Dem senator: Trump disclosed more to the Russians than Americans
Dem senator: Trump disclosed more to the Russians than Americans
20 May, 2017, 15:42
The person was said to be a White House adviser "close to the president", officials told the newspaper.
Under this strategy, the sources said the administration would raise the issue in press conferences and public statements.
President Donald Trump is facing new pressure over his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey after the New York Times revealed on Friday that the president told Russian officials in the Oval Office last week that Comey's ouster takes "great pressure" off him. The White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal.
The announcement late Friday from committee Chairman Richard Burr, of North Carolina, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat, came hours after the Washington Post reported that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation had identified a senior White House adviser close to the president as a significant person of interest.
Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss his role in the investigation probing Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
In a statement Friday evening, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Comey has agreed to publicly testify in front of the panel about his role in the Russian Federation investigation.
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In the days after Comey's firing, some lawmakers, former Justice officials and people who knew Rosenstein wondered if he had been forced to write the politically charged memo for Trump.
Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting.
Pelosi said that Trump has left himself "very vulnerable personally" if he in fact asked Comey to end an investigation of adviser Michael Flynn.
The hearing will be scheduled after Memorial Day.
On May 8, I learned that President Trump meant to remove Director Comey and sought my advice and input.
The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week that Comey was a "nut job". "That's taken off." White House spokesman Sean Spicer called the president's rhetoric part of his deal-making.
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When the dust settled, the Cavs had a 72-31 half-time lead - the biggest in National Basketball Association playoff history. He was scoreless, missing all six shots in the first half, but he did assist on six of his team's 11 baskets in the half.
Asked if he urged Mr Comey at a February meeting to drop his probe of the Russian Federation connections of Mr Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, the president said: "No. No".
"The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it", Spicer said, adding that the real story was the leaks of "private and highly classified conversations".
Two members of the Trump campaign and transition team with reported ties to Russian Federation - former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chair Paul Manafort - are not current White House officials, meaning the Post reporting has identified a new connection.
Initially, the White House argued that Comey was sacked based on the recommendations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo suggesting Comey was unable to continue at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he got the indication from Rosenstein that the special counsel will essentially put Congress's investigations "on the back burner", because Mueller will have priority over key documents and witnesses.
The investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is now looking into a possible cover-up, according to McClatchy.
Let's be honest, as far as final days go, this year's climax to the Premier League season is. well, a bit shit. City, with 75 points , is in third place , two points ahead of Liverpool and three better than Arsenal .
Entre lo país miembros de la OCDE uno de cada dos adultos y uno de cada seis niños tiene sobrepeso u obesidad . Además, sus salarios son alrededor de 10 por ciento más bajos en relación con los empleados sin obesidad .
Turkish deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli also criticized Washington noting that support for the group "will profit nobody". USA airstrikes have also recently targeted ISIS boats and barges carrying fighters and gear on the Euphrates.
El Celta tuvo los mismos problemas defensivos de las últimas semanas, sobre todo en el ataque izquierdo del Madrid . Por su parte, Zidane descartó que su equipo vaya a especular con el resultado cuando visite al Málaga.
The new coaches are fitted with improved couplers that will make the journey jerk-free and comfortable at high speed, he added. The Tejas Express also offers assistance through Braille for visually challenged passengers.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was briefed on the disturbance, according to a statement from the department. He was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing, cited, given a pending court date and released to board his flight to Honolulu.
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Wayne Rooney could also play because he is unlikely to start against Ajax. "I think the players have the desire and mentality". Liverpool host already-relegated Middlesbrough and Manchester City travel to Watford who languish 16th in the standings.
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The case could take years to settle so judges issued Thursday's order to ensure Jadhav is not executed before the case ends. Sartaj Aziz, senior adviser to Prime Minister, said the government will constitute a new legal team to fight the case.
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The double Olympic gold medallist struggled with a wrist injury last season, missing the French Open and Wimbledon. Thiem was attempting to become the first ATP Masters 1000, ATP Finals or Grand Slam champion born after 1988.
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Firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure, Trump told Russians
The original chair of the panel, Devin Nunes, was caught reporting his findings to Trump before telling the rest of the committee. But special investigations of this kind-Iran-contra, the Whitewater probe that became the Lewinsky probe-have a way of expanding.
Grand jury doesn't indict officer for fatally shooting teen
He had been involved in three previous shootings, including one that was fatal, and was cleared of wrongdoing in all three. The statement provides no opinion from O'Brien on the grand jury's decision that Mason was justified in killing Tyre.
Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee
Robert Mueller, who served as FBI chief under George W Bush, was appointed this week as special counsel for the investigation. Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in public sometime after Memorial Day.