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Grassley Seeks Copies of Reported Comey Memos and Possible Trump Tapes

Flynn, a retired Army general, was dismissed from his job less than a month into the new administration after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador regarding US sanctions against Russia. The newspaper and other reports cited a memo Mr Comey wrote immediately after the 14 February meeting. The president might suffer political fallout from bringing in his own lawyer, these experts said, but President Trump should be receiving advice from a ... Read More »

Clark provides positive outlook despite cloudy political future

If the students had their say, the NDP would have formed government with 60 seats, the Green Party would have been the official opposition with 14 seats and the Liberals would have won just 12 seats. Based on preliminary numbers, voter turnout was up slightly to 56.45 per cent on Tuesday compared with 55.32 per cent in 2013. There will likely be recounts in close ridings ( districts ). Read More »

'What the Hell!': The View Reacts to Comey's Alleged Memo About Trump

ABC's daytime talk show featured a discussion on the matter that started off when Whoopi Goldberg demanded , "What the hell?" Warner, the top Democrat of the Senate's Russian Federation investigation, would not say if Comey had accepted the committee's invitation - sent Wednesday - but said he was confident Comey will appear. Read More »

Bombshell memo on Trump

There may be a day when it's no longer politically feasible for Republicans to stick with Trump, but it has not arrived, even though some Republicans are warning that their agenda will stall if the White House doesn't put some of the questions behind it. Read More »

Ian Brady, notorious British serial killer, dies at 79

Brady snatched youngsters off the street with Myra Hindley before sexually assaulting them and burying their bodies in the Pennines. Brady and his partner, Myra Hindley , were jailed in 1966 after torturing and murdering three children together, although they later confessed to another two murders. Read More »

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to produce comedy horror Slaughterhouse Rulez

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You can next see Simon Pegg in thriller movie Terminal alongside Margot Robbie, while Nick Frost is now appearing in American series Into the Badlands . " Slaughterhouse Rulez takes place at an elite boarding school, dubbed Slaughterhouse , where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness", reads the synopsis . Read More »

Trump threatens Comey with 'tapes' of private conversations, report

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Johnson said he took the president's tweet to mean Comey, not President Trump, may have recorded some conversations. When pressed further to explain why the president tweeted that and what should be interpreted from it, Spicer said, "As I mentioned, the president has nothing further to add on that". Read More »

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

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The 14th meeting of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Council to be chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley begins in Srinagar on Thursday, an official statement said. Commonly used products like spices, tea and mustard oil will be taxed at 5 per cent. The research conducted by Morgan Stanley states that the GDP growth could accelerate by nearly 1 per cent point in the next three quarters to touch 7.9 per cent from the current growth rate of 7 per cent. Read More »

Czech PM accepts proposal for finance minister replacement

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Zeman has refused to fire his ally. Thousands of people protested against Babis and the president in Prague and other cities last week, and fresh demonstrations were called for Wednesday evening. Babis said he hoped Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka would accept the nomination, which would end a row between Babis's ANO party and Sobotka's Social Democrats. Read More »

Several Democratic Lawmakers Raise Trump Impeachment After Comey Memo

McGahn II, who is now the White House's chief counsel on January 4, the New York Times reports . "Each blow complicates the political calculations, strains relations between the White House and Congress, diminishes the President's leverage, and raises the spectre of bigger shoes" to drop, he said. Read More »

Trump decries unfair treatment by media

President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at his "critics and naysayers" following more than a week of negative news coverage beginning with his sudden decision to fire James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The president recognized the 195 cadets commissioned as Coast Guard officers today for their public service work, including serving breakfast at a local food bank, rebuilding a home with Habitat for Humanity and donating 24,000 hours in community service. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders demand Comey's notes

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they expect the panel to ask ousted FBI Director James Comey to testify to Congress. Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Wednesday afternoon that he had yet to issue the invitation because Comey "evidently has a new (number)". In a speech at the Federalist Society today, May 17, former Congressman David McIntosh said, "President Trump acted appropriately if he gave guidance to Director Comey on an investigation". Read More »

ICJ announces verdict in Yadav spy case today

Justice Abraham said that Pakistan shall take all measures to assure that Jadhav is not executed until the final decision in the case is announced by the ICJ. He was convicted by a court martial and sentenced to death. The report also said that the military courts should not be handling terrorism-related prosecutions and that criminal cases against civilians should be transferred to the civilian courts. Read More »

NATO chief rules out combat role against Islamic State

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The meeting, which included U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, was to set the stage for next week's heads of state meeting. Portugal's Chief of Defense General Artur Neves Pina Monteiro, center, speaks with military representatives during a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chiefs of defense at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Read More »

House Health Care Bill Heads for Senate

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But under complicated Senate rules, it also limits what can go into the legislation. "It's nonsensical", Schumer said Sunday. Senate rules may - or may not - permit Republicans to pass a measure through "reconciliation, " a Capitol Hill buzzword for a simple 51-vote majority on tax, budget and spending matters. Read More »

USA stocks sink as Trump impeachment calls grow louder

In fact, the scuttlebutt in Washington DC is that Israeli sources leaked the story of Trump's indiscretion with Russians to the USA media, furious with the possibility that their mole in the ISIS who provided them with the information could be compromised. Read More »

Senate investigators want to know what Comey does about Trump

Asked by reporters whether he thought the allegations against Trump were grounds for impeachment, Republican Representative Justin Amash said, "If the allegations are true, yes". "The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations". The description in the purported memo "is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Read More »

Saudi king touts Trump's Islamic summit as "new partnership"

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Saudi Arabia led Gulf support for Sisi's administration with billions of USA dollars and tons of oil supplies after Sisi led the military ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against Morsi and his now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. Read More »

A push for Rouhani Following Jahangiri's Withdrawal, Mousavi's Support

Referring to the nuclear deal , the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by its Persian acronym, BARJAM, Rouhani said, "We established a bridge between Iran and the world with BARJAM". If Mr. Rouhani were to win a second term, Iran is likely to continue its course of open dialogue with Asia and Europe while signing new economic agreements with new partners who have been on standby since the rollback of sanctions following the nuclear deal. Read More »

Putin dismisses Trump intel-sharing furor

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Trump has rejected the criticism, claiming he has the " absolute right " to share intelligence with Russian Federation so as to encourage Moscow step up their fight against terrorism. But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. But other nations appeared to be reconsidering. Read More »

US extends Iran nuclear sanctions relief

Iranian's are fiercely divided over whether the nuclear deal with the West was a good idea. "Above all, the United States will never allow the regime in Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon". His first deadline fell this week, related to sanctions on oil purchases through the Iranian central bank - part of a 2012 law called the National Defence Authorisation Act - that must be waived every 120 days. Read More »

Chaffetz wants Comey to testify next week

Before Comey was sacked, the ex-FBI director reportedly asked Rosenstein for more resources with which to conduct the Russian Federation investigation. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". "There are people within our own unelected bureaucracy that want to sabotage President Trump and our entire "America First" movement". Read More »

Turkish foreign minister says wants US envoy McGurk changed

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Brett McGurk is "definitely giving support" to Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria , Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on May 18. Cavusoglu's remarks came just two days after Erdogan met Trump for talks on a range of issues, including Washington's recent decision to send weapons to the YPG despite Ankara's strong opposition. Read More »

Ryan says no rush to judgment on Comey firing

That is because the conversation does not directly relate to the so-called Russian Federation investigation, which Comey has explained is a counterintelligence inquiry regarding Kremlin interference in the 2016 election. He said he would give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week and then "if we need a subpoena, we'll do it". The two-page, follow-up letter said that, in fact, only "a small number" of the thousands of emails found on the laptop had been forwarded there while most had ... Read More »

Researchers find links of cyberattack with North Korea

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These threats are not welcome", Haley told reporters ahead of the meeting. China is preparing to enforce a wide-reaching cyber security law that USA business groups say will threaten the operations of foreign firms in the country with strict local data storage laws and stringent surveillance requirements. Read More »