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Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief not to talk to media

Trump said he would not talk about the existence of any tapes. The New York Times reported the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him and that Comey refused to do so. Trump said. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" The president said he never pressured Comey into dropping the FBI investigation, and added that there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and ... Read More »

With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House

On Friday, President Trump tweeted that Clapper said there was no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. During the dinner, Comey refused to pledge his loyalty and instead offered the president his honesty. Read More »

Officer chases down sheriff accused of exposing himself in park


An Atlanta police officer was patrolling a cruising area in Piedmont Park when he saw Mann rubbing himself through his trousers and then exposing himself, according to the police report. While the allegations against the sheriff don't appear to have anything to do with abuse of his official position, they're another stain on the county's reputation, Jester said. Read More »

Russian Journalists Appeal to US Media's Professionalism


When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump's team colluded the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Donald Trump Says James Comey 'Should Have Never Exonerated' Hillary Clinton

Comey was sacked for mishandling the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press", said Trump. Durbin cited the NBC interview in which Trump said he had considered the investigation into Russian meddling before firing Comey as possible grounds for pursuing action for obstruction of justice. Read More »

Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed, sources say


And he's made it clear that his attorney general and deputy AG were used, wittingly or unwittingly, as patsies to invent a post facto reason to fire someone Trump wanted gone. And so on. But he did say, definitively, that no USA president could unilaterally order the surveillance of a citizen, which amounted to a very public rejection of Trump's unfounded allegation about Obama. Read More »

Porsha Williams won't speak to Phaedra Parks


On the reunion special, Porsha revealed that Kandi had told Phaedra about wanting to use drugs to knock Williams out for the sake of sex, but it is silly for Porsha to believe it, as the two ladies haven't talked in months. "I apologized [to Kandi] because I just hated to even play a part in it at all". I talked about some things. While Parks has avoided any statements in regards to the lie, she has simply said that things happen for a reason. Read More »

After 49 years, Israel news show scrapped hour before airing


Even has reportedly been offered a position as the main news anchor at Kan , but new rules passed in the Knesset (Israel's national legislature) require a separation between the new channel and its predecessor and may preclude Even from carrying on her role under the new management. Read More »

Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

Earlier in the day, Moon spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Blue House said. "If Moon Jae-in can transcend current domestic political mess, and approach this task from a higher vantage point, it would not only allow him to overcome South Korea's current strategic predicament, but it would surely see him shine in the annals of Korean history". Read More »

Zach McGowan cast as native Hawaiian in 'Ni'ihau'


The casting of McGowan in the role of a native Hawaiian elicited a number of responses ranging from "Are you kidding me with this shit?" to "Are you fucking kidding me with this shit?" Benehaka "Ben" Kanahele (left), of Niihau, Hawaii, displays the Medal for Merit and Purple Heart awarded to him for killing a Japanese Pilot who landed on Niihau after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Read More »

Macron camp opposes candidacy of former PM Valls

Other hard-line Republican politicians even journeyed to France ahead of the election to offer Le Pen public support. "As of today, he (Valls) does not fit the criteria that would allow the investiture committee to take him on, so., (until he joins) the national investiture committee that I preside over can not consider the candidature of Mr. Read More »

Sam Johnson teases his sister's crush on Karl Stefanovic


Last night Love Your Sister updated fans saying over $1.6 million AUD worth of 5 cent coins had been thrown into the huge heart. By late Wednesday night, the big heart had hit a value of $2 million. "I've never felt so much love in my life", an elated Connie said. His vow was that he would not return to acting until the charity had raised $10 million for cancer research. Read More »

Ireland under-17s reach Euro quarter finals despite 7-0 loss


Ireland can also qualify with a draw, and even a loss, but Colin O'Brien's side will be going into the game aiming to control their own destiny. It was a hollow "victory" though for Ireland , as their players left the Rijeka pitch dejected at the lesson they'd been handed by the Germans only for wry smiles to break out upon hearing of the late developments from five miles away in Kostrena. Read More »

Syria fighting eases as Russian deal comes into effect

A war monitoring group said there were no initial reports of casualties. No Syrian party has signed onto the deal. Details of the plan must still be worked out over the next several weeks. An official with Russia's military general staff said other countries may eventually have a role in enforcing them. He said "security belts" will be created along the borders of the "de-escalation zones" to prevent incidents and fighting between opposing sides. Read More »

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

One by one, the story's pillars wobbled. It's the explanation offered by Vice-President Mike Pence, as well as the initial one from several White House spokespeople. Some are also raising questions about the propriety of Trump pressing the police for information about himself. But the emergence of photos compounded the perception that Russian Federation had won a diplomatic victory and that the Trump White House was outmaneuvered. Read More »

Women in Venezuela march to send a message about country's political crisis


Maduro has the public backing of the military high command, which analysts say is key to resisting the protests. The high-level meeting at the White House on Saturday centered on Venezuela's current internal crisis and opposition-led anti-government protests as well as efforts to remove the socialist government that has repeatedly accused Washington of interference in its domestic affairs in a bid to bring to power a US-friendly administration. Read More »

Trump tweet-warns Comey 'before he starts leaking'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and parallel congressional investigations have cast a cloud over Trump's presidency since he took office on January 20, threatening to overwhelm his policy priorities. The president tweeted , "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" In a series of tweets, Mr Trump threatened Mr Comey and also warned that he may cancel all White House press briefings. Read More »

I Might Release Tax Returns - When I'm Out of Office

Those " few exceptions " the letter mentions? From Halloween candy-stealing to being flawless, the jokes were limited, with few exceptions. In an interview to the Economist, Trump was asked whether he would release his returns in exchange of the support from Democrats on tax reforms. Read More »

Ex-French PM Manuel Valls seeks to join Emmanuel Macron revolution

The 39-year old former investment banker, who has never held elected office, became the youngest President and occupant of the Élysee Palace. Now, however, Mr. Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised Sunday to heal France's divisions after crushing far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal presidential election that has given him a large but fragile mandate for change. Read More »

Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., quoted Clapper's exchange on Meet The Press in a May 8 Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and asked if it was still accurate. "But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it". Saudi Arabia readied a plan to invest as much as $40 billion of its sovereign wealth in US infrastructure projects. Read More »

Massive ransomware attack strikes 99 countries


The IT systems of NHS sites across the country on Friday appear to have been simultaneously hit, with a pop-up message demanding a ransom in exchange for access to the PCs, the Guardian reported. - " The malware was made available online on 14 April through a dump by a group called Shadow Brokers , which claimed a year ago to have stolen a cache of "cyber weapons" from the National Security Agency (NSA)". Read More »

North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions - Yonhap

The remarks by Choe, a veteran member of North Korea's team of nuclear negotiators, came amid tensions between Pyongyang and Washington, a close ally of Seoul. Expectations are running high over a change of mood in inter-Korean ties that have always been frosty. "We'll have dialogue if the conditions are there", she told reporters when asked if the North was preparing to hold talks with the Trump administration, according to Yonhap . Read More »