Trump says 'big story' isn't Russian Federation probe

02 Juin, 2017, 02:22 | Author: Marc Bacque

James Comey, fired last month as FBI director amid a federal investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, is set to testify next Thursday at a highly anticipated congressional hearing that could shed light on his private conversations with the president in the weeks before his dismissal.

Nunes, who had been a member of Trump's transition team, made the allegations just two days after then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey shocked Washington by revealing in a public hearing that his agency had been probing possible collusion of Trump associates with Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The other subpoenas were issued for Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, and Michael Cohen, the president's personal lawyer, as well as their businesses. It marked the first time the White House had officially acknowledged that outside counsel had been retained. Mueller's separate probe could conceivably look at the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing.

It is possible that the Trump White House could try to raise executive privilege claims in arguing that any conversations with the president could not be discussed publicly.

On Capitol Hill, a rift continued between Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the chairman of the House intelligence committee, and Democrats on the panel. In April, numerous media outlets, citing both Republican and Democratic congressional sources, reported that intelligence reports pertaining to the communications of Trump's advisers with foreign agents were "normal and appropriate" and contained "no evidence of wrongdoing".In the early 2000s, he formed his own firm working on a range of legal matters, including malpractice cases, business law and work on an ethanol business in Ukraine.But as Nunes' story unraveled - and news emerged that the intelligence he reviewed was provided by White House staffers - pressure grew for him to step aside. Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a statement Thursday.

5 keys to beating the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals
Years since two teams in a major North American professional sports league have met for a championship three times in a row. For Game 1 on Thursday , the Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites over the Cavaliers with a 225.5 point total.

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Plc's (EOG) Corporate Rating Reiterated at FinnCap
The Company's range of products includes crude oil, stabilized liquid condensate, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and dry gas. The stock of Eland Oil & Gas PLC (LON:ELA) has "Speculative Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Canaccord Genuity.

Lynda Carter gives Gal Gadot her blessing
New Hero Packs- The update introduces a new Wonder Woman: Defender of Justice Hero Pack and Dr. That's what a universal character needs - they need every dimension fleshed out".

The subpoenas sent to government agencies were related to Trump's complaints that Obama administration officials had asked, for political reasons, to be told the names of Trump associates documented in intelligence reports. The requests were made by former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Samantha Power, the former USA representative to the United Nations, according to a congressional staffer, who was not authorized to disclose the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Another senior committee aide said any subpoenas related to the unmasking issue would have been sent by committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation after being criticized for being too close to the White House. Officials only "unmask" the identities of Americans for certain reasons - for example, if the name of a person is needed to understand the intelligence being provided.

The subpoenas related to the committee's unmasking investigation were issued by Nunes alone. Schiff said committee rules allow Nunes to delegate that authority to Conaway. He said he hoped House Speaker Paul Ryan would intervene to make sure that happened. The Russian government denied knowing anything about such a plan.The subpoenas issued on Wednesday seek to obtain the testimony of the two men as well as their business documents, Efe news reported.

The Comey associate, who wasn't authorized to discuss details of the testimony and spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to discuss the content of Comey's planned testimony.


  • Revenue Estimates Analysis Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

    In general, more thrust is placed on most recent actions by assigning higher weights to it than those assigned to past movements. Therefore 9% are positive. 05/16/2017 - Applied Materials, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Susquehanna.

    Turquoise Hill Resources Limited (NYSE:TRQ) Shorted Shares Decreased By 0.15%

    The basic materials company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.03. It is negative, as 48 investors sold ACN shares while 379 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 298 raised stakes.

    Theresa May Savaged By Political Rivals For Ducking Out Of TV Debate

    Most young people intend to vote Labour (41%), with just 16% planning to vote Tory, NME's research found. Another who attended Corbyn's rally said he was curious about a politician who appeared genuine.
  • Google Sheets uses machine learning to built you better charts

    Google Sheets uses machine learning to built you better charts

    Google is also bringing an instant sync feature to Sheets that's been available in Docs and Slides since previous year . Keyboard shortcuts: Change default shortcuts in your browser to the existing spreadsheet shortcuts now in use.
    EU's Juncker warns Trump against climate deal exit

    EU's Juncker warns Trump against climate deal exit

    President Trump will start the process of exiting the Paris climate change agreement, White House officials told allies Thursday. The European Union and China indicated they would press ahead with the deal, regardless of United States participation.

    No deal on Brexit would be "economic disaster", says Jeremy Corbyn

    The figures suggest May's majority could be reduced and the United Kingdom would face a hung parliament . The left-winger is expected to warn against walking away from the divorce talks with no deal.
  • A 38-Year-Old Gay Man Could Be Ireland's Next Prime Minister

    Global media is presenting his central position in Irish politics as a "huge generation change in Ireland's political life". His immigration stances have been controversial, with him once advocating for the deportation of unemployed immigrants.
    Natural Resource Partners LP (NRP) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

    Natural Resource Partners LP (NRP) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

    Alliance Resource Partners , L.P. 09/29/2014 - Alliance Resource Partners , L.P. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Zacks. Blair William And Il invested 0.25% in J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM). (NASDAQ:CBSH). 834 were accumulated by Johnson Financial Grp.

    Stock's Stunning Activities: Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI)

    New York-based Rafferty Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX). Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $107.00 target price on shares of Crown Castle International Corp.
  • Theresa May puts 'promise of Brexit' at heart of pitch to voters

    YouGov stressed that was just one possible result of its research, which is based on a mix of polling and demographic modeling. But the most powerful finale came from Mr Farron, who won loud applause when he said: "You're not worth Theresa May's time".
    Red Bull rules in Monaco DHL pit stop award

    Red Bull rules in Monaco DHL pit stop award

    But having raced for McLaren , Ferrari and Renault previously, the enigmatic driver is going into the summer with an open mind. Recently, Alonso has been named as "Rookie of the Year" for the 2017 edition of the Indy 500.

    Digging Up the Facts on Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust by 674.8% in the first quarter. Prudential holds 0.03% in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC ) or 562,380 shares. (NYSE:MPW) for 50,700 shares.


UK May's Conservatives dwarf rivals in election campaign donations
The Conservatives enjoyed a 20-point lead at the start of the campaign but this has now fallen into single figures. Instead it is Labour that has closed the gap by moving up, from 26% on April 19 to 35% today.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not concerned by rival Josh Norman's comments
Bryant is so invested in this year's team that he proclaimed it to be "the best" Cowboys squad he has ever played with. I'm praying every day. "The way that I'm feeling right now, I feel damn good". "The sky can be the limit for us".

Checking Indicators on Shares of NovaGold Resources Inc (NG) — Market Focus
The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. A reading under 20 would indicate no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal.

Killer Instinct Studio Announces Action Game, Extinction
Move freely around a fully destructible environment, and use objects throughout the world to your strategic advantage. Game director Kraig Kujawa described the action in Extinction as "absolutely relentless" with a "fast, fluid feel".

Boston scraps summit on climate with China
While traveling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the Vatican. The former president said in a statement that Trump's decision reflects 'the absence of American leadership'.

Portland stabbing suspect said 'that's what liberalism gets you': court papers
Below is the letter Asha Deliverance, Namkai Meche's mother, wrote to the president, along with The Post's annotations. Video from train security and passengers' cell phones show how the scuffle quickly turned into a one-sided knife fight.

Daily Ratings & News for New York Community Bancorp Inc
Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) shares were last seen down -4.03% at $0.92, which is 262.5% higher than the previous trading session. Stock market analysts and brokers have recently amended their target prices on shares of New York Community Bancorp, Inc.

Mercato Man City: Iheanacho a refusé le PSG !
Selon ESPN , le jeune joueur suscite notamment l'intérêt du PSG et du Borussia Dortmund mais Iheanacho ne compte pas quitter l'Angleterre pour une raison assez peu sportive.

National Doughnut Day deals in Northern Virginia
Learn how to get a free donut from Krispy Kreme on National Donut Day. "But we're going to be making as many doughnuts as we can". Participating Duck Donuts : Customers will receive one free, made-to-order doughnut of their choice with any purchase.

Tegna Inc (TGNA) Has Another Very Weak Trading Session
FBR & Co restated a "buy" rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Tegna in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its stake in shares of Tegna by 0.4% in the fourth quarter.