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What the White House has said about special prosecutors

Trump is leaving Friday for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, and aides had hoped the disarray at home would have been calmed if not resolved, allowing the White House to refocus and move ahead. Fellow South Carolina Republican, Senator Tim Scott noted that the special counsel will "get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", The Associated Press (AP) reported. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

Senators said that Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, including potentially criminal charges. Durbin and other lawmakers said Rosenstein did not indicate who in the Trump administration told him to write the memo with the rationale for ousting Comey. [Full Article...]

Chaffetz Will Resign, Raising Doubts About Trump Probe

Comey was reported , Mr. Chaffetz sent a letter to Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, asking for all documents relating to communication between Mr. As chairman of the House's top investigative committee, Chaffetz is looking into whether Trump tried to pressure the former FBI director to stop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Fl... [Full Article...]

Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region Iranians go to the polls Friday in what is expected to be a tight race. Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has withdrawn in favor of Hassan Rouhani with pro-conservative nominee Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in favor of conservative-backed cleric Ebrahim Raeisi. [Full Article...]

Putin willing to hand over transcript of Russian official's meeting with Trump

Putin willing to hand over transcript of Russian official's meeting with Trump Putin even suggested that Russian Federation share the records of last week's talks between Trump and Lavrov with the U.S. Congress, if the White House approved. Sergei Kislyak. According to the Times, officials said that Israel had previously urged the USA to be cautious about handling the intelligence Trump discussed. [Full Article...]

Speeding auto crashes into crowd in Times Square; one pedestrian killed

NY police have said that the driver is suspected of having been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When they finally had him, the police came out and the firefighters came out. "We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young woman who was lost". At least one person has died and 20 wounded after a auto drove through a crowd of pedestrians in Times Squa... [Full Article...]

Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

She told ITVNews: "The reality is in this election the Tories only want to talk about independence because they don't want to talk about their record and they don't want to talk about their policies". "I am very proud that we have a party that is diverse, that is inclusive, that is pluralistic and this manifesto is a product of that process". If Labour were to win 200 seats, that would represe... [Full Article...]

Moscow not laughing (this time) about Trump disclosure

Moscow not laughing (this time) about Trump disclosure Three people who were in the room during Trump's meeting with Russia -Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, National Security Advisor H.R. Trump during his meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at risk. [Full Article...]

Military official: USA airstrike hits pro-regime forces in Syria

At the same time , the Assad regime has also become more publicly critical of Jordan, a key Arab member of the anti-ISIS coalition, owing to reports that the Jordanian army was mobilizing near the Syrian border. USA troops have sent patrols in the area to act as a buffer between Turkish troops and the Kurdish fighters. The area around al-Tanf has been a source of tensions as both Syrian reg... [Full Article...]

Fox News Co-Founder Roger Ailes Dies At Age 77

Fox News Co-Founder Roger Ailes Dies At Age 77 Ailes resigned from the network last July after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit claiming she was sacked for rejecting Ailes' sexual advances. Ailes served as a consultant to presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George HW Bush and, according to some analysts, helped revive conservative politics in the United States. [Full Article...]

Tennessee teacher indicted on sex, obstruction charges

Tennessee teacher indicted on sex, obstruction charges Tad Cummins, the ex-teacher accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas and prompting Amber Alerts in Tennessee and Alabama, has been indicted on two federal charges. An FBI agent testified recently that the 50-year-old health science teacher told authorities that he had sex with the girl most nights during the 38 days he was on the run with her. [Full Article...]

Trader says he donated Rs 2 cr to AAP, rubbishes Mishras

Trader says he donated Rs 2 cr to AAP, rubbishes Mishras On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had accused the Centre of "stalling" the Delhi government's activities by allegedly holding back files relating to the appointment of two new ministers in his Cabinet. Mishra further claimed that Mukesh was a bank and Value-Added Tax defaulter, and thus could not donate money to the party. Mishra further claimed that Mukesh Kumar's signatures were not pre... [Full Article...]

'Most hounded leader ever' - Donald Trump claims witch hunt over Russian Federation investigation

Trump, who said in a speech earlier yesterday that no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly", has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory. Trump will find it much harder to distance himself from Flynn, especially in light of the revelation that he tried to get Comey to drop the investigation into him even after h... [Full Article...]

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator Protests are planned in several cities and opposition politicians took to Twitter and local news channels to call for Mr Temer to be impeached, arguing his government no longer has legitimacy. Until Tuesday markets were very optimistic - but now many don't see how Mr Temer can keep his job if the allegations about a tape in which he condones a bribe payment are true. [Full Article...]

Kapil Mishra submits three complaints to the CBI

Kapil Mishra submits three complaints to the CBI Police sources claimed that Mishra had asked police to be only stationed outside his residence and not near the venue of his hunger strike. Mishra, who is sitting with a garlanded photograph of Mahatma Gandhi behind him, has called his protest a satyagrah or "peaceful agitation". [Full Article...]

Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims

Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims When asked why the 9th Circuit shouldn't be deferential to the office of the president of the United States, Katyal noted that was the "million-dollar question" in the travel ban cases - and that it all boils down to what an "objective observer" would say about Trump's statements about Muslims. [Full Article...]

'High possibility' of conflict with North Korea, says new South Korean President

'High possibility' of conflict with North Korea, says new South Korean President Park Chung-Hwa, a Chinese-Korean tour operator in Wangjing, said he felt a certain level of kinship with North Koreans, "as we're of the same ethnicity, and North Korea is also a socialist country", but he added he found understanding the decisions of Pyongyang hard, and strained ties between Beijing and Seoul were hurting his business. [Full Article...]

Trump Has 'Clear Intent to Influence This Russian Investigation — CNN's Cuomo

Asked about the early morning tweet , Sen. "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", he said. The president's tweets and comments to the TV anchors drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in heaping praise on Mr Mueller. [Full Article...]

Senate panel chairman: Flynn won't honor subpoena

In April, the committee sent a series of requests to several former President Trump associates asking for records on any dealings with Russian Federation - a request Flynn's lawyers declined to cooperate with through counsel, sparking the subpoena. [Full Article...]

Trump may pick Comey's replacement next week

But he wound up creating new headaches for the White House, including with an apparent threat to Comey. He warned Comey last week against talking to the media, saying he had "better hope there are no tapes" of their conversations. Comey instead told Trump he could count on his honesty, the Times said. Much of Trump's ire has been focused on the communications team, all of whom were caught off ... [Full Article...]


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