Justice Official Knew Trump Would Fire Comey, Senators Say

Comey and reports that President Trump asked Comey to end a criminal investigation. But Trump, speaking in the East Room of the White House during a joint press conference alongside the visiting Colombian president, said while he respected the move by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel in the Russian Federation probe, "the entire thing has been a witch hunt ".

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia: Melania missing as President visits king

Trump waved from the doorway after Air Force One touched down and before descending the staircase with first lady Melania Trump. "This package demonstrates, in the clearest terms possible, the United States' commitment to our partnership with Saudi Arabia and our Gulf partners, while also expanding opportunities for American companies in the region, and supporting tens of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.

President Trump touches down in Saudi Arabia for first foreign tour

Also joining the president: first lady Melania Trump, who disembarked Air Force One alongside her husband Saturday in a flowing black jumpsuit with a gold belt. Separately, Comey agreed to testify at an upcoming, open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee, the panel said. By contrast, Trump hails America's friendship with Saudi Arabia, which "stretches back many decades, and covers numerous dimensions".

No US involvement in deal with IS fighters: Pentagon

Erdogan and other top Turkish officials have pressed for the reverse its strategy, however low the prospects of Trump changing his mind . "And I'm glad to see the president stands behind that". Nevertheless, his words only express desperation. Turkey believes the Kurds in Syria are linked to a Turkish Kurdish group, known as the PKK, which the US, the European Union and Turkey all consider a terrorist organization.

Under fire at home, Trump wins warm welcome in Saudi

The leaders exchanged pleasantries and Trump said it was "a great honor" to be there. Several jets then flew overhead leaving a red, white and blue trail. The military package includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. The US President is joined by leaders of the Arab and Muslim world at the Riyadh Summit.