Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over media leaks
Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over media leaks
US President Donald Trump
19 May, 2017, 23:08
The White House initially said President Donald Trump made the call at the recommendation of the top two officials at the Justice Department, but in an NBC News interview that aired Thursday, the president said he would have fired Comey even without the recommendation.
"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" It's also unclear how much Clapper would know about developments in the investigation after he left office earlier this year.
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey, compared to 38% who disapprove.
Comey has not confirmed Trump's account of discussions that included the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration with the Russians.
While discussing classified matters with an adversary would be illegal for most people, the president has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that Trump's disclosures broke the law, the Post said.
Trump asked Comey to end his investigation of Michael Flynn one day after he fired him, according to a memo written by Comey detailing their discussion.
Nuevo hallazgo arqueológico en ruinas del Templo Mayor mexica
Además de esto, sus piezas estaban pintadas con destellos cromáticos a partir de cinco pigmentos que transformaban la percepción. Nuestro color, integrada por 20 piezas de la cultura mexica, la cual muestra el cromatismo en el arte de esa civilización.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election, US intelligence agencies concluded in January, aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favor.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Comey had resisted a request from Trump that he pledge loyalty to the President.
Even before Trump's provocative tweets, the White House was scrambling to clarify why Comey was sacked.
The shifting accounts of the decision to fire Comey, whom Trump derided as a "showboat" and "grandstander", added to a mounting sense of uncertainty and chaos in the West Wing, as aides scrambled to get their stories straight and appease an angry president.
US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week, potentially jeopardising a source of intelligence about ISIL, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former US officials.
Comey has not yet responded to the Senate intelligence committee's invitation to testify in closed session next week, Democratic and Republican spokespersons for the committee told CNN Friday. "He's unsafe because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation. and secondly his credibility has been destroyed".
He also said that he had heard he was not under investigation during a committee hearing.
"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!"
The newspaper said the information Trump relayed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had been provided by a U.S. partner through a highly sensitive intelligence-sharing arrangement.
But he also said, "In fact when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won".
He said he never pressured Comey into dropping the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, adding: "If Russia did anything, I want to know that".
The remark is an extraordinary development in the ongoing feud between the President and the agencies investigating alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Chivas elimina al Atlas
La última vez que Chivas llegó a semifinales fue en el Clausura 2015 cuando se enfrentaron a Santos, que quedó campeón. El Atlas basó su victoria en el esfuerzo físico de sus jugadores y en cerrarle los espacios al cuadro de las Chivas .
The initial, official White House version of how Comey came to be fired was that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, fresh on the job, wrote a memo expressing concern about the way Comey had handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey".
South Korea's military officials said the reclusive North apparently stands ready to conduct another nuclear test. Trump later said he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under "the right circumstances".
Steinhaus was designated as one of the refs at the Women's World Cup finals in 2011 and 2015 as well as the 2012 London Olympics . The German Football Association ( DFB ) hopes the announcement will encourage more females to become referees.
Commissioner Kristen Branscum said the report shows that tourism is "a vital economic driver" for the state. Kentucky officials are planning to announce how much tourism impacted the state's economy a year ago .
Créditos La película será producida por Yoshi Ikezawa y Joseph Chou de Toei Animation , junto al fundador de ARGF, Jeffrey Chan. La producción ejecutiva será de Tim Kwok de Convergence Entertainment, Miguel Faura y Kozo Morishita de Toei Animation .
The transmission will be built as a new, advanced transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles, created to be more fuel-efficient. The plant employs a total of about 1,800 people and makes transmissions for the Mustang, F-150 and other vehicles.
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The council has never allowed a woman to run for president and routinely rejects candidates calling for dramatic reform. Mohammad Khatami, another reformist who served as Iran's president from 1997 to 2005, also has endorsed Rowhani.
Rosenstein learned about Trump's plan on May 8, Durbin said. "Russia's fine", Trump said. "We are looking at counterintelligence". And I think Jonah's right: The appointment of a special counsel is what the president needs and helps him in the short run.
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Those briefings could soon be a thing of the past, however, according to a number of recent reports by White House watchers. Her name was floated by The New York Times as a person President Donald Trump suggested he'd be interested in hiring.
Chapecoense podría quedar fuera de Libertadores por trampa
Por otra parte, el delantero Mauro Albertengo reaparece entre los convocados luego del desgarro que sufriera a comienzos de mes. Russo aseguró que fue el entrenador Jorge Almirón quien se dio cuenta de la irregularidad al ver la planilla de jugadores.
Google Home gets some new features at I/O
It lets users create a virtual map of your office space and use the algorithms of Maps to lead you to his or her destination. Android O, the next version of Google's mobile operating system, will be released "later this summer", the firm said .
PM speaks to newly elected French President
Macron's task will be to show Le Pen's voters that he will follow through on promises to fundamentally reform the 28-nation bloc. Market reaction Monday to Macron's victory was subdued: investors were expecting it and seem wary of the difficulties he faces.
"En un club grande yo ya estaría despedido" — Guardiola
Sin embargo, un detalle no menor es que el español deberá dejar libre (o vender) a dos jugadores cuyos nombres se han filtrado. Según señaló el mismo medio, Kelechi Iheanacho y Nolito serían los dos jugadores que tendrían sus 'días contados'.
Four-goal Kane helps Spurs punish Leicester
Leicester, who are yet to make a decision on manager Craig Shakespeare's future, played their part in an entertaining game. Leicester was on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris.