Trump now is zeroing in on - and at times embellishing - reports that a longtime USA government informant approached members of his 2016 campaign during the presidential election in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election.
"I don't have a great answer for them", Comey said of social media companies including Facebook and Twitter, which were major venues for what USA intelligence agencies have said was a Russian-sponsored effort to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 US election. He has urged the Department of Justice to investigate whether the FBI actually penetrated the campaign, and asked his Chief of Staff John Kelly to invited top Justice Department, FBI officials and Republican lawmakers to the White House to review classified documents relating to the matter.
Trump claimed ex-DNI James Clapper "admitted", the intelligence community "was spying on my campaign", a false statement that twisted Clapper's recent comments about the FBI's actions and the repeat of an unproven claim by the president.
Giuliani said Mueller's office, which has been negotiating the parameters of a potential sit-down, would probably limit questions to those involving whether the campaign colluded with Russian agents and whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation into those efforts. But NPR and other news outlets have identified him as Stefan Halper, a retired professor who served in several Republican presidential administrations. Rosenstein was also present for Thursday's briefings.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans are now "getting the cooperation necessary" to resolve their demands for classified information stemming from early stages of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president intensified his attacks this week, calling it "spygate" and tweeting Thursday that it was "Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in US history".
Twitter roasts Celtics for choking away Game 7 The Celtics top performer in the playoffs was rookie Jayson Tatum , who closed out the series with 24 points and seven rebounds. It's a debate is as old as time - well, since James was drafted into the league, at least.
Comey has been criticized for the FBI's failure to counter Russia's election meddling while it was happening.
In response to Trump's tweets about him, Clapper said he was "bothered" by Trump targeting private citizens after they share an opinion that Trump dislikes.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, "Never seen a Gang of Eight meeting that included any presence from the White House".
The back and forth between Congress and the Justice Department has simmered for weeks.
Giuliani also said that learning about the confidential source is a prerequisite for any special counsel interview with the President.
Anti-Sterlite protests: Thoothkudis SP, Collector transferred Jayakumar said in a televised address that it had been "unavoidable" for police to fire on protesters. "Normalcy is returning. Another man, identified by Indian media as a 23-year-old named Kaliappan, was killed in further protests on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks across the South Lawn while departing the White House May 23, 2018 in Washington, DC.
"Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign".
"The goal there would be to protect national security by figuring out what Russia's intentions were and their efforts to infiltrate our political processes", she explained, noting the use of an informant was a way to keep the investigation from becoming public.
The "why" behind all of this is simple: Trump and his allies in the conservative media are in the midst of an extended campaign to discredit the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the broader Justice Department.
"If they don't show us these documents, well, we are just going to have to say no", Giuliani said.
Trump also repeated his allegation that the FBI's use of informants - a common practice in investigations - amounted to spying on his campaign.
A bigger cause for concern though for Disney is the growing sense of apathy and rejection of Star Wars properties in China . The share for the last three Star Wars films was closer to 50 percent; Solo is looking at a much smaller split.
News 4 has reached out to police to see of he is still at the mental health facility, but they have not released any information. The Bills released him from their reserved/retired list on Monday, leaving open the possibility he could sign with another team.
One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS. The Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay, rose by 17.8 feet in two hours on Sunday amid a deluge of rainfall.
The Cavaliers will take on either the reigning champions Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets in the championship series. LeBron James writhes in pain on the floor after suffering a suspected knee injury in the final quarter of the game.
While Seaman was shot three times, he managed to tackle and disarm the shooter to save his students from further harm. On Friday, a male student reportedly brought two handguns into Noblesville West Middle School and started firing .
According to Palestinian Health Ministry data from May 24, a total of 119 people have been killed , including 14 children. It added that " no injuries to IDF soldiers were reported ", without revealing details of any civilian casualties.
DEHAAN: We can point the finger at OPEC, who, for the last 17 months, has been producing less oil to drive the price of oil up. According to AAA , the highest gas price ever recorded in California was $4.67 a gallon in October 2012.
President Donald Trump said Saturday that the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month is still on. The prime minister said he plans to hold talks with Trump over the telephone soon after returning to Japan.
Drivers were lapping several seconds off the pace as they managed tyres to ensure they were able to do only one pit stop. He countered an earlier pit stop from Hamilton's Mercedes but on lap 29 reported a drop in power in his Red Bull Renault.
USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm
Onshore areas along the coast also account for about 45 percent of US refining capacity and 51 percent of gas processing. With maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 kph), Alberto was moving north at 9 miles per hour (14 kph).
White House has deal to lift sanctions on China's ZTE
If ZTE agrees to implement the administration's demands, the Commerce Department will lift the ban on purchasing USA products. ZTE shut down most of its production after the ruling was announced, and warned it would drive the company bankrupt.
Danica Patrick can't explain crash in final Indy 500
Patrick started the race seventh and ran inside the top 16 before getting loose and hitting the wall on Lap 67. He posted throughout the day about the race, and he even streamed the whole event from inside his vehicle .
Warriors' Iguodala ruled out of Game 6 vs Rockets
The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Now they go back to Houston where the role players are more consistent and the whistle tends to favor the otherside.
Zinedine Zidane Not Expecting Surprises From Liverpool
Bale has been put up for sale by Real president Florentino Perez, who has fielded concrete approaches from Chelsea and Liverpool . Liverpool: Karis, Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson (C), Milner, Mane, Firmino and Salah.
Subtropical Storm Alberto moves through Caribbean
The Weather Service office in Jacksonville said the disturbed weather could create an elevated risk of rip currents at the beach. As we have seen in years past, environmental conditions sometimes allow for development before the hurricane season begins.
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Ireland's government will be posed to consider legislation that would permit abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Sinn Fein's party leaders from both sides of the border held up a placard at Dublin Castle reading: " The North is next ".