IS conflict: Syrian opposition 'take town of Tabqa and dam'

IS conflict: Syrian opposition 'take town of Tabqa and dam'

The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Last week it said it had taken 90% of Tabqa city in Raqqa province. But Washington's reassurances have failed to assuage Ankara. "Both the PKK and YPG are terrorist organizations and they are no different apart from their names", he told a televised news conference.

Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

In a joint news conference with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Mr Trump was asked whether he had pressured the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss. The White House had said Mr. Trump made the decision to fire Comey only after receiving the recommendation from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

After Mueller, Trump Critics Worry: Maybe There's No Scandal

On Wednesday, Mr Trump was quoted in a White House statement as saying: "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". "And I think this shows a very divided country". Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. The White House initially said that letter prompted Trump to fire Comey, but Trump later said he had already made a decision to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing".

Pelosi: Special Counsel Not Enough, White House Needs 'Adult Supervision'

Trump was speaking in a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos. On the subject of the allegations - started in July 2016 by the Hillary Clinton campaign and embraced by Democrats and some of the media since her surprise defeat in November - that he and his campaign colluded with Russia, Trump said that "the entire thing has been a witch hunt".

Russian FM Mocks US Media over Intelligence-sharing Reports

And I remained skeptical even when it was reported that Trump asked for a loyalty pledge from Comey while discussing the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump removed Comey in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian interference in the the 2016 USA presidential election, and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Putin offers to give transcript of Trump's White House talk with Russian Federation

His offer added a freaky twist to the furor over Trump's intelligence disclosures. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump told Comey per the memo, according to the Times . The White House vigorously denied it all. "We can not have this constant chaos and serious questions being raised virtually every single day", she added Wednesday.