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The Comey firing and the reports of Trump's attempt to curb the Flynn investigation led to calls from lawmakers, Democrats and some Republicans, for appointment a special prosecutor in the Russian Federation investigation. He says he wants to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation into Flynn. "I hope you can let this go".
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    Trump emphatically said "no" when asked during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House's East Room. "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". He has become a central figure in the investigations in Congress. Flynn Subpoena Burr, the Senate intelligence panel's chairman, said members are awaiting word from Flynn's attorneys whether he will comply with a subpoena for his records.
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    Israel was the source of the classified intelligence President Donald Trump allegedly disclosed to Russian senior officials during a meeting at the White House last week, according to a new report by The New York Times . Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing scathing criticism for authoring a memo that preceded the firing last week of James Comey as FBI Director, said in a statement that Mueller's appointment was "necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence ...
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    No politician has been treated more unfairly

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    The audience burst into laughter at his statement, "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media."politician in history and I say this with great surety, quality has been treated worse or more unfairly". The outburst came amid intensifying pressure on the president in the wake of his firing of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, in the midst of a probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian attempts to tilt the U.S.
  • Albania postpones election by a week to June 25

    Albania postpones election by a week to June 25

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    Hours later, political parties announced specifics, saying they agreed to hold the polls on June 25 instead of June 18. Rama's handshake with Basha sparked clapping from the latter's supporters. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee gave them a proposal Monday from European lawmakers and another from Rama as a basis for negotiations.
  • US extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

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    The announcement also came two days before the Iranian Presidential elections, in which incumbent President Hassan Rouhani , who negotiated the nuclear deal for Iran with the P5+1 countries, is seeking re-election. Mr Trump has described the landmark agreement as the "worst deal ever". But it imposed new measures to punish Iranian defence officials and a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile programme, which it says is in breach of worldwide law because they could carry ...
  • Goodlatte said special counsel for Russian Federation investigation right move

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    While ill-advised, President Trump's advocacy on behalf of Flynn, as well as his many public criticisms of the whole Russian collusion conspiracy theory, evidently had no effect on the continuation of the FBI's Russia investigation. Sen. Clarie McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to the media after the closed briefing on Capitol Hill with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday.
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    FOLLWING confirmation that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has stepped down as Fine Gael leader effective from midnight last night, BoyleSports have reported that Leo Varadkar is the firm 2/5 favourite to succeed him as party leader. Junior ministers Damien English and David Stanton are also in the camp. Labour TD Jan O'Sullivan, has paid tribute to her constituency colleague, saying, "Michael Noonan will be remembered for his contribution to the economic recovery of this country as Minister for ...
  • Country star Toby Keith to play Saudi gig as Trump visits

    Country star Toby Keith to play Saudi gig as Trump visits

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    To prepare for the trip, he has met with briefers including McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis. But Donald Trump is no ordinary president. TRT World's Alican Ayanlar has more from Washington DC. King Salman is convening more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders for the summit in Riyadh on Sunday.