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Acting FBI boss contradicts Trump over Comey

Acting FBI boss contradicts Trump over Comey

The following day, Feinstein questioned the timing of Comey's firing and whether it was due to the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. "My decision", Trump said. "That is not accurate", McCabe told senators. One of the most recent justifications for Comey's firing was offered by deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who filled in for Sean Spicer as he hid in the White House bushes.



Sean Spicer faces first White House briefing since Comey's firing

Asked in Friday's briefing about whether Mr. Trump had recorded the conversations, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "I've talked to the president". Later Friday, a spokeswoman for committee chairman Richard Burr (R., N.C.) said Mr. Comey would not testify on Tuesday, as requested. Mr Trump also defended his media team over criticism at their handling of this week's event - and threatened to abandon the policy of holding daily press briefings.


Government Monitors Major Cyber Attack Affecting Up To 100 Countries

Government Monitors Major Cyber Attack Affecting Up To 100 Countries

The majority of the attacks targeted Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan. The University Hospitals of the North Midlands trust, which runs hospitals in Stoke and Stafford, said the cyber-attack had resulted in only "minimal impact on clinical services", but was nonetheless asking patients not to come to its A&E units unless absolutely necessary.


Global cyberattack hits 99 countries

Global cyberattack hits 99 countries

The Health Service Executive (HSE) says it has declared a precautionary "major incident" after a global cyber attack on nearly 100 countries. Russia's Interior Ministry released a statement acknowledging a ransomware attack on its computers, adding that less than 1% of computers were affected, and that the virus is now "localized".



North Korea open to US talks under right conditions, diplomat says

The State Department added that they want North Korea to "cease all illegal activities" for the possibility of talks. Earlier this month Trump said he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and U.S. sanctions. It says it needs such weapons to defend itself against US aggression.



America's 'emotional obsession' with Russian Federation 'will end soon,' Kremlin says

Speaking to reporters on the telephone, Dmitry Peskov , President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, noted America's "emotional obsession" with Russian Federation, adding confidently, however, that it "will end soon". The meeting received close attention, coming as it did the day after the president fired FBI director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Trump campaign aides' contacts with the Russians, specially ambassador Kislyak.