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
Google unveils playable ads for Android game developers and other tools
Bankhead said Google is also creating gameplay videos, which users will be able to see next to the apps on the Google Play store. Playables offer users the same experience that the real game offers, just for a shorter time period since it's only a preview.
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.
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
Baker Mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest
According to the incident report, a Fayetteville officer was flagged down near the intersection of West and Dickson at 2:29 a.m. Mayfield is an early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season. "We don't have any other information at this time".
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
Xenophobic Attacks: Muntaka rallies support for boycott of South African goods
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has released a statement, condemning the acts of violence on non-nationals in the country. He urged the South African government to take up its responsibility of securing live and properties within its borders.
Feb 24 2017
Bye Bye, Bao Bao: Beloved Panda Cub Travels Back to China
Since she loves bamboo, they are going to take 50 pounds of it along with sweet potatoes and apples. Bao Bao is one of two pandas born at the zoo moved to China as part of an agreement.
Feb 23 2017
Galaxy Tab S3 leaked render shows up with keyboard cover
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is also expected to be able to support an S Pen stylus, according to the same leaked manual . The keyboard resembles the black and whites of the iPad Pro, which would be a chicklet-style keyboard for the tablet.
Feb 23 2017
How to Impress Your New Boss If He's NBA Legend Magic Johnson
Lakers went ahead and Name the Greatest Laker Ever Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations . Now let's say that the mock draft is 100% accurate and the Lakers draft Josh Jackson.
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.
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