May 30 2018
The woman who oversaw the Obama White House's response to the Russian election attack said she was never briefed on the FBI's use of an informant to investigate the Trump campaign and that it was "ridiculous" for President Trump to claim that the matter amounted to "one of the biggest political scandals in us history".
Republicans have argued that they need the classified information as part of their oversight work on the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the investigation into Trump and Russian Federation.
In recent days, he zeroed in on reports that a longtime United States government informant approached three members of his campaign in a bid to gather intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election.
The presence of a White House lawyer, Emmet Flood, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, alarmed Democrats at the briefing over concerns the officials would share information from the meetings for Trump's legal advantage.
"They were not. They were spying - a term I don't particularly like - on what the Russians were doing", Clapper said during an appearance on ABCs "The View" to promote a new book. They did nothing. They were anxious that Trump refused to divest himself of his businesses or release his tax returns or health information.
Nunes and Gowdy both declined comment after their briefing.
"Trump, in turn, has tweeted that Clapper said the President "'should be happy that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was SPYING on his campaign'".
Representing U.S. intelligence and law enforcement at the briefing will be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Director of Intelligence Dan Coats.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!"
David Moyes departs West Ham United
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Stephen Colbert Had Strong Words About 'Javanka' at the Jerusalem Embassy Opening
According to the Jewish Press , after Yosef's speech , Ivanka Trump and Kushner approached him and asked for his blessing. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Trump in his address that "by recognising history you have made history".
Cardinals' second-round pick Christian Kirk reportedly arrested prior to draft
The police report added that officers "immediately noticed Kirk's demeanor" due to the "blank stare" he had on his face. That is what I would be interested to know, and I'm sure we won't get an answer.
The White House statement says the officials communicated the "president's desire for as much openness as possible under the law" and "conveyed the president's understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government".
Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter, originally demanded the information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation.
Among the topics the three men discussed was Vekselberg's desire for better relations between the United States and Russian Federation, the person said, who added that Vekselberg did not encounter Trump or any of his other advisers.
The Democrats who took part in the meetings on Thursday - House and Senate Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and the top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees, Adam Schiff and Warner - released a collective statement rejecting Trump's claim.
Clapper oversaw the USA intelligence community for over six years, during which the intelligence community concluded in a declassified report that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Trump in the election.
Trump also rejected a reporter's suggestion that he was undercutting the work of the Justice Department. After negotiations with leaders on Capitol Hill, the White House announced the additional bipartisan meeting but said the original briefing would go on as well.
However, the president has faced criticism for attacking the Justice Department for alleging spying on the Trump campaign for political reasons.
"And at what point do we as Americans say it is not right to spy on a campaign", Meadows told host Margaret Brennan. Giuliani asked Friday. "They clearly did not get incriminating information or we'd have found out about it by now". The Justice Department hasn't said what information will be shared with lawmakers and Kelly about the informant. The Justice Department had resisted sharing information, saying it jeopardized the source.
"No, no. We're not undercutting", Trump said.
May 29 2018
Victory or Defeat in Game 7, the Boston Celtics have already won
They still can surrender open shots everywhere, a flaw that seems fatal against the 3-point happy Rockets or Warriors. James believes that they can outhustle, outsmart and out coach whoever they face in the final.
May 27 2018
Ireland Overturns Abortion Ban in Landslide Vote
The decision is a major victory for Irish feminists , who have been fighting the law since it was introduced in 1983. The death of an Indian dentist ignited the abortion rights campaign in Ireland.
May 26 2018
Armed Citizen Kills Gunman at Oklahoma City Restaurant
In one of his clips, he complains of a demon-possessed squirrel, and in another of his refrigerator attacking him. A gunman in Oklahoma City was killed Thursday after opening fire inside a restaurant, according to authorities.
May 25 2018
Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in. What's next?
Asked "what can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "no". "The conversation will keep getting deeper", she said. The officials spoke Thursday to the AP on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation.
May 23 2018
China-US economic, trade consensuses "meet interests of the people": vice premier
The company has suffered since the United States prevented it from purchasing USA components. In a series of tweets last week Trump suggested he was open to easing up on ZTE.
May 18 2018
Liam Payne has revealed the release date of his debut solo album
We had to change restaurants three times, my mum got knocked over by a paparazzi, then I was like 'Right, I'm done". And Steve Mac, who has been working on Liam's record, previously promised it will feature "hit after hit".
May 17 2018
Jailed Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim released
Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in February 2015 after the Federal Court retained a conviction for sodomy. He quickly rose up the ranks, becoming finance minister in 1991 and deputy prime minister two years later.
May 17 2018
Last Week Moss Bros Group plc (LON:MOSB) Ratings
Shares of William Hill traded up GBX 1.70 ($0.02), reaching GBX 314.80 ($4.27), during trading on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. ZPG Plc owns and operates home-related digital platforms in the United Kingdom.The company has 2.12 billion GBP market cap.
May 15 2018
Fighting in West Afghanistan as Taliban Attempts to Capture City
Violence has spiked in Afghanistan since the Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive last month. Officials have warned of a deteriorating security situation as insurgents have entered the capital several times.
May 15 2018
Lyft follows Uber's shift on sexual misconduct
Some lawmakers had urged Uber to waive binding arbitration for sexual harassment complaints. The new rules mark a conciliatory step made by the Uber chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi.
May 30 2018Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets to reach National Basketball Association finals
May 28 2018Mohamed Salah 'confident' of being fit in time for World Cup finals
May 27 2018South Korea says North Korea committed to 'complete' denuclearisation, summit with Trump
May 26 2018Hawaii volcano sends another ash cloud high into the air
May 18 2018Israeli army fires tank shells at Gaza military facilities, no injuries reported
May 18 2018No Man's Sky will get cooperative multiplayer this July
May 18 2018Arsene Wenger Endorses Idea of Mikel Arteta Succeeding Him
May 16 2018Fallen Officers Memorialized in Washington County
May 16 2018Packers unlikely to sign Dez Bryant
May 15 2018Iran foreign minister scrambles to China and Russian Federation to save nuclear deal
May 30 2018State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods
May 29 2018Gas prices nearing $3 gallon nationally
May 29 2018Vedanta Sterlite copper smelter must shut down: Citizens pen a hard-hitting letter
May 28 2018Power sprints to 102nd Indianapolis 500 win
May 28 2018Daniel Ricciardo takes tense Monaco Grand Prix win on Red Bull’s 250th
May 25 2018Macron on GDPR: Europe should provide model for regulation
May 25 2018Here's why Amazon Echo recorded a family's conversation
May 23 2018Hazard targets title to hint at Chelsea stay
May 23 2018U.S. vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran - BBC News
May 18 2018Lionel Messi gives his honest opinion on Neymar potentially joining Real Madrid
May 17 2018Marseille vs Atletico Madrid updates and goals
May 15 2018Allardyce denies Rooney asked to leave Everton