tweet has prompted repeated demands from the congressional committees investigating any possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, and the process by which he fired Comey, for him to hand over ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:20

Sessions told the senators that he has confidence in Mueller but said he had "no idea" if Trump did because he had not spoken to the president about the matter. At a separate hearing today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , overseeing that effort since Sessions stepped aside, said he's seen no basis for firing Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director he appointed as special counsel.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:50

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could be at the center of two controversies in the Trump administration: whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win and whether the president obstructed justice. Senators from both sides want to know why Sessions was involved in the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's firing, reports CBS News' Nancy Cordes.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:15

As attorney general, Sessions is unlikely to answer in detail questions about conversations he's had with Trump. Comey testified publicly last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of reasons it would be problematic for Sessions to remain involved in the probe before he recused himself .

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:45

But legal experts say it's impossible to find any obvious violation in Comey's behavior, arguing instead that Kasowitz's threat is more likely a meritless attempt to bully Comey - which could have unintended ramifications for Trump . White House ethics czar under President Barack Obama , said he is prepared to formally defend the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director , should Kasowitz follow through on his threat to take legal action against Comey.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:11

Otto Warmbier , the American student arrested in North Korea about a year and a half ago for stealing a poster with propaganda slogans, was released from captivity. Three other U.S. citizens remain in custody in North Korea. The US government condemned the sentence and accused North Korea of using such American detainees as political pawns.