Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern, ex-CIA chief says

The House committee's subpoenas "will be created to maximize our chance of getting the information that we need", Schiff told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

The intelligence was among the clues - which also included information about direct communications between Mr. Trump's advisers and Russian officials - that American officials received past year as they began investigating Russian attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of Mr. Trump's associates were assisting Moscow in the effort.

Dan Coats, the current USA director of national intelligence, declined to comment Tuesday on a Washington Post report that said the president had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign.

The move suggests the committee is turning up the heat on Flynn, who was forced to resign from his post as President Donald Trump's national security adviser in February.

Celine Dion Performs 'Titanic' Hit "My Heart"
Check out stars' most epic reactions to her performance here - including Katy Perry's! "This is a dress that I want to wear".

The committee is also looking for ways to obtain documentation of Trump's conversations with top intelligence and law enforcement officials involved in a separate federal Russian Federation probe.

Flynn's attorneys did not respond to multiple requests for comment. To that end, Warner announced two new subpoenas to businesses associated with Flynn - Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel Inc. - both of which are located in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Times said some of the Russian officials bragged about ties to Mr Flynn, and others thought they could use Mr Manafort's association with former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, who led a pro-Russian political party, to their advantage.

Brennan's testimony made only more imperative a full investigation of Russia's election-year hacking, any sort of Trump campaign collusion and any after-the-fact attempt to foil this question-asking. The Senate is investigating links between him and the Russian government.

Trump Boasted of Firing 'Nut Job' James Comey to Russian Ambassador
He's also expected to react to reports that President Donald Trump called him "a real nutjob" in a meeting with Russian diplomats. But he added: "I haven't lost my confidence in the president to be our president, I just haven't".

In his testimony to a congressional committee this week, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said: "I was convinced in the summer [of 2016] that the Russians were trying to interfere in the election". Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Trump denies any collusion.

Brennan also said he believes that Russian intelligence officials "will try to exploit elections" and present a "serious" threat.

The House is also issuing documents to compel the former Trump aide to comply, Schiff said. He also referred to past reports that the White House asked allies on Capitol Hill to refute negative press stories about Trump associates' ties to Russian Federation.

The White House and allies on the Hill have also sought to fight back by focussing on the leaks that have continued to drive the Russian Federation controversy, and caused one dismissal - that of Flynn - and a plethora of unflattering headlines and commentary of a presidency in trouble, with talk, lately, tending towards impeachment.

A&Es 'fully open' again — NHS cyber attack
Its national incident director, Dr Anne Rainsberry , said: 'The message to patients is clear: the NHS is open for business .

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Trump will engage Pyongyang "under certain circumstances", S. Korean envoy says
The South Korean president declared support for a two-track policy - sanctions and dialogue - to denuclearize the North. The US troop presence in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean War, is primarily to guard against the North Korean threat.

Democrats in Legislature speak against GOP health care bill
They would no longer have to sign contracts with insurance companies and deal with the administration of health plans, he said. If 50 Republican votes are secured, the bill would pass due to a tie break by Vice President Mike Pence, according to the AP.

Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer
But the former Washington DC homicide detective has a history of making outrageous claims to Fox News. But Wheeler has now backtracked his claims and said his on-camera interview was a "miscommunication".

Russia, Saudi Arabia back extension of oil output cuts
Nigeria's 200,000 barrel-a-day Forcados oil pipeline is ready to export again after being shut down nearly continuously since February 2016.

White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation
Trump converted to Judaism prior to marrying Kushner, a 35-year-old real estate investor and newspaper owner. The Trump Organisation, which controls the President's financial interests, also did not respond to queries.

Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0
Warriors Game 2 live steam as well as all other games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99. Due to the stiffer competition out West, the towering forward has played four more games than James in these playoffs.

Miley Cyrus caught by her past, she regrets many things
It leads to articles like, " Miley Cyrus Quits Pot, Other Celebrities Renounce Marijuana", by groups like Parents Opposed to Pot . There's certainly something to be said for how it is hard to imagine that she would have ever performed a song like this, either.

Rihanna Is Killing It at Cannes
Bella posted a shot with Kendall, 21, at the party on Instagram, writing, " She's finally here ". Elegant Chopard jewelry and bright red lipstick completed her simple, yet super glamorous, look.

1 dead, 12 injured after vehicle plows into pedestrians in Times Square
NYPD said the suspect, Richard Rojas, is a Bronx resident who was arrested in 2008 and 2015 for drunk driving. Police secure the area after the auto mounted the footpath and drove into pedestrians at Times Square in NY .

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea
Under the previous two administrations of Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak, South Korea refused engagement with the North. The United Nations Security Council met behind closed door on Tuesday to discuss tightening sanctions on North Korea.

VP Mike Pence Lauds Donald Trump's Leadership at Grove City College Commencement
The organizers have contacted Notre Dame Security Police to make them aware of their plans, and said they will leave quietly. Jenkins called it "fitting" that on the school's 175th anniversary of its founding, that a "native son" will be recognized.

Possible Play-Off For Champions League Spot For Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal
On Tuesday night, City host West Brom live on Sky Sports 1 HD while Arsenal are at home to Sunderland on Sky Sports 2 HD. So, assuming Arsenal can take care of Everton, it truly is all down to that Liverpool/Middlesbrough game.

Ariana Grande returns home to Florida after Manchester bombing
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S.is working closely with the British government as it investigates the bombing. One friend wrote: "You may of broke our heart but you're never break our spirit r.i.p.

Syria talks on constitutional issues begin
According to the Observatory, IS attacked several government-held villages in the area on Thursday, capturing parts of them. Thursday's strike comes in the context of growing tension over which forces will take on IS in Syria's east.

U.S. to sign 110 bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia
Trump's nine-day trip, the first since he became president, will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican and other parts of Europe.


More News

News
More News