Trump Today: President calls Comey a 'grandstander' as firing controversy rages on

Mr. Trump told NBC nobody from the White House asked Comey to drop the investigation. "All I can tell you is, well I know what, I know that I'm not under investigation. In an interview with the Economist, Trump said he came up with the expression "prime the pump", referring to it during a discussion of his tax plan.

US To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition

Tabqa had served as a base for IS's foreign fighters and for planning operations in other countries since the militants lost other territories in northern Syria. Next week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Trump at the White House. The presence of the group has caused tension between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members the United States and Turkey and stoked concerns that differences over the aims and activities of the Kurdish fighters could undermine the battle ...

United States hands Arctic Council gavel over to Finland

On May 11, Tillerson added his signature to a document endorsed by seven nations bordering the Arctic during a council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. The accomplishments of the Council during the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-2017) include projects like the Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network, Marine Protected Areas Network Toolbox: Area-based conservation measures and ecological connectivity, and a series of health-related projects aimed at improving the health and mental wellness of ...

Russia Trolls America over Comey, Mocks "Humiliating" F.B.I. Investigation

CNN called the subpoenas “the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBIs broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.”. The meeting came amid tensions between the US and Russian Federation as the two countries hold differences on a slew of issues, including the Syrian conflict, the Ukrainian crisis and the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.