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James Clapper says Donald Trump has United States institutions

James Clapper says Donald Trump has United States institutions "under assault"

Did the president ever say anything to the director of the FBI that would be construed as trying to impede the investigation? Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.


Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe

Democrats are embracing reality when it comes to threats of blocking President Donald Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation director selection: They'll need Republican help to get it done, according to a senior Democratic aide. "It's been handled by the deputy attorney general and the attorney general". In his news briefing later that day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly declined to explain what the tweet meant or address questions about whether there were recording ...



Merkel's party triumphs in rivals' heartland

Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) clinched 34.3 per cent of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, first results showed, snatching control of the sprawling industrial region which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for decades.


Czech finance minister proposes replacement to end crisis

Czech finance minister proposes replacement to end crisis

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that the president's suggestion that both the prime minister and finance minister should leave the cabinet or that there should be early elections merely masked the core of the problem which was the finance minister's suspect finances and attempts to influence the media against political rivals.



Interview: Belt and Road Initiative helps expand global cooperation: Ethiopian scholar

The Global Times noted that New Delhi is primarily against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project along the Belt and Road (B&R) which goes through Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. The majority of China's closest neighbours have expressed enthusiasm for the infrastructure investment and economic development that OBOR promises to bring.



Graham: Trump did staff a 'disservice' by changing Comey explanation

The senator said he was "1,000 per cent" sure that Russian Federation had attempted to interfere with the election but that there was no evidence it had affected the outcome. But he said it's a "professional courtesy" to accept an invitation from the president for dinner. "I don't know of any evidence to it". Acknowledging Democrats' limited influence in Congress, Schumer told anchor Jake Tapper, "The key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us".