giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com July 23, 2017


Trump claims witch hunt, says he's most hounded leader ever

20 May 2017, 02:05 | Darnell Patrick

The Department of Justice threw a curveball into the mix late Wednesday with the announcement that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been appointed special counsel on the Russian Federation investigation, taking it over from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Democratic senators had been prepared to press Rosenstein Thursday to take the step of appointing a special prosecutor, but were left praising him instead before his closed-door briefing began. In addition to complaining he was being abused in unprecedented ways, he took aim anew at his presidential rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, saying she never faced a special counsel despite "all the illegal acts that took place" in her campaign.

Trump is preparing to leave town Friday on his first foreign trip, and aides have been hopeful the journey will be a chance for the administration to get back on track after weeks of chaos and distractions.

Trump was also asked about his thoughts on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Muller to lead the probe.

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations his campaign collaborated with Russian Federation as Congress confronted an apparent setback in its own probes: A lawyer for Michael Flynn said the fired national security adviser would not provide documents for an intelligence panel's inquiry. Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was seen as the front-runner.

"Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", he said, insisting there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation. Tim Scott, R-S.C. "I do think that the special prosecutor provides a sense of calm and confidence perhaps for the American people, which is incredibly important".

"No. No. Next question", Trump told a news conference in the White House, when asked if he "in any way, shape or form" ever urged Comey to end the probe.

Ferrexpo Plc (FXPO) Insider Sells £20385.39 in Stock
Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock of Patriot National Inc (NYSE:PN) earned "Mkt Perform" rating by JMP Securities on Friday, March 10.


United may target Oblak
The youngster has been targeted for his professional techniques by many worldwide clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea. United would demand a world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £60million, if they decide to sell the 26-year-old.


Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence speech
Ricketts also said the university administration has not resisted their protest. Not gonna lie, things like this gives me hope for the future.


House Speaker Paul Ryan said the appointment was consistent with his goal of ensuring that "thorough and independent investigations are allowed to follow the facts wherever they may lead".

He offered new justifications for his decision Thursday, even while referring to the Rosenstein memo as "a very, very strong recommendation".

The New York Times reported on Thursday that Trump called Comey weeks after he took office on January 20 and asked him when federal authorities were going to say Trump was not under investigation.

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said Rosenstein told senators that he knew Comey would be fired before he wrote his letter accusing him of missteps as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, including his handling of an election-year probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Despite the appointment, at least three congressional committees are continuing their investigations, leading to some turf warfare and sniping as the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee both sought to lay claim to testimony from Comey, while the House Oversight Committee also hoped to hear from the former director.

The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, said he was supportive of investigations in Congress but expressed concern about the "proliferation" of hearings.

The broad federal probe under Mueller, a lawman who engenders deep bipartisan respect, was just getting underway.



Other News

Trending Now

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday that Mueller is "a respected public servant of the highest integrity". King said, "I'm anxious with all special counsels because there's no control over them and they can abuse their power".

Paul Pierce says the Celtics should trade the No. 1 overall pick
Could a bittersweet friendship be brewing in Boston? Or him to play on the ball and I could play off the ball. On the other end, Brown scored on two of his three attempts while being defended by LeBron.

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal
Some 350,000 members of the security forces were deployed around the country to protect the election, state television reported. He is a leading expert on Iran and U.S. foreign policy, a businessman and president of the International American Council.

Boston Celtics land top draft pick while advancing
The Suns also had the No. 4 pick last season and used it to select forward Dragan Bender . "We jumped up one more spot. After the lottery ended, Pierce wrote on twitter: "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick".

Valls offers to back Macron in general elections
En Marche! campaign manager Richard Ferrand says the organisation has so far managed to attract 2,85,000 members, CNN reports. The exchange between the two pro-EU leaders was "very warm", a source close to Mr Macron said.

Sharper Point: Four takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack
It took advantage of a vulnerability in Windows that allowed it to infect PCs. "That means it's not just coming in through email". Should they want to get their data back, users are asked to pay up large sums of money to get a decryption key.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs from Friday
Draisaitl scored the first playoff hat trick for the Oilers since Bill Guerin and Doug Weight did the deed against Dallas in 2000. And - perhaps even more alarmingly for the Anaheim Ducks - that lead was built without Connor McDavid even registering a point.

Senate Judiciary Committee requests Comey memos-and Trump's recordings of those conversations
The description in the purported memo "is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Graham, R-S.C., who told the press: "I've asked Comey to come before the Judiciary Committee to tell his side of the story".

Android O beta update released by Google
Users will be able to "talk" to these appliances using their Google Home smart speaker and let Google Assistant do all the "work". Now that it is easy to do so, it would not be surprising if we saw more developers decide to go this route.

Suns fall 2 spots, will pick 4th in NBA Draft
Who won big and who left disappointed? But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. King will probably be mocked once again a year from now, when the Celtics - again - get Brooklyn's first-round pick.