President Donald Trump's unproved assertions that the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on his campaign puts a twist on an old trial lawyer's saying.
Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that if Mueller's investigators seek a court order to compel the president to testify, Trump's lawyers would fight such a subpoena all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.
The meeting with the so-called "gang of eight" included Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress and the intelligence committees. Senate Democrats and Republican leaders are anxious about what sort of precedent a special briefing like this for Nunes might set. The invite list evolved up until hours before the meeting - a reflection of the partisan distrust and the political wrangling. Some also questioned whether the presence of Flood and Kelly violated Justice Department policy meant to limit contacts with the White House to specific circumstances.
But the briefings themselves over the source became the latest political confrontation in the Russian Federation investigation after the White House initially only had invited Republicans to the Justice Department briefing on the confidential source. Mark Warner tweeted after the briefing.
"That is a distortion of what I said, in fact, I had an aversion to the use of the term", he said, repeating his denial that the intelligence community spied on the Trump campaign. This news seemed to scare former Central Intelligence Agency chief and close Obama ally John Brennan, whose panicked response was widely mocked by pro-Trump political surrogates who saw in this proof that one of the most powerful spies in the USA at the time might be afraid of going down with this scandal.
"It should be very easy to brief us", Giuliani said. They brought documents to Capitol Hill but did not share them, and made several remarks about the importance of protecting intelligence sources and methods.
"Never has there been anything so disrespectful of the Congress than what they're doing today", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday.
The schedule change occurred following sharp criticism from Democrats that the White House was politicizing intelligence by initially offering the briefing only to Republicans.
Donald Trump's lawyer again questioned the legitimacy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, even as a possible interview between Mueller and the president looms.
But Republican critics of the Justice Department and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein remain deeply pessimistic that the Justice Department will divulge anything on Thursday.
Critics charge that Trump has violated the long-standing independence of the Justice Department to pursue investigations without political interference and called it inappropriate for administration officials to join briefings about an investigation that bears so heavily on the president and his aides. The second person also declined to be named because the meeting was classified.
Intelligence officials are horrified that the White House has sanctioned the naming of the supposed informant, an American who teaches history in England, saying this will make it much harder to get information about threats to national security. Ryan will not attend, due to a "longstanding schedule commitment", according to spokeswoman AshLee Strong, and three Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans - Chuck Grassley (Iowa), John Cornyn (Texas), and Lindsay Graham (S.C.) - have also asked to attend.
The substance of Halper's conduct has been nearly a sideshow in recent days, as lawmakers, the White House and the Justice Department have instead debated who would be invited to each briefing, and where they would be held.
The Justice Department had rejected Nunes' original request, writing in a letter in April that his request for information could put lives in danger.
But, behind his outlandish tweeting and table-pounding, Trump knows his audience well.
It remains unclear what, if any, spying was done.
That raised some suspicion, as the matter being discussed concerned an ongoing criminal investigation involving the Trump campaign.
But that would be Boston's last basket for more than five minutes while Cleveland went on a 15-2 run to put the game away. Curry scored 14 of Golden State's 33 points in the third quarter as Houston's shooting didn't just go cold, it froze.
Fulham booked their place in next season's Premier League after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday. Steve Bruce's Villa, meanwhile, overcame Middlesbrough 1-0 across 180 minutes of action.
The Irish Times newspaper predicted 68 percent of voters cast ballots to change the law in an exit poll published earlier. He said it will be remembered as "the day Ireland stepped out from under the last of our shadows and into the light".
A USA judge has ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected. The case, which pitted Michael Rotondo against his parents, has made worldwide headlines.
He has been closely linked to Kim Jong Un's succession and has been seen flanking the leader on several public visits. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
But boy was it fun to watch live, unless you were Braden Holtby or Marc-Andre Fleury. "The fans got their money's worth tonight". It was insane ", Reaves said of the atmosphere. "Even going out for warmups, I kind of got some chills".
Italy's FTSE MIB index turned negative on the day after climbing 1.4 per cent earlier as financials and utilities stocks surged. Giuseppe Conte .... who returned the mandate given to him on May 23 to form the government. "I am very angry", Di Maio said.
In the Philadelphia incident, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were asked to leave after one was denied access to the bathroom. The list of inappropriate behaviors includes smoking, using drugs or alcohol, sleeping or improperly using the restroom.
According to the sheriff's office, Floyd pointed the gun at her in the vehicle and threatened to kill her and her family. On Friday, she convinced him to let her take their dog to the DeLand Animal Hospital, but he insisted on coming with her.
An investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is underway, and the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, U.S. The golf resort beforehand referred to as the Doral Resort & Spa was bought by the Trump Group in 2012.
No end in sight as fuel price surges for 13th day
Compared to petrol, the state-owned Oil Companies made a decision to increase diesel prices at a much lower rate on Tuesday. He also said that the weakening of the Indian rupee against the United States dollar was causing the fuel price hike .
Manchester United agree deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder
The stage is set for Mourinho and Fred next season, now let's see if they will shine. "And we had enough strength to reject it". And AC Milan are ready to sign him on a free transfer, with Fellaini reportedly telling United he has no intention of staying.
P.M. UPDATE: Storm watch up for Gulf Coast as Alberto meanders
Alberto had top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) early Friday and was located 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Cozumel, Mexico. If you live in a flood-prone area keep a close eye on water levels this weekend and never attempt to drive through flooded roads.
Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault
Journalist Ronan Farrow's articles in The New Yorker helped expose disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct . Almost 100 women have now accused Weinstein of crimes ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape going back decades.
Atletico fans celebrate Europa League title in Madrid
Griezmann accepted that Atletico had been forced to work very hard by a Marseille side who started the game on the front foot. If we want to play the Champions League or the Europa League next year, we will have to go through mental challenges.
Rome Masters: Nadal eyes quarter-final spot
But he will not be able to take revenge on sixth seed Thiem who lost his second round match 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to Fabio Fognini. Serving at 3-5 to stay in the set, Shapovalov fell behind 0-30 when Nadal hammered a return of first serve for a victor .