US Spy Agencies, FBI Probing Trump Team's Russia Calls, Officials Say
Feb 17, 2017, 00:21
President Trump, at a hastily arranged press conference Thursday, is expected to announce his new pick for Labor secretary after his original nominee withdrew from consideration.
"I would have directed him if he wasn't doing it", Mr Trump added.
The Trump camp denies having any untoward Russian contacts.
Trump insisted, however, that the only reason he asked for Flynn's resignation is because he "didn't tell our Vice President properly and then he said he didn't remember, so either way that wasn't very satisfactory to me".
"The press has become so dishonest, that if we don't talk about it we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people, a tremendous disservice, we have to talk about it", he said.
Trump described the press as "out of control" in their reporting of his administration - which he claimed was running like a "fine-tuned machine".
Flynn spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak following Trump's election, and denied for weeks that the December conversation involved sanctions the Obama administration imposed on Russia in response to its meddling in the USA election.
Flynn's sudden departure added to the turmoil surrounding Trump, whose approval ratings are at a historic low for a new president. "Russia is fake news", he said.
Trump was referring to an immigration measure to follow the one he signed last month that banned the entry into the USA of nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries and that federal courts have halted.
The alleged connections of Trump and members of his inner circle to the Kremlin continue to cause controversy.
"I don't mind bad stories, I can handle a bad story better than anybody, as long as it's true".
The Washington Postbroke the story late on February 9 that Flynn "privately discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation with that country's ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials", citing unnamed current and former officials.
"I would like an independent commission to be able to vet any information to decide whether it's suitable for public disclosure", he said. "But who knows what was said and whether there was anything in there that could compromise methods and sources".
"Any suggestion that the USA intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true", the office said in a statement Wednesday night. "I know, on a bipartisan basis, they are taking this charge up".
"I don't think he did anything wrong; if anything, he did something right", he said.
After three-straight news conferences in which he only called on reporters from conservative outlets, Trump took questions from several well-known broadcast journalists.
"This is very new, because usually the administration is united and unified and quiet", he said. "I don't know what's in those conversations".
Trump said he had had intelligence briefings on the matter and, although he was not willing to divulge classified information, he could say that "nuclear holocaust would be like no other".
Jennings was slated to count for more than $3 million in salary cap space as his release will now save the Giants $2.5 million. In 2013, Cruz was unable to reach 1,000 receiving yards, and he also caught just four touchdown passes.
Deflazacort has always been used off-label for DMD treatment, but until now hadn't been approved to treat the condition. Announcing the approval, the FDA said it granted the application fast track designation and priority review .
Anyone east of Cassilis has been advised to leave now towards Merriwa, and anyone north of Ulan should move south towards Mudgee. FIRE RACING: The Rural Fire Service warned strong winds in the region would enable the fire in the Leadville to spread quickly.
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Azhar's captaincy stint began on a woeful note with Pakistan suffering an ignominious 0-3 whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh. In the recently-concluded ODI series loss against Australia, he had scores of 24, 7 and 6 in his three appearances.
North Korea has confirmed that it "successfully" fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in a test supervised by leader Kim Jong-un. The missile is said to have been launched at 07:55 local time (22:55 GMT Saturday), and flew east towards the Sea of Japan.
Former Georgia defensive end Quentin Moses was one of three people who died in a Georgia house fire early Sunday morning. Moses was moved outside the engulfed house after being found unconscious, but he later died at Clearview Medical Center.
As foreign minister, Mr Steinmeier often acted as a voice of reason, bridging gaps and bringing people together. Steinmeier, who was formerly a foreign minister, is from the center-left Christian Democratic Party.
Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller waits to go on the air in the White House Briefing Room in Washington, February 12. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, Feb. 9, 2017. "The powers of the president will be confirmed".
England didn't take too long to find their feet, though, and they started to put together some forceful passages of play. The kick went straight to Farrell, who sent Daly galloping around Alex Cuthbert and into the left corner.
Zverev denies Gasquet Montpellier hat-trick
I had a bad start, he quickly broke me at the beginning of the match. "Both of us played really well from the baseline". Montpellier is the second career ATP title for Zverev who is projected to rise inside the ATP top 20 next week.
RBI likely to hold interest rates at Wednesday's review
Post demonetization, consumption and investment took a hit, bringing retail inflation down to a three-year low of 3.41%. At the same time, the economic research department of the state-run bank said that RBI would continue its status quo.