Jun 21 2017
The memo from the transition's general counsel directs all staffers and volunteers who worked on the Trump transition to "preserve any written documents.as well as any electronic information" related to Russia, Ukraine and any foreign travel by Trump transition members.
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"In addition to confirming that he is under investigation, the tweet makes a factual statement regarding the president's decision to fire James Comey, which is a subject of the investigation".
The morning missive appeared to refer to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.
Yet, the president's tweet contradicts his own comments about how and when he made a decision to fire Comey.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, the president repeated his assertion that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign is a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a team of Trump campaign associates. Sad!"The Trump tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned organization officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe".
Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
Why Diego Costa will be missed at Chelsea
Details of the message sent by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that caused striker Diego Costa to announce he was not wanted by the club have been revealed.
Bus Crash Kills Cyclist in First Citi Bike Fatality
Police say Hanegby fell off the bicycle and under the bus' rear tires, and was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Those bikes have been used to make over 43 million trips through city streets.
"She added that she was "increasingly concerned" Mr Trump will fire both [investigative special counsel] Robert Mueller and Rosenstein".
The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.
The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence's confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.
That memo was delivered to Trump the same day he fired Comey. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.
Comey's termination prompted a deeper investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice in the Russia investigation, and Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that Trump asked him in January to drop the FBI probe into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's communications with Russian officials.
The White House cited his memo as a reason for firing Comey, but Trump later admitted in an interview with NBC News that he was going to fire him regardless of the recommendation of his top appointees at the DOJ and was thinking about the bureau's investigation into Russia's meddling in the election.
"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked. Sad!" he wrote. "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great.
Jun 20 2017
Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible
Scalise "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Saturday evening. On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time".
Jun 19 2017
Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
Around 1,600 firefighters have been desperately battling wildfires that broke out in central Portugal early Sunday morning. The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande amid an intense heat wave and rainless thunderstorms.
Jun 19 2017
Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims
During her visit - which lasted less than an hour - she also spoke to volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church. Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.
Jun 18 2017
UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
Mr Hammond's remarks will be seen as a bid to soften the terms of Britain's exit, 72 hours before formal talks begin on Monday. A spokesman for his Department for Exiting the European Union said Britain had been "crystal clear" about its approach.
Jun 18 2017
Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez
At the end of the 25th season of the Champions League , Ronaldo is the first player to score in three of the competition's finals. The 4-1 win over Juventus allowed Madrid to become the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era.
Jun 18 2017
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was released after 17 months of detention in the communist nation. Hours before Otto was scheduled to land, there was a row of reporters standing outside the airport, lined up facing the runway.
Jun 16 2017
Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle
The order also suspends the nation's refugee program for 120 days and imposes a new limit on the number of refugees accepted. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a judge's ruling that blocked the temporary ban on refugees as well.
Jun 16 2017
DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Nine people were injured, with several going to the hospital for treatment of head injuries, broken teeth, deep cuts and bruises. Ankara told the U.S. ambassador that the decision to issue the warrants was "wrong" and "unacceptable", Anadolu Agency reported.
Jun 15 2017
Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title
The pair each pocketed €2.1 million (£1.8 million) for winning from an overall tournament purse of €36 million (£32 million). Nadal's ascendency to his 10th French Open title was never in doubt after the first serve of the match.
Jun 15 2017
Tillerson: US committed to 'One China' policy, also Taiwan
Later on Monday, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) confirmed that Secretary Tillerson was mistaken. At the same time, there are 6,500 Palestinians in Israeli jails, including 500 detained without charge , in some cases for years.
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