Mar 23 2017
"This afternoon, Chairman Devin Nunes announced he had some form of intercepts revealing that lawfully gathered intelligence on foreign officials included information on US persons, potentially including those associated with President Trump or the president himself". The Intelligence panel - along with the FBI - is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and the suspected ties of Trump's associates to the Kremlin.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said this was a "startling revelation" and that there were "a lot of questions that need to get asked; how many times was one individual followed?"
What Nunes said Devin Nunes. Nunes emphasized at the news conference that the surveillance through which the communications were collected had nothing to do with Russian Federation or any investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 US elections.
He said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower - as President Trump has suggested.
Nunes later told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that "President-elect Trump and his team were put into intelligence reports". They are believed to include Michael Flynn, who was sacked as White House national security adviser after misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States. They also stated he appeared to be running interference for the Trump Administration, and wondered why he would tell the Trump administration - some of who are subjects of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation.
"I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found", Trump said.
As the U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district in Los Angeles, Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
He confirmed that he saw details that might have intelligence value.
"At the end of all that you'll have people in separate corners", Nunes said. "This appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under" the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). "Now, obviously they said they have an investigation, well great - go investigate, tell us what you have".
Mr Schiff also stressed that the details mentioned by Mr Nunes just reinforced the conclusion that Mr Trump was not wiretapped by Mr Obama. Earlier this week, James Comey, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told Congress that there was no evidence to support the claims by Mr Trump, which were made on Twitter several weeks ago.
Comey also stated that the FBI was investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and the suspected links of Trump's associates to the Kremlin.
Mar 23 2017
United States charges Philadelphia's top prosecutor with corruption
Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams is scheduled to face a magistrate for arraignment on Wednesday. The conviction has since been overturned, although the official served almost three years in prison.
Mar 21 2017
Brazil minister to meet representatives of meat importers
Brazil and Argentina account for a huge chunk of the 80% of plant protein imports for feed the European Union is so dependent on. The Brazilian authorities launched the operation Weak Flesh in six Brazilian States.
Mar 21 2017
Arsene Wenger will continue to stay at Arsenal
Speaking after the game, Wenger said he had made up his mind about his future and would make his intentions public "very soon". What must be said, though, is that the club are making a mess of this even if they insist a decision would be "mutual".
Mar 21 2017
Royal Jordanian Airlines reportedly bans all electronic devices from carry-on luggage
Meanwhile people are responding to the Royal Jordanian post and seem super frustrated with the sudden rule change. The original tweet said the restrictions came "following instructions from concern U.S. departments".
Mar 19 2017
Falcon 9 flies off pad 39A
These performance factors required the Falcon 9's first-stage booster to use its maximum propellent haul. The Falcon Heavy and Falcon 9 Block 5 should both launch at some point later this year.
Mar 19 2017
Pastor Finds and Then Gives Away 706-Carat Diamond
The pastor turned the diamond over to the government in hopes that the proceeds from its sale will help the impoverished country. He handed it over to President Ernest Bai Koroma , who thanked him for not smuggling it out of the country.
Mar 18 2017
Google's Guetzli Open Source JPEG Encoder Compresses Images by 35 Percent
Presumably Google are considering optimisations and rational solutions to speed up Guetzli's compression speed performance. Guetzli (on the right) shows less ringing artefacts than libjpeg (middle) without requiring a larger file size.
Mar 17 2017
Dave Chappelle returns on Netflix with two specials this month
Netflix released the trailer for the specials, filmed in Austin and Los Angeles, as a part of a three-special deal with Netflix. Two of those specials come from Chappelle's personal vault, while the other hasn't been produced yet.
Mar 16 2017
Donald Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency authority to carry out drone strikes
The White House did not immediately respond to questions from the Daily News. Bush, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism .
Mar 15 2017
Children help you live longer, says study
For example, childless men aged 90 had a death risk of 17.7 per cent, compared to 16.2 per cent for men of the same age with children.
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