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Senate Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn in Russia investigation


Clapper's testimony was devastating on the matter of collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin. Yates' view that Trump's order was unlawful and inconsistent with the principles of the Justice Department ultimately was upheld by three federal courts that blocked its enforcement; the Trump administration eventually withdrew it and replaced it with a more carefully drawn order that nevertheless also has been blocked by the federal courts. Read More »

Trump's own version of Comey drama raises more questions than it answers

Trump also said that at the dinner, he and Comey discussed whether the U.S. top cop would stay in his role and continue his ten-year term. "This Russia thing is a made up story". The president's tweet comes amid allegations that he fired Comey because of the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Spicer: Trump Warning Comey About 'Tapes' Is 'Not A Threat'

Another theory presents itself: Did he - or, more likely, White House social-media director Dan Scavino - happen to see the news on Reddit's infamous /r/The_Donald, where O'Donnell's tweet was posted shortly before the president tweeted? Trump also said that Comey told him two other times that he was not under investigation, once on the phone and once during a dinner that had been "arranged". Read More »

Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado


Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has grudgingly accepted Real Madrid and Juventus are deserving Champions League finalists. The French striker's spectacular move to evade three Atletico defenders led to the crucial away goal that helped put Real Madrid in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff. Read More »

Experts downplay North Korea ambassador comments

PUST is North Korea's only privately funded university and has a large number of foreign teachers, including Americans. "First of all because North Korea really doesn't have a way of attacking the US directly other than maybe special forces, teams, that's clearly an exaggeration", said Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at Rand Corp. Read More »

May says British hospitals not deliberately targeted in cyber attack

Researchers believe a criminal organization is behind this, given its sophistication. Many security firms are already aware of WannaCry in past forms and most are looking at this one right now to see how it might be stopped. The committee, the nation's top investigative agency, has rejected the claim. Computers were infected with what is known as "ransomware" - software that freezes up a machine and flashes a message demanding payment to release the user's data. Read More »

Why Did Trump Fire Comey?

Demonstrators gather Wednesday outside the White House a day after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. But in the NBC interview, Trump contracted that as well, telling Holt that Comey's firing may "lengthen out the investigation". Read More »

Four on for Gunners - Mustafi


Striker Saido Berahino could start after being an unused substitute on his return from illness last time out. Arsene Wenger on Alexis Sanchez and his cool finish: "The goal he scored tonight shows what he's about: very good technique in a short space". Read More »

President Moon due to name special envoys to US China, Japan, Russia

An early summit between Moon and Trump began to take shape during a phone call between the two leaders on the evening of May 10. Moon was part of the South's last liberal government, which pursued a "Sunshine policy" of reconciliation and dialogue with the North, and is widely expected to shift away Park's hardline approach. Read More »

Surprise! Senate Fails to Repeal Obama-Era Rule

Methane is a short-lived but potent greenhouse gas, being about 25 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. That likely would have been the 15th late Obama-era rule repealed using the Congressional Review Act . Cory Gardner of Colorado , Rob Portman of OH and Iowa's Chuck Grassley - all said they were undecided up until the final hours of the vote. A video of the vote and shrug shows McCain then walking off of the Senate floor as the motion to repeal fails. Read More »

Still no verdict for Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

When U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutor Tysen Duva observed for the court that Brown had spent $7,000 more than her income during one month, Brown had no problem giving her side of the story. Brown said she was left in the dark about the goings-on with One Door's money, and blamed the theft on Simmons. So, of course, Simmons and the charity's president testified against her. Read More »

I Would Have Fired Comey Without Rosenstein's Letter

Meanwhile, the acting head of the FBI said there had been no effort by the White House to date to impede the agency's investigation into Russian Federation. "Almost everyone agrees that the director made serious mistakes", Mr. Rosenstein wrote , "it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives". Read More »

NCAA lacrosse tournament a sign of more parity


Assists: HP-Perrotta 4, Brown 3, Stevens 3, Poulin 2, Gaeng; T-Brookhart 3, Sulmonte 3, Gillingham 2, Montalbano 2, Conti. However, USC won the ensuing draw and bled out the clock. UCLA fell to Pepperdine 5-2 in February. Gabby Rosenzweig and Alex Condon each scored goals during the run for the home team. Rogers-Healion gave Penn its first lead of the day 26 seconds later on another free position goal at the midway point of the first half. Read More »

Here are the unanswered questions about Trump's 'tapes' warning to Comey

Mr Spicer said the president was a "little dismayed" that the attempts of his press team to give out information were being turned into a "game of gotcha" by the media. Did Trump commit a crime with this tweet? In response to Trump's tweet, Democrat Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of IL penned a letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn requesting that any potential tapes recorded by Trump be submitted to Congress, The Daily Dot reports . Read More »

Trump on Israeli-Palestinian deal: 'We will get it done'

But Abbas also hopes to use the meeting to improve his diminished stature both at home and overseas, analysts say. "So Abbas here wants to be able to come home to the West Bank at least showing that he's got Trump's ear". Trump told Abbas he wants his signature on the final peace agreement. The U.S. president expressed optimism during the joint press appearance before his meeting with Abbas. Read More »

US President Donald Trump threatens to cancel White House press briefings

But the new interim boss, McCabe, testified Thursday: "I can tell you that I hold Director Comey in the absolute highest regard". "I think instead of getting so lost in the process, 'Did this happen at 12:01 or 12:02?" The tax returns, the attorneys say , largely reflect income and interest paid by the web of corporate entities that made up The Trump Organization prior to Trump taking office. Read More »

Trump, Putin to Meet in July, Russian State Media Says


Six top United States intelligence officials told Congress Thursday they agree with the conclusion that Russian Federation acted to influence last year's election, countering President Donald Trump's assertions that the hacking remains an open question. Read More »

Sessions Tells U.S. Prosecutors to Push for Toughest Penalties

Holder himself responded , calling the policy "dumb on crime", "ideologically motivated", and "cookie cutter". Mr. Sessions withdrew a sentencing policy crafted by Obama Attorney General Eric H. Sessions's recusal came back in March , after it was revealed that he'd misled senators, including Franken, about his contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Read More »

Sessions' predecessor slams sentencing policy

The Obama administration policy shift coincided with its clemency initiative that released convicts considered worthy of a second chance and U.S. Sentencing Commission changes that made tens of thousands of federal drug inmates eligible for early release. Read More »

Chelsea secures English Premier League Title

After his second try, Conte bemoaned the difference between Juventus and the top European clubs, saying: "When you sit in a restaurant where a meal costs 100 euros, you can't think about eating with just 10 euros". That proved pivotal with Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard scoring in the last half-our to claim the points. Tomorrow's game is the most important one for us. Read More »

North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

It's not unusual for Pyongyang to condemn Washington's moves to censure it, but direct protests to Congress are exceptionally rare. BEIJING/SHANGHAI The United States warned China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at a weekend summit on China's new Silk Road could affect the participation of other countries, casting a shadow over what is Beijing's biggest diplomatic event of 2017. Read More »

Before the axe, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

Based on his deputy's assessment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the recommendation that Comey be removed from his post , upon which Trump acted immediately. Rosenstein's memo focused on how Comey publicly handled the FBI's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Compounding the error, the director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation". Read More »

Microsoft wants Windows to play nice with others

Announcements at the conference focused on products that optimize productivity and creativity. OneDrive Files on Demand allows access to all files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on a specific device. Microsoft also provided a closer look at how Cortana will work in cars and speakers, such as the recently announced Invoke player from Harman Kardon . Read More »

Pope Francis Departs Egypt After Two-Day Visit


He said that relations with the Russian Orthodox Church right now are "very good", and praised the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, as a man of "deep apostolic zeal". El-Sissi has been criticized for human rights offenses and stifling free press in the country. "He came at a critical time in Egyptian history", she said. Read More »

Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

I said if it's possible, would you let me know am I under investigation. McCabe earlier would not confirm President Donald Trump's assertions that Comey had told him multiple times that he was not under investigation. The FBI is now conducting an investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the lead up to the election. Read More »

Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

I said if it's possible, would you let me know am I under investigation. McCabe earlier would not confirm President Donald Trump's assertions that Comey had told him multiple times that he was not under investigation. The FBI is now conducting an investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the lead up to the election. Read More »