On Wednesday, the Senate voted 97-2 to codify those sanctions and others into law, and prevent President Trump, who has been alarmingly warm toward the authoritarian regime in Moscow, from undoing them at will. The vote comes after top Republicans held off for months from backing tougher financial penalties in a bid to give the Trump administration space to try to improve the U.S.
Also in Dublin for a meeting with Mr Varadkar, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill voiced her optimism that a deal was "doable". While there is expected to be some discussion of Brexit, the impasse on forming a power-sharing executive is expected to dominate the day.
All previous investigations have mostly been about Russia's meddling in the presidential election , and, as James Comey confirmed , Trump was never personally under investigation . In another development, members of Trump's transition team that served him after he was elected in November until he took office in January have been ordered to preserve materials related to the Russian Federation matter, the New York Times reported.
Camille Cosby is speaking out after her husband, Bill Cosby's, sexual assault case ended in a mistrial . Cosby's attorney Brian McMonagle delivered a dramatic closing argument, highlighting Constand's inconsistencies and those of Johnson.
New Gingrich's views on obstruction of justice are a wee bit divergent from when his role as the Speaker of the House was LEADING the charge against President Bill Clinton and VOTING to impeach Clinton for articles of impeachment that included, among other things, an obstruction of justice charge.
The Republican leader also lashed out at the Justice Department's number two, the man tasked with organising the probe. The furious early morning barrage of tweets - his second in as many days - came as the special counsel investigating Russia's influence over his election pieced together a high-caliber legal team and readied to begin interviews.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein assured Congress Tuesday that he would obey a presidential order to fire Mueller only if it were " lawful and appropriate ". "I don't think he's really pondering it", Rep. Adam Kinzinger said. All this idea appears to come from Trump close allies, including strategist Steve Bannon , who is anxious and frustrated with the prospect of a long probe.
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Former Prime Minister John Major said he was concerned May's plan to govern with the support of the DUP could pitch the province back into turmoil by persuading "hard men" on both sides of the divide to return to violence. Key issues on the table include the status of European Union nationals and Britons living elsewhere in the European Union , the size of any divorce bill and future trading conditions between the United Kingdom and the bloc.
Gillespie winning by 1 percentage point, 44 percent to 43 percent. Northam easily defeated former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello in the more closely watched Democratic contest by almost 12 points, which pitted the progressive Perriello against the establishment Northam.
The 22-year-old was then taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. An administration official told ABC News that Tillerson called President Donald Trump at 8:35 a.m. "We strongly, strongly suggest that Americans do not go to North Korea ". In November 2014, USA spy chief James Clapper went to Pyongyang to bring home Matthew Miller, who had ripped up his visa when entering the country and was serving a six-year sentence on an espionage charge, and ...
The EU has insisted that this sequence involve sorting out Britain's departure and urgent issues like the rights of citizens affected by Brexit before the shape of future ties or trade are discussed. The Commission, which is leading Brexit negotiations on behalf of the European Union, insisted the process would start in line with its "sequenced approach" to negotiating the UK's departure.
Within a couple of hours after the poll results were released, Trump took to Twitter to proclaim that the 50% approval rating he received this month is "great news". Harry Enten, from the data-driven website FiveThirtyEight, referenced "The Simpsons" when touching on the hypothetical reaction from the Trump aide who delivered the poll to the president.
The Northern Irishman missed the cut at the US Open along with five other of the world's top ten including Dustin Johnson and Jason Day, but was upbeat about some of the things he'd seen in his game in what was only his fifth event of the year.
The Tory-DUP deal is set to be the first minority government Britain has had since 1974. An announcement on an agreement may not come until next week as it is thought it will be delayed as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. "It's going to be hard". But with so much at stake for Britain and its $2.5 trillion economy, pressure was mounting on May from within and without her party to heed other voices.
On Thursday night, President Donald Trump's administration chose to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , the New York Times reported . As a candidate, Trump pledged to "immediately terminate President Obama's two illegal executive amnesties ". Still, the decision was met with mixed feelings in the Bay Area and beyond - many DACA recipients said they remain in limbo, unsure if they'll be able to set down permanent roots in a country many of them consider ...
President Trump said in May that he fired Comey in part because of his disclosures previous year about the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email server. The Wall Street Journal reported that it was Trump's firing of Comey that is "now a subject of the federal probe ... which has expanded to include whether the president obstructed justice ".
Brooks told CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list. The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter's pocket, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation.
The judge said he saw no evidence of coercion or trouble in the deliberating room after the jurors reported their impasse on Thursday and he instructed them to keep trying for a verdict. He was eventually charged in December 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was set to expire. Masten was among the Cosby accusers who responded to CNN requests for reaction to the mistrial.
A recent Washington Post report said Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller . President Trump acknowledged he's under investigation Friday in his latest Twitter spree - again insisting that there's a "witch hunt " against him for axing FBI director James Comey .