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Trump 'told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him'

In the Oval Office weeks later, Comey told associates, the president asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Justice Department on Friday released the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill. As special counsel, Mueller is "authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters", according to the Justice Department order Rosenstein signed.


President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

Shortly after Trump's visit to the region, he will have to make a decision whether or not to waive a 1995 law that mandates the relocation of the embassy but allows the president to exercise six-month delays on national security grounds. Even a suspension of construction in Israel's West Bank settlements will bring a premature end to my political career. East Jerusalem has about 320,000 Palestinians and about 210,000 Jews.



Trump seeks to move past US troubles on first trip abroad

President Donald Trump is stepping off Air Force One in Saudi Arabia to begin his first worldwide trip since taking office. "Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia", Trump tweeted shortly after his arrival. Leaders in the Gulf are also eager to hear Trump's plan for combating what they regard as Iran's destabilizing presence in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Several jets also flew overhead leaving a red, white and blue trail.



Chinese jets buzz U.S. 'sniffer' aircraft in 'unprofessional' move

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declined to comment on the specific incident and referred questions to the defence ministry which has yet to comment. This undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows the WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft during flight. Unexpected and unsafe intercepts involving USA and Chinese military aircraft have occurred occasionally over the South China Sea, which China claims virtually in its entirety.


Baquiat's 'Untitled' Sells for Record $110.5 Million

Baquiat's 'Untitled' Sells for Record $110.5 Million

The canvas had been virtually unseen in public since being bought in 1984 for $19 000. Yesterday (May 18), one of his paintings sold for $110.5 million and set several art world records, including for the highest-auctioned work by a US artist.


Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn won't honor Senate subpoena

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn won't honor Senate subpoena

Earlier Thursday, Burr said a lawyer for Flynn informed the Senate Intelligence Committee he will not honor its subpoena for private documents. "That's not a surprise to the committee". But he told reporters Thursday in Cyprus that he doesn't understand what the "secret" was, since the US introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago.