May 18 2017
According to the Times account of Comey's memo, Trump said: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". It's a question the White House has had to deal with since Friday morning, when President Trump tweeted a vague threat of sorts to the man he had ousted as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The FBI is investigating Flynn's dealings, as well as possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 presidential election.
"There's definitely a case to be made for obstruction", said Barak Cohen, a former federal prosecutor who now does white-collar defense work at the Perkins Coie law firm. "But on the other hand you have to realize that - as with any other sort of criminal law - intent is key, and intent here can be hard to prove".
The revelation that Donald Trump allegedly urged former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into former adviser Michael Flynn fueled speculation the president may have obstructed justice, but any penalty would likely come from Congress and not the criminal justice system, lawyers said Tuesday.
King, an independent from ME, spent several minutes speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer after The New York Times broke the story about a memo that people familiar with the matter say Comey wrote after a February meeting with Trump in the Oval Office.
The usually circumspect Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, said on Tuesday morning that the party needed "less drama" from the president.
Legal experts point to two opinions written by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in 1973 and 2000, both concluding that indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. He repeatedly praised Comey for his "guts" in handling the Clinton email investigation for months and then when he became president not only allowed him to continue in the position, he never once mentioned removing him. "It just depends on how it's done". "I don't think we're there yet", said the lawyer, who asked not to be named.
The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. According to the voices that defended this move over the ensuing 24 hours, like the vice president, two press secretaries (can anyone find Sean Spicer?) and the usual host of spinners, it was Rosenstein's strong recommendation that Comey be removed that sprang "the decisive president" into action, thus, in essence, laying the responsibility for it on someone else.
Highlights of Tuesday's NBA game
Both Kerr and Brown emphasized a better start on both ends in Game 2 to control the tempo from the opening tip. Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip.
Tom Brady had a concussion last year, Gisele Bundchen says
Brady did end up missing some game time last season but it was not related to injury, it was because of suspension. It was then that he said if his wife had things her way, she would make him retire.
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But it certainly sounds like one of the most concrete things Google has done to address the problem of Android fragmentation. The Pixel devices operating on the current O Developer Preview is also running the Project Treble architecture.
"It looks like he was trying to impede the investigation", said CNN senior political analyst David Gergen.
Then there was the Comey firing itself, which Trump even admitted had something to do with the Russian investigation.
The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. If that is true, those could be critical to proving whose account of the meeting is accurate. Trump said to Mr Comey that Mr Flynn was a good guy, to which Mr Comey agreed, the person said.
"And we now have evidence that he may have indicated an improper goal previously in his communications with Comey about the Russian Federation investigation". "That's obviously a very powerful piece of evidence".
The New York Times says Trump made the request to Comey during a February meeting. In his letter firing Comey, Trump said he was assured that he was not.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they wanted to see the memo. Ronald Reagan needed to be carefully managed so he didn't go off script inappropriately - but when he had a competent White House staff, he rarely harmed US interests by doing so. This leak was to be expected, given the FBI's internal respect for Comey and word on the street that he documented every iota of communication between himself and Trump. With a lower-profile target, he said, "maybe prosecutors might be aggressive enough to bring a case", but "it also arguably undermines democracy for prosecutors to go after a sitting president with only circumstantial evidence".
While not unprecedented, it is a rare privilege for a foreign minister to be granted bilateral talks in the Oval Office with a US president.
May 18 2017
Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job
Do you think they need to tone it down? She also told the newspaper that she loves working at Fox News and would be reluctant to leave the network.
May 18 2017
A$AP Rocky's Home Burglarized in Armed Robbery
It is thought the burglars entered Kendall's house sometime between her leaving at lunchtime and returning home at 8pm. The robbers "grabbed the woman, took her around the house" while they found the Harlem native's cash and jewels.
May 18 2017
Target reimagines itself, investors like what they see in 1Q
Following the transaction, the insider now owns 10,507,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $740,752,453.50. American National Bank's holdings in Wal-Mart Stores were worth $6,452,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
May 17 2017
EC to link all EVMs to VVPAT by 2019
It has sent status paper on EVMs and VVPAT to all the seven national and 48 state political parties. The demonstration was carried out by AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj.
May 17 2017
Normani Kordei Responds to Bonner Bolton's Date Request, Talks Simone Biles' 'DWTS'
Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold earned a 34/40 from the judges on their foxtrot, while their tango earned a 36/40. Essentially, David has shown a history of sticking his posterior out when performing the more traditional dances.
May 17 2017
Despite alarm and government threats, we still have Facebook access today
In the video the king can be see wandering through the mall in a small crop top with a woman believed to be one of his mistresses. We have a feeling Thai authorities might find it harder to enforce the lese-majeste laws than they did with the last King...
May 16 2017
The importance of transition for the Celtics and Wizards
Guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during the Celtics' Game 4 loss at Washington . Not to say that Brooks' players were passive, but they appeared to stage a sit-in while the Celtics raced up and down the court.
May 14 2017
Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3
Kevin Kiermaier whacked a two-run homer off Chris Sale Saturday in the Rays' 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. That was only the third game Sale, the Lakeland-born lefty, had allowed two homers to lefty hitters.
May 13 2017
Michael Flynn: Documents sought from ex-Trump advisor over Russian Federation inquiry
Yates's warning about Flynn in January capped weeks of building concern among top Obama officials, the officials told the AP. Yates said that this also caused her concern, as she knew that this was not true - and so did Russian Federation .
May 13 2017
North Korea Accuses CIA, South Korea of 'Bio-Chemical' Assassination Plot
South Korea's military "strongly condemned" the drill and warned of "fatal" consequences if the North provoked it. The North Korean statement described the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism itself, and an "empire of evil".
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