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Trump team knew of Flynn inquiry before hiring him

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also testified, however, and told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any actual evidence that proved collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump impeachment gaining steam in online betting sites

Just like how a grand jury votes to indict someone on criminal charges, the Constitution gives the House the power to file charges against the president, known officially as articles of impeachment . Ross Douthat, a conservative columnist for the New York Times , wrote that while Trump may not be guilty of the "high crimes and misdemeanors" necessary for impeachment, he had shown himself incapable of governing the country. Read More »

Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman


NEW YORK (AP) - Police say an 18-year-old woman killed by a vehicle that plowed through pedestrians in Times Square was a tourist from Portage, Michigan. After the vehicle crashed to a halt, Long said, at least six people were scattered on the street. "We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young woman who was lost". Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee Wants FBI's Comey Memos


The candidates range from former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman to the current acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe . "You can't let them get you down, can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams". Read More »

White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe

But Flynn has also received a great deal of attention over Trump's unusual devotion to him. His legal issues have been a problem for the White House from the beginning and are at the center of a growing political crisis for Trump. Sally Yates , an Obama-holdover who served as Acting Attorney General for the first ten days of the Trump administration, told Congress she warned McGahn that Flynn has been compromised by Russian Federation, and was subject to blackmail. Read More »

Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on trip

During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem , and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said early this month that Trump was "giving serious consideration into" the relocation. But in Washington when pressed on the matter, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer struck a different tone. Dennis Ross, a veteran former Middle East negotiator who has been consulted by Trump's aides, said the president must avoid raising hopes for a ... Read More »

Chelsea Manning documentary is in the works

The posts were accompanied by the words "First steps of freedom!". After being forced to serve her sentence in jail for leaking classified secrets about the US military as a man, the transgender Chelsea Manning, 29-years-old, is finally "ready to be able to live as the woman that she is", as said by her lawyer Nancy Hollander. Read More »

Trump Weighing 11 Candidates for FBI Post

Comey . Richard Burr (R-N.C.), said Tuesday he was "troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey's termination". In a New York Times story Thursday night, allies of Comey said the president had summoned him to the White House for dinner and demanded that he vow political loyalty - but was rebuffed. Read More »

Putin Considers How To Serenade Trump At First Meeting


So, Putin played some songs on Xi's piano. "It's a pity that the piano was out of tune", Putin said . But the cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was "stable", after attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European auto factories and Russian banks. Read More »

IMF, WB to support Belt and Road related projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged major multilateral institutions to join his new Belt and Road Initiative, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. Xi, seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was speaking at a convention center by a lake in northern Beijing on the summit's second and final day. Read More »

United States extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is extending sanctions relief for Iran that was granted under the 2015 nuclear agreement, while imposing new economic penalties over Iranian ballistic-missile activity. But the USA also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it was not letting Tehran off the hook. Separately, however, Washington also extended wider sanctions relief for Iran called for under the nuclear accord. Read More »

Dow Chemical (DOW) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.34


UBS downgraded the shares of DOW in report on Tuesday, December 15 to "Neutral" rating. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of The Dow Chemical Company (DOW ) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that The Dow Chemical Company (DOW ) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued. Read More »

Flynn, Manafort Key Targets of FBI Investigation


On Wednesday, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to preside over the investigation, which will certainly include Flynn. Intel inside: When the Washington Post reported that President Trump had given classified information to the Russians, he sent out surrogates to deny it - which led to the spectacle of respected National Security Adviser H.R. Read More »

Online Speculators Increasing Bets On Early End To Trump Presidency

We should not be impeaching Donald Trump because we don't like his policies, we don't like his style, we think he's too brash. "We've been betting on impeachment for all recent USA presidents but, even at the height of the Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton was only ever 6/1 to be impeached". Read More »

Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

The Senate committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Flynn, the former national security adviser, was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the contents of a December phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Trump calls Russia probe 'single greatest witch hunt'

The Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. She also wants an independent commission to handle the investigation. That could well include the firing last week of FBI Director James Comey . The FBI's counterterror mission was elevated in those years, as the USA intelligence agencies adjusted to better position America to ... Read More »

With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal

While both the US State Department and the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency report that Iran is compliant with the nuclear deal, evidence provided last month by the Iranian Resistance shows that the Regime has simply moved their base of operations to a secret site, resumed working on advanced centrifuges, and refused access to independent inspectors. Read More »

Former National Intelligence Chief: U.S. Government "Under Assault" by Trump


Now, as he voluntarily makes the media circuit since the firing, Clapper sees the consequences of Trump's actions as so threatening to our democracy that he is not likely to recede soon. "I think as far as his stature as a leader and his integrity, people are very upset about the way he was treated". President Donald Trump recently cited Clapper's testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee as evidence that there was no collusion between his associates and Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad


After his visit to Saudi Arabia, President Trump will head to Israel and the Vatican, the three major monotheistic religions, adding these stops to the previously announced visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily later this month. Read More »

Saudi to sign trade, political deals with USA during Trump's visit: FM


Riyadh and Washington were discussing several "initiatives" related to arms sales, economic and security cooperation and tackling terrorism, Mr Al Jubeir said. "We have learned, if the reporting is accurate, that the president is willing to directly interfere with an active investigation", Schumer said. "If he doesn't, the Saudis will have gotten the better deal", McCants said. Read More »

Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia on weekend of Trump's trip


Apart from this, the Arab monarchies are maintaining security cooperation with the United States , he said. The trip will be the first stop on Trump's maiden worldwide trip since taking office in January and will include political and commercial agreements with Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, said on Thursday. Read More »

Abbas, Modi discuss Middle East peace process

The visit will provide an opportunity for reviewing the entire gamut of bilateral relations, the Middle East Peace Process, regional and global issues. Modi also said that both India and Palestine will work toward developing the economy of the war-torn country and usher in better lives for the people there. Read More »