Washington congressman urges probe on Michael Flynn and Russia's influence on US
18:03, Feb 19, 2017
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Sen. Dan Sullivan said this week that he has concerns about a pre-inauguration phone call between President Donald Trump's national security adviser, whom Trump fired Monday, and a Russian official, during which USA sanctions against Russia were discussed.
In briefing Pence for a round of TV appearances last month, Flynn denied he discussed the USA sanctions imposed on Russian Federation in December with Kislyak, White House officials have said.
Trump kicked off a series of tweets early Wednesday attacking MSNBC and CNN for their coverage of Michael Flynn's resignation as Trump's national security adviser.
It was a busy day for Trump news.
"I think these different committees, led by very respected members of the Senate, bipartisan, are undertaking pretty broad investigations and I support all of them", he said.
"I would have directed him if he wasn't doing it", Trump added.
The national security adviser was asked by the president to resign this week over withholding the content of his conversations with the Russian ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence.
The first gripe came three minutes into President Donald Trump's first solo news conference on Thursday, when he accused reporters of ignoring a poll showing him with a 55 per cent approval rating - a figure at odds with most other surveys. It gained life only when it was appended to a secret intelligence briefing note that was quickly leaked to CNN.
Mr Trump also condemned the Obama administration, saying: "To be honest, I inherited a mess".
King said it's wrong to "publicly indict someone when we don't have any real facts, we just have illegally leaked facts- if they are facts at all-into the news media that's now got this story and filling in the blanks".
Kohli, Vijay centuries put India in control over Bangladesh
The right-handed batsman was comfortable at the crease as the Bangladesh attack posed little threat on a first-day pitch. Rahane , selected ahead of Karun Nair, gave him firm company in a 122-run partnership that came off a mere 158 balls.
Trump waved away questions about a New York Times report that members of his campaign team had frequent contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials a year ago.
Asked whether he or anyone on his staff had engaged in contacts with Russian Federation prior to the election, Trump proclaimed: "No, nobody that I know of".
"Well I had nothing to do with it", Trump said when pressed on whether his campaign aides had conversations with Russian intelligence.
"I called, as you know, Mexico".
"You would do much better by being different", he says.
"Mike Flynn is a fine person, and I asked for his resignation", Trump told reporters. Trump said, who said the problem was Flynn's having misled Pence.
Trump said, "That's a shame, because if we could get along with Russian Federation it would be a positive thing".
"We got to a point - not based on a legal issue but based on a trust issue - with a level of trust between the President and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change". "That's not great. I would love to be able to get along with Russian Federation".
Tama believed "there will be continuing tensions there, whether people who are more political professionals are able to establish more regular process in running the government".
Speculation quickly spread in South Korea on Tuesday that Kim Jong Un might be behind the reported death of his half brother. Malaysia has diplomatic relations with North Korea, and Malaysians can travel to the isolated country visa-free.
To get any legislation through Congress, however, DeVos will need to court some of those hostile Democrats in the Senate. Collins was the only Republican Senator voting not to receive a campaign contribution from Betsy DeVos or her family.
The company now expects comp sales to decline 2.5% "or better" in 2017 compared with its previous expectation of flat to down 2%. The company said its same-store sales were down 3.2 percent in the first month of the current quarter through February 5.
Scientists have been speculating about what substance could have killed Kim Jong Nam so quickly and without being ingested. It is still not known why the 45-year-old self-exile from North Korea was killed or by whom, or why he was in Malaysia.
Still, Ryan insisted Wednesday that the House is "on schedule" for a repeal and replacement vote this spring. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act has many Americans scared, but no one has more at stake than women.
Rapid snow melt coupled with heavy rains in the Sierra Mountains has led to flooding in parts of Nevada and Southern California. The winds will also increase late Sunday night and Monday , which may exacerbate these kinds of problems.
Pence said he interprets the "repair" language being used by Alexander and others as referring to that orderly transition. When asked, however, whether they supported the Affordable Care Act , 44% of people approved while just 40% disapproved.
This rally is being held in Florida, a state Trump will be as he heads to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the third straight weekend. It follows an official trip Friday to SC , where Trump will visit a Boeing facility in North Charleston.
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Meanwhile, almost 100 technology companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have united against Trump's executive order. Now the higher court's denial of an immediate stay means the legal battles over the ban will continue for days at least.
Conte to address Costa's Chelsea future in the summer
Cesc Fabregas has also struggled to break into the starting XI, while Chelsea great and veteran John Terry has watched from afar. In their next match, Chelsea host Swansea at the Bridge while Wolves play at home to Birmingham City in a West Midlands derby.
Tillerson off to Europe on 1st trip amid disarray at home
Lavrov asked Tillerson, whose remarks were interrupted when US media handlers asked journalists to leave the meeting room. Relations with the media came up during a meeting between Tillerson and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson .
Trump vows to treat DACA recipients with 'great heart'
Trump has indicated on several occasions that people who qualify for DACA would be excluded from his immigration crackdown. At the detention center, it was determined he Ramirez Medina was a DACA recipient and did not have a criminal history.
Embattled Trump security adviser Michael Flynn quits
Soon after Flynn's resignation he said it was a "negative signal" for relations between the United States and Russian Federation . Flynn sat in the front row of Trump's news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier Monday.
Trump and Trudeau meet at White House
Women's advancement is "not a women's issue", said a White House official after the roundtable. It eliminated most tariffs between the three countries, as well as other trade barriers.
Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Parts Of Tri-State Area
Luckily, many tweeters in the path of the storm are remaining calm about the "big baddie snowblob" coming right for them. The storm is also expected to bring a mix of rain and snow at times, which will create slick and icy driving conditions.
'Super Sunday' for OPS as support grows
The AIADMK leader said that she was not a bit anxious about a probe but it is sad that Jayalalithaa's death was being politicised. Sasikala on Saturday shot off a letter to the governor raising questions over the delay. "MLAs can not be kept hostage".
India dominate, Kohli's record double ton
The dashing skipper and batsman Virat Kohli, as usually hogged the limelight even in Hyderabad test with his double century. The replays suggested that the ball was hitting the stumps but the impact of the ball on his pad was outside the off stump.
Democratic senator: We may flip another GOP vote on DeVos
Patty Murray of Washington , the ranking Democrat on the Health, Education and Labor Committee, said on the Senate floor Monday. Two of the 52 Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME , have said they'll vote against DeVos.