Trump Says He's Victim of 'Witch Hunt' After Special Counsel Announced

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a former CT attorney general, told reporters, "The special prosecutor is doing an investigation of criminal allegations that are extremely serious, including possible obstruction of justice". "But when I made that decision, I actually thought it would be a bipartisan decision". "I didn't hear anything classified" during the briefing, Graham said.

Trump team knew Flynn was being investigated

The Times report said the Trump team knew about the Turkey investigation weeks before Flynn was let go. His reasoning wasn't reported , but Turkey has long opposed US military operations in cooperation with Kurdish forces. The latest scandal surrounding Donald Trump sees the President under pressure, this time over claims he tried to shut down an investigation into a key political ally.

Donald Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on conditions: Seoul

Donald Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on conditions: Seoul

Moon's envoy to Washington, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of being willing to use engagement to ensure peace, Hong said in comments carried by television. The two leaders have provisionally agreed to hold talks as soon as possible, with the sidelines of a summit of Group of 20 major economies in Germany in July being earmarked as a possible opportunity for this to happen.

Chinese fighters buzz Air Force plane over East China Sea

Unexpected and unsafe intercepts involving USA and Chinese military aircraft have occurred occasionally over the South China Sea, which China claims virtually in its entirety. One of the SU-30s flew upside down directly above the US plane and both of the Chinese jets came within 150 feet of it, CNN reports . "This flight was no exception".

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on him

Neither is a part of the current administration. Mr Trump met with the Russians on 10 May - the day after Mr Comey was sacked. In response to the story the White House said that Mr Comey's "grandstanding" and "politicising" of the Russian inquiry hurt diplomatic efforts with Moscow.

Deputy AG stands by the memo used to justify Comey firing

The meeting ignited controversy this week when it was revealed that Trump had disclosed intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation. That pattern begins with Trump's reported requests for Comey to pledge his loyalty and assurance that he wasn't under FBI investigation and ends when he fired Comey and criticized him in front of the Russians.