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Sen. John Cornyn turns down FBI Director job

The Houston Republican issued a statement saying he believes he can best serve is fellow Texans and his country by remaining in the Senate. In Sen. Cornyn's announcement came the day after Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., took himself out of the running. The source declined to be named because the decision was private.



Ousted FBI Director Comey agrees to testify in open Senate hearing

Comey is expected to speak before the committee after Memorial Day, but a date has not yet been set. Whether Comey would testify at all about his memos and firing before Congress was an open question among lawmakers after the Justice Department on Wednesday named Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides in Moscow's efforts to influence the election.



Donald Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Arab Islamic American Summit

Asked for a response, the White House said that for national security reasons, "we do not confirm or deny the authenticity of allegedly leaked classified documents". Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal Iran reached with the U.S. and five other world powers in 2015 pleases both Saudi Arabia and Israel, who accused Obama on "going soft" on Tehran.



Canada: flooding in Quebec forces hundreds to evacuate

Across the Canadian province of Quebec, 126 municipalities are now considered part of flood zones, and the number of homes hit by flooding is in the thousands, CBC News reported on Sunday. As of Sunday, Robert Robillard, a Pierrefonds resident, had yet to evacuate, despite the 10 to 15 cm of water in his basement. In the western Quebec community of Gatineau, 380 residences were evacuated and some federal employees were advised not to go to work on Monday because of the flooding.



FBI's Russian Federation investigation now includes at least one current White House official

A Democratic congressman has called for US President Donald Trump to be impeached on the House floor, saying "democracy is at risk" if the former real estate mogul remains in his job. "So if you are talking about that, I see no secret here", Lavrov told reporters in Nicosia during a joint news conference. "My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct", Rosenstein wrote .