Trump will not declassify Democrats' current memo, White House says
Trump will not declassify Democrats' current memo, White House says
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Mueller has already indicted two officials including Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Trump is about to be defined as a president who puts himself ahead of national security.
US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign using hacking and propaganda, an effort that eventually included attempting to tilt the race in Trump's favor.
He kept pushing his offer of kompromat on Trump, including shady financial records and a sex video that the US spies didn't really want.
On Saturday, Trump defended his decision on the rebuttal, saying the memo is "very political" and "long". The president declassified it this month, allowing its publication in full.
Democrats said the Republican memo mischaracterised highly sensitive classified information and was meant to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.
"The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that's harmful to him", Senate Minority Leader Charles Grassley (D-N.Y.) said.
Earlier, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Trump had discussed the Democratic document with the White House counsel's office, FBI Director Christopher Wray and another top Justice Department official. "Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted", he said.
Kim Yo-Jong invites South Korea's Moon to North Korea The vice president also opted not to attend a dinner where he was expected to sit with a member of the North Korean delegation. Following the talks, South Korean officials said Kim Yo-jong had invited Mr Moon to visit Pyongyang.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intel committee, took issue with the administration's action.
Trump also seized on revelations in the Nunes memo that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved a warrant application for surveillance on Page, raising the specter that the president could fire him, triggering a potential crisis in who would oversee Mueller's investigation.
Ruth Marcus with The Washington Post claimed during an MSNBC appearance on February 3 that it is "really important for people to know" that FISA applications "are thick documents" and that the Republicans "cherry-pick [ed]" in the Nunes memo.
Democrats say their 10-page memo corrects key mischaracterizations and crucial omissions in the Republican case.
Adam Schiff, who wrote the second memo, said at the time that Republicans had "found themselves in an insupportable position when they released a misleading memo and refused to release the Democratic response". It claims that without the Steele dossier, no surveillance warrants would have been sought. It is said to indicate that the court was made aware of the political motivations behind the information provided by Steele, but that specific Democratic organizations were not identified.
Steele confirmed to to a British court that he met with reporters from Yahoo News, The Washington Post, CNN, and The New Yorker in September 2016 to discuss some of his findings, but he did not tell the Federal Bureau of Investigation about these media contacts. They also noted that there was other evidence presented to the court besides Steele's information, though they have not provided details. The memo "was described by the agencies as extraordinarily reckless and omitting material facts", the Democrat said.
"Lawyers have said that it contains sources and methods that could be very compromising".
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to Mr Moon for a summit in Pyongyang has also left Tokyo anxious . They also made plans to attend a concert together on Sunday, to see a North Korean orchestra perform in Seoul.
Huddersfield starting XI: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Pritchard, Ince, Mooy, van La Parra, Mounie. Huddersfield and Mooy will wait for the swelling to go down on his knee before assessing the damage with a scan.
There is worry too that the proposed summit Pyongyang may come with preconditions - a North Korean speciality. US officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North.
Vice President Pence watches the opening ceremony seated in front of Kim Yo Jong , sister of North Korea's leader. The two Koreas technically remain at war, as the Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.
On the fast Wanderers deck it was always going to be more of a matter of keeping wickets in hand than keeping up with the rate. Led by a miserly Kagiso Rabada, they conceded only 92 runs in the last 16 overs and earned themselves a target of 290.
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Howard had previously gained attention when he chose to cosplay as Kim Jong Un at a marathon event in Hong Kong back in 2013. North and South Korea have shared a heavily fortified border since the Korean War ended in a ceasefire, not a peace treaty.
The win takes them to within five points off a top-four spot, with a game against Tottenham scheduled for later today. Mkhitaryan looked a completely different player from the man who tore Everton to shreds seven days ago.
After concluding his historic tour to Palestine , Mr Modi reached Abu Dhabi yesterday evening as part of his three-nation visit . Following his interaction, he met with the business leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Morales was honored during the meal, attended by about 200 people, for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Asked by editor-in-chief Boaz Bismouth when the U.S. would present its peace plan, Mr Trump said: "We will see what happens".
Moon dismisses Abe's call to resume military drills
At a reception Friday, Moon pointed to the joint Korean women's ice hockey team - an Olympic first - as a starting point. The South Korean President also stressed the need for the Communist North to resume its dialogue with the US.
US wants to privatise International Space Station
Aerospace company Boeing now operates the station for NASA, which costs $US3 to $US4 billion each year. NASA will release its budget proposal Monday , and the privatization plan will reportedly be included.
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The Black Panther soundtrack album has been met with critical praise and has now skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes charts. So, when the video was released, she was surprised to see her gold patterned style closely duplicated in a 19-second scene.
Stocks end wild week with rally; Dow down 5%
Those include worries about a potential rise in US inflation or interest rates and whether budget disputes in Washington. Stocks are sinking again Thursday, extending a streak of losses that has yanked the market away from record highs.