FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency head Michael S. Rogers are set to testify on Monday on the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and they will also face questions about possible collusion between associates of President Trump and the Kremlin. The hearing before the House Intelligence Committee comes amid the controversy fired up by Trump two weeks ago when he tweeted, without providing evidence, that President Obama ordered his phones tapped at Trump Tower. Comey is expected publicly to debunk that allegation, according to the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff
The headline itself is the epitome of Liberal Media Bias, and is why Trump has cut out the middleman and gone directly to We The People via Twitter; and why so much of the media in this country is absolutely hated by true Americans. The headline implies there was in fact Russian interference, when there wa, in fact, no interference in our election. The headline, if the media was honest, would read something like "FBI director to testify on Democrat claims of alleged Russian interference ..."
Was Trump surveillanceance´ed? answer, YES, but we can´t talk about that. Response: Mr. Comey either you talk about it to the Congress or we put you in jail/hell, GOT IT? WHO authorized it? WHO did it?...we want names!
Since Schiff is digging in the oil situations the repubs should bring up the Clinton foundation connections to Russia & the give away by Hillary of 20% of our uranium to Russia. I hope someone ask Schiff if Russia caused just 15 people to attend Kaine´s rallies.
Michael Flynn reportedly told Donald Trump and his transition team he was under investigation weeks before the president moved into the White House. The New York Times reports Flynn himself told the Trump camp: ´he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign´. The Times claims two people familiar with the Flynn case told the former national security adviser he was being investigated. The 58-year-old reportedly then informed Trump´s chief lawyer, Donald McGahn, on January 4. Flynn, according to the newspaper, had another conversation with lawyers on the transition team two days later.
MORE Democrats are calling for Donald Trump to be impeached after the sacked FBI director claimed the president asked him shut down an investigation into Michael Flynn’s links to Russia. In an explosive memo, former FBI director James Comey reported that Donald Trump asked him to “let go” of an investigation concerning his former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The memo emerged a week after the US President sensationally fired Mr Comey who was leading an investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and its possible contact with his campaign. Congressman Al Green is one of the latest Democrats
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed any secrets onto Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could prove it. Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Putin quipped that Lavrov had not passed what he said were the non-existent secrets onto him either. Putin said Russia was ready to hand a transcript of Trump´s meeting with Lavrov over to U.S. lawmakers if that would help reassure them. Two U.S. officials said on Monday that Trump had disclosed highly classified
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that he´s ´offended by the American news media´ and believes President Donald Trump should ´close down the White House press briefing room´. The Trump adviser suggested that White House reporters be banished to a nearby Starbucks, adding that Press Secretary Sean Spicer should take questions from everyday Americans. Gingrich said he was infuriated by the coverage of Trump´s alleged leaking of classified information to high-ranking Russian officials and that the president has the right ´to declassify anything he wants to´. ´I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive
South Korea´s new president has warned there is a ´high possibility´ of military clashes on its border with the North as tensions mount over Kim Jong-un´s Pyongyang´s weapons ambitions. Moon Jae-In, who was sworn in last week, said Kim´s nuclear and rocket programmes were ´advancing rapidly´ days after Pyongyang launched what appeared to be its longest-range missile yet. ´We are living in the reality where there is a high possibility of military clashes,´ he said on a visit to the defence ministry, urging the South´s military to adopt a ´watertight defence posture´. He went on to say he would ´never tolerate the North´s
President Trump told ousted FBI Director James Comey to consider jailing journalists who publish classified information at the same meeting where he implored him to drop the bureau´s investigation into General Mike Flynn, it has been claimed. Both claims were made by an ´associate´ of the ousted FBI chief who read aloud the memo´s contents to The New York Times on Tuesday. According to their recital of the memo, Trump told Comey to ´let go´ his probe into General Mike Flynn and his ties to Russian officials, calling the disgraced chief a ´good guy´. Elsewhere in the conversation, he is said to have
Frederick Forsyth has called for tougher laws on dangerous dogs after his former wife´s pet was torn to pieces in a park. Carrie Forsyth could only watch as her beloved bichon frise was mauled to death near her home in central London. Mr Forsyth, who is best known for his thrillers The Day of the Jackal and Dogs of War, says the next victim could be a child. The 78-year-old author also slammed the police´s ´lack of interest´ in chasing the owner of the offending animal. A picture of the alleged killer dog and its owner, taken by a friend
The Israel Navy is a step closer to upgrading its entire combat surface fleet, as Israel Aerospace Industries announced that it has completed the installation of the advanced ALPHA radar system on the Sa’ar-4.5 missile ship and is proceeding to operational sea trials. The Navy is expected to receive two more ALPHA (Advanced Lightweight Phased Array) ELM-2258 radar systems by the end of the year, for a total of 11 systems installed on the missile ships. A statement released by IAI described the lightweight ALPHA radar system as being based on “unique full-digital AESA technology by IAI unit ELTA Systems Ltd., and
Out of the ten finalists for Miss USA 2017, seven were women of colour´ yelled the feminist writers at Bustle, ´…and that is a huge achievement.´ No offence to the diversity champions, sat brushing their underarm hair and wondering how to make their tofu look less like bathroom sealant on Instagram. But these glorious women are much more than their colour. Amongst their number are a national ballet supremo, a nuclear scientist, and a paediatric nurse. And THAT is just part of their huge achievement in life. Plus they all look fabulous in a sequins and a sash. Which, as Caitlyn Jenner demonstrates,
Shots have been fired and one person has been stabbed to death by a knifeman in Rouen, it has been reported. More than 20 police cars and military vans have cordoned off a large area of the city, around 50km north of Paris. The police were deployed near the city´s Saint Mark´s Square and Alsace-Lorraine Street, where the incident took place. In 2016, two men stabbed a priest to death in Rouen after taking churchgoers hostage. The attackers were found to be carrying fake explosives when they were shot dead by police.
President Trump may find himself in political hot water for sharing classified information with the Russians, but legally he´s likely off the hook. As Business Insider explains, the U.S. system for classifying information has no legal basis, with President Obama last signing an executive order on the matter in 2009. For the most part, Trump´s position as president allows him to get the final word on how sensitive information is doled out, no matter its level of classification. So while he took former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to task for her email server, and she could have faced legal repercussions had
President Trump dashed off two tweets Tuesday morning defending himself against an onslaught of criticism on the heels of a report that said he shared ´highly classified´ information with the Russians. ´As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism,´ Trump wrote. Trump´s tweets seemingly confirm what the Washington Post first reported Monday afternoon, which led to a number of White House and Trump administration
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday evening said allegations against President Trump´s administration have reached a "Watergate size and scale." McCain, who has not been an ardent supporter of Trump, made the comment at an International Republican Institute panel in Washington, D.C., according to reporters who attended. (Snip) Tim Mak ? @timkmak McCain just said at a dinner honoring him that the Trump scandals have reached a "Watergate size and scale" -- wow 8:33 PM - 16 May 2017 4,821 4,821 Retweets 8,240 8,240 likes Trump has been lambasted with accusations over the past week. Last week, he abruptly fired
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said during a joint CNN town hall Tuesday with Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders that his instincts were right about President Trump. Mr. Kasich, who unsuccessfully ran against Mr. Trump in last year’s Republican presidential primary, said the allegations that Mr. Trump shared Israeli intelligence about the Middle East with the Russians is “a very, very serious matter.” “I don’t like people that say, ‘I told you so,’ but you both know how much pressure, criticism and heat I took because I was the one Republican who would not endorse Donald Trump,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash
Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well, more specifically, sad, bitter feminists with a millennial-like flare for narcissism are marrying themselves after sticking it to The Patriarchy by choosing to put their careers ahead of their personal lives. “I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson, 37, told WUSA9. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else. "You´re worth it!" added the feminist. In the new, sad trend called "sologamy," women are committing themselves to themselves with their own wedding ceremony. These women, such as self-styled "sologamist" Erika Anderson, throw
Republican Sen. John McCain issued a blistering statement Tuesday morning condemning President Donald Trump´s reported disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office last week. "The reports that the president shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing," said the Arizona senator, who is notably hawkish on Russia. "Reports that this information was provided by a US ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America´s allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future." The Washington Post reported Monday night that Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday members of Congress could use a "little less drama" from President Trump and the White House following the media reports that the president shared classified information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week. McConnell told Bloomberg on Tuesday morning that he hopes to move forward with the GOP agenda in Congress and pointed to national security adviser H.R. McMaster´s denial of the story. (Snip) "I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on agenda, which
Cool, even-keeled, no-drama Barack Obama is one of the few people in the country who hasn’t publicly opined on the tweets and turmoil wrought by President Trump. And so a persistent question to those close to the former president is: What does Obama really think of the man now occupying the Oval Office? “He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Obama told two friends early last November, describing an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman suddenly professed his “respect” and “admiration” for Obama—after years of hectoring. Speaking to PEOPLE for its new cover story on Obama and his wife Michelle
President Trump will interview four candidates for FBI director — including former independent senator Joe Lieberman and the acting head of the bureau, Andrew McCabe — White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday. Trump will also meet with Frank Keating, a former Oklahoma governor, and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI agent, Spicer said during a briefing on Air Force One as Trump returned to Washington after speaking at the US Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. The interviews come a week after the president abruptly fired former FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential
Why would a loyal staffer who adores the president of the United States leak damaging information to the national media that makes the president look bad? That is one of many questions that must be examined in light of the Washington Post-led story on President Trump’s Oval Office conversation with the Russians. (Snip) White House staff have ample incentive to leak to the press when they believe the president needs to pay attention or be admonished. This was the case with the source I know. He was not in the Oval Office while the Russians were there, but he was
James Comey was lying in wait. His gun was cocked, he took aim and fired. But his weapon was empty. Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does –he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely. Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation. Those who don’t know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like “obstruction of justice”, “high crimes
At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things. At base, Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif.
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly in talks to join President Trump´s White House as his press secretary, a position currently occupied by Sean Spicer. The conversations have focused on Guilfoyle, a former first lady of San Francisco, replacing Spicer as White House spokesperson, the Mercury News reported Tuesday. The co-host of "The Five" was originally considered to fill the post during the Trump transition, but the job ultimately went to Spicer, the former chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee. "I´m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country," Guilfoyle told
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson says he knows one of the Washington Post’s sources and that Trump’s sharing of classified information with Russia is worse than originally reported. (Snip) However, in this case, Erickson says, he knows one of the sources involved. The source is apparently a Trump supporter and credible. “What sets this story apart for me, at least, is that I know one of the sources,” Erickson explains. “And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how