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Rosenstein Knew Comey Would Be Fired Before Memo: Sens

President Trump called the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties to Russian Federation a " witch hunt " that "hurts our country" Thursday in his first public, non-Twitter comments on the situation. By May 10, White House officials had backed off blaming Rosenstein for the firing and the next day, Trump contradicted his own officials and told NBC News that the decision to fire Comey was his alone and that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing with ...



White House overtaken by Russian onion domes on new Time cover

The Time cover illustrates its top story looking into the beleaguered Trump White House as it reacts to the numerous scandals involving Russian Federation. There are also reports that prior to firing FBI Director James Comey, he asked him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn. The story could cause the president to sour on the prestigious magazine.



Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis

The forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "were advancing well inside" a previously established deconfliction area Thursday where USA forces are operating when they were struck northwest of the southeastern city of al-Tanf, the coalition said .



New Russia Probe Leak Threatens to Derail Trump's Foreign Trip

Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, said Comey "deserves an opportunity to tell his story". "Did you at any time urge former FBI Director James Comey, in any way, shape or form, to close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn".



Comey to testify before Senate intelligence committee

The newspaper also reported that the president had expressed his wishes that Comey could let go of the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. "Director Comey. deserves an opportunity to tell his story", said Sen. But he added: "I wrote it". The addition of the cover-up angle gives the federal investigation into Russia three distinct focuses: The Russian government's attempts to meddle in the American election, the Trump team's possible ties to Moscow, and the ...



Trump, Tillerson Dance In Saudi Arabia

During the Obamas' visit, Trump tweeted, "Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refusing to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted". Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal Iran reached with the USA and five other world powers in 2015 pleases both Saudi Arabia and Israel, who accused Obama on "going soft" on Tehran.