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!"
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The river rose 17.8 feet in two hours Sunday afternoon, to 24.1 feet, a record from the previous high of 23.6 feet. Destroyed chunks of roadway rest after being washed into a riverbed in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland .
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No Man's Sky will get cooperative multiplayer this July
Though multiplayer already exists in the game but Murray said this update will bring more interaction between players in the game. The new update will allow players to group, build, race, survive or just explore in the massive world of No Man's Sky .
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
Vedanta Sterlite copper smelter must shut down: Citizens pen a hard-hitting letter
Residents living in towns and villages nearby have long alleged that the plant had damaged their health, water, and environment . The move comes a week after Thoothukudi was rocked by violence as police personnel shot protesters, killing 13 people in all.
May 27 2018
South Korea says North Korea committed to 'complete' denuclearisation, summit with Trump
Donald Trump has said negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are "going along very well". He said there is a "lot of good will" and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula would be "a great thing".
May 26 2018
Fiat Chrysler warns millions of owners: Don't use the cruise
Fiat Chrysler was under fire in 2015, when USA regulators issued it $175 million in penalties because of safety lapses. Also covered are the 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, the 2014-2018 Chrysler 300, the 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
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
Hazard targets title to hint at Chelsea stay
Such was the frustration amongst Red Devils that a lot of them sent angry messages to Mourinho on his Instagram page. Courtois said: "Yeah, I think so".
May 23 2018
U.S. vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran - BBC News
According to Pompeo, President Trump is willing to negotiate a new deal, but that is not the primary objective. It said Iran could still shoot off those ballistic missiles, obviously meant to transport nukes someday.
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 18 2018
Arsene Wenger Endorses Idea of Mikel Arteta Succeeding Him
Most importantly, he has the characteristics needed to represent Arsenal Football Club: intelligence, quality and class. An answer to that question could move a step closer today as the Gunners plan discussions with a potential successor.
May 15 2018
Allardyce denies Rooney asked to leave Everton
There had been suggestions Rooney had demanded the guarantee of regular football next season, but Allardyce rubbished that idea. United. "We still, I think, need another goalscorer that gets 15 or more goals in the Premier League next season".
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