"They can't indict Trump": Giuliani says Mueller "understands" he can't charge sitting president Special counsel Robert Mueller has acknowledged to President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani that a sitting president can't be indicted under current rules, meaning that the year-long Russian Federation probe is unlikely to unseat Trump.
The first briefing was held with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan; the GOP chairs of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, and the House Oversight Committee, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy; and the respective committees' top Democrats, Rep. Adam Schiff of California and Virginia Sen. Early Wednesday morning, the president said that "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!" White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who brokered the meetings, will participate by getting them started, but will not stay, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The Justice Department will host two classified briefings Thursday. And the White House said Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to discuss the documents.
Here to lend a hand, Michael Barone provides understated and much needed historical perspective to his media colleagues: "Until 2016, just about everyone agreed that it was a bad thing for government intelligence or law enforcement agencies to spy (er, secretly collect information?) on a political campaign".
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands during a roundtable event on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Bethpage, N.Y.
The White House now says it is working to facilitate a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to review classified documents on the Russian Federation investigation this week, instead of after the Memorial Day recess, as promised earlier.
Clapper said Wednesday on ABC's "The View" that the president should welcome the use of an informant who gathered information about his campaign's Russian Federation contacts, since the objective was to gather intelligence about Moscow's nefarious plans.
Democrats condemned the Republicans-only meeting and the appearance of Flood at both briefings.
"Inherent in the committee's work is the responsibility to ask tough questions of the executive branch", Ryan said.
The former director added that he could not find it possible that his former employer planted an informant, adding: "I know it not to be true".
"Well I'd actually say, how is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he has caused for this country".
"If the spying was inappropriate, that means we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation", Giuliani said of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
The New York Times reported deep in a May 17 story that the Federal Bureau of Investigation placed an "informant" inside Trump's campaign who "met several times with Mr. [Carter] Page and [George] Papadopoulos", two of Trump's former low-level campaign advisers.
The IG is expanding the existing investigation into the Russian Federation collusion probe by examining whether there was improper, politically motivated surveillance of a Republican candidate by the Obama-led Justice Department.
Echoing the President, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci accused Democrats of "supporting" Kim. The White House even unveiled a commemorative coin with the profiles of Trump and Kim to herald the "peace talks".
According to European sources, this measure may become the EU's first step towards ditching dollar in trade with Iran. Some of Europe's biggest firms had rushed to do business with Iran after the nuclear deal took effect.
Turkey has also asked Israel's consul general in Istanbul to leave as part of the expanding diplomatic spat between the countries. Citing widespread opposition in the United Nations to the embassy move, Mr Erdogan said: "The US claims to be powerful".
Several top Republicans have called for the state to "harden" school campuses against future attacks and arm more teachers. Tuesday's inaugural session focused on school districts arming teachers and better tracking student mental health.
Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they want to establish in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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The Hastings Memorial Day parade will be hosted by American Legion Post 45 and will begin at 9 a.m.in downtown Hastings on May 28. On Monday , Memorial Day the Veteran will meet at 8:00-8:15 a.m.at the Maynard Community Hall to prepare for the days services.
Adams tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was "glad to be able to assist", and said the unidentified patient was doing well. The vice admiral, an anesthesiologist, was traveling to MS for a panel discussion on opioid abuse, ABC News reported.
The trio has met for the first time since Nawaz's explosive interview with a local newspaper. "Militant organizations are active". Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the former Interior Minister, did not endorse Sharif's statement.
Vance's office previously in 2015, when model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez told police that the producer had allegedly groped her. Bail for Weinstein was set at $1 million cash with a $10 million bond alternative, according to the DA's Office.
Born in Richmond, Va., Wolfe attended Washington and Lee University and went on to get his PhD at Yale before becoming a reporter. Wolfe worked as a reporter at the Springfield Union in MA and as the Latin American correspondent for the Washington Post .
But Marcus Morris scored on the Celtics' next possession and, following a LeBron turnover, scored again on a short bank shot. As for the Cavaliers, they shot the same as the Celts from deep, but they shot a shade better from the field at 46.3 percent.
Judge: President can't block critics
Trump had argued that the court did not have the power to issue a direct order against the president . A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Trump and his aides can not block critics on Twitter .
Jared Kushner Regains Top Security Clearance
Kushner's lawyer has said the lengthy process to obtain a clearance wasn't unusual given Kushner's business and foreign contacts. Whether the restoration of Kushner's clearance is somehow related to his cooperation with Mueller is not immediately clear.
Pompeo: 'Bad deal' with North Korea 'not an option' for US
Talks between the Koreas will likely resume after Friday, once Max Thunder finishes, said Moon's media secretary, Yoon Young-chan. There was no word on how the South Korean reporters might reach North Korea to catch up with their colleagues.
Siemens CEO: We can't do new deals with Iran
Mr Trump said this week that the 2015 nuclear deal which allowed for the lifting of sanctions was not tough enough on Iran. His moderate government is under pressure from hardliners to show toughness in reacting to the US withdrawal from the deal.