Former FBI director Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

After Comey's dismissal, news reports emerged that Trump asked Comey to end the Flynn probe during a February meeting in the Oval Office the day after Flynn was sacked for misrepresenting his contacts with the Russian ambassador. Comey will testify in open session beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a closed session around 1 p.m., the committee announced. This is published unedited from the IANS feed .

Trump raises security concerns by sharing his cellphone number

The White House official who confirmed the departure had not responded to an inquiry about whether a search is already underway for a new communications director. "I think that he is frustrated, like I am and like so many others, to see stories come out that are patently false, to see narratives that are wrong, to see fake news", Spicer told reporters .

Iran denounces Trump's remarks in Riyadh

Muslim nations must take on the burden of defeating terrorism, he also said . "The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror". "Drive out the extremists", Trump continued, "Drive them out of your places of worship". Melania Trump was pictured sharing a high-five with a student when she visited a school in Saudi Arabia as part of her husband's first foreign trip as President.

The White House Needs A New Communications Director

While, Kushner's attorney said the Trump aide would cooperate with the investigation , the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called for the suspension of his security clearance. "He discussed opening a secret line of communications that could be monitored by Russian intelligence but not American intelligence", Don Beyer (D-Virginia) said in a statement , according to Politico .

US considers pulling out of Paris climate deal

US considers pulling out of Paris climate deal

Established at the 2015 conference, the Paris climate agreement between 195 countries pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change . Worldwide leaders began reacting to the reports of Trump's plans. Pruitt met with Trump Tuesday to discuss the Paris accord, sparking a wave of speculation the president had chose to live up to his campaign promise.

White House adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

But the Carter years were also defined by the Iranian hostage crisis, which came to symbolize the administration's failures and frustrations. In 1981, Brzezinski was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of US-China relations and his contributions to the country's human rights and national security policies.