Mar 03 2017
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has offered a bevy of excuses: He doesn't need to probe the Flynn affair because "it's taking care of itself"; other panels could better protect "sources and methods"; he didn't want to pry into the "private systems of a political party"; and he won't "personally target the president". Having to constantly react to new allegations, and dealing with a Congress that may be spooked by the prospects of scandal, will make getting things done more hard.
USA intelligence also reportedly received communications of Russian officials discussing contacts with Trump associates. New developments strengthen the argument for such a commission. President Trump has railed against "illegal" leaks during the tumultuous start of his administration.
A former intelligence official confirmed to Fox News that the Obama administration's goal was to "keep the Russian issue alive" and ensure evidence of Moscow's reported election interference was widely disseminated.
During the hearing Sen.
December 30: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow would not expel American diplomats in response to USA sanctions against Russia and would instead attempt to rebuild relations with Washington after Trump's inauguration. The senator asked how, as attorney general, Sessions would proceed if it appeared the reports were true.
The FBI is also investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Among those senior advisers regularly communicating with Russian nationals were Manafort and Flynn. "And I'm unable to comment on it".
More disconcerting was a subsequent meeting with Kislyak, this time in his Senate office, on September 8.
According to Department of Justice, Jeff Session talked to the Russian diplomat twice-for the first time he met with the diplomat when he was the member of the Senate Armed Service Committee.
But in a possible reference to his campaign pledge to seek warmer relations with Moscow, Trump said: "America is willing to find new friends and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align".
But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said last week: "There is real concern that some in the administration may try to cover up its ties to Russian Federation by deleting emails, texts and other records that could shine a light on those connections".
Flynn resigns a few hours later, admitting he had "inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others with incomplete information" regarding the phone calls with Kislyak and apologizes. Richard Blumenthal noted, the attorney general can not "provide a credible explanation".
August 19: CNN reports that FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian President of Ukraine, including the work of Manafort's firm.
"There is no special prosecutor statute", the South Carolina Republican told Fox News Tuesday. Appointment authority rests with the attorney general.
Former Sen. Dan Coats tried to placate the worries of his onetime colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee who said they were anxious by the appearance of Trump's early attempts to sideline the job before Coats was confirmed.
Putin could not have done better - nor could he have appointed better men to investigate Russia's interference in the us election than those now charged with doing it.
Mar 03 2017
Truck goes airborne during high-speed chase in northwest Louisiana
He had been in jail for vehicle theft and had escaped custody when ditching a work-release programme after finishing his shift. According to KSLA-TV, Kevonte Dekorey Austin, 18, was taken into custody in Webster Parrish, Louisiana.
Mar 03 2017
Dow Jones Industrial Average tops 21000 for first time
However, it is the Nasdaq that outperformed the rest with 5.13 percent gain in February until the closing of February. Oil service stocks also saw considerable strength, driving the Philadelphia Oil Service Index up by 2.8 percent.
Mar 02 2017
Dancing with the Stars
The former Olympic figure skater won a silver medal in the 1994 Olympics and a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics. SIMONE BILES - At 19, Biles is already an Olympic Gold medalist in vault, floor, Individual and Team All-Around.
Mar 01 2017
Six Nations: England coach Eddie Jones blasts Italy's tactics
The initial reaction from World Rugby suggested that there would be no immediate reaction. We're full of respect for them today and they proved very hard to break down.
Feb 28 2017
SpaceX announces plans to send two people around the moon in 2018
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. The passengers have "already paid a significant deposit" for the mission, SpaceX said in a statement today.
Feb 26 2017
Batman V Superman is the big loser at the Razzies
The only other movie to strike gold was Zoolander 2 , earning a worst supporting actress statue. Dominating the lesser awards at the Razzies was the film expected to win everything, Batman v.
Feb 25 2017
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe turns 93 with lavish birthday party
In the interview with state media, Mugabe also described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remarks in his defense.
Feb 25 2017
Trump Today: Pledging a 'massive' tax cut and ripping anonymous sources
He held strong on deporting undocumented immigrants who are criminals and building a border wall between the USA and Mexico. He blamed Obama for the "mess" he inherited and promised "to make it much better" when it comes to healthcare.
Feb 22 2017
Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down
The party was also attended by the two Vice Presidents, Cdes Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko and Cabinet ministers. President Mugabe cuts his birthday cake together with his son in law Simba Chikore his offices in Harare this morning.
Feb 22 2017
Over 74 Refugees bodies washed ashore in Libyan western town of Zawiya
The Libyan Red Crescent said the bodies of 74 migrants had washed ashore near the city of Zawiyah, which is a hub for smugglers. Overall, central Mediterranean migrant crossings increased by 17 percent a year ago to 181,459 people, according to statistics.
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