Jun 12 2017
Rogers refused to say whether the president had ever asked him to intervene in the FBI investigation into Trump's associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn. On Tuesday night, The Post reported that Coats told associates in March that Trump asked him to try to persuade Comey to back off the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.
When asked to comment on conversations with the President, the committee declined and said they would not make comments in a public forum.
Before Senate investigators probe former FBI Director James Comey, they will press four intelligence officials Wednesday in a hearing that on any other week would be the biggest event on Capitol Hill.
But Coats and Rogers, together with acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, repeatedly and firmly refused to comment on the substance of their conversations with the president.
Comey's testimony about Trump was damaging.
The Washington Post said in an article published June 6 that said Trump pressed Coats to intervene with the FBI on the investigation of Flynn.
King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
Early Wednesday, Trump announced his pick to succeed Comey at the FBI - Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation. Angus King, I-Maine, he could not specify what was classified about the conversation.
UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders
The United Arab Emirates has threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar along with several Gulf states. Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported.
Roland Garros - Bacsinszky upsets Mladenovic! Ostapenko beats Wozniacki
And when the match did eventually get underway the windy conditions disrupted Mladenovic's flow in-front of a vocal home crowd. Perhaps the rain allowed Ostapenko to overcome a loss in the first set to win the last two to advance to the semifinals.
U2 just announced they're coming to St. Louis
The news release said there will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. The tour includes stops across cities in North America, Europe and central and south America.
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Yesterday, the same committee asked intelligence agency chiefs about their talks with the president.
"If I'm called before an investigative committee, I certainly will provide them with what I know and what I don't know", Coats said on May 23. I have similar questions for Admiral Rogers.
Rogers said he would not discuss "theoreticals" or specifics of any interactions with Trump. "Beyond that, there's no excuse for not answering the question". Comey had told the president at the time that he wasn't a target of the probe, but Trump fired him when he didn't go public exonerating Trump.
Trump on Wednesday said he meant to nominate a former Justice Department official, Christopher Wray, to replace Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Is it an invocation of executive privilege? But both also said they still need to consult the White House on whether executive privilege will be invoked. "Didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of the special counsel", Comey said.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee is making a pitch for the reauthorization of a law governing the collection of foreign intelligence, saying it's critical to monitoring militants, potential terror threats and is subject to multiple layers of oversight. And you can't get to the facts if the witnesses won't answer the questions.
Rogers and Coats argued that they viewed the content of their conversations with the president as classified - a claim that was met with some skepticism.
Last month, Mr. Rosenstein found himself in the hottest of spotlights after Mr. Comey's firing and the White House cited a memo he wrote as the rationale for Mr. Comey's dismissal.
Jun 12 2017
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
Safe-haven gold and US Treasuries drifted lower and futures markets pointed to Wall Street opening modestly higher. There was much less drama elsewhere, as the Japanese yen gave up early gains and eased to 110.38 per dollar.
Jun 12 2017
Seager, Dodgers rally for 9-7 win against Reds
Kenley Jansen quickly rushed to warm up after the go-ahead home run , recording the 11 save of the season and 200 of his career. Jansen is not only 4-0 and 10 of 10 in save opportunities, he has struck out 42 without walking a single batter.
Jun 11 2017
Apple just unveiled HomePod, a $349 competitor to Amazon's Echo
Tim Cook also finally followed up on years of interviews in which he said that Apple was interested in augmented reality . At just under 7 inches tall, HomePod can be placed nearly anywhere in the home and is available in white and space gray.
Jun 11 2017
Fallout from Iran attacks spells trouble to come in wider Middle East
Salman said any struggle for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia". The Interior Ministry in a statement increased the number of wounded to 52, up from 40.
Jun 10 2017
President Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Article 5
The president also denied asking Comey to back off the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . While Comey said Trump had lied about him, Trump didn't use that exact terminology in return on Friday.
Jun 10 2017
I would speak under oath on Comey
But a day after the closely watched hearing , Trump struck back with an early morning tweet: "Wow, Comey is a leaker". House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen.
Jun 09 2017
Oil Price Forecasts Lowered on Crude Glut
Brent crude oil futures briefly rose above US$50 per barrel in early trading, but had dipped back to US$49.94 by 0040 GMT. Futures are down some 9 percent since OPEC's May 25 decision to extend the cuts.
Jun 08 2017
Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial
Cosby claims the relationship was consensual. "I was panicking a little bit but I knew I couldn't really get up", she said. The defense has pointed out that phone records show Constand called Cosby 53 times after she says he assaulted her.
Jun 08 2017
Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals
It's not like you're going to get it for free. "I stayed there until the end, even if I was a little bit upset during the match". Adding to that, in his Grand Slam career, Kevin Anderson has saved 65.6% of the break points he has faced.
Jun 08 2017
Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation
The same committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on US surveillance laws, featuring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ahead of Coats' testimony Wednesday Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) spokesman Brian P.
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