Lee said that even if Comey's testimony is true, "I don't see that that amounts to obstruction". "He's a leaker." The president added that some of the things Comey said on Thursday, such as Trump asking the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to pledge loyalty to him, "just weren't true".
May began talks with the Northern Ireland-based party to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament. "We haven't done enough to reassure public sector workers", said one. Mrs Foster was nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, though changes to security and legacy issues from the Troubles were unlikely to be included in a pact.
Russian Federation has denied repeatedly that it interfered in the USA election, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Sessions rejected he'd misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign.
He is said to have made the comments during a meeting with women's rights activists about security in Afghanistan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media reacting to reports that US President Donald Trump has given Defence Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan.
During Wednesday's hearing, Hassan's counsel Khawaja Harris reiterated his client's plea that video recording of JIT proceedings should not be done. On June 8, the team issued summons asking Sharif "to appear on Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m., at the office of the JIT, Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad ".
Sessions is the most senior member of Trump's administration caught up in the controversy over whether associates of the president colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win the election. But: When Comey brought it up the next day, Sessions said he agreed it wasn't a good idea to be alone with the president. Comey referred frequently to the attorney general and included the tantalizing tidbit that there were "facts that I can't discuss in an open setting".
They may sit in Parliament as well for the first time in order to join the Labour party in trying to overturn the DUP-Tory government . "What we are doing in relation to the productive talks that we are holding with the Democratic Unionist Party is ensuring that it is possible to, with their support, give the stability to the UK Government that I think is necessary at this time".
Our best guess: Trump meant to type "coverage". But as of Wednesday afternoon, Trump's followers still didn't have any clear answers about what he was getting at. Trump's #covfefe tweet has resulted in a bevvy of meme on Twitter and Indian Twitter users are having a field day. However, the folks at Merriam-Webster didn't have much to say about covfefe because, quite simply, it doesn't exist.
However, the Conservatives, who were after a landslide victory for a stronger position in upcoming talks on Britain's exit from the European Union ( Brexit ), dropped from 330 to 318, short 8 seats from overall majority. The loyalist and socially conservative party , the biggest in Northern Ireland, has drawn controversy for opposing same-sex marriage and any reform of the province's strict abortion laws.
Other images from the day show thousands of demonstrators in St. Petersburg chanting slogans against Putin - and black-clad police marching through the crowd, making arrests and pulling people off of monuments. The protesters decision to disrupt a large public event was an usually strident public demonstration in Russian Federation, appearing to illustrate the emboldened attitude of those who have coalesced around Navalny's calls for protest.
Trump unceremoniously sacked, which could color his views on the president and his circle. Even though it is reported that the president understands how risky firing Mueller will be, those close to him feel that Trump is "so volatile they can not be sure that he won't change his mind if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised".
The mastermind of the Tehran attacks has been killed Saturday outside of Iran in an Iranian-led operation in coordination with the intelligence of "a friendly foreign country", Iran's intelligence minister has said . Officials have reported the arrests of suspected IS members in and around Tehran , as well as in the country's centre, southern governorates, and western provinces near the Iraqi border.
London's Mayor Sadiq Khan said "a lot of people" still unaccounted for more than eight hours after the fire was reported. The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that emergency services are attending a large fire in the Lancaster West Estate.
The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. It's a unity of goal, having voted to leave the European Union , that their government gets on with that and makes a success of it."During the election campaign , May cast herself as the only leader competent to navigate the tortuous Brexit negotiations that will shape the future of the United Kingdom and its ...
One woman lost two of her six children as she tried to escape from the block, one witness said. Tiago Etienne, 17, heard people pleading for help and saw children being thrown out "from as high as about the 15th floor" to be caught by firefighters and police.
Representative Mo Brooks told CNN that during batting practice he heard a "bam" and then a quick succession of shots and saw the gunman shooting through the holes in a chain link fence. "He was coherent. He was asking for water", Flake said of his colleague. The Capitol Police said that "out of an abundance of caution" they "deployed a robust police presence throughout the Capitol Complex", although all buildings remained open.
A massive fire engulfed a 27-story apartment building in west London early Wednesday as around 30 people have been taken to hospitals following the blaze. "This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the improvement works". By the time I got there the whole right side of the building was on fire , the whole thing was engulfed in flames.
Sessions opened his testimony to the panel with a fiery assertion that he never had any conversations with Russians about "any type of interference" in the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Comey had served in the Department of Justice for the better part of two decades, and I was confident that Mr. Comey understood and would abide by the Department's well-established rules governing any communications with the White House about ongoing investigations.
When asked whether he planned to challenge May for the Conservatives' leadership, Davis said he would not. "It's quite ironic because she was the one who said that you had to take certain things off the table, and she said that we should not take off the table a no-deal outcome, which of course seemed insane to most people.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said many questions must be answered about safety for the scores of other apartment blocks around the British capital. Britain has 4000 tower blocks like Grenfell Tower that still lack fire sprinklers, against the recommendations of an all-party parliamentary group which has been pushing ministers for action since 2013.
Some residents ignored the advice and were able to make it out of the building but horrific images showed people stood at windows screaming for help, and throwing young children out of the window to attempt to save their lives. a woman and a child waiting for people to help them for three hours". But he assured tower block tenants across the county that Norfolk's firefighters were well-trained to deal with such incidents.
While the FBI reported it was too early in the investigation to be certain of a motivation in the shooting , there were early reports that Hodgkinson had made several anti-Trump postings online. Then came an explosion of gunfire, and there, near third base, was a man with a rifle . Flake said the gunman was initially out in the open. Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is scheduled to address the media today at 1:30 EST following an extremely eventful past few days for the Trump administration. Dianne Feinstein of California has said there should be further investigation. It is not yet known whether the hearing will be public or closed. Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice past year with the Russian ...
Going into the testimony, Sessions said he wanted to address questions raised by ousted FBI Director James Comey during his testimony before the same panel last week . Trump, however, told a TV interviewer that the Russian investigation was on his mind when he fired Comey. Angus King (I-ME). As with many items in the political arena, the two parties saw things much differently in this hearing.
Her government has already triggered Article 50 of the EU Lisbon treaty which could see Britain formally leave the EU by March 30, 2019. The campaign began with a clear lead for May and the Conservatives, reinforcing a perception that Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was too left-wing to attract widespread support .