Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in USA history

During the meal, Trump reportedly asked Comey for a pledge of personal loyalty. He also accused Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Obama administration of conducting "illegal acts" with no special counsel appointed for them. "We've discussed this before", Spicer said. In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after President Donald Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey.

New York Times quotes Trump telling Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

Separately the New York Times reported that Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Mayor: Statue removal will allow city to heal

Beauregard. New Orleans resolved in 2015 to take down some of the city's most visible and controversial Confederate monuments, its city council declaring they were "public nuisances" that did not reflect the city's diversity or full history.

James Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

The president's move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling into the USA elections and a possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. "Comey served his country with honour for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story". Comey's memo about Trump's comments on the Flynn investigation has only added to concerns about the White House's shifting explanations for Comey's dismissal.

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

New French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the regional countries to make joint efforts to eliminate terrorism. France wants a "new Franco-German impetus so that Europe plays a greater role in defense and security matters, especially in Africa and the Sahel", a source in Macron's team said.