US House Intel Committee Votes to Release Classified Memo
12:42, Jan 30, 2018
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Sen. (R-Maine), a key Republican who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own Russian Federation probe, said it "wouldn't hurt" to pass legislation protecting Mueller.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said Friday that the new disclosures made it urgent for Congress, which Republicans control, to act.
A source told CNN that Trump has talked about removing Rosenstein, making comments like "let's fire him, let's get rid of him". "We all know what everyone in this room would do if the president were to do that and I don't think that's helpful to the process". "No serious person disputes that fact", Smith said in a statement provided by her office.
Gowdy said there are "two components" to the purview of Mueller's investigation.
WhiteHouse official Marc Short said: "We don't know what's in the memo".
"In the current environment, people are actually contending that an effort or an endeavor to fire specialcounselMueller would constitute the crime of obstruction of justice".
Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave
The attempt by Syrian Kurds to produce a similar autonomous region on the Syria-Turkish border raised hackles in Ankara. However, those differences do "not mean that [the KNC] will stand behind these violent attacks on civilians", he said.
Trump, while visiting the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week, called the account that he wanted to fire Mueller "fake news".
And the complaint about Mueller's "conflicts" has become a leitmotif of Republican criticism of the specialcounsel's office, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A former prosecutor who is now generalcounsel for the American Family Association offered similar advice last week, suggesting that the controversial four-page FISA memo be released to the public because he predicts it could very well "blow up" the Mueller investigation. McGahn has been described as the conduit for requests by Trump that AttorneyGeneralJeff Sessions not recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter - although he ultimately did - and that FBI Director Christopher Wray get rid of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Top WhiteHouse lawyer Don McGahn threatened to quit instead of going through with the president's order, which apparently stopped the president from going through with it.
Bharara said the president himself asked him to stay as the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY. On Monday, news broke that F.B.I Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would step down, adding another scalp to Trump's pile. (Spokesman-Review) Write to your congresswoman, don't scream at her Some of Shawn Vestal's most acidic columns have been aimed at Cathy McMorris Rodgers - but it's probably a bad idea to yell at her, he says. While talking on "This Week", he said that it was obvious that each official in the president's administration was aware that the firing of Mueller would imply an end of the Trump presidency.
Strzok, who was romantically involved with Page, was a member of the FBI team investigating Hillary Clinton's email server and, later, a member of Mueller's special counsel operation. Among the conflicts raised at the time included an allegation that Mueller had a dispute over membership fees at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia before resigning as a member in 2011.
Halep will try and play more aggressive whilst Wozniacki will keep chasing down balls and will look to keep errors to a minimum. The win returned Wozniacki to the No. 1 ranking, six years after losing it at the 2012 Australian Open .
Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that you can not afford to lose with Bitcoin. Bitcoin's price could drop as low as $5,000, David Garrity, chief executive officer at GVA Research LLC, has warned.
Because we gave South Africa a total and forced them to play their best cricket to go for it. "I think we bowled really well". Brief scores: India first innings: 45/2 (Virat Kohli 24 batting; Vernon Philander 1/1) vs South Africa at lunch on Day 1.
And then, she said, there are common sense flu prevention techniques - frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water. The program collects data on flu activity, hospitalizations, pediatric deaths and tests the efficacy of the flu vaccine .
Things might have been different had Berdych converted his fine start into the opening set, as he probably should have. The crunch seemed to come in the third game, when a forehand error from Berdych gave Federer the break for 2-1.
They went 85 yards in just six plays, quickly slicing Jacksonville's hard-earned lead to 14-10 only 55 seconds before halftime. He wasn't wearing a glove on his right hand, just some black taping around his wrist and thumb area. "It's pretty fantastic .
But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later that day that a deal had not yet been reached . Democrats for their part are quick to point out the GOP controls the White House and both chambers of Congress.
Once he got to Mobile, Mayfield immediately hit the practice field alongside Allen and the rest of the North squad. On the first day of drills, Stewart was one of the prospects that stood out to scouts and analysts alike.
For the GOP , it's déjà vu, since independent voters overwhelmingly blamed Republicans for government shutdowns in 1996 and 2013. What happens in a shutdown? Trump weighed in Thursday, again demanding money for a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
India claim consolation victory in third test against Proteas
Ajinkya Rahane, who was not included in the playing XI in the last two tests, returned to the side along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar . Prior to that occurring, South Africa were set a target of 241 to win, but lost opener Aiden Markram early on in their chase.
Federer into Australian Open quarter-final
But if it was playing on his mind, it didn't stop him running Berdych ragged with some of his best shot-making of the tournament. Second seed Federer beat Czech Tomas Berdych in straight sets, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3, 6-4, in the duo's 10th meeting at a grand slam.
LeBron on the playoffs: Cavs 'could easily get bounced early'
The Cavs allowed a season worst on Saturday, falling 148-124 and tying a franchise record for most points allowed in regulation. His next chance is Tuesday when the Cavs visit San Antonio. "I'm sure everybody's handling it their own way", Dwyane Wade said.
Winter weather forecast, link to school closings
Stay tuned on TV and online for more updates this evening and into tomorrow, and feel free to send us your pictures and reports. Scattered snow showers and squalls, combined with gusty winds, will cause blowing and drifting snow into the evening.