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Intel chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to intervene in investigations

King demanded to know why they won't directly answer the questions about their conversations with the President of the United States . All four intelligence chiefs were asked multiple times by multiple committee members from both sides of the aisle whether Trump directly asked them to intervene in the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

On May 22, The Washington Post reported Trump asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. In one particularly heated exchange, King lambasted the two intelligence officials for not offering a legal basis for refusing to talk about their discussions with the president regarding t... [Full Article...]

'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed'

'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed' The meeting with the Russian ambassador occurred when Kushner was not yet a government employee, and the effort's secrecy gave the appearance that he and other senior Trump aides were not sharing their moves with the Obama administration. Kelly said he did not know if the reports were true, but added that he supports attempts to foster communication with Russian Federation. Homeland Security Sec... [Full Article...]

Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge

Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge Comey also bluntly accused the Trump White House of lying, asserted that Trump asked him to back off an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , and contended that Trump fired him in an effort to change the course of the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

Trump has been insistent that it's the news media whose at fault for the negative portrayal of his tweets. When asked if Trump's tweets are hindering his ability to get things done, Spicer defended Trump as the "most effective messenger". [Full Article...]

Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

Repeatedly, the heads of USA intelligence agencies were asked by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee whether President Donald Trump tried to influence their investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to the Russian government. [Full Article...]

Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony It doesn't make sense. However, Trump denied that he had ever asked Comey to drop the FBI investigation into ties of his former national security adviser and Russian Federation, or asked for a pledge of loyalty, as Comey asserted on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia

Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia But not surprisingly, numerous questions were about President Trump. The hearing brought four senior intelligence and law enforcement officials before the committee on Wednesday. "100%", the President said when asked about his willingness to deliver sworn testimony during a Rose Garden news conference. "You've filibustered better than most of my colleagues", an exasperated Heinrich said. [Full Article...]

After various sexual harassment claims, Uber have fired 20 employees

After various sexual harassment claims, Uber have fired 20 employees Per Bloomberg , Perkins Coie attorney Bobbie Wilson addressed Uber's 12,000 employees Tuesday morning with details of their investigation of over 250 sexual harassment claims, and they apparently made a decision to take no action in 100 of them. [Full Article...]

Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand Adam Frazier and Jordy Mercer had two hits and two RBIs each for the Pirates but Pittsburgh dropped its fourth straight to fall into last in the NL Central. The Pirates made five transactions before the game, sending RHPs Tyler Glasnow and Dovydas Neverauskas to Triple-A Indianapolis, recalling RHPs Edgar Santana and A.J. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Trump: And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I've read today. Comey said that in their February 14 meeting Trump expressed " hope " that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn over Flynn's contacts with Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Trump Not Expected To Block Comey's Senate Testimony

Trump Not Expected To Block Comey's Senate Testimony Mr Comey, who was sacked by the USA president last month, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee which is probing possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. On Sunday, Lawmakers from both parties urged Trump not to stand in the way of Comey's testimony. A White House official also said Saturday that Trump's plan would also look to... [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris scolded by male senator, refuses to back down

Comey said he, "didn't know". Warren was asked by the presiding officer to take her seat . Harris began her scheduled question time by thanking Comey for appearing before the committee as a "private citizen", mentioning the extended time senators were given to question Comey. [Full Article...]

USA lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

USA lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing Sen. Angus King , I-Maine, asked Coats and Rogers whether they would commit to answer questions about their conversations with Trump during a closed session with the committee. She said it appeared the intelligence officials were in a "limbo" where executive privilege had been discussed, but not yet decided on. Rogers then shot back all snarky: "I'm not interested in repeating myself, sir... [Full Article...]

Trump wages battle against regulations, not climate change

The decision is a blow to global efforts to halt climate change, but it won't stop the growth of clean energy. On May 31, Garcetti announced that he is working with Councilman Mike Bonin to have a motion introduced instructing the city's departments to adhere to the Paris Agreement . [Full Article...]

3-on-3 basketball among events added for 2020

3-on-3 basketball among events added for 2020 Other notable additions include a mixed relay in the triathlon, which should favour Team GB, a mixed 4×400 metres relay in athletics and a mixed doubles in table tennis. Boxing, canoeing and rowing had agreed to reduce the number of men's events in exchange for more women's events. "I am delighted that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be more youthful, more urban and will include more women", I... [Full Article...]

White House to stop taking questions related to Russian Federation probe

White House to stop taking questions related to Russian Federation probe Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". "Well, I haven't talked to him since all of this came out", Haley said. The latest revelations to emerge last week involved Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner . [Full Article...]

Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example

Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example A senior federal official confirmed to NBC News that victor is the accused leaker in the case, but a motive for her alleged involvement remains unknown. The document in question, which victor leaked to The Intercept , describes a Russian cyberattack on a US voting software supplier before last year's election and states that Russian intelligence services gained access to "multiple USA state o... [Full Article...]

Kuchibhotla's Accused to Face Death Penalty?

Kuchibhotla's Accused to Face Death Penalty? A third man who stepped in was wounded. Grillot said when Purinton came back to the bar about 30 minutes after he was kicked out, he was wearing "a scarf or something over his head trying to hide his identity". Witnesses who saw the attack unfold reportedly heard the gunman use racial slurs, and said that he referred to the two victims as being of Middle Eastern descent as he told them to "ge... [Full Article...]

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey's explosive testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee began with an unambiguous declaration that the President of the United States lied about his firing. While House Democrat Green is publicly flouting and touting the idea of a Trump impeachment , even moving forward with the drafting of at least one article of impeachment ; other Democrats in Washin... [Full Article...]


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