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Then another political bombshell exploded Tuesday night. "He is a good guy", Trump told Comey, according to the memo. Mr Trump did have the legal authority to fire Mr Comey, but there is a legal precedent for otherwise lawful acts to be considered an obstruction of justice if done with corrupt intentions, the New York Times reported .
  • Hashemitaba calls on Iranians to vote for Rouhani

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    The presidential elections in Iran will be held on May 19. While it was clear that US President Barack Obama had sought an opening with Iran - he shook hands with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif behind closed doors in New York - Iran's leadership, in particular the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, never trusted the opposing side enough to allow discussions to go beyond the nuclear file.
  • Why did Trump want a private conversation with Comey?

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    When asked during a press conference whether he had ever urged Comey to end the probe into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump swiftly interrupted the reporter, saying, "No, no". "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" The memo emerged in press accounts this week after being revealed by Comey associates, in the wake of Trump's decision to fire Comey last week.
  • Backed forces announce plans to advance on ISIS capital of Raqqa

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    Their message to the Turks, in other words, is to stay away from Syria, focus on threats at home and in Iraq, and not meddle in USA operations against Daesh. Others, including Prime Minister Yildirim, have taken a more measured approach. The United States and Turkey were on the same page when chose to wage a war against ISIS in Syria; however, Turkey's new involvement inside Syria and disagreement with the Kurdish militia may bring about a change in the Middle East dilemma.
  • US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

    US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

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    US President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 18) called the situation in Venezuela a "disgrace to humanity" and said the deadly political crisis was possibly the worst of its kind in decades. "My passport is valid until 2020". She said in a statement ahead of the closed-door meeting that "peaceful protesters have been injured, arrested and even killed by their own government" and the country is "on the verge of humanitarian crisis".
  • US maintains Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

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    The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, coupling the move with fresh ballistic missile sanctions to show it isn't going light on the Islamic republic. The group has increased its activities ahead of Trump's first foreign tour, beginning with a trip to Riyadh and Tel Aviv later this month. Since then his rhetoric against this particular agreement has softened, however, he has simultaneously hardened his stance against other ...
  • Boko Haram 1 soldier reportedly killed as bomb blasts rock UNIMAID

    Boko Haram 1 soldier reportedly killed as bomb blasts rock UNIMAID

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    Abu Hanifa Babati, the student union government president, confirmed the attacks. Three male suicide-bombers were killed while attempting to attack a female hostel in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday night. He said one of the bombers was accosted by a soldier stationed around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and was shot at after detonating his bomb.
  • Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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    Trump and the White House initially said that he'd chose to fire Comey on Rosenstein's advice, before walking that back some, with the president acknowledging he'd already made that decision. According to a person close to the White House, Rosenstein was upset about the narrative that emerged from the White House the evening of May 9. Comey told Trump he should not contact him directly about FBI investigations but follow procedure and have the White House counsel ask the Justice Department, ...
  • Trump's fact-sharing with Russian Federation puts Israeli spy at risk

    Trump's fact-sharing with Russian Federation puts Israeli spy at risk

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    In another jolt to Netanyahu and his allies, senior administration officials said on Wednesday that Trump had ruled out any immediate relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem, a campaign promise that had pleased Israelis but if implemented would upend decades of USA policy and make it all but impossible for the Palestinians to re-enter talks.