Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the current Senate majority whip and former attorney general of Texas, is another contender who was interviewed Saturday to replace Comey. Schumer as Charles S. Schumer. "I said, if it's possible would you let me know, am I under investigation?" "'It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won'".
Mr Trump also defended his media team over criticism at their handling of this week's event - and threatened to abandon the policy of holding daily press briefings. "On Monday, the president met with the attorney general and the deputy attorney general and they discussed reasons for removing the director". The timeline directly contradicted the White House's assertion that the president had acted exclusively based on the recommendations of Rosenstein and Sessions.
Rep. Park Byeong-seug of the Democratic Party was designated to lead a delegation, which is known to leave for China on Saturday, if early, the sources said. During his campaign, many conservatives anxious that Moon's election would cause problems with Washington, Seoul's most important ally, because of his engagement policy on North Korea would clash with Trump's push to maximize pressures on the country.
Pro-EU Macron wants to push for closer cooperation to help the bloc overcome the imminent departure of Britain, another of its most powerful members. Many of them feel dispossessed as manufacturing jobs move overseas and as immigration and a fast-changing world blur their sense of a French identity.
She also highlighted that by sacking Kapil Mishra , Kejriwal had proved what kind of a person he is. He then said he saw Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from health minister Satyendra Jain. Mishra demanded Kejriwal's resignation. Mishra vowed he would put Kejriwal in Tihar jail. Tiwari said the AAP government has no morality left to stay in power, and it must resign so that the people's faith is restored in the government and democracy.
A short statement from her representative on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) said: " I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall ". Serena Williams hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their 2016 US Open Women's Singles semifinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY.
Today: A rather cloudy and breezy morning with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle in places. Dry weather returns for the second half of Monday with handsome sunshine arriving Tuesday . Rain belts will clear the north this morning as another spell approaches the southwest. Monday: Chance for a few early showers, then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon.
When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Dismissing the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at a time when the agency probes alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election has overshadowed Trump's push to boost jobs through tax reform and a massive infrastructure program.
The prime minister also separately told the BBC that Turkey's messages will be clear during Erdogan's visit to Washington. Turkish president Rayyip Erdogan has moved to soften his criticism of the USA ahead of his official trip to Washington, D.C., next week, reports Reuters .
In its founding charter, Hamas called for setting up an Islamic state in historic Palestine , or the territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, which also includes Israel . Lieberman said that if he were defense minister, Haniya would be dead within 48 hours if he did not return two Israeli men and the remains of two soldiers that Hamas is believed to be holding in Gaza .
When it was announced that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey , it was noted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had joined Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in recommending to the president that Comey needed to go.
Since the commencement of the Mosul offensive in mid-October 2016, military operations have displaced more than 473,000 people from Mosul to Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, Diyala, Erbil, Ninewa, Qadisiyah, Salah ad Din, Sulaimaniyah, and Wasit governorates, according to U.S.
He also said Sunday that Trump firing Comey was "very disturbing" and "unacceptable", while acknowledging he doesn't know exactly what the president was thinking. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said selecting an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to lead the agency would allow the nation to "reset".
Moving the embassy, the statement said, "would advance it (the peace process) by correcting a historic injustice and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy according to which Jerusalem isn't the capital of Israel". Trump has previously expressed his desire to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling it the "ultimate deal". USA presidents of both parties have repeatedly waived a US law requiring the embassy be moved to Jerusalem .
The body of Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario was escorted from Licking County to Columbus on Saturday. It wasn t immediately clear whether the gunman killed himself, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. Investigators are still trying to determine how the suspect got inside the nursing home, which is a secure facility, Thorp said. The shooting closed down the main street in the village, which was flooded with police officers from several surrounding agencies and with ...
The president is reported to have asked Comey whether he could be loyal to him during a dinner meeting in February shortly after his inauguration. Unfortunately for the press and the public it intends to serve, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer provided no clarity. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" Regardless of whether Trump moves forward with the shake-up, Baldasaro said ...
Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking about national security and foreign policy during a campaign stop at Chatham House in London, Friday May 12, 2017 . "It doesn't make me a pacifist". The former Stop the War Coalition chair said he would not pursue a " bomb first, talk later " policy and that current foreign policy amounted to a " recipe for increasing, not reducing threats and insecurity ".
Putin is in China to attend a. The summit is showcasing Xi's cherished One Belt, One Road initiative, a revival of the Silk Road that could cement China's growing global clout on trade and geopolitics. The Russian leader said the rise of trade protectionism is creating a "breeding ground for worldwide extremism and terrorism". "It should change the very political and economic landscape of the continent bringing Eurasia stability, prosperity".
In the current Parliament by a convincing majority the opposition has. Highlighting vandalism and violence by young masked protesters, Maduro says opponents are seeking a coup with USA support and harbor "terrorists" and "murderers" in their ranks.
Ireland won the toss in the second match of the ODI Tri-Series against New Zealand in Dublin on Sunday and made a decision to bowl first. After their opening game in the series against Bangladesh was abandoned due to rain on Friday, Ireland were keen to register a win in the Malahide Cricket club.
In recent weeks on the campaign trail Rouhani has also taken aim at the country's Revolutionary Guards claiming that the military institution had attempted to scupper a landmark nuclear deal signed by Tehran in late 2015 with the U.S., and five other world powers.
Critics of Trump, including Democrats in Washington, have been quick to point out the president's failures on several high-profile initiatives at the start of his term, including a withdrawn health care bill and the "travel ban" halted by a federal judge.
Ramallah, the Palestinian political capital, saw turnout of less than 40%. Months of political and legal squabbling preceded Saturday's voting, with Fatah and Hamas trading blames for the failure to hold polls in Gaza. Abbas, whose term was meant to end in 2009 but who has remained in office, has grown unpopular among Palestinians, but he remains their leader in the eyes of the world.
A local government official and a senior police official confirmed to AFP that it was a suicide bombing and the attacker came riding a motorcycle and blew himself up close to Haideri's vehicle. Shaken but with only minor cuts and bruises, Haideri told a local news channel that he could not speculate on the reason for the attack. IS has stepped up attacks lately in Pakistan.
SDF deputy head Qahraman Hassan said his forces would receive " special weapons and armoured vehicles " to enter the city, after USA president Donald Trump changed United States policy to allow arms deliveries to the Syrian Kurdish component of the alliance - the People Protection Units, or YPG.