N Korea missile test huge step forward

N Korea missile test huge step forward

Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes". The latest test came just days after South Korea's new liberal leader Moon Jae-in, who has expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea, took office.

Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure from investigation

The White House didn't confirm or deny either report, in a pair of statements sent together from Air Force One. James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief fired by President Donald Trump, has agreed to publicly testify about Russian interference in the United States elections, as fresh allegations increased pressure on the American leader.

Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe

Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe

The White House faced a series of controversial revelations over the past 10 days following the president's abrupt firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the agency's Russian Federation investigation. "This new report that President Trump openly admitted to the Russians that he "faced great pressure" from the FBI's criminal investigation that was "taken off" when he fired Director Comey is astonishing - and extremely troubling", Cummings said.

Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

Earlier this week, investors dumped stocks in response to reports that Trump in February had asked Comey to stop investigating his former national security adviser, prompting accusations the president may have tried to hamper the probe. The Washington Post reported that investigators have identified a current White House aide as a person of interest in the Russian Federation investigation.

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing

The news comes at the tail end of a whirlwind day in Washington , following reports that President Trump told Russian diplomats he fired "nut job" Comey to "relieve pressure" from the Russia investigation, and that a senior White House adviser is a target of the law enforcement investigation into any ties between Russia and Trump associates.

Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure

During the meeting - in which Trump allegedly revealed classified information provided by Israel - the president reportedly said Comey's firing a day earlier had had relieved him of "great pressure" over his ties to Russian Federation. In other words, it looks like this thing goes straight to the top. The comments, allegedly made one day after Trump abruptly fired Comey, could fuel allegations Trump got rid of him because of the investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 ...