Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said of President Donald Trump's relationship with his Russian counterpart after a series of recent reports provoked more "serious questions" about their interactions, and as public anticipation continues to build over the forthcoming results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Asked whether he'd like Congress to investigate the matter, including potentially calling the president's translator to testify, McCarthy said, "I'd like the president to be able to build these relationships".
"If you compare objectively, President Trump's policies to Russia compared to President Obama's policies to Russia - by any measure, President Obama was much easier, was much more gentler on Russia".
When asked about the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of Trump as a potential threat to national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CBS News in a taped interview that "the notion that President Trump is a threat to American national security is absolutely ludicrous".
Asked if he believes it's possible that President Trump has been compromised by Russia, Sen.
The Russia reports came as Trump plays up his presence at the White House during the standoff with Democrats over funding for his long-promised wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. Pirro asked at one point, referring to the Times' reporting that Trump's firing of then-FBI Director James Comey led to an FBI probe of whether Trump was working for Russian Federation. They also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russian Federation or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.
Current and former US officials told the Post that after a 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, Trump took his interpreter's notes and told her not to speak of details of the meeting with other administration officials.
Other US officials learned that Trump had taken possession of the notes when they asked the interpreter for information about the discussion beyond a brief readout Tillerson had provided.
"Anybody could have listened to that meeting", he said of a closed-door, one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki. Warner accused the White House of being very slow to put in place the penalties.
As CNN first reported, the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened the Trump probe, in the hectic days after the President fired Comey, after considering various options for dealing with the firing.
In addition to the Mueller probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been conducting a parallel investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
The interview comes as the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee intends to investigate the claims made in the New York Times report. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he had no knowledge of the counterintelligence inquiry but said that since it was opened a year and a half ago and they hadn't heard anything, apparently "they found nothing".
President Donald Trump says he's at the White House waiting for Democrats to return to Washington and help end the shutdown. The courts did not allow President Harry Truman to nationalize the US steel industry during the Korean War.
He only played in 15 games after being forced to sit their must-win season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals . Despite his excellent play, oddsmakers don't anticipate Brown being back in Pittsburgh next season.
The TSA is part of the Department of Homeland Security, which is the largest federal agency affected by the partial shutdown. Department of Justice, which defends the federal government in court, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
McCaw played just three games in Cleveland after signing a nonguaranteed two-year, $6 million deal with the Cavaliers. McCaw plans to sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $786,000, according to The Athletic .
Manafort was convicted in federal court in Virginia in August of bank fraud and tax evasion connected to his work in Ukraine. Manafort provided "complete and truthful information to the best of his ability", the lawyers wrote in the 10-page filing.
Murray will play against Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open next week. Murray has had a celebrated career, breaking long Grand Slam droughts for British men when he won the U.S.
Arsenal will move level with four-placed Chelsea with a victory over West Ham United in Saturday's early kick-off. Emery has been boosted by the return to full training of Nacho Monreal , Shkodran Mustafi and Héctor Bellerín.
Overall, there have been 1,988 lab confirmed cases since the beginning of September, as of the week ending January 5. Flu shots can be given out at the Mason County Health Department, at many local pharmacies and at doctors' offices.
Sporting the deep blue of the Vive Pro and Eye, the Cosmo looks familiar and foreign from anything HTC has previously released. HTC has designed a pair of wireless controllers for it but details regarding them are also still under wraps at the moment.
More than 150 customers without power due to storm
Springfield's State Journal-Register reports the state capital broke a 55-year record for daily snowfall on Saturday. Forecasters said heavy snow could fall in mountain areas, such as Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia.
Syria: US starts pulling equipment but not soldiers
US Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria ". Kurdish allies the YPG in Syria as one and the same with the PKK, a group that has waged a 34-year insurgency against Turkey.
New software cracking down on Netflix accounting sharing
It was revealed by Synamedia at the event that nearly 26 percent of millennials share their Netflix account with others. Software maker Synamedia said that the artificial intelligence system looks for potentially fraudulent activity.
Chelsea FC urged to sign 26-year-old striker
Additionally, a £32 million price tag has Chelsea hesitant as well, although they have now inched closer to signing Higuain . The Spanish striker has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and appears to have lost the confidence of Sarri.
Xi Fetes Kim Jong-un with Lavish Birthday Banquet
Seven months after Trump shook hands with Kim, the US and North Korea continue to argue over what the leaders agreed to do. Xi then threw a lavish banquet for Kim to celebrate his birthday, but state-run CCTV made no mention of Kim's visit.
Jimmy Kimmel plans on putting federal employees to work
Journalists, public figures, and more have taken to Twitter to call for real-time fact checking, as well as other precautions. Fox News Channel with 8.044 million viewers and CBS with 8.043 million were in a virtual dead heat as the top destination.