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Asked at a press conference in the White House if he had asked Mr Comey to "back off" on an investigation into Flynn, as reported by the New York Times and other media outlets earlier this week, Mr Trump replied: "No, no". Graham stressed the fact he did not believe a special prosecutor was needed in a counter-intelligence investigation. Rosenstein may have been asked about his decision to open an independent investigation, as well as the circumstances surrounding the memo he wrote ...
  • The X Files of Turkey & US: The conflict is out there

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    As civil war raged near the capital, Kurdish-led Syrian forces far to the north pressed a separate offensive against Islamic State extremists just outside the de facto IS capital, Raqqa . Both the Obama administration and the administration of Donald Trump regard the Syrian Kurds as the most effective and appropriate combat partner for the USA in the fight against ISIS.
  • China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

    China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

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    Wang and former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan were expected to discuss ways of containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities as well as the economic fallout over the deployment in South Korea of the USA missile defense system called THAAD .
  • Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify in public Senate hearing

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    Donald Trump speaks during the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". Moments before Mr Trump weighed in on Twitter, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin welcomed the special counsel investigation and said it was important to get facts in the Russian Federation probe.
  • U.S. strikes pro-Assad regime convoy near Syria's al-Tanf

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    The forces came within a 34-mile defensive zone around the at-Tanf base in southern Syria, according to the command. "But it looks like the Russians tried to dissuade them", Mattis said. -backed fighters in the country's south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday. As long as the US keeps backing anti-regime insurgents in Syria and is willing to attack pro-regime forces as part of that support, there will be a danger that an incident like this could lead to a larger conflict with the ...
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry is 'greatest witch hunt' in history

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    His reaction differed from Wednesday when he was quoted in a White House statement as saying: "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". Mr Mueller's appointment has been welcomed by politicians from both sides. Washington's intelligence agencies believe Moscow tried to tip November's U.S. presidential election in favour of Mr Trump. But a report in the New York Times this week that Trump allegedly asked Comey to end the investigation undercut the president's rationale and has ...
  • Wp, alto funzionario Casa Bianca coinvolto in indagini

    Wp, alto funzionario Casa Bianca coinvolto in indagini

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    Il Wp sottolinea come il caso stia oramai raggiungendo i più alti livelli del governo. Sempre il New York Times ha scritto, citando come fonte un assistente di Trump, che domani Trump dovrebbe tenere un discorso per chiedere a tutti i paesi arabi di unirsi contro l'estremismo e il terrorismo, e per provare a dare un'immagine diversa di sé nei confronti dei musulmani.
  • Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

    Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

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    Trump questioned that investigation again Friday morning, calling it a " witch hunt ". "I think the timing is very curious, since Comey just requested additional resources to help with the Russian Federation investigation", said Rep. Other candidates include former NY police commissioner Raymond Kelly, former Republican senator Kelly Ayotte, and South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who headed the Benghazi investigation in the House.
  • Rouhani leads Iran presidential race-interior ministry official

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    Polling stations opened in Iran this morning for the 12th presidential and the fifth city and village council elections, with high turnout recorded in the first hours of the vote. President Donald Trump's tougher stance on Iran has stoked concern as well, though his administration this week took a key step toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal.
  • New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

    New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

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    Friday. Central Standard Time Wednesday , May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans . When a judge finally approved the city's plan earlier this year, white supremacists issued death threats against Mayor Landrieu and the city contractors he'd hired to tear down the statues.