Then-FBI Director James Comey acted on information that he knew was fabricated by Russian intelligence out of concern that a leak of the info could damage the credibility of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, CNNreported Friday.
Comey's actions based on what he knew was Russian disinformation offer a stark example of the way Russian interference impacted the decisions of the highest-level U.S. officials during the 2016 campaign.
For the full story, see CNN and The Washington Post. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Trump fired Comey May 9 amid questions about the FBI's investigation, which is now being overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director. One of those memos described a February Oval Office meeting during which Comey wrote that Trump had nudged him to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Earlier Thursday, House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz told acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that he wants records of Comey's contacts with the White House and Justice Department dating to September 2013, when Comey was sworn in as FBI director under President Barack Obama.
In a responding letter, Chaffetz said he still wanted any related documents that would be outside of the scope of the special counsel's investigation, and a list of documents found to be within the scope of the probe, by June 8. "That seemed to make sense to me".
Assistant FBI Director Gregory Brower told Chaffetz the agency will update him as soon as possible.
"In this case, the focus of the Committee's investigation is the independence of the FBI, including conversations between the President and Comey and the process by which Comey was removed from his role as director", added Chaffetz, who will leave the House at the end of next month.
She also carried a matching clutch for $1,630, but beneath her coat she kept it simple in a beige sheath and coordinating pumps. The coat, worn over a simple beige dress, sells for only $5,000 less than the median US household income in 2015.
The launch makes New Zealand just the 11th country to launch an orbital rocket, but the first from a private facility. Rocket Lab says it will launch as many as 50 rockets per year, but is allowed to launch more than twice that number.
President Trump has said he will decide whether to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord when he returns from his trip. A French official said it would be "disappointing" if the wording on climate change "is too light in the final statement".
GWS Auctions Inc. of California is auctioning off the jet after it sat on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. However, Presley designed the interior himself, which features red velvet seats with a matching shag carpet.
The company's My Ride 65 convertible vehicle seats failed a crash test run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . Expected to start July 17, the recall reportedly comes after the NHTSA discovered the webbing problem through a series of tests.
It also said that the company lost $2.31 per share, though most of that was due to expenses related to stock-based compensation. The company added more users this quarter than it did during the fourth quarter of 2016, when it grew by just 5 million DAUs.
And this is thought to have helped Mr Rouhani, who received close to 23 million votes out of the 40 million that were cast. Hashemitaba was among the first to predict an outright win for Rouhani as he offered his congratulations Saturday morning.
The private sector grew by 2.3 percent or 61,700 jobs, and the public sector increased by 2.6 percent, adding 14,800 jobs. The last time the USA unemployment rate was below 4.4. percent was when it was at 4.3 percent in May 2001, Gedney said.
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc. With the unblemished Warriors waiting, James opted to douse them in accolades rather than cast any barbs.
The leaders agreed that the new French president would host the German and Polish leaders in France in August, the diplomat said. Charles Michel and he are indeed only two years apart, the first being 41 years old and the second being 39 years old.
He led after three rounds in hard conditions at Oak Hill in 2008, but shot a final-round 76 to lose by one stroke to Jay Haas . He then returned to the PGA Tour , where he continues to play a full schedule, and tied for 16th at The Players Championship.
It also said the Palestinian cabinet called for more popular support for the prisoners who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. The status of Jerusalem is the subject of a longstanding US policy debate - and it showed during Trump's trip.
Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. He has been cautious about the recent decision to deploy a controversial US anti-missile system in South Korea.
For the rest of next week things look to stay unsettled with a 40-50% chance for scattered showers and storms each afternoon. Going into Monday , the weather service puts the likelihood of heavy rain at 100-percent, with temperatures in the mid 60s.
A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel told AFP he was not aware of any flight taking that course before. If negotiations were to resume, they needed to be about the core issues, not talks about talks, he said.
Flynn's lawyers claimed an "escalating public frenzy" against the former aide justified declining the subpoena for his records. Brennan's testimony before the House intelligence committee on Tuesday comes one day after Mr.
Authorities thwarted an opposition push for a referendum past year and have also delayed state gubernatorial elections. Security forces have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who have hurled stones, petrol bombs and excrement.
Despite agreeing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey declined to testify before the Judiciary Committee. The report said Comey wrote memos describing his interactions with Trump, which he believed were inappropriate.
That's the first public reaction from Ariana Grande to the explosion outside of her concert in Manchester , England Monday night. Those attacks killed 130 people, including dozens trapped inside an Eagles of Death Metal concert in the Bataclan theatre .
Adele set her felled record in 2012 when she won awards including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist. This soaring anthem was the best-selling single of 1998 and won Dion three Billboard Music Awards back then.
Crosby took a nasty spill in the first period when he was slammed into the end boards head-first while he tangled with Carlson. Another stunning collapse -this one in five games- may have caused total reconstruction of the Capitals organization.