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Trump accused of asking Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop Flynn probe

After the dismissal, Trump appeared to make a veiled threat against Comey on Twitter , saying that the former official had "better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations" before he starts sharing information with the public. Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. But the White House has provided differing accounts of the firing. Lire la suite »

Intel Corporation Finally Set to Whip Out "Core i9" Branding

A Core i3 processor represented the "good", a Core i5 processor represented the "better", and a Core i7 was the creme de la creme, representing the best consumer-grade processors that money could buy. Moving another level down, we get to the Core i9-7800X, a six-core, 12-thread part running at a base speed of 3.5GHz, with a maximum single-core turbo speed of 4.0GHz in Turbo Boost 2.0 mode and no Turbo Boost Max 3.0 mode available for this product. Lire la suite »

Collomb, Hulot, Bayrou, trois ministres d'Etat — Gouvernement


Emmanuel Macron a nommé mercredi un gouvernement paritaire de 22 membres dont trois ministres d'Etat, le sénateur-maire (PS) de Lyon Gérard Collomb à l'Intérieur, l'ancien animateur de télévision Nicolas Hulot à la Transition écologique et le centriste François Bayrou à la Justice. Lire la suite »

Would Trump Request to End Flynn Probe Have Broken Law?

A former Justice Department official said that Comey's step in recording the details of the White House meeting was "not out of character", especially if he was concerned about the legality or moral issues. Republicans, caught off-guard, insisted they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats. Lire la suite »

House Oversight Committee chair on Comey's memos: 'I have my

Presumably not. The conversation documented by the memo took place in February, and we are only now learning about the memo and Comey's purported belief that Trump was improperly trying to influence the investigation-a claim that Comey apparently was willing to keep to himself as long as he was retained as FBI Director. Lire la suite »

The Supreme Court Won't Reinstate the Country's Worst Voter Suppression Law

The law also cut back dramatically on the number of early voting days, eliminated same-day registration and declared that votes cast in the wrong precinct, even if the result of poll worker error, could not be counted. However, due to the Supreme Courts decision not to review it, the North Carolina law can not be enforced. A study published last week found that Wisconsin's strict voter-ID law, which was struck down but later reinstated , reduced turnout by 200,000 votes in last year's ... Lire la suite »

Kremlin tight-lipped on Trump info-sharing

The White House played down the importance and secrecy of the information, supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Mr Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. Lire la suite »

Western Wall Became A Holy Site To Jews Only After 1967

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged USA concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem , in what Haaretz newspaper called his "first public dispute" with the Trump administration. "It will advance the process because of the correction of the historic injustice and the smashing of the Palestinian fantasy of Jerusalem not being the capital of Israel", it said. Lire la suite »

McCain: White House Scandals Are Hitting 'Watergate Size And Scale'

Consternation and confusion overtook Capitol Hill today as lawmakers were shaken anew by reports that President Donald Trump had asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating ousted adviser Michael Flynn . Last week, Mr Trump abruptly fired Mr Comey, initially citing his handing of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Lire la suite »

Lawmakers respond to report Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn probe

Experts said this could potentially be portrayed as obstruction of justice , among the charges triggered the last two impeachment proceedings against a USA president. Do you think those in the Trump White House are turning on each other? The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice ". Lire la suite »

FBI chief's ouster boomerangs on Trump


The disclosure of the Comey memo is the latest crisis to buffet a White House reeling from revelations on Monday that the president may have revealed classified information in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Lire la suite »

US, Turkish leaders put best face on ties amid tensions


Erdogan is staying at Blair House across from the White House during his stay and was not present at the embassy during the commotion. The Turkish government has also raised concerns about a USA criminal case against Reza Zarrab, a dual Turkish-Iranian national, arrested a year ago and charged with helping Iran process millions of dollar in transactions that violated US sanctions against Tehran. Lire la suite »

Boston Advisors LLC Reduces Stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)


Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 2,467 shares of the wireless technology company's stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 248 shares during the last quarter. (NASDAQ:QCOM). Principal Financial invested in 0.18% or 2.12M shares. Schwab Charles Inv reported 0.48% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM, Inc. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 26th. Lire la suite »

Republican Kirkpatrick wins Georgia state Senate district


Republican Kay Kirkpatrick will be the next state senator for District 32 after beating Democrat Christine Triebsch by almost 14 points in a May 16 runoff election, according to unofficial results . House post. Although Georgia's attention has been focused on the northern suburbs' 6th Congressional District, the area's other runoff election will be held Tuesday to represent parts of Cobb and Fulton counties in the state Senate. Lire la suite »

White House won't say if Israel was source of shared intelligence


The White House was already reeling from its botched handling of Trump's decision last week to fire James Comey, the FBI director who was overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information about the Islamic State group, as published reports have said and as a USA official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Lire la suite »

Pvt. Chelsea Manning set for release after 7 years in prison

Manning also said letters of support from fellow transgender individuals and veterans were inspirational. Pvt. Chelsea Manning is getting out of prison on Wednesday, and because her court-martial conviction is still under appeal, she'll be staying in the Army for the forseeable future. Lire la suite »

Israel Highlights US Ties After Trump Shares Intel With Russia


American officials say Trump shared details about an Islamic State terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. The White House put out a statement denying the accuracy of Comey's memo. A German lawmaker suggested that sharing information with Trump might be risky, telling the Associated Press that if the American president "passes this information to other governments at will, then Trump becomes a ... Lire la suite »

Donald Trump: I shared info with Russian Federation for 'humanitarian reasons'


Marco Rubio, among those who did hear from administration officials on Monday night, answered plainly when he was asked if he'd received any more clarity on what actually occurred in the meeting between Trump and Russian officials. At first, the White House pinned the decision on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who'd written a scathing memo about Comey's handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton's use of email. Lire la suite »

Global cyber-attack: How roots can be traced to the US


You'll need to Google port-blocking instructions for your specific router if you don't already know how. Monday, President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert confirmed FedEx was hit by the " WannaCry " malware. A researcher at Proofpoint, Darien Huss, first discovered MalwareTech's sinkhole was stopping the spread of the malware. Avivah Litan, a cybersecurity analyst at Gartner, agreed that the government is "is negligent not doing a better job protecting companies", ... Lire la suite »

Temple: Community observes Peace Officers Memorial Day


When Lt. Truitt knocked on the door, the resident shot and killed him. "We had upwards of 100,000 people in Butte at that time and it was just more of a rough and tumble era", said Butte Undersheriff George Skuletich. Since 1962, the week of May 15 (Peace Officers Memorial Day) has been set aside to honor our peace officers. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said a law enforcement officer is a modern day crusader. Lire la suite »

Lawmakers want to see Comey memo on Trump meeting

In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. "We need to have all the facts and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to request this memo". The White House has denied that report . Lire la suite »

Experts Believe North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyber Attack


WannaCry uses two exploits, both believed to have been created by the National Security Agency, to encrypt data on infected machines and "ransom" it back to the machines' owners. The hunt is on for the cyber-attackers who struck last week and the first clues are emerging - but they are far from conclusive. USA officials blamed both hacks on North Korea. Lire la suite »