Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: Comey replacement could be appointed 'next week'

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: Comey replacement could be appointed 'next week' Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy Press Secretary of the White House had said that Comey's firing would not affect the investigation into Russia's meddling in the United States presidential election. The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) has objected to any such move. It's reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions began interviewing candidates for the role on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says

Roger Ailes , who built Fox News into a powerful cable giant that transformed both American television and politics, has died at the age of 77, Agence France-Presse reports, citing an announcement from the network. Ailes leaves behind his wife, along with their son, Zachary Ailes. "He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss". [Full Article...]

Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

In the discussions, European Union officials reportedly pressed to get more information about the ban, especially in light of the fact that President Donald Trump has admitted he shared details about the intelligence that spawned the ban during a meeting with Russian diplomats. [Full Article...]

Betty Shelby: Tulsa Cop Who Shot Unarmed Terence Crutcher Acquitted by Jury

Betty Shelby: Tulsa Cop Who Shot Unarmed Terence Crutcher Acquitted by Jury Crutcher's family has said that police have attempted to "demonize" Crutcher for having drugs and distract from the fact that he did not have a gun at the time of the encounter. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. "What I got out of this case was that a coverup was exposed". [Full Article...]

Texas revives 'bathroom bill,' but only for public schools

Texas revives 'bathroom bill,' but only for public schools Stephanie Klick , R-Fort Worth. She told her colleagues politicians have no place in the exam room. Texas already bans bestiality. The SB 8 debate comes as lawmakers head into the final days of the legislative session, which ends May 29. [Full Article...]

Trump attends GCC meeting in Saudi Arabia

As Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia, Iranians reelected President Hassan Rouhani, who sealed the nuclear deal. And many of those countries are also welcoming Trump's lack of public statements condemning rampant human rights violations in their countries, with Trump officials saying that Trump instead prefers to raise those issues privately. [Full Article...]

Freeland praises Tillerson's work on Arctic Council climate change statement

For the Arctic Council, which operates by consensus, the tension over the US decision is playing out in negotiations over a joint statement to be released Thursday. The former head of Exxon Mobil Corp. said the USA would continue to be an active member of the eight-member Arctic Council, which also includes Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. [Full Article...]

In Saudi, Trump declares agreement with Gulf nations to fight terror financing

In Saudi, Trump declares agreement with Gulf nations to fight terror financing He highlighted that "in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll" of terrorist attacks "has been exacted on Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations". Either way, he sought to put more of the burden on Muslim leaders, calling on them to do more to confront extremism in their midst. [Full Article...]

Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press

The foreign minister said the world should judge Iran by its actions, not words. The visit, he said, is historic and opens the door to cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade, investment and education. Some decisions have been taken over halting Iran's funding of terrorism and its violations of human rights, he revealed. He stressed the need to work on executing the strategi... [Full Article...]

We Will 'Take Care of' Violent Crimes Against Police

The president also singled out several names of law enforcement officials who perished as a result of anti-police attacks in 2016. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke at the event and lead the crowd in the candle lighting. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump hails "empowerment of women" at Saudi company visit

Melania Trump hails Following the GCC summit, Gulf and Muslim leaders will hold summit talks with Trump with a view to bolstering cooperation between the two sides in the fight against terrorism. Earlier he had individual meetings with Arab leaders of Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Oman on Sunday on his second day of visit to Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile in Latest Test, Seoul Says

N. Korea Fires Ballistic Missile in Latest Test, Seoul Says North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South's new liberal government for peace between the neighbors. China says North Korea should stop its pursuit of nuclear missiles and the U.S. should stop the war games on and around the Korean Peninsula. That missile traveled about 50... [Full Article...]

Flynn Has Not Responded to Subpoena: Senate Intel Chair

Legal experts say it's doubtful Flynn would agree to turn over the personal documents. Flynn, through his lawyer, had earlier asked for immunity from "unfair prosecution " in exchange for agreeing to cooperate with the committee. Those letters sought a wide array of electronic and paper records related to any contacts people affiliated with the Trump campaign had with Russian officials and Russ... [Full Article...]

Jason Chaffetz Leaving Congress June 30th

Jason Chaffetz Leaving Congress June 30th Chaffetz's letter announcing his resignation did not mention the investigation, focusing exclusively on his decision about wanting to spend more time with family. "If these White House documents in fact exist memorializing the President's statements to the Russians, the Oversight Committee needs to obtain copies immediately". [Full Article...]

James Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee

James Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee Burr and Warner said they would schedule the hearing sometime after Memorial Day, the Post reported . The report cited notes from a May 10 Oval Office meeting - the day after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey. The details of his comments to the Russians would seem to bolster theories Mr Trump fired Mr Comey in an effort to choke off the Russia investigation. [Full Article...]

House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

Utah's election law says that if a U.S. House seat becomes vacant, the governor will call a special election. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Alpine, Utah. ALPINE, Utah (AP) - As Chairman of the House Governmental Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz was a determined investigator of the Obama administration and of ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

After an overnight flight, the president was greeted at the airport by King Salman, which was notable given that the monarch did not show up past year to welcome President Barack Obama on his final visit to Saudi Arabia . Trump, surrounded by Saudi officials, bops back and forth with a smile on his face, while White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief ec... [Full Article...]

"Nothing Further to Add": Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump's Tapes Tweet

In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Trump is interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. "In fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story; it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" Trump said. [Full Article...]

PM arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend 1st US-Arab-Islamic Summit

And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians. President Donald Trump says that he and the Emir of Qatar will discuss the purchase of "lots of handsome military equipment". The Kuwaiti leader referred to Trump as "my brother". [Full Article...]

Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russia, Sought Back Channel

Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russia, Sought Back Channel Her testimony contradicted White House statements. Meanwhile, a McClatchy Newspapers report, citing members of Congress, claimed that just before Trump's inauguration, Flynn opposed a military operation to which Turkey would have objected while being paid to lobby on the country's behalf, a contract he had not disclosed. [Full Article...]

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