For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016. Representative Jerrold Nadler told CNN those would be grounds for impeachment. Getting a bit ahead of himself, Schiff also says Democrats are considering how to prevent future Presidents from pardoning Trump, even though Trump has yet to be officially accused of an offense.
The United Nations peacekeeping Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed the existence of a tunnel near the "blue line" frontier between Israel and Lebanon on Thursday, describing it as a "serious occurrence". "We think that Hezbollah should be condemned forcefully and universally on this act of aggression", Netanyahu said, as well as their backers Iran, and host country Lebanon.
The objective of the flight is in part to promote transparency in military activities. Such flights occur outside the schedule of normal, planned operations when unusual situations arise. "But we will not give up our right to pass through the Kerch Strait and our right to be present in the sea of Azov", - said the head of the defense Ministry.
Comey was in charge of both investigations. Lawmakers and Comey said that the interview was tense and that Republicans were frustrated by instructions from the Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney telling Comey not to answer certain questions.
Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as AKK, won in a tight race with 517 votes , against 482 votes for Friedrich Merz , a corporate lawyer, whose election would have meant a sharp right turn for the CDU. She described herself as a mother of three "who knows herself how hard it is to reconcile family and professional life" and listed her long experience in regional government.
The UK should pursue the so-called " Norway plus " option - if Theresa May's Brexit plan is rejected by MPs on Tuesday, according to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. Challenged on whether he had already begun speaking to colleagues to offer them roles in his future government, Mr Johnson told BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "I can tell you that's nonsense".
A winter weather advisory is in effect from Texas to the Carolinas , said CBS Minnesota meteorologist Lisa Meadows. There will be a pretty sharp cutoff on who will see accumulating snow and who will just see rain. "Snowfall amounts in some locations will likely exceed a foot and result in several days of hard or impossible travel, extended power outages, and downed trees", the agency said.
Hezbollah did not comment in detail but published footage of Israeli soldiers across the border and described the activity as aimed at "discovering tunnels allegedly from southern Lebanon to settlements in northern occupied Palestine". "Senator Cruz has been tracking the Israeli campaign against these attack tunnels closely, and every day brings new disturbing revelations", said a spokesperson for Cruz.
Spencer told The Associated Press that he was not "shocked" but was "appalled" by the verdict the jury delivered against James Alex Fields Jr . late Friday afternoon. Sentencing will begin on Monday when jurors will be given the option to recommend between 20 years and life for the murder conviction. The trial featured emotional evidence from survivors who described devastating injuries and long, complicated recoveries.
Tourist Grace Millane has been missing since December 1, and failed to contact her family on her birthday December 2. Detective Inspector Scott Beard, of Auckland City Police, said formal identification was yet to take place, although "based on the evidence we have gathered over the past few days we expect that this is Grace".
Mrs May was unable to say how she would win the meaningful vote on her deal on December 11, which now faces a bruising defeat. Asked if she was scared of the First Minister, Mrs May said: "Are you scared of debating Sturgeon ? No". "I think it's a matter of trust in politicians that they actually deliver on Brexit for the British people". There had been speculation at Westminster that the idea was being considered by the whips' office but insiders said that the message to MPs was that the ...
The French yellow vest protest movement is crossing borders, with demonstrations planned in neighboring Belgium and in the Netherlands. A young man was suffered a serious hand injury during clashes with police in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, apparently by an anti-riot grenade.
But Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and federal prosecutors in NY indicated they believe otherwise, making clear they have determined evidence shows Trump was the maestro of illegal payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence their accounts of extramarital affairs and had knowledge of efforts by his former "fixer" to discuss "political synergy" and potentially conflict-creating business dealings with Russian Federation.
A look at the numbers from the GOP primary in North Carolina show that Harris won by an extraordinary margin in the absentee-by-mail results, with an edge of 437-17 over Rep. It is the latest wrinkle in an election mess that left the 9th District as the last undecided House race of 2018. Nearly a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory in his North Carolina race for the U.S.
One of the agreements formalizes cooperation between the state-owned oil companies Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) and the Turkish Petroleum International Company, in addition to an agreement to avoid double taxation and tax evasion. Hit by U.S. and European Union sanctions, and ostracized as a dictator by Western powers for his brutal suppression of the opposition - many of whose leaders are in jail or exiled - Maduro has recently reached out to Washington's foes in a bid to raise ...
On the plus side, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner-who have bristled under Kelly's command-and-control style-are said to be pro-Ayers. Mueller's team asked Kelly - who the network earlier reported was no longer on speaking terms with Trump - about what he remembered about Trump's attempt to fire Mueller and whether the president had tried to obstruct justice.
Comey had fought the congressional subpoena in court, pushing for a public hearing before settling for some concessions. So far, it doesn't seem like they're getting very far, and according Issa, Comey isn't too broken up about it. "The entire objective of this investigation is to cast aspersions on the real investigation ..." "The FBI had a criminal investigation into a presidential candidate, and then less than a month after that ended, they launched a counter-intelligence ...
Before the assembly voted on the text, the 193-member world body had narrowly voted to require a two-thirds majority for approval as sought by Arab nations, rather than the simple majority urged by the United States. "Is the hatred toward Israel so strong that you'll defend a terrorist organization?" The resolution failed to be adopted Thursday as it could not garner two-thirds support in the General Assembly.
The date of transition has yet to be determined. Investigators working with special counsel Robert Mueller have grilled White House chief of staff John Kelly as part of their investigation into whether President Donald Trump has been attempting to obstruct justice, according to a new report from CNN .
Despite that site being known to the USA intelligence community, images show in the past year, North Korea has significantly expanded to a nearby base. A series of United Nations resolutions require North Korea to give up its ballistic missile program. Bolton's comments Tuesday underscored the lack of progress the United States has made in moving North Korea closer to the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization Washington is seeking, and the concessions it has been making to ...
Some 14,000 US soldiers are now serving in Afghanistan, and McKenzie couldn't say how much longer the United States would remain in the country. McKenzie told lawmakers that he did not see much of a change in Pakistan's behaviour towards Afghanistan or its stand against terrorist groups.
The 26-year-old is the same man who was questioned previously by police and was with Ms Millane at several places, including Sky City, before going to CityLife Hotel with her. "He was brought back to the Auckland Central Police Station and is now speaking to us in relation to the murder of Grace Millane". Members of Millane's family have made appeals on Facebook for information.
She will take over from Nikki Haley who announced her resignation in October. Nauert is now the spokesperson for the State Department, but before her stint there in 2017, she rose to prominence through her role at Fox News as a host of "Fox & Friends".
The heads of six USA intelligence agencies, including the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have warned against using Huawei products due to security concerns. Crown counsel told a court in Vancouver the U.S.is seeking Meng's extradition for offenses linked to violations of a company called Skycom.
Almost 90 people including high-ranking members of the powerful organised crime syndicate accused of drug trafficking and money laundering were arrested in coordinated raids in six countries, European Union justice agency Eurojust said .