Probe has Trump adviser under scrutiny

It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". "He was informed that the president meant to fire [Comey], and then he wrote the memo", Sen. The Justice Department denied that Rosenstein had made the threat, but the White House ultimately shifted the responsibility off Rosenstein. "I wish the president would stop tweeting", said Rep.

US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia

US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia

Yet in an interview with Israel Hayom, a pro-Netanyahu paper, Trump said his plans "could still change" and suggested he might ask Netanyahu to join him, a last-minute move that would please Netanyahu but anger the Palestinians. When Friedman arrived in Israel this week, his first act was to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, a symbolic departure from usual protocol.

USA imposes sanctions on Venezuelan supreme court justices

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles responded by urging his supporters to take to the streets and protest "more than ever". Almost two months of street protests throughout Venezuela have left at least 46 people dead. Needless to say, the Confederation of Israeli Associations in Venezuela, the country's central Jewish organization, voiced an "absolute rejection" of the president's "banal" comparisons with the most traumatic event in recorded history in which six million Jews were ...

Iran's Presidential Election Exposes Family Divides

Iran's Presidential Election Exposes Family Divides

The primary opponent of Rouhani is principlist (conservative) candidate Ebrahim Raisi, who is a Muslim scholar and does not have much political experience. "I voted Raisi because the Rouhani government and the nuclear deal stopped a lot of research in scientific fields such as nuclear, missile and space technology", he added.

Trump embarks on trip without naming Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

That was two days after Rosenstein named Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was returning to the Capitol on Friday for another closed-door session, this time with all members of the House.

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.