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James Comey Reportedly Willing to Testify, But Wants to Do So Publicly

James Comey Reportedly Willing to Testify, But Wants to Do So Publicly The career prosecutor was appointed by Trump in January and only confirmed by the Senate in late April. But are there recording devices in the Oval Office or in the residence? Michael Beschloss, a leading presidential historian, said on Twitter : "Presidents are supposed to have stopped routinely taping visitors without their knowledge when Nixon's taping system was revealed in 1973". [Full Article...]

Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout

Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout Another voter, 22-year-old medical student Yasaman Allahgholy, said it was her duty to vote to "make my country more free, and be more popular in the world", and that it was important to protect the real improvements she has seen recently in Iran's medical system. [Full Article...]

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

However, the story says, "people familiar with the investigation said the intensifying effort does not mean criminal charges are near, or that any such charges will result". According to the daily, a Trump Administration official defended president's purported conversation with the Russians as he wanted to a create a "sense of obligation" with them and to coax concessions out of them on Syria, Ukr... [Full Article...]

Canada Responds To Launch Of US NAFTA Consultations

The premier says the government is working in Washington and in state capitals across the US to address issues that could affect Ontario-US trade and ensure the province's interests are represented. The White House declined to comment on farmers' fears that Trump's trade policy stands to hurt them. That combative posture was underscored just two hours later when the Commerce Department followed th... [Full Article...]

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0 The Cavaliers now hold a 1-0 series lead and will look to take command of the series with a win tonight before the series shifts to Game 3 and Game 4 in Cleveland. But no one is more figuratively swollen than James who is seeking to add to a legacy that is already legendary. "Ultimately, they were terrific". The Orlando Magic beat them by 47 points in the first round of the 1995 postseason. [Full Article...]

Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam

The White House touts a "historic" trip during which Trump - in visits to Saudi Arabia , the Vatican and Jerusalem - will reach out to leaders of the world's major monotheistic faiths. By contrast, Trump hails America's friendship with Saudi Arabia , which "stretches back many decades, and covers numerous dimensions". A Saudi-US forum will be held, attended by over 100 senior executives from... [Full Article...]

Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him

Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him The most visible questions about the possible cover-up have come since Trump took office, and especially in the days since the president abruptly fired Comey on May 9. "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation", the document, read to The New York Times by a us official, quotes the president as saying. [Full Article...]

Trump Tells Russians Comey Ouster Eased Pressure on Probe

The summary was drawn from a formal account of last week's meeting between Mr Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, who is at the centre of numerous controversial contacts between the Trump campaign and senior Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Dramatic jump in arrest of Caribbean immigrants across the US

Dramatic jump in arrest of Caribbean immigrants across the US Los Angeles established a $10 million fund for undocumented immigrants affected by Trump administration policies, and Sacramento established a $300,000 fund , and Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Oakland have all funded legal representation for immigrants. [Full Article...]

Comey to Testify in Open Session on Russia Investigation

The next day, Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Markets in the region were rocked Thursday by claims by recently fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss James Comey that the president pressed him to drop a probe into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn's links to Moscow. [Full Article...]

Comey Is Willing To Testify Before Lawmakers-But Only in Public

Comey Is Willing To Testify Before Lawmakers-But Only in Public White House press secretary Sean Spicer found himself playing defense - yet again - Friday for tweets President Trump sent earlier in the day. Late Thursday, The New York Times cited two unnamed Comey associates who recounted his version of a January dinner with the president in which Trump asked for a pledge of loyalty. [Full Article...]

Tempers flare in rattled White House

As the Trump White House continues to endure yet another evening in crisis mode, this perhaps its darkest night of the soul yet, reporters assigned to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue say tensions are running high. Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has circled in and out depending on Trump's favor. It would seem Trump has found yet another way to complicate the jobs of his staffers with news that h... [Full Article...]

Foreign Security Officials Launch 'Brutal Attack' on Peaceful Protestors in Washington, DC

Erdogan was in Washington , DC to meet with President Donald Trump (pictured together on Tuesday), who praised him as a loyal ally in the battle against Islamic extremism. Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two United States residents, Ayten Necmi , 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, over the incident, according to the BBC. [Full Article...]

Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

At first, the White House said Trump fired Comey based on the recommendation of the Justice Department, and because of Comey's handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton a year ago. Trump's decision to fire Comey two weeks ago has fed into a maelstrom for his presidency. It did not deny the Times report that Trump was critical of Comey to the Russians the day after he fired him. [Full Article...]

China willing to mend relations with S. Korea

China willing to mend relations with S. Korea Xi welcomed Lee at the Fujian Room in the Great Hall of the People, where Lee delivered a letter from newly elected President Moon Jae-in, South Korean news service EDaily reported Friday. Since Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, signs have emerged that Beijing and Seoul are seeking to reconcile their differences and fix damaged relations caused by the THAAD dispute. [Full Article...]

Tripura GST Bill to be tabled in State Assembly on May 23

GST rates have also been finalized for various types of hotels and restaurants. The two-day meeting will take up the exemption of essential services on Friday. Daily-use products such as tea, sugar, edible oil, and coffee will be liable for the lowest GST of 5%. " GST rates are likely to be nearly neutral for the commercial vehicles and two-wheelers, and would marginally increase for three-whee... [Full Article...]

King Salman grants Dr. Zakir Naik Saudi citizenship

King Salman grants Dr. Zakir Naik Saudi citizenship The 51-years-old Islamic cleric Mr Naik came under Indian government's radar after the Bangladeshi government accused him of making speeches that could have incited some of the terrorists who attacked a Dhaka cafe in July, killing 20 people although Zakir refuted any such claims. [Full Article...]

PMB Will Sign 2017 Budget - Enang

PMB Will Sign 2017 Budget - Enang He said the bill was already being considered by the Presidency before it is eventually signed into law. Enang confirmed that the executive is expected to get the 2017 budget on Thursday, and it will be transmitted to the president for assent. [Full Article...]

One Belt and One Road initiative is good for Africa - Amb. Kayonga

One Belt and One Road initiative is good for Africa - Amb. Kayonga China will host a second Belt and Road International Forum in 2019, President Xi Jinping announced on Monday. The Prime Minister said core of the "One Belt-One Road" initiative is connectivity and long-term development, especially in developing countries. [Full Article...]

Trump heads to Saudi as Comey agrees to testify

Trump heads to Saudi as Comey agrees to testify But he said he had no intention of it being used that way. He said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". Earlier in the memo, Rosenstein detailed why he thought Comey's public statement about Hillary Clinton's email scandal in July was "profoundly wrong and unfair both to the Department of Justice and Secretary Clinton". [Full Article...]


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