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Trump to nominate Christopher Wray for FBI Director

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On Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Watergate scandal now "pales in comparison" to the crisis currently engulfing Washington . Grassley said it could take "a couple weeks" to receive all of Wray's nomination paperwork before the committee begins considering his nomination. Christie had previously said he "gave it to the government" a while earlier, but the USA attorney's office said it never had the phone. Read More »

GOP lawmakers support Trump choice for FBI chief

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While the choice captured headlines early in the day, it was quickly overwhelmed by the advance release of Comey's riveting testimony, in which he said Trump sought his loyalty at a January dinner. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said. Wray is chair of King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice group, which represents clients in white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. Read More »

Democrat Jon Ossoff declines a Sixth District debate on CNN

Alan Abramowitz, Emory University. Handel seized on that turn of phrase. Handel said she does not support a livable age, but supports an economy with lower taxes that would allow for small businesses that would be "dramatically hurt" by increasing wages to continue to do what they should be. Read More »

London attack: Political heat focusing on Theresa May

Three men fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market , police and witnesses said . " Theresa May responsible for security failures of London Bridge , Manchester, Westminster Bridge". Read More »

UK Police Release All Detained Over London Terror Act Without Charges

But the British security services faced hard questions over how at least one of the London Bridge terrorists slipped through the intelligence net despite being referred to them at least twice in recent years. "All of us pay tribute to the unbelievable work of the police and emergency service", Khan said. "She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected", her family said in a statement . Read More »

President Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

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Wray , 50, is now a partner at the Washington law firm of King & Spalding, but under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005, he led the criminal division of the Justice Department . Chris Christie's personal attorney during the " Bridgegate " controversy that came to light in 2013. Christie had previously said he "gave it to the government" a while earlier, but the US attorney's office said it never had the phone. Read More »

Trump announces Federal Bureau of Investigation pick on Twitter

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Comey could offer new details regarding discussions with Trump about the federal investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee on MSNBC. While Warner said he didn't know Wrap personally, he noted the former Justice official has a good reputation. Read More »

United Kingdom police ID two London Bridge attack suspects

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They stressed that while they believe they know the attackers' identities, "formal identification is yet to take place". Seven people were killed and dozens wounded in the rampage. Her main opponent, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, backed calls for her resignation over the police cuts. May did not answer repeated questions from reporters on her cuts but said counter-terrorism budgets had been protected and police had the powers they needed. Read More »

White House: Iran risks 'falling victim to evil they promote'

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The attacks could also exacerbate tensions in Iran between newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani , a pragmatist, and his rivals among hardline clerics and the Revolutionary Guards. Three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, attacked the parliament building in central Tehran , lawmaker Elias Hazrati told state television. Read More »

2 times Comey's testimony directly contradicts White House statements

Comey says three of the conversations were in person; six took place over the phone. He plans to say that though he did assure Trump that he was not personally under investigation , he was taken aback by specific requests, including one from February in which he said the president encouraged him to bring to an end a probe into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , then under scrutiny for his Russian Federation contacts. Read More »

UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist

The North regularly threatens to destroy the United States and says its missile and nuclear programmes are needed to counter USA aggression. Security Council veto power Russian Federation backed the United Nations measures on Friday. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told a news conference later that he believed Mattis had effectively stressed the USA commitment to allies in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »

Macron criticizes Russian media for "attempted meddling" in French election

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After the deterioration in ties under Macron's predecessor, Socialist Francois Hollande, Putin expressed the hope that in Macron and his team there will be "more people who understand us". But they're "totally distinct from diplomatic contacts" of Macron and his government, Bay said. Both leaders agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine. Read More »

London attack: United Kingdom was warned about third attacker

Archibald, 30, was the first victim of what British Prime Minister Theresa May described as a "brutal terrorist attack" that began 10 p.m. Saturday local time when three men drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge. Dick said the attack was "ghastly", but that Londoners are pulling together and refusing to be cowed by extremists. In his spare time , he tried to recruit followers to the Islamic State group - a practice that prompted a neighbor to report him to the police in 2015. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to visit Mandsaur; BJP, Congress indulge in slugfest

However, Chouhan came down heavily on the Congress for giving a political tinge to the violence. Local police had earlier made it very clear that they will not allow the Congress vice president to enter the district. "The risk of fiscal slippages, which by and large can entail inflationary spillovers, has risen with the announcements of large farm loan waivers", it said. Read More »

Third London Bridge attacker identified as Youssef Zaghba, UK cops say

In a statement , Downing Street said: "The UK will observe a minute's silence on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 11am in remembrance of of those who lost their lives and all others affected by the attacks in London on Saturday night ". "We clarify that the funeral prayer of such barbaric individuals is not to be performed, nor they be buried among the Muslims". Neighbours tell a mixed picture of Butt. Read More »

British Police Search Address In London Bridge Attack Probe

Witnesses told the BBC that van hit "five or six people, ' then the attackers exited the vehicle and pursued others in a "rampage" in which hundreds ran for their lives . A string of opinion polls over the past couple of weeks have pointed to a narrowing in the gap between her Conservative Party and the main opposition Labour Party . Read More »

Qatar in talks with Turkey and Iran to provide food, water

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Qatar vehemently denies the accusations against it, calling them baseless. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani did not raise the issue of Russian hackers during Tuesday's phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Read More »

Three arrests in London terror probe on election eve

Italian news reports said authorities sequestered Zaghba's mobile phone and passport when he was stopped at the airport, but that he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to charge him with any terrorism-related crime. Read More »

UAE warns citizens of punishment over sympathy with Qatar on social media

Although Qatar hosts the largest American military airbase in the Middle East, Trump threw his weight behind the Saudi-led effort to isolate the emirate in a surprise move on Tuesday. Qatar's neighbors are angry at Doha's backing for jihadist groups, its willingness to engage with Iran , and its patronage of Al Jazeera, which often criticizes Gulf governments. Read More »

Trump taps Christopher Wray as new FBI director

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There's a lot to like though, specifically his leadership of the DOJ's Criminal Division where he oversaw investigations like the Enron Task Force . Trump has said that he fired Comey partially because of the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Crisis in the Gulf: Why is Qatar under siege?

Trump said on Twitter, claiming his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". Trump had spoken with Saudi King Salman, it explained, and they had discussed "preventing the financing of terrorist organizations and eliminating the promotion of extremism by any nation in the region". Read More »

Twelve dead as IS claims first attacks in Iran

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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard also tied the attacks to the recent visit by President Trump to Saudi Arabia . Within hours, the Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement circulated online via the Amaq news agency, the terrorist group's main propaganda arm. Read More »