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by | May 20, 2017 | 21:02

Foreign Affairs budget by 37 percent. At the White House press conference, President Santos was asked by a reporter whether he supported a wall between the USA and Mexico as a strategy to stop the flow of drugs. Comey - whom Trump fired May 9 - wrote a memo memorializing a discussion with the president about Flynn and the FBI's investigation, two sources close to the former FBI director who had seen the memo confirmed to NPR .

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:33

President Donald Trump's administration is moving forward with renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and several Democrats from the MI delegation are hoping they keep Congress in the loop throughout the process. Canada and Mexico supported TPP, and so they might be open to renegotiating Nafta in that way. During the required consultation period, Lighthizer said he would consult with " Congress and American stakeholders to create an agreement that advances the interests of ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:42

In a hearing in March, Comey announced the FBI was investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to sway the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. That explanation was contradicted by the president himself, who told NBC News last week that he chose to fire Comey "regardless" of the memo. Q. Could a special counsel investigate things beyond simply the Russian Federation connection? "If the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's been keeping memos on ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:09

Graham said he thinks "Congress' ability to conduct investigations of all things Russian Federation has been severely limited, probably in an appropriate fashion". They included Trump's firing of Comey, reports that Trump had previously pressured Comey to end a probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Trump discussing sensitive information on Islamic State with Russia's foreign minister.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:02

According to the New York Times report on Friday that Trump had recommended Guilfoyle for the press secretary job in exchanges with political associates. "I think it's a good idea". The communications team at the Trump White House could be in for a shake-up. "And they'll be in the room, and you have to see, the way they ask questions, I want, I want, screaming and there's never been anything like this".

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:45

Passengers and crew subdued the man, took him to the back of the plane and duct-taped him to a seat, Lee Lorenzens told KITV and CNN affiliate KGMB/KHNL. Basden returned it to the man when he came out. The series of events leading up to the arrest began at 2:45 a.m.at LAX, airport police said. They say he was spotted by a contractor and detained until police officers arrived.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:25

Chaffetz on Tuesday requested the FBI turn over to Congress and records of communications between fired FBI Director James Comey and the president. Jason Chaffetz to leave Congress in June, opening top investigative spot Rep. Gowdy did not answer questions Thursday about his interest in the position, and his spokeswoman acknowledged discussions but would not say he is actively seeking the post.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:44

P.G.T. Beauregard was removed from the Bayou St. John entrance to City Park. The city plans to have extra security around the Lee statue Friday and will cordon off a one-block radius around Lee Circle to cars in anticipation of protests.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:38

On the flight Uskanil had been loitering near the restroom, carrying a laptop, a government source told NBC News. As the suspect approached the drink cart at the rear of first class, the flight attendant in economy told him, "Sir, please stop".

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:09

That would surely include Trump's firing of Comey. For an embattled White House communications team, facing the flood of negative stories and criticisms from the president, the stories were an exclamation point at the end of a disastrous week and will further cast a shadow over Trump's high-stakes foreign trip.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:23

Flynn resigned from his post in February after it was revealed that, contrary to his earlier claims, he had discussed USA sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador before Trump was inaugurated. The Senate committee's investigation can not not be wrapped up before the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ongoing probe into alleged collusion between Trump campaign and Russian Federation is completed.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:02

He also reportedly said, "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". "That's taken off", he said. "He was insane, a real nut job", Mr. Trump told the Russians in the Oval Office on May 10, according to a document read to the The New York Times .

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:16

Flynn agreed to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees in late March in exchange for immunity from prosecution, but neither committee has agreed so far. Federal investigators are looking into whether other military determinations Flynn made during the transition and his tenure as national security adviser were swayed by funds he received from Turkey and Russian Federation, according to the Journal.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:27

The boy told police he had also seen his father conducting a drug deal earlier. "I commend this young man for being courageous enough to come forward and report that these unsafe substances were in his home", a police official told the news station.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:02

IL native John Renner, who is white, said the statue should remain because it represents history. Landrieu detailed the creation of what he called the "cult of the lost cause" that he said was a concerted effort to "re-brand" the south more than a dozen years after the end of the Civil War by lionizing heroes of the Confederacy.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:58

The Justice Department on Friday released the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, the Justice Department said a special counsel had been appointed to look into allegations of Russian interference in last year's election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:46

Trump began the day by tweeting that he is the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", a claim ignoring impeachment efforts and blistering verbal attacks on previous presidents and other political leaders.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:00

Mr. Spicer, traveling with the president, didn't directly address those allegations, saying in his statement: "As the President has stated before-a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:27

Trump said "soon" when asked how close he is to making an announcement. He has said he could name a director before he departs. Joe Lieberman was one of his top picks after meeting with the latter Thursday. Lieberman was Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential nominee in 2000 and unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. "Lieberman's political history and extreme views on a number of issues would make him a divisive nominee", Sanders wrote.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:34

He offered a similar response to whether there was collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. The White House counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing Mueller was signed, said a senior White House official, who was not authorized to speak publicly by name and commented only on condition of anonymity.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:30

Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it", Warner said. Citing two unidentified sources, CNN also reported that White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:09

According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, this all started around 1 a.m. Authorities say Kingston was sitting in a silver 2000 Toyota Camry at the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson when someone stole it. "Anybody who says she didn't say the baby was missing is wrong". "A six-year-old is gone, " said Kingston's cousin, Kolby Irby. However, at about 9:45 a.m.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:07

Trump has frequently stressed the importance of a peace deal in the region, and he will be meeting with both Israeli and Palestinian officials during the trip. From day one, Saudi rulers hailed the arrival of President Trump, and what they believe will be greater United States engagement in this region. "The Middle East leaders, particularly in the Gulf and Jordan, were not pleased with the way Obama handled Middle East policy from their point of view and, as a outcome, just because they ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:45

The divided city of Jerusalem , where Donald Trump was planning to move the USA embassy to Israel. Trump or any other "mediator" can not expect Israel to make peace with a Palestinian state that rewards the family of any Palestinian who kills or damages an Israeli.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:20

Another person was killed when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma , CNN reported. Sam Porter, director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, and Anthony Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, met Gov. Paul area, according to meteorologist Mike Griesinger of the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The violent tornado packing 120-130mph winds went right through the heart of Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park.

by | May 20, 2017 | 12:05

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, did not dispute the account. Air Force One departed from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, outside Washington, with the president, first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as a group of senior advisers and journalists covering the trip.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:42

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Thursday that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel for the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation was "perfectly appropriate". "We'll get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", said Sen. He said a special counsel is necessary in order for the "American people to have full confidence in the outcome".

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:31

Governor Cooper and North Carolina's Democratic attorney general, Josh Stein, had told the justices they wanted to drop the state's appeal of the 4th Circuit ruling. Shortly before President Donald Trump took office in January, the Justice Department urged the Supreme Court to reject the North Carolina appeal.

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:03

In announcing the appointment of a special counselor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he determined the move was "in the public interest". It isn't clear that the President grasps the appointment of a special counsel such as Mueller and the growing concerns among Republicans on Capitol Hill have the makings of a stunning situation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:05

Beckel worked for CNN during the 2016 election season, predicting a Hillary Clinton landslide, and to much hoopla (see clip below) returned to FNC and The Five in January 2017, resuming his role as the show's resident curmudgeon and unlikely fan favorite for at least some in the conservative-leaning audience.

by | May 20, 2017 | 07:49

With looming budget cuts to foreign aide in the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, Mr. Santos is expected to seek a renewal of $450 million dollars in foreign aide from the U.S. In spite of tensions over the wall, the two presidents repeatedly affirmed that in their meeting they had strengthened the alliance between Colombia and the U.S.

by | May 20, 2017 | 08:17

Assange believes the United States wants him extradited and arrested in connection with WikiLeaks' publication of classified USA documents. Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, said she had made a decision to discontinue the investigation against Mr Assange in a statement on Friday morning.

by | May 20, 2017 | 08:30

All honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American teams. McCorkhill finished the season tied for third in the league in home runs (12) and fourth in runs batted in (45). This is the first all-region selection for Manuel, who played a key part both on the field and at the plate for the Panthers this year. She's the first Cajun since the 1990s to earn all-region all four years of a career, joining an elite list in program history that includes: Lynn ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:31

In an email to BuzzFeed News, Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania said job cuts will not make USA businesses competitive, and that "we must instead invest in quality, full-time, salaried workers if our nation is to keep manufacturing the best products in the world".

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:55

JACKIE NORTHAM, BYLINE: The deal is the result of trade talks that sprang from a meeting in April between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. The United States also signaled that it was eager to export more liquefied natural gas (LNG), saying China could negotiate any type of contract, including long-term contracts, with US suppliers.