Citing current and former officials and associates of Deripaska, the Times reported that investigators were hoping for information from Deripaska on Russian organized crime during a September 2015 meeting and, in a meeting a year later, on possible Russian aid to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. They discussed the matter when meeting for breakfast on July 30, 2016, according to the report.
"Absolutely", Hayden said. "And I don't know Mr. Ohr, but in anticipation of our conversation tonight, I kind of sent a note out to folks I know who might know him, and the description I got back from him was competent, thorough, and honest".
The people who discussed Ohr's interview were not authorized to publicly discuss details of the closed session and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Ohr, a 30-year Justice Department veteran, has been attacked repeatedly by Trump and his conservative allies for his connection to Steele and the opposition research dossier containing salacious and unverified information on Trump and Russian Federation.
Republicans have charged that the Steele dossier, which contains some salacious and unverified intelligence on Trump and Russian Federation, was inappropriately used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
It was unclear from Ohr's interview with lawmakers whether Steele had been directly told that or had picked up the information through his contacts.
Steele and Ohr, at the time of the election a senior official in the deputy attorney general's office, had first met a decade earlier and bonded over a shared interest in global organized crime. They said he was being stripped of his associate deputy attorney post as part of a planned internal reorganization that would have occurred anyway, people familiar with Ohr's account say.
He met again soon after with one of the officials, who told him Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not believe he could continue in his position as head of a drug grant-distribution program. President Trump has questioned the reasoning behind keeping him on board in recent days. Weeks earlier, in August, Manafort left Trump's campaign, which he had led for five months. Who is Bruce Ohr, and why is Trump tweeting about not only about him but Ohr's wife as well?
In a tweet Thursday, the president claimed Nellie is a Russian Federation expert who can fluently speak the language. She worked for Fusion GPS where she was paid a lot. McQuade says, previously, career Justice Department people found Trump's criticisms of Ohr to be bewildering.
Temperatures have reached the high 40s during this year's US Open. "Male players do it. and she was covered the whole time. The Women's Tennis Association rules say women are not allowed to change while on the court, according to the Daily Mail .
He warned that Canada's return to the negotiating table may upend the consensus on autos reached by the US and Mexico. The U.S. -Mexico agreement stipulates a 16-year NAFTA that would be reviewed and possibly extended every six years.
According to the Phoenix Fire Department, six people have been treated for heat-related issues, but none were transported. Albert Cabreira, a 50-year-old school teacher, salutes outside the Arizona Capitol Museum where the body of Sen.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan set the record guaranteed money in a deal in May, when he received exactly $100 million. The 14th-year veteran is the league's all-time leader in passer rating (103.8) and interception rate (1.6 percent).
Liverpool , who can not meet a fellow English club at this stage, will be grouped with one team from each of the following pots . United's place in pot two does leave Jose Mourinho's men likely to face one of the elite clubs in the group stage, though.
She also tagged in Missy Elliot - paying tribute to the lyric, "Don't I look like a Halle Berry poster?" from her song Work It . When Berry spotted herself on the walls of Prince Harry's teenage dorm room, she couldn't help but let him know.
Venus, the 2000 and 2001 champion, made the third round for the 17th time with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy. Williams, ranked 26th, was boosted to the tournament's No. 17 seed, one spot below older sister Venus, a two-time U.S.
But Bournemouth sought to nullify Chelsea with a back five, crowding the central areas and funnelling possession to the flanks. Beyond the big six - and perhaps Marco Silva's new-look Everton - there appears to be parity.
The company also owns Brewer's Fayre, Beefeater and Table Table restaurants, as well as the budget hotel chain Premier Inn. But it seems Coca-Cola swung in with an offer that was much more lucrative for Whitbread: the deal is worth £3.9 billion.
Speakers include Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan , city council president Brenda Jones, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder , former U.S. Aretha Franklin is dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit. "I love her.
Roxanne leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after 'punch'
Others criticised Roxanne for "belittling actual victims" of domestic abuse and for a trying to "ruin" Thomas' career. A Celebrity Big Brother spokesman told the BBC: "Roxanne has made a decision to leave the Big Brother house".
Seven dead as U.S. bus collides with large truck
Passengers tried to climb out the bus windows and bystanders grabbed ladders from their vehicles to try to rescue them, he said. In a statement, the New Mexico State police said their identities would not be released until their next of kin were notified.
Aretha's Farewell: fans pay homage to star in gold coffin
The late legendary Aretha Franklin is set to be honored with a private funeral service in Detroit on Friday, August 31. The two-day viewing was part of a week of commemorations for the legend, who died August 16 of pancreatic cancer .