Last year, FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from the probe into Russian interference, after discovering that he had been having an affair with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page . Goelman said the FBI departed from established precedent by firing Strzok, who had served in the bureau for 21 years. Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman , said in a statement that FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich made the decision to terminate his client.
Manafort's money, it is littered with lies". Gates testified that he committed crimes with Manafort, including concealing offshore accounts to avoid reporting them to the USA government at tax time and claiming false income to get loans.
Tolo News reports that Afghanistan's Army Chief of Staff Mohammad Sharif Yaftali is slated to arrive in the province later today to take charge of the situation. Earlier on Saturday the Taliban claimed victory in the fight for the city, saying their forces were in control of Ghanzi after routing Afghan troops.
He also said some of the "red-lines" that Iran had designated in the nuclear deal were crossed, but did not specify which ones. U.S. Ambassador to Britain Robert Wood Johnson urged the United Kingdom on Sunday to stop supporting Iran's nuclear deal and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses.
John McCain (R-Ariz.) at an event on Monday where he signed a defense bill named for the former prisoner of war. Standing in front of soldiers and senior military leaders at Fort Drum in NY, U.S. Yet as Toronto Star's Washington Correspondent Daniel Dale pointed out, that assessment is incorrect - even disregarding the valuation of US currency changing from year-to-year, former President Barack Obama signed into law a much larger spending package seven years ago.
In leaked excerpts of Omarosa's new book published by the Guardian , she claims that Trump once exploded when he saw a report about George Conway criticizing his administration. Other unverified details from Omarosa's book include Trump installing a tanning bed in the White House and her walking in on a meeting between the president and his since estranged consigliere Michael Cohen that ended with Trump chewing and swallowing a piece of paper.
The lira tumbled 14 per cent last Friday to 6.51 per dollar, a massive move for a currency that will make Turkish residents poorer and further erode global investors' confidence in the country. Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to boast about the value of the dollar against the lira . Turkey's trade ministry said the tariffs were against World Trade Organisation rules.
The NA speaker will be elected first after which he will conduct the election of the deputy speaker. He then administered oath to the MNAs-elect following which they signed the roll of members in alphabetical order. PTI leader Jahangir Tareen Khan said on Sunday that the PML-N destroyed institutions during its tenure in the federal government and Punjab government.
The fire had consumed more than 305,000 acres in Northern California , or 476 square miles - an expanse almost as large as the city of Los Angeles. Gov. He also claimed he had been threatened by the MS-13 gang. Steep, inaccessible terrain has hampered crews tackling the Holy fire and the blaze was only 10 percent contained on Friday.
If Gretchen Whitmer wins in the general election she'll become the second woman ever to be Michigan's governor and could head an all-female democrat ticket in November. Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor. "I like balanced budgets". Whitmer asked the supporters of El-Sayed - who was endorsed by Vermont Sen.
James O'Brien believes Boris Johnson's comments on the burka are unsafe because they mean he is doing the work of the Islamic terrorists. A number of complaints had been received and would be considered by an independent panel, the source added.
Curiously, Alex Jones hasn't yet commented on the decision via Twitter, another platform where his presence has been somewhat controversial. We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: " he hasn't violated our rules", Dorsey explained.
Rescuers on Indonesia's quake-hit island of Lombok dug through the rubble of a mosque on Wednesday, hoping to reach the aunt of a sprinter who became a national hero last month at the under-20 world championships in Finland. The second quake in a week to hit Lombok has killed almost 100 people. In a separate Facebook post, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has set up a counter at Lombok International Airport to provide consular assistance to Singaporeans affected by the recent ...
Rick Gates , Manafort's long-time deputy, came in for a withering cross-examination as he took the stand in a packed federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia . CNN reported Thursday that the filing referred to a conversation between trial attorneys and the judge after Manafort attorney Kevin Downing asked Gates , "Were you interviewed on several occasions about your time at the Trump campaign?" Gates pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors under a deal that ...
This is part of the US' response to China's "unfair trade practices" related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said. After Liu visited Washington later that month, the nations released a joint statement pledging to reduce the USA trade deficit with China, among other things.
Authorities combing a compound in rural New Mexico found the remains of a young child on Monday, just days after 11 starving children were rescued from the same location , police said . "All were arrested without incident in Taos and were later booked in the Taos Adult Detention Center", it said. "It's obvious to me that they were brainwashed and feel great intimidation from the men that were in control of this facility", Hogrefe said of the women and children.
The pilot was 53-year-old Scott Shepherd, a Diablo resident; 62-year-old Floria Hakimi from Danville; 42-year-old Lara Shepherd from Diablo; 32-year-old Navid Hakimi of Los Angeles; and 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan from Alamo. Small plane Cessna 414 departed from Concord, collapsed 2 miles from John Wayne in California. Fire authorities were called about the crash around 12:30 p.m.
Local media reported that the men were operatives of the State security service headed by Security chief Lawal Musa Daura, who has now been fired. Said: "The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August, 2018".
The nail salon, however, claims that Thomas refused to pay for all of the services. The incident occurred after a customer complained about her $5 eyebrow service Friday. up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, including the salon's address. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported.
But Democrats - buoyed by enthusiasm ever since the 2016 presidential election - have consistently overperformed in other special elections, and notched upset victories in a Pennsylvania House race in March and in the Alabama Senate race past year.
The president is calling "fake news" on the reports saying he's anxious about his son's legal exposure on this matter, but in the meantime, there are lingering questions about this, along with Michael Cohen's claim that Trump Sr. This is something Trump has said regularly about the Trump Tower meeting, and something he has re-upped now that Michael Cohen is reportedly telling people that Trump did know about it.
He is there to drum up support for Republican state senator Troy Balderson, who is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a Tuesday special election in the state's 12th Congressional District. Here in CT, of course, that latter term is said in revulsion by GOP leadership to describe funds that are used to attract industry to this state in competition against primarily Republican-ruled states that also dangle financial incentives before companies to induce them to locate there.
A 19-year-old was shot in the back of the head and pronounced dead at the scene. "Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter", said Waller . "I promise we will not be defeated", Waller said. The people who were shot weren't cooperating with investigators, and the circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately known.
While supporting the overstretched California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ( CAL FIRE ), they "will be accompanied by experienced wildland fire strike team leaders and crew bosses from wildland fire management", NORTHCOM said in a statement.
Asked whether the money in the accounts was income to Manafort, Gates said, "it was". Gates is testifying as part of a plea agreement with the government. In calling Gates, the government will present jurors with the firsthand account of a co-conspirator expected to say Manafort was knee-deep in an alleged scheme to hide millions of dollars from the IRS and defraud several banks.
The heatwave has brought drought and wildfires to Europe from Greece, where 91 people died in a fire in July, to Sweden . The highest temperature recorded Thursday, when the heat began to rise, was 45.2 C (113.4 F) near Abrantes, a town 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of the capital, Lisbon , the country's weather agency IPMA said.
The head of the New democratic party of Ontario Andrea Horvath considered that the plan of the government of Ontario "terrible" and makes people deal with deeper poverty. "It's one of the things I'm really anxious about", said Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatrist and CEO of the Wellesley Institute, on Thursday. In their pre-election budget, the Liberals set the increase for social assistance at three per cent.
The Iranian rial has fallen to 99,000 to the US dollar despite a government-imposed rate of 44,000. Iranians are asking why the national wealth has been squandered overseas on Hezbollah, and in Syria and Gaza, and they want the government to think of their own people first.
Trump tweeted Sunday that recent reports suggesting the president is concerned about his son Donald Trump Jr .'s legal fate were a " complete fabrication ", before offering a new interpretation of his son's June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
The impact of the law on Israel's Druze minority is a particular focus of the rally. Druze community members organized Saturday's march, held under the motto: "Equal rights for all citizens". The government says the bill merely enshrines the country's existing character, but critics say it undercuts Israel's democratic values and marginalizes the country's Arab minority, which makes up about 20 percent of the population.
The wreckage of the plane was in a basin at 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) above sea level surrounded on three sides by peaks, a Reuters witness said. Police in central Switzerland said that a small plane has crashed in a forest, killing several people.
The quake also triggered a tsunami warning for the area that since has been canceled, said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency. The quake was felt some 100km away on the bustling resort island of Bali, and there were early reports of damage including to Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Congress is up against a September deadline to pass a funding bill or the government could shut down October 1, just a little more than a month before the November midterm elections, in which GOP control over the House and Senate hangs in the balance.
Trump also trumpeted Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis , a staunch defender of the president against the Mueller probe looking into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump will be speaking at a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in support of Ron DeSantis for Governor. But Trump is also concerned about the outcome of the midterms.
Mr. Erdogan's government also alleges the Mr. Brunson has ties to a Turkish preacher now living in exile in the US whom Ankara accuses of fomenting the coup. "These are innocent people". He said the sanctions are meant to show Turkey that the U.S. is "serious" about the issue. "We've seen no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong", Sanders said, calling his detention "unfair and unjust".
The fire is 196 square miles - more than three times the size of the city of Redding. The fire was burning in federal forest land and a handful of residents in the area were warned Tuesday night to evacuate, said Mendocino County sheriff's Lt.
After weeks of intensive Russian-backed bombing, Syrian forces have seized the lush farmland where the Yarmouk River flows that was once controlled by a group affiliated to Islamic State known as the Khaled Bin Walid Army. "As to everything that is happening on the other side in Syria, from our view the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a clear address, someone responsible and a central authority".
This comes as the US leader mentioned the letter in a tweet earlier Thursday , . The United States said during a solemn ceremony on Wednesday the human remains presumably included Americans killed in the Korean War and thanked North Korea for making good on its pledge to hand them over.
The U.S. intelligence community remains concerned about election security, and Russian Federation is still trying to interfere in American elections, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Thursday. The illegal activity includes criminal efforts to suppress voting and provide illegal campaign financing, cyber attacks against voting infrastructure along with computer intrusions targeting elected officials and others, USA officials said.
The Trump administration announced last week a $12 billion spending plan to support farmers, particularly Midwestern soybean producers. Early morning Twitter attacks by the President of the United States on those who criticize him, have become commonplace these days.
United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq appealed to Zimbabwe "to exercise restraint and reject any form of violence while awaiting resolution of the disputes and announcement of the election results". This follows violence which erupted yesterday at the Harare International Convention Centre, where thousands of members from the opposition demonstrated to the Elections Command Centre as counting of the results was under way.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo took not-so-subtle digs at China in pitching U.S. commitment to a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region despite President Donald Trump's decision past year to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
The lack of info about the supposed remains of United States servicemen from the Korean War will cause the process of identification to take years, according to CNN . The claim that North Korean society is prosperous also belies warnings in state propaganda published as recently as last week that the nation might soon face even more poverty than it is used to.
Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that " collusion is not a crime ". As the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort looms on Tuesday, Wilson says the administration is trying to stage a distraction for Trump supporters.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who's leading nuclear negotiations with North Korea, acknowledged in Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories "continue to produce fissile material " used in making nuclear weapons. "We don't know who's in those boxes", he said. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of US Forces in Korea, spoke briefly before foreign dignitaries laid wreaths to honor those being repatriated.
The case against Manafort outlined by prosecutors on Tuesday represents a new phase in Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling - the first jury trial stemming from the probe that President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked as a "witch hunt".
On Tuesday, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he was "winning resoundingly" but the Electoral Commission denied his victory claims. The EU observers expressed concern about delays in releasing the results of the presidential contest, a two-horse race between Chamisa and Mnangagwa, head of the ruling ZANU-PF party.
The threat came one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., told The Washington Post he was confident that Congress could avoid a shutdown in the fall. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee chairman. The defensive comments from Trump officials dumbfounded Democratic members of the committee, such as Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who charged that the Trump administration had created a situation at the border that was like a Kafka novel, suggesting that children's ...
Trump had been railing against the idea of allowing noncitizens to vote, saying, "Only American citizens should vote in American elections". He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID". Trump's gaffe was compared to former president George H.W. Bush, whose failed 1992 re-election campaign was dealt a blow during a trip to a grocery store, when he allegedly expressed surprise at the sight of a checkout scanner.
Speaking Monday during a joint news conference with Italy's premier, Trump said he'd meet with Iranian President Rouhani "anytime" if the Iranian leader were willing. With regard to Iran, Trump seems to pursue a similar good cop/bad cop approach. Iran had showed its openness to dialogue in the past, particularly with the phone call between Rouhani and Trump's predecessor Barack Obama in 2013.