White House aides told to preserve materials in Russian Federation probe
The White House counsel's office has instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials said Wednesday.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, warned reporters on Thursday that they could find themselves under investigation if they continued to ask questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ties to Russian Federation.
U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russian Federation tried to help Trump win the White House by discrediting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her party through cyber attacks. Some officials began asking specific questions at intelligence briefings, knowing the answers would be archived and could be easily unearthed by investigators - including the Senate Intelligence Committee, which in early January announced an inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the election. American intelligence agencies have also intercepted Russian communiqués that discussed contacts with Trump associates.
Trump has alleged that Obama appointees still working in the government have leaked information about some of his phone calls with foreign leaders and about Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser who resigned last month because of phone calls he had with Russia's ambassador in December. He had his people in control of the Justice Department, Republicans in House and Senate were content to make a token "investigation" of Trump's Russian Federation connections for appearances sake, and the media could be instantly distracted with the tiniest crumb.
At the time, a White House official and a spokesman for the office of the director of national intelligence told the Wall Street Journal that these allegations were false. "That's why I believe the House Committee is well equipped to provide a full accounting of all the facts surrounding Russian activities related to the 2016 USA elections". The officials, who spoke to the Times anonymously because they were divulging classified information, said they were coming forward in order to bring attention to the need for further Congressional investigation into the matter.
Aguero's double leads Man City into FA Cup quarterfinals
Guardiola and City have stated they want the Argentine to stay at the club, but the striker says they've not told him this. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has leapt to the defence of under-fire goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
Orlando Bloom Cuddled With Katy Perry's Dog One Day Before Split News
A source told InTouch Weekly: "Not long after Halloween, Orlando confessed to pals that he'd chose to end their relationship ". And certainly the two were putting on a friendly, "respectful, loving" show of it at two Oscars parties on Sunday night.
Sex abuse survivor Marie Collins quits Vatican child protection panel
She says that a Vatican office had created its own sample template and refused to join efforts. "They are refusing to co-operate on letting us work with them", Collins said.
What did Trump officials know and how were they involved with these efforts?
"Any review conducted must have the full confidence of the American people, which is why I recommended an independent review".
Not long after, news organizations reported that Trump was considering bringing in a friend, financier Stephen Feinberg, to do a "review" of the intelligence community. Mr. Trump has slammed the intelligence agencies for their handling of the investigation and for what he has said were damaging leaks from the probe.
The release of the investigation framework comes amid revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador to the USA during the presidential campaign. And he wanted to know, is the DNI going to help us in our investigation of Russian Federation?
Snap debuts on New York Stock Exchange
In that sense, Snap's focus on the camera is not all that dissimilar from Facebook with its experiments with VR and AR. IPO to exclusively sell nonvoting stock, depriving shareholders of a say in corporate matters entirely.
EU Parliament Seeks To Reinstate Visas For American Travelers
The rules set a two-year warning period before action is taken - and because the initial warning to the US went out in April 2014, it expired last year.
Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary
Mr Ross has indicated he will step down from his position as Vice-Chair of the bank to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Ross has also sought to ease concerns about whether the White House would try to politicize climate science.
New York Mets' David Wright iffy for Opening Day with shoulder impingement
At the time, Sandy Alderson called it a mild strain and said the expectation was for Wright to probably miss about three weeks. The Mets are not concerned at this point that the 34-year-old Wright's career could be over, Alderson said .
Steelers place franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell
The Steelers have made re-signing Brown, who is in the final year of a six-year, $43 million contract, an immediate priority. The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that the team has placed the franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell.
Trump asks NASA to study feasibility of crew on rocket's flight
A crewed mission, under the existing plan, will fly aboard the SLS/Orion system on the EM-2 mission sometime in 2021. That flight, Exploration Mission 1, or EM-1, is scheduled for November 2018.
8-year-old girl shot and killed moments after vehicle crash
Homicide detectives have confirmed that an 8-year-old girl was shot to death after surviving a auto crash early Saturday morning. The woman who allegedly shot and killed eight-year-old DeMaree Atkins fled the area in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.
Transgender boy wins Texas girls wrestling championship
The Associated Press reports that, upon winning his medal, Mack said, "I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for my teammates". The transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity High School will likely only accomplish one of those feats this weekend.
George and Amal Clooney Are Picture Perfect at the 2017 César Awards
George didn't seem to keen on having kids, but it looks like the handsome Lebanese changed his mind. Their babies, the first for the pair, are expected to be born in June.
Bloomberg Has Cancelled Its White House Correspondents Dinner Afterparty
Trump has battled the press throughout the presidential campaign and has had repeated run-ins with reporters since taking office. This week, Buzzfeed reported that another favourite target of Trump's , CNN, was considering pulling out as well.
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